Tuesday, April 19, 2005

OMG!!!

Wil Wheaton had the same boss i did!!!! Holy snikies! He IS that horrible.

http://slashdot.org/~CleverNickName/journal/20695

The guy's really a stupid ass.

19 comments:

Rick said...

I think without even reading Wil's journal there I know you're talking about Jim Downs. He's well hated by most people that have worked with him.

Arena was one of the fan favorites on G4 and Jim pretty much blew it all to hell by firing Wil and Travis. Arena's been in several different forms since then and none of them successful.

Mooch Rex said...

I don't know who Wil Wheaton is talking about, but oh man, can that kid act!

Remember that scene in "Stand By Me" with the leeches, and the crotch, and the passing out. Hoo boy. What a powerhouse!

JimXugle said...

heh. Skore 1 for G-F***-it-up

CBSpaceCowboy said...

Sorry you had to deal with that Chi-Lan. It must have really sucked.

Joe said...

If you liked that, you'll love the Salon article it inspired.

http://archive.salon.com/ent/tv/feature/2003/05/08/crusher_g4/index_np.html

Rick said...

Well, let's also be honest here. Wil REFUSED to go to Seattle to do the Halo Championships without First Class air fare for him and his family and top notch hotels for him to stay in, for a ONE DAY taping. They ended up bringing the taping to LA because of the costs involved on the things he wanted. This from a network that wasn't even a year old yet and could barely afford to pay for its own T1.

He turned in to a complete primadonna once he figured out he was so popular on the network and stopped showing up to work on a lot of days.

There are two sides to this story, Wil just got his out faster and Jim took the high road and didn't comment about it at ALL.

Jason aka Dark Magician 25 said...

Wow that is umm....wait there is a word im looking for....what is it...ohh yeah CRAZY. Alright I'm slowly becoming unenamored with trying to work for G4 but now I dont know. Tear why couldnt Paul Allen have kept his lazy ass out of the space race and had kept his focus on making TTV work then i would be a complete and utter workaholic just to try and get a day to work there. But now i just dont know.

Why must dreams flicker. :(. Anyway Happy b-day again chi lan. And yes you are right that guy is a stupid ass.

Brent said...

I think Wil was on several Mac shows... in fact I listen to Pirillo's podcast.

Oh yeah... Chi when are you going to do a podcast mydear??? hmmmm

I think you could talk tech and would have quite the audience. All the podcasters are male... we need a Tech Cutie to do one.

Brent said...

Ha ha I just went back and read the link... I guess that was Wil. I sympathize with you Chi-Lan you had to put up with more than we knew about I guess.... I can tell by your new comments it feels like a load was lifted off of your shoulders and you seem a lot more candid.

I am happy for you!!!

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Brent said...

Trent... um... did we have too much coffee today?

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Fanboy_69 said...

I don't like Wil very much. He comes across as a total snob. Never the less, G4 is F**ked up. They took something that was good (TechTV) and totaly screwed it up. Now it's just a kiddy network with nothing of intrest except eyecandy and without Chi-Lan they don't even have that. It's just so boring.

Brent said...

I used to Tivo TSS but now I don't record anything. Actually I listen to Leo "The Tech Guy" on his podcast.

Chi I want to know if you are going to get Tiger this coming Friday? I saw a demo and it looks great. Of course the demo went further than Job's at the Apple Keynote.

I will be fair and reserve my comments about Longhorn until it gets closer to the release date. I hope it's not so bloated that it requires new equipment. It's supposed to be a really major release similar to Win 95. But I remember 95 would barely run on the current hardware in 95.

Brian said...

sour grapes. You got fired because you were not very good on the show. Take your licks and move on. Why get into name calling?

Brent said...

You're a tacky person Brian and obviously know nothing about the media business.

Brian said...

RIGHT and you know everything aboyt media? I have been in the entertainment business for almost 20 years - you? Thought so. Not sayting that guy is not a jerk, just saying it's beneath Chi-Lan to dis him when she obviously has a bias against him because she was fired. And she was not fired because the guy is a jerk, she was fired (as was Alex Albrecht) becuase she was not very clued in to tech stuff and it showed. Just being a cute young Asian girl is not enough. You have to at least LOOK like you know what you are talking about. Not "Tacky" just telling it like it is.

Brent said...

But it is tacky posting on someones personal blog.. did it make you feel better putting her down. Maybe that is how you get your kicks.

Besides, your non existant profile just qualifies you as a hit and run troll.

nathan said...

You mean wesley had the same boss as you? His boss from TV or from writing?