Hall and Oates had more number one hits than any other band in the 80s.

I stayed up way too late last night, and got up way too early this morning.
After getting the kids to school, I decided to go back to bed, and just sleep until I wasn’t tired any more.
That was two hours ago. I haven’t closed my eyes once, because I’ve been watching Free Enterprise.
Man, I know these guys. I am these guys. Every single one of them.
And William Shatner is my Hero.

102 thoughts on “Hall and Oates had more number one hits than any other band in the 80s.”

  1. Who wouldn’t love Free Enterprise? I was never a Trek geek but I still laughed myself silly. I have a crush on Eric McCormack so the fact that he had a principal role didn’t hurt.

  2. Hey WILL,
    Watch my pathetic and desperate cry for attention!
    Pay attention to me, everyone! Pay attention to me!
    128.83.113.163 has valid reverse DNS of dial-51-67.ots.utexas.edu

  3. OH MY GOD! Wil, say it aint so. You said “And William Shatner is my Hero”. Are you sick? have you been downloading to much porn? Don’t you remember how much of a jerk he was to you on the “Weakest Link”. Oh crap that was not him, that was you flirting with the gal from Voyager, and pissin her off. Well Wil, step away from the elmers glue, and get those bad thoughts of William Fawken Shatner out of that head of yours, and finish that best seller that you are writting.
    Continued good luck on the book, and just kidding about calling you a jerk, your just a “HORNBALL”.

  4. THIS IS FOR BILLY.
    Wesley is not, and does not look like a fudgepacker. Maybe your just have crush on Wil, in hopes that he will leave his hetro life and come pack your fudge (wich will never happen). Wes is an important character in the Star Trek Universe. And one more thing Data can live after death. Don’t you remember SPOCK!
    So sit on my PHOTON TORPEDO and spin! :-)

  5. Nothing like some ass-wipe posting a spoiler to a movie. Billy, you are soooo jealous of Wil and it shows. Exercise, stop looking at porn and playing with yourself, get out of the house and into the fresh air, learn how to have a conversation with a woman and get a real life. Then you won’t be so jealous.

  6. Hall and Oates? Only one of the reasons I gave up commercial music by the end of the 70′s. And they were one of the better things around (shudder).
    Four days and a wake-up til the bombs drop — March 4th, the next new moon — unless someone talks some sense to Shrub. Welcome to the death of our national honor. Don’t bother to flame me, I’m a combat veteran.
    Peace,
    Chuck

  7. Wil, wait just 1 minute! you mean, when you say;
    “and just sleep until I wasn’t tired any more.”
    you actually get to do this ?! what’s it like?!
    I’ve heard of the concept but have never been
    able to take part in this practice..
    it must be when you have these “dreams”
    you tell us about…
    sweet dreams

  8. Personally, I liked Free Willy better.
    And Terry Nunn (Berlin) is way cuter than Hall or Oates put together and deserves more hits. Mind out of the gutter, Wil.
    Hall and Oates – sounds like a breakfast cereal.
    WFS, WFS, WFS is the man.
    Oh no. I hear the crack of the whip. Back to work.

  9. I was fortunate to get to see them in concert last fall – free tickets from a local radio station. They were awesome! One of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.

  10. Wil,
    Great stuff this week. You seem like you are in a good mood. Ok, crap I am getting hooked on your daily blog. Oh well, what better way to spend time at work.
    thanks
    Scott

  11. Wil,
    Go rent “Fantastic Voyage”, a classic 60′s sci fi film that was way ahead of its time. Whispers…my uncle wrote the screenplay. Sorry for the shameless family plug. I think you’ll enjoy it.
    AnnieH

  12. re:William S.,Wil the “fudgepacker”,etc.
    I love the net.Nowhere else can you sit and type malicious things about a person you have NEVER IN YOUR PATHETIC LIFE met,and get people to agree with you(Well…maybe in your homeroom class at MLK Elementary,where trashtalkers like that belong).

  13. You shocked me when you used the word “free enterprise” there. I’d just been reading an interesting online essay about (well, okay – the perpetuation of cultural paradigms through film and literature), and there was a good deal about Star Trek. It included examining the symbolism and overtones of the name ‘enterprise’, and also sort of debunked the myth about Star Trek as a beacon of ethnic equality.
    That was the last site I was on before coming here. Strange. (I recommend the article, I think you’d like it too. Address is http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/30/crusoe1.html)
    See ya.

  14. Has anyone been to the new TNN site. Their daily poll is what charater were you sad to see go from Star Trek.
    Right now it’s 25% DAX and at 23% is Wesley.

  15. Wil Wheaton is my hero.
    Seriously, I think you rock, and so do most people I talk to. Of course, we’re all big geeks, so it means more. =)

  16. We have a great 80s channel at my work. It comes off a satellite set up so no commercials or moronic talking. It’s a lot of gems from my jr. high and high school days: The Cure, Public Image Limited, The Godfathers, Concrete Blonde, XTC, Sisters of Mercy, The Smiths, The Cult, Madness, The Specials, The Ramones, Depeche Mode, and Siousxie and the Banshees to give you a idea.
    Yeah, man, to coin a campy phrase: Music, the soundtrack of our lives.
    =o)

  17. Hall & Oates?
    I was gonna say ‘Say It Isn’t So’, but then I wised up and said to myself, “You’re Outta Touch”.
    Gotta keep this short… I’ve got a date with a Rich Girl. She and her sister are Private Eyes. Her name is Sara.
    We’re gonna play some ball: One-On-One, that is.
    I’ve been told she’s a Maneater, but I Can’t Go For That.
    Don’t want to miss her, last time I was late for dinner I saw her speeding away and called ‘Wait For Me’, but she didn’t hear me. Waiter said ‘She’s Gone’. That was a hard lesson… I guess you might call it Adult Education.
    Off I go… can’t wait to see Sara Smile.

  18. Free Enterprise Rocks!
    I saw it right before my 30th birthday, and I was completely thinking the same thing. I swore I’d wake to find a blinking red light on my palm.
    THERE IS NO SANCTUARY!

  19. Captain Kirk is the shit. lmao. yeah i really don’t know what to say cause more then likely i’m betting you will just overlook this but you really don’t know how psyched i am that i have found a website about you that is by YOU. I was never a real big fan of star trek until I turned a i guess 8 or 10 and then i got hooked, and the thing i remember most about watching Star Trek: TNG is looking up to you. I know you must be asking yourself “He looked up to me?” but you were everything cool to me at that time hell you still are. When TNN was doing that marathon and you and other cast members were saying stuff in between commercials i was cracking up at you cause they kept bleeping you out and yeah it just made me laugh and it reminded me of well me cause i live in a very small town and sayign goddamn is an immortal sin in which you won’t live down and yeah it just reminded me how much i looked up to you and yeah i’m just not shutting up now so i’ll think i will save some embarrassment and stop. lmao.
    Mikey

  20. More Wil! More Wil! Gotta love the new TNN for giving us so much more Wil than we’ve ever had.
    For those that don’t know… TNN will be running that behind the scenes looks at TNG this week so everyone can get their Wheat-on. Then on Friday it’s TNG uncut which should be interesting.
    What I don’t quite get and perhaps Wil, you could shed some light on this. I know that TNN is part of the Viacom family of companies hence all the Trek-tacular showings of TNG. However, so is UPN and it has hardly been used as a full on/full blown Trek promotion vehicle like TNN but why?
    I’ve been away from this site awhile tending to my newborn son and it’s great to be back checking on all things Wil. Hope your book is going miraculously well.
    Ciao

  21. More Wil! More Wil! Gotta love the new TNN for giving us so much more Wil than we’ve ever had.
    For those that don’t know… TNN will be running that behind the scenes looks at TNG this week so everyone can get their Wheat-on. Then on Friday it’s TNG uncut which should be interesting.
    What I don’t quite get and perhaps Wil, you could shed some light on this. I know that TNN is part of the Viacom family of companies hence all the Trek-tacular showings of TNG. However, so is UPN and it has hardly been used as a full on/full blown Trek promotion vehicle like TNN but why?
    I’ve been away from this site awhile tending to my newborn son and it’s great to be back checking on all things Wil. Hope your book is going miraculously well.
    Ciao

  22. “Fantastic Voyage” was a cool movie.
    I laughed hard at “Galaxy Quest” and I’ve only seen a few episodes of TNG. I did enjoy Shatner’s appearance on SNL when he addressed all the Trek geeks. Free Enterprise sounds like an entertaining film.

  23. FREE ENTERPRISE is a really cute, witty movie — the perfect film for genre buffs, especially those who remember the 70′s and 80′s… I saw a midnight showing in Westwood when it was first released, and to my astonishment, someone I worked with at the time — Dan Schweiger, who is a professional music editor — had a speaking role in the movie (as, get this, “Schweiger” who works behind a sound board!).
    Toupee or not toupee, give Shatner a lot of credit for his sense of humor, and willingness to poke fun at his own image. He’s really quite wonderful in the movie…but yeah, he is, after all, just playing an exaggerated version of himself.
    I heard that the filmmakers had envisioned a sequel to FREE ENTERPRISE, involving a character’s obsession with Princess Leia/Carrie Fisher, but I don’t know if it’s come to any kind of reality.
    So Wil, what’s the status of your book? Do let us know. And contrary to what people might believe, self-publishing is actually more respected than it used to be. (Anne Rice, Jack London, and Robert Walker all started out by self-publishing, I think.) Granted, it can be expensive, but the printing options available nowadays make it much more affordable — even for printing just 100 copies, too.
    But there’s something beneficial about the experience, more than merely seeing something you’ve written in print. You have control, and, especially, you set your own pace. Book publishing is a really nasty business, and even the very best of scenarios (your manuscript lands you and agent who makes you a killer deal with a publishing house, the books sells a fortune, and you option the movie rights for more money than your parents ever made in their lives) can be tiresome. Unless your subject is timely (a non fiction work, say, of recent world news events) the “normal” waiting period for a book to hit the shelves can be up to a year or more. Also, book editors have control over manuscripts not unlike movie studio heads with a director’s film; they cut, revise, and even RENAME the book into something that the author did not intend.
    Self publishing has, in many ways, gained more respect over the last few years, and on a personal level, is really the most rewarding way for a writer to see the product of their labors. I wrote a book last year and had it published; while not perfect, and I’d like to make changes in the future should it be re-printed, I take a lot of joy in seeing it on a few bookshelves.
    Promoting the book was the hard part, because, essentially, I had NO promotion. I didn’t print many copies, but sent some copies out for reviewers via discussion boards and the like. Many copies I was obligated to give out to friends and family, too… I was discouraged that many reviewers did not bother to even consider it for review due to the small number of copies printed, but then again, the handful of reviews I DID receive made it all worth it. (It is with some humor and amusement that I can say that my book ranked 2,300,000th place on Amazon’s bestseller list last month! I didn’t know the list went that high…)
    I think Wil will have a MUCH easier time than I, as he is a celebrity (yes, Wil, you are — don’t deny it), and the curiousity factor for his book from such a devoted and widespread fan base is going to be inevidably high.
    But my favorite thing about publishing is, when it’s over, I’ll never have to ask myself “What if…?” Acknowledged or ignored, richer or poorer, a wrote a bloody book, and did what I could to make it more than just a flimsy manuscript gathering dust atop a shelf…

  24. More Wil! More Wil! Gotta love the new TNN for giving us so much more Wil than we’ve ever had.
    For those that don’t know… TNN will be running that behind the scenes looks at TNG this week so everyone can get their Wheat-on. Then on Friday it’s TNG uncut which should be interesting.
    What I don’t quite get and perhaps Wil, you could shed some light on this. I know that TNN is part of the Viacom family of companies hence all the Trek-tacular showings of TNG. However, so is UPN and it has hardly been used as a full on/full blown Trek promotion vehicle like TNN but why?
    I’ve been away from this site awhile tending to my newborn son and it’s great to be back checking on all things Wil. Hope your book is going miraculously well.
    Ciao

  25. More Wil! More Wil! Gotta love the new TNN for giving us so much more Wil than we’ve ever had.
    For those that don’t know… TNN will be running that behind the scenes looks at TNG this week so everyone can get their Wheat-on. Then on Friday it’s TNG uncut which should be interesting.
    What I don’t quite get and perhaps Wil, you could shed some light on this. I know that TNN is part of the Viacom family of companies hence all the Trek-tacular showings of TNG. However, so is UPN and it has hardly been used as a full on/full blown Trek promotion vehicle like TNN but why?
    I’ve been away from this site awhile tending to my newborn son and it’s great to be back checking on all things Wil. Hope your book is going miraculously well.
    Ciao

  26. More Wil! More Wil! Gotta love the new TNN for giving us so much more Wil than we’ve ever had.
    For those that don’t know… TNN will be running that behind the scenes looks at TNG this week so everyone can get their Wheat-on. Then on Friday it’s TNG uncut which should be interesting.
    What I don’t quite get and perhaps Wil, you could shed some light on this. I know that TNN is part of the Viacom family of companies hence all the Trek-tacular showings of TNG. However, so is UPN and it has hardly been used as a full on/full blown Trek promotion vehicle like TNN but why?
    I’ve been away from this site awhile tending to my newborn son and it’s great to be back checking on all things Wil. Hope your book is going miraculously well.
    Ciao

  27. Can you put some of your drawings on your site, and if you don’t have any draw some now and do it!!!!

  28. I can’t believe I just read all those comments. THIS is what happens when you don’t post new stuff over the weekend.
    Two notes on earlier comments:
    1. Calling William Shatner “The Shat Man” is six thousand one hundred and eighty-two per cent WRONG and nobody should do it EVER;
    2. I liked “Free Enterprise” and all, but if you liked it more than Dr. Strangelove, it’s been clear that somebody has been contaminating your precious bodily fluids.

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