Well, Monday is pretty much over, and I haven’t heard anything yet about the possible hosting gig.

This waiting to hear thing? Yeah, it’s never any different than this. I could either obsess that the lack of new information means they’ve gone with another Kimmel cousin, or the lack of new information means that nothing has changed since last week. It’s a very Schrödinger’s Cat situation, and I’m happy to leave the job in a superposition until I get a chance to observe the results.

To help pass the time until I hear something, here’s a picture of a squirrel with huge nuts:


53 thoughts on “eigenstate”

  1. All kidding aside, it’s really cool that so many of you have sent e-mails or comments about the (lack of) news. Thanks, everyone.

  2. Always here for ya, Wil. Although I do have to second that inquiry about your last vacation. Still hoping you get the job though. And get away for a while.

  3. I just posted over on the James Brown post asking for an update…so, thanks :)
    I gotta say, I’m more than ready to see WW back on TV. I think, from the sound of it, this gig would be perfect. I’m assuming as a “host”, we’ll mostly be getting your personality as much as the script, etc allows. It’d give a wider audience a chance to see what we see.
    After following your blog for a couple years, and recently nickerblog, and JF, I get a better idea of the people behind the whole “actor” stereotype. This stereotype that everybody goes out to Hollywood looking for fame and fortune, just doesn’t match up with the genuine love of acting, performing, entertaining that I pick up from yourself, Shane and Annie. It’s a shame that there’s not as much focus on the passion involved in acting. Just today I was reading Shane’s post about getting a commercial job, and you can just tell he LOVES what he’s doing.
    This has become a complete ramble, but it’s just frustrating that Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie got 3(?) seasons to trot around being complete idiots, but yet three funny, intelligent people can’t get at least equal opportunities? WTF?

  4. Jeez, but I hope you get this gig. You know you deserve it, and everyone here will gladly rampage if you don’t. I guess I’ll agree with the others and say no news is good news. We’re still all pulling for you, Wil.
    As for the squirrel… Well, that was different. Bet if he cooked then, that wouldn’t be a small meal. =D

  5. **cooked /them/ (dammit)
    I hate typos. But I love that I’m making them on your site. Nowhere else I’d rather mess up, you know. *crosses fingers for you, and not for the first time*

  6. Lol! At least you did not post Cliche Kitty. However, Mustard man would definitely work here to. Go Farkism Go!
    I’m still pulling for you Wil!

  7. Makes you wonder if he’s the Heffner of teh squirrel world…
    All weekend I kept saying “Is it Monday yet?!” and threatenting to hit F5 over and over and over…
    And now this. Nuts.

  8. What did you read Martha Grimes’ latest mystery too with the Schroedinger’s Cat reference? Maybe I’m just noticing that phrase for the first time.

  9. I prefer to think the cat is alive. Hang in there Wil. We’re out here cheering for you.
    This reminds me though, I need to buy the cat shirt from thinkgeek. I can imagine trying to explain it at work.

  10. Wow. Just wow. That squirrel disturbs and amuses me at the same time.
    Still hoping on the best for you, Wil. :) In less eloquent terms, the waiting game always sucks much ass.

  11. Waiting is no doubt part of our karmic debt, but thanks so much for the visual! After the day I’ve had the last two days, I so needed that laugh. So once again, good thoughts to you, Wil.

  12. I’m still going to think positive about the job until I hear otherwise. Can we start a writing campaign and bombard them with requests for you??
    And about that squirrel… I’m sorry, but.. ewwww…

  13. Wil, you make your fellow TF’ers proud! (The squirrel also made an appearance on Drawn Together this season).
    As for the job, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you! Even though if you get it, the chances of me being able to see this show in Dublin are somewhere between slim, and none.

  14. I am also waiting to hear on a job. This is a frustrating process. I give you credit for functioning in the rejection filled world that is Hollywood.
    I am holding out good thoughts for you and your family that you book it!
    You are a great and thoughtful guy, keep writing.

  15. Fingers continue to be crossed for you, Wil. Man, that squirrel’s got some huge nuts. I am wracked with envy and glee!

  16. Fingers continue to be crossed for you, Wil. Man, that squirrel’s got some huge nuts. I am wracked with envy and glee!

  17. this is my first time here, and basically i’ll admit that i pretty much assumed that you HAD in fact fallen off the face of the earth. i admit very frankly that i’m glad you haven’t, because your site is one of only twelve things on the internet worth reading. i’ve checked. also, when i was in high school i wrote a song with my band called “wil wheaton vs. wes crusher”, in which wil wheaton triumphs and enjoys processed foods, summer days, and not having to wear the gray “here’s my package” suit. if you ever wanted to hear it, you may. if you didn’t want to hear it.. well, i don’t think i would blame you. it’s pretty bad. anyway, YOU GO wil wheaton. hope your job works out.

  18. so my two year old son finally falls asleep for his nap…and i take out the laptop and fire up a $5 sng…things are fine..im playing well..on the bubble…and alexander wakes up…i listen to his crying for not even one hand…and he comes out of his bedroom…walks up to the bed…
    and closes my laptop.
    wait a sec…is this the place for a bad beat story?

  19. So wait a minute. Wil is in a state of uncertainty about the job. But *we* as blog readers know that, by now, he may have heard about it and just hasn’t gotten around to posting the outcome (hopefully positive). As such, doesn’t that mean that we are in a state of uncertainty about a state of uncertainty? That’s the kind of logical conundrum that could make your head asplode.

  20. It’s tough waiting for that call. Have you checked that the phone is working? Picked it up and listened for the dial tone? I have done all those looney things while waiting for a response. I keep checking your site in the hopes that you will be writing about the good news!
    But this is a quality problem…..would you rather work in and office?
    Dom Portwood: Hello, Peter. What’s happening? We need to talk about your TPS reports.
    Peter Gibbons: Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Bill talked to me about it.
    Dom Portwood: Yeah. Uh, did you get that memo?
    Peter Gibbons: Yeah. I got the memo. And I understand the policy. The problem is, I just forgot this one time. And I’ve already taken care of it so it’s not even a problem anymore.
    Dom Portwood: Yeah. It’s just that we’re putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports *before* they go out now. So if you could just remember to do that from now on, that’d be great. All right!
    I am rooting for you!

  21. Is it possible that the blog’s high profile presence serves as intimidation for the execs at SciFi? Could this be a factor in their decision?
    Pondering questions like that can drive anyone to drink, forgive me.
    I certainly hope you get it, Wil!

  22. It would stand to reason that the website would be a boon to the execs. Before they’ve aired a single promo or even taped a single show, there is already a fan base and they already have people interested and anticipating the show (hosted by Wil !!!)
    I can’t think of a better person to have the credibility to do Sci-Fi/Geekdom proud and do it with the proper respect, humor and fun it deserves.
    Keep on keepin’ on, and if all else fails, kill time cleaning out the garage. If anything can make waiting around for the phone to ring seem more appealing, it would be Option #2 being “Clean out garage”.

  23. Waiting to hear about a job is the worst. For the person waiting it may be the most important thing they are thinking about. But for the person making the decision, they’ve got a billion other priorities, and an extra day means nothing to them. Even an extra week.
    There’s nothing good or reasonable about it. But for those of you who do hiring, remember that the people you talk to deserve the courtesy of prompt answers. Maybe the next time it’s your turn, the karmic wheel will be on your side.
    In the meantime, Wil … we’re sending the good mojo in your direction.
    And the squirrel thing is just wrong. *laughs*

  24. Hey Wil. We’re all rooting for you here in UK. Really hope you get that gig. I’d die for it. To get paid to talk about sci fi!!!!
    But at least we all know what Secret Squirrel’s secret was all those years ago!

  25. Can we all only hope that Wil has been quiet today because he had to run off to the producers to sign contracts or something? Or at least do another round of auditions with the co-hosts to see who was going to work the best with thim? Fingers crossed!

  26. Everytime I hear a Shrodinger’s cat reference now, it reminds me of the Stargate SG-1 Episode where Sam gave the Tolan a cat (which is linked to in one of the sections in the Wikipedia entry you linked to). And about the show – I’m hoping along with everyone else that no news is good news and that you get it, because it would so rock.

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