On Friday, I went to a little event with some friends and my wife called “w00tstock 2.0”.
Some of you already know what that is. For those that don’t, check out this link. I’ll wait.
w00tstock is basically a variety show for geeks. It’s a collaboration between Paul and Storm, Wil Wheaton, and Adam Savage. They invite a bunch of guest performers and put on a show. And what a show!
First, Wil Wheaton came out to talk to us about w00tstock. It was both inspiring and hilarious. Not only is he a great writer and actor, he’s also leveling VERY rapidly in speech.
Yes, that’s a picture of a cat peaking out of a ceiling. It’s ceiling cat! From I Can Has Cheeseburger!
Next up was Paul and Storm. They have a great act. Some of it I’ve heard before when they opened for Jonathan Coultan. If you go to see them, remember to bring some panties to throw at them.
The drummer is Jason Finn. You may have heard him play for the “Presidents of the United States of America”, a local Seattle band.
Molly Lewis is a well known YouTube artist. She can do some amazing things with a Ukulele. Her song about Wikipedia is nothing but FACT!
Hank Green had played one of my favorite songs of the evening. It was a song about quarks. You know, those tiny particles that make up atoms?
Wil Wheaton came out a little later in his “recursive Wil” shirt. There’s an animated version here.
I’ve seen many of these people before. Some of the acts were the same, but there was lots of new material. And I never tire of Paul and Storms “Opening Act” song.
The next person who I was really excited to see I had never seen before. Adam Savage from Myth Busters. He is a funny man. And I would LOVE to see Myth Busters unedited. If you get a chance, there’s a Myth Busters show coming up where they try to bust a myth about a super long slip and slide off a jump into a pool. He showed us some unedited clips from the show. I can’t tell you how hard I laughed when I heard the f-bomb as Adam Savage flew through the air… But you’ll just have to imagine it when you watch the edited episode.
The last song featured Wil Wheaton, Paul and Storm, and Adam Savage. It was the Pirate song. ARRRR!
And with that the show was over. Was it enough to tide me over till PAX? I guess we’ll see. At least I have Wil’s Radio Free Burito pod casts.