User:Tommyt

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Wikipedia Standards
ə This user is a Grammar Nazi.
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This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
Hobbies
Nikon-ftn-300.jpg I take photographs with Nikon equipment
Bicycle with Rider.svg This user is a bicyclist.
Music
Joan Baez Bob Dylan.jpg This user sees the answers blowin’ in the wind.
Frank Zappa 1973 2.JPG This user listens to Frank Zappa.
JanisJoplinUsrbx.png This user believes that freedom is just another word for nothing else to lose.
Metallica wordmark.svg This user is a fan of Metallica
MM This user loves Monster Magnet
MöH This user is a fan of Motörhead.
N I И This user is a Nine Inch Nails fan.
PearlJampic.jpg This user is one hard-core Pearl Jam fan.
Radiohead.jpg This user is a Radiohead fan.
RATM
This user is a fan of
Rage Against the Machine.
STONES This user knows it's all right now.
In fact, it's a gas!
Soundgarden This user is outshined.
Travel
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This user has set foot in 7 countries of the world.
Flag of France.svg This user wants to live a Beat lifestyle in Paris, France.
Film Fanaticism
Video-x-generic.svg This user enjoys films.
Clapboard.svg "Well, that's just like, your opinion, man."

- The Dude, The Big Lebowski

North by Northwest movie trailer screenshot (38).jpg This user enjoys Film, particularly Film Noir and Alfred Hitchcock.
Soderbergh This user loves Steven Soderbergh movies.
Sergio Leone.jpg This user loves Sergio Leone movies. id2
Tarantino This user is a fan of Quentin Tarantino's films.
Scorsese This user loves Martin Scorsese movies.
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This user loves films by
Stanley Kubrick
Kurosawa This user loves Akira Kurosawa movies.
There Will Be Blood This user wants you to know that
I drink your milkshake!
Blade Runner This user thinks Blade Runner is one of the best science fiction films ever made.
The Road Warrior Two days ago this user saw a vehicle that could haul that tanker. You want to get out of here?
You talk to me.
Lee Ermey.jpg This user believes any answer I give will be wrong and the Senior Drill Instructor will only beat this user harder if I reverse myself.
Cocktail1.jpg This user likes their Martinis shaken, not stirred.
La-chinatown-buddhisttemple2.JPG This user ran into a bad streak of luck, in Chinatown.
Aston.db5.coupe.300pix.jpg This user doesn’t expect you to talk. This user expects you to die!!
Crystal Clear app Cardgame-3.svg This user has been to Casino Royale.
This user thinks that Die Another Day is the worst James Bond film ever.
REPO MAN This user thinks the Rodriguez brothers are Goddamn Dipshit Gypsy Dildo Punks.
Walther P99 9x19mm.png This user needs two more kills to qualify for Double-0 status.
Nc-17.svg This user is rated 'NC-17' by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Netflix 2014 logo.svg This user watches Netflix
FC
This user is not a beautiful or unique snowflake.
FC This user DOES NOT talk about Fight Club
Lee Ermey.jpg This user believes any answer I give will be wrong and the Senior Drill Instructor will only beat this user harder if I reverse myself.
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This user knows the Saw is Family.
ALIEN In space no one can hear this user scream.
ST This user prefers The Wrath of Khan over the other Star Trek films
STAR WARS This user would shoot Greedo first.
Duff This user drinks Duff Beer.
Television
BB This user watches Breaking Bad
BB This user stays out of Heisenberg's territory
BB This user is the one who knocks!
Wave sound digital representation splitted channels.JPG This user is a fan of The Wire
GoT
This user is a fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Free the Web!!!
AVGLikeIcon.svg This user uses the freeware AVG virus scanner.
Firefox Logo, 2017.svg This user contributes using Firefox.
Google 2015 logo.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
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This user uses Google Maps.
Music
Joan Baez Bob Dylan.jpg This user sees the answers blowin’ in the wind.
Johann Sebastian Bach.jpg This user enjoys Johann Sebastian Bach's music.
Steel guitar-KayEss.1.jpeg This user believes that mankind cannot progress unless
Country Music is eliminated.
Download Feastival 2006 -2.jpg This user is a fan of
Guns N' Roses.
KYUSS This user is a
Demon Cleaner
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This user is a fan of Ministry.
N I И This user is a Nine Inch Nails fan.
DarkSideOfTheMoon1973.jpg This user is a fan of
Pink Floyd.
ThePolice 2007.jpg This user enjoys the music of The Police.
QOTSA This user is a fan of Queens of the Stone Age.
Radiohead.jpg This user is a Radiohead fan.
RS This user is a fan of
The Rolling Stones
Soundgarden This user is outshined.
Who - 1975.jpg This user is a fan of
The Who.
Personal File
Flag of Italy.svg This user is of Italian ancestry.
Aries This user is an Aries.
Gatto europeo3.jpg This user likes cats.
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 12 years, 7 months and 3 days.
Dream Car (*SIGH*)
Aston-Martin-DB9.jpg This user loves the look of the Aston Martin DB9
My strongest personal beliefs
1933-may-10-berlin-book-burning.JPG This user finds censorship offensive.
Parthenon icon.jpg This user is an advocate of democracy.

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Dome 1.jpg This user is sick and tired of Religion's attempts to hijack government and wants stronger separation of church and state. ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG
Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg This user is not religious.
no fun This user would argue that, despite its name, there is hardly any "fun" at all in fundamentalism...!
Hw-darwin.jpg This user accepts evolution as a biological fact.
Male.svg This user is a straight male. HeteroSym-pinkblue2.svg
Gay flag.svg This user is not gay, but supports gay people.
A coloured voting box.svg This user is interested in politics.
Democratic Party logo This user is a Democrat (United States).
US Democratic Party Logo.svg This user supports the Democratic Party of the United States.
Elizabeth Warren This user supports Elizabeth Warren for President in 2020
David Dennison This user and the United States
have endured 516 days under
President Donald John Trump.
David Dennison This user believes that the election of United States President Donald Trump was a
 HUGE MISTAKE
Flag of the United States.svg This user opposes the reign of
U.S. President Donald Trump
secular This user supports the separation of religion and state.
Barack Obama addresses joint session of Congress 2009-02-24.jpg This user wonders quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
LIBERAL This user supports legalization of Drugs, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Gun control.
Peace symbol.svg This user knows that there are
2,000,000 reasons why the
2003 invasion of Iraq was wrong.
Peace symbol.svg This user knows that there are
654,965 reasons why the
2003 invasion of Iraq was wrong.
Food & Drink
Granny smith apple.jpg This user drinks cider.
MEAD This user drinks mead.
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This user loves
Dim Sum
Khandvi, Gujarati snack.jpg This user loves
Indian food
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This user likes to eat
Thai food
Summer roll.jpg This user loves
Vietnamese food

Awards[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif WP:FILM Tireless Contributor
This is to acknowledge and thank you for your participation in tagging and assessing 1,000 articles in WP:FILMS' Tag & Assess Drive 2009-2010. You have helped to ensure our project has a better idea of the articles under our scope. I appreciate your efforts in further helping the project! --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 21:35, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

My occupational hazard...[edit]

I'm a college reference librarian & I love facts; I'd probably kick much ass on Jeopardy if I ever got the gumption to be on the show. I also believe that Wikipedia has a long way to go before it's what librarians like me would consider a truly accepted & objective source of information - it's slowly getting there but there's much work to be done. An arrogant opinion? You betcha! But, there has got to be standards for information sources, how they're presented & where to find them.

My favorite leisure activity: Cinema[edit]

Perhaps the grandest form of entertainment - I'm a movie nut! I'm a Netflix junkie. I watch movies of all types & like to critique the good as well as the bad - I might just be the only outspoken critic of Braveheart which I don't think is as untouchable a film as it's fans want to believe. And I consider Armageddon (1998 film) to be the absolute worst popular film of the 1990s. I also pay close attention to the synopses of films in Wikipedia & constantly correct problems like grammar (more on that in a bit...), erroneous plot details, the elimination of gushing fancruft.

Side note: the iconic image from the tag at the left that says "This user enjoys film" is from George Méliès' film A Trip to the Moon. I've visited his grave in Père Lachaise Cemetery cemetery in Paris, France - quite a moving experience.

The tunes that define me...[edit]

Ok, that's a pretentious statement, I know! But I'm as inclined to listen to Bach or Brahms as I am to thrash out to Ministry (band). My latest obsessions are Radiohead (Thom York and Jonny Greenwood are 2 of the most talented musicians alive today. Period), Them Crooked Vultures (I wish they'd release a new album!!) and Sonic Youth. Other favorites are Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails. There's a lot of great music out there & a lot I have yet to discover.

There is NO excuse good enough for bad grammar!!![edit]

If you want to know how serious I am about proper grammar, consider this: "alot" is TWO WORDS!!! Seems that these days everyone is making a concerted effort to spell words wrongly, use "then" in place of "than", or "would of" in place of "would have". I OBJECT!!! If Wikipedia is to be an objective source of info, then these practices & others like them need to cease right now.

The way I think, the way I believe...[edit]

I'm a progressive person, which means that I don't like the GOP leadership or their attempts to turn the United States into a right-wing, Evangelical, fundamentalist society ruled by their interpretation of the beliefs of Jesus Christ. Christ was NOT a white protestant, he was not the type who would dislike gay folks or single mothers &, if he'd lived long enough, he would NOT have hated Muslims or anyone who worships god in a way differently from His followers. Their idea about what Christ said, did or believed in is a perversion that only serves to mask their own prejudices about others. If we're going to solve any societal problems, this type of thinking must be stopped.

Likewise, we need to stop major corporations from hijacking our economy & law making processes. I've always felt that the GOP has devolved into a tool of big business and that so-called Republican pushes for tax cuts are nothing more than the influence of big business on GOP members of Congress to lower the taxes of the rich to minuscule levels so they don't have to pay their fair share like the middle class does; in fact, I think, rather conspiratorially, that their sole purpose is to weaken the middle class, keep us complacent & worried about where our next buck is coming from so that we won't realize exactly how much we're being screwed.

Also likewise, there is NOTHING more important than the strength of education. Without education, a person is nothing; just look at George W. Bush, a man who slept through his education & wound up president w/out having any capacity for abstract or critical thought. You can put the economy, gay marriage, poverty, war and every other problem that seems to be more important behind education for one simple reason: educated people solve problems like these, no matter what background they come from.

Censorship?? Are you KIDDING me???[edit]

I've been a dedicated foe of censorship since I was a teenager, right about the time that Tipper Gore started her PMRC campaign against rock music. The idea that something can be removed from society because it offends a small group of people offends ME. It's pretty obvious that most people who would challenge or ban a book or an album or a film have not read, listened to or watched it in the first place. This gives them no frame of reference or a place to stand by their beliefs, which are hollow & empty.

Where I've been...[edit]

I've only recently become a "world" traveler, having been to Italy in May, 1999 & to Paris twice (March of 2007 & 2008) and to Bavaria, Germany and Prague in the Czech Republic in March 2014. Most recently I went to Peru & found it fascinating! Best thing I did there was fly over the Nazca Lines in a small plane.

My journeys in the States are listed below as well. I think that if you really want to appreciate your own culture, you need to travel so you can appreciate others -- it's the only way to gain a truly solid perspective.

Userboxes[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tommyt/userboxes

States visited
California Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Illinois Maryland Massachusetts
New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania South Carolina Vermont Virginia Wyoming
Countries visited
Canada Italy Vatican City France Czech Republic Germany Peru
Cities visited
Paris Cuzco Machu Picchu Nazca Florence Prague Regensburg Munich Nuremburg New York City San Francisco
Chicago Denver Baltimore Salem Charleston Philadephia