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Scott Francis Baker


July 31st, 2005

In an amazing lack of anything interesting in the news: Bush gets yearly physical @ 03:46 pm

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!11111111111



scooty and I went out to Wilsonville to hit up Costco to get some tennis balls. As we were pulling into the parking lot my cell phone rings. It's angz telling me she's back in town. She asks what our plans are for tonight and as I'm telling her the car stops to let some people cross the parking lot. As we're stopped I see this guy walking out of Costco and I look at Scotty and say jokingly, "Hey man is that Linus?" and chuckle to myself. The guy gets about 15 feet closer and I realize it's really him!

I screech into my cell phone to my now confused wife, "I gotta call you back," and hang up. I roll down my window and look at the guy and ask, "Are you Linus?" He looks a little bewildered but confirms that yes he is Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, and my personal hero. In shock at this point I say, "Man you're my hero, I just have to shake your hand." He shakes my hand, laughs a little at my fanboyism and walks away. Scotty and I freak out in the car a little bit, and then I pick up my cell phone to call my wife back to explain why I hung up on her :)

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From:blackice
Date:July 31st, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
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dude he shops at Costco? ahaha
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From:fanless
Date:July 31st, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
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next time offer to suck his cock
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From:vanbeast
Date:August 1st, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
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Your fanboyishness sickens me.

I would have done the same
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From:muerte
Date:August 1st, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
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Hopefully I made his day being recognized, and not freaked him out like he's being stalked.
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From:scooty
Date:August 1st, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
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I think he lost a little weight since that picture was taken.

It was totally awesome to meet him. We definitely went fanboy all over him.
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From:anilnaik
Date:August 1st, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Awesome.

He stayed at the hotel a long time ago. I talked to him about cheese factory tours. And his car. He knew that I knew who he is, but, I think he was glad to not have to talk about computers every conversation. I was surprised how excited he was to talk about touring the Tillamook Cheese factory. Either that or his two favorite things to talk about are cheese and Linux. Or maybe just cheese manufacturing.

Cool that you saw him--no cell phone photos?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 1st, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Hey buddy-o, what's shakin', bacon?
How deep would the ocean be if you took out all of the sponges?



I know how to spell phenotype.
Do YOU know how to spell phenotype?

Scott Francis Baker