Wikipedia Standards
əThis user is a Grammar Nazi.
to
too
two
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.jpgI take photographs with Nikon equipment
Bicycle with Rider.svgThis user is a bicyclist.
Music
Joan Baez Bob Dylan.jpg This user sees the answers blowin’ in the wind.
JanisJoplinUsrbx.pngThis user believes that freedom is just another word for nothing else to lose.
Metallica wordmark.svgThis user is a fan of Metallica
MMThis user loves Monster Magnet
MöHThis user is a fan of Motörhead.
N I ИThis user is a Nine Inch Nails fan.
PearlJampic.jpgThis 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.
STONESThis user knows it's all right now.
In fact, it's a gas!
SoundgardenThis user is outshined.
Travel
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This user has set foot in 7 countries of the world.
Flag of France.svgThis user wants to live a Beat lifestyle in Paris, France.
Flag of Peru.svgThis user has traveled throughout Perú.
Flag of Peru.svgThis user has visited Perú.
Film Fanaticism
Video-x-generic.svgThis user Loves 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.
SoderberghThis user loves Steven Soderbergh movies.
Sergio Leone.jpgThis user loves Sergio Leone movies.id2
TarantinoThis user is a fan of Quentin Tarantino's films.
ScorseseThis user loves Martin Scorsese movies.
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This user loves films by
Stanley Kubrick
KurosawaThis user loves Akira Kurosawa movies.
There Will Be BloodThis 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.
La-chinatown-buddhisttemple2.JPGThis user ran into a bad streak of luck, in Chinatown.
The Road WarriorTwo 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.
Aston.db5.coupe.300pix.jpg This user doesn’t expect you to talk. This user expects you to die!!
Crystal Clear app Cardgame-3.svgThis user has been to Casino Royale.
This user thinks that Die Another Day is the worst James Bond film ever.
REPO MANThis user thinks the Rodriguez brothers are Goddamn Dipshit Gypsy Dildo Punks.
Walther P99 9x19mm.pngThis user needs two more kills to qualify for Double-0 status.
Nc-17.svgThis user is rated 'NC-17' by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Netflix 2014 logo.svgThis user watches Netflix
FC
This user is not a beautiful or unique snowflake.
FCThis 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.
ALIENIn space no one can hear this user scream.
STThis user prefers The Wrath of Khan over the other Star Trek films
STAR WARSThis user would shoot Greedo first.
DuffThis user drinks Duff Beer.
Television
BBThis user watches Breaking Bad
BBThis user stays out of Heisenberg's territory
BBThis user is the one who knocks!
Wave sound digital representation splitted channels.JPGThis user is a fan of The Wire
GoT
This user is a fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Free the Web!!!
AVGLikeIcon.svgThis user uses the freeware AVG virus scanner.
Firefox Logo, 2017.svgThis user contributes using Firefox.
Google 2015 logo.svgThis 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.jpgThis user enjoys Johann Sebastian Bach's music.
Steel guitar-KayEss.1.jpegThis user believes that mankind cannot progress unless
Country Music is eliminated.
Download Feastival 2006 -2.jpgThis user is a fan of
Guns N' Roses.
M
This user is a fan of Ministry.
N I ИThis user is a Nine Inch Nails fan.
DarkSideOfTheMoon1973.jpgThis user is a fan of
Pink Floyd.
ThePolice 2007.jpg This user enjoys the music of The Police.
Radiohead.jpg This user is a Radiohead fan.
RSThis user is a fan of
The Rolling Stones
SoundgardenThis user is outshined.
Who - 1975.jpgThis user is a fan of
The Who.
Personal File
Flag of Italy.svgThis user is of Italian ancestry.
AriesThis user is an Aries.
Gatto europeo3.jpgThis user likes cats.
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 13 years and 8 months.
Dream Car (*SIGH*)
Aston-Martin-DB9.jpgThis 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.jpgThis user is not religious.
no funThis 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.svgThis user is a straight male.HeteroSym-pinkblue2.svg
Gay Pride Flag.svg This user is not gay, but supports gay people.
A coloured voting box.svgThis user is interested in politics.
Democratic Party logoThis user is a Democrat (United States).
US Democratic Party Logo.svgThis user supports the Democratic Party of the United States.
Elizabeth WarrenThis user supports Elizabeth Warren for President in 2020
David DennisonThis user and the United States
have endured 908 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.svgThis user opposes the reign of
U.S. President Donald Trump
secular This user supports the separation of religion and state.
LIBERALThis user supports legalization of Drugs, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Gun control.
Peace symbol.svgThis user knows that there are
2,000,000 reasons why the
2003 invasion of Iraq was wrong.
Peace symbol.svgThis user knows that there are
654,965 reasons why the
2003 invasion of Iraq was wrong.
Food & Drink
Granny smith apple.jpgThis user drinks cider.
MEADThis user drinks mead.
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This user loves
Dim Sum
Khandvi, Gujarati snack.jpgThis user loves
Indian food
Thai Seafood Curry.jpg
This user likes to eat
Thai food
Summer roll.jpgThis user loves
Vietnamese food

Contents

AwardsEdit

  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: CinemaEdit

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.

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.

UserboxesEdit

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

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