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About magellan - Male (San Francisco, CA)

** new pic: me and my little orange vaio. ** I'm a tall, basketball playing, indie pop listening, book reading, tech obsessed, mild mannered guy from San Francisco. I try to be nice to everybody, and I get a kick out of smart people that can think for themselves.


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numbah16tdhaha (136) on 5/10/2007 10:56:20 PM, said:

If we ever have a RIA basketball game I'm picking him. That Frank the Bunny late night burrito run pic brought me to tears laughing, by the way...

AutzenMaven (29) on 4/22/2007 1:30:00 PM, said:

He pt up with me...and that alone gets him in the HOF.

Donovan (109) on 3/7/2007 10:26:15 AM, said:

Magellan is a good reviewer who offers a challenge from time to time. This challenge evokes a thought process that forces one to look deeper into his or her psyche. We don't always agree or come to the same conclusion on issues but I value his input.

Vudija (100) on 2/16/2007 7:18:38 AM, said:

:) I hadn't gathered you'd have rated it a 1 star (on my tattoo). Even if you didn't particularly like it; you usually would comment and say so. Thanks for the comment to my review though, glad you like it.

Ridgewalker (118) on 2/3/2007 9:01:38 PM, said:

This little, local, neighborhood watering hole has a great owner/operator in magellan. Ever since my heart attack on New Year's Day, magellan has kept close tabs on me. He tried to lift my spirits by sending me a Vaio laptop (mostly so I'd stop asking stupid questions about why I can't see this, or do that on my older Satellite). But I couldn't accept it. So, he was persistent and had a '07 7-Series BMW delivered right to my door! I just couldn't...But, when he sent me a beautifully packaged collection of excellent teas, he made my day. Thanks, magellan, you're a good man. And thanks to Crazy, too...

Aristotle77 (27) on 1/16/2007 7:41:21 PM, said:

Magellan is an idea.Let's respect him.He really shows a good form of RIA forum.America may need such people who are qualified with democratic views.We won't forget his ideas on RIA.

aWiseguy (72) on 1/13/2007 11:09:08 AM, said:

Magellan wasted no time getting the Get Well Ridgewalker list up on the home page, when the site was under hacker attack at the same time, that says a lot about what kind of person he is. You're a stand up guy.

minkeydude (32) on 11/2/2006 10:31:59 AM, said:

Dude I'm just keeping you on your toes. Look now if your boarding takes you out there, you've got a couch to crash on and a fridge stock with coors light (rocky mountain's finest).

callitdowntheline75 (46) on 10/13/2006 1:01:37 PM, said:

Whether you agree or disagree with magellan, he seems to be a really informed person and an overall good guy. He's also very straightforward, which is a very commendable quality. Props to you, Magellan. =)

louiethe20th (62) on 9/20/2006 2:00:10 AM, said:

While he and I do not see eye to eye on alot of things, he always treats me with respect on this site. I will also say that he is a major league contributer to the overall sucess of this site.

Vudija (100) on 7/25/2006 2:06:20 AM, said:

I'm always invading on his weblists and making suggestions---his contributions have kept me busy many times.

***Re. to your test***
You're welcome for my latest batch of suggestions haha

oscargamblesfro (70) on 7/8/2006 4:41:05 PM, said:

In the top rank of reviewers, and one of the better weblist makers too, and deserves a lot of kudos for keeping the site afloat.

zortan (11) on 7/7/2006 4:19:49 PM, said:

As I explain in my statement the recession was caused by the tech stock failure in October of Clinton's last year. None of President Bush's policies were in place until after the recession was in place and for you to say that GW's policies caused the recession you would have to believe that his policies both caused the recession and brought us out of a recession to a very strong economy.

minkeydude (32) on 6/29/2006 6:06:29 PM, said:

An open-minded and intelligent person with a wide range of interests; the epitome of a helpful reviewer.

GenghisTheHun (156) on 6/26/2006 11:29:37 AM, said:

We owe Magellan a vote of thanks for his work in development of this site and his work to keep it running and improving. I used to get to San Fran three or four times a year but not lately. I would like to meet him.

earthbound (33) on 6/21/2006 11:23:01 PM, said:

Great reviewer, and for a time one of the only ones to be able to stand toe-to-toe with Lance and Eschew on the issues. Appears very likeable from his posts and personal messages, and will definitely knock back one or two with him next time I make it down to that urban cesspool of liberalism and homoesexuality that I love so much.

ashleys (19) on 6/15/2006 7:05:11 PM, said:

What's left to be said about the gell that hasn't been? Nada...except that he's been my go-to guy for years for intelligent opinions on a variety of subjects. Just ignore what he has to say about Billy Joel.

And...Wiggy > Gelly? Never!

edt4 (87) on 6/15/2006 2:06:25 PM, said:

Magellan represents RIA's winning trifecta...he's intelligent, well-informed, and good-natured. Always a pleasure to read...

darick (3) on 6/14/2006 12:40:03 AM, said:

Very sharp as always Magellan. You've noticed that I have returned. Good work. Obviously you've retained all of your intelligence from 2004.

caphillsea77 (31) on 6/13/2006 7:25:46 PM, said:

I really like this guy. I agree with many of his posts when it comes to travelling and his posts on politics are backed with logic and common sense. I think he also has the best weblist content on RIA. I'm very envious of his travel experiences and I'd have to say if I'm ever in the Bay area I'd give him a shout out.

Ridgewalker (118) on 6/13/2006 11:54:29 AM, said:

Props where props are due. Our fearless leader is a solid reviewer (he better be, he started this). While sports isn't my strongest area, I always enjoy magellan's reviews on night life and travel and am impressed with his knowledge of places as diverse as Miami, DC, Boston, SF and enjoy his travel logs on Europe. As an administrator, he has been extremely open to suggestions and very responsive. On many occasions, he has indicated to me how much he cares about RIA and the people who invest their time here. He could have chosen some lost-in-the-crowd, buy/sell format, or some run-of-the-mill, generic, look-alike, click-and-leave site, but he chose to invest in what people think and how they feel. Pretty cool, I think.

Gentle Jude (26) on 6/13/2006 11:32:59 AM, said:

I haven’t had much contact with him, but I fully agree with what everyone else has said. I am impressed at his wide diversity of knowledge especially concerning RIA and the fact he is honest yet nice. Always willing to listen to you and consider your suggestions or give you help. A good asset to RIA.

Vudija (100) on 6/12/2006 7:40:03 PM, said:

Definitely has a wide variety of interests, which shows in the diversity of his posts. He's always willing to tell people what he thinks, which I admire in anyone.

Bird808 (53) on 6/12/2006 4:30:44 AM, said:

Another one of my favourites, up there with Jed1000 and Andrew Scott. Not afraid to let people know exactly how he feels despite him getting along with them in the first place. One of the first people I spoke to on this site and always welcomes new people. Interesting weblists and reviews, can't imagine RIA without Magellan.

aWiseguy (72) on 6/11/2006 4:57:14 PM, said:

Magellan will toss his hat into just about any ring. Very informative reviewer.

kamylienne (76) on 6/8/2006 6:20:25 PM, said:

For fear of being repetitive, I'm a little reluctant to add to the already-existing and the inevitable kudos that will show up for magellan, but the sheer diversity of his comments, the vivid descriptions and the level-headedness with which he posts makes for as "perfect" of a review as one can get; it's hard not to note that. Always willing to help anyone get around on RIA, whether it be newbies or veterans on the site, his "personal touch" and dedication here is what sets RIA apart from the other ratings sites.

Jed1000 (78) on 6/8/2006 1:27:07 PM, said:

One of the first reviewers whose opinions I came to "trust" here at RIA. Direct, consistent, thoughtful, and considerate.. as well as plain spoken. Always a pleasure to read.

VROXAS (2) on 6/8/2006 10:26:28 AM, said:

Many know Magellan as RIA's answer to Clark Kent-few are privy to his spin on Bizarro. All jest aside, Magellan is someone I regard highly for both his dedication to his work's mission and his wit.

AndrewScott (74) on 6/7/2006 4:20:55 PM, said:

Mesmerizing! Brilliant! I laughed and cried! I peed my pants! Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

sperryc (23) on 6/7/2006 9:58:36 AM, said:

Despite being slightly touchy about not yet breaking into the triple digits in his trusted network, Magellan sticks to his guns in ethical and political debates. And he has some nice post moves on the basketball court.