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Messages - Chris M

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: December 24, 2014, 02:12 PM »
1.89 this morning in Mesquite, Texas.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 24, 2014, 12:41 AM »
Any thoughts on Darryl dragging his hand across the walker mouth?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toy Story
« on: November 10, 2014, 07:13 AM »
I thought the last one ended Toy Story perfectly.

That said, me, my wife, and our daughter are huge fans of the movies so we are looking forward to see what the next movie holds.  I can't see it being bad considering how great the first three were.  I never felt there was any real drop off in quality among them.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 13, 2014, 08:31 AM »
I was thinking about this the other day.

In Season 4 when Darryl, Tyreese, Michonne, and Bob make the supply run looking for antibiotics for the chicken flu, they heard some sort of really quick broadcast on the radio.  We also see Terminus making a broadcast at the end of the season.  Does anybody think they were the ones on the radio that was picked up or is that just coincidence and doesn't matter in the overall plot?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Regional Pop (Soda) You Love?
« on: July 11, 2014, 09:53 PM »
I'd say Dr. Pepper, but it's not truly a regional drink.

We used to have Big Red and Red Rattler.  I still stumble across Big Red from time to time.  I believe Red Rattler died out in the 90s, but I loved it.  Both of them kind of taste like carbonated pink bubblegum.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: April 10, 2014, 10:24 PM »
Jesse you are right on about politics taking the brunt of the focus in school and not the battles.  In Texas, our US history is heavily on the documents, strengths/weaknesses of each side, and the major leaders.  The only battles we really teach are Lexington/Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.  And we teach nothing of tactics...at least we aren't expected to.  When I was teaching US history I always threw in a little tactical doctrine over the course of the war.

Anyway, I DVR'd Turn and plan to watch it in the next couple of days when I can find some time.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 20, 2014, 09:08 AM »
Does anybody here watch Continuum?  I stumbled across it on Netdlix a while back and watch on my iPad while I'm on thr treadmill.  I've thought its a pretty good show and I'm almost halfway through season 2.  Overall I've thought season 1 was better but there are more plot twists and turns in season 2.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:42 PM »
That's what I was thinking but I thought I saw three crosses and one of them was baby sized.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:32 PM »
What the hell happened to Judith?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: March 15, 2014, 10:00 AM »
Matt, that's excactly what I was thinking about the other day when I was watching some Ukraine coverage. 

Overall, I don't think the book is anywhere near as good as his previous books.  But I'll let you read on and decide that for yourself.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:33 PM »
Got tickets for the farewell Motley Crue tour (with Alice Cooper) when it hits Chicago in August.  I've never seen Alice Cooper before, so I'm really excited to catch this show.

I was thinking the same about Alice Cooper. 

I haven't bought my tickets yet, but am planning to catch the Crue when they are here in Dallas in July.  My only sticking point is my wife and I are taking my daughter to Disney World for her first time and that will also be in July.  My wife wants to shoot me because part of me wants to plan vacation around a concert.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 17, 2014, 06:41 AM »
They are certainly a lot different and I've been debating the same thing.  I bought Compendium 1 and read that as the first half of season 4 was winding down.  It goes from the beginning up until the end of the prison run.  I don't think it would have ruined anything for me had I read it earlier.  That said, I'm in the same boat as you and can't decide if I want to start reading Compendium 2 just to see what "might" happen.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: February 13, 2014, 06:18 AM »
I'm on my fourth book in about a month and a half. Woohoo for free time now.

I've been wanting to read "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose for a very long time and got it as a gift a few years ago. So far, it is somewhat interesting, but unlike a lot of Ambrose's work, it is a little tedious and overly wordy. Very, very unlike most of Ambrose's work that I normally like. However, I've always heard its a good read, so I'll keep plugging onward.



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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: February 4, 2014, 09:57 PM »
Interesting and easy read.  However, as a historian I have a problem that Kilmeade doesn't actually leave citations in the text or any real endnotes.  He simply has a selected sources at the end.  In the history world, that doesn't fly too well.  He also mentions in his foreward that some of the conversations are made up based upon notes and letters.  So while the "historical" aspect is good and I have no doubt of the action taking place, the conversations leave something to be desired and only build drama.  With that in mind, I would count this book a very good piece of historical fiction.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: January 25, 2014, 08:52 AM »
I thought I may have seen it mentioned, but is anybody watching HELIX?

I've been DVRing the show and last night finally sat down to start watching. I got about 20 minutes into it and it was so slow developing I shut it off in favor of watching my DVRd Pawn Stars.  Does anybody have any thoughts on Helix?  I was hoping for something good to serve as a fill in of sorts until TWD is back on.

Also, did anybody watch the two episodes of The Assets that ABC ran? I actually enjoyed that show and was a little irritated it got canceled after two of six episodes aired.  I guess my cup of tea on shows isn't exactly the same for everyone else.

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