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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: January 25, 2004, 12:45 PM »
Is Twilight Frodo still a chase (in the Trilogy line)  and do you still want mine Nick???

I don't know if he's still a chase.  I saw one today in a collector shop today, but I finally managed to make a trade for one.  Thanks though, Scott.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 24, 2004, 10:45 PM »
Well, we're supposed to get another 1 - 3" of snow in the next couple of days, and right now it's a brisk 10 degress fahrenheit.  Nice, huh?

Feedback / Re: Morgbug's feedback
« on: January 24, 2004, 01:10 AM »
Kudos to Brent for hooking me up with a HTF SP piece.  R1-G4 is waiting for you, as will be some of his friends.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Curb Your Enthusiasm
« on: January 24, 2004, 12:55 AM »
I laughed so much during this week's episode that I thought I was going to hear a knock at my door from annoyed neighbors.   :o

I've loved this show ever since they did the pilot of an HBO special for Larry David.  It's brilliant.  The man has no filter, it's all stream of conciousness and he says what he's really thinking.  That's got to be incredibly liberating.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: January 24, 2004, 12:53 AM »
The Super Furry Animals, Phantom Power.  In my opinion, the best record of 2003.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: January 24, 2004, 12:47 AM »
Jar Jar has really made me appreciate Ewoks that much more.  Bring on the Ewoks!

Saga '02-'04 / Re: How's Star Wars Selling in Your Area?
« on: January 24, 2004, 12:46 AM »
Very well.  The only stuff that hangs around for even a little while is R-3PO from the Hoth wave and the second Imp Dignitary & Ack-Med Beq.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
« on: January 22, 2004, 04:44 PM »
I've gotten deeper into the game now.  Very cool!  I think the only thing that would kind of stink about doing a toy line for this game is this:  you won't be able to get your personal character.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane presents : Elvis
« on: January 18, 2004, 12:22 PM »
I don't know if I'll be buying the King.  I just got Jimi Hendrix, but I try to limit myself on how many McFarlane figures I buy.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 16, 2004, 06:35 PM »
Now Morgbug, you gotta remind people....why do people actually  live in a place as cold as Winnipeg?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 16, 2004, 12:39 PM »
Wow, it feels almost tropical out today.  A whopping 15 degrees F.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 15, 2004, 06:04 PM »
Brrrrrrrr!  It's cold!  It's about 11 degrees F here, and we got around 6-8 inches of snow overnight.  It's supposed to go down to -25 with the wind chill tonight.  This stinks and I don't like it!  Why don't I move to California?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: motorcycle
« on: January 15, 2004, 12:16 AM »
Nick's rock reminded me of the time a bumble bee hit me square in the visor.  Now a bumble bee is big, but not that heavy right?  No matter at 50 mph.  I was cruising along and whammo!  Big, fat bee hit me square in the visor, damn near knocked me off the bike and pushed my head back about a foot.  It broke the visor plastic (cracked).  I can't imagine if that thing had hit me in the face and stung me to boot.  

A friend of mine wore a 3/4 helmet with sunglasses and got hit near the eye by a bee while he was doing just about 50.  The thing left a mark on his face like he'd just been decked by Mike Tyson.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: January 14, 2004, 11:52 AM »
It could be that, or when he's holding the ring in Bag End, and calls it "My precious" in the scene with Gandalf after the party.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: motorcycle
« on: January 14, 2004, 11:26 AM »
Here's what I can offer on the issue of safety...

-Protective gear.  Get some.  Get a good, full face helmet that's DOT or Snell rated.  After having a rock the size of a golfball hit the windshield of my car right in front of my face, there's no way I would ever wear a half or 3/4 helmet.  Also, get at least a tough leather jacket or a pretty well padded synthetic riding jacket.

-Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Rider Course.  This course lasts 3 days, and teaches you all you need to know to ride a motorcycle safely.  It teaches you basic riding skills, the rules of the road for motorcycles, and strategies to avoid accidents and bad drivers.  You need to have a motorcycle learners permit to take the course.  If you complete and pass the riding and written tests of the MSF course, the DMV in your state will in most cases waive your road test, and issue your motorcycle license.

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