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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Tours wave 3 FINALLY!
« on: June 7, 2003, 06:11 PM »
I just got my Starspeeder 3000 today.  Ordered it through Planet Action figure, and it doesn't disappoint.  While it's not nearly scale with the 3-3/4" line, it's still very cool.  

A panel up top reveals the interior.  It's instrumental in getting Cap'd Rex into his command position.  There are also a couple of push-buttons on the aft side of this ship.  Each one  opens the hatches on it's respective side of the ship.  It also triggers lights in the interior.  Add on top of this, that it's got some cool sound effects, triggered by our favorite plucky Artoo unit, and I'm pretty happy with this ship.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: AT-ST
« on: June 7, 2003, 06:06 PM »
Should this be in the POTJ section, since that's the last incarnation we got of the AT-ST?

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Sammy Sosa busted with a CORKED bat!
« on: June 7, 2003, 01:46 AM »

If Pete bet on baseball games, fine.  If Pete bet on the Reds to win their games when he was managing them, fine.  BUT, if Pete bet on the Reds to LOSE games, or on the point spread of the Reds games, well then YES, we have a really big problem, and I might be inclined to say leave the lifetime ban on him...  But those are the only 2 gambling scenarios that I would consider to be serious enough to keep him out of the Hall.


Pete Rose always bet on the Reds to win.  The biggest question marks seem to be about how he'd manage the team the day before a game he bet on.   Would he bet on his strongest starter?  Would he let the previous day's pitcher hang out to dry, so he could keep the bullpen fresh for the following day?  Would he not use his bench players the day before he bet?  And furthermore, would his bookies know how he operated, and bet on the Reds to lose the day before a game Pete bet on, and then bet them to win the day he bet?  It really casts a negative light on the integrity of the games he was involved in.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Sammy Sosa busted with a CORKED bat!
« on: June 6, 2003, 01:35 PM »
I don't think Pete Rose should get re-instated.  He won't come clean, and he bet on games he was involved in.  In fact, in his role as manager, he was in a position to save the good pitchers in his bullpen for the game he was betting on.  And people in the know could discern which game that might be, because he would play scrubs the day before, and save his bullpen.  He tossed aside the integrity of the game.  And I sincerely hope that if he does get re-instated, that the election committee won't vote Rose into the hall.  Accomplishments on the field or not, Pete Rose was a big boy when he made his mistakes.  He know what he was doing.  He should be forced to live with the consequences.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Sammy Sosa busted with a CORKED bat!
« on: June 6, 2003, 12:54 PM »
Here in Seattle, that's already yesterday's news....as our own UW Husky Coach Rick Neuheisel has been caught betting on a basketball pool. I guess he won 20 grand or something.  And the shady dealings of sports players/coaches rumbles on.

I'm glad to hear Sosa was cleared though.

Wanna talk about shady college money scams?  How about how much colleges are making off of their student athletes?  Not just in ticket sales, but merchandising, sponsorships, and television contracts.  They're paying for more than just scholarships and coach's contracts with that cash.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: June 6, 2003, 12:51 PM »
I've seen numerous Torri Hunter's around here.  And I spent time taking notice of one thing...

The regular version, with Minnesota on the Jersey has Minnesota in white with red outlining; the numbers are red with white outlining; and the hat has the M

If anyone's been scarce in this wave, at least around here, it's been the Yankees, Giambi in A's uniform, Schilling in Phillie's uniform, Tejada and Kendell

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Coca Cola Classic - Caffeine Free?
« on: June 5, 2003, 11:16 PM »
One thing, for me at least, that's been an added bonus of quitting caffeine is this:  when I do indulge in it for the purpose of using caffeine as a stimulant, it actually works now!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: June 5, 2003, 11:14 PM »
Spuffy's turn.

The Goddess Herself:




This might inspire a new thread.  I can see it now..."Classic Beauties!"

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Coca Cola Classic - Caffeine Free?
« on: June 5, 2003, 03:43 PM »
I used to enjoy a regular cup of coffee or soda.  Thing is, in my case, if I didn't have that coffee or soda, I got splitting headaches.  This went on for a period of months.  I finally made the connection to caffeine, and quit drinking coffee and soda.  Magically, after a couple of days of withdrawal headaches, they went away!  Caffeine is definitely addictive, and sometimes you need to quit.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Is Mace Windu a "bad egg"...?
« on: June 4, 2003, 11:38 PM »
I know that.  However, in the theatrical cut, they didn't make the raid at all.  Both Jedi are in the arena from begining to end.  Anyway, I'm sticking by my theory.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Coca Cola Classic - Caffeine Free?
« on: June 4, 2003, 11:35 PM »
I might start drinking this stuff.  I had to give up caffeine because I was addicted.  When I quit, I even went through a mild withdrawal.  Thankfully, the headaches I was getting from caffeine dependancy went away.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How many of us are musicians?
« on: June 4, 2003, 03:48 PM »
For those who don't know, the Chicago Symphony is probably the best symphony orchestra in America.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Sammy Sosa busted with a CORKED bat!
« on: June 4, 2003, 01:18 PM »
The examination of Sammy's bats is definitely important.  But what's more important?  How will Sammy fare in the future?  

If his homerun numbers start to drop off, and he starts hitting a lot of fly balls, or doubles, then it taints a lot if not all of his personal hitting stats.  If he keeps on putting up the same, average number of homers with increased scrutiny, then I can accept this as a mistake.  If not, his career is tainted.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How many of us are musicians?
« on: June 4, 2003, 12:21 PM »
Been playing bass for the past 12 years.  My current band is currently popping in and out of the recording studio, working on our second CD-EP.  We've got label aspirations, and some strong material.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: June 4, 2003, 12:19 PM »
For the Devils, I would think these guys...

Elias
Madden
Gomez
Nieuwendyk

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