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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: September 17, 2012, 10:03 AM »
Does anyone find it odd that there are no car chargers available as of yet?  I can understand that Apple kept the charging port under wraps, but even the Apple store doesn't have a car charger available yet.  Everything is just a USB adapter, but like everyone else, I don't want to have to either buy a second cord or carry the cord that comes with phone everywhere.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: WiiU
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:22 AM »
I'm on the fence.  I haven't had much time for my Wii in quite a while.  Heck, I never finished Mario Galaxy 2, or even get all the stars in Mario Galaxy 1.  I'm not sure if I really have time for the system.  Is the deluxe version only going to available around the launch date or is that something that will be on the shelves for some time?  I would probably want to go for that version if I actually picked one up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: September 13, 2012, 12:51 PM »
Why can't the new connector be just a standard mini usb port just like every other phone? Another Apple money grab.

I'm not surprised...they have had the proprietary connector since the beginning.  At least they are making adapters.  I remember have to buy a wall plug for ~$30 when I got my first iPod because you could only charge from a computer otherwise.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: September 13, 2012, 06:26 AM »
I'm a little surprised with the all the revamps to the nano that they didn't bump up the storage space.  A 32 GB nano has been rumored for quite a while, but they just have 16 GB models according to the Apple store.  I still only have an 8 GB model and didn't want to upgrade to 16 GB because I would have it filled immediately.  I think I'm going to finally jump on board with the iPhone, so I will probably just get the 64 GB model and use that as my mp3 player.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cars: Lease or buy?
« on: September 12, 2012, 07:17 AM »
As everyone else has stated, it all depends on your needs.  I purchased my first care in 1997 and my second in early 2008.  I'm more in the camp of drive it till it dies.  My wife even used my first car for another year or so because it got better millage than what she was driving.  When I purchased my second car, the dealer was only going to give me $1,000 in trade-in (blue book value was around $2,500 for excellent condition; the car was in fair condition), so it wasn't too big a deal to skip the trade in so we could save some gas money.  We still managed to sell it for $2,000.  I plan to keep my current car for a minimum of 10 years, so leasing really was never an option for me.  Since interest rates weren't that great for auto financing, I went with a home equity loan, so technically my car was paid off at purchase.  In the long run, that will cost more in interest if you don't make extra payments, but it does allow some flexibility since the payments are low.  I have been paying extra towards the principal for most of the time so that I could pay off the loan in about five years, but when I was laid off in 2009, it was nice to be able to pay the minimum payment of about $275 versus what would have been over twice as much if I had gone with 60 month financing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Will there ever be a Justice League Movie?
« on: August 10, 2012, 06:45 AM »
I just have to ask, since no one has mentioned it.  Does anyone remember Daredevil?  I don't think Affleck and comic book movies mix too well.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: August 2, 2012, 03:02 PM »
Actually they already brought in Hugh Jackman in the last movie.  When Charles and Eric are going around recruiting, there is a cameo by Jackman where he tells them to f*** off.

If the person happened to bid $33.33 at say, three seconds left, he doesn't win, because he bid lower, but it should have only bumped your bid up to $33.34, unless ebay has made more changes that automatically bumps you up by the minimum bid instead of matching or just beating a lower bid.

Wow, it looks great, but I haven't even pre-ordered Neyo yet. I was hoping for a couple more months before this one was up. I wanted to get 2, but I may have to settle for just one.

I have been all in on this line from the beginning on this seems to be the MO for Sideshow.  They put several preorders up around the same time and then they also ship a bunch of items at the same time.  Currently, I have the following on preorder:

Boba Fett
Cantina Environment
Tusken Raider
Modal Nodes 2 pack from Big Bad Toy Store (this one seems to have been delayed for quite some time)

In the past week or two I have gotten 14-21 day notices on Fett, Bacara, and maybe one other.  So for six figures yet to ship direct from Sideshow, two or three are coming shortly and it looks like they will be replaced with other preorders in the near future.

At this point, I wish I could sell my old Hasbro 12" figures for what I paid for them to help pay for SS.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: April 25, 2012, 01:15 PM »
Yeah, most of the Caps fans seem to think it is a foregone conclusion also.

They have had some back luck with playoff draws the past 3 years.

I wouldn't really say that, but between going up 2-0 on Pittsburgh and pretty much not showing up for that game 7 and losing to the eight seed at home, I don't have high hopes for tonight.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:35 AM »
Anyone liking the Caps tonight versus Boston?



Hoping? Yes. Predicting? No.

Agreed.  I'm used to being let down by Washington sports teams.  The Caps are abysmal in game 7's.  Since every game has been a one goal game so far, I kind of expect that they will get blown out.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:27 PM »
Has anyone else had this?

This could become a problem for me.  After taking a sip, you immediately want another sip.  Smooth as silk and TASTY.

I thought it was just too sweet as compared to regular Jack.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: March 9, 2012, 11:33 AM »
My guess is you piss off the allmighty Phillip Wise and he lays the smack down on you Sith style.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 9, 2012, 08:07 AM »
You have to wonder if he is really worth it at this point.  Isn't he 36?  I think his price tag would cause salary cap issues for a lot of teams.  I'm sure the Redskin's fantasy football team captain owner will make a play at him, but I doubt Peyton wants to play in a colder climate or face his little brother twice a year.  I'm still hoping that the Skins trade up in the draft and pick a young QB.  Synder still hasn't learned his lesson about buying big name players though.

Really?  How on Earth did the Beatles get influenced by the Monkees then? 

Seriously? Just listen to their music. It's virtually identical.

Did you think that may be because the Monkees were copying the Beatles and not the other way around?  The Monkees first album came out a few months after the Beatles put out Revolver.  Heck, the Beatles hosted a party for the Monkees while they were recording Sgt. Peppers.  Heck, the Monkees barely played on any of the tracks on their first or second album.  They didn't start playing their own instruments until their third album.  They were a group that was put together for a TV show.  They didn't really become a band until the end of the Beatles career.

It would be like saying Weird Al influenced Michael Jackson because Eat It and Fat sound like Beat It and Bad.

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