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Not that what happens there is any of my business, but I think that an association of the admins and that forum with Nazis, regardless of their behaviour is, in the very least, in poor taste.  All places have their respective politics and having worked for both the federal and provincial governments over the past 10 years, a lack of explanation is the norm, rather than the exception.  

I readily agree that Philips decision is strange and probably unneccessary and the lack of an open discussion and explanation lacks in both tact and respect for the members.  

That said, I am extremely dissappointed in anyone that associates the decisions made on a bloody toy board with the heinous crimes perpetrated against humanity by the Nazis.  Trading toys has absolutely freaking zero to do with the slaughter of human beings.  I would hope people could see the difference and be somewhat mature about it.  Were I Philip, I would ban anyone making that association for life, not just for a short time.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: My new love...Chipotle Burritos
« on: May 27, 2003, 03:31 PM »
I see it has affected you too.   ;D

Oh no, that effect is quite natural :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: My new love...Chipotle Burritos
« on: May 27, 2003, 03:08 PM »
Don't say mad when we talk Alberta Beef.  Right Brent.  ;)

I know nothing of what you speak ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: My new love...Chipotle Burritos
« on: May 27, 2003, 02:29 PM »
Owned by Satan?  Could you be more specific?  Or is that a fast food generalization?

I presume that is fine Alberta beef you're eating :P

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Fishing
« on: May 27, 2003, 02:19 PM »
For everyone of you out there golfing, there's one less on the lake!  :-*  


I do my own kind of fishing on the golf course :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Question for the married folks
« on: May 27, 2003, 01:54 PM »



Spidey....hypnotic.....feel urge.....to take....modern....dance...class


Must....resist...

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Fishing
« on: May 27, 2003, 01:52 PM »
Again, fine line between fishing and sitting there looking like... :P :-*

Just kidding.  One thing that fishing is great for is getting to know your kid.  My dad took me lots and I did enjoy it then.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Rerelease Leia, Han and Darth Maul Carded
« on: May 27, 2003, 01:47 PM »
Base-schmase.  Not like I'm going to go hunting for a third MOTDS (well, that might be a little white lie).  Just happy to have those figs, if the Vader is indeed true.  Make for a nice display similar to how I do my McFarlane stuff with carded in back, loose in front.  

I REALLY like the cardbacks on these new figures.  I just hope they aren't released in Canada as we never end up with the picture backs like that, just three languages of warnings ::)

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Rerelease Leia Carded
« on: May 27, 2003, 01:32 PM »
Is that the MOTDS Maul though?  If so, I'm halfway to my loose MOTDS ;D

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Heh, checked RS.  Cory's kicking up a storm.  Cool.

Seems as though there wasn't much in the way of an announcement.  Oh well.

Scott, most of the guys I trade with are already here.  Though sadly I seem to do relatively little trading these days, more buying.  Just don'thave too much to trade.  Still manage to trade with fellow Canucks, but you and Jim and most accomodating for trading.  Matt and Karen are helpful with lightening my bank account and then a few random trades, many of which are with folks already here (eg. Dain_Bramage).  

I do most of my McFarlane stuff at that board.  Sad as it is, retail is irrelevant there, so better for me to get more cash/value since that is what others tend to charge.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Question for the married folks
« on: May 27, 2003, 01:20 PM »
what you are about to read will be denied at any and all opportunities, should the good Mrs. Bug wander into the room.  

Remember that thread about all the junk/toys in my office?  Well, like dustrho's buddy, I get all my stuff delivered to work.  As I indicated in the other thread, two reasons.  The one I listed was security - from theft, weather etc. and that's true.  The other, unlisted reason was so that they could later be stealthily deployed at home.  

I have a pile of stuff at work and at home.  We have a crawl space and the Mrs. is rather claustrophobic at times, so she won't go into it.   ;D  I am not and will happily.  there are about 8 huge tupperware tubs down there and all that stuff will eventually make its way out to display, but slowly.  Add to that all the McFarlane stuff I have and boom, tons o toys and tons o $$.  
Like Scott, I don't question what my wife spends her money on, so I believe that gives me justification (hey, I said believe ok).  

I think I've convinced myself to get rid of many of the McFarlane hockey figures (keeping the goalies) except for a few of my favorites.  That should eat up less display room though I still need to get 19 goalies (after NHL5) and variants (10) home and on display without raising the ire of the Mrs.  Eight of those goalies have no variants BTW, unless you get into the whole logo-no logo water bottle discussion.  Three football players to get home too.  

Then I've got to get the Marvel Legends type stuff home too.  Fortunately the Simpsons stuff will just stay at work.  

Wife goes away for a week in August with the buglet ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« on: May 27, 2003, 12:56 PM »
I have walked out of a couple of movies. Spiderman being one of them.

Really, why?  It certainly wasn't true to the comic books in so many details, but what made you leave? Curious, I am.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Can a Prequel be a Sequel?
« on: May 27, 2003, 12:54 PM »
Well, being one that ranks TPM at the bottom of my SW list all the time, I don't think it's fair.  TPM for a SW movie is not great, but that's after 3 years of reflection (4?).  

TPM had me pumped beforehand, I was extremely excited.  I enjoyed the movie.  I thought Jake Lloyd was not a great choice, but hey, the kid pulled it off and was suitably petulant in the role, something that carried over into the next movie and what I feel is important for the role.  The Maul/Qui-Gon/Obi trifecta was wonderful.  The effects were grand.  It's only after reflection that I criticize the movie.  

Let's see someone else fire up a movie/sequel 22 years after the original and make a great one.  Not bloody likely.

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Thanks Matt, I was not aware.  Further, I had sold/traded LOTR and McFarlane stuff there previously.  This is quite surprising to me.  In a sense I can understand it, notably if McFarlane items (eg. sportspicks) were involved because of the distinct mentalities that would conflict.  SW being traded at fair retail value whereas ebay value dominates sportspicks.  

I must say I am dissappointed.  While I've become a little less interested in RS of late, it was still my first choice for trading.  I completed so many trades out of that board that it's kind of scary.  Most of you guys I met over there, so to see this is surprising.  Judging by the conversations over there, lots (most?) of people collect much more than just star wars.  Simpsons, LOTR, McFarlane, Marvel Legends are pretty universal for a whole lot of folks.  

Oh well, not for me to say.

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Watto's Junk Yard / The Other Half and Your Collection
« on: May 27, 2003, 11:20 AM »
Alright, how many of you "sneak" toys into your house or perhaps just stealthily slide a new figure onto the shelf or into storage?  Does your significant other have a clue as to either the volume or the dollar value (what you spend)?  

If you're not married and living with your parents, do you sneak stuff past them (much more risky to me than doing same with spouse)?

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