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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What did you want to be growing up?
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:55 PM »
Wondering if anyone would ask about that.  

Apparently, when I was very, very young (3-ish, roughly a millenium or so ago), an uncle asked what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I believe I had told my mother I wanted to be a fireman, but when asked by the uncle, I replied firetruck.  

Fireman would have been more accurate.  I tried out, but there is one test they have involving lifting a 60 pound ladder off the wall at shoulder height with straight arms.  You must do it without your heels coming off the ground.  It's an exercise in both strength and technique.  At the time I was short on both.  There wasn't another recruiting class for about 3 years, so I went back to school and became a bugger.  Damn close to being what I thought I wanted at 3 years old.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:52 PM »
Still a quarter left.  Too early to celebrate that one.  I hope they win, but too soon to start rubbing that in yet.  A team like the Lakers could erase 30 points pretty quick, not that the Spurs are any slouch at D though.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:49 PM »
Probably ought to be slapping Canada Post.  I suspect it means it has left (finally) Canada, ergo they consider it delivered.  No worries, they're probably just ticked cuz it weighs so much.  Heh.

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Episode 1 / Re: The Original "Midnight Madness"
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:47 PM »
I passed on midnight madness in 1999.  Only TRU did it up here and I had no interest.  Actually, my whole collecting interest had waned a fair bit by then.  

I opted to go to Walmart the next morning in a town of about 10000 people.  Everything was there and easy to find.  Lots of stuff gone, but I picked up one of everything and two of Maul.  Me and one other guy in the aisle.  Quite serene it was.

There was no midnight madness up here at all for AOTC.  Most figures had already been leaked out by TRU.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Display!
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:43 PM »
For the life of me, I could not get any stores to part with the Frito Lay promotional material.  Annoyed the hell out of me (and me them).  

I have one standup.  It's from 1997 and it's the Star Wars Trilogy - The original one last time.  Has the large Vader head in the background with an X-wing firing on what seems to be Vader's Tie.  Small segment of the death star sticks out in front.  Quite nice really.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett and Clonetrooper coming...
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:36 PM »
Well, since I was fortunate enough to get Vader and had lots of help getting R2, I "need" to get the Fett so the set remains complete.  I like the Fett idea, but clonetrooper?  That's not a misprint of stormtrooper is it?  The latter would probably look pretty sweet.  I really like the cards they are on.  Very nice.

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Newbies / Re: Hello There!
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:33 PM »
If he's the wrong crowd, I like him already. ;D

You invited me?  Are you sure ;)

I think the only person that truly regrets your inviting me is grumpy ewok.   :P

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:31 PM »
Tomorrow mostly because the idiots that schedule never thought it would go to game 7.  Also, they had the extra day off in between.  Pure genious.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: For you young'uns
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:30 PM »
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound,  personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

Well, as soon as all this stuff came out, I bet you got it.  ::)


Actually, No.  

I do indeed own an N-64, but it was the star wars podrace version on clearance (birthday gift from the wife because it said star wars :)).  It sits behind the bar and comes out twice a year when my nephew comes into town.  We play perfect dark and drink beer together.  We own a grand sum of five games.  Super Mario, Mario Kart, Mario Golf, Perfect Dark and the game it came with.

I do indeed own a computer (D'oh) but the first was purchased for University, an old Mac.  No home internet connection until about 3-4 years ago.  You can indeed find me in the chat room here.

I have a cell phone.  It is paid for by work and largely (i.e 95% plus) used for that only.  Other use is to tell the boss (my wife) when I'll be home.  

Yep to surround sound and a VCR.  But I am 39.  My family got their first VCR when I was 20.  We got cable (mostly so I could watch basketball playoffs) when I hit grade 10, or about 15 years old.  I believe we had a whopping 13 channels at the time, one of them French.  We currently have 39 channels in our house.  No digital receiver for the pay per view movies or the like.  Actually, my television viewing is pretty restricted these days.  Mostly I play with my daughter.  Outside.   :)

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Newbies / Re: Hello There!
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:18 PM »
Matt invited you?  I'll not hold that against you.

Welcome aboard.

cheers.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 7, 2003, 05:00 PM »
Ooh, multi-piece death star hangar :o  

Large enough to accomodate a shuttle or the falcon?  Opening blast doors to throw Obi and Vader behind?  Stormies on one side, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie and the droids on the other?  

Oh my.

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Watto's Junk Yard / For you young'uns
« on: May 7, 2003, 04:48 PM »
Being a resident oldie (though not the eldest) this email may not have made it to you youngsters.  I find it entertaining, you may find it boring.  


I Can't Believe We Made It!
According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or even the early 80's, probably shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids or locks on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets.

Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!  

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because ! we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we  were back when the street lights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound,  personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

We had friends!  We went outside and found them.We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us.  Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls  and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out any eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.  

Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and  were held back to repeat the same grade.Horrors!  

Tests were not adjusted for any reason.Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of  parents bailing us out if we got in trouble in school or broke a law was unheard of.
They actually sided  with the school or the law. Imagine that!



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Other Toy Lines / Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« on: May 7, 2003, 04:35 PM »
Yup, we did.  Senility is an evil, evil thing to have to live with. :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: THANK YOU for using REAL NAMES!
« on: May 7, 2003, 04:34 PM »
TBM[/size]

* Morgbug slaps Matt (1) right back


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: No Maxim at Wal Mart!
« on: May 7, 2003, 04:23 PM »

Who you kidding B?  You're so old, you still weren't very young 20 years ago!!!   :o   ;D   :-*

Sadly, you're probably right.  I was indeed 19, just 20 years ago *shudder*.  But all I was interested in was women, booze, sports and sleeping.  I couldn't care less about guns at that time, so wasn't too clear on the rules.

I do recall about 25 years ago, some guy walked into the neighbourhood Canadian Tire (think early, Canadian smaller version of Home Depot) asked to look at a gun (locked in a glass case), the clerk gave it to him.  He slid a bullet from his pocket into the chamber, put it to his head and pulled the trigger.  Boom, dead, right in front of the poor employee.  

That initiated the first change.  All guns on a cable lock with a trigger lock in place in the store.  I believe Canadian Tire got out of selling anything but pellet guns (and later paintball guns) at that point.  

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