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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: September 25, 2012, 06:08 PM »
My replacement car for my 1999 Windstar that was written off 2 nites before I left for CVI.   >:(

2012 KIA Forte 5.  8)


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:26 PM »
End of a era for the Shuttle Endeavour & the Space Shuttles!  :'(


Credit: Walter Scriptunas II/Spaceflight Now.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:56 PM »
Awesome, can't wait!   8)

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Gentle Giant / Re: Jumbo Kenner Cantina Display
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:31 PM »
Just to add.. shipping was USPS Priority, $49.45 for a grand total of $138.45 to Canada! Unless that puppy is delivered by a hooker on a sliver plater, GG can stick it!  ::)

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Gentle Giant / Re: Jumbo Kenner Cantina Display
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:09 PM »
$89 for cardboard!!! Are they insane? :o

Just like Medicom's Kubrick display cardboard... priceless!   ::)

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:12 AM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: August 16, 2012, 07:34 PM »
Did anyone catch "Collection Intervention" last night on SyFy?  I DVRd it and got a chance to watch it this morning, sort of interesting.  The first episode focuses on a Star Wars collector (as well as a Catwoman collector), and it deals with "managing" a collection and keeping it from an obsession.  Basically, they get them to sell some things off and come to terms with letting a collection take over their life.  Anyways, a good watch, but maybe not for your wife/husband/significant other ;).  It looks like it is being replayed several times over the next week or so.  The Star Wars portion ends up at Rancho Obi-Wan, which was kind of neat (and they do have a pretty impressive SW collection).

I just watched it online: Disturbance in the Force

Must say that was a big I need a puke icon here, let alone staged!  Consetta Parker   <-------------------- See that link to the left, have a good clicky! Oy!  :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 7, 2012, 01:43 PM »
Scene of a Martian Landing
The four main pieces of hardware that arrived on Mars with NASA's Curiosity rover were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured this image about 24 hours after landing. The large, reduced-scale image points out the strewn hardware: the heat shield was the first piece to hit the ground, followed by the back shell attached to the parachute, then the rover itself touched down and finally, after cables were cut, the sky crane flew away to the northwest and crashed. Relatively dark areas in all four spots are from disturbances of the bright dust on Mars, revealing the darker material below the surface dust.

Around the rover, this disturbance was from the sky crane thrusters, and forms a bilaterally symmetrical pattern. The darkened radial jets from the sky crane are downrange from the point of oblique impact, much like the oblique impacts of asteroids. In fact, they make an arrow pointing to Curiosity.

This image was acquired from a special 41-degree roll of MRO, larger than the normal 30-degree limit. It rolled towards the west and towards the sun, which increases visible scattering by atmospheric dust as well as the amount of atmosphere the orbiter has to look through, thereby reducing the contrast of surface features. Future images will show the hardware in greater detail. Our view is tilted about 45 degrees from the surface (more than the 41-degree roll due to planetary curvature), like a view out of an airplane window. Tilt the images 90 degrees clockwise to see the surface better from this perspective. The views are primarily of the shadowed side of the rover and other objects. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 7, 2012, 12:40 AM »

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 6, 2012, 05:25 PM »
Well this has been along coming & will be my last for a bit... untill Celebration CVI rolls around anyway... lmao!

This fellow needs no introduction but I will say, he's real & he's spectacular! Messa one happy camper!  ;D





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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 6, 2012, 05:09 PM »
Another great shot of Curiosity & its parachute taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on the descent.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 6, 2012, 01:53 AM »
Curiosity's shadow!   8)


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 6, 2012, 01:48 AM »
First image from the Curiosity on the surface of Mars. Credit Spaceflight.com


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