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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TV Funny Man Dave Coulier...ALIVE!
« on: August 29, 2004, 07:16 PM »
Morisette all but outright confirmed it was about Coulier on the Stern show.

Incredible...

I believe Artie Lang summed that up best when he said, "What'd he do, impress you with his Popeye impersonation?"

Ya know what though, Bob Sagget's stand-up routine is really funny (IE: Not cutesy, but rather vulgar and "adult"), and I've heard Coulier's pretty funny too.  They were molded into the tools they're more commonly known to be though.

I've seen Sagget's routine, and it is good.  Seeing it and knowing who he played on TV makes it even funnier.  It's like old P.W. and his "adult" comedy special on Showtime/HBO, and yet comparing his TV show with it.  His films were then more a happy medium of the two "sides".

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anybody else a hardcore auto enthusiast?
« on: August 29, 2004, 02:48 PM »
My father raced when he was younger, so I've grown up around racetracks...  He did open-wheel dirt oval racing, and he dragraced his '59 Corvette (well before I was born).  We still went to the tracks after he quit though, and being that he's a motor inspector/mechanic (Just retired Friday actually) for a steel mill, and my oldest brother's a mechanic, and that my family in general always do our own car work all the time...  Well, I guess we're into cars. :)

Currently I own a 1992 Thunderbird SC, and a 1994 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible.

My Le Baron's my daily use car that I put miles on (has 68k now, 58k when I bought it last year), and I have to say that it's impressed me.  It's powerful, solid, sporty, fun...  6 cylinder automatic, but there's a 4-cylinder with Turbo that's supposedly nice (but hardtop only).  I get complements because most of these when you see them aren't in nice shape anymore.  I have people test me (mostly just with cars they are overly proud of) at stop lights and short of them having an obviously more powerful sports car, my Le Baron rarely fails me. 

I don't do customizing to my car, though if I had extra $ I probably would at least do a little bit.  Mostly cosmetic stuff.  The engine's fine as it is, since I don't race, and it's powerful enough for commuting in the city.

My T-Bird's a whole other story.  Stock, it looks like it's been custmized actually.  When people test me at lights in this I personally have come against nothing that was able to match it, though a Vette and I one night did horse around and he easily went past me once he hit his higher gears.

It's a Supercharged 6-Cyl. 5-speed with *drumroll* 158k on it.  Surprisingly it's not got a lot of problems, but, I need to do work on it.  First in line's welding new floorboards, and having a new left rear fender piece cut as the people who've owned it before me never took good care of it.

The engine's solid, but at 158k needs a rebuild because I know some of these have been hard miles put on it by the last owner.  I need to redo the interior (black leather) because it was a daily use car that nobody took care of again, so there's tears and worn out spots (especially on the driver's seat). 

The Transmission is the only major problem area on it, as it'll slip out of gear, or simply NOT go into gear when shifting.  Besides wanting to rebuild or replace it, I've got that little problem.

In general, this car's a project that my wallet can't handle right now, so I have it in storage in this old lady's garage down the road from me.  I have it running, but never drive it.  They're actually fairly "rare" cars, as the SC is tempermental and prone to breaking.  The local Ford garage was shocked I had one, and one in such good shape.  They had to special order the lubricant for it because they thought there weren't any more left running in the area (even at a 12 year old car, it's being considered rare). 

So, I like it...  It's unique, not something you see every day.  I've thought of selling it because they do exist, you just don't see them creep into the green sheets often for sale, but what it's worth to me and what I'd get are prbably two different things.   :-\  So it stays till I have greater ammounts of cash.

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Adding photos of what my cars basically look like.  Don't have a camera to do otherwise.  My Le Baron's in pristine condition, but the T-Bird's not, so adjust accordingly.  From a distance you couldn't tell on the T-Bird anyway.

T-Bird...  Mine's the exact same color red but had a limited edition detail job only available on the SC's.  I don't like it though (it's an aqua/black pinstripe that runs the entire way around the car...  That red's a spot on match though, which red isn't a color I'm fond of either.  I plan to paint it some day.


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The Le Baron GTC Convertible...  This is the exact color combo of mine.  It's a dark green with a metallic flake in it, a gold/tan top, gold trim, etc...  I think this car's sporting t he same aluminum rims as mine too, which are surprisingly nice for factory.  They have gold highlights in them.  Really nice to me.  I got my car from some people with too much money for a mere $3400.  It was under warranty when they put it in a garage and didn't touch it again.  I was quite fortunate... 

Funny note.  I've found out that Le Baron's are a covted item in Europe I guess.  They're "rare" there, and considered quite an automotive prize to many in Europe, especially Germany.  I find that funny I guess because Le Baron's are a commn car seen in the States still.  There's a girl at my college has one IDENTICAL to mine but beat to hell and back.  I guess in Europe they're popular and have their own "club" and stuff though...  So, whatever.  Weird.


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The Original Trilogy / Re: Boba Fett..... Voiced by Jango Fett?
« on: August 29, 2004, 02:26 PM »
They could add "Crikey!" to it maybe? :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebel scum mods are gone!
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:09 AM »
And GNT locked the thread about Robz...  Kinda funny unto itself.   :D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: ******* Spyware
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:07 AM »
Ad-Aware, I've personally found, to clean EVERYTHING out.

My buddy CorranHorn got me onto the Ad-Aware thing.  It pretty much fixed a problem I had that I was gonna take my PC to get worked on, it was that bad.

I've not needed anything else, so I recommend it to anyone.  I just run Ad-Aware now when I run Scandisk and Defrag once a month.  It's just routine...  Or when I know I got something nasty on (as you did Scott.  That EXACT scenario has happened to me maybe 3 times already).

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Boba Fett..... Voiced by Jango Fett?
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:03 AM »
Now that you mention it MIke, I too recall hearing somewhere that Morrison isn't a big fan.  I could see him being condescending, which (to me) LFL should have some say in the crap the actors spew about "fans". 

It's a shame, but in the end I'm sure he does get hounded and if he really doesn't care for/about his role than I'm sure he's doubly PO'd when he's asked for autographs and whatnot.

The funny thing in the end (If he is this much of a jerk) then is that he needs to do cons to pay off his mortgage.  Wow, that gotta sting.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Battlefront at Star Wars.com
« on: August 27, 2004, 11:59 PM »
I would say, in short, that the game's squarely aimed at Multi-Player and that any Single-Player gaming is highly limited.

IE: No story, no comprehensive successive levels that lead to a goal, etc...  Not a typical SP game really.

Battlefront is, from my POV, shaping up to be nothing more than a clone of Battlefield 1942 or Battlefield: Vietnam...  Good games, but not aimed at the SP gamer. 

Perhaps Lucasarts will commission a "BattleFront: The Series" kinda game...  Something that clones the Call of Duty or Medal of Honor series, which are intense, semi-realistic, and fun squad-combat FPS games with a Single-Player Focus.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Galaxies - Not Star Warsy enough
« on: August 27, 2004, 11:55 PM »
That'd be about my assessment too Bob.

The thing is, Galaxies throws out some of the most explosively realistic Star Wars galaxy images of, basically, nothing from the Star Wars galaxy.  Just an average day on Kothloth St. in the Xorn province on Dalaxia IV.

In short, again, nothing.

Maybe Tom Grasswhacker's out washing his speeder, or some Rodian Kids are riding their hover-bikes down the street...  Just nothing.

It's weird.  I like looking at it though.  :)  The imagery is impressive, to say the least.  My desktop was an AT-AT roving Tatooine's Dune Sea for the longest time...  Now it's a Battlefront AT-ST armored column with Infantry Support.  Love that Officer that looks like he's taking the reigns at the front lines.  :)

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
« on: August 27, 2004, 11:51 PM »
Paul, shoot me your image over sometime (you can send to my JD.com address if you want.  Should be on my profile on the front page).

Not to toot my own horn but I think I probably have the largest generic 3.75" action figure noggin' collection on the net.  I can at least aim you the right way(s) perhaps.

Just lemme know!

JJ

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Yeah, as much as I hate to have something to dump on Lando, which is a great figure, those two things were (I felt) legit gripes.

As great a figure as it is, Lando was pretty action-packed in the costume so I'd like to see a better articulated leg region.  At least ball/socket knees, though knees/ankles (at this stage of the Star Wars line) are worthy I feel.

The flimsy weapon was, without a doubt, the most  noticeable and immediate detractor on the figure.  The pike mine came with was bent in the packaging and I knew this was a bad thing coming. :(

The leg articulation's more a thing that, after playing around with Lando, I finally thought that he'd be neat to pose like he's trying to pull himself out of the Sarlacc and stuff.  :)

That pike sucks though.  Great sculpt, craptacular plastic though.  :(

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Feedback / Re: pmundheim's feedback
« on: August 27, 2004, 11:18 PM »
I'll just say now that I've done a bit of trading with Paul in the past, and he's a great guy.  Someone I'm proud to call one of my friends here on the net. 

If you wanna trade with him you're sure to be happy with the deal. 

I've done quite a few trades and he usually goes above and beyond what we even agree to.  Guy is just an asset to the community!

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Power of the Force 2 / Re: The Beginning of POTF2
« on: August 27, 2004, 06:07 PM »
I was similar to your story Bob.

I was buying MicroMachines actually...  That was my thing.  I eventually started going online about the same time too and started looking at modern figures.

Before all that I bought some of the RPG books for just "good reading", some of the miniatures, and I collected/customized Vintage. 

I was a G.I. Joe brat though, not a Star Wars fan till proobably the later 80's.  I liked Star Wars as a kid, but didn't collect it because G.I. Joe was just a better toyline to me from a child's standpoint (more fun, more vehicles, etc.)...

Joe was my life though...  Had EVERY figure.  In fact the only things I didn't have were redeco exclusives, Sears Exclusives, etc...  Oh, and the FLAGG which wouldn't fit in my room.  :)  Had that all though, and hardly any Star Wars.  They were good for accessories for my Joes and for use as the helpless scientist or something.

Vinty caught my eye when I was watching Empire and Jedi on NBC one night, and I wanted to collect the old toys...  Before long talk of new films, re-released films, and then in 1995 a whole new action figure line.  And the rest is a sad pouring of $ into Hasbro.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Boba Fett..... Voiced by Jango Fett?
« on: August 27, 2004, 06:02 PM »
I hadn't heard he didn't like SW, but ya know I'm not surprised either. 

I can stmach Boba's voice changing though I like the idea of his original sinister voice more...  I coulda bought that even if there was some excuse that he had the raspiness to it or whatever (throat injury...  heavy smoker?  I dunno).

The stormies, I'm praying, aren't changed is all.

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Newbies / Re: Hey there
« on: August 27, 2004, 06:00 PM »
Hey Mike, welcome aboard...  Liked the conversation that spawned from the review.  Hope ya take on to JediDefender well...  I think you'll enjoy it man.

Take it easy,

JJ

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Newbies / Re: Hi Everybody!
« on: August 27, 2004, 05:59 PM »
Hey IV, glad you could make it...  I rarely run into you at Scum anymore so I'm glad you decided to come around here.  You'll fit in I'm sure.

Have a good one man.

JJ

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