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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 04:03 PM »
I think the concession was, at the least, a hopeful sign...  Though now this bitchslap to the NHLPA of getting concessions they asked for then cancelling the season anyway may bite them in the ass in future negotiations.

How this'll effect teams, I don't know, but I think even in the $40 millions was SOMETHING good to think about.  Without knowing the rest of the contract's stipulations, it is tough to say how "good" that would've/could've been for "small market" teams.  I dunno.  It was something though...

I'm not surprised at any of this.  I bitched up a storm to my gf on the phone about it.  It was completely asinine, and even if they'd come to an agreement I think Bettman and Goodenow both need taken to a field and beat about the head severely with hockey sticks by fans.  They're both the incredible jerkoffs they've made themselves out to be throughout this.

Pittsburgh fans (being interviewed on the street) seemed unanymous in that the NHL needs an overhaul beyond a cap...  Most compared it directly to Baseball, and how that can't seem to get its **** together either.  I agree...  Short of the television coverage, but I agree.

I think a completely straightened around NHL could really take off.  That won't happen till Bettman's forced out though, and even then his replacement's gonna have to be someone OTHER than one of his cronies.

Oh well, I sit and wait now for the NFL to come back in season I guess.  I hate Baseball with a passion...  NASCAR's ok, but not something I'm intense about like Hockey or Football.  Minor league games may be on TV more though so I'll watch for those I guess...   :-\  Otherwise I just hope for warmer weather and to survive the year.

Oh yeah, there's always Star Wars to entertain me I suppose....  *sigh*

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 16, 2005, 03:34 PM »
now who ISN'T gonna do a "Spaceballs?  There goes the planet" diorma with POA guys and Star Wars figures!? :)  Thanks MisterPL, time to pick up a toy rag soon it seems.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lone Gunman Storms Mall-Opens Fire
« on: February 15, 2005, 06:33 AM »
Remember, we don't do the War, Politics, Religion and the like...  This keeps leaning towards a debate on the gun control issue and I'll lock the thread.

Try to keep it about just the news on the story...  Not that there is much.

Last I heard the only thing new was the recruiter shot was maybe going to need his leg removed which is a shame.  The whole thing is odd from start to finish though and makes no sense.  I'm amazed he didn't kill someone, and something makes me think perhaps he didn't want to...  The mind of the mentally ill is perplexing to say the least, but I can't imagine emptying a clip somewhere (I'm assuming) relatively busy and not actually taking a life.  Just seems odd.

Well, at least nobody got killed, and hopefully it won't spark mimics...

Anyway, keep it on topic and civil guys, thanks.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: February 15, 2005, 01:24 AM »
Vader's pants should be a Khaki color.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Valentine's Day!...
« on: February 15, 2005, 01:08 AM »
Pretty low key at the Casa Pearson tonight, wifey got her second root canal in 6 months.  Whee!  So I drank a beer and she enjoyed her shake from DQ and she went to bed...ah married life with 2 wee ones :P

Hah, classic.  The honeymoon's over. :P

Good to have quiet time though...  That's probably just as nice.

I celebrated Friday night...  We went to dinner at a restaurant I had to book reservations at about a month in advance.  Great place if you're ever in Pittsburgh (my favorite) called Hoffstot's Cafe Monnaco.

We dined, and I got sticker shock on how much beef rose in price... 

We went into the city then to meet my buddy and his girlfriend for drinks at Station Square's bars.  Hooked up with them at a small place then went to a new club we'd not tried yet down there.  Drank, talked, went home...

I gave my girl a jewelery set with rubies and diamond chips (I'm no jewelery expert so terminology escapes me), flowers, card, a stuffed monkey who I wanted to have a Jedi outfit made for him (heh) to geek it up but that fell through...  Oh, and a box of 30 gal. garbage bags.

Don't ask, it was a joke only she could've gotten or laughed at. :)

We had a good night...  Fun Fun Fun!

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: February 14, 2005, 11:54 PM »
I think Lucas wants early hype built...  This is his last hope to really make a big buck on Star Wars if he is indeed adhering to ending the films here.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hyerspace Question
« on: February 14, 2005, 12:25 PM »
My problems were from probably around Sept. of last year or so...  I was searching for the emails but I must've deleted them all when I got my access all hashed out, otherwise I'd just have given you that email for the person handling it so you could at least resort to it if/when you run into trouble.

I kept calling the Fan Club who'd divert me to who'd send me to the Fan Club number again and back and forth...  It took me getting pretty rude before I got somewhere on it, and like I said it was probably 2 months or so before I did finally get a code emailed to me.  Pissed me off pretty good because I was irked that I was being forced to get the HS account when all I wanted was to get the magazine and just be a fanclub member like I always have been.

Typical Lucasfilm though, where they gotta milk you for ever penny and make it nothing but grief for you at the same time.  >:(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hyerspace Question
« on: February 14, 2005, 11:58 AM »
It was hit or miss for me Broem...  I had a hell of a time getting a code off them but I hear they've improved this leg of their combining Hyperspace with the Fan Club, so I dunno.

I had an email for the woman who specifically was handling these codes, because after much run-around between the Official Site and anyone else they could pass the buck onto, I finally annoyed them to the point that I got this woman's personal email for it...  Of course when I was ready to email her they'd finally figured it out.

It was a terrible hastle though...  I was hell-bent on it though considering they forced me to buy it, and actually I've found it relatively useful from a customizer's point of view...  I wouldn't have bought it any other way though other than being forced. 

Anyway, I think most people are saying lately that it's easier getting your code and should only be a matter of a couple weeks after your subscription's cleared...  Typical "slow" business time periods...

It was months before I got mine though last year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: February 14, 2005, 09:25 AM »

Next:  Dangle

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: February 14, 2005, 07:03 AM »
We're in for a pretty big year for figures.  Among maybe the best figures of the modern line, period.  As happy as I am to see such greatness in the figure world, there's part of me that just feels "cheated" that the classic trilogy doesn't really have basic figures this nice...  not in great abundance at least.

Off-hand, I'd only label the Cantina wave and VOTC as being near the caliber of the basic figures (and VOTC shouldn't count since they were $10 a pop) we've seen for E3...  I mean, even the C1 figures don't look BAD like they did for AOTC's lineup.

I really hope this is something that carries over, and that we start seeing new, and resculpted figures from the classic trilogy that rival or surpass a lot of these ROTS figures.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 13, 2005, 08:42 PM »
That's more what I wanted anyway...  Good news to me. :)

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Forum Ranks
« on: February 13, 2005, 08:40 PM »






We're talking about God here...  Seriously.  ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Toy Kidnapped?
« on: February 12, 2005, 07:48 PM »
I already did to get his armor off... 

"The streets will flow with the blood of the walking carpet infidels!"

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Forum Ranks
« on: February 12, 2005, 06:49 AM »
Hah!  If you can find me!  I'm like a phantom...  Stealthy.  One minute I'm here, then I'm gone... 

Oh who am I kidding, I'll be standing in a single spot in various lines for hours on end I'm afraid. :( 

The Original Trilogy / Re: Why have a 2nd Death Star in ROTJ?
« on: February 12, 2005, 06:47 AM »
I agree that, from a filming standpoint, it was just a cop-out...

Thinking of it in terms of "reality", I don't think it's necessarilly a bad idea...  not sure on it being built at the same time as the DS1 or anything...  I think it's POSSIBLE (in my opinion of the Empire and SW universe in general) to have a DS whipped up in a matter of time between the films (years).

I don't know...  I think perhaps it was just getting started maybe when the first one was completed.  Sure one's nice but isn't a second one, even an improved one, nice to have?

Really the concept behind the DS is nice...  It's big, it flies around, it blows **** up...  You fix the exhaust issues and it's really a terror weapon unmatched.  It's the ultimate space-faring vessel really.

So in that sense, I see it as "if at first you don't succeed, try try again", and I can accept that excuse...  I agree though that it was really a bit of a cop-out from a filming stnadpoint though.  I think Lucas wanted ROTJ to be the bigger and better ANH he envisioned sort of, while still concluding his story he had going.

I like ROTJ better than any prequal...  That says a lot for it I think.  Cop-out or not, I still think it's a good film.

And I like the DS2...  Bigger, more accurate, and the Endor Space Battle still ranks as one of my most favorite moments of Star Wars.  If only it were actually enhanced via the SE CGI work.  It could stand to be even bigger and more hective IMO.

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