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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 24, 2004, 09:39 PM »
There's something in the glovebox with teethmarks, but it's not a pencil...  

Dear God!  Shoulda cleaned that out when I got it I guess...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 24, 2004, 02:15 PM »
I can neither confirm nor deny it...

All I can say is I found a casette in the tapedeck mumbling something about, "my mission, should I choose to accept it, blah blah blah"...

I could see him...  his whispy hair blowing in the wind with the top down...  Being snotty.

Actually, some little girl owned the car, and literally didn't drive it for the last 7 years of its life (till I got it of course).  How about that huh?  $3400 for a car with only 58k on the odometer...  

Her newlywed husband wanted to sell it because it was deadweight to them...  They were buying a house and starting their life...  That kinda crap.

It was the mother's car first though,a nd in her name, but the mother's actually more the rich snot...  She didn't LIKE the car (or so I was told by the in-laws who had the car in their yard), and wanted something bigger, so she MADE her Husband buy her an SUV...  They gave the Le Baron to the daughter, the daughter then got a brand new jeep for her 18th Birthday or something, and the Le Baron went into storage in a garage for 7 years till I got it.

Ya know, I got a car from my parents I had to pay 50% of, pay all recurring expenses on, and it was a freakin' 1986 Plymouth Caravelle I didn't get to pick out that had been wrecked twice, had no A/C, bench seats, power NOTHING, and just sucked...

This girl was given two new cars in a short period of time for free....  

I guess I built character though, right? :)

And their spending got me a cheap car...  Can't complain.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: It's A BOY!
« on: April 24, 2004, 02:07 PM »

A tiny version of Scott exists?  Interesting concept.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 23, 2004, 11:55 PM »
Well Jades, I'd laugh at you (hysterically actually) but...

-October, 2003.  Pittsburgh, PA, Station Square Complex:

My birthday's in September, and a friend of mine named Patricia was wanting to take my out for my B-Day but we just couldn't get together because of my classes and things, until October.

She offered to take me to one of the most expensive Steak Places in the city (Pittsburgh Rare) because she's got $ out the whazzoo and knew I'd wanted to try this place for ages, so I happily accepted this as my birthday gift...  The Restaurant has an extensive wine list as well, so we drank 3 bottles between us over our dinner.

This was also my first night to take Patricia out for a ride in my "new" car I got over the summer, a 1994 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible, which is a dark green with a tan/gold top.  Very clean shape...  Like new really because it was some rich snot's car who kept it in a garage because after she got it her daddy immediately bought her a jeep too so the Le Baron was put in storage...  But I digress.

Anyway, very proud of the car and showing it off to my friend for the first time.

We Drink and Eat the night away at this place anyway...  Then go across the street to a club to just sit, drink heavily, and watch the crowd...  And drink after drink after drink, Patricia's loading me up pretty good.  Vodka and Cranberry's the drink of choice, with some LI Teas mixed in too, as well as a couple shots.

I'm sloshed...  As (EDIT) Poo-faced as I've been in a LONG time...  

Patricia and I start for my car, which is in the South lot at Station Square...  (Bare in mind this is one of my FIRST nights out and about with the car too, in general)

The South Lot is near a club in an old warehouse called Matrix.  It's like the "big" club in Pittsburgh for the most part...

So it's late, closing time-ish, and I try getting into my car...  

My key won't work though, and then I notice it in the moonlight...

The top's cut and tattered...  There's dents in the doors and fenders, scrapes and scratches...  

My car means my world to me (It's sad, but it does mean a lot to me) and I freak out...  I'm thinking someone broke a screwdriver off trying to break in my door, and they cut the top trying to get in, etc., etc...  There's even a big circular smash in the front window.

I'm LIVID.  I'm swearing up a storm (slurred)...  I punched the window, hard, pissed off...  Subsequently cracking some bones in my hand.  I kicked the door a couple times...  Patricia doesn't know what to do,  nor has seen me this PO'd so she's sort of antsy about that and she says "honey, maybe it's not your car?" and I can't even comprehend this at this point...

Then, 3 hot girls walk up PO'd because we're "near" their car, and too close to it, and hear Patricia say what she just did and one girl says "That's because It's NOT your car" (real snotty).


Egg on my face.

The girl says then, "Yours is down there", and low and behold...  IDENTICAL in every way (color, year, etc.) except that mine is in good shape...  There sits my car by its lonesome.

I am a douche.

I can blame it on the alcohol...  But I won't.  I am merely an idiot.

I will say however that my Grandmother, my mother, and my aunt have ALL tried getting into a car that is NOT theirs at one point or another.  Don't feel bad.  

Only feel bad if it REALLY doesn't look a thing like your car...  Like wishful thinking that this were your car or something.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OCB = Dad*2
« on: April 23, 2004, 03:42 PM »
Kid"s gonna be able to tie his/her own shoes by the time he/she arrives...

Push it out, shove it out, waaaaaaay out!  UH!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Draft?
« on: April 23, 2004, 03:41 PM »
It undoubtebly will, as it was my request personally that got the last one closed...  I don't like this kind of conversation around these parts personally since it's something I utterly DESPISE over at Rebelscum where it's let roam relatively free (it spills over from the W&P thread, so that doesn't detain it adequately IMO).

It breeds bad blood between members...  To me then, if it's irrelevant to Star Wars toys, it's not worth having at the site.

Keep this civil...  

Alright...  Yeah, a couple things I was thinking were maybe jokes from DSJ and yourself (and some others) and I just didn't get it...  Spare me guys, I just got in like a couple hours ago after being out since 7 this morning...  Long-ass day.  :)

Humor's rolling off me like water off a duck's back right now, haha...

About the replacing it yourself, I just saw it mentioned (maybe by Scott) which I guess was a joke that flew over my head again, that was all.

Duh me...  again...

Sounds like you've got a plan, BUT I'm wondering what you'll actually get from the trade-in...

I've never actually traded in a car to know much about the proces...  They may be picky on that window though, or they may just not care since they may do that work at their shop or something.  

I've never owned a "new" car myself since I'm too damn poor, haha...  I've got my first car I've EVER kept full coverage on though right now (a used car), and never thought I'd actually own something I cared that much about.

My old car I ran till I thought I destroyed it, but amazingly my brother fixed it and got it running again (fine as ever too) and gave it to his very undeserving wife who's a skinny pig.  

I liked that car, no matter how utterly horrible it looked.  It had bench seats in the front for god's sake!  Front BENCH SEATS!  And no A/C...  And a radio that only a couple buttons worked on...  And a 6 inch crater of a dent in the left rear fender...  Terrible.  

Virex, a couple ?'s...

1) What are you doing to get rid of this Celica...?  I mean, the hypothetical YOU of course.  :)  Junking it?  Trade-in?  Selling it yourself?

2) Not a Q so much as advice, but even on  POS I recommend glass breakage...  I've carried it since I've owned a car, and trust me I've own some big POS's in my time...  1986 Plymouth Caravelle with 130k miles...  I've driven turds on wheels my friend, but with how often those F'n "anti-skid" stones kick up here and break/chip windows in winter to the point they won't pass inspection, it's worth it...  Not sure what OK's rules are on junk like that though since inspection and car rules in general change by state.  

That's just a suggestion though...

3) What are the laws there?  Like will the fuzz pull you over for broken windows like they will here?  

My opinion is this...

Don't fix the dents at all...  Tape isn't goiong to cover anything a "buyer" won't notice and they're not gonna hurt youor car either.

If the law's gonna give you BS over the window, obviously I'd say fix it depending upon where/how often you plan on driving the car still.

If you're SELLING the car, definitely fix it.  People will laugh at a car that needs a window replaced that you're not replacing yourself (Paying to have it replaced that is) because it's such a little thing (it can cost a ton though, I know how you're feeling, especially rear-windows).  They may question you NOT fixing it, like think the car's got so many problems you're not bothering to fix the window,e tc...  Then again that is your intent I guess, but this hinges on if you WANT to sell it or try trading it in on a new car.

As for fixing it yourself, I'm gonna say that unless you fix car windows yourself for a living it's not possible really....  At least I've never known ANYONE to do that themselves, evenn people who restore cars from the ground up...  It always has to go to a glass place...  

Rear-windows can cost an assload though, and if youo're NOT driving it a lot and the fuzz aren't on you about it, and yoou're not reselling it (just scrapping it to a junkyard) I say try taping/covering it with plastic and just limp it through to the end.  A new rear-window for my T-Bird would run me something like $500 I was told (it needs one)...  I imagine your car wouldn't be TOO much less.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Things you wish you knew more about
« on: April 21, 2004, 09:19 PM »
Tack me onto "Math".  

Other languages would be nice also...  I can sometimes follow things by their root sounds in pronounciation, but I can't speak any language except English.  

Math sucks for me though...  Complex math like Algebra on up anyway.  I've had so many accounting courses in my life that while it's pretty advanced Math in its OWN way, I can do it, but anything like Calculus, or Trig, or Algebra even...  I suck.

Working on cars, I actually know some about, but I can safely say Scott that even with what I know how to do I STILL can't do a lot with a car.

I can change my oil, and you could too if someone showed you how real quick (it's easy), but things like dropping a tranny I couldn't do without breaking things for certain.  

I can weld though, which is a plus with a project I have right now because it needs a buttload of it!  :)

I wish I had the expert modeling skills of the guys that worked on the original Star Wars flicks though.  There's a skill I'd love...  I think I'm decent, but experts in the business just blow your mind when you see their stuff in person...  Everything from museums to movies.  That stuff can amaze you.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OCB...about the Soleil thread at RS...
« on: April 21, 2004, 09:13 PM »

That's a Greggory Prick classic...  

Not a single legitimate answer to WHY that got closed from anyone in that other than Scott posted "too many topics at once".

I have thought of how "spam" is defined, and still cannot come up with how posting a lot of topics at once is spamming.  Flooding perhaps, but not spamming...  Still, I'd have to see how some of those topics NEEDED closing.  They were good relevant topics to most people...  

Kudos to Scott for being that creative at the time.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Not Hot
« on: April 21, 2004, 09:09 PM »
This does seem only fair on a level... was the first place I started looking for photos, then I thought it's redundant really.  

Howard Stern's not hot...  At least he admits it though.  

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: TRU Endor 4 Pack
« on: April 21, 2004, 09:05 PM »
I'm really at a loss for this set right now...  

I mean, it could really be a great set, or it could suck the sweat from a dead man, as they say.  

The Imp. Forces set was, to me, the pinnacle of Hasbro's efforts with these sets...  And I can say I didn't even go ga-ga over that one, though it was decent for the price...  3 decent army builder-esque figures and a nice enough Vader for the kids (though you toss in a grey Imp. Officer or a Motti with Imp. Officer head and I'd have been all over multiples of that set!).

With this set, this is what I'd LIKE to see, and cntrastly what I think we'll get...

What I'd LIKE:
-Han...  A NICE softgoods coat...  Something new, very Vintage-esque with a better deco on it...  Loose fabric like Total Control Mace's robe, and I'd be content.  

Underneath the coat, the figure's a modified torso of Cantina Han, and his legs, and perhaps some unique arms?  Include the more accurate Han Blaster from Saga figures and AT-ST han head (or I'd take Bespin Capture's head) and that'd be a GREAT figure to me.  Worthy of being single-carded even.

What We'll GET:
-Saga Han Endor with softgoods coat from Accessory set

What I'd LIKE:
-2 unique Ewoks using the Teebo sculpt with a tan and brown paintjob (respectively), and reusing the Wicket hood cast in 2 unique colors.  Include spears, or a vintage bow/arrow would be so sweet for one of them at least.  :(

What We'll GET:
-Wicket and Logray...  We already seem to know this.  Too bad since I think kids could give a rat's ass which Ewok they get, just so they get AN Ewok.  Dumb Hasbro.

What I'd LIKE:
-Imperial Biker Scout...  New lower torso and new poseable arms...  A guy can dream, right?  This would be enough articulation to make the guy Super Articulated, or damn close.  At least give him ball/socket knees, elbows, and some wrist joints ya know?  Oh well...

What We'll GET:
-POTJ repack...  No changes.  Ah well...  Some are happy with this, but that figure blew bigtime to me.  Tiny head, and craptacular "pose".  I mean, at least make it neutral, ya know?  

What I'd LIKE:
-Endor Soldier...  Saga figure's torso/arms with retooled shooulders to have the shoulders of the vest be part of the arms (So the guy can move his damn arms!), and a new head...  Attach the torso to the POTF2 lower body (lower torso and legs) for a neutral pose.  

What We'll GET:
-Saga Soldier (knowing Hasbro, the bearded one) with no changes, or POTF2 one...  

What I'd LIKE:
-All new, to-scale sculpt of the speederbike...  No features, just an accurately SMALL bike a rider could actually sit on and his feet could connect to the pedals.  

Either the all new bike or a NICE re-release of the catapult!

What We'll GET:
-POTF2 bike, no doubt...  I could see the Saga bike (droopy nose one) get cast in brown though...  Eh, it sucks too though except the handlebars.

What I'd LIKE:
-Ewok Bow & Arrow sets, some GOOD STURDY Rebel Rifles, a weird "vine" trap or thing for Ewoks to swing on you attach to the all, that REALLY nice Han Endor coat (Oh man, I can wish for that), a softgoods "shoulderbag" for the bombs from the Saga Han or accessory pack...  Etc.

What We'll GET:
-Some POTF2 Endor Rifles probably...  Some Rebel Backpacks with awkward plastic hooks molded on them that are somehow intended to fit on the figure's shoulder but have not the slightest chance in hell of ever doing so...

Call me jaded...  The 4-packs have steadily declined in quality to me (starting with the Hoth set), and overall "value" to me as a consumer, and unless Hasbro really imrpesses me with another army-builder focused set that shows some real creativity on their part, I just will look at this set poorly.  :(

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Episode III - Video Game Poster?
« on: April 20, 2004, 11:51 PM »
An E3 game by this name is appearing to be part of the content of the upcoming DVD's of the classic trilogy.  With that in mind, this could very well be a true poster to the game...  

Seems odd for someone to make this up too...

So with that all in mind, seems like it's probably legit, but just one of those things left to be answered later...  I've found lots of games devoted to the prequals have sucked, so maybe this'll be the one that doesn't?

Well, Bounty Hunter was good, but it didn't really revolve around anything in E2 other than how Jango got hired.

Eh, it may be a good game...  We can hope.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OCB...about the Soleil thread at RS...
« on: April 20, 2004, 02:13 PM »
Man, reading that thread makes me wanna kick it back into OD over there...

F  Greggory Prick there.

I wanna look at pics of Punky and hear some more mammor...  I mean memories about that show!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 250 years of French & Indian action!
« on: April 20, 2004, 02:05 PM »
It depends on the group as to whether re-enactments are fun or not really...  

Like for me, the F&I stuff was great because our group's a light highland regiment (very small participation though), so our dress-code's loose and our equipment list is varied...  For instance, I carried a pistol and my Irish Broadsword most of the time as opposed to a rifle...  My kilt didn't match anyone else's...  My shirt was handmade, and I didn't have a jacket till I was nearing the end of my time in the group (I haven't participated in 2 years).

For the Civil War, my group was terribly strict though (though large), and were anal if you wore something even slightly off what they considered "official".  They could be real dicks about it actually.  I wanted to wear a brimmed hat, something non-military, because of the sun and they insisted on the bummer which I liked aesthetically and in cooler temps but not at Gettysburg in July, ya know?  They insisited though...

The F&I group I participated with were very casual, but OTHER groups hated us.  Usually the French and Indian groups didn't mind us, but local British units or actual Blackwatch units despised us and said we weren't authentic.  We simply weren't authentic to THEIR regiment, and they seemed almost offended to be told that there were light highland regiments that were considered sort of "special forces" groups.

Some people take this **** too seriously would be the point, and they can ruin the fun.  

I know some WW2 re-enactors who take a nutty on the slightest thing...  I know some guys in the SCA who look down on anyone who doesn't have an authentically woven piece of clothing, or who have purchased armor instead of hand-made stuff.

As with anything, some jagoffs can screw up the fun, but in my F&I experiences it was really not bad at all.  most people enjoyed the "colorful" look to our group...  Very hap-hazard and a variety of weapons.  Even a small cannon was part of our gear.   ;D

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