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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: April Fools - Stop the Madness
« on: April 2, 2004, 06:51 PM »
My ex-girlfriend called me today and said she was pregnant, and it's mine.

It wasn't all that funny, really. I about **** my pants though.

It would've been funnier had she said it wasn't yours.  :)  Not to you of course.  Jokes never are funny when they're against you I guess.

This brings me to a thought though...

There's a guy over at Rebelscum who, so I don't mix words here, I simply dislike.  He's a kid, and generally that garners some sympathy from me, but not in this instance.  He's just annoying.

He changes his name more than his clothes, he posts incessantly with "Me too!" type crap, he clutters the "poll" feature there...  Very silly.

And now to top it off, he's taking a nutty on everyone posting stupid April Fool's Day joke threads.

Now, granted, it is stupid...  I hate April Fool's Day because it wastes some of my time generally, and none of it's REAL funny (Save Greg's admission of his Fandom), but it's just dull to me for the most part and time consuming in the end.

With that, I have to say I dislike the "day", but I don't get PO'd about it.  This kid at Scum's running around telling people that post that they're spamming (which is irony defined) and then yelling at them demanding that some of them "Go to Hell" as was his last line of idiocy.

Getting mad about AFD is counteractive.  It's made for the only entertainment I got out of yesterday, again short of that picture of GNT.

I know you're not mad about it Tydirium, but I'm citing mostly this other individual (and a couple others) at Scum who've posted multiple times, in multiple threads, in multiple sections, about how vehemently they despise AFD and want people who like it to shut up and leave the forums for a time.

To me, it's a day you just have to put up with.  At least it's only once a year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: April Fools - Stop the Madness
« on: April 2, 2004, 06:45 PM »
Oh I'm rolling...  That's funny.   ;D

He all but demanded that come down upon himself.  That one is too good.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL '03-'04
« on: April 2, 2004, 06:43 PM »
Well, it's shaping up that the Pens will have the #1 draft pick, and ironically to likely pick the player being touted as "the next Lemieux".

Let all of us in Pittsburgh pray.    ::)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« on: April 2, 2004, 12:56 AM »
Well I WAS caught up till these started hitting en masse now...

Oh well.  Such is the hunt.

Paul, you get your case of these in yet?   ;D :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fallujah
« on: April 1, 2004, 05:46 PM »
My view?

It's War...  This happens in all wars.  This isn't an isolated incident to the Iraq War, or Iraqi people.  U.S. citizens and troops have done simiilar things, especially when our nation's been invaded and occupied.  

Brutality is war defined, no matter who is in the war's zone, and for whatever reasons they're there.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Daily Show
« on: March 31, 2004, 04:22 AM »
Yeah, I saw Even Steven not TOO long ago, but it seems like it's been a while for what it once was...  

I like that once or twice a week we get Lewis Black Editorials.  They are easily my highlight of the show, short of John Stewart himself.  And that says a lot since I love damn near every spot that show does.

Vance Degeneres is missed sorely, and he is irreplaceable, but there are good substitutes in at least.  I'd actually not even really missed him till you mentioned his name, but when you think back to the great bits he did he is missed then.  The new people have done such a great job though that I haven't missed a beat with the show, and Stewart is the perfect host...  

I liked Craig Killborne (sp?) at the time, but Stewart makes him look like a chump, seriously.  

Tonight's episode had me howling...  I think tomorrow is Back in Black night...  Not sure.  I think they do it semi-regular on Wednesdays?  I actually look forward to this little 30 minute program every day...  :)  Way to go Comedy Central.

CC is like the only decent TV on anymore to me.  Short of Star Trek TNG Re-runs on Spike (DS9 reruns too, yay!), Comedy Central just has me fixated.  They have some stupid ideas at times, but shows like Insomniac, Chapelle, South Park, Tough Crowd, and the Daily Show keep me locked on there most of the evening when I'm at home.  

The only other channels I can say I actually watch are the History Channel, Spike, and the local news channels...  CNN if something "big" is up, but beyond that it's CC all the way. :)

TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 31, 2004, 02:48 AM »
I have a slightly mixed reaction on 12 and 13...  (Missed 12, had to wait to d/l today...  crap in a hat)

Anyway, here's my take...

12 starts out awesome.  A collossal battle with taking place on the rural Dantooine (BTW, neat to see that Dantooine still looks futuristic, but has a sort of agricultural and docile theme going on.  An entire planet like that, with few cities, and at one point a big ass rebel base makes this planet all the more believable and interesting to me, but I digress).  Basically everything looks cool.

The battle's playing out well too, with the child's perspective on the hillside really adding to it.  You see Droids and Clones in everything from hand-to-hand combat to wild blasting.  I would say that a minor complaint is that this battle fell prey to the prequal battles as well, in that it has no rhyme or reason to it.  It's a haphazard mish-mash of intermingled troops blasting the hell out of each other, rather than a seemingly definitive "line in the sand" that two sides are clashing over...  

That would've made the battle slightly more believable to me, but whatcha gonna do, ya know?  It was still sort of neat, but there just wasn't any "form" to the function...  They didn't even appear to fight over anything, did anyone else notice this?  I saw no clear objective, like a Separatist base, or something.

Anyway, Mace kicked ass in it, and that was cool.  I can buy the over-the-top stuff in 12, as Mace seems like he'd be a bit extra tough in battle.  A guy not to be trifled with.  

The "ground pounder" or whatever the hell it was, was neat, but sort of disappoionting too.  I can only accept it as some attempt at an experimental weapon by the Separatists, but to me it smacks of  yet again the "Super weapon syndrome" that plagues much of the EU.  I've seen others liken it to World Devastators, and I agree, and World Devastators sucked the first time around so I dislike the concept from the start.

That said, the thing seemed simplistic...  It was intended to just F up a battlefield where the separatists were maybe losing, so that basically nobody wins the battle.  I can accept that (I'm trying to convince myself anyway), and the vehicle wasn't out sucking up natural resources like the stupid Devastators did.  That's lame.

These were simple pile drivers...  We have thingsn like this on Earth, just smaller, so I guess I can see the goofy attempt at making one a weapon.  

Their effects...?  Well, I'm not physics major, but I somehow question the whole process somewhat, but I'll just overlook it.

Overall then, I liked the episode.  Hardcore combat, little dialogue (sometimes that's good), and lots of neat, gritty, "realistic" military stuff that makes you think this IS a war, and not just some super-hero crap...  That's cool.

Chapter 13 then...

I liked 13 for the same reasons as 12, and mostly as a wrap-up to 12 (which is all it was), but the excessive force-power useage by Mace kind of fell flat on me.  

So when Mace wigs out with the Force, he turns into the incredible hulk and can destroy anything with a flick of his wrist?  Damn...  

Had this been toned down some, I'd have liked it more.  it works for a toon, but if this were a comic, or video game, or *gasp* film, I'd had hoped  it would've been more "realistic" as they say.  I could see him kicking some droid butt, but not EVERY droid butt without a saber.  That just strikes me as odd, and makes you wonder why he, or anyone else didn't do this at Geonosis.

If you went by Clone Wars, you'd think Mace could've rescued Anakin, Obi, and Padme at Geonosis himself, ya know?

The way he got into the ground pounder thing sorta sucked.  I would've liked a more "real" method of getting in it, like a commandered vehicle of some sort.  That's just my take there though.

Short of those couple minor things that I'd change, I liked this episode too...  IT was really fun, and the way it ended was great.

The handing of the drink to Mace only needed Mace handing his tattered Jedi Robe to the little boy to make it more a parallel to the 1970's Coca Cola commercial where Mean Joe Green gives his game Jersey to a kid who offered him his Coke in the players entrance.  Any Pittsburgh fan (especially the die-hards from the old-school Steel Curtain I'd imagine) catches that one right away.  Good stuff.

Mace = Joe Green...  Hmmm....  Funny.  :)

So, in short, 2 great episodes...

I would just like to see a LITTLE more structure to the battles...  At least make them look like there's 2 sides, ya know?  And tone down the Jedi abilities slightly.  I think this is more the style of the animators more than anything, but it's a bit over the top...  I don't think it'd hurt the "action" to make things slightly more believable.

The ground pounder things kinda bite, but they're better than the lobster super laser the Quarren used.  THAT was, to say the least, a terrible idea.  Too Death Star-ish, and didn't even look real creative, nor add to the story if you ask me.  That's all old news though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Daily Show
« on: March 31, 2004, 01:13 AM »
Anyone catch this tonight?  The Daily Show's at its all-time best.  The story on the spammer was simply great.

It showed this guy that's a spammer trying to justify his actions, and honesty it made this guy just look like a fool from start to finish (really little needed to be done to make him look like a fool.  He did all the work).

The guy even gave out his email address of and they flashed it up on the screen.  :)  

Too Funny.

Stewart's taken this show to a whole new level... The new staff they have are great and don't miss a beat when old staff move on...  The whole thing's just great. :)  Anyone else live to see this at 11 every night?  I know I watch my local news early just to be sure I don't miss this, haha.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I give this movie... the finger!:
« on: March 30, 2004, 11:43 PM »

Yup, a big F you to this film out of principle.  I could stomach about 10 minutes of the first one on Skinemax one night then said forget it and changed it to Comedy Central.  

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Miniatures
« on: March 30, 2004, 03:29 AM »
I'm holding off till I see their scale in comparison to the original West End Games miniatures before I commit to picking these up.  IF they're compatible in size, I'll ponder getting them just to flush out more characters on the gaming table.  

Beyond this though, the game just isn't that impressive...  Star Wars minis battles was a really great game, as is the Lord of the Rings Tabletop Miniatures Battles game out there.  This isn't shaping up to mimic that too much...  That's a shame, given what the potential was.  This game seems a fair bit more simplistic though, so perhaps a larger crowd will gather to it.  

We'll see how these pan out though...  SW minis have been something sorely missing in the RPG world.  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Van Halen back on the road!
« on: March 29, 2004, 07:35 PM »
"I was allowed to write off condoms"  **Laughter starts**

Dave is entertaining...  Boozly boozly bop

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Van Halen back on the road!
« on: March 29, 2004, 04:16 PM »
Dave has new friends anyway...  He doesn't need Eddie and his lil band.

Anyone catch Sopranoes last night? :)

TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 29, 2004, 04:10 PM »
I think it's funny that a cartoon of Anakin, and a cartoon of Kenobi can have a better relationship than the actors playing Kenobi and Anakin.  

Or the same could be said for Padme and Anakin, but even more strongly.  That little moment he touches his canopy and she touches the glass of her apartment as he leaves for war is actually REALLY good.  It trounces every "tender" moment he and Padme had in E2.

McGregor does a nice job with Kenobi in the films, but the guy can't carry every scene with Christansen.  It's a shame really, that their cartoon likenesses had better dialogue, better timing, and were simply more in tune with the classic trilogy.

I like the prequals too.  This is coming from someone who is excited when each of these movies comes out and leaves the theater happy every time.  Hell, I even watch E1 anytime I see it on TV.  But these cartoons I could watch religiously if they were a ful-length series and the quality didn't diminish.  They're just that great.

I'm imagining Rogue Squadron in this format set after Endor...  Like in the immediate aftermath.  I would just go nuts for a cartoon THIS good with classic trilogy characters.  

TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 28, 2004, 07:58 PM »
True, but it's also got a duty to conform to continuity with the Star Wars films.  Now Lucas obviously doesn't mind it enough to say "hey, whatever", but to me it's got some lame qualities.

I love Durge, but like all EU I just disevow the things I don't like as simply never happening or not existing.  If it's crap, I ignore it is all.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: March 28, 2004, 03:59 PM »

It seems that 21st's figure production is going to be highly scaled back, from news heard at the Toy Soldier Expo in Eastern PA.  

Battle of the Bulge will see release to specialty/hobby shops, but don't look for Marines till 2005...  WTF 21st?  You're killing your own toy line again.   >:(

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