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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Simple pleasures
« on: February 17, 2005, 09:50 PM »
Here's a new one...

Restaurants that serve bottomless fries.  Sure, it's probably horrible for my arteries, but every time I go to Red Robin I always have to go for the FREE refill on my steak fries.

Mmmm... free french fries.   :)


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 05:09 PM »
So if we take Chewie's estimate, the right number of teams is about 21.  Nine have to go.  Who are they?

From waaaaaaay earlier in this mess, here's what I said and it still looks good to me:

Here's what I'd do. 

Four 5 Team Divisions - bring back the Old School Names!

Prince of Wales Conference

Adams (Northeast) Division:
Ottawa - (relaces the Whale)
NY Islanders - (replaces Le Nordique)

Patrick (Atlantic) Division:
NY Rangers
New Jersey

Campbell Conference

Norris (Midwestern) Division:
St. Louis

Smythe (Pacific) Division:
Los Angeles
Colorado - (sorry bug, no return for Winnipeg :()

These Areas would be out of luck as their teams would be dissolved...
Tampa Bay
San Jose

Ditch the trap, shrink goalie pads (width, not thickness), and open up the ice.

Not to brag, but it would totally fix the NHL.  ;)

Of course, listening to some of the $$$ stuff the NHL says they are facing, I can see how there would be room for some swap-outs based on TV markets and $$$. 

For example, I could see the NHL making the following changes to my plan:
- dropping Edmonton for Dallas (sorry Dale :()
- dropping Ottawa for NJ in the Adams and then putting 1 of Carolina/Columbus/Nashville in NJ's place in the Patrick
- dropping another Canadian Team (Vancouver/Calgary) in favor of 1 of Phoenix/San Jose/Anaheim

The NHL likes the $$$ that is out there in the SW USA, so I'd bet if they have to contract teams the majority of contracted teams would all come from the NASCAR belt (south-eastern USA) or, sadly, western Canada.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 02:12 PM »
These schmoes got to within 6.5 mil of each other and couldn't just split the f'n' difference?

The best part about the whole thing is Bettman's statement in the QnA part where he said:

From Canadian Press:

The NHL is planning for the 2005-06 season, and will pursue more labour talks but Bettman warned the league is going to have to look at a "completely different economic model and it is going to have to have linkage (between revenue and player salary costs)."

"The best deal that was on the table is now gone," he added.

So, now the NHL would like to explore an entirely different model...  meaning ALL the negotiating will start over from square 1.   ::)

It just re-inforces my belief that this latest round of talks was merely for "show".  I think that's the reason they didn't split the difference because the NHL never intended to move forward on this latest offer...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How do you goof off in your spare time?
« on: February 16, 2005, 02:00 PM »
Stuff I do in my "selfish" spare time (:P):

- Hanging out at
- work on SW custom figures
- goof around in the garage on side projects (woodworking, building junk)
- video games

There is a good chance that if the wife is out and I've got nothing left on the "Honey-Do" list, I'll probably be doing one of the things on that list...  ;)


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 01:34 PM »
Did anyone else's franchise give them a mushy apology?

I'll miss the Cup Playoffs too...

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 01:15 PM »
Deadline passes, Season iced

Yep...  :'(


Ah well, I'll always find something else to do...

3 days and counting...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: February 16, 2005, 01:09 PM »
At the moment, all signs point to a price drop back to $5.99 for the Ep3 figures...

When you do a DPCI look-up on the Ep3 figures in Target system, they show a $5.99 price as well as that being listed at $5.99 in the early Toy Fair materials being distributed this week.  I think it's safe to say that the $7 thing is temporary... unfortuntaely we won't for sure until the day of most likely.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: February 16, 2005, 12:11 PM »
I am almost positive that it will be a promo item tied into April 2nd to get you to go to Target instead of TRU/Wal-Mart.  It should end up being just like the TRU Silver Figures were where you buy $x.xx amount of product and you get one for free.

No specifics yet on how much you have to spend to get one or what the limit will be though... more details should arrive shortly.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 15, 2005, 05:37 PM »
Still though, I want to watch this guy get to 802 goals...

Hmmm... Age 41 at the start of next season, with 61 goals to go to 802.  Even if he gets a few goals in during a strike shortened season, that's still about another 2 seasons he'd have to last.  :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: February 15, 2005, 04:36 PM »
Today's Featured iPod Selection:

Telephone Free Landslide Victory by Camper Van Beethoven

"Some people say that bowling alleys got big lanes
got big lanes, got big lanes
Some people say that bowling alleys all look the same
look the same, look the same
There's not a line that goes here that rhymes with anything
anything, anything
Had a dream last night but I forget what it was
what it was, what it was
Take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling..."



JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2004/05
« on: February 15, 2005, 02:28 PM »
Who has he drafted that turned into a player?

It's hard to draft anyone of quality when the league takes away your picks thanks to a secret no-no deal... :-X

Of course, that doesn't really take away the blame from McHale since he was partially responsible for the whole Joe Smith thing.  Sure, McHale had to sit out for a while, but ultimately it really was the team that got punished for that because Free Agency and Trades were the only way to improve the team substantially.

Unfortunately, that's where McHale comes in again.  I don't have a problem with him as a person, but I would have much rather see him gone than Flip IMHO...


Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: February 15, 2005, 01:29 PM »
That blows.... I hope you are able to get it back.   :-\

What is is with Canada Post and Customs in Edmonton? 

Did you do something to offend them recently?   :(


Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: February 15, 2005, 11:32 AM »
SpiderMan Box Set A is in stock at

Spider-Man Kubrick Box Set

$40.00 plus shipping.

I'm sooooo tempted to grab this one, but it opens up the Marvel Kubrick floodgates, and I don't think I can afford to go back and grab all the rest of the Marvel's I'd need.   :-\


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: February 15, 2005, 10:00 AM »
Scammer. Check his feedback. All the sales are for $0.01-0.02 items.


Over the last 2-3 days, he bought up a BUNCH of $0.01-$0.20 items just to get his feedback up?  That is one crazy/complicated scammer... strange.   Hope no one falls for it.  :-\


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: February 15, 2005, 01:22 AM »
Red metallic? Is it a Christmas ornament?

Not quite, it actually looks pretty good carded.   ;)

It is pretty blatent actually... red = Target's colors, and to a lesser extent, red = the lava theme of Ep3.  They must be trying to tie them all together methinks.


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