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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30AC "Vintage" Figures Thread
« on: April 14, 2007, 11:16 AM »
Oh ****, is that the figure? Gorram! That thing is above amazing.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Battlefront 2 Multipacks
« on: April 12, 2007, 08:12 AM »
I suppose this set is nice enough for new collectors or fans of the game series, or something ... I'm not overly impressed with them, however. Episode I Battle Droids repainted? Wow. Great job, Hasbro!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The playlist of your life
« on: April 9, 2007, 10:31 PM »
Opening Credits: Kaizer's Orchestra, "Kontroll Pa Kontinentet"

Waking Up: Rammstein, "Moskau"

First Day At School: Rosenstolz, "Sanfter Verführer"

Falling In Love:  Slim Whitman, "Blue Moon"

Shower Scene: Rosenstolz, "Erwarten 'se Nix"

Fight Song: Trust, "Monsieur Comédie"

Breaking Up: Al Jolson, "Toot toot tootsie"

Prom: Wagner, "Flight of the Valkaryies"

Life's OK: Red Army Orchestra, "Hymn of the Russian Federation"

Mental Breakdown: Elvis, "Viva Las Vegas"

Driving: Rosenstolz, "Party mit mir selbst"

Sex Scene: Al Jolson/Cab Calloway, "I Love to Singa"

Flashback: Slim Whitman, "Indian Love Call"

Getting Back Together: David Bowie, "Ground Control to Major Tom"

Wedding: Yma Sumac, "Jivaro"

Birth of Child: David Bowie, "Sufferagette City"

Final Battle: Kaizer's Orchestra, "Mr Kaizer Hans Costanze and Meg"

Death Scene: Der Glockner Von Notre Dame, "Finale Ultimo"

Funeral Song: Rammstein, "Ohne Dich"

End Credits: Tchaikovsky, "March Slav"

... Well, that was interesting. I feel like I've just been featured in a poorly done satire of an abstract, 2nd semester film student piece. Nice!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What posters do you have hanging up??
« on: April 6, 2007, 10:29 PM »
My room is pretty weird right now, in terms of decoration. The vast majority of the ones I have hanging up are from a small, high quality collection of reproduction Soviet Political Posters. I also have a few Star Wars posters, as well as a few different maps (Hurricane Evac routes, New Mexico), and some random sketches/odds and ends which amuse me. Honestly, my walls are pretty bare ... I mostly watch Television and read in my room, so the decoration of my walls beyond a minimal "Hey, I live here!" point isn't really an issue for me. Oh! I also have two United States flags in my room, though only one is actually on the wall.

I forgot to mention that I'm in the market for a few new posters. I really wouldn't mind having a few from some of the old Presidential candidates whom I never had a chance to support (alas, being a late 20th century birth!) like Goldwater, or Eisenhower.

Wow, the only 2 real posts come from scummers...wonder if that means anything??

I don't think its that, so much as the fact that this topic simply isn't that compelling. Are you asking people what marketing ploys they bought into as kinder, or what fads they participated in? Seems to me that there are two discernable points of focus here, which might be why you've only had limited success here.

McQuarrie + Fritz Lang + Star Wars Figure = a combination between the following emoticons...  :D8):-* / and  ;D

Seriously, well played! Thanks for making me regret my decision to sit C4 out.

(Damn. I'ma need someone to pick me up a few... someone like Kevin, maybe?)

So, I suppose the Snowtrooper's skirt isn't going to be corrected. Alas, I shall have to alter damn near 80 of them!  :P

Really, though, I have to wonder why Hasbro neglected to fix that skirt ... It's just somewhat annoying to have something as trival as the skirt detract from an otherwise flawless figure. Bah! At least the material is more sensible now.

Eins has yet to arrive in South Carolina. Everywhere I go, I am greeted by thousands of Final 22 figures who, seemingly, have just arrived themselves. I need my fix!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: March 30, 2007, 07:20 PM »
Andrew Margalit...

There are 812,521 people in the U.S. with the first name Andrew.
Statistically the 54th most popular first name.
99.63 percent of people with the first name Andrew are male.
There are 0 people in the U.S. named Andrew Margalit.

The fact that there aren't any other Andrew Margalits out there isn't all too suprising to me. I can think of about 6-8 other Margalits I've heard of in the U.S. who aren't related, but alas the last name is primarily found in Israel ... though in some Jewish Communities (Los Angeles, from what I've seen online, primarily. Of course, this might just be a misconception on my part...), Margalit ("ruby") is a semi-popular first name.

Funny thing about names... my father had petitioned for me to be named Vladimyr, which I would have opted for were I to have had any say. Still, Andrew works well enough.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Surplus Anyone?
« on: March 26, 2007, 05:54 PM »
I've been collecting various pieces of militaria for a couple of years now, with my primary focus being on the two main players of the Cold War, The United States and Soviet Union. I've also got a decent amount of pre- and post-Cold War US surplus and issued stuff, however. Just this weekend, whilst searching through thrift, I discovered an original US Army Air Corps flight jacket... and scored it for a mere $8!  :D Needless to say, I was thrilled.

It really depends on where your area of interest is. If you're into dress and parade uniforms primarily, then the hobby can be rather expensive. Equipment, too, can be rather expensive. However, regular jackets and awards are pretty common and cheap (unless they're foreign... as a forewarning, shipping from Central Asia and Russia is KILLER).

You should absolutely get involved in this hobby however. Owning and perserving bits of history, especially bits in which you've a vested intellectual interests, is damn near religious and never disappoints.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: March 22, 2007, 09:36 PM »
80s forthcoming for this week. I am thrilled, as this weather pattern should last at least until the start of Spring Break week after next.  8)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: March 20, 2007, 09:06 PM »
I can recall a time when I relished bashing Phillip Wise and his netly dominions on a regular basis. I can also remember going there during certain points of 2004 with the express purpose of trolling, and committing douchebaggery (a policy which, actually, was a dismal failure as I recall it). However, eventually it just became such a tired shtick and subject that I just became callous to the goings-on there. I mean, RS is just a hyperinflated collecting site with a piss-poor and vindictive management. There are plenty of equally ridiculous sites which exist in vastness of Teh Internets. Directly involving yourself on its forums without concrete causation is an exercise in insanity, and serves only to expose you to absolute anarchy, swindlers, and the überannoying pseudo-intellectualism of Wuhers.

An analogy: RS is somewhat like Iraq- an overly populated and fracas prone republic located at the epicenter of a long decayed civilization* with an ineffective, thuggish government. So long as I have access to their photoarchives for reference, and so long as they don't somehow interfere with my collecting interests, I really couldn't careless what happens there. However, displaced members of the community and "expats" certainly have justification to hold a grudge, IMO.

*Said civilization, I guess, being the one which existed during the short era of union betwenn the BHC and RS forums in 2002. Its analog being that of the Caliphates... maybe? Yeah, a stretch, ich weiß.  :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: March 2, 2007, 12:47 PM »
Other than accepting my FR on Facebook, no. And yes, Upstate South Carolina was not affected by Severe Weather last night.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: March 2, 2007, 12:19 PM »
Yesterday's system has left thus far left at least 20 people dead across the Southeastern United States and Mid Mississippi Valley. Unfortunately, it looks like the highest concentration of fatalities came from Enterprise, Alabama where an as of yet unrated tornado plowed through the town and then the local high school during the first half of the outbreak. The SPC's preliminary storm reports currently put the total around 15, making up approximately 75% of yesterday's storm related deaths.

However, all of this could have been much worse. The two PDS watches which were issued yesterday for much of the South did not have the widespread severe weather that was forecast. Weak instability, combined with convective inhibation due to on-going precip, prevented many storms from reaching severe levels.

By around 6:00 PM Central, the squall line along the Pacific Front had formed just to the east of Birmingham, and then proceeded to make it's push to the Atlantic Coast. Georiga, north of I-20, was largely spared from any severe weather. Similarily, northern South Carolina was largely spared. However, a secondary bout of severe weather did break out in the eastern Carolinas overnight, producing numerous reports of damaging winds.

Here's the 10 AM Central Day 1 Convective Outlook from yesterday. Astoundingly high probabilities... typically "High Risk" areas are only deliniated once or twice per year. To borrow/steal a phrase, yesterday was indeed a "Particuarly Dangerous Situation".

Other Links:
1 March 2007 storm reports
The Tennesse-Alabama-Gulf Coast PDS Watch
The Georigia PDS watch

Ain't nobody in the world who wants to watch Travis. Keys Club and National Honors Society socials simply aren't appealing to the general population, sadly. Crazy Asian, on the other hand however, would have an AWESOME episode.

"This is my parent's bedroom, where I chat on AIM and plan my next great gag!", Le Rhoughtfoole indeed!


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