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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:33 AM »
They're a Swedish metal band... but also kind of poppy... also kind of hard to describe.  Character-based like Gwar or KISS, there are theories but no one officially knows who's in the band.

Singer only appears in public in a mask and suit as an old Italian guy, then that mask gets make-up to turn him into this Papa Emeritus character for the shows. 

Worth checking out, and incredibly entertaining if you're not generally offended by sacrilege. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:36 PM »
Awesome, have my tickets for Ghost in May. Just bought my ticket for Blackfield next week.

Nice.  Here are a pair of videos from the show...

I can't wait to see them again.  They did one of their photo-op / meet-and-greets (I guess they call them Convocations) at a record store down the street from my house that morning, so a few guys from work and I went down and met them.  They were incredibly nice.  Also, probably nothing will come of it, but we put together a pitch for a music video and I handed it off to their tour manager... long-shot for sure, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:06 PM »
I've been checking the Amazon listing every few hours for weeks.  The price has jumped back and forth anywhere from about $46 to $34.99 earlier today.

Disney store still hasn't gotten any in (they're $24.99 plus tax) - but there were two more Boba Fetts when I checked today.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: April 22, 2014, 01:05 PM »
Saw Ghost over the weekend... amazing.

Checking HTS every hour or so...

I hope you gave up on that a long time ago...

When are these supposed to start showing up?

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 18, 2014, 04:44 PM »
"I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to what will inevitably be a lot of fun, but also provide a cautionary.  We take secrecy very serious at BR."

That's either fake, or an idiot wrote it and forged Abrams' signature.  Also, the idea that Abrams would threaten to personally destroy anyone's reputation in a form letter like that is absurd.  Sure, he or others might try to do that to people, but that part is either a joke, or again, fake.

I'm going with fake.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Basketball 2014
« on: April 17, 2014, 10:48 AM »
Congrats Matt on the win.

And, congrats Matt on the tie.

Ha... I didn't read the last paragraph.  When Wrestlers die young it seems pretty normal.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:13 AM »
Nick (sort-of) wins!

I also tried to provide a certain moment of pathos with the death. I mean, Joffrey, as monstrous as he is — and certainly he’s just as monstrous in the books as he is in the TV show, and Jack has brought some incredible acting chops to the role that somehow makes him even more loathsome than he is on the page — but Joffrey in the books is still a 13-year-old kid. And there’s kind of a moment there where he knows that he’s dying and he can’t get a breath and he’s kind of looking at Tyrion and at his mother and at the other people in the hall with just terror and appeal in his eyes—you know, “Help me mommy, I’m dying.” And in that moment, I think even Tyrion sees a 13-year-old boy dying before him. So I didn’t want it to be entirely, “Hey-ho, the witch is dead.” I wanted the impact of the death to still strike home on to perhaps more complex feelings on the part of the audience, not necessarily just cheering.

Not that the kid's not bad, but seems Marin did want you to feel a hint of sympathy, because monster or not he's still a kid.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:01 PM »
If anyone's still looking for a Fett, the Disney store by my office had 5 of them today.  They were $25 each plus tax... I'd be happy to swing by tomorrow at lunch and see if there are any left.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:36 PM »
Dammit, I've been refreshing that page every hour when I'm near a computer for the last two weeks...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:56 AM »
When I read the telling of Joffreys death in the books, I was fine with it.  But in the death scene we saw last night, actor Jack Gleason was finally able to convey the truth behind Joffrey and (most of) his cruelty:  that deep down he was just a scared boy. A scared boy who was given unlimited power and used it to become a bully since he hadn't been adequately parented by his real father, Jaime Lannister, and the father her thought was his own in Robert Baratheon.

Disagree.  He wasn't a 'scared little boy' - he was a complete and utter sociopath.  Rotten and evil to his core, even if he sometimes was unsure of himself, he had no regard for any person on that show - NO ONE.  Talking about cutting Ned Stark's head off with his daughter sitting 5 feet away... tormenting his uncle, killing at will...

I didn't see a single redeeming thing about him, and he was designed that way. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Hockey 2014
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:29 AM »
Indeed.  Good job!

I need to get better about maxing out my games.  I never seem to be able to do it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:29 AM »
Why the **** are you trying to make something out of this?!?!?

For some reason it was really just troubling to watch someone choke to death.  I had no qualms about the scene at the end of last week's season premiere.  The Hound taking on 5 guys in the Inn was an amazing scene.  And I actually thought that when Arya had her revenge on Polliver, who had killed her friend in season 2, that was a moment of justice. 

My *momentary* pang of sympathy was about anybody choking.

Whoa there.  Was I 'making something' of it?  I thought it was a reasonable discussion of the sympathy or lack thereof that one might feel for one of the most loathed characters of all time.

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