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JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB
« on: November 4, 2016, 10:44 AM »
Wish I was going to be there for the parade. And kind of not at the same time.

The middle portion of the three locations that they announced the route for is 3 blocks from my office... so we're going to walk down there now and see if we can catch glimpse.

So many people... this has been fun but I'm looking forward to things calming down, it's been a lot of juggling trying to make sure my car doesn't get towed or I don't end up without a parking space...

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB
« on: November 3, 2016, 05:06 PM »
Yeah the cops were everywhere for the home stand, but they weren't really interfering.  Ultimately it's all fine, it just seemed like total overkill to me last night.  At least they managed to hang on and win.

The parade tomorrow should be equally insane.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB
« on: November 3, 2016, 11:37 AM »
I live a block north of the stadium, this whole week has been insane.  DHS and the FBI set all these rules in place... my street has been a tow zone since the 28th.  You have to have ID to get back to your house... they're threatening to fine people $1500 for selling their parking spaces... all the trash cans were removed from the area... they've had roughly 1000 police in the immediate neighborhood during and after each home game, and then again for game 7.  The Alderman's office is overwhelmed, and they're blaming everything on the feds...

But hey, this is what everyone's been waiting for, and it's exciting and security is important and all... so after the game I tried to wander over and join the crowds... there were so many police and barricades and swat teams and road closures that I literally couldn't walk two blocks south to get to where everyone was.  I could just wander around the north side of the stadium and join up with the much smaller crowd over by Murphy's Bleachers.  Instead of bag checks, it was just road blocks... they shut down the Red Line stop near the stadium... anything to prevent people from gathering and getting out of hand.  I asked a cop how I get over to the marquee and he just laughed and said that I can do that tomorrow...

It was a total let down after having lived here for 7 years and imagining what this day would be like.  The whole thing was like one big militarized zone designed to prevent a non-existent problem rather than observe and maintain a celebration.

I was trying to get to here:

Literally two blocks from my house...

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2016 Droid Factory R2-H16
« on: November 2, 2016, 11:17 AM »
Hopefully it'll show up on the app soon.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: November 1, 2016, 05:15 PM »
ET!  :o

Ordered, and for once I used your link too. :)

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: November 1, 2016, 11:55 AM »
BBTS is also listing the AT-ACT, but I think they're being more mindful of the price concerns, because they're offering it for $274.99.

...and I'm still not biting at that price.

If it gets down to half of that... I'd consider it.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: November 1, 2016, 11:54 AM »
It seems pretty obvious that they are, but the Finn and Phasma are straight repacks right?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 24, 2016, 12:18 PM »
You say that like it's a negative. You don't have to ever detach from the TV.

The real upside to this is that the split development of Console and Handheld will be over. All the best people will be on the same team working on, say, a new Mario.

I suppose that's a fair point, but they can only cram so much power and hardware into a device that's designed to be that small.  I'm skeptical.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 24, 2016, 12:17 PM »
That, was ******* brutal.

The TFA TIE Fighter got down to $69 on Amazon today.  Against my better judgement I ordered one and am going to hang it up at my office.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: October 22, 2016, 01:39 AM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 21, 2016, 12:00 PM »
In portable mode, it looks like the size of an Atari Lynx. Why couldn't they just make a docking station for the 3DS?

Exactly... if it plays the exact same when you have it portable vs. when you have it at your TV, isn't the whole thing a glorified portable device with a docking station?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 21, 2016, 11:39 AM »
I stopped watching TWD halfway through S6. Really doesn't interest me that much anymore. It's become a bit repetitive in that Rick and his gang are on the run, they find a safe haven and get captured again by the next group of bad guys. Yes, I know SW is a bit repetitive too, but SW is holy and untouchable  ;D

Looks like you stopped an episode or two away from the most captivating and tense stuff that show has seen in maybe ever.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 21, 2016, 11:38 AM »
I guess I'm becoming an old fart, but I don't have any interest in portable gaming... I want powerful, stationary, living-room based systems with solid graphics.  The WiiU was the first console from the big 3 that I've skipped in years, and at a glance this does nothing for me.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: No Pick 'Em this year?
« on: October 19, 2016, 10:41 AM »
I'm having a hard time figuring out how I'm doing so poorly on pick-em this year.  44 right and 48 wrong.  I'm literally below 50/50.

I can't figure this league out at all this year.

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