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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: July 18, 2004, 01:34 AM »
Our local Access, The Education Station had the World Poker Tour on last night. First time I saw it listed in the tv guide so I set the VCR, I haven't watched it yet.

Does poker qualify as a sport?

This is one of my biggest peeves.  I like poker as much as the next guy (okay, maybe a little bit less than the next guy, but it is absolutely not a sport.

sport    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (spôrt, sprt)

1.  Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
2.  A particular form of this activity.
3.  An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
An active pastime; recreation.

Now you might be able to get into the lesser definitions of sport and get to a point where you can make an argument that it's a sport, but sports involve athleticism.  IMO.  It's a game, a mental challenge, a skill (reading opponents), but It's no sport.  

Which is why this bothers me:

They've got a petition to get poker into the Olympics.

Give me a freakin' break...  ::)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football
« on: July 17, 2004, 11:42 PM »
I'm in.

Dressel's Rebellion!!!

You're goin' down chump!  8)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: HELP! with photoshop...
« on: July 17, 2004, 10:14 PM »
I found this online:

There are several ways. The easiest is to go ahead and fill in the desired areas with gray tone. Then, select Mode>Bitmap. In the pulldown menu, select "halftone screen." Select "round" for the shape, set the angle to 45 degrees, and set the line frequency to whatever you desire

Another easy way to do it would be to just get a zip-a-tone (or dotted) sheet that you like, scan it, then put it over whatever you want the dots on and just make it a multiply layer (or scroll through the blending options for the desired effect)....


12" Figures / Re: 12" Chewbacca (Kay-Bee Exclusive)
« on: July 17, 2004, 10:07 AM »

The hasbro guys I talked to last week left me with the impression that there would be all VOTC until episode III hit.  (and only a few at that...)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Martha Stewart...going to JAIL
« on: July 16, 2004, 05:58 PM »
It's even better.  That five months at home is concurrent with the 5 months in the big (albeit cushy, not confined) house.  Her lawyer is appealing and I'll bet she stays out during that process, serving her 'at home' portion of the sentence.  By the time the appeal process is wrapped up she'll have done her five months at home.  The word concurrent is key here.  She'll have been forced to stay at her (probably) palatial home for a couple of months.  Done. ::)

I've had the news on since I got home from work... I'm not hearing anything about this...  They were basically saying that she'd have her house arrest afterwards, but would only be required to stay at her house 1 full day a week and she won't be able to be gone more than 48 consecutive hours or something to that effect...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Martha Stewart...going to JAIL
« on: July 16, 2004, 10:55 AM »
Word is she just got 5 months.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 15, 2004, 11:11 PM »
It's from some teen magazine, I'm not sure which one.

Like a current magazine that I could find on the newstands if I sprinted across the street right now?  Or an older issue...?

And was it just that one shot, or a whole spread of her?

This is where I got that jpeg from....

It appears to have the whole spread (it was only a few pictures).

Turns out it was Teen People magazine - it was about 3 or 4 months ago.

But remember, I saw her first.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 15, 2004, 08:19 PM »
Holy crap.  Great pic Rob!  That is Mandy Moore, right?  Good lord, when the hell did she grow breasts?!   :o


P.S.  Where's that from, and are there more shots from the same spread?

It's from some teen magazine, I'm not sure which one.  I thought that picture was so smokin' hot that I made my girlfriend bring it home for me (she gets free magazines from her work).

Mandy Moore as a singer and/or actress, whatever.  She's f'n' hot though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 15, 2004, 05:18 PM »
Maybe it's time for a reminder:

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football
« on: July 15, 2004, 02:59 PM »
I'd like to play.  I signed up.  If there's not room for me and one of the regulars needs in... I could always bow out.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: fahrenheit 9/11
« on: July 15, 2004, 10:23 AM »

Oh, and yesterday (July 13), Reuters reported that opening day receipts for F9/11 had broken British box office records for a documentary.  Way to go, Moore.   :D

Um, not quite sure a documentary is totally accurate.  That much selective editing really sort of detracts from the document portion of the word.  Bias is still bias, even if you like it.

Most documentaries are biased to one degree or another.  Any intro level film class that touches on documentary will teach you that.  His film falls well within the realm of documentary - whether you agree with his conclusions or not, there's no disputing that documentary applies.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I have done what few have done...
« on: July 11, 2004, 11:31 AM »
Good work!

My grandfather died of lung cancer from smoking a pack or two of unfiltered cigarrettes way back when.  That was when my dad was 19.  And my dad smoked for the longest longest time and ended up needing a quintuple bypass last year.  So I'm always happy to hear when someone manages to kick the habit.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: fahrenheit 9/11
« on: July 11, 2004, 10:49 AM »

Such ignorance is disheartening. :(

I agree, it's amazing that so many people would piss away $10 on a piece of liberal propaganda.  That's 2 OTC Cloud Car Pilot figures right there.

Hey why not, people read Ann Coulte and Sean Hannity's books after all...

A guy I ran into yesterday insists that the sale doesn't actually start until today, even though I've now bought 10 games for fifty bucks - he also said that for some reason if you could find a game on the list, they rang up at that price, but most stores pulled their stock to save until today.

So I'm going to go look into it this morning.

I went to one today and they had a bin full of stuff...I picked up Agent Under Fire for 5$ - at that price, what the hell...

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