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It's my way of showing repsect for those who lost people. I won't let them become political pawns, especialy for publicity.

Kevin

They also shouldn't be swept under the rug because it would be bad for Bush.  How is pretending they aren't dead making them less of a political pawn?  They died in a controversial war and one raging during the election season.  I don't think there is any way around it - from BOTH sides of the debate.  Wanting to talk about it or not wanting to talk about it is in some way good or bad for some political party.

And that's the real shame here.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2004 DVD Release List
« on: April 29, 2004, 10:22 PM »
I'm cinemaddicted.  :-\

Isn't this some sort of Trademark or Copyright infringement?

I don't know.

People think it's easy to be a cinemaddict, but they don't realize just how DVDifficult a life it really is.  There are times when you go on a binge, spending $140 at Deep Discount, but then there are the horrible, horrible withdrawals you go through during the slow weeks.  It's awful.

It's become the most important thing in my life--watching my DVDs on my 27" Sanyo, bought from Wal-Mart, through my PlayStation 2--probably the greatest DVD player ever created.  I'm a junkie.  It's all I do all day--I'm just addicted to cinema.  A cinemaddict.  My cinemaddiction now comes before everything--friends, family, work--I don't even have a real job.  It's even affected my personal hygiene.  The last time I bathed myself was back in DVDecember, the day when Pirates of the Caribbean was released.  That was an important DVDay--and you better believe that I looked and smelled great as I strolled into Best Buy as soon as they opened to get my fix for the DVDay.

I'm the black sheep of my family.  I've shamed my friends.  I can't look anyone in the eye anymore.  They gave me this videotape to watch--it was an over-dubbing of that old public service announcement--"This is your brain.  This is your brain on cinema."  I watched it once, and threw it out, because it wasn't a DVD.  They put a lot of work into having it made, and I threw the damn thing away.

I've tried everything to rid myself of this horrible, horrible DVDisease--12 step programs, cold turkey.  I've even checked myself into DVDetox centers.  Nothing seems to work.

I've heard my friends and family talking a few times--I think they might be planning an intervention once I hit 400 discs.

People think it's easy, being a cinemaddict, but take it from me:  I wish to God that I had never started down this slippery, slippery slope.

The only thing that can possibly make it worse, is being a cinema addict with horrible taste in films and an unbelievably ****** collection of crappy titles.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2004 DVD Release List
« on: April 29, 2004, 10:15 PM »
picked this up today (along with big fish)



even though i bought the universal stuff when it was released a few years ago, i just had to get this. not bad - $60 in best buy gets you 14 classic b&w flicks and 3 busts.

I also had to bite the bullet and shell out the 60$ for it...  way too nice a set to pass on.  My only gripe is that it's basically a Van Helsing commercial which taints it a bit for me...  But still a nice set - and the franekstein bust is terrific.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2004 DVD Release List
« on: April 29, 2004, 05:09 PM »
Big Fish is a movie the wife and I always wanted to check out when it was in theatres, but missed out on that.  We are hoping to rent it sometime this weekend to see how it is, and maybe buy it if we enjoy it.  It looked pretty good from the previews and comments I have seen on it.

It's absolutely fantastic.  Picked it up on Tuesday...

And this Tuesday:



Probably the first musical I'll have ever bought.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 29, 2004, 04:06 PM »

Now I just despise the color scheme, and I'm somewhat peeved at the purging of the member #'s.  

I actually think there are lots of options for other color schemes you can personalize your settings to use.

It's back up and running and I'm slowly getting used to it... my two peeves now are that the thread most recently posted in doesn't go to the top of the page - and the WAP thread that everyone hates refuses to load - it just times out all the time.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 29, 2004, 12:28 PM »
After all the problems yesterday - it seems like many of them have been worked out (although several still remain).

Also, it wasn't Norton but Symantec running on my work machine - and without changing anything on my end, I'm able to post from work again...so...whatever...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 06:10 PM »
About an hour ago I got a message about UBBClassic or something like that.

Sounds like they're working on some more modifications.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 01:51 PM »
They show like 9 topics per page - and threads go to the next page after what seem slike a very small number of posts - the WAP thread (your stance on it aside) went from an already outrageous 315 pages to over 1100.



You can set topics / replies per page in you profile.

I was pretty sure you could set topics, but I didn't know you could do replies per page.  good to know - now, if I could just somehow be allowed to actually post...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 01:38 PM »
My biggest problem with it (besides it being ugly, the constant errors, and the fact that I can't post there at all) would be the lack of information per page.

They show like 9 topics per page - and threads go to the next page after what seem slike a very small number of posts - the WAP thread (your stance on it aside) went from an already outrageous 315 pages to over 1100.

Even with the search tool it's pretty much impossible to navigate.

Although I doubt anything will change, if anyone with access could bring up the problems maybe in the feedback section - I'd appreciate it.

Phillip didn't seemed to be concerned at all by the idea that Norton would keep people from being able to get into the forums.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 12:48 PM »
I have Norton and will have to leave...can't have a Mod without the ability to post and there's no way I'm turning Norton off:(

Did you try posting?  Or are you just going on what I said.

If you tried and it didn't work for you as well, it's safe to say that's probably what it is.

Maybe you could bring it up to phillip or maybe someone here could post a link to this thread in the feedback and suggestions page - because I can't even post to let them know I'm having an issue - the only info I have is from an email to Phillip.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 12:24 PM »
So no one else is having any Norton-related problems?  

I can view and manuever around the boards just fine - but when I try to post - nothing works.


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Watto's Junk Yard / The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 10:36 AM »
So Rebelscum changed their forums overnight - looks like I'll be doing more of my posting over here...

Because their new forum won't let me post in it.  I get this message:

"The host you are trying to send the input from is not a valid host."

Phillip says:

"I think it has to do with an option about the HTTP Referrer and designed to help make your surfing safe from harmful ads. Which may be true, but it casts such a wide net it gets many valid applications as well."

Anyone know anything about this?  I've got Norton on all my computers - and I don't plan on taking it off any time soon.

Anyone else having problems with their site and it's upgrades?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Draft?
« on: April 26, 2004, 11:38 PM »
First off, the bill is sponsored by the Democrats, Representative Charles B Rangel & Sen. Ernest Hollings, *not* George W. Bush.

Nov 8, 2003 - Asked this week if the president is considering reinstituting the draft, press secretary Scott McClellan gave a quick and emphatic answer. "No," he said, moving to the next question.

Bush is not planning on signing a bill which will reinstitute the draft for the War in Iraq.


Kevin

You're right of course, but the idea of reconstituting the draft is also being strongly advocated by Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.

Among others.

I believe the democrats are doing pushing for this to make people think twice about the war in Iraq - i.e. if your own son or daughter could be called up and sent off - but I also believe all this talk has the potential to snowbal into a catastrophe if not stopped immediately.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Draft?
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:22 PM »
He made his bed...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Draft?
« on: April 26, 2004, 01:23 PM »
Should we pull our boys out of Iraq?

What do you think?

I wish we could - but I think it's a mistake.  It would just be seen as an abandonment.  What needs to be done is to get the U.N. involved and maybe even NATO to some extent - just to get the whole thing internationalized again - because the 'Coalition of the Willing' is a joke.  

Unfortunately, this would mean admitting that we need the U.N.'s help - which I'm not so sure George Bush is really willing to do.

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