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1981
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: January 27, 2004, 09:41 PM »
It is going to a Mexican Food Fiesta at our house Sunday!!!  I can't wait.  What I want is one of those inflatable arm chairs.  You know the ones that will hold a normal human, not just a kids chair.  I have wanted one of those for a while.  I figure the combo of that chair and the Tex-Mex, and I can make "noises" all during a Superbowl that will probably end up 3-0 after 2 overtimes.   AND I'LL WATCH EVERY MINUTE OF IT.  Because after Sunday Night no Football till August.

1982
The Original Trilogy / Re: Imperials=Nazis,Rebels=?
« on: January 27, 2004, 09:33 PM »
I don't think the Rebels would be the Jews per se, but you can't kind of see in the EU stuff how the Imperials believed all non-humans to be lower lifeforms and only good for slave labor or extermination so there may be a correlation for the jews there.

I think if you are going to force the rebels into one particular group, I have seen arguments before like Jesse has said, that they closely resemble the American Civil War Rebels (Confederacy).  A mix match of militias, wearing uniforms unique to their homeland(world) but all part of the same military.

I think you can also view a little bit of them in various armies throughout history (and even some SINCE the movies came out).

I see traits of the Maquis (the organized French Resistance of WWII), American Revolutionary Minutemen, The Afghans that fought the Russians, the Viet Cong, The Highlanders of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, the German Tribes that beat the Romans.

It is basically an unconventional force, using outdated weapons (until they are able to procure newer ones) that strikes from hidden locations with Charismatic Leadership.


1983
Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: January 23, 2004, 07:20 PM »
Don't let the ewoks with the Jump wings hear you guys praising him too much...to a real Ewok Paratroop, a Glider rider is still just a "Leg"...

I like this one, I just wish his hood was removable.  I think the Paploo we got is worse off because of his hood.

oh well, I'll buy 2 at least.  So i can have some ewoks that aren't Teebo or Teebo in Logray's headgear.

1984
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What have you stopped collecting?
« on: January 17, 2004, 09:50 AM »
I agree with the others on the list that as a kid, I wasn't a "Collector", but then again, I don't consider it collecting at 33 either...but here is a run of the Toy Lines that have been in under the bed, in the closet and had parts sucked up into the vaccum cleaner...

1970-1977
Johnny West (12 inch Cowboys)
The Lone Ranger
Adventure People by Fischer Price

THEN CAME............1977-1978-to 1982
Star Wars
Battlestar Galactica
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

When GI JOE RAH came out they all THE TWO WORLDS Collided.  And by the time it came out all my buddies had given up on toys...so I had a "Closet" hobby.  But I bought GI JOE and Star Wars stuff till both.  

Then I got into WWII Militaria (right before the stuff started getting expensive)

Then in Grad School, POTF2 came out and I used what was left of my Student Loan $$ to snag figs.

Shortly after that Dragon Started making 12in Accuarate WWII Figures and I sunk $40 a piece into them...I probably had enough of their Germans that I could take of 1:6th Scale France...and I had enough of their Americans that I could probably Take it back...  I "hung out my shingle" and opened my own office so I had to stop collecting something and Dragon and WWII stuff got the AX (and thanks to Ebay got my a good start on my office expenses)

I have since started into the LOTR stuff, but only in moderation.  And I only buy OT Star Wars stuff.  But all through it I have been an opener, so I don't know if that counts as "Collecting".

1985
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: motorcycle
« on: January 14, 2004, 09:32 AM »
The first rule of riding a motorcycle is that everyone on the road wants to kill you.

No truer words have been spoken in the forums.  I am not sure what it is, I have had people look directly at me when I was on the bike and STILL drift/swerve towards me.  

One advantage I found in riding the Harley (or any Cruiser) is that you can get the pipes loud enough that MOST people will hear you if you rack em a couple times.  That assumes they are not talking on their cell phone, playing grab-ass with the other  teenagers in the car or distracted by changing their radio stations because they think that their life requires a "Soundtrack" and everyone needs to hear it.

The only other thing is WEAR a Helmet!  For several reasons, but mostly because it increases your survival rate.  I had the internal dilemna of wanting the wind in my face and to look "cool" but then after my first 70 mph trip and my contacts nearly pealing out of my eyes despite wearing sunglasses, I went with the helmet.  Besides, it adds an air of mystery.  Helmets and Superbikes seem to go together, but I did feel kinda funny being the only guy in the Harley club who wore a REAL DOT approved helmet.  Oh well I was about 20 years younger than most of them too.          

1986
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: motorcycle
« on: January 10, 2004, 12:31 AM »
yeah lets get to the heart of this thing.  What kind of Bike?

I had to get rid of my 97 Fatboy a couple years ago when my daughter was 1.  I don't regret it, but I'd love to live vicariously through you.  I think if I did it again, I'd get a Ducati Monster or a BMW.

1987
Saga '02-'04 / Re: Hoth Wave 2 Thoughts
« on: January 7, 2004, 11:38 PM »
I was kinda depressed to see Luke Snowspeeder as one of the "Target Exclusive Glass Pack ins"...it gives me the feeling we will not be seeing him anytime soon.

It is sad, because I think he was his most Dynamic in that uniform.  He flew his Speeder, Led the attack on the At-At's, drew their fire when he lost his gunner, nearly got SMOOSHED, shot the grappling hook, sabered a hole in the thing and tossed in a Grenade, and then Walked all the way to the evac area, but this is also the uniform he wore during his first few scenes on Dagobah.

It deserves Super Articulation, the Working Holster, Grappling Hook, Grenade, light saber etc.  I would also want the head to be able to be swapped, because I think the cloth helmet they wear under their flight helmet is really cool on the Snowspeeder pilots.

Basically, this is a ditto for Jesse's post.

1988
JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2003
« on: January 5, 2004, 07:13 PM »
Virex,

As a hater of the Orange, you might like to hear a RUMOR that was on Sportstalk on the way home...

The UT Football staff has been released.  I mean from the TOP DOWN.  I don't know if it is true...and I guess this news would really better be in the CF 2004 forum, but oh well.

I like it when they get a new coach, it means that Tech can beat them in Austin.

1989
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Worst Movie Ever
« on: January 4, 2004, 09:48 AM »
Flash?  No way.  That thing comes on Starz or Encore and I watch it everytime.

I'll fight the urge to say the Phantom Menace.

The other problem is that this I assume it has to be based on movies we've actually seen, and I usually skip the true STINKER movies (which end up being the Critically Acclaimed and much lauded ones too.)

But the WORST all time that I have seen:

The Quick and Dead with Sharon Stone.
 or
Grandview, USA

1990
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: January 4, 2004, 09:44 AM »
OUCH.

I expected more from the Cowboy Defense last night. I got about what I expected from the Quarterback and Falldown back.

I'm not sure what is worse, losing the first round or not having a first round to play in at all. Perhaps the Viking fans can tell us what it was like not to have a team to watch this weekend, or the Bucs fans, Dolphin Fans or Raider Fans(well I guess that would be what its like to not have a team to watch all season)

Dallas needs either a good smart Quarterback OR a new group of receivers that can catch balls that are thrown above and behind them EVERY time.

I assume with my luck that the Colts and Packers will win today, since that will be who I am rooting against.  

1991
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: December 29, 2003, 07:21 PM »
Ugh, my Kingdom for a Runningback and a QB that throws to a receiver or LEADS a receiver, not behind a receiver.

Step 1 is complete, the Cowboys are back in the playoffs.  Now if we can get Troy Hambrick to go play for Arizona, we might be able to get a decent RB, somebody who can take 4 steps forward before falling down, as oppossed to T Ham's "3 step Drop"...

A positive year to be sure no matter what happens Saturday.  My prediction, the Cowboys either win or get shutout...no middle of the road.

1992
Saga '02-'04 / Re: Your Best of 2003
« on: December 12, 2003, 08:44 AM »
If I had to pick the best figures of 2003 to me: (in no particular order)

1.  Saga Imperial Officer Both Head sculpts
2.  Rebel Fleet Trooper
3.  Hoth Han (in spite of his terrible stance)
4.  Mynock Hunt Chewie
5.  AT-ST Driver from 4 Pack

1993
Saga '02-'04 / Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« on: December 12, 2003, 08:40 AM »
The possibility exists for a decent Pilot figure.  They have in their factories, the Wedge with Removable helmet and the new Gold Leader.

I am just hoping it is not like the Y-Wing Pilot we got with it.  

I'd take his astromech too.  Very cool possibilities.

But I think somebody else also pondered the idea that it MIGHT be a Rebel Technician...maybe that one from the cancelled sets (like the DS Trooper, Scout Trooper, Hoth Abomination, Battle Droid sets, I can't remember what they were called.)

Here is the question at the price are people going to buy it or are they going to wait for the clearance like in the past?  I am going to snag 2 in the beginning and hopefully have enough $ laying around to buy another at each price drop.

1994
JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2003
« on: December 9, 2003, 09:28 AM »
EV.1 GalleryFurniture Playing Before New Years Eve, but at least after Christmas Day Houston Bowl!!!!

I am not a big BCS supporter myself, I would like a playoff, but the main problem with that is, that Texas Tech would never get a bowl game then.  So I am torn.  I want a definative National Champion in College Football, but I don't want to sacrifice any possible Bowl Money. Not that I get any of it.

But it you did a tournament like in Basketball, you would end up needing to have just 10 game regular seasons or starting the season in Early August and  I think it starts too early already. (Of course I don't feel that way in July, when I am jonesing for Football)

1995
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: December 4, 2003, 04:28 PM »
Wow, well that will either dispel one rumor or prove another...


Unfortunately for that player you have to REALLY be looking.

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