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1996
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 10 Star Wars Questions...
« on: November 25, 2003, 05:13 PM »
1. Favorite Movie of the Saga - ROTJ (right now, it could be ANH or ESB by tomorrow)

2. Favorite Character(s) of the Saga
    2a.  OT-Good Guy - Han Solo
    2b.  OT-Bad Guy - Moff Jerjerrod
    2c.  PT-Good Guy - Mace Windu
    2d.  PT-Bad Guy -  Wat Tambor
   

3. Prequels or Originals - Did they make Prequels?  

4. Favorite Thing to Collect - Army Builders in 3 3/4 in scale

5. Favorite Item in Your Collection - Blue Snaggletooth from when I was a kid.

6. Favorite Ship, Vessel, Bike, etc. - Y-Wing

7. Favorite Planet - HOTH (or the moon of Hoth, however that worked)

8. First Star Wars movie you saw in the Theatre - Star Wars (I threw a fit, because I didn't want to go see it, I was 6 at the time, I got a spanking, but still got to see the movie)

9. Favorite Color of Lightsaber - Hokie Religions and Ancient weapons are no substitute for a Good Blaster at your side.

10. Favorite Song from the Saga - The song During the Sarlacc Scene

Favorite Fett (Jango or Boba) - Boba
Favorite New Jedi (from Prequels I guess) - Yoda

1997
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thanksgiving Plans?
« on: November 25, 2003, 05:00 PM »
Fried Turkey is Great.  I have yet to do it myself (much to my wifes pleasure), but my Uncle Does one every year since it got "trendy" and it is always evenly cooked and tender throughout, and he used to petrify some poor butterballs back in the Smoker days.

Luckily for me, both sets of MY Grandparents live with 30 minutes drive and this our year to be with my family so I actually get the day off. (not to mention the InLaws don't watch TV on Thanksgiving, some sort of tradition)

Should be fun though, since my brother and his wife are FINALLY getting the divorce they have been fighting about for a year..., but sadly for me his wife is still coming with him, so we may have some Springer Episodes before the Cowboy game. (if they try getting loud or disruptive DURING the game, my 88 year old Guadalcanal Vet Grandfather will throw them out of the house, he loves the Corps and Cowboys)


The other twist this year is that I am on day 16 of the South Beach Diet..so Turkey=good, everything else=eat while the wife isn't looking....

1998
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: November 25, 2003, 04:51 PM »
I wonder if Brenda throws better than Kurt these days?  Man I guess all the Hot wives are married to Hockey Players...

Spiderlegs does have a point, we are not 5-11 or 1-15 so this season is a success for the 'Boys.  I am just scared where we would be with a REAL Quarterback.  Probably 9 or 10 wins...

It looks like whoever ends the season in the NFC with 10 wins will be in the playoffs.  How sad is that.  No dominant teams in the NFC, where have you gone Late 80's early 90's???? I blame Parity, the Salary Cap and Chan Gailey....

1999
Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Luke,R1-G4,R2-D2 Carded Pic
« on: November 25, 2003, 03:37 PM »
I am excited by these for sure.  Jedi Luke is one of those figures that I have wanted a re-do on since the SOTE days.  Until this one, the Vintage was still a superior figure.  I also like the soft cloak.  The Molded Cloaks just never really looked right to me.  I know other people like em, but ever since the POTJ Lando, I've been hoping they'd do more.

I don't know if I'd call R1 boring, I mean, it IS a figure of a character that has not seen plastic yet.  I realize he doesn't do much..but I do plan to get at least 2.

I like the R2-D2 too. I haven't thought about it enough to know if I am disappointed about the lack of colored plastic in the cups, but I would have expected just like you guys did that that would be the case.

Oh well.  Instead of just wanting one figure per wave, like this year, it looks like I can finally buy cases online and not get stuck with a bunch of useless (to me at least) figures.

2000
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: November 21, 2003, 03:23 PM »
Right, it is always best to believe the Media...especially from a place were fans put batteries in snow balls and that crappy turf ended the career of the guy you are trying to crucify.

I'm sure Dallas is the not only place that has had players who got into trouble...

Besides Keyshawn couldn't play with Galloway and Glenn, we'd have to get rid of one of their Salaries to fit him in.  The problem would be we don't have a quarter back that can get him the ball, unless he likes it thrown behind him.

2001
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: November 21, 2003, 08:32 AM »
It would take some serious work for Keyshawn to fit under the Salary Cap here at his present salary.  Besides we need a Running Back.

As far as NFC contenders go, and as much as it pains me, I think the 49'ers have a good chance to come on strong at the end.  And it is true what you say, it is the team that finishes strong or hits their stride at the end that usually has the best playoff run, unless they choke on success.

2002
Saga '02-'04 / Re: ohmygodcheapnewfiguresonline.com
« on: November 20, 2003, 05:25 PM »
I ordered on Monday, got an email that said they had shipped and that I would be enjoying my figures by the weekend.

I'll let you guys know if they show up.

************************************************
UPDATE
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They were waiting on the front porch when I got home.  I ordered them a full 2 weeks after I ordered Santa Yoda, got the confirmation 2 days later, got the figures probably a week earlier....

Oh and my shipping was $7.01.  I feel like I owe them $1.06 since all they charged was $5.95....

2003
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: November 20, 2003, 09:16 AM »
I have to agree, I am a die hard Cowboy fan and when the season started, all I wanted for Christmas was a better showing than 5-11.....now that we've got that, I have amended my list to picking up a Quarterback in the Offseason that can do more than "Mangage" a game, but win one.  Carter is the best we've got, but far from good.  

Every win from now on is just Icing for me.  

My only complaint is that with the Defense we have, most High School QB's could at least find a way to put 14 points on the board and win some games......

I think they will win the Division this year, but lose in the first round....


2004
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 12 facts about yourself.
« on: November 20, 2003, 09:04 AM »
1.  I lurk on Forums more that I post.
2.  I am the stereotypical Texan that thinks Texas is the greatest place in the world and will fight like crazy to not have to go out of state to visit my In-Laws.
3.  I don't have an Oil Well.
4.  I was in Law School at Oklahoma City University when the Federal Building got bombed, it blew out some windows in the apartments where I lived.
5.  I love my Boss.
6.  I work for myself.
7.  I married a girl I met in Law School (if you can imagine, they made us sit in Alphabetical Order so she was stuck sitting by me for a whole year)
8.  She's a Lawyer too, but quit practicing when we had our daughter 2 years ago.
9.  This summer I bought my very first NEW car all by myself.  2003 BMW X5 4.4
10. Star Wars is what keeps me sane when it gets hectic/stressfull at the office.
11.  I don't do Personal Injury, mainly because I don't want to do a TV commercial where I tell people I am the "Texas Hammer" or a "Smart, Tough, Attorney" at 2:00am on the local independent channels.
12.  I am on the South Beach Diet right now, and I haven't had a Coke in about 12 days.....SO BACK OFF!!! :P

2005
The Original Trilogy / Re: Rogue Squadron Members Names in OT
« on: November 18, 2003, 09:43 AM »
Yeah, I went to Rebelscum after I posted the question and found the thread....oh well thanks for the help!

2006
The Original Trilogy / Re: Who's Your Favorite Cantina Alien?
« on: November 17, 2003, 10:05 PM »
I like the Band.  So I guess I like the Bith.

2007
The Original Trilogy / Rogue Squadron Members Names in OT
« on: November 17, 2003, 10:03 PM »
What were the names of the Rogue Squadron Members that we know of during the OT era....

I know in ANH they were all designated "Red" but were they still the Rogues?  

I know the Books (the best series yet written) give us some new ones, but I really wanted to figure out who all was a Rogue between ANH (or shortly before) and Death Star II exploding...

2008
Star Wars Action Figures / Hoth Soldier Possibilities
« on: November 14, 2003, 03:29 PM »
OK looking at the New Hoth Trooper Figure/Statuette, I was wondering if any of you have him and what the possibility of putting the new Hoth Luke's legs on him would be to make him LESS dynamic?

Or in the alternative, is Lukes Uniform something that could be painted/modified to make a decent Echo Base Tech/trooper?

The figures won't make it to the shelves here till about June of 2004....

I plan on Customizing the Hoth Stuff like crazy, I just don't know when they will be here in large enough numbers to justify it.

2009
The Original Trilogy / Re: Rebel Fleet in the OT
« on: November 13, 2003, 06:11 PM »
I think a point Jesse brought up before really shows in the ROTJ final battle.  The fact that a Military Advisor was not on the set was really evident.

In ANH and ESB we see the battles taking place pretty much like they would if you were going to "map" them out.  In ANH you had certain elements of the Attack Squadron going after the Anti-Aircraft Guns, you had one group going after the Fighter Screen and another after the target.  Fairly Textbook stuff.

IN ESB on Hoth you have Skirmishers or guys at a listening post running back to the main line of defense being followed by Recon Elements of the empire, etc etc.

But in ROTJ the ships are not formed up the way a Navy Battle Group would be assembled.  I mean first off, why was the Medical Frigate even there?  Why wouldn't the Medical and Support Craft not jump in until they got a signal (assuming there is a Space Geneva Convention that states that Medical Ships can't be armed)  The ships don't have picket lines or any type of screen for the capital ships.  

I have to go and watch the space battle again (oh dang it ::))....

2010
Saga '02-'04 / Re: Do You Have a Favorite Character(s) To Collect?
« on: November 12, 2003, 09:40 PM »
Wow I guess it takes all kinds, but I'll take any human from the OT, preferable a background Military Type, like a Tech, a Mechanic, a Foot Soldier or General.

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