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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Festivus, for the rest of us!
« on: December 23, 2013, 09:44 AM »
Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole Erected In Florida State Capitol

Of all the lasting legacies that Seinfeld has given us, Festivus, the fake Christmas substitute holiday created by Frank Costanza, may be the most enduring. Recall fondly, if you will, the highlights of Mr. Costanza’s beautiful holiday: a pole, the airing of grievances, and the feats of strength.

Seinfeld may be long gone, but Festivus lives on, at least in the state of Florida, where a six-foot Festivus Pole made out of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans has been erected in the state Capitol building in Tallahassee, according to NPR.

Artist/protester/drinker of cheap beer Chaz Stevens constructed the Festivus Pole to protest the lack of separation between church and state after seeing a Nativity scene at the Capitol building.

Not sure whether or not Stevens is planning on challenging his state representatives in a feats of strength wrestling match.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: December 15, 2013, 02:30 PM »
TRU had an online deal on 3DS games on Cyber Monday. Buy Angry Birds Star Wars or TMNT for $29 each, and get another 3DS game free. Most of the really good first-party, $40 first-party Nintendo titles were available in the free game selection. I put in two separate orders, one for TMNT/Mario Kart 7, and the other for ABSW/Super Mario 3D Land. I had no interest in TMNT or ABSW, but figured I could trade them in somewhere, or return them back to TRU for $15 each, as I read about others doing.

I went to the store to pick up my first order for TMNT/MK7. I immediately returned TMNT, expecting to get $15 back. But the CS rep started to give me a cash refund for the whole amount of $32 and change. I told her that I thought she was giving me too much money back, as I was only returning half the order. She said "yes, but this is what the computer is prompting me to give you, so just consider it an early Christmas present from Toys R Us."  :D

Same thing happened when I got my ABSW/Super Mario 3D Land order a few days later. But that time, I used part of the full refund to buy a 3DS case that I didn't need so that I wouldn't feel so guilty afterward.  :-\

All told, I wound up getting two $40 games and a decent case for about $22 out of pocket. So thanks, TRU! I will look back upon this fondly when you eventually go out of business.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:40 AM »
Yeah I didn't put it together though till he said in TD, that was where it came from...  Then again I didn't even think to ask, "Why Brian?" (Hardwick did) because I was just thinking it was something random he picked out of thin air to be creepy.

Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't watch Talking Dead so I thought you were asking for real.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:40 PM »
Like him being in a "basic survival" mode, walking till he died, thinking he saw Penny, even the name Brian (I missed or didn't connect why he chose that name)... 

It was part of the graffiti on the building he was looking at in the opening moments of the episode.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 18, 2013, 01:24 PM »
I didn't really get pouring out the spaghettios either, but in retrospect probably a smart move. If you meet new people in the zombie apocalypse, and they offer to feed you right off the bat, there is probably a high probability of poison and/or roofies. Stick with the sardines.

It's not that The Governor thought they were laced with something, it's just that he's kind of a foodie and only likes the real thing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: It's The End of the World As We Know It
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:52 PM »

Well of the Souls / Re: Indy on Blu-ray!
« on: November 15, 2013, 10:39 AM »
You know the only change I'd ever like to see in Raiders would be for them to remove that wall of fire when Belloq's head explodes.

it wasn't there originally and they only added it in to avoid an R rating.  It'd be better without it.

I'm not so sure about that now, after seeing this today:

The flames did help to cover up how goofy that thing looked.


And there are some things happening actually related to this topic:

For the first time ever, the first three films in the Indiana Jones saga will be available individually in high definition when they arrive on Digital HD November 19, 2013 and on Blu-ray with a digital copy available through iTunes December 17, 2013

The individual Blu-Rays are the same as the ones in the box set, except they have digital copies available through iTunes.

Individual Blus around $17, box set around $43 currently on Amazon

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 15, 2013, 12:06 AM »
I agree about Tyrese's hammer...  Bad weapon choice... Very probe to sticking in a skull.  If you're demoing drywall, try doing it with the claw or blunt end of a typical carpentry/roofing hammer...  Your hammer will get stuck.

Gif related:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:32 PM »
Between the dating show and The Nerdist I honestly don't recall anything he did, but I enjoyed his stand-up special more than I thought I would, and his new show Midnight I find funny actually.  TD, he's sometimes all that's holding it together.  Look at the way he clearly had more than enough of Manson.  Tell me with a straight face you thought he handled that poorly.  :)

I thought we were talking about how funny he is, not how competent of a host he is. But yes, to his credit, he was in a tough position there and handled it satisfactorily. (That's the best you're gonna get out of me. Sorry.)

I did enjoy a bluegrass Radiohead medley he did as part of Hard 'N Phirm a few years ago, and I have enjoyed the handful of Nerdist podcasts I've listened to, but that has less to do with him as host, and more to do with the fact that I already liked his guest going into it. He gets some really good guests to do those things.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:42 PM »
Most of the people that would offer the best insight into the show are all behind-the-scenes, but the average WD viewer isn't gonna watch a bunch of no-names talk to each other on a couch for sixty minutes. So instead we get episode commentary and analysis from these third-rate "celebrities." It doesn't exactly make for good TV, either way.

One of the editors of Breaking Bad, Kelley Dixon, started doing an insider podcast early into that show's run, and they were really interesting and entertaining to listen to. She's edited on Walking Dead too. It'd be cool if she (or someone) could put together a similar podcast for Walking Dead. I'm kind of surprised there's not one already.

Re: Hardwick

I just do not find the dude funny in the slightest. I watched his stand-up special and I don't think I laughed once during the whole thing. A lot of people must like what he's doing, though. He's been on TV in some form or another for, what, like almost twenty years now?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:22 PM »
Chris Hardwick sucks. If AMC has to have two hours of Walking Dead content every Sunday night, I'd rather they give fifteen more minutes to the show itself and take Talking Dead down to 45. It's ridiculous that they gave that crapfest a full hour.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 6, 2013, 12:31 PM »
No clue who the girl was but she can sit around looking cute too I guess

Oh and yeah I'll reiterate the Bob thing...  Darryl/Bob talked about his demons and Darryl pats him on the back, only to have Darryl, Tyrese, and Michone have to save Bob because he's hanging onto a half-drunk bottle of Old Crow like he's Elsa and it's the Holy Grail about to cross the seal (Matt will hate that reference).

Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro List Of Cancelled Toys :(
« on: November 1, 2013, 09:31 AM »
Got to be this:

No, Zombie Indy was supposed to be a sneak preview figure from Indiana Jones 5.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 29, 2013, 09:29 AM »
Can't believe I forgot to mention the bit about the radio. It was quickly overshadowed by the car hijiinks with the herd, but who WAS that on the radio?

Seems like maybe a good way to introduce another comic favorite...drum roll please: ABRAHAM

You read it here first.

News of Abraham's casting got out a couple weeks ago. No one mentioned it here, though.

‘Walking Dead’ Adds Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt; First Photo Of Sgt. Abraham Ford

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Basketball 2014
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:25 AM »
I'm in. Thanks Brent.

I can't make the draft tonight but I don't have a problem with an auto-draft, as long as everyone promises not to pick Kevin Durant.

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