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JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2003
« on: December 18, 2003, 11:40 PM »
The Bowl Schedule (all times Eastern):

BCS bowls:
  • Nokia Sugar - Oklahoma Vs. LSU - Jan. 4, 8:00, ABC
  • Tostitos Fiesta - Kansas St. Vs. Ohio St. - Jan. 2, 8:00, ABC
  • FedEx Orange - Miami Vs. Florida St. - Jan. 1, 8:30, ABC
  • Rose - USC Vs. Michigan - Jan. 1, 4:30, ABC
Other bowls:

  • Humanitarian - Tulsa Vs. Georgia Tech - Jan. 3, Noon, ESPN
  • Chick-fil-A Peach - Tennessee Vs. Clemson - Jan. 2, 4:30, ESPN
  • SBC Cotton - Mississippi Vs. Oklahoma St. - Jan. 2, 2:00, Fox
  • Capital One - Georgia Vs. Purdue - Jan. 1, 1:00, ABC
  • Toyota Gator - Maryland Vs. West Virginia - Jan. 1, 12:30, NBC
  • Outback - Florida Vs. Iowa - Jan. 1, 11:00 AM, ESPN
  • Diamond Walnut San Francisco - Colorado St. Vs Boston College - Dec. 31, 10:30, ESPN 2
  • MainStay Independence - Missouri Vs. Arkansas - Dec. 31, 7:30, ESPN
  • AXA Liberty - Utah Vs. Southern Miss - Dec. 31, 3:30, ESPN
  • Wells Fargo Sun - Oregon Vs. Minnesota - Dec. 31, 2:00, CBS
  • Gaylord Hotels Music City - Auburn Vs. Wisconsin - Dec. 31, noon, ESPN
  • Silicon Valley Football Classic - UCLA Vs. Fresno St. - Dec. 30, 10:30, ESPN 2
  • Pacific Life Holiday - Texas Vs. Washington St. - Dec. 30, 8:00, ESPN
  • EV1.net Houston - Navy Vs. Texas Tech - Dec. 30, 4:30, ESPN
  • MasterCard Alamo - Nebraska Vs. Michigan St. - Dec. 29, 9:00, ESPN
  • Continental Tire - Pittsburgh Vs. Virginia - Dec. 27, 11:00 AM, ESPN 2
  • Insight - Virginia Tech Vs. California - Dec. 26, 8:30, ESPN
  • Motor City - Northwestern Vs. Bowling Green - Dec. 26, 5:00, ESPN
  • Sheraton Hawaii - Hawaii Vs. Houston - Dec. 25, 8:00, ESPN
  • Las Vegas - New Mexico Vs. Oregon St. - Dec. 24, 7:30, ESPN
  • PlainsCapital Fort Worth - Boise St. Vs. TCU - Dec. 23, 7:30, ESPN
  • Mazda Tangerine - NC State Vs. Kansas - Dec. 22, 5:30, ESPN
  • GMAC - Louisville Vs. Miami (Ohio) - Dec. 18, 7:30, ESPN 2
  • New Orleans - Memphis Vs. North Texas - Dec. 16, 7:00, ESPN 2

GMAC Bowl - Miami of Ohio beat Louisville 49-28.

Next bowl:  The Tangerine, NC State vs. Kansas, next Monday night at 7:30 (Eastern) on ESPN2.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Christmas Songs that Suck
« on: December 18, 2003, 01:24 PM »


Dead grandmother?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03/Winter '04
« on: December 18, 2003, 01:37 AM »
That article, though, fits me perfectly.  For my Christmas list this year, I was very careful to only list DVDs which would be nearly-impossible to f--k up in any way, DVDs which only have one version, basically.  Here it is:

  • Casablanca: Two-Disc Special Edition
  • A Christmas Story: 20th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition
  • The Lion King: 2-Disc Special Edition: Platinum Edition
  • The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season
  • Sleeping Beauty: Special Edition 2-Disc Set
I mean, the first two, the only way they can be f--ked-up is if someone confuses the old ones for the new ones (and the covers are quite different).  The two Disneys are unf--kupable, since they're the only versions out, and the Simpsons can only be f--ked up if someone grabs one of the first two seasons instead.

I even considered putting little pictures of the cover art next to everything on my list, but I'm a moron when it comes to computer stuff, and couldn't do it right.

The other dual-versions out there, with nearly-identical covers, hell, I'll get those myself after Christmas with gift cards or Christmas money or something.  

I'm a total a-hole.   :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03/Winter '04
« on: December 18, 2003, 01:22 AM »
Oddly enough I just read that article this evening and thought of you, and now you post it.

I'm turning into that freaky European  >:(

One man-crush at a time, please.  

When the Wulff-man gets done having his way with me, I'll let you know.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03/Winter '04
« on: December 18, 2003, 01:04 AM »
Non-Widescreen Version Received As Hanukkah Gift

BROOKLYN, NY—Self-described film buff Tyler Rosenstein was disappointed to receive a non-letterboxed "full screen" version of the movie The Matrix Reloaded as a Hanukkah gift, the 19-year-old reported Monday.

"Great," said Rosenstein, concealing his displeasure from his beaming aunt and uncle, Hannah and Bernie Greenberg, as he gazed at the freshly unwrapped DVD in his hand. "Just what I wanted. The Matrix Reloaded."

"With approximately a third of the movie's visual content missing, thanks to 'pan-and-scan,'" he added under his breath.

Rosenstein, a freshman studying philosophy at NYU, said he was momentarily excited to receive the special collector's edition DVD of The Matrix Reloaded, which features more than an hour of supplemental material, including behind-the-scenes footage and a preview of the Enter The Matrix video game. But Rosenstein's joy faded when his eye caught the words "full-screen edition" emblazoned across the top of the box.

Minutes later, Rosenstein's cousin Cory made an exchange of the gift impossible when he insisted that Rosenstein open the DVD to show him the "easter egg."

While Rosenstein thanked his aunt and uncle for the gift, he took leave of the family get-together shortly after dinner and locked himself in his room to sulk.

"It's frustrating, because they came so close to getting me exactly what I wanted," said Rosenstein, lying on his bed and sneering at the DVD. "This is a $30 item. But what am I supposed to do with it? Why would they even release a full-screen Matrix Reloaded, when every single frame of that movie is so artfully composed? Even leaving framing aside, the movie cries out for each of its visual elements to be seen."

"It's an unwatchable piece of crap," said Rosenstein, tossing the DVD onto a pile of gifts that included a sweatshirt and a digital memo recorder.

In spite of his annoyance with the non-letterboxed DVD, Rosenstein said he knew better than to complain to his relatives.

"There's just no way to tell them without coming off like a complete *******," Rosenstein said. "I'm just going to have to eat it."

The Greenbergs remain unaware of their mistake.

"We're so happy that we were able to get Tyler a gift he really wanted this year," Hannah Greenberg said. "You wouldn't believe how hard he is to shop for. He's so picky about his movies. For his birthday, we gave him The Wedding Singer. I thought all the kids liked that Adam Sandler—Cory said he sings a song about Hanukkah. Well, boy, was getting Tyler that movie a mistake!"

This year, instead of guessing, the Greenbergs took a suggestion from Rosenstein's father, who was aware that his son owned the first Matrix movie.

"Tyler's got very specific tastes," Bernie said. "He told us he likes those foreign films. What did he call it? The Criterion Collection. Well, Hannah and I tried to find those, but they didn't have them at Target. We sure didn't want what happened with the wizard movie to happen again."

Bernie spoke in reference to last year, when the Greenbergs came close to finding a gift Rosenstein would like. The misguided couple gave their nephew the theatrical-release version of Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, instead of the extended version which contains 40 extra minutes of footage—a distinction Rosenstein gently explained to the confused gift-givers.

"If we'd known, we'd have been happy to get him the other version," Hannah said. "Well, this time we were very careful. There were two versions at the store, and we made sure to get the special one. See, Tyler hates it when they cut out part of the movie."

Confusion over the misleading term "full-screen" caused his well-meaning relatives to purchase the inferior version of the DVD.

"Why do they call it 'full-screen' anyway, when it's only two-thirds of the stupid movie?" Rosenstein asked. "******* bull**** aspect ratio!"

As of press time, Rosenstein had not decided what to do with the DVD.

"I can't trade it to any of my friends," Rosenstein said. "They'd just roll their eyes when they saw it wasn't letterboxed. Basically, I'm screwed. I'm stuck with a product that has no reason to exist."

"I suppose I could just throw it away," Rosenstein continued. "But what if Aunt Hannah or Uncle Bernie asked about it? I'll probably have to just keep this horrible thing on my shelf. I'm trapped, like Neo and the other warriors of Zion, in a fictitious world I never chose to be a part of: an imaginary alternate universe where non-widescreen DVDs are remotely tolerable."
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Subtract the Jewish stuff, and this is me.  God bless The Onion. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 17, 2003, 09:20 PM »
RIP Heidi Klum's Perfect Body...

I really want to know how supermodels don't get stretchmarks???

You know what's good, is that certain parts of her will get bigger. . .   :D :D :D :D :D :D

But, then again, so will some other parts. . .   :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: December 17, 2003, 09:17 PM »
Ummm yeah.... Matt.... if you could just get back to work, that would be greaaat. Yeah.... thanks....



(Again, I must steal borrow from Carrie. . .   :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: December 17, 2003, 08:57 PM »
Granted last week's "Louise" response was a bit outta left field, but I figured a movie buff like yourself would catch on.

Well, I'll tell you.  I feel a little bad about not getting your reference, but I have a couple of good reasons:

First, I haven't seen that movie in about ten years, and even then, it was only just once, so I couldn't tell you one line from it.

And also, an old girlfriend's middle name was (and I'm assuming still is) "Louise", so I tend to kind of go into shell shock whenever I see or hear it.  Think of that opening scene in Saving Private Ryan, at Omaha Beach, when Tom Hanks' character just kind of spaces out for a few seconds, with that guy yelling "WHAT NOW, SIR!?!?" two feet in front of his face, and doesn't hear a damn word of it. . .  :-X

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 17, 2003, 07:50 PM »
In honor of this sad, depressing news tonight out of Hamburg, Germany:




Supermodel Heidi Klum in happier times.

Remember her fondly. . .   :-[



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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 17, 2003, 07:27 PM »
Soundgarden ~ Superunknown, one of the best CD's of the 90's

I was always kind of partial to this one, myself:



Walking around Wal-Mart this afternoon, "Slaves & Bulldozers" popped into my head for some reason, so I'm getting ready to put this album on for the first time in years.  Good stuff.

jokabofe:

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that was such a great album... very underrated, aimee mann is a great songwriter.

Yep.  I've been a fan of her's ever since the Magnolia soundtrack came out back about four years ago, but didn't get around to picking up the rest of her work until earlier this year, all at the same time, actually.   :-\  

But yeah, she's great, too.  I guess there's a new 2-disc Special Edition of her latest album, Lost in Space, out, which is supposed to have some good live stuff on the second disc.

Living here in Oklahoma City, I don't invision any possible opportunity I'll have to see her live at any time in the future without travelling 200+ miles somewhere. . .

Double  :-\ :-\


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03/Winter '04
« on: December 17, 2003, 06:51 PM »
Ordered mine just after midnight on 12/2, right after they became available, paid the extra $4.xx for the expedited shipping, and received it on the following Monday (12/8).

No complaints here.

Sorry you're still waiting.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: December 17, 2003, 06:23 PM »

4453
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: December 17, 2003, 06:18 PM »
Ok, ok...  You convinced me!  I'll see if I can pick it up right quick...

Yes.

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Of course, there is a pan-and-scan version available as well, so watch out for that.

 ???   :-X   I'll pretend I didn't hear that Cory Matt...

Now I will not pretend like I didn't hear that one.  How dare you.  How dare you, sir.  To this day, the only thing that Cory and I have ever agreed upon is that the other one sucks. . .   ;)  I wasn't saying "watch out" for the pan-and-scan version like "hey, wow, get that one".  It was more like "pan-and-scan is the devil, make sure you don't accidentally get that kind!   :o "

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(Hell, Matt--you wait too much longer, and you'll identify more with Lumbergh than you will with Peter.)   :o

I'll pretend I didn't hear that either...

Now what the hell was wrong with that?!?!  That was kind of a funny joke, that really can't be appreciated until you've at least seen the film. . .  [CarnorJax] ::) ??? ::) ???[/CarnorJax]

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Put off buying three Star Wars figures for the next week or two...

Or that.

Now what?  Wasn't making any smart-ass comment, really--I'm sure you have a really nice collection, Matt.  Just saying that you can finally pick up this DVD for about as much as it would cost you to buy three Star Wars figures, that's all.

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Mothershitter!

And especially that!



Me and you, Matt, I think we don't exactly get each other all the time.   :-X

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: December 17, 2003, 06:14 PM »
Intentional double post, to avoid being the last reply on the page.

Apologies.  

 >:( :( ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :'(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: December 17, 2003, 05:48 PM »
Dude, Matt, uh, get it.  

According to DVD Price Search, you can get the widescreen version for about thirteen bucks by itself, or you can get it in a two-pack with either Dude, Where's My Car? or Super Troopers for about $18 (haven't seen either of those flicks, myself, but for another five bucks, that's a pretty damn good deal).

Of course, there is a pan-and-scan version available as well, so watch out for that.

And also, a special edition has been rumored to be in the works for the past two or three years, but due to some circumstance between Mike Judge and Fox (that nobody seems to know the details of), it is still just that:  a rumor.  It'll come out eventually--this is a huge cult film by now, and would sell very well, but when exactly is anyone's guess.

What's interesting is that this movie lost money at the box office when it was released in 1999, but has since gone on to become one of Fox's biggest-selling DVDs of all time.

Great movie--just as funny the fifth or tenth or twentieth time as it was the first.  Great to just have on for atmosphere--it's fun while you're drinking with your buddies, or during a party.  Hell, I've even used it as "falling asleep noise" a few times.  Great stuff, and we're all pretty much in our mid-20's to mid-30's here, so we're the target audience here.  (Not so fast, Mainland05 and Morgbug. . .)   :P

(Hell, Matt--you wait too much longer, and you'll identify more with Lumbergh than you will with Peter.)   :o

Anyway--get it.  Put off buying three Star Wars figures for the next week or two, and pick up this DVD.

Mothershitter!

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