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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. . .   :-\

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

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. . .   :-[

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.


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  :-\ :-\

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.

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

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...


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 "

(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]

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.


And especially that!

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

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.


 >:( :( ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :'(

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.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2003
« on: December 16, 2003, 11:29 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
  • 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[/s]

First bowl game of 2003-4 has come and gone, with Memphis beating North Texas 27-17.

Next up:  The GMAC bowl, with Louisville vs. Miami of Ohio, Thursday night at 7:30 Eastern on ESPN 2.

Watto's Junk Yard / How well do you know your "Office Space"?
« on: December 15, 2003, 07:41 PM »

Here's a hundred multiple-choice questions of Office Space trivia, running the gamut from "what magazine did Peter buy forty subscriptions to?", to "how many pieces of flair does Brian wear?", to "which record label released the soundtrack?"

Give it a shot, if you've got some time to kill.

I got 77 right, and 22 wrong.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 15, 2003, 05:19 PM »
I am currently listening too, Liz Phair

I'm going "too" blow my head off now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 15, 2003, 12:34 PM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2003
« on: December 14, 2003, 11:00 PM »
Sweet, Jeff has as many as I do, now I don't feel as bad

RS also has their Top 10 movies in the latest issue (probably on their website too)

1. Mystic River
3. Lost in Translation
4. Master and Commander
5. Cold Mountain
6. American Splendor
7. Big Fish
8. A Mighty Wind
9. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
10. Angels in America

Sadly, I've only seen A Mighty Wind and want to see almost all of these

Incredible. 4 of those movies aren't even out yet. I pity anyone who reads/subscribes to this ****.  

So. . .  what in the world does "aren't even out yet" have to do with anything?  Because a movie hasn't gone into wide release yet--that means that a writer who has already seen it in a press screening shouldn't put it on his list?

I'm assuming you're talking about these four movies:

-Return of the King
-Cold Mountain
-Big Fish
-Angels in America

Now, ROTK, of course, comes out in two days, and I'm assuming that it's already had plenty of press screenings in New York and Los Angeles.  

Cold Mountain is being released on Christmas.  Again, I'll assume it's already been screened for the press.

Big Fish is already playing in N.Y. and L.A., goes into limited release on Christmas, and releases wide on January 9th.  I know that it's already had some pre-release screenings, because Kneel Before Zod saw it in Dallas last month, and posted about it at R-------m afterward.

Angels in America, I don't know anything about at all, but after looking at IMDB, it looks like it was an HBO mini-series that ran in two parts--the first being on December 7th, the other being tonight (14th).

(There's also another film that I've been hearing a lot about, called In America, which looks like it went into limited release in the U.S. on November 26th.  But I'm guessing that the list was referring to the previous film, AIA.

Now, I'll agree with you that Rolling Stone has turned into a sh!t publication--but there's absolutely nothing wrong with including movies that haven't gone into wide release yet on a "best of the year" list.  Of course, if the writer hasn't seen those films, and included them in his list anyway, for whatever reason, then there's a problem.  But I doubt that's the case here.

(By the way--I'm going to see a sneak preview of House of Sand and Fog on Tuesday night, but it doesn't go into wide release until December 26th.  Does that mean that I'm not entitled to say anything about it until then?)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Favorite Holiday Special
« on: December 14, 2003, 02:17 AM »
I think some people may be confusing Christmas "specials" and Christmas "movies" here.

Anyway. . .  My favorite, and the correct answer:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them,

'Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.'

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

My next-favorite Christmas television special is probably the feature-film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, released theatrically in 1989.

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