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So I received my Alien Quadrilogy today from DDD, and this thing is over five feet long when fully unfolded.  Pretty amazing.

I've only watched a little bit of the bonus ninth disc so far, but it seems awfully in-depth, and I'm looking forward to delving into the rest of the set.  Probably going to watch Resurrection first, since it's the only one I haven't seen yet, even though a lot of people don't seem to like it.  

45 hours of stuff. . .  See you guys on Wednesday.  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are you metrosexual?
« on: December 8, 2003, 08:22 PM »
I appreciate your honest recognition of my raging manliness

It's a gift.

Don't you remember how Scott and I were going to do that whole mud wrestling thing in our thongs just for you?   :-*

Now you know why you were exempt from The MetroSexual Quiz.  

...and thanks Matt.  Got the damned Dirty Dancing flick stuck in my noggin now.  Just great.   >:(  (speaking of which, Collectors Edition out tomorrow!   :P)

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

(Sylvia is coming out on DVD on February 10th!  Rejoice!)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are you metrosexual?
« on: December 7, 2003, 09:39 PM »
I blame this man:

JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2003
« on: December 7, 2003, 06:54 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

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 7, 2003, 04:28 PM »
Stargate (called Defender II in this and most other classic game packages for some mysterious reason)

Just saw this on another forum:

Regarding Stargate vs. Defender II, from a post on USENET:

"When Eugene Jarvis created Defender some people loved the
game because of the challenge; other people hated the game
because of the "over" abundance of buttons on the control panel.

The next game in "the Defender family" was first given the name
Stargate Defender by Eugene Jarvis and the crew at Williams.

Since there was a movie studio that had a script titled Stargate
about a device that transports people across time, space &
dimensions; Williams chose not to cause further confusion.

Williams had started marketing the game with a title change
from Stargate Defender to Defender II."

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: New Ultra Clone shots at!
« on: December 7, 2003, 02:11 PM »
nice to see you finally got what you were looking for  ;)

Well, thanks!

welcome back to the world of collecting   :)

Bah.  Can someone wake me up when the new Jedi Luke and Artoo hit?

Watto's Junk Yard / Are you metrosexual?
« on: December 7, 2003, 02:08 PM »
Find out here:

The Metrosexual Quiz

My score: 12/50, 24%

Average score: 15/50, 31%

I am a "possible future metrosexual".

What about you guys?

(JediMAC, you're exempt.)   8)

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: New Ultra Clone shots at!
« on: December 7, 2003, 01:39 PM »
Just picked up a couple of these bad boys at an Oklahoma City Wal-Mart--first new Star Wars figures I've bought since January, actually.  Just now opened one up, and I haven't had a chance to really "play" with it yet, but it really is a neat little figure.  It's articulated everywhere it should be articulated, and although the cardback says it has 14 points, I consider it to have 18 points, since both the elbows and the knees have both the swivel and the "back and forth" (for lack of a better term) articulation ('course, I also refer to the POTF coins as "medallions", and not "coins").   :P

The thighs look just fine to me.

No complaints at all, here--other than that this figure kicks the crap out of the CommTech Stormtrooper.  After this, we really need to see a Stormtrooper done up in the same style, in the next year or two.

Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / Re: Speederbike Question
« on: December 7, 2003, 11:14 AM »

(Sorry, couldn't help myself. . .)   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 7, 2003, 12:44 AM »
Never before has someone sound so melodic, even with such sharp, pubescent, voice cracks.

Honestly, I am quite a fan of the "Lilith Fair" artists, just not their clientele.

As for whats spinning, Pete Yorn - Just Another Girl.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 7, 2003, 12:08 AM »
well, than i must be about the best off person you're ever likely to find... hmmm, the best-off person just doesn't sound quite right, does it?

I say, as long as Gregg still has a heartbeat, then nobody should be throwing the "best-off" phrase around, but that's just me. . .

We all pale in comparison to the Wonder from Down Under. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 6, 2003, 11:59 PM »
Well, my comment was more of an inside reference to someone than anything else, but I'll definitely agree with you and add that people aren't defined by the music they listen to (yes, that even goes for you, Pearl Jam Fanboy).  I'm of the belief that the more varied your tastes, the better you're off. . .

As for me, I'm listening to the post-game interview for Oklahoma.   :-[

Great game tonight, KSU. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 6, 2003, 11:42 PM »
right now i'm listening to... sarah mclachlan?? yep, one of my dirty little secrets... i'm a closet sarah mclachlan fan. what can i say? :-[

Careful, there--you might get the wittier Hatebreed-listeners of the world to refer to her as "Sarah McLesbian" in an attempt to cheese you off. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 6, 2003, 09:53 PM »
have you heard the rumors of the new  version of the ps2 that is supposed to be released in japan early in 2004 and a few months later stateside? supposed to be a suped-up version of the ps2 with a dvd recorder and built in hard drive. the name escapes me at the moment, and all the real details are very hush hush.

Yeah--the "PSX".  They've really dumbed it down to get it out by Christmas, according to this article:


Sony drops PSX features to meet Xmas launch date

Rob Fahey 15:56 02/12/2003
Feature list shrinks for Sony's all-in-one entertainment system

A number of features have been removed from the original specification of the PSX home media centre, in a move which Sony claims is necessary in order to launch the system before Christmas.

The PSX, which is set to launch in Japan on December 13, features DVD playing and recording abilities, a hard drive video recorder, a PlayStation 2 console and a media centre for handling music, image and video files.

However, the company has now admitted that some of the functionality which was claimed for the device at its unveiling on October 7th will now not appear, due to a rushed production schedule to launch the device for Christmas.

The system will now not support playback of CD-R and DVD+RW discs, although it will continue to play back the other, official, writeable DVD format, DVD-RW. MP3 playback has also been removed from the machine, but music playback from Sony's ATRAC format, among others, will still be possible. TIFF and GIF file formats for images are no longer supported, although since the far more popular JPEG format is still supported, we're not sure anyone will care.

Perhaps more importantly, the speed at which the device writes video to DVD media has been downgraded from 24x realtime to 12x realtime. This is still a pretty decent speed - allowing you to transfer an hour long TV recording to DVD within five minutes, for example - but remains a disappointing specification cut regardless.

The most puzzling omission from the PSX, however, is the lack of a broadband internet socket on the system - which means that it won't initially be compatible with the PlayStation Broadband service, and more surprisingly, won't be able to access Sony's online music services.

Despite these changes to the specification of the device, the PSX remains an attractive prospect for consumers interested in DVD writing or digital video recording. The top of the range PSX system, featuring a 250Gb hard drive, will retail for 99,800 Yen (758), while the low-end system, with a 160Gb drive, will cost 79,800 Yen (606).

By way of comparison, DVD recorder market leader Matsushita sells a 160Gb unit with significantly less additional functionality than the PSX for 198,000 Yen (1500).

It's possible that the additional features which are lacking from the PSX may be reintroduced in the New Year when the system is launched in the USA and Europe; however Sony has so far given no indication that it plans to restore the specification of the device to its original form, presumably mindful of the fact that any hints in this direction would lead to many consumers deciding to wait for the "full strength" version of the PSX.


Doesn't interest me in the slightest, actually.

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