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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 18, 2003, 01:19 PM »
Right now, I'm listening to none other than Lionel Richie, sing his immortal classic, "Stuck On You".

Guess I'm on my way. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 18, 2003, 12:39 PM »
If somehow my wife is secretly reading these forums...Buy the LOTR:TTT set today or later this week, that way you can buy more presents for me down the road.  Thanks dear :-*

Hey, get her to sign up!  We need more guys' wives to sign up and particpate here on the boards. . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 18, 2003, 12:29 PM »
Didn't write this down the other day, but Frye's still has the lowest price on the non-gift set extended version for 23.99 so follow my above advice to save a little cash if you want to "normal" extended version.  I think that is the lowest price out there.

'Course, Frye's is a regional chain, too, limited to a few southwestern states, I believe, so that's not going to do a whole lot of good for the folks here who don't have a Frye's in their area. . .

(And the $24.99 you should be able to score it for at most places isn't too bad of a deal, either. . .)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 17, 2003, 05:12 AM »
The Greatest Post of All-Time:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 17, 2003, 04:36 AM »
Where's the mechanical bull and the burger though...?  (one of my alltime favorite commercials)

Ugh.  I hate watching people eat--even if they are mechanical bull-ridin' hotties.

A much better commercial, however, is the one that Carl's Jr. ripped off--featuring Kylie Minogue riding a mechanical bull while wearing some sexy lingerie.  Believe it aired only in the UK, so you'll have to download it to see it.

Or so I heard.  ;)

Allow us to say "b!tch".  Come on, open it up.  It's just another one of those PG-13 words, just like bastard, damn, hell, and ass.  They even say it on broadcast television, and if they can say it there, we oughta be able to say it here.

It's just common sense.  What if we have a "what kind of dog do you have?" thread?  Here's what it might look like:

"I have a three-year-old Lab bitch named 'Sally'."

"A three-year-old Lab what?"

"A bitch."

"A what?!?!"

"A bitch!  You know, a female dog?"

"I still don't understand. . .   ??? "

And so on, and so forth.  Could you imagine a "Quentin Tarantino appreciation thread", and how that might go?

Jules: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Brett: What?

Jules: [pointing his gun] Say "what" again. SAY "WHAT" AGAIN! I dare you, I double dare you, mother******! Say "what" one more ***damn time!

Brett: He's b-b-black...

Jules: Go on.

Brett: He's bald...

Jules: Does he look like a bitch?

Brett: What?

[Jules shoots Brett in shoulder]


Brett: NO!

Jules: Then why you trying to **** him like a bitch, Brett?

Brett: I didn't!

Jules: Yes you did. Yes you did, Brett. You tried to **** him. And Marcellus Wallace don't like to be ****ed by anybody, except Mrs. Wallace.

It just doesn't even make any sense, really. . .

So, in closing, Mr. Gorbechev, let us say b.tch!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 16, 2003, 04:35 PM »
Question for you guys... I really wanna pick up X2 upon release... But will there be a 2.5 version? I don't wanna buy it if it'll be upgraded in a couple of months.

Well, if they ever do release an upgraded version, it wouldn't be until just before the third movie comes out, anyway--however long that's gonna be, I have no idea.

But that's beside the point--this is a two-disc set, and is supposed to have much more content than the initial X-Men release had to it.  I wouldn't expect a new version anytime soon, if ever. . .

DVD File review

Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 4.5/5
ROM: 0.5/5
Value: 4.5/5

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 16, 2003, 02:55 PM »
I made it better!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 16, 2003, 02:45 PM »
Thanks, Jadesfire!  Saves me a little bit of work.   8)  As for some other prices:

Best Buy Gift Set: $59.99

Circuit City Extended: $24.99

Circuit City Gift Set: $59.99

Target Extended: $24.99

Target Gift Set: $69.99

Twenty-five bucks for what's probably 2003's best DVD for a single film is a no-brainer. . .

Here's a review or two:

DVD File

Video: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 5/5
ROM: 2/5
Value: 5/5

The Digital Bits

Film Rating: A

Disc Ratings (Video/Extras): A/A+

Audio Ratings (DD/DTS): A-/A

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 16, 2003, 12:52 PM »

I don't know who this is, and I don't really care.  Doesn't matter--it's still hyp-no-tiz-ing. . .

I just want to say that, regarding Josh's original reply, in no way did I see it as a "Rebelscum vs. Jedi Defender" thing.  I did see it as a "Rebelscum is big, and Jedi Defender is small" thing, but, you know, that shouldn't automatically be considered an insult or whatever to JD in any way.  It's the truth--Rebelscum is big, and Jedi Defender is small.  

In many ways, you could sum it up as "quantity vs. quality".  Over there in Wuher's, the oldest post on the first page, out of 35 threads, was posted about 27 hours ago.  Here, out of 30 threads on the first page, the last one on the first page was from November 9, six days ago.

So yeah, it's a lot slower over here, but is that necessarily a bad thing?  I don't think so.  Would it be nicer if this place was a little busier?  Sure.  But at what price?  Would something like the blow-out that Master Chief had over there tonight be worth it?  I don't think so.

The way I kind of look at it, is that this place is school--it might be a little slow and boring at times, but ultimately I'll "learn" more and be better off for being here.  Rebelscum is more like recess for me--a playground, a place to hang out and goof off--but, when you get down to it, really doesn't mean too much in the grand scheme of things.

As always, that's just me. . .

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Tours wave 3 FINALLY at Disneyland!
« on: November 15, 2003, 03:31 AM »
Glad to hear you finally got 'em Matt!  You know where to find me if/when Wave 4 comes out and you need any...   ;)

- M

Oh, will do--but only if they include some astromechs.  None of those crappy bird-lookin' things, or Short Circuit Number Five droids for me, thanks. . .


Oh, and if Scott would have been picking the cities for Scarface, like he did for LOTR, he would have done a lot better than I did, at nine-for-ten, the one city he missed being Miami, which, like I mentioned above, you'd have to include in a Scarface re-release. . .

I would modify that list by saying the biggest metro areas...which are

1. New York, NY
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. Chicago, IL
4. Philadelphia, PA
5. Detroit, MI
6. San Francisco, CA
7. Washington, DC
8. Dallas, TX
9. Houston, TX
10. Boston, MA

Well, I don't have any idea on how many places are going to get the LOTR deal, because I think they ultimately opened it up to a bunch more than ten cities (I'll just say this--Oklahoma City got it.  And if Oklahoma City got it, then pretty much every other city in the country should have gotten it, too).  I'm pretty sure one of the LOTR fan-sites has got a list up of all the places that will have it, but I'm pretty sure everything's sold out by now.

However, a couple months ago, Universal did an extremely-limited re-release of Scarface for the 20th anniversary and the DVD, and that was limited to ten cities, much like the LOTR thing was originally supposed to be.

So, just for comparison:

So, just for fun, here's my guess-timated list.  We'll see if I was close at all when they announce the cities eventually:

  • New York City
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Philadelphia
  • Dallas/Houston
  • Phoenix
  • San Francisco
  • Atlanta/Jacksonville
  • Baltimore/Washington D.C.
  • Seattle
  • Scott Pearson's house

The theatrical engagements of "Scarface" will take place in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Detroit, Dallas, Miami and San Francisco.

Well, not bad.  Can't really compare them that much, because they're two different movies, but overall, I guess if you could theoretically release a movie to the ten largest cities, I didn't do too poorly (and if I was trying to guess which cities for Scarface, I definitely would have picked Miami--you'd have to be nuts not to re-release that movie there.)

(And as far as I know, Scott Pearson's house got neither the LOTR trilogy or Scarface. . .)   :-[

One board that I visit (that some of you might have seen me mention before) is the Home Theater Forum.  It's membership numbers are huge--somewhere around 45,000 members, I believe.  Literally, there will be more members just online there at three in the morning than there are total at this site.  And, just due to the inherent nature of the subject matter, the crowd there is roughly the same age as it is here--a few teenagers, and some members in their forties and fifties.  But mostly, everybody there are in their twenties and thirties, just like here.

What's interesting, is that there's absolutely no language filter.  None.  If I want to go over there and call George Lucas a mofo for not putting "the films" out on DVD, I can, and nobody would blink an eye.  Now, they do have one rule, which is not to use any profanity in a title of a new thread, but other than that, you can pretty much say what you want (as long as it's not a blatant attack toward another member).

Even more interesting, though, is that really, never does anyone abuse it.  In nearly four years of being a member over there, I can't remember a single incident of anyone really freaking out, and cussing up a storm about someone or something.  I think one of the reasons for that, is that the staff there is really vigilant about potential "trouble situations", and I think everybody there realizes that if they freak out on somebody, they're gone.  And I think that's one thing that this site has in common with places like the HTF--that the mods take a pro-active stance, and aren't passive like they are over at R-------m.

And I can understand the concern that some people may have--you let one thing go, what's next?  But I really think that with the right combination of mature members and good moderation, you're not going to see people take advantage of the small freedoms they're allowed to have.

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