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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 10, 2003, 10:53 AM »
Oh I realize there are other bands and I have been listening to other stuff...Radiohead, Natalie Merchant, Audioslave, LOTR Soundtracks, Gn'R...

So  ::) right back at you  :-*

Piss off, Pearl Jam Boy.  Lay off the rolleyes smiley action.  

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And if I would name #2 it would be



You know, with all of this talk of the land Down Under, I'm almost of the thought that a certain other miscellaneous forum may be in need of an Official Australia Appreciation Thread.  Hmmm. . .

(Or an UnAppreciation Thread, as it were. . .)

(Oh, and now playing:  Portishead, self-titled.)  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 10, 2003, 10:40 AM »
Me and my Brother played NCAA 2004 on Saturday and listened on Random to 5 Pearl Jam CD's (shock) Vs, No Code, Yield, Binaural and Riot Act...

Good ******* Lord.  There are other bands out there, you know. . .  

 ::) ::) ::)

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...so at least there is one good thing to come out of Australia

Ahem. . .


Miss Minogue.

Make that two.   8)

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Tours wave 3 FINALLY at Disneyland!
« on: November 10, 2003, 10:31 AM »
You know where to find me if your family doesn't come through though Matt...   ;)

You know, I just wanted to update this thread, for no apparent reason at all, other than to make my mandatory non-Watto's Junkyard appearance for the month:

Well, the fam came through, and hooked me up with the three astromech droids a couple of weeks ago, which I promptly opened up and have displayed in my modest astromech collection.

Now, for a mini-review:

While I'm of the thought that the more droids, the merrier, these three left me with kind of a lukewarm feeling.  For what they are, they're fine, I guess.  I would have preferred that the R3-unit was in the R2-Q5 sculpt, and not the Naboo Escape R2-D2.  The sculpt of the R4-unit is just okay--I actually like it better than the POTJ R4-M9 it came from, since the earlier figure, for me, has a really loose third leg.

However, the paint jobs of those two is way-too cartoony for my tastes, personally.  The R4-unit's turqoise/aqua-on-white is just too non-movie for me, and there's so much blue all over the R3-droid, that it just doesn't look right.  Mind you, I've never been on any of the Star Tours rides, so while I'm sure they look fairly similar to their ride counterparts, they just don't look movie-enough for me.

But then, there's the R5-D2.  And really, the only thing "wrong" with this figure, in my opinion, is that there's not a real R5-D4 resculpt out there, which, of course, isn't this figure's fault!  :)
I dig the R5-head sculpt, and the battle-damage on the body.  And, of course, the light-brown wash over the whole figure really gives it that whole "lived-in" look.  It looks like it could have been just off-screen, out of the camera's view, during the "purchase of the droids" scene from the first film.  Really nicely done, and it gives me hope that a certain other, bad-motivator-havin' R5-droid is in the works up in Rhode Island. . .

Anyway, thanks again, Matt. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 10, 2003, 09:58 AM »
Now playing:  "1980's Figure"

. . .

Nah, not really.   :P



Good, good stuff. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 10, 2003, 12:48 AM »
yeah, i kinda wondered why on the fox website it has the box set listed as p&s only... didn't make any sense to me. i thought the same thing you did... fox would be crazy to release this set as only p&s... as a matter of fact, if you go to the link to the fox website, it says "full frame"

http://www2.foxstore.com/detail.html?item=919

kinda had me a little confused...

Yeah, I saw that when they made the announcement last week.  Strange, but I'll bet it's just a typo on the part of whoever inputted the information.

If you'll look at some of the reviews that the websites have posted, they're all reviewing widescreen versions.  For several years now, Fox has been one of the best studios when it comes to releasing widescreen DVDs--in fact, I can't think of anything in recent memory that they've released in pan-and-scan only.

Speaking of reviews of Alien Quadrilogy, here's the one from DVD File:

Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 5/5
ROM: 2/5
Value: 4.5/5

Amazin'!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 10, 2003, 12:39 AM »



Of course, pretty much the biggest DVD this week is Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and it's been getting some pretty nice reviews so far:

HTF DVD REVIEW: "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" w/scrnshts (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

DVDFile review

Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3/5
ROM: 1.5/5
Value: 3.5/5

The Digital Bits' Review

Video: A-
Audio: B+
Extras: C+

As far as prices go, it looks like Best Buy, Circuit City, K-Mart, and Target are all coming in at $15.99.  The only real store-exclusive that I know of is at Best Buy, where they're giving away what they're calling a "Content Card" (featuring movie screen shots, production concept art, plus wallpaper and screen saver downloads!)

The only price I've seen lower than $15.99 is at the Ultimate Electronics chain, which I know not everyone has in their area.  They've got it advertised for $14.88 this week--not too shabby.

Until next time. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 10, 2003, 12:27 AM »
i can't wait to get that alien box set. although from what i've seen so far, it's only available as a fullscreen version? if that's the case, then the hell with it. i have the legacy box set, and i'm definitely a widescreen kinda guy.

It's in widescreen, and only in widescreen, as far as I know.  Fox would be crazy to release something like that pan-and-scan only.

Speaking of which, Amazon's got it for $69.99 with free shipping right now, which is the best price that I know of. . .

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aqua teen hunger force (which wasn't listed on your, uhmm... list)

Yeah, it's not on the list.  Coming out next week, I believe, but not on the list.  C'est la vie. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox
« on: November 8, 2003, 03:25 PM »
I'd be up for that.
How shall we go about it?

Easy - post your GamerTag, and the Live games that you play/own.

I'm Virex10, and have Unreal Tournament and Ghost Recon, but I'm never on.   8)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 6, 2003, 11:00 AM »
Carrot Top can dial down my center anytime...Wowza what a specimin

I thought of another Hot Red Head



Too late--I've changed my mind.  I won't post his pic anymore, but I think I'm going to put that pic in my avatar, so you'll have to see it every time I post, from now on. . .

(Love the updated sig, by the way. . .)   :D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 6, 2003, 10:39 AM »
Well I have better things to do with my time Virex cya...

It's a good thing JD doesn't have thread-ratings. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 6, 2003, 10:36 AM »
Oh, and here it is again, since we're on a new page now:

Red-headed hotties:


Nicole Kidman


Angie Everhart


Carrot Top



Gives me an idea:

I'm going to put that ugly-ass picture of Carrot Top on every new page of this thread until someone says something--I don't care what--about it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 6, 2003, 10:34 AM »
I just want someone to say something--anything--about my Carrot Top joke above.

I went to too much trouble finding decent pictures of the other two redheads, to have that joke go by like a fart in the wind, with no commentary. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 6, 2003, 09:55 AM »
Yeah, so the other night, I fell asleep listening to a Radiohead MP3 disc--something like six hours' worth--and one of the dreams I had involved me, wearing only a bath towel, eating dinner in a really fancy restaurant in Venice, Italy, while everybody else was dressed in tuxedos and expensive dresses.  I ordered some tacos, because they were the cheapest, but then didn't have any money, so Dad wound up paying for it.  

Now, whether or not the Radiohead playing in the background had anything to do with that dream, I'll never know.

So, watch what you listen to before you fall asleep, kids. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Major DVD Release List for Fall '03
« on: November 3, 2003, 04:04 PM »
Okay, gang - The Digital Bits has just started posting their review of the Quadrilogy set.

So far, they've reviewed the first two discs - Alien and the Alien extras disc:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews3/alienquad00.html

Looks like they're going to stagger out their reviews of the rest of the set, in the hours/days to come--their site has been really busy today, for obvious reasons.

Amazing stuff. . .

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 3, 2003, 12:08 PM »
http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/PearlJam/chords/lostdogs.html

30 second snippets of all of the songs are here for the Pearl Jam Lost Dogs CD...

Eh...I guess there is a reason a lot of these songs were not on the regular CD's.  Some of the stuff is cool but some of it needs to grow on me a bit :-*

Heard they took "Angel" off the set--and what's worse, they didn't put anything else in it's place.  Too bad--that was a cool song, and one of the only nine or so songs that I was familiar with before.

Eh, record companies suck.

Anyway, I've been listening to a little of Sarah McLachlan's Surfacing today, along with Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and Moondance a little earlier.

Good stuff, all around. . .

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