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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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Hall of Justice / Re: DC Universe All-Stars
« on: March 12, 2012, 12:41 PM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:00 AM »
Goes to show you that the writers aren't afraid to kill off anyone.

Damn right.  I was shocked last week, and again this week.  The best part is that as much of a douche as Shane has been, he was dead on 100% right when he was telling Rick that Carl needs his daddy more than the group needs Rick to lead for the moment.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 9, 2012, 09:01 AM »
Manning is a huge risk-reward case, probably the biggest one ever.  It pains me as a Pats fan to say it, but the guy is elite, and an instant game-changer.  If he is healthy. 

I think Indy made the right move, though I am not sure why the league never investigated their obvious tanking to get the top pick.

I think Manning ends up in Miami.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« on: March 9, 2012, 08:56 AM »
4G is nice.  I guess I just expect more, and Apple needs to know that they need to WOW! next time out or that "Can they do it without Steve" question will get louder and louder.

I think that's absurd.  You can't revolutionize the industry every 3 months.  They're absolutely still on the leading edge of all of this stuff, they are by far the most popular and profitable, and the iPhone 4s proved that even their upgrades to existing models sell like crazy.
 
There really aren't any "can they do it without Steve" questions by the way.  Allegedly, Jobs laid out a 10 year plan or something along those lines, Tim Cook has been in line to take over for years now, and Apple's stock is performing like crazy. 

No one is really worried about Apple at this point.

I preface this by saying that I am not an Apple hater by any means; I LOVE my iPad. 

That said, if you think they are on the leading edge, then I think you need to do some research.  I think that because of the nature of their platform, Android is the edge.  And while Apple is the leader, and profitable, they have lost some significant market-share to, of all things, Kindle.  They have MAJOR competition coming this year from Microsoft (whose product will be an enterprise-level solution, unlike iPad).

And people are definitely saying asking questions about direction.  I am not saying those questions are justified in reality, but perception can be reality.

Also, even if Steve DID lay out a "plan," what good is any plan that does not react to market conditions?  To me this is more of a negative than a positive.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« on: March 8, 2012, 01:01 PM »
4G is nice.  I guess I just expect more, and Apple needs to know that they need to WOW! next time out or that "Can they do it without Steve" question will get louder and louder.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 8, 2012, 10:30 AM »
Yay! I just got an hour of my life back next year...FOX has officially cancelled "Terra Nova".

Let's just hope no one else is unfortunate enough to pick this up...let it die mercifully. I haven't missed this show one iota since it went off the air.

Kinda begs the question though, can FOX really cancel Terra Nova, Fringe, and Alcatraz all in the same year? Their network will be weirdness-free, kinda sad.

After I fell asleep while watching most episodes of this show, I decided to stop watching a while back.  This is not surprising. 


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« on: March 8, 2012, 10:27 AM »
Dud.  Aside from a pretty screen, is there anything about New iPad that makes you go "WOW!!"?

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: March 6, 2012, 08:42 AM »
Maybe they plan on working a Napoleon complex into a retconned backstory for Sandman...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 6, 2012, 08:35 AM »
"By Crabby Internet Fanbois" should be a sub-heading for this "list."  What a load of crap.  While some of these films as sequels don't live up to some of their earlier films' quality, some aren't THAT bad.  Any list that has IJ:KotCS and TPM so near the top has to be laughable.  To put either of these above any of the Transformers debacles, Battlefield Earth (UGH!!!!!), Catwoman or Batman and Robin is ridiculous.  THOSE are really crappy movies.

Also, and I know I am a voice in the wilderness on this, PLENTY of people liked TPM until it became "cool" to hate it and the box office shows it, even with the rerelease.  This would also apply to Titanic and DEFINITELY to Forrest Gump.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: The prequals in two and half minutes
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:29 AM »
I liked this one better than the OT version.  Best part is the "Lots of Talking" line...

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Long construction of the first Death Star
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:08 PM »
I also doubt the Empire was hiding the construction of the DSII from the alliance.  Remember, that just before they used the DS on Alderaan, the Emperor disbanded the senate.  Up until this point, he still had to "play nice" to an extent until his full military might was in place to take over every aspect of governing the citizens.

Cripes.  What started as a quick reply turned into the plot for Episode 3.5.  Lucas would be proud.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 24, 2012, 01:09 PM »
All caught up, and I have to say, this show gets better every week. 

That said, I can't say I really like any of the female characters in the show.  Lori is sort of like the anti-Kate Austin, dumb decisions, lots of crying.  Ugh.  Maggie is most interesting of them, but even that whole thing is sort of exhausting.  Lots of good observations here, and I can't wait for the new episode!

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Movie Heroes / Saga Legends '12-? / Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:03 PM »

I said before this line launched that how that movie does will be very telling of this line's future, and I think the movie has done worse than they anticipated.
Not to beat a dead horse, but I think TPM3D did pretty much what they projected it would.  The BD is already planned for spring, so it doesn't sound like they expected this to sit in theaters for months and months...

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Star Wars Universe / Re: 'Star Wars' in 3-D?
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:25 AM »
TPM was not projected to be #1 at the box office.  It is not a first-run film, it is not on as many screens (as Journey 2) and it is critically maligned.  I have read that TPM grossed just around what they projected it to.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:18 AM »
That IS awesome.  LOL!

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