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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: August 7, 2006, 08:28 AM »
You know Chris, you're a genius!  Why don't we just have adults post here!  And everyone under 18 can close their accounts!  :P

Adam (Smartypants) felt insulted, because you just posted the image.  If you would've included that you thought it was funny, maybe he wouldn't have reacted the way he did.  He must've reacted the way he did, because he felt offended, and you insulted him, when he was just trying to defend someone.  I know he shouldn't have said "STFU", but still that doesn't seem like a good reason to suspend someone.  But it's your site, you can do whatever you want with it.

Regardless of the reason for the reaction, Adam is responsible for reacting that way.  Plus, reacting to a sick burn by saying "STFU" is sort of Jr. High School.

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I love self-checkout.  But it's the same thing as the garden center... if you have 900 items, you shouldn't ******* be using one.

Or if you are over 55.  I swear I just want to punch these people that scan the item, have this blank look until it says to place the item in the bag.  Like they need the machine to affirm that yes, you put the item you have purchased in a bag.  Then they press the touch screen like it has actual buttons with a huge amout of force.  AGgg!  It is supposed to be faster.

I think these were designed with people that have "scanning/register" experience in mind.  Intuitively, if you have done it, you know where the UPC is for an item.  I hate when someone has to look at every side of the box to find it, then scan it.  I love the self checkouts but I sometimes find its more of a headache than the regular lines.

In the normal checkout lines, I hate when a cashier takes items that are not hitting the belt sensor before items that are, preventing the belt from advancing, thereby holding up the progression of items on belt-over scanner-in bag.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: August 3, 2006, 12:23 PM »

I don't mean for anything I say to be trolling. 

I know you aren't trying to stir things up, but that is what your posts are actually doing.  I respect your position and know you're just speaking your mind, but the crowd just doesn't want to hear it.  You've said your peace, and were it me, I would move on.  You don't want to get lumped in with the "RSers" that everyone hates.  It just ain't worth it, you know?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Kevin Smith working on "Clerks" sequel
« on: August 3, 2006, 08:55 AM »
Rosario Dawson was outstanding in the film.  Sure she's not a homosexual prostitute in a period piece with urban overtones so the Academy wouldn't notice.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Tip?
« on: August 3, 2006, 08:50 AM »
ESPECIALLY at Subway.  The cuts are pre-divided into serving sizes for each sandwich.  I do tip at this pizza/grinder restaurant I go to because once you get a rep, then your grinders are loaded.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Tip?
« on: August 3, 2006, 08:48 AM »

Strippers:  Yes, this is a funny one...but some strippers actually expect you to tip em.  Not a chance.  The only time I'll give them extra money is if I'm in that front row, and that's because a dollar bill is an incentive to bring them over my way.


I don't frequent strip clubs, in fact I haven't been in close to ten years.  Last time I went was a bachelor party, and one of the other party goers who was a "regular" at the club chastised a friend and me for having bad "ettiquitte" for just sitting back and having a few drinks and watching from a distance.  I don't need to pay a woman a buck to act like she likes me.  It was laughable.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: August 3, 2006, 08:41 AM »
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How I've missed you, Josh.

Yeah, I know. I neglected to take the blue pill and learn to hate that place like everyone else, so that makes me the a-hole.

Sorry, I'll shut up now.

If you stand back and read your comments here, you would have to admit you are sort of trolling for a reaction here.  You know there are a big contigent of fans who loath RS here so coming in here whipping the bee's nest is just not a cool thing to do.  You have made your feelings felt, so why keep coming in and whipping people into a lather and then disappearing back to RS only to return and repeat?

You don't hate RS as much as many others do.  We get it. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Kevin Smith working on "Clerks" sequel
« on: July 28, 2006, 08:29 AM »
Long reply short, I loved it.  Best film I've seen this year.  Totally deserves academy nods but has a snowball's chance in hell of getting any.  This film totally spoke to me.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Tip?
« on: July 28, 2006, 08:15 AM »
It honestly never occured to me to tip when I pick something up myself.  I'm not trying to stiff anyone -- but how does ordering a pizza, me driving to get it, waiting around for them to finish it and then paying for it merit a tip for them?  What's difference between that and me walking up to the counter at any other food joint and ordering a salad/sandwich/pizza and having someone prepare it for me?   Must I tip everyone? ???

I'm with you here.  The tip line is on the reciept because it is on ALL reciepts.  A tip is for service.  Ringing me up is not a service.  If I sit in, I tip at least 20% and more for good service, and less for bad.  As long as a wait person makes sure my drink is full and that I have napkins, I am happy.  I don't see you during the meal at all? Your tip drops.  I hate it when people don't tip (when the service is good).  Wait people make a lower wage which is supplemented by tips.

As far as buffets go, I usually tip $1 per head.  They do very little service.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Scum and Villainy Figures
« on: July 20, 2006, 02:14 PM »
Guestimates here:  When do we think this stuff will ship?  I would say not until early 2007.  What do you guys think?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Jeff For Fan Club President!
« on: July 18, 2006, 08:27 AM »
If I get banned for NOT hating Jedidefender, yeah, that would suck.....same as it would if suddenly Chris decided to throw me out of here for not hating RS. 

To me, the comparison is absurd.   You'd have to do some hardcore trolling to get banned here, and you would have your nads stomped by the group on your way out.  You wouldn't be quietly banned and then any and all talk about your suspension wiped from the record. 

RS is the place where instead of dealing with a problem or criticism, it is swept away.  There are no guideposts for noobs to learn the ropes of posting, since anything that goes awry is deleted.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Jeff For Fan Club President!
« on: July 15, 2006, 09:00 AM »
Just so I understand this, RS gets the news first becasue that is where your read it first?  That math doesn't exactly compute.  If JD (or any other site) uncovers news first, even by 25 minutes, that makes them first.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Jeff For Fan Club President!
« on: July 12, 2006, 08:35 AM »
It's too bad the discussion wasn't allowed to continue as people were bringing up good points on both sides.

It's Phil's website and he can do as he pleases I guess but it seems it was all too much for him.

This incident sums up in a tidy package why I don't consider RS to be worht my time. 

When do we ever see a thread deleted here or at GH?  Threads may be locked, but the topics are still there for everyone to read.

RS is run like a communist nation where any dissent is squashed.  Ridiculous.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: July 11, 2006, 09:45 AM »
Does anyone here know how to get ahold of moderators from RS?  We have a big problem over there today.

???

Why would you come here to try to contact RS mod?  I'm not so sure that the "we" you are talking about includes most of the community here.  In fact, there's probably a good number here who delight in RS's problems.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: July 11, 2006, 09:35 AM »
It has gone up about a penny a day here from $2.90 now to $3.05 here in New England.  I heard on the news that the Hurricane SEASON is causing prices to rise.  Remind me again- what crucial-to-oil area was hit by a major hurricane this year?

Smoke and mirrors, and fat cats get fatter.

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