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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.

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.

Guestimates here:  When do we think this stuff will ship?  I would say not until early 2007.  What do you guys think?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 11, 2006, 09:33 AM »
I think there are two important factors to consider in "Prada" nearing Superman this weekend.

First, due to the demand for "Pirates," the number of screens were increased, and it was likely at the expense of screens showing "Superman."  Combined with the long running time for "Superman," it translates to less tickets available to sell.

Second, "Prada" was an excellent example of counter-programming strategy.  It went for a completely different audience from the other summer "event" pictures.  Every year there is one romantic comedy chick-flickish film that pulls this off.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Movie Running Times: Your thoughts?
« on: July 11, 2006, 09:28 AM »
As long as it doesn't feel like I am waiting for the movie to end, the length doesn't bother me.  I actually hate when a movie seems to end too soon in order to fit into a "time frame" for ticket sales.  RotS is an excellent example of this.

I think that both King Kong and PotC could have been edited to be a bit shorter.  Supes flew by for me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday name!
« on: July 5, 2006, 07:50 AM »
Happy Birthday, Richard!  Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 1, 2006, 10:59 PM »
I understand that.  What I meant is that he seemed to go up after Lois rescued him and "stored up" some extra power to lift out the continent.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 1, 2006, 07:30 PM »
[quote author=CHEWIE link=topic=9954.msg240681#msg240681

Also, I noticed some subtle things in it that seemed to hint at what they think about some of the talk in society from some people that they don't need God a part of people's lives.  I thought with how this movie says how the world needed Superman, and and what seemed like several times hints at how mankind needs to have a Savior to look forward to, really was hitting at something deep inside what makes people who we are, and really liked that

There was a strong Christ allegory in the film, topped off with Supes falling, arms spread after getting rid of the continent.

I loved the film.  Routh was perfect, Spacey was fantastic (Parker Posey too!) and I thought Bosworth did a fine job as well.  The nods to the original films were great.   I had goosebumps during the open and also just before the credits.

Left wide open for a sequel- what did Kal-El find in his years in space and how did he get on that ship.

I liked the way Singer implied that Supes stores power from the sun like a battery.

Superman is my all-time favorite superhero film, and this one is right up there near the top.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 4
« on: June 28, 2006, 01:07 PM »
I would love a line of Indy figures.  One of my cats is named Brody after Denholm Elliot's character.

My fiancee is on notice that no matter what breed we get, our first dog will be named Indiana, since that was the dog's name.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Racism/Prejudice
« on: June 28, 2006, 11:01 AM »
I'm bothered by racists myself, but oddly enough, I find that I've encountered more of them online than anywhere else I've ever lived.

That is because of the "safety" internet anonymity provides.  Most of these idiots are probably too cowardly to "be racist" in person.

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