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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 8, 2013, 08:23 AM »
Ill go on record now...  This will slip to May 2016. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2013
« on: November 4, 2013, 07:47 AM »
There is a different view from the outside looking in on this guys...  From the perspective of a New Englander, it was really something to watch the city, and really the entire region come together in defiance of what those scumbags did.  This team has spent the entire year living this, and while there is certainly some "marketing" about this, to the guys on the team and the fans in the stands, "Boston Strong" was very much real.

In the aftermath of the win, there were a few wingnuts "celebrating" in an inappropriate manner, but in the entire city there were only 9 arrests, and most of them were those idiots that flipped a car.  That car's owner, BTW, was the beneficiary of a kickstarter that someone started to make it right, and the extra money that people donated went to the One Fund to benefit the victims of the bombing.

I get that people are sick of Boston and their success in the last decade (8 championships across the four major sports), but know that Boston Strong means more than words on a poster around here.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: Official Television Thread
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:53 AM »

Wowsers.

I think that the lack of costumes and capes makes sense in the "universe" they have created here.  Plus, no one working surreptitiously would wear a flashy costume, so it makes sense that the Extremis people act this way.

I never really thought of it, but can the Disney Marvel Movie Universe even mention genetic mutation at all, much less any character who's powers are derived this way?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:47 AM »
I completely agree, Jesse.  The zombies are a conceit to examine what could happen when societal structures fall apart.  I always get a kick out of the gore, but the character moments are what keep me watching.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:28 PM »
If you take TWD and change it for Keeping up with the Kwhorda$$hian$, then he'd have a point.  TWD isn't a huge deep drama, but it does have some social commentary. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:26 PM »
Trailer is up

This looks awesome.  I'm just not psyched for Thor 2 for some reason, but this has me jazzed for more Marvel.
This does look awesome. 

When the first Thor film came out, I wasn't all that motivated to see it, but I was really pleased with what they did, never having been much a fan of the character.  I feel kind of the same now with these two features.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:32 PM »

That is an interesting take for sure, I interpreted that as more of a spiritual/ethical type comeback than a mental one. Like "how can you reconcile the horrible things you have had to do to survive with your personal sense of morality?" That was kind of the thrust of their conversation, they had both done bad things but Rick was still willing to reach out and help a stranger whereas she couldn't make that leap and had crossed over to pure survival mode.

That is what I took from it too.  Could the soul come back from being inhumane, not really the psyche.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Jedi Force
« on: October 3, 2013, 01:35 PM »
Nothing at Kohl's is full price, ever.  There is always at least a 15% coupon available and most times 30% is not unheard of.  That would be in addition to the sales that are constant.  I bought Logan a Thomas Trackmaster set there that was priced at %79 and after a series of discounts got it for around $25 (just one train alone is "worth" around $10).  Bargains can definitely be found there.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: October 2, 2013, 10:21 AM »
Wow!  That looks awesome.  Can't wait!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: September 30, 2013, 11:04 AM »
I agree, Bill.  They also run the risk of overly bloating the plot with too many characters/details.  We nerds LOVE stuff like that but the average movie-goer gets annoyed and gives up (see The Hobbit).  Sooner or later the whole thing will collapse on the weight of its own complexity.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:49 AM »
Someone cleaned this WalMart out.  In fact, they had a TON of UltimateFX sabers marked down to $15.  I let my son pick one out (he picked red).  I went back to grab a Luke and an Anakin for him so he'd have all three colors, and they had one Luke saber left and two Anakins.  They blew through these.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:24 AM »
I'll bet that the new show is centered around Darryl Dixon.  He's not a comic creation, and the fans (especially the women) LOVE him.  In fact, I saw a cool "Team Darryl" sticker on a car (complete with crossbow).

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I can't believe no one has posted an R-rated picture of figures posed here yet.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 19, 2013, 02:07 PM »
This store was in Lisbon, CT.  I'm going there today and I'll see what's left.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:01 AM »
Today I saw Kwinn, Duke and Flint from this wave.  Left them for someone else.

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