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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Scott!
« on: January 1, 2006, 08:26 AM »
Happy Birthday!

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Guys, guys, guys (and Bertha)...I think the important thing to do is ask, How Would Jesus Punctuate?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: New(ish) parents this year...
« on: December 15, 2005, 01:00 AM »
Since he's too good to give an update, I'll just chime in as Deanpaul's quasi-adopted bastard stepchild and inform you all that Deanpaul is, in fact, the worst dad ever, and that's all anyone need know about him.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: King Kong
« on: December 15, 2005, 12:58 AM »
I'm not going to see it, ever.  I am trying to wean myself from [EDIT], and I think that watching King Kong would give me bad thoughts.

Edit:  Holy crap, I had no idea that was a real site.  Sorry, didn't mean to link to hirsute porn.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 13, 2005, 06:48 PM »
Please tell me you're not disparaging the great Jose Feliciano.  Man, that's a great tune.  In fact, I prefer it to Jim Morrison's moody, melancholic droning.

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What I'm shocked about...neither one of you listed:



You have so many relationships in this life,
But only one or two will last.
You go through all the pain and strife,
Then you turn your back and they’re gone so fast.

Oh yeah. they’re gone so fast.

Oh, so hold on to the ones who really care,
In the end they’ll be the only ones there.
When you get old and start losing your hair,
Can you tell me who will still care?
Can you tell me who will still care? oh care.

Chorus:

Mmmbop, ba duba dop ba do bop,
Ba duba dop ba do bop,
Ba duba dop ba do. oh yeah,
Mmmbop ba duba dop ba do bop,
Ba duba dop ba do bop,
Ba duba dop ba do

Oh yeah, in an mmmbop they’re gone. yeah.

Plant a seed, plant a flower,
Plant a rose, you can plant any one of those
Keep planting to find out which one grows.
It’s a secret no one knows.
It’s a secret no one knows.
Oh, no one knows.


Nice, smartass, real nice.

Have you no shame?  I mean, seriously.  That's not a funeral song, it's a baptism hymn.

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I originally had a post here, with a bunch of goofy, chintzy-type songs, that (in most cases) would never be played at anyone's funeral.  Here it is, for historical purposes:

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin
"Walkin' on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves
"Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr.
"Sugar Shack" - (don't know the artist off-hand)
"Back in Time" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Sing" - Marlo Thomas
"Our Lips Are Sealed" - The Go-Go's
"Walk Like an Egyptian" - The Bangles
"I'm Too Sexy" - Right Said Fred
"The Calypso Song" - Harry Belafonte (is that the correct title?)
"Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix-a-Lot
"Misirlou" - Dick Dale
"Everyday" - Buddy Holly
"Girl from Ipanema" - (don't know the artist off-hand)
"Hold My Hand" - Hootie and the Blowfish

I thought it was really funny, and the idea was that if anyone questioned me on it, I could make a joke like I'm dyslexic and confused "funeral" for "real fun" (after all, they are anagrams of each other).

After I posted, I looked back at the first page to see what some of the other replies were, and I'll be a monkey's uncle if Sprry75 didn't already put up something very similar to my list:

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I've had this planned out since the first time I took a butterknife to my wrists at age 8 (although it's changed around and gotten some new additions as warranted):

I will have no speakers or eulogies or anything, just my body in an inverted casket, with these songs in this order:

10: The Humpty Dance, by The Digital Underground
9: I Love You, by Sarah McLesbian
8: Ghostbusters, by Ray Parker, Jr.
7: Institutionalized, by Suicidal Tendencies
6: Piece of Crap, by Neil Young
5: Rock is Dead, by Marilyn Manson
4: Dust in the Wind, by Kansas
3: We Are the World, by USA for Africa
2: Good Vibrations, by the Beach Boys
1: **** the Pain Away, by Peaches

Even had one of the exact same songs!  What're the odds?

Now, when I saw his list, I remember reading it back in May, and thought I had forgotten about it, but the idea of a list of inappropriate funeral songs must have manifested itself in my subconscious.

So when I saw it, the first thing I did was rush to delete my list, because the last thing I want to be is unoriginal.

But then I decided that:

A)  I spent too much time thinking of a bunch of goofy-ass songs just to delete them because someone else had a similar idea several months ago

and

B)  The whole story is interesting enough that it deserves mention.

I guess what I'm really trying to say is, don't do drugs.


Clearly, "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. is not a goofy, chintzy-type song.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: XBox 360
« on: May 20, 2005, 07:04 PM »
I think it's sort of a big deal, again for a space issue.

I plug my consoles into my receiver, so's I can rock out in 5.1 stereo (where available).

With the Xbox 360 doing all the **** it does, I can probably start scrapping some of my components to free up inputs in the back of the receiver without losing any functionality at all.

Plus I still haven't passed Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory or KOTOR II, and I doubt I'll get around to doing either by Christmas.

So if I get the new system, I can clean up the old entertainment center a bit.

And come to think of it, even though I never had a PS1, I have actually purchased PS1 games to play on the PS2--a bunch of Dragon Tales and Mickey Mouse type stuff for my daughter, plus some Castlevania game she played once over at my brother's and fell in love with.

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I've had this planned out since the first time I took a butterknife to my wrists at age 8 (although it's changed around and gotten some new additions as warranted):

I will have no speakers or eulogies or anything, just my body in an inverted casket, with these songs in this order:

10: The Humpty Dance, by The Digital Underground
9: I Love You, by Sarah McLesbian
8: Ghostbusters, by Ray Parker, Jr.
7: Institutionalized, by Suicidal Tendencies
6: Piece of Crap, by Neil Young
5: Rock is Dead, by Marilyn Manson
4: Dust in the Wind, by Kansas
3: We Are the World, by USA for Africa
2: Good Vibrations, by the Beach Boys
1: **** the Pain Away, by Peaches

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What was the first album you remember buying?
« on: December 5, 2004, 01:10 PM »
The first album I ever owned (can I call a cassette an "album") was, inexplicably, Billy Joel's "An Innocent Man."

It was the year that Michael Jackson's "Thriller" came out, and was the must have thing.  So naturally, my mother bought it for my big brother.

And I can just see her, with her big early 80's afro, talking to the dumbass at Sam Goody:

My Mom:  Well, if I get this hot new Michael Jackson tape for my oldest boy, I should probably get something for his little brother.

Sam Goody Dumbass:  Hmm.  Yeah.  How old is he?

My Mom: Seven.

Sam Goody Dumbass: AH!  I have just the thing.  All the seven year-olds are really into this shlumpy, balding has been piano rocker Billy Joel.  "An Innocent Man" is hot.  White hot.

My Mom:  Great!  I'll take it.

Billy friggin' Joel.

The first album I ever bought with my own money was Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party."  After that, I signed up for Columbia House and got a bunch of Depeche Mode, New Order, and INXS stuff.

The first album that seriously changed my life, however, was Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Mother's Milk."

Screw Billy Joel.

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Okay, I'm confused now.  Who missed the point more, me or Holographic Elvis?

I still think that knowing the ending of a movie (or a book, for that matter) only ruins the experience of the movie (or book, as the case may be) if the only redeeming quality of the movie (or book, natch) is that it has some sort of "surprise."

And if that's the case, then it's a gimmick and I would hate it anyway.

If, on the other hand, the movie (or book) is a quality experience through and through, with maybe some surprises along the way, then the quality of the storytelling makes the media compelling regardless of the shock value.

But I kind of already said all that, didn't I?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: South Park Appreciation Thread
« on: December 2, 2004, 09:47 AM »
I really like South Park, although my wife has banned it so I rarely get to watch it anymore.

She seems to think that the animated style coupled with the *ahem* adult language and themes might have a bad influence on our five year old.

Sheesh.

But I love it, and count SP: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut as one of the finest films ever.  It's the "Candide" of the twenty-first century.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Mister Jeopardy
« on: December 2, 2004, 09:45 AM »
Dunno, but I read an atricle that noted his intention to pay one tenth of it as tithing.

Is that one tenth gross, or net Ken?

Hey DP, at least I didn't have to click on the link  ;)

I recommend that he pay gross; that way he doesn't have to pay again when he gets his tax return.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vehicle discussion/speculation!
« on: December 2, 2004, 09:33 AM »
I went to the Hasbro customer service site and filled out a submission for indicating that I hadn't gotten the missile, either, and that was about a month ago.

I've never gotten any response from them whatsoever.

Are those that are getting their missiles people who were contacted by Hasbro after logging a complaint?  I'd like to think that Hasbro's silence will result in me getting a missile, but I'm not terribly optimistic.

What's the real run-down on this situation?

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I don't think so; on the contrary, I think that storytelling has been sacrificed for the sake of "surprises."

I've read the Lord of the Rings books two times each, each of the Harry Potter books at least twice (some three or four times), and seen the Star Wars Original Trilogy nearly a hundred times.

Yeah, I know what's going to happen each time I encounter or revisit the stories, but that doesn't diminish the quality of the storytelling in the slightest.

If a storyteller--regardless of whether he or she chooses film, literature, or some other medium--is good at the craft of weaving compelling narrative with something important to say, then "surprises" are simply a part of the story. 

Something like "The Sixth Sense," on the other hand, comes off as just gimmicky.  Sure some people were "shocked" at first (how so many people couldn't have seen that ending coming from miles and miles away is beyond me, but I digress...), and had a good time watching it the second time to spot the "Oh!" moments ("Oh!  Look, he's sitting at dinner with her but she never really converses with him!  Oh!"), but who in the hell would want to sit through that crap a third time?  The gimmick works once for the shock, and again for the "Oh!" moments, but after that...nothing.

With timeless tales such as Lord of the Rings or even the Star Wars saga, however, you can revisit them again and again and again, because it isn't just about the destination; it's about the journey.

Who can honestly say that Empire Strikes Back sucks just because now you know that Vader is Luke's dad?

See?

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