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Hail to the king, BABY!

Perhaps the most storied video game sequel of all time is actually going to come out!  I was hoping 3DRealms would sell the code they'd developed to date to somebody so the game would actually see the light of day.

Hell of a win for PAX, getting the official announcement.

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JD Sports Forum! / Wimbledon history
« on: June 23, 2010, 03:33 PM »
I'm no tennis fan... but this match is just insane:

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/livematch/380703.html

Currently tied 54-54 in the tie-breaker set.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Archer on fX
« on: February 13, 2010, 05:30 PM »
I've been watching the new series "Archer" on the fX network, and it's been surprisingly good.  It's by a group that did some [adult swim] programs - Frisky Dingo and Sealab 2021.  The humor is dark and irreverent.  Lots of adult humor.  And each episode except the first has had me laughing.  It sticks to a continuity unlike Sealab, and it's more couched in reality than Dingo.  Anyway, I highly recommend it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Pew! Pew! Pew!
« on: February 12, 2010, 08:32 AM »
Check this out:  Jet-mounted laser destroys missiles

One step closer to laser dogfights in space!  Though I gather the lasers are invisible and move at the speed of light...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Coming Soon - 3D HDTV
« on: January 8, 2010, 08:04 AM »
The big news coming out of CES is 3D.  I found this "timeline" to be particularly interesting:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43547

Of note:  "The new sets are expected to cost $200 to $300 more than comparable 2D sets."

$200-$300 is peanuts.  I was expecting a much higher price on the first models... like double the cost of a standard HDTV.  I think adoption will be fairly widespread at the price they now predict.

The technology is different than movie theater 3D.  You won't wear polarized lenses... you'll wear glasses with shutters that open and close in sync with the image on the screen.  The shutters open and close so quickly that you don't notice.  And it's supposed to be very effective.

The announced a couple weeks ago that Blu-ray discs have a 3D spec, and some current players, including the Playstation3, will support 3D with a firmware upgrade.  Also 3D discs will play in 2D on 2D sets, so you won't have to worry about choosing between different versions.

So it all looks very promising.  I had be planning on upgrading my HDTV to a 3D set when prices dropped in 18-24 months, but I'll probably be able to do it a lot sooner given this new info.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: November 27, 2009, 04:28 PM »
New characters from the Smallville Justice League TV movie

I gotta say, compared to previous Smallville characters, these ones look particularly faithful to their comic book counterparts.

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Watto's Junk Yard / PSWCS fundraiser to benefit wounded war vets
« on: July 28, 2009, 12:25 PM »
Hey guys - this was posted on the JD front page a while back, but I know a lot of guys don't go there too often, so I wanted to post something about it here.

PSWCS is selling these "challenge coin" style medallions to benefit a charity called Operation Ward 57.  OW57 buys comfort items for wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who end up at Walter Reed.  We hope to raise around $5500 for the charity by selling out.  100% of the proceeds go to the charity.  They're $10 each shipped.

The medallion is limited to a 1-time run of 1000.  We got Lucasfilm's permission to produce the medallions, so it's an authorized Star Wars collectible.  It even has the little copyright date on it.  And they're AWESOME.  First off, they're HUGE!  They're like old-style silver dollar big.  1.75" diameter is way bigger than it sounds.  They're also very hefty, and they're protected by an enamel coating.  Super high-quality stuff.  The artwork was done by Mike Nair, a graphic artist in PSWCS who did just a phenomenal job.  We're all thrilled with the final product.  And we've gotten nothing but positive reactions from our buyers.



If we sell out, we're looking at doing another one next year.  But we still have about 300 remaining.  So I'm hoping some of my friends here will help out.  You won't be disappointed, and it's for a great cause!

Here's the sale site:  http://www.pswcs.com/OperationWard57 

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http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102119

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The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world's most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the Italian news agency Adnkronos.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Worst drawing in the history of art...
« on: March 18, 2009, 01:16 PM »
I've been reading some ripping on Rob Liefeld today.  This despite being super busy at work.  You look and you just can't turn away.

It started here:
http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html

Great stuff.  You'll laugh.  And it ended with what must be the worst drawing I've seen from a person whose profession is art...



I challenge you to find a worse drawing!!!  (the ones on http://CreatureCantina.com don't count... that's a hobby, not a profession!   :P )

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Watto's Junk Yard / PSWCS charity toy drive!
« on: October 13, 2008, 10:11 AM »
Hey folks,

PSWCS is holding our annual Toy Drive for Garrison Carida.  We put together a couple commercials to promote the drive. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo6wRkzmr_o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98dRmfogzbI

We'll be collecting toys for the next couple months.  So if you have any old POTF2 figures taking up space in your basement and want to do something nice with them, you should consider donating them to this good cause.   ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / The rebirth of Rock?
« on: April 15, 2008, 01:56 AM »
I've posted a few times lamenting the dearth of even passable rock music on the radio the past few years.  Over the course of the last month or so, I've seen some signs of hope!  Three bands have really struck a chord me:

Airbourne - I've heard one of their songs a few times, "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast."  The first thing I thought was "This sounds like old AC DC."  Even the way the guitars are configured.  The lead sounds like Angus Young's lead.  The rhythm guitar sounds like AC DC's rhythm guitar.  But it's good.

EndeverafteR - I heard "I Wanna Be Your Man" and was just blown away.  Yeah, the lyrics are caveman stupid, and the thing is totally derivative, but it just totally rocks!  It's just fun, hard, bluesy, funky fun.  And the video of "Baby, Baby, Baby" has hot chicks in schoolgirl outfits making out (there's even an uncensored cut on NGTV)... better than all the whining that's been passed off as rock of late.  What impresses me most is the guitar work... really just amazing, skilled stuff.   ;D

Black Tide - I heard them for the first time driving home this morning, and color me impressed.  Haven't really had the chance to look up much yet.  But very promising.

So is rock about to rock again?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Welcome back JD!
« on: November 9, 2007, 10:20 AM »
You were missed.   :-*

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Watto's Junk Yard / JD @ C4
« on: May 24, 2007, 11:39 AM »
Is JD doing any sort of get-together at C4?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Is Rock & Roll dead?
« on: August 23, 2006, 09:12 PM »
I recently got a new car that has a CD player in it.   ;D  My '94 Grand Prix had a tape player, but I usually just ended up listening to broadcast radio in it.  Having 6 CDs to flip through is a real treat.

I've been listening to GnR's Use Your Illusion CD quite a bit, and I'm just more and more impressed by the quality of the music.  I'm at the point when I switch on the Rock station I just can't stomach it.  It's all so bland.  Raspy, nondescript vocals.  Dull, uninspired lyrics... mostly bitching and moaning.  Muddled power-chords instead of melodies.  Do bands even have a lead guitarist anymore?

These days I end up listening to Rap on the radio, because at least Rap has creative lyrics and beats.  The only Rock CDs I've purchased in the past two years were Green Day and Velvet Revolver... both of which are awesome but both by guys that have been around since before I went to college.

I just can't name a good rock band that came out after 2000.  There have been a few catchy singles that I've enjoyed, but all from one-hit wonders.

The thing is... I don't want to sound like an old guy saying "Back in my day music was so much better... now it's crap."  At least not without the evidence to back it up.  I'm not that old yet.  So are there good bands these days that I'm just missing?  Listening to old GnR, I'm just amazed at the craftsmanship of the songs.  It seems to me that the skill is just gone in modern rock.  I mean, I know the melody is gone... but maybe I just can't appreciate the craftsmanship in the new stuff due to my own personal tastes.

So what do you think?  Are there any good modern Rock bands?  Or is Rock dead?

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