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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 10th Anniversary of Jurassic Park
« on: June 5, 2003, 09:34 AM »
Wow, has it been 10 years already?  I'm getting old  ???

The first was excellent, the second not so much, the third somewhere in between.  And a fourth one (hopefully alongs the lines of the first one) should have been obvious from the ending of III, with the pteradons flying away from the island.  Dinos in populated areas?  

Thumbs up to Clonetrooper and Chewie.  I'm a little iffy about the Luke Xwing pilot though.  I really can't see much "Unleashed" about a dude sitting in a cockpit.  But I love this line and will hold judgement until I see pics.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Maybe he's in Episode 3, or Daredevil 2
« on: June 5, 2003, 07:34 AM »
Wasn't he also in Godzilla vs. Megalon, where he teamed up with the G-man to take down the dastardly duo of Megalon and Gigan?  :P

I play for my wife's company softball team.  This is a co-ed league where five women must play.  (You can play with four, but when the fifth is due up, she's an automatic out).  If you have anything less than four, you forfeit.  Three forfeits and you're out of the league permanently.  They've had some problems with women showing up last year, so they go out and recruit 9 women to play on the team, figuring "Hey it won't be a problem to get 5 to show up to a game".

We had a game last night, 8:45 pm start. (plenty of time to get home from work, eat dinner and relax before the game).  Guess how many women show up for the game?  3.  Out of 9 women, we get a 1/3 of them and one of them is not even on the roster, she's a friend of one of the girls.  

Now I have no problem if you have prior commitments and tell the manager that.  What I have a problem with is saying you're going to be there, ready to play and not show up.  You're wasting our time, our money (the players have to pay the umpire fees, $20 / game, unless you forfeit and then you have to pay the other teams also) and most importantly, the company's money, who paid the entry fees, etc. for us to play.

The manager is being alot more civil about this problem than I would be.  I had similar problems when I managed my company team last year and it really made my blood pressure rise.  (One of the main reasons why we didn't field a team this year)

Keep in mind that we all know we're not playing in the World Series and its just a game, but we do want to play.  If you don't, let us know so we can find someone to replace you.

***Rant over***

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« on: June 3, 2003, 03:33 PM »
Just movies or does TV count? If so, then the Simpsons has a ton of SW references in it.

On to movies:

-Armageddon: where Luke Wilson and BenLo debate who's Chewie and who's Han
-ET has tons: Walrusman, Greedo, Hammerhead and Boba Fett action figures and Yoda during the Halloween scene
-Close Encounters of the Third Kind: R2 is seen on the alien mothership

When you buy something and the total comes out to like $20.04.  I don't make a habit of carrying change with me, so I always have to give them $21.  What makes it worse is when the cashier says "Oh sorry, we're out of quarters, here's a handful of nickels instead"   ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your college alma mater...
« on: June 3, 2003, 07:37 AM »

WIT in Boston, 94 - 99 (with a year off in 97).  I am now the proud owner of two pieces of paper, an Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering and a BS in Construction Management.

The school's main selling point is its co-op program.  In order to graduate, you have to have two semesters of co-op working in the industry.  They also give you the option of a third, which most people take (the summer after your sophmore year and before the two official ones).  This program is extremely helpful and gets your foot in the door for when you graduate and are out in the real world for the first time.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Favorite Band = Led Zeppelin
« on: May 30, 2003, 03:38 PM »
Definitely in my top three along with Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.  I have all nine studio albums (bless Columbia House and BMG) and the BBC Sessions, which has an awesome 18 minute version of Dazed and Confused.  I plan on picking up HtWwW soon.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: a little humor
« on: May 30, 2003, 03:34 PM »
Jef Nodrog sucks, everyone knows the real Nodrog is R'bbie  :-*

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: May 29, 2003, 02:14 PM »
You should definitely suscribe, Scott.  I've been looking at the lovely Canadian for over a week now  :-*

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: May 29, 2003, 09:24 AM »
A couple from the best comedy on TV, That 70s Show

Mila Kunis

Laura Prepon

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Other boards
« on: May 29, 2003, 07:25 AM »
Here and GH are really the only ones I post at, but I do browse a ton of other sites:

-RS for their buy / trade section
-fbtb for SW Legos
-devils due for GIJoe
-dvdtalk and home theater for dvds
-Chamber of Secrets for Harry Potter
-comic book resources for comic books

As you can see, I have a wide variety of interests ;D

Here's a post from a similar thread over at RS:

A major city decides its traffic problem is horrendous so said city decides to fix it. After years of planning, actual work commences. Now after years of work and numerous traffic delays and detours, the first major part of said problem fixer opens up. Mind you, this was supposed to be the end all be all solution to the problem. Guess what, traffic is no better and in some cases, worse than before. Cost for this solution: $15 billion. What was actually gotten: a big steaming pile of ****. But boy, it sure does look pretty.   ::)

DK, I remember when the original BHD was released, there was rumblings of a super deluxe version to be released later.  I'm glad I held off on that one.  The new is being released next week and its going to be worth it for the 90 minute History Channel documentary alone.

But I do agree with you and Matt on the issue, though.  I've gotten pooched with buying America Pie, Sixth Sense, Silence of the Lambs, Almost Famous and many others to only have a better edition released.  Granted most of those were bought in my rookie days of DVD and I now know to check out the web for any possible rumblings of a future release, but it still pisses me off.  

Offended?  Definitely not.  Worried about the state of America?  Most definitely.  Don't get me wrong, I have a foul mouth (but I prefer the more elegant four letter word that ends in u-c-k  ;)), but to describe something so inane as a Star Wars figure as a, quote "bitch" is just wrong.

Now maybe your're right Cory and this is that tool Fred Durst's influence on the youth of America (shutter) or maybe its something else.  Either way, be afraid.  Be very afraid.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Fishing
« on: May 27, 2003, 02:17 PM »
I do own a fresh water pole and only really use when I go up to Maine.  I did catch an at least 4 lb large mouth bass on it, but since no one was with me, nobody believes me  >:(

I do wish I can go deep sea fishing more often.  I'm not in Matt's boat where I "chum" all day  ;) and just love being out in the open ocean.  One time, it was me, my father, his friend and his son, about 28 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.  We didn't catch much that day but being so far out was cool.  We did see a huge sunfish though.

Another time, same group, not as far out.  We hit a school of blues and were reeling in fish after fish.  I swear, we must have caught 200 fish that (which might be an exaggeration due to my then teenage mind, but it was quite alot of fish).  It was getting to the point where, if we caught a small fish, we'd leave it on the line and throw it back in as "bait" for larger fish.  A pretty cool day  ;D

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