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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Terminator the Series
« on: November 10, 2005, 08:47 PM »
All those franchises have potential...  But unless they're focusing on specific groups and stuff, I cna't see it working.  Connor's not important enough I don't think and a series seems dumb around her, but a series set in the robot wars around resistance fighters could work.

Same for Aliens/Predator...  A series around Colonial Marines or something maybe has potential, but not one around Ripley or something.  I dunno.

I'll give a synopsis...  So if you didn't watch, and don't wanna know, don't read this I guess...
OK, so the premise of the show I'm sure everyone gets...  Two generally different families swap their mom/wives to each other for like a week or two.

This week it was a MA "Zen Philosophy" type hippie family who do a relationship talk-show, celebrate/study astrological things, and all that kinda stuff, swapping with an ultra-christian LA family where the wife runs the household 100% and doesn't lift a finger while her ball-less husband does everything and her kids are kept under her thumb.

First, let me say that a complete irony here is that the ultra-christian family has a daughter that got pregnant at 16 and lives in the home with her now 6 year old (maybe slightly older?) daughter.  If that isn't funny I don't know what is.

Anyway, the swap happens...  The things mostly went ok down south for the hippie mom.  She was grilled by the LA mom's friends though when they came over basically just hang out and squawk (they do this a couple times a week it was said), and basically the woman's friends were really mean/interrogative (is that a word?) of the hippie mom, and basically established she's not "christian" in their eyes so they didn't want to really deal with her much.

So, other than that though the hippie mom totally tried to fit in and do nice things for the LA family, and took the one girl who was kind of beat down (like the father) out to shop and stuff because she's told what to do by her mother and older sister (the one with the kid) 24/7.

At the same time the morbidly obese Christian mom is up in Mass. hanging with Hippie dad.  She kept acting like the house was posessed and that there was horrid smells coming from it that caused her to gag (could've been the porkchop stuck in her gap in her teeth for two weeks though), and she kept this going for a while...  Looked like a moron.

She was anti-social during a "Summer Solstice" party thing the husband was having, even though everyone was nice to her.  She claimed it was dark and evil, and basically not christian.  She wound up basically not participating or trying to get to know anyone.

She agreed to go in and see this guy's radio show he does with his wife...  They went in, and he had a guy that was like a psychic on, and I'm thinking he was gay as well...  The Christian woman threw a fit on the air during the show, and walked out because she wouldn't even be in the same room as the psychic and claimed the guy as a satan worshipper even though he made every attempt to reach out to the woman.  OK, so she made the husband leave, and she was 100% ignorant to the "guest" they had on the show.

They went home and she went to each kid's room and started trying to preach to them about letting god into their lives and all that stuff people push on you at the airport.  The kids didn't want to hear it, but were listening...  The girl at the hippie house seemed to most dislike the fat christian mom, but the 2 boys were listening and being civil...

The christian mom insisted that they go to church and the kids didn't want to...  The father though did something VERY respectful and said "OK", simply.  The christian mom acted like it was gonna be a fight, but hippie dad basically said nothing more than "fine by me", and they went...  My god, someone open to hearing another POV.

So they went to church, and fatty christian seemed to appreciate that, but then they got home and when the hippie dad tried to just explain what his family was into with astrology and spirituality, christian mom basically plugged her ears and started going "la la la la la, I can't hear you!" (she didn't really do that, but said she'd "tried" and that she was done trying and stuff). 

The hippie dad wound up giving up because fatty christian was noticeably angry and saying that he was intentionally pushing her buttons.  Hardly fair that he did what she wanted but she totally ignored his attempt to show how he lives to her.

OK, so the time comes for moms to go home...  They meet first though before they both go home, and it was ugly.

Hippie mom had nothing but nice things to say about fatty christian's family.  She said how beautiful they all were, how she got to see the woman's daughters do their dancing thing they do, and how nice her family was...  Great.  Fatty Christian though said NOTHING, not one damn thing, about the hippie mom's family.  She only said that hippie mom's husband pushed her buttons and that hippie mom should let Jesus into her life.  Then she said she couldn't stand it and wanted to leave and basically just left the hippie mom...  Hippie mom was even taking fatty's side in the whole thing, and was mad at her husband thinking he was being overbaring with their religion or whatever it is.


Hippie mom gets home and the kids back dad in telling her what a baffoon Christian mom was in the house, how they did what she wanted to see her lifestyle but how she ignored them and treated everyone with disrespect.  Hippie mom realized something wasn't told to her by fatty.

Fatty Christian Mom gets home, she goes in the house and loses it...  She freaks out about how the hippies "weren't christians", how they "worshipped satan", and "dark things".  She said she hoped her family would never have to see the evil things that she say, including gargoyles (which goes to show what she knows considering Gargoyles were a christian thing if I'm not mistaken).  She said they were worshipping the moon during the Solstice party...

She really freaked out worse than even the commercials showed.  She wanted to make all the TV crew leave if they "weren't christian", and she tore up the money that she got from the show...  She yelled at her family and asked if they had been involved in any of hippie mom's stuff like hypnotherapy (something she does I guess) and other "dark" things.  The kids said she didn't even talk about astrology so they were in shock and the daughter of the fatty's oldest daughter was just scared looking the whole time.  The father looked like he was ready to actually grow a pair of balls and tell her to STFU finally, but he didn't (nutless turd that he is, his story depressed me the most).

Now, the thing about the money and the end of the show is this...  Each family is given $50k, however the mother of the other family is who decides how, and what it is spent on.  The fatty christian mom divided the money up unevenly, given the boys (who were more cordial to her generally) more money.  The daughter she gave $400 for herself and $1400 for her father to spend how he saw fit on his daughter.  She got everyone in the house King James bibles with their names enscribed in them (fine to me, but the family seemed sorta fed up with having her shove that **** on them).  To me though, they should've appreciated that more, but whatever...  And there was $ for a new washer that made less noise (fatty said their washer had like demons in it I think, and was serious), and the rest to home stuff or something.  I thought she was going to just make them give it all away actually so I was surprised.

Hippie mom was much more generous and thoughtful of how the money was divied up, however the fatty christian mom ripped the letter apart and said she wanted nothing to do with an evil family with dark ways.  She said something like "dark people don't need to be telling me how to spend this money and I don't want it" or some ****...  She was going ape****.

The funny way it ended was that the show, since fatty didn't read the letter, scrolled how hippie mom spent the $50k for the family...  She gave money generously to each member of the family, including paying for the one daughter's dance ceritifcation which was real expensive I believe and theyc ouldn't afford...  The kicker was the last thing though, which was she had put in that a large portion of the money was for gastric bypass surgery that fat-ass wanted but the family couldn't afford. 

The last line that scrolled on the screen then said that Fatty Christian Mom rethought the situation and accepted the $50k entirely.   ;D  I guess that money was only evil till it benefited her lard butt.

You had to watch it to believe it, seriously...  I looked at my gf after we watched it, laughed, and said to her how we think religious extremists are only relegated to the middle-eastern nations.  Yikes!  It scared me to know these people are here just as much as Islamic extremists do...  People are nuckin' futs.

I'm Lutheran and she just made me ashamed of Christianity as a whole.  She's a person who goes to church but gets absolutely nothing positive for the world out of it, and that's just pathetic.  My gf said it best though that anyone subjecting their kids to that show should probably be examined by CYS irregardless of how nice or mean they are.  :)  It was borderline abuse of the kids having that sow in their house.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« on: November 10, 2005, 02:28 AM »
I don't think you'll see much of a clearance on figures.  Maybe Force Battlers, Attactix, and some vehicles.

I'm holding out for Obi-Wan's starfighter and I'd like to score a Mustafar playset for less than $15.

I dunno about that right now ruiner...  I'd have agreed maybe a month ago, but man in just the past two weeks (around the DVD launch) I'm seeing TONS of ****.  And this time it's not flying off shelves nor does it  have an immediate reason to do so (IE: The movie causing a massive influx of interest like happened to all the 4/2 figures). 

The DVD's come and gone...  People are buying, but the rate they're buying at is diminished, and when figures like Clones aren't even flying out the door I think there's diminished interest enough that many things have the ability to pegwarm...  Namely the surprises that didn't pegwarm from the 4/2 blitz.

Chewie's, spinning Obi-Wan's, Vaders...  And the oddball background people will definitely sit if shipped heavily...  Yoda's not moving (either version), the Deluxe are definitely backing up (ones that were really hard to find for a while too like Vader w/table, and the Crab Droid).

I think there's potential clogging going on here right now...  Of course, the way this year's gone and things, I could go to the same stores next week and I really shouldn't be surprised to see all the Bly's and Grees gone that I saw tonight...  There's a TON though.

Certain clones still have the "hoard" or "scalper" appeal though and that's frustrating...  501st and 41st paint decoes are still impossible to find...  The final 5 figs in general are just not making it out there in my area.

Weird stuff this year...  Really I can't think of anything similar in all 10 years of the modern line.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Utapau Shadow Trooper
« on: November 10, 2005, 02:23 AM »
Yeah, I got extras of the first Target Clone and sort of look back at it as a frivilous thing on my part...  I'm able to help out with them, and that's made up for the difference I lost, but really I've been more cautious with this figure...  Didn't try for a 2nd at the store, and as luck with have it I'm getting a 2nd for the first Target Clone...

I got the first ones at the time thinking "man, what a neat little group I'll have", but at their price it just isn't really financially possible for me to justify it.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« on: November 10, 2005, 02:18 AM »
At a reduced price...  Hey, that'd be alright.  I hope that's the case really, but at the same time I feel bad for the people who did get trashed ones too.

I've seen Bobafett14's wall of shame...  He truly is running out of space. :)  It's insane how much room a carded collection takes up.  Makes great decor though!

The basement at Bob's house is a SW collector's disneyworld.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« on: November 10, 2005, 02:15 AM »
"I can guess with the best of them..."

-Lewis Black

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« on: November 10, 2005, 02:13 AM »
That's how I tend to view it...  I hope for it just coming out next year rather than thinking about it this year...  It's a figure that needs done though in SA with softgoods items...

The scout is a mixed blessing I think. :)  Kinda like the Stormie was last year...  $10 army building ain't easy.

I will say though that I'd not give "awesome" to Veers because of the articulation.  I'm really sorta down to see the line regress some in quality because Veers really could've given us a more poseable Impy officer...  Ozzel's cool, but they can do better with some knee joints.  I really keep hoping this isn't a trend and that maybe some of these figs were done a while ago ('03) and maybe are just hold-overs from that time.

Other Collectibles / Re: easy to miss items?
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:42 AM »
The F'n Lava Lamps I can't find for the life of me...  Check the SW Lamps thread for what it is I'm talking about, but definitely a bitch to find anywhere if they actually ever were sold anywhere.

The "bath" products are weird too...  I saw them just walking through Target.  The Hoop with a foam Death Star sponge was my favorite.

In a movie year there's always alot...  For me it was Burger King stuff actually.  I don't have a BK within a convenient distance so I didn't have the joy of clogigng my arteries for that ****.  The good Pittsburgh guys and some folks on here too helped me nab the plush mostly (I think you still have one for me Bob?), which was cool.  I got the main ones I wanted like the Chewie and Wampa...  I don't think I got the Jawa, it's the only one I really REALLY want.

The ornaments were easy misses if you don't browse the stores much...  Yoda Snowglobe was easiest to miss because it's the most "expensive" of the items I think, as far as quality,a nd subsequently the most desireable... 

Another I'd add to that is the Vader Ceramic M&M jar...  Hot item, gone if you didn't nab it in my area...

And yet another...  Star Wars shot glasses.  One of the Pitt guys mentioned seeing these at a grocery chain around here, and I never ever was able to find even one and I guess there's a set.  My buddy collects just shot glasses and wanted one...  I wanted a set...  I guess there were mugs too or something.   :-\  Between the Lava Lamp and these shot glasses I'm really disappointed in some of the "odd" other collectibles I couldn't find.

Feedback / Re: Darth Slothus' feedback
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:37 AM »
Jon hooked me up with some Shocktroopers recently...  I've now got a nice little squad going thanks to him and some others, so I'm very grateful!

Great trader, and definitely helps out so everyone's covered on stuff!

Thanks man!

Feedback / Re: SpudTrooper's feedback
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:36 AM »
My thanks to John too...

He hooked me up with some Shocktroopers (which I've never seen at retail) as well as a nice Clone Evolution set for my army.  The ranks are filling up nicely...  :)

Thanks man, I appreciate the figs!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:33 AM »
Survival...  plus a reason to live.  I'm not arguing.

Modern Classifieds / Re: WTB Utapan Shadow Trooper Target exclusive
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:05 AM »
Joe, you got a PM coming your way...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Pegwarmers?
« on: November 9, 2005, 05:24 AM »
That same mix is shipping heavily to my area Spuffy but I didn't realize it was its own assortment.  I was wondering where all these Chewie's and kicking Obi's were coming from...  Didn't realize where that may be where the Grees are coming from.  Ironically he's not moving TOO well.  Of all the final 12 Clones, Gree is the one you see the most and rightly so.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Regular Season 2005-06
« on: November 9, 2005, 02:22 AM »
The cheerleaders gone wild have been fired by the Panthers and removed from their website.  As I said earlier, Playboy, here they come.  They'll also most likely be guests on talk shows for a while.  I'm sure Ellen and Rosie O Donnell would love to have them.....on.  Maybe they'll even get a "reality" show.

Howard Stern was saying Monday Morning that he wanted them already for something to do on his new radio move...  They'll easily get work I'm sure.  :)

Hot as the story is, I think it's funny they got into a fight over it and hope at least one got a good slap upside the head.

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