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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Super Bowl XXXVIII New England vs Carolina
« on: February 2, 2004, 09:27 AM »
Vinaterri almost became the Steve Christie of new Century...

Congrats to the Pats and their fans (except of course the ones who thought the best way to celebrate was turn over cars, start fires and back over pedestrians)

Be careful when you go to the Celebration Mikey D. ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Surgery... Who's been under the knife?
« on: January 31, 2004, 09:31 AM »
The last time so far was in 2000. I hurt my back at work and had a lower discectomy. They removed parts of 2 vertibre(sp?) and then cut out part of the disc. I will say that after I woke up from the surgery it was instant relief from the pain. I actually looked forward to the surgery to get the pain over with.

I had almost the same thing when I was 14.  It took the Doctors months to decide what it was because 14 year olds don't get Herniated/Slipped discs.  Well 6 months and 1 quack Doctor later, we find a doctor who knew exactly what it was and I had surgery the day after Christmas  and you are right, the surgery made the pain go away INSTANTLY.  It was the physical therapy that hurt after that.

Then 18 years later(last Summer). BOOM back problems again.  Only this time they treat it with Steroid/Cortizone shots. So far 5 shots and I am begging them to just do the surgery again so I can get some relief.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ice cream
« on: January 31, 2004, 09:23 AM »
Homemade Vanilla.  And I don't mean "Homemade Vanilla" as the flavor, I mean mix the ingredients, put them in the maker and either Crank it or plug it in. (assuming of course some Guy hasn't fled Bespin with your maker)

If I can't make it at home, give me a Dairy Queen Dipped Cone.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: P-I-Z-Z-A
« on: January 31, 2004, 09:20 AM »
I used to have Pizza Inn almost exlusively until they went out of business around here.

Now its Pizza Hut.  

I realize there is better Pizza out there, but a flight from Dallas to Chicago just for some Pizza would not be economically feasible.

When I order I get Pepperoni and Extra Cheese and AS LITTLE sauce as possible almost to the extent of NO sauce at all. it is about 50% of the time that it shows up correctly, they usually give me EXTRA sauce.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What magazines do you subscribe to?
« on: January 31, 2004, 09:15 AM »
I have subscriptions at my office for Time and People, for the lobby.

At home I have The Insider, Shotgun News, The Texas Bar Journal, Vietnam, World War II, Cowboy Chronicle and Guns of the Old West.

I'd be Wedge Antilles.  He's at all the major battles, he survives them all, but he is still low key enough that nobody remembers him and he has a pretty stable job.  Plus he can wear the Corellian Blood Stipe on his pants.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Super Bowl XXXVIII New England vs Carolina
« on: January 31, 2004, 09:02 AM »
but why the hatred for the Pats?  

  Their not flashy, they just get the job done.  

I think that answers it for most people.

I think it also might be that the Pats fans are more vocal and have been about the team and you how people in forums like to be contrary.

I do have a question though for Mikey D.  I have been so busy this week the only thing I have seen about the whole Bowl is some BS coverage of the teams eating or parties or here is my question:

Is Bruschi gonna play? I haven't heard a word about THE GAME and it isn't on the front page of ESPN or anything.

Also, is Kliff Kingsbury healed up too?  I mean just in case something happens to Brady?  I'd like the Pats to win if it meant he got a ring.

As of right now, I am still going to root for the Panthers though.  Being a Dallas fan, I have to root for the NFC.  Unless Denver or the Texans were in it, they are my AFC teams.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: January 27, 2004, 09:41 PM »
It is going to a Mexican Food Fiesta at our house Sunday!!!  I can't wait.  What I want is one of those inflatable arm chairs.  You know the ones that will hold a normal human, not just a kids chair.  I have wanted one of those for a while.  I figure the combo of that chair and the Tex-Mex, and I can make "noises" all during a Superbowl that will probably end up 3-0 after 2 overtimes.   AND I'LL WATCH EVERY MINUTE OF IT.  Because after Sunday Night no Football till August.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Imperials=Nazis,Rebels=?
« on: January 27, 2004, 09:33 PM »
I don't think the Rebels would be the Jews per se, but you can't kind of see in the EU stuff how the Imperials believed all non-humans to be lower lifeforms and only good for slave labor or extermination so there may be a correlation for the jews there.

I think if you are going to force the rebels into one particular group, I have seen arguments before like Jesse has said, that they closely resemble the American Civil War Rebels (Confederacy).  A mix match of militias, wearing uniforms unique to their homeland(world) but all part of the same military.

I think you can also view a little bit of them in various armies throughout history (and even some SINCE the movies came out).

I see traits of the Maquis (the organized French Resistance of WWII), American Revolutionary Minutemen, The Afghans that fought the Russians, the Viet Cong, The Highlanders of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, the German Tribes that beat the Romans.

It is basically an unconventional force, using outdated weapons (until they are able to procure newer ones) that strikes from hidden locations with Charismatic Leadership.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: January 23, 2004, 07:20 PM »
Don't let the ewoks with the Jump wings hear you guys praising him too a real Ewok Paratroop, a Glider rider is still just a "Leg"...

I like this one, I just wish his hood was removable.  I think the Paploo we got is worse off because of his hood.

oh well, I'll buy 2 at least.  So i can have some ewoks that aren't Teebo or Teebo in Logray's headgear.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What have you stopped collecting?
« on: January 17, 2004, 09:50 AM »
I agree with the others on the list that as a kid, I wasn't a "Collector", but then again, I don't consider it collecting at 33 either...but here is a run of the Toy Lines that have been in under the bed, in the closet and had parts sucked up into the vaccum cleaner...

Johnny West (12 inch Cowboys)
The Lone Ranger
Adventure People by Fischer Price

THEN CAME............1977-1978-to 1982
Star Wars
Battlestar Galactica
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

When GI JOE RAH came out they all THE TWO WORLDS Collided.  And by the time it came out all my buddies had given up on I had a "Closet" hobby.  But I bought GI JOE and Star Wars stuff till both.  

Then I got into WWII Militaria (right before the stuff started getting expensive)

Then in Grad School, POTF2 came out and I used what was left of my Student Loan $$ to snag figs.

Shortly after that Dragon Started making 12in Accuarate WWII Figures and I sunk $40 a piece into them...I probably had enough of their Germans that I could take of 1:6th Scale France...and I had enough of their Americans that I could probably Take it back...  I "hung out my shingle" and opened my own office so I had to stop collecting something and Dragon and WWII stuff got the AX (and thanks to Ebay got my a good start on my office expenses)

I have since started into the LOTR stuff, but only in moderation.  And I only buy OT Star Wars stuff.  But all through it I have been an opener, so I don't know if that counts as "Collecting".

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: motorcycle
« on: January 14, 2004, 09:32 AM »
The first rule of riding a motorcycle is that everyone on the road wants to kill you.

No truer words have been spoken in the forums.  I am not sure what it is, I have had people look directly at me when I was on the bike and STILL drift/swerve towards me.  

One advantage I found in riding the Harley (or any Cruiser) is that you can get the pipes loud enough that MOST people will hear you if you rack em a couple times.  That assumes they are not talking on their cell phone, playing grab-ass with the other  teenagers in the car or distracted by changing their radio stations because they think that their life requires a "Soundtrack" and everyone needs to hear it.

The only other thing is WEAR a Helmet!  For several reasons, but mostly because it increases your survival rate.  I had the internal dilemna of wanting the wind in my face and to look "cool" but then after my first 70 mph trip and my contacts nearly pealing out of my eyes despite wearing sunglasses, I went with the helmet.  Besides, it adds an air of mystery.  Helmets and Superbikes seem to go together, but I did feel kinda funny being the only guy in the Harley club who wore a REAL DOT approved helmet.  Oh well I was about 20 years younger than most of them too.          

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: motorcycle
« on: January 10, 2004, 12:31 AM »
yeah lets get to the heart of this thing.  What kind of Bike?

I had to get rid of my 97 Fatboy a couple years ago when my daughter was 1.  I don't regret it, but I'd love to live vicariously through you.  I think if I did it again, I'd get a Ducati Monster or a BMW.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Hoth Wave 2 Thoughts
« on: January 7, 2004, 11:38 PM »
I was kinda depressed to see Luke Snowspeeder as one of the "Target Exclusive Glass Pack ins" gives me the feeling we will not be seeing him anytime soon.

It is sad, because I think he was his most Dynamic in that uniform.  He flew his Speeder, Led the attack on the At-At's, drew their fire when he lost his gunner, nearly got SMOOSHED, shot the grappling hook, sabered a hole in the thing and tossed in a Grenade, and then Walked all the way to the evac area, but this is also the uniform he wore during his first few scenes on Dagobah.

It deserves Super Articulation, the Working Holster, Grappling Hook, Grenade, light saber etc.  I would also want the head to be able to be swapped, because I think the cloth helmet they wear under their flight helmet is really cool on the Snowspeeder pilots.

Basically, this is a ditto for Jesse's post.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2003
« on: January 5, 2004, 07:13 PM »

As a hater of the Orange, you might like to hear a RUMOR that was on Sportstalk on the way home...

The UT Football staff has been released.  I mean from the TOP DOWN.  I don't know if it is true...and I guess this news would really better be in the CF 2004 forum, but oh well.

I like it when they get a new coach, it means that Tech can beat them in Austin.

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