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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix
« on: November 24, 2010, 10:10 AM »
Yeah, my Netflix plan is going up a $1 a month (two discs at a time, "unlimited) to $14.99. We don't do the streaming at all, since I'd rather stick needles in my eye than watch a movie on my computer, and our tv isn't streaming capable.

I've tried Redbox a couple of times, and I think this may be the way to go for us. Even if we watched three movies per week, at a $1 per movie, it'd still be cheaper than the $14.99 Netflix charges. Plus, the library has movies for free.

Then again, I have a sneaky suspicion that if I cancel Netflix and just get movies via Redbox and the library, I'd be letting technology pass me by...yet again.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2010
« on: November 2, 2010, 01:24 AM »
...or 5.

Giants win! Giants win! Giants win!

Too bad the rest of the nation, outside of California and Texas, didn't witness history. The Giants are absolutely stacked with home-grown pitching talent, plus a catcher with unlimited potential. These are kids, and they're just beginning to come into their own.

Giants are World Series Champions. A lifetime of waiting is finally at an end.

Giants Win!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2010
« on: October 27, 2010, 01:42 PM »
Giants in 6...or 7.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Star Wars day!
« on: May 6, 2010, 05:02 PM »
In my department at work (editorial), one of my colleagues has "Metaphors be with you." on her white board. Geeky and nerdy!

Collect All 92! / Re: Stormtrooper
« on: April 15, 2010, 02:13 PM »
I remember wanting to army-build, but having little means to do so. I had five Stormies when I was a kid. I distinctly remember wanting at least eight so I could fill up by Imperial Troop Transport.  ;D

Collect All 92! / Re: Stormtrooper
« on: April 15, 2010, 12:55 PM »
My absolute favorite character. I haven't seen the Spacetrooper in person, so I can't really give an informed opinion of my favorite; however, by the pic alone of the Spacetrooper and 30AC, I'd go with the 30AC as my favorite. And I'm not exactly sure why. It's gotta be the helmet, since that's the difference.

I remember when they first came out with Commtech Stormie. I just about **** myself I was so excited.

Purely because of nostalgia, nothing will ever match the vintage sculpt. :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: January 11, 2010, 12:51 PM »
Yeah, I'm behind the times, but I finally got around to seeing UP this weekend and I gotta say that was one hell of a movie.

I usually pass on pretty much all animated films, but I'd hear murmurs about this one being special. It was. It's got kid elements to it, but I really don't think it's a kid movie. If anything, I'd say it's for people past 40. It looked great in almost a art deco way and many of the emotional moments I found especially poignant. I just enjoyed the hell out of it.

Also saw Terminator Salvation during the weekend and found it more enjoyable than I thought I would. To me, the action sequences and the herding of the people reminded me a little of Spielberg's War of the Worlds (which I also enjoyed). The story was so-so, but the action more than made up for it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Festivus, for the rest of us!
« on: December 23, 2009, 12:47 PM »
I, too, find tinsel distracting.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Avatar
« on: December 17, 2009, 04:42 PM »
I find the CGI of the blue people extremely off-putting. I would much rather they used makeup instead of computer animation. Everything else looks intriguing, but not enough to overcome the way the blue aliens are done. I'll wait for Netflix.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« on: August 24, 2009, 01:45 PM »
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rob. I have never understood the fascination with Napoleon Dynamite. I, however, didn't have the option to turn it off, but instead had to leave the room after 30 or so minutes. I opted to watch paint dry instead.

I've never walked out of a theater, but would have if I could during the inane Drew Barrymore vehicle Driving in Cars with Boys. Ugh, that was awful. I should've totally known what to expect (and I probably did), but my girlfriend at the time really wanted to see it, and...well, you gotta do what you gotta do.

As for rentals, I've slept through too many to count. The last ones to put me to sleep were Synecdoche, New York and The Dark Knight. At least I'm consistent, since I snoozed during Batman Begins, too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: August 13, 2009, 12:08 PM »

To Survive by Joan as Police Woman

Awesome CD, and the previous

Real Life by Joan as Police Woman

...isn't too shabby, either.

Both are just a joy to listen to.

And "Joan" is Joan Wasser...from, any number of bands, etc. Damnbuilders anyone?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2009
« on: July 17, 2009, 12:57 PM »
So, last Friday night there was a NL West game between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. Other than those markets, probably not many tuned in to watch; however, it was significant because the Giants' Jonathan Sanchez threw San Francisco's first no-hitter in 33 years. It was also significant because Sanchez was making a spot start since being demoted from the rotation after posting a 2-8 record and 5.30 ERA during the first half. In 50 games started over the last four years, he'd never had even a shutout, let alone gone nine innings. And what makes the story all the more remarkable, is that his father flew in from Puerto Rico to see his son pitch a MLB game...for the first time.

I'll admit that I was watching the game last Friday, but after the fourth inning, opted to stick in a NetFlix. I'm kicking myself now. After the movie ended, I switched to the game and was probably 15 minutes late for the last pitch. I'd missed it all live but for the next hour and a half, I soaked in all the relived drama and interviews I could.

Last night, they replayed the game in its entirety and it was awesome. His pitches were electric and his curve was filthy. If not for an eighth-inning error, it would have been a perfect game. But to me, after waiting 33+ years to see my Giants throw a no-no, it was perfect. This is why baseball is special. Awesome, just awesome.

And I'll admit that I was riding that train pretty hard for the Giants to trade Sanchez to get a bat, any bat, but now I think they should at least keep him to see what happens. Will he regress or will he maintain what he learned during his demotion? Hopefully he'll be better and the Giants will have a starting three to rival all others. But if it doesn't work out and he regresses to his career 5 ERA, at least he gave us Giants fans a game to remember. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 15, 2009, 12:17 PM »
I can't find where I saw it, but someone recommended the movie Once, and I just gotta say that I totally agree. A very entertaining movie, and probably one of the best music films I've ever seen. Thanks for the recommendation!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: July 9, 2009, 06:25 PM »
Absolutely digging the weather here this summer. Highs have been upper 70s to low 80s, with lows in the upper 50s. Yeah, a couple of 90s are peppered in, but for the most part extremely mild and enjoyable. Every time I think about moving elsewhere I remind myself about the weather here.

Modern Classifieds / Re: FS: MOC Stormtrooper collection
« on: July 6, 2009, 12:40 PM »
Bump again. Now prices are for individual figures.

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