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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: July 12, 2017, 08:12 AM »
Okay, this show has gotten me back some.  This season has been decent for the most part this season, a far cry from the first two.  I do agree a lot of it was predictable, but at least it's going somewhere other than "let's sit around and talk about our feelings."

Of course, I would have liked to have seen more about what Strand was up to this episode.  I'd also like an update on Daniel.  I imagine we'll find that out in a few weeks though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: June 28, 2017, 09:54 PM »
I managed to get lucky and got an NES Classic off eBay for about $120.  My wife and I have played it a ton.  However, I never saw them in stores.  One store nearby was asking for a $50 up front fee to reserve one when they showed up.  Then the store was selling them for $120.  Needless to say I balked at that.

As for the Super NES, I'm looking forward to that, but I'm not real thrilled about the game choices.  As crazy as it sounds, I was really hoping Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball would have been included.  But that was a rather minor game and not a headliner like the stuff that is being included.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: June 7, 2017, 09:14 AM »
Well, I guess that wasn't all bad.  I finally got around to watching FTWD in two stints yesterday and actually found myself enjoying what was going on.

I must say I was a bit shocked about Travis, but didn't really "feel" much for the situation.  Like some have mentioned, I hope they don't turn this into a situation like TWD where it is find a safe spot, deal with a bad guy, move on, and then rinse and repeat. 

With this episode though, it looks like the writers actually listened a bit and wrote a good story that wasn't all over the place.  Now if I can develop a level of concern for the characters, we're good to go.  I'd actually like to see this story evolve into something where they actually trust and work together with the people they are currently with.  That would be an interesting direction to go.  That said, I hope they don't decide to start looking for the hill people who shot at the helicopter.  To me, that would be a serious waste of resources.  But again, it appears as if the head honcho (Unser from SOA) seems to have his head screwed on and wants to give some space to his new people.  We'll see if that's just a hook to suck them in or an honest attempt to do well by others.

All in all, a really good episode for this show, probably the best so far.  While not completely turning around my opinion of the show, I look forward to seeing what happens and hopefully this show will finally get going.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: May 15, 2017, 01:47 PM »
Matt, get a four door model.  With kids, you will thank me for that.  Maybe you can still get a new 2016 or a 2017 before the new body style comes out next year.  Trust me, that will save you on upgrade and modification costs down the road.

If you get one and decide to start upgrading let me know.  There is a right and wrong way to do it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 11, 2017, 09:29 PM »
Definitely, thanks for the Amazon heads up.  I frequently buy books from there.  I'll get JD the hook up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 10, 2017, 01:31 PM »
The FTWD wiki has the timeline set to about day 36.  I'm not sure how accurate that is.  The quarantine looks to have been around 2 weeks.  Either way, I don't see how FTWD could make it to Virginia.  Those idiots won't use violence and are complete freaking morons.  I'm not attached to any of those characters and wouldn't mind any of them becoming walker snacks.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Expanse
« on: March 7, 2017, 06:15 AM »
If this is the show I'm thinking it is, I watched a couple of episodes last season and I just could not get into it.  I really, really wanted to.  I may try to get back into it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 6, 2017, 05:27 PM »
I thought last night's episode was pretty good.  Good to have some good old fashioned zombie killing action.

Glad to see they located a bunch of guns, but I've always thought the premise of guns being hard to find was kind of dumb.  There are 300 million guns in the US (not counting military equipment), and you would assume everyone that could arm themselves in a zombie apocalypse would and that military facilities would be quickly looted.  I would think that a lot of time when you killed a zombie or found a dead body you would find a gun on them or nearby.

To me it would be the ammo that would be in short supply and hard to find.  Re-loader kits should be fairly easy to come by, and finding used casings and casting lead bullets shouldn't be hard.  But I would think black powder would quickly become the rare commodity (as well as unused rounds) and thus a guy like Eugene that could create more gunpowder would be indispensable.

I always thought Negan's surprise that someone could crimp their own bullet was kind of dumb.  I'm not a hard core gun guy but I know several friends that have reloader kits and sometimes make their own bullets/shells.

I agree with all of that and have thought the same.

However, reloading is an exact science and takes practice to get it right. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:48 AM »
Good lord this season is worse than sitting on the farm or talking about fighting the Governor.

Of the 11 episodes this season, I think about 3 1/2 are actually worth watching.  I still have to catch the last 5 minutes of last nights episode, but good lord we are into seeing Negan is a bad guy.  Eugene is scared and is plotting something.  That is about the most interesting thing going.

I hate the Oscars and decided to watch that last night instead of TWD.

Rant over, I'll bitch more later.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:21 AM »
Anybody back in on the second half of the season?

Last night was pretty decent, but it looks like this half of the season will be a total build up and the war might begin at the end of the season.

Also, anybody think we might see an infection and a handless Rick soon?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: January 14, 2017, 05:44 PM »
My wife and I decided because we haven't been able to find the NES Classic for Christmas that we will try to get one for ourselves in lieu of Valentine's Day presents this year.  So here's to hopping Nintendo finally pulls their head out of their collective asses and will actually get a good number of these into the pipeline.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 12, 2016, 09:38 AM »
I didn't have a problem with this episode.  I was glad to finally see them jump from place to place and allow me to see everyone, and not just focus on one group per episode.

It was also nice to see Rick regrow his cajones and start making a plan...even better when Daryl handed him his beloved Colt Python.  I've hung on all season, although very critically, in the hopes of seeing the group back together and forming a plan to rid themselves of Negan.

So it was all brought back together in a nice fashion.  I have no worthwhile complaints about that episode.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 5, 2016, 03:53 PM »

However, I do think it makes sense that the other members of the Saviors like that they have a steady supply of goods coming to them from other communities and don't know that if they overthrow Negan that the other communities will fear the new leader enough to do so.

I've thought of that, but also wonder why a person would subjugate themselves to that kind of abuse.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 5, 2016, 01:50 PM »
Wow...Negan is a bad guy...haven't we covered that?

I guess this episode was marginally better than the past 5, but not by much.

I see Negan's people and I keep thinking, they can't stand the guy, why not just overthrow him.  It's not that hard and they have the numbers.  If he died, they have supplies already and a network to continue gathering. 

I loved seeing Rick for like 5 minutes.  Wow, does he have much of a role this season?

Michonne/Rosita are redeeming simply because they aren't taking any crap and rolling over to die.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 28, 2016, 06:24 AM »
The best thing from that episode was it didn't go on and on and on with Negan showing how much of a bad person he is.  He wasn't in it, and I didn't have to listen to him.

Other than that...I wonder if it did anything for the story.

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