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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:25 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:In keeping with the videogame theme...PS3 Playstation 3 Premium system on eBayAuction ID =  
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There have been over 38K of these sold on eBay already. Wonder how many of these are being investigated as stolen items (probably NONE if ebay has anything to say about it).One finished auction, which was ended early, the guy stated that he would not sell it if the bidding did NOT go over 2200.  The kicker is that he started it out at .01! Greedy asshole!
Kingofpain89 wrote:PlayStation 3 customers attacked - US news - Crime & courts | NBC NewsI like video games as much as the next person.  But some people are looney when it comes to having the next big thing in console gaming.  This article paints a pretty damn good picture of the greed, stupidity, and evil that permeates our society.Do people actually think their life is worth less than a Playstation 3?  :?
If I was one of those unfortunate victims of robbery and had my PS3 stolen, I would be scouring ebay for auctions with receipts in the hope of finding one with my credit card number on it. Win it at all costs, pay by Credit Card through PayPal, get it (most were overnight shipping) then do a chargeback stating that "this is stolen mechandise and its mine, see I have my original receipt" and then turn his ass in to ebay, paypal, the FBI and the local authoritise where he resides :twisted: It is just sickening that I served my country for 14 years, in Iraq and Kuwait...being shot at (and survived!), to protect the rights and freedoms of all American citizens, just so I could possible end up on the receiving end of a bullet from some jackass who is to lazy to wait in line to get his own damn PS3 or is just to [email protected]^!%#$ lazy to go out and get a JOB to pay for his own!Damn lowlifes!


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Not sure if this has been pointed out before but I discovered a Robert E. Howard fan site while web surfing that has a downloadable (30 MB) Quicktime movie based on the Solomon Kane poem "The Return of Sir Richard Grenville".

Pretty slick for a fan movie and only about 4 minutes long. Only my personal opinion, but this manages to capture some of what I consider to be the atmosphere of the Solomon Kane tales.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:42 pm 
 

By the way, how 'bout them Cowboys?  Did you see the look on Manning's face when Romo kneeled the ball for the last time?  My god, priceless!


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

Good lord, can that LT play or WHAT :!:  :!:   I don't know if he is like Dwayne Wade is for the NBA, but  THIS LT  is as good (or better??) that Smith, Simpson, Payton, etc.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:45 pm 
 

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I like video games as much as the next person.  But some people are looney when it comes to having the next big thing in console gaming.  This article paints a pretty damn good picture of the greed, stupidity, and evil that permeates our society.

Do people actually think their life is worth less than a Playstation 3?  



Anyone taken a look at the guy who's trying to sell a PS3 for (yikes!!) $25,000.00 starting bid, and a BIN price of (gasp!!!) $500,000.00!?!?!?!

HOLY @%$%^[email protected]%^@$!!!!

Needless to say, there are no bids on it.

Wondoer if what eBay SHOULD have done is, not to accept ANY auctions on PS3's or Wii's for a period of time--say, two weeks to a month from the day the respective machines went on sale in the U.S.--and THEN put the conditions on that they did.  Would that have deflated the market or cooled things off for some of these ridiculous prices/bids?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:53 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:By the way, how 'bout them Cowboys?  Did you see the look on Manning's face when Romo kneeled the ball for the last time?  My god, priceless!


    I take back all the wishy-washy feelings I had about Romo. He's the real deal!
  Manning has always struck me as a big cry-baby.  All the jumping around and gesticulating and sorry whining yesterday was really annoying..like he thinks he should get the calls because, well, he's PEYTON MANNING and has a lot of commercials on TV. And the Cowboys got one of the worst "roughing the passer" calls EVER when a defensive player TOUCHED (no exaggeration) Manning after he had thrown the ball.....I'm sure the refs are instructed to protect the face of the NFL like he's made of gold.
    I've got an idea, why don't you WIN A BIG GAME someday, Mr. Hollywood?
 As for LT, what can you say.  He's the best back I've seen since Emmitt Smith himself.  I wouldn't be surprised someday if he breaks all Emmitt's records someday, particularly the TD one.  He can score anywhere on the field, and the guy has thrown something like 5 TD passes in his career also. Just a monster player.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:33 pm 
 

might even break Jerry Rice's records (esp. TD's and yards gained) at this rate--and he's HOW old?

Also, I think I saw a number of comparisons on the trades/drafts that got LT and Philip Rivers to the Chargers--seems to me that these are those rare trades that worked out well for both sides:

:idea:  Remember, LT went #5 in the same draft as Michael Vick went #1 to Atlanta;
:idea:  And Rivers was in the trade that sent Eli Manning to the Giants (and got Shawne Merriman to the Chargers as well).

LT has made a huge impact (understatement :!: ), but Atlanta and the Giants didn't come out too bad in either case.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:47 am 
 

Apparently Peter Jackson will not be directing "The Hobbit".  That bites.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:08 am 
 

bonk! wrote:Apparently Peter Jackson will not be directing "The Hobbit".  That bites.

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I think everyone ought to boycott the movie if he doesnt direct.  That is like having someone besides James Cameron direct a Terminator sequel.  Oh wait...they already did that.  :|

But what I dont get is what is the LOTR prequel?  I would assume they would be referring to The Hobbit but the way the article is written it sounds like there is another LOTR project in the works besides The Hobbit.  Anyone know what they are referring to or is this just a reporting blunder?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:21 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
I think everyone ought to boycott the movie if he doesnt direct.  That is like having someone besides James Cameron direct a Terminator sequel.  Oh wait...they already did that.  :|

But what I dont get is what is the LOTR prequel?  I would assume they would be referring to The Hobbit but the way the article is written it sounds like there is another LOTR project in the works besides The Hobbit.  Anyone know what they are referring to or is this just a reporting blunder?


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if you have a look at the link, it refers to The Hobbit.

its keyed in for 2009 i think - IMDB has it listed for then anyway.

wingnut (jackson's company), are currently in litigation with new line anyway, so i always thought him doing the hobbit was always gonna be a long-shot anyway.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:25 pm 
 

anyway, enough talk of the hobbit.

the film you SHOULD be looking forward to is Frank Miller's 300:

Apple - Trailers - 300 - HD

go check out the trailer - this film is gonna be nothing short of incredible. by all accounts so far, its well along the track to being the film of 2007 - its out on release around March i think.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

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    I take back all the wishy-washy feelings I had about Romo. He's the real deal!
  Manning has always struck me as a big cry-baby.  All the jumping around and gesticulating and sorry whining yesterday was really annoying..like he thinks he should get the calls because, well, he's PEYTON MANNING and has a lot of commercials on TV. And the Cowboys got one of the worst "roughing the passer" calls EVER when a defensive player TOUCHED (no exaggeration) Manning after he had thrown the ball.....I'm sure the refs are instructed to protect the face of the NFL like he's made of gold.
    I've got an idea, why don't you WIN A BIG GAME someday, Mr. Hollywood?
 As for LT, what can you say.  He's the best back I've seen since Emmitt Smith himself.  I wouldn't be surprised someday if he breaks all Emmitt's records someday, particularly the TD one.  He can score anywhere on the field, and the guy has thrown something like 5 TD passes in his career also. Just a monster player.

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Well, LT did break records held by Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith in that game:  fewest games played to 100th touchdown.  Incredible.

As for Manning, he's a pussy.  I won't mention names, but a former defensive player for the Saints just moved to town.  He's been retired for many years, and lost a bunch of property during Katrina.  Anyway, his daughter plays with my daughter, and we've hung out a few times.  He was telling me what a girly-boy Peyton was as a kid.  He used to come to practice with his daddy Archie, so the guy saw a lot of him BITD.  Said he was always whining and crying.  To my surprise, Eli was apparently the tougher of the two.  Remember how Peyton threw his entire offensive line under the bus after the Colts dropped out last season?  I'm surprised they give a damn about blocking for the a-hole after that.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:39 pm 
 

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Well, LT did break records held by Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith in that game:  fewest games played to 100th touchdown.  Incredible.

As for Manning, he's a pussy.  I won't mention names, but a former defensive player for the Saints just moved to town.  He's been retired for many years, and lost a bunch of property during Katrina.  Anyway, his daughter plays with my daughter, and we've hung out a few times.  He was telling me what a girly-boy Peyton was as a kid.  He used to come to practice with his daddy Archie, so the guy saw a lot of him BITD.  Said he was always whining and crying.  To my surprise, Eli was apparently the tougher of the two.  Remember how Peyton threw his entire offensive line under the bus after the Colts dropped out last season?  I'm surprised they give a damn about blocking for the a-hole after that.


That's always been my impression of the elder Manning boy also.  Still waiting for him to win a big game....he might become like Elway some day (who had the "Can't win the big game label" his entire career until he won those two superbowls his last two years) but I won't hold my breath.  He's probably the most arrogant QB in the game today, and I was amazed when they played the Cowboys how many plays he changed at the line of scrimmage, screaming at his players, gesticulating, jumping up and down, as if he wanted everyone to know that HE was the QB and HE was going to run the play he wanted to!  Ridiculous.
 BTW, how about the season ending injury to McNabb?  Poor guy can't catch a break, he finally gets rid of TO and is having one of the best years of his career, and he tears his leg up and is out for the year.  I mean, I think it's great from a Cowboy fan standpoint and anything that hammers a stake into the Eagle's fans' hearts is great, but I respect the guy as a great player...you've got to wonder how many more of these type of injuries the guy can take before he has to retire.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:47 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:the film you SHOULD be looking forward to is Frank Miller's 300:
Apple - Trailers - 300 - HD


Saw the trailer for "300" on the big screen at the theatre the other day --it does look impressive.  Lots of sepia tone scenes (nice).  I hope the 'Persians' don't get the same PC treatment as did the Moors in "Kingdom of Heaven"...

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Badmike wrote:
    I take back all the wishy-washy feelings I had about Romo. He's the real deal!
  Manning has always struck me as a big cry-baby.  All the jumping around and gesticulating and sorry whining yesterday was really annoying..like he thinks he should get the calls because, well, he's PEYTON MANNING and has a lot of commercials on TV. And the Cowboys got one of the worst "roughing the passer" calls EVER when a defensive player TOUCHED (no exaggeration) Manning after he had thrown the ball.....I'm sure the refs are instructed to protect the face of the NFL like he's made of gold.
    I've got an idea, why don't you WIN A BIG GAME someday, Mr. Hollywood?
 As for LT, what can you say.  He's the best back I've seen since Emmitt Smith himself.  I wouldn't be surprised someday if he breaks all Emmitt's records someday, particularly the TD one.  He can score anywhere on the field, and the guy has thrown something like 5 TD passes in his career also. Just a monster player.

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Disclaimer aside - I don't know if Romo is the real deal yet, but he is certainly exciting to watch!  Sure, the team itself takes precedence, but it's great to have some players you can get excited about.  Romo is a guy I could feel good about for years.  DeMarcus Ware, Witten . . . even Julius Jones.  

I haven't been this excited about watching them play since the Glory Days (that would be the 90's for me  :D )


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:53 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:BTW, how about the season ending injury to McNabb?  


It sucks, man.  I've always been a Steelers fan, but I like the Eagles, too (mainly because they're my son's favorite team).  Without McNabb, though, it's hard to stay excited about them.  Penn State had a so-so year as well, so all-round disappointing football year for PA.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:17 pm 
 

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if you have a look at the link, it refers to The Hobbit.

its keyed in for 2009 i think - IMDB has it listed for then anyway.

wingnut (jackson's company), are currently in litigation with new line anyway, so i always thought him doing the hobbit was always gonna be a long-shot anyway.

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Actually they refer to TWO movies in the link.  The Hobbit being one and the other being the LOTR Prequel.  Yes, yes I know...The Hobbit IS the prequel to The Lord of the Rings but apparently there has been talk of something else in the works by New Line.

From Variety magazine:

Variety reported on Nov. 15 that New Line, in conjunction with MGM, were looking to produce The Hobbit and also a second prequel to the Lord of the Rings.

Jackson wrote in his email: "Several years ago, [New Line's] Mark Ordesky told us that New Line have rights to make not just The Hobbit but a second (Lord Of the Rings) prequel, covering the events leading up to those depicted in (Lord Of the Rings.) Since then, we've always assumed that we would be asked to make The Hobbit and possibly this second film, back to back, as we did the original movies.


This is the first time I have ever heard mention of more than one prequel movie being made and the way that they reported it, it wasnt going to be The Hobbit part 1 followed by The Hobbit part 2 but a completely different movie set between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring.  I have most of the History of Middle-Earth books that Christopher Tolkien edited and published after J.R.R. died and I dont remember much of any details written about between the end of The Hobbit and the beginning of the trilogy.  Seems to me that if they made this movie there would be considerably more "artistic license" than in Jackson's trilogy.

anyway, enough talk of the hobbit.

the film you SHOULD be looking forward to is Frank Miller's 300:


Hmmm...I read the graphic novel that Frank Miller did years ago.  Liked it a lot.  And I have seen the preview.  Looks like Sin City meets Spartacus. :roll:   Hopefully it will work but I think I will wait for the rental.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:51 pm 
 

well there are a load of reviews for 300 up already on aint it cool news and all of them are sparkling at the moment. i loved sin city a lot, so am really looking forward to this and of course, i love these historical scraps too, so it will be a blast for me. its got no chance of being as bad as troy or alexander, so thats a bonus already!

as for the other "prequel" yeah i heard something about that a while ago. personally, i dont think they will go for it myself. i think they might have if jackson was on board, but now that that is looking pretty unlikely, i think the idea will be shelved.

i reckon it may well be the second age era where you have elendil and gil-galad etc and the lead up to the major battle at mount doom. that would be a good story to watch, though after just looking back through notes, i dont think there is enough there to make a major film.

i would personally love to see a film about the first age, either to do with the fall of gondolin or the witch king.

but i would just be very happy to see a well-made The Hobbit.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:02 am 
 

Imagine if you would if there had been no free agency or salary cap in the 90's---I said at the time, after the second win, that these Cowboys could (barring injuries) win six or seven SB's in the '90's, and I would still stand by that statement.  (Much like the '98 Yankees were a lot of fun to follow in '98, '99, etc. and I'm not a Yankees [or Cowboys] fan!!)

Frustrating to see that Peter Jackson won't direct The Hobbit--thought he did as good a job as possible, given what he had to leave out due to time constraints, he followed the LOTR trilogy faithfully.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:49 am 
 

I believe that the working title of the "other" prequel is:

Silmarilion:  The Battle for More Cash

to be followed up by another prequel:

Ca-Ching Goes the Ring!

Or something like that.

Some suggested TV show titles:

Who Wants to Be a Ringwraith?

Bowling for Hobbits

Suvivor:  Mirkwood

MTV's The Real World - Hobbiton  (or Moria?)

Darklord Knows Best

I Love Luthien  (Beren plays in a band...Luthien always wants in.)

Uruk-Hai Theatre (Grishnakh as late night movie host.)

And, on public television:

Gaffer Gamgee Presents

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