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    Your best eBay finds

    like I said in the PS2 DVD thread, I got a Toshiba DVD player for $25. It was listed at such a low price because the seller apparently thought that it was broken beyond repair (The audio was gone, the disc skipped after about 3 minutes and the LCD panel wasn't working). I did a google search and found out several people who had the same problem with theirs and the fix for it, which invovled 3 $.99 capacitors from Radio Shack and someone who can solder (my uncle). So for $28 I got a $100+ DVD player (priced the same exact model at Sears and Circuit City) and it works perfectly (even had the remote/manual and duracell batteries)
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    Futurama ends

    I actually like Futurama but its not even close to the Simspons on the timeline (Season wise..ie, the 3rd Season of Simpsons vs the 3rd Season of Futurama) And it was a hard show to get into since most of the time the eps got shifted around and what not because of football. Had Fox cared about it enough, they could have moved it to another timeslot. Same goes for Family Guy. Thursday night was probably the worst night to put that on. And lately, aside from 24, Fox has been nothing but crap. And their fall lineup looks like more crap. Fox is eventually going to have the problems that ABC had once Millionaire fizzled out when American Idol/Joe Millionaire fizzle (probably 1 more AI and 2 more JM's). Their ratings were significantly bouyed by those two shows and they didn't do anything to get new shows this fall, they just decided to rehash them both again for another year.
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    The Kane Storyline

    I think that they need to work Taker into it. Perfect World: Taker runs in and costs Kane the match vs RVD at Summerslam. Kane beats the hell out of them both in retaliation. Kane vs Taker at Unforgiven, with Kane beating the hell out of Taker, injuring him and knocking him out of competition for a few months. Kane goes on to win the Title. Taker comes back and wins the Royal Rumble. Taker vs Kane at Mania, with Taker winning and then announcing his retirement, vacating the title and setting up a Tourney for the belt. Of course, I know some people will not like the idea of Kane/Taker as half of Mania XX's Main Event, but you get Angle/Lesnar as the other half and it would sure beat HHH vs ??? for the title at this point right now.
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    DDP and Kim Page in new movie

    Kimberly was in Seabiscut? Odd casting.
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    quick question about unisntalling...

    Im thinking about doing the same thing, and I was going to backup all my programs and stuff to CD-RWs. However, for some stupid reason my CD-RW drive has crapped out on me so Im not gonna get to do it unless I can figure out why my drive is screwed up.
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    I need to vent some heat

    When I was going to and from Charleston for College over the last couple years, I used to dread taking I-95 through North Carolina. The speed limit is 75 through North Carolina. But of course, the speed limit is 75, people would go about 90 (closer to 100 at night it seemed). And over about 8 trips, I think I saw at most 5 cars pulled over and probably close to double that number in accidents just in NC alone.
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    24: Season 3~!

    I've read a couple reports elsewhere that pretty much came out and said that the stuff about Kim was true. Spoiler (Highlight to Read): And I can understand the Kim becoming a lesbian, somewhat. But Kim working at CTU is just plain stupid.
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    A question concerning

    someone said something about a PS2.5, its actually the PSX (not to be confused with the original acronym for the original Playstation) I think they did improve the DVD stuff, and theres also a TV Tuner/Tivo Like device (I think 40 hours) and a couple of other enhancements. Its also a metalicy white color. From what I've heard, Sony will be marketing it towards high end electronics consumers so it probably will be closer to $500. I'd just stick with a regular PS2. A note about DVD players and pricing. I got a really nice Toshiba DVD player for 25 bucks on Ebay. Thing regularly sold for over 100. The main reason it sold so low is because the person sold it like it was broken and would be expensive to repair. However I did a search online and found that it would only require 3 $.99 parts from Radio shack and someone who knows how to solder parts on the board. Works absolutely perfect now. Previously I had a cheapo APEX that I got for $50 two Christmas' ago with money I got for Christmas prior to Christmas, but its pretty basic. Now all I need is a TV that supports all the neat features my DVD player has and Im set (progressive scan for instance..)
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    Hogan Not In HCTP

    Think of all the screaming teenage girls who will buy the game thinking hes in it only to be disappointed. I predict they will be the leading contributor to the returns of the game. On a side note, I wonder if any version will have Matt Hardy's entrance/Matt Facts. They could probably set it up so its Matt (insert comparison) than (Insert Opponent here).
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    Angle vs Lesnar, 6man elimination

    I seriously doubt Angle/Lesnar will happen at Summerslam, although I have no idea what other match they could do.
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    The ONE and ONLY fantasy football thread

    I'll be glad to change it. I was just going by what the settings are in the Yahoo league, which are: Passing Yards (50 yards per point) Rushing Yards (20 yards per point) Reception Yards (20 yards per point) Return Yards (30 yards per point) Those are roughly what we used last year as well if I remember correctly. But I'll be glad to change em. Theres also bonus point set ups (WR's can get a set number of bonus points for getting over say, 100 yards recieving, RB can get bonus points for 100 yards rushing, and so on..) I didn't apply them because I have no idea what a fair amount of points as a bonus (or the yardage levels) would be.
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    Smart Marks Fantasy Baseball League?

    Im gonna rename the Shorebirds to the Gobblers (I got Jimmy Gobble)
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    The ONE and ONLY fantasy football thread

    One cool thing is I can split the draft up over a couple days if need be. You can draft the first couple rounds and then finish up whenever (IE do the first couple rounds all at once and then finish up by doing the rest whenever) If you had the next pick, all you'd have to do is IM me and I could unlock the players so you could draft and then close it again. The 24th as a target date for the draft gives plenty of time to finish the draft up if we go that route. Plus, we can draft whenever we want, all I have to do is unblock the players. And Im going to put names in a hat to draw out to get a random order for the draft since it doesn't do that for me. I'll do that ASAP after the league fills to give people some time to form a strategy for the draft.
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    Batman SE: DVD rumor, so take it as you may...

    I'll buy the Batman Forever DVD just because of Jim Carey and I figured they would do a SE of it so I opted not to buy the barebones version out now. As for the original, it looks like a pretty good set.
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    first pic of garfield

    Who's Lyman? I'm hardly a huge Garfield fan, but I read the strip amongst the others whenever I read the comics (which isn't every day, but at least several times a week), and I've never even seen that name mentioned. Which is probably why it won't make it into the story; adaptations have to appeal to the widest audience, and thus casual fans (such as myself, though I wouldn't call myself a fan because I don't like the script, I just read it often anyway). Lyman- He was orginally Odie's owner and Jon's roommate. He mysteriously left the comic in 1983 leaving Odie behind and hasn't been mentioned since. Some people think that Davis drew him out of the comic to avoid any ties between Jon and Lyman, if you get the drift. And thats a pic of Liz the Vet from the Comic.
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    first pic of garfield

    The Vet should be played by janine garofalo. And I think they need to make sure they eat at Irma's Diner. And maybe they could answer the age old question: What happened to Lyman? Man, they could easily work that in as well. Lyman comes back and gets Odie and everyone had forgotten that Odie was Lyman's dog originally before he just up and disappeared so they think he got dognapped. Smart I tell ya!
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    Hogan Not In HCTP

    For what it matters, Wrestlemania 19 has Hogan.
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    The ONE and ONLY fantasy football thread

    Im hoping that they implement a live draft option. Im gonna post on the forum in the thread about it (probably tomorrow) and see how its going. We only need 8 more teams. I was hoping that we could get 12 teams but if we cant we could make do with 10 or 8 in a worst case scenario.
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    Anyone know the value of a Barry Zito Autograph?

    Why would Zito sign a Boston Program?
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    The One & Only Cock Shots Thread

    I spent 2 years in SC... Thats all you're gonna get out of me. And its good to know that theres at least one benefit to all my hair falling out..
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    first pic of garfield

    I read the comic online every day (in color every day as opposed to just color on sundays..) For some reason the CGI Garfield looks a bit too hairy. The Heathcliff one looks stupid though. It looks pretty bad for CGI.
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    The One and Only TSM NFL preview thread!

    They signed Wuerffel and dumped Brad Banks. That should indicate the QB situation in Washington pretty clearly. Ramsey>Rob Johnson>Wawful
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    The ONE and ONLY fantasy football thread

    Ok heres the initial deal on what I was "working on" - Its a keeper league (I don't know how many players can get the keeper designation right now..) -12 Teams (Well, 11 now) - I set up scoring as follows(I can also change it if something doesn't suit that well): --- Scoring: Normal Scoring (Offense) 6 pts for each passing TD 6 pts for each receiving TD 6 pts for each rushing TD 1 pt(s) for each 50 yard passing clip 1 pt(s) for each 25 yard receiving clip 1 pt(s) for each 20 yard rushing clip 3 pt(s) for a field goal between 0 and 39 yards 3.5 pt(s) for a field goal between 39 and 49 yards 4 pt(s) for a field goal between 50 and 70 yards 1 pt(s) for each extra point from your kicker 1 – 17 pts for defense: If your defense holds the opponent to < 17 points, then take 17 – the opponent’s score 6 pts for each special team / defense TD 2 pt(s) for each 2 pt conversion for every player involved 2 pt(s) for each fumble recovery 2 pt(s) for each interception 1 pt(s) for each defensive sack 2 pt(s) for each defensive safety Losing Points Minus 2 pt(s) for each fumble by your specific player Minus 2 pt(s) for each interception by your specific player Minus 2 pt(s) for each missed field goal Minus 1 pt(s) for each missed extra point Minus 1 pt for each point your defense gives up over 27 Roster: No more than 18 players on your roster Starters (Active roster) 1 QB 2 RB 2 WR 1 TE 1 K 1 Defense 3 Flex -Theres Conference Functionality (IE 2 6 team divisions), woith head to head play, although thats a con for me personally (see cons below). Supposedly there is some playoff functionality that will be in place as well. -Stats are provided Monday and Tuesday mornings, but not at any specific guaranteed time. This is not that worse than yahoo when you don't pay for the stat tracker so its not that big of a deal. -Theres a full waiver wire set up in place and you can make trades as well. -Standings and everything of the like are totally automated. -A seperate message board we can post on. -Site loads pretty well since it isn't used by that many people. There are a few cons that could work themselves out or not - -The draft is going to be interesting if they don't implement a live draft. Right now I have it set to prevent people from picking up people right now. If the live draft isn't set up by say, the 24th or so, we'll probably have to do an AIM draft and I will have to trust people to not draft more than 1 person per round. -Its not that flashy. I had originally thought that a lot more stuff was customizable, but it turned out not to be. I do however like the potential and I think that the people who are doing it are very good at it and are trying to make the site better. - I dont know what the turnaround time will be on added players to the rosters. They seem up to date as of now though. - Unlike yahoo where you can get free info about the players, you'll have to get that from other places. -I have to set up the head to head schedule for the whole season. I was thinking I can set up some team pages on Geocities. Where its a keeper league and we'll have the same basic few teams/owners over the next couple of years (hopefully anyway) we could keep track of the history of the league and whatnot. Im not sure if this is the answer to making the league more competitive and avoiding people who bail out, but if they iron out a few problems I would say that it is not as bad as yahoo and the fact that its free and offers a keeper league are two big plusses. http://www.cosg.net/ff/join.asp League Name: The Smart Marks FFL Password: andykaufman You can join and check it out, and if you can post how you like it. We only need 11 teams so basically its first come first serve.
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    The ONE and ONLY fantasy football thread

    Im working on a seperate league that might be able to have keeper designations. Its also a lot more customizable than Yahoo, and its still free. I'll keep everyone updated as I might just say screw it and not bother.
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    What's the worst thing you've ever done?

    I feel stupid. The worst thing I've ever done was get suspended in 3rd grade for insubordination to a teacher. It was extremely stupid situation though so I don't really feel that bad about it, but its sad fact of my life #22 - the only time I've been any sort of serious trouble. My 3rd English teacher teacher (who I hated, partially because she made fun of stuff I did like the poems/limericks I wrote and the like) told everyone to get under their desks to read a book (I forget what book). I try to get under my desk but I can't fit (The Desks were real low). So I went and got back in my chair. She yelled and told me to get under my desk. I tried to tell her that I didn't fit and she said that if everyone else fit I would as well. So I tried to get under my desk, and it ended with me somehow knocking over all the empty desks in the back (my desk was the last desk in a row) when I hit my head on the bottom of the desk. Even better was the fact that on one of the desks in the back was a cage thing with butterflies in it (I never understood why it was in the room to begin with). She thought I did it on purpose and used the intercom thing to buzz the principle who came in, yanked me up from the floor (I hadn't moved) and drug me out of the class while everyone else was either laughing or chasing down butterflies. In the principle's office I tried to explain that I wouldn't fit but he wouldn't buy that as a reason why I managed to knock over 10 desks and disrupt the class. I got 3 days suspension for the little incident and I had to buy a new cage and butterflies since some of them got free and flew away or died. My mother came in the next day and tried to figure out why the teacher was having kids sit under desks to read but that never became anything although my mother did call my teacher a "Hippy Bitch" to her face (she wore all these dresses from the 70's and had a daughter in the 5th grade who dressed the same and had some wierd name like moonflower or something. She almost got arrested and probably would have been had there not been kids around. Moral of the story..Don't be 3 inches taller than the average 3rd grader.