Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ha-Ha, We're STILL Nerds

...and that's only about 10% of the Junk.

OK, the purpose of this post is..

1. To keep Blogger from dropping this page due to inactivity.
2. To make the not-so-subtle point that we actually went out (See lower right row of DVD's) and bought the Original Theatrical Releases.
3. To avoid the discomfort of trying to re-enter the Blogging World with a Really Funny Post by instead introducing a Really Stupid Contest.

Here it is...

How many Items in the above Pic can you Identify?
Click on it. Zoom in. Push those Taped-up Glasses back on your nose, get that Spiderman pen out of your pocket protector and get to it.

The Winner will receive a Semi-Fabulous Prize....


Blogger midnight mama said...

Um...I can't click on the picture. Sick. Very sick. I'll take a guess anyway. Is it...stuff from Star Trek?

7:55 PM  
Blogger Reinman said...

I'm exempt, I presume.

I don't own them yet (I will eventually, of course) so I have a question. Was it a quality transfer (THXed, surround sound, all that) or did Georgy stick it to the fans again?

And does Star Wars say "A New Hope" or is it Star Wars? How orignial are these "original" edition DVDs?


8:13 PM  
Blogger Colonel Havoc said...

No, you are not exempt. We were kinda counting on you to be the only participant. (Well, maybe Issac.)

As far as "How Original", (This will get a bit technical for non-nerds, so bear with us) I have the DVD's placed at c. December of 1977.
That is, they still don't say "A New Hope" (That's good), but they were already edited from the original May 1977 version in that You don't hear the troopers saying, "Close the Blast doors..." (That's bad...)

One really funny side note. If you do get or watch these, check out the first 20 or so soldiers on each side of the throne room scene as Luke, Han, and Chewie walk in. Because of 4:3 ratios, we hadn't seen the sides of this frame since the original theater release. We laughed out heads off. That alone, was worth the price.

Also, the DVD's do come with an additional disc that has the "Special Editions" on it, so if you never bought them, you essentially get them for free now. I think George is still conviced they are better and if we just compare them side by side, he thinks we will agree with him.

BTW, as far as viewing the zpoomed in picture, I guess the best method is to right-click on it, save it to your computer, and then view and zoom using windows picture viewer.


6:27 AM  
Blogger midnight mama said...

Woah, you are more of a nerd than I thought.

Right clicking and saving requires unnecessary work. On non-nerdy blogs, a reader can simply click and it will display in a bigger size.

You didn't think my Star Trek comment was funny? Craig and I LOLed about that one.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Colonel Havoc said...

Yes, BTW I DID laugh at your trek comment!

I need to learn how to make my pictures a "link" rather than just a display. That way, they can be clicked on...


9:13 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Well, usually, if you use the blogger upload images, it'll let you click it to make it bigger. Unless I'm mistaken. I laughed really hard when you said "Nerdom" in one of the previous comments, because I totally used that word in my autobiography for english.

tootles! ;)

2:11 PM  
Blogger the devine one said...

i'm too lazy to save it.
no prize for me.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Reinman said...

My entry is complete, but it's three pages long in Microsoft Word.

I'll e-mail it to you as an attachment, and you can do what you want with it.

Good post and comments.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Kranny said...

Why do I have a feeling the semi-fabulous prize is the "Special Edition" DVDs??

10:15 AM  
Blogger JC said...

Thanks to Netfilx, I'm a Star Trek TNG widow. So when you become serious about the Star Treck stuff, I might have a chance.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Isaac said...

"(Well, maybe Issac.)"

I saw the full-sized picture within about 5 minutes of your post thanks to my handy-dandy RSS reader, but figured I didn't stand a chance against the Reinman. So I didn't even try.

That said, The Prize seems pretty sweet...

4:51 PM  

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