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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: RIP: Amanda Peterson on: Today at 12:44:11 AM


That is way too young to die. She was great in Can't Buy Me Love, and back in the day I had a crush on her from that movie.  Sad


-AJ
2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Most Anticipated Books for 2015 on: June 18, 2015, 09:51:44 PM


I picked up Finders Keepers by Stephen King at my library, and I'm about 120 pages into it. So far so good.


-AJ

3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 17, 2015, 07:37:35 PM
I turn 36 today, so I probably straddle the old guy/young guy line. And I don't play a ton of video games, but I did grow up with them.
As far as movies go, CG or practical I don't care which just as long as they are good.
I've seen shitty CGI and I've seen laughable practical effects.


 Shocked, Adam! I hope you had a good one.


-AJ

4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 17, 2015, 09:55:55 AM

 Shocked, Ron!


I believe Craig is contracted for one more Bond film after, SPECTRE.


-AJ

5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 15, 2015, 07:27:47 PM
A lot of people flock to fast food joints, too, but that doesn't mean they have good food.  Tongue

 You better not be talking smack about my Taco Bell, dude. Angry


I worked at a Taco Bell as a teen. I loved to make my own food there for lunch. My favorite being the Burrito Supreme, extra sour cream and guacamole. Though not long before I quit, they switched over from cooking the beans in house in a huge pressure cooker, and cooking huge pans of fresh ground beef, to making it all instant. The first time I had to rehydrate beans I knew they would never taste quite the same again. I can't eat at 99% of the fast food places these days since I found out I had celiac disease nearly ten years ago, and can't tolerate gluten. So, I'd love to try Taco Bell again and see if the flavor has any resemblance to what it used to be, but no can do. It's probably a blessing and a curse.


-AJ




6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 14, 2015, 03:53:03 PM


I think Chris Pratt is awesome, and I don't believe that Gaurdians Of The Galaxy is an overrated film. That movie was a whole popcorn tub of fun. I, and I believe most of the movie going public had not heard much about these obscure comic characters before they burst onto the summer movie scene last year. It was the great surprise of last summer, and I can't wait for the sequel. I think Pratt has a great career in movies ahead of him, and that probably includes a few more dinosaur flicks.


-AJ

7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Terry Brooks' Running With Demons on: June 13, 2015, 04:43:06 PM


No interest on this end. I read The Sword of Shannara when I was young and enjoyed it, but couldn't make it through any of his other books.


-AJ
8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Obligatory Jurassic World Thread on: June 13, 2015, 04:40:58 PM


From the looks of the box office numbers, a whole lot of people have been seeing it. My wife and I plan on seeing it soon. We both really enjoy Chris Pratt, so we're expecting to have a good time with it.


-AJ

9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Christopher Golden's Tin Men on: June 13, 2015, 04:36:26 PM


Golden is by all accounts a real good guy, and I want to like his writing more than I actually do. I tried Wildwood Road, but never made it to the end. Later on down the road I tried one of his Hellboy novels and couldn't even get a quarter of the way into it. The last one I tried of his, was actually a collaboration with Tim Lebbon, and I didn't get very far on that one either. I've come to the conclusion that Golden's writing just isn't for me, but I wish him much continued sucess.

-AJ
10  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: RIP: Mary Ellen Trainor on: June 08, 2015, 07:50:25 PM


She was all over the place in the eighties. I remember her fondly for her role in Goonies. Wow, 62 seems way too young to die. Fuck cancer!



-AJ
11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: A question for ebay sellers about ebay's Global Shipping program? on: June 07, 2015, 09:51:27 AM
I avoid sellers who use the program. You still need to mail the book to the middle man who then opens the box and repackages it and slaps a customs slip on it. You save whatever time it takes for you to fill out a customs form. I don't see any other benefits.

The downside is your listing appears more expensive (buyers can view the import fee for the item, even if it's arbitrary or your item is priced low enough that it wouldn't even be charged one) and you still run the risk of your book being damaged in process.

I've bought three books using Global Shipping and when the third book arrived beat to shit I decided to avoid sellers who use it. The seller could've spent the additional three minutes to fill out the form himself and pack it the way he wanted. I would've had a fine book and he would've made a decent profit. Instead we both had to deal with the refund bs and he now has a book in less than fine shape.

I admit the program makes total sense for high end tickets. If I was to buy a $5000 guitar, Id use it without a second thought because there would be import fees anyway. For books cheaper than $100 and even between $100-200, it's not worth it.

I'm watching a lettered edition of Lost Tribe by Gene O'Neill on eBay. BIN is $79.99, import charges $14.88. Here's the punchline: for this item there would be no import charges and the seller just made his book almost $15 more expensive.


Yeah, I figured it was too good to be true from a sellers point of view. I don't need the hassle. Thanks for your input.


-AJ

12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: A question for ebay sellers about ebay's Global Shipping program? on: June 07, 2015, 09:49:23 AM
There're so many problems/hassles/etc. with international shipping that I exclude anything other than U.S. addresses from my sales -- so I'm afraid I can't be of any help.  If eBay is somehow making it easier and cheaper, that's gotta be a good thing, though.

Ron, I exclude anything other than U.S. shipping as well, for the same reasons you mentioned. I was just hoping that the Global Shipping Program was some godsend that could boost sales. and not just another problem ridden process. Though it sounds like it's not. It's just that sales on ebay have dwindled so much, and I have a lot of things to get rid of, that I'd rather not just drop off at Goodwill, because I could use the money as well. Oh, well. Luckily I still have a few used book store options near enough that pay cash for books, but they are very selective these days, and as a last resort I can take them to Half Price Books and get pennies on the dollar for them.


-AJ

13  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: A Head Full of Ghosts on: June 05, 2015, 10:53:34 PM


I'm in the queue for this book at my library, with double digit numbers ahead of me. I'm glad to hear it's a good read.


-AJ
14  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Shoeless Joe on: June 05, 2015, 10:41:48 PM

I'm definitely not a fan of baseball, but I did enjoy Field Of Dreams. NFL football is the only sport I've ever been interested in, and even my love for that has waned over the past ten years or so. I'll probably skip Shoeless Joe, but for anyone interested in the further writings of W.P. Kinsella, the great small press publisher Tachyon Publications has this book available...https://tachyonpublications.com/product/best-w-p-kinsella/



-AJ
15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / A question for ebay sellers about ebay's Global Shipping program? on: June 05, 2015, 10:28:16 PM


Hey all, I was curious if anyone here that regularly sells on ebay has used their fairly new Global Shipping Program? And if so, how has it been working out for you? Is it the best thing since sliced bread, or are there quite a few hiccups in the process?


-AJ
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