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Why Sell Your Giant AT-ST Walker? Because Your Girlfriend Is Sick of It
Gizmodo ^ | 28SEP2013 | Eric Limer

Posted on 09/29/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

Last Saturday, we told you about how there's a gigantic AT-ST Walker for sale on Ebay right now. It's still there, but why sell such a masterpiece in the first place? Because your girlfriend is freakin' sick of having it around.

The AT-ST's owner, Martin Fillery, explained the situation to the Daily Mail:

"I think my girlfriend is starting to get a bit worried about me. I've always been a bit mad, and I love sci-fi stuff, but my spending on props is going through the roof. ...The Scout Walker is amazing, but I realised pretty quickly that it was just too big to use as on stage, so I'm selling it so I can get more toys."

Those toys he's got his eye on? A batmobile and the ambulance from Ghostbusters. Seems like something of a lateral move, but what do I know; I've never owned an AT-ST.

But the moral of the story is: she's probably right.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Humor; Science
KEYWORDS: atst; imperial; scout; starwars; walker
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1 posted on 09/29/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

He has a girlfriend?


2 posted on 09/29/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Time for a new girlfriend.

(Maybe I’m kidding)


3 posted on 09/29/2013 4:55:30 PM PDT by vladimir998
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4 posted on 09/29/2013 4:56:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: vladimir998

Read the comments at the link. Someone said the same thing!


5 posted on 09/29/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Force-whipped...
6 posted on 09/29/2013 4:56:17 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

He might as well have a circumcision right above the gonads, since the GF will bore of that soon as well (especially b/c his gonads are the size of peas).


7 posted on 09/29/2013 4:59:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: Jack Hydrazine
This sounds like the episode of The Big Bang Theory where the guys buy the full-sized prop from H. G. Wells' The Time Machine.

Penny's comment was great: "That looks like something that Elton John would drive through the Everglades".

8 posted on 09/29/2013 5:01:09 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Just came across this about The Big Bang Theory show.

This Is the Physicist Who Makes Sure That the Science on The Big Bang Theory is Accurate
http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/28/This-Is-the-Physicist-Who-Makes-Sure-That-the-Science-on-The-Big-Bang-Theory-is-Accurate/#!ky65f

The guy’s blog is great!
http://thebigblogtheory.wordpress.com/


9 posted on 09/29/2013 5:03:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Along the same vein is this - perhaps the funniest thing Conan O’Brien ever had on his show while on NBC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE


10 posted on 09/29/2013 5:05:55 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: gorush

You’re not the only one surprised: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE


11 posted on 09/29/2013 5:06:16 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The number of people who, in a Venn diagram, would intersect in the populations of “No longer want my AT-ST” and “Need $15,000” would be very small, but getting rid of it because your girlfriend is sick of it is still no excuse


12 posted on 09/29/2013 5:10:41 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: vladimir998
The best part of being single is that I can do whatever I want without listening to someone gripe about it.

And yes, that's a carburator soaking in solvent in the bathroom sink. Please don't smoke in there.

/johnny

13 posted on 09/29/2013 5:12:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Why Sell Your Giant AT-ST Walker? Because Your Girlfriend Is Sick of It

Oh, please. What's the difference between an AT-AT, an X-wing, and a girlfriend?

You can always get another girlfriend.

14 posted on 09/29/2013 5:12:58 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Heh. +1.


15 posted on 09/29/2013 5:14:55 PM PDT by Snake65
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To: 1rudeboy
Meh. I'd be more impressed if those were real.

Along with her hair.

16 posted on 09/29/2013 5:16:00 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: vladimir998

That was absolutely ruthless; I loved it. I haven’t laughed that hard in some time. Thanks.


17 posted on 09/29/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: 1rudeboy

actually it looks more like a cheap porn shot...not that I would really know.


18 posted on 09/29/2013 5:16:29 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'm with you, J. the next girlfriend will have to be pretty tolerant, or pretty well gone as far as I'm concerned.

"why yes, that's an AT-ST walker in my front yard, you got a problem with that?"

CC

19 posted on 09/29/2013 5:20:52 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I getting rid of mine too. The maneuverability is great, but with a growing family I need a smoother ride.

I’m looking to uptrade to an Imperial Walker or possibly will consider a Battle Mech Atlas.

Hurry - this deal won’t last.


20 posted on 09/29/2013 5:22:17 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It would make a fair deer stand but for what they want for it, no.


21 posted on 09/29/2013 5:26:28 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 1rudeboy

Probably the one on the left .... after an all nighter attempt by the one on the right!!!!


22 posted on 09/29/2013 5:45:20 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (A civilian forece funded and equal to the military ... Obama/DHS & Hitler/Gestapo)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Looks like he’s going to keep the tardis...(in the background in one of the pictures at the link).


23 posted on 09/29/2013 5:46:46 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Utilizer

Hey! Fake blondes with fake body parts need millionaires, too!


24 posted on 09/29/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JRandomFreeper; Jack Hydrazine
My brother had one of these when he was single, living in an apartment:

He began dating, became engaged, and subsequently married, then eventually
bought a house with his new bride.

On moving day, it went right on the fireplace mantle in the living room. That
lasted all of about 43 seconds.

25 posted on 09/29/2013 5:56:48 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala
It's beautiful...
26 posted on 09/29/2013 6:14:20 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
AT-AT Day Afternoon
27 posted on 09/29/2013 6:21:11 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It looks like he has a Tardis as well in one of the pictures.


28 posted on 09/29/2013 6:26:36 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: 1rudeboy
As a very famous millionaire is reputed to have said:

"Even dirty old men need love". *grin*

29 posted on 09/29/2013 6:32:44 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Extra points to anyone who recognizes the blue object in this photo:


30 posted on 09/29/2013 6:36:06 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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Pfft! Oh, please. ‘What is a “Tardis” ‘.


31 posted on 09/29/2013 6:46:16 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I went to the website and still don’t know what a AT-ST Walker is. Or why anyone would buy one.


32 posted on 09/29/2013 6:48:48 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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>> And yes, that’s a carburator soaking in solvent in the bathroom sink.

Baked the front springs in the oven.


33 posted on 09/29/2013 6:50:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Disambiguator

It looks smaller on the outside!


34 posted on 09/29/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Gene Eric

You did powder coat in the oven?

My instructions said absolutely not to so I got a junk one just to do powder coat.


35 posted on 09/29/2013 6:52:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: nascarnation

Wanted to reduce the coil height. Nothing like have a fully compressed spring in the oven. Not something I’d now recommend doing. I was a kid at the time.


36 posted on 09/29/2013 6:59:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Oh that’s ok. Just a little residual dirt burning off.
Now the powder coat has some nasty burnoff that they say will be “not good” for the next casserole you bake in there.


37 posted on 09/29/2013 7:01:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Fzob
This is an AT-ST.


38 posted on 09/29/2013 7:03:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

soaking in solvent in the sink???

dude! that’s what Tupperware is for

(plus if you put the lid on the solvent wont evaporate and you can shake it to get better cleaning)


39 posted on 09/29/2013 7:04:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: nascarnation

Definitely an old oven for coating.


40 posted on 09/29/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Fzob

Here it is in Star Wars: Return of The Jedi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ri_RobRe6g


41 posted on 09/29/2013 7:04:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Does it work? I’ll buy it


42 posted on 09/29/2013 7:05:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

No, but this one does.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbKVuHTJgg8


43 posted on 09/29/2013 7:06:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Mr. K

You could make a walker costume for a child.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I9v0EdhwlM

Someone did go to the trouble of making one for an adult.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvkeJCIa-P0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkCDQrtfRVU


44 posted on 09/29/2013 7:14:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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Note to girlfriend:
“you don’t own me. if you ever deign to tell me what to do with my money, time or intrude on the simple pleasures of life like heli-boarding, solo hiking, surfing, sky diving or anything else like wanting me ti divest myself of that which I worked hard to get, know this; You’re Fired!!!”.

No hard feelings and I’m jealous of that bass terd.

I want one of them things.

Tho if the Batmobile became available and my budget allowed I’d rather have that.


45 posted on 09/29/2013 7:17:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ShadowAce

Can’t he just a small room into a starship bridge or space fighter simulator?

I think I just inspired myself.

lol


46 posted on 09/29/2013 7:19:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Smokin' Joe; KevinDavis

That TARDIS could be the outhouse


47 posted on 09/29/2013 7:22:27 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Rodamala

Jubba the butt!!!..

LOL!


48 posted on 09/29/2013 7:24:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

The Batmobile did show up at DragonCon 2011 parade.
You see it here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYDrwujtV2A
at around the 2:49 mark.


49 posted on 09/29/2013 7:36:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Mr. K

Here’s an AT-AT costume that takes two people to operate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI66dHsvv74


50 posted on 09/29/2013 7:38:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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