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  1. You think Star Trek: The Motion Picture was bad in the theater?  Try being 10 years old and being brought to Dune at 8PM.

    1. IntelliMission


      The only I-shouldn't-be-watching-this-movie moment in my childhood was when my mom brought me to Batman in 1989 (PG13, I was 9). The violence was not much more than the DC comic books I was reading at the time, but seeing it on the screen was different. I vividly remember "the taste of cool violence" when the Joker was killing people for fun.


      Dune is kind of scary even for some adults and I found it disturbing the times I watched it on the TV as a kid, so watching it at 10 years old on the big screen must have been a traumatic experience.


      As a kid, I don't think my parents ever brought me to a movie that was too complex or without enough action. In retrospective, it would have been cool.

    2. thanatos


      Oh, I don't mean trauma or scariness, that stuff I thought was neat.  Most of the movie was so slowly paced I slept for at least half of it.

    3. doctorclu


      Didn't see Dune in the theaters.  Hope to remedy that with the next Dune movie.  :D

  2. Years ago, at a Dave & Busters, my wife had spent all but 1000 of her tickets.

    "Anything else?"

    And then she said "I would like 100 rubber snakes."

    They had to go back and get another box, and count them out.  It was hilarious.

  3. Ever need a 'Come to Jesus meeting' of plastic lids to matching containers because half of each are missing?  Yeah, first world problems.


    I just wanted to put some leftovers in the fridge and it took 3 tries.

    1. GoldLeader


      Hehaa!  All the time!     Seems like something that would be easy huh?

    2. carlsson


      Ah, the story about how Jesus fed 5000 people with five loafs of bread and two fishes, and had plastic containers ready to put away the leftovers.

  4. I have a brief cameo in the latest Kent Rollins youtube video.  But even the few here that have actually met me might not even spot it.

    1. GoldLeader


      Awesome!   Now,  I don't know who that is...At first speed read,  I thought it said Kenny Loggins, but then I read it again even quicker, and came up with Henry Rollins...So I read it regular speed instead of trying to get through it in .04 nanoseconds and thought Cool!  Who's Kent Rollins?   (heh)

    2. SlidellMan


      You're talking about that cowboy chef, right?

    3. thanatos


      @SlidellMan Yup!  His recipes always look amazing.  I got to meet him and his wife, and try the food in person.  They are the nicest people you could imagine.


  5. Haven't turned on my PS2 for about 3 years until tonight, and the clock had the right date and was only 30 minutes slow.

    And I bought it new.

    1. Charlie Cat

      Charlie Cat

      Such a fantastic unit the PS2 is thanatos. It's one of my favorite units of all time. 8^)

  6. I should probably clean out my office more often.  I just found a CompUSA corporate credit card, from a company I quit in 1999.

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      At least it's not a Diner's Club card!

  7. The Astley Paradox: If you ask Rick Astley for a DVD of the movie “Up”, he will not give it to you because he is Never Gonna Give You Up. However by not giving you Up, even though you asked for it, he is letting you down.

    1. GoldLeader


      The science is sound.

    2. Keatah


      The sound of silence in preferable.

    3. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      He'll probably offer to compromise and watch it with you, since otherwise he'd desert you.

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  8. Got my tetanus shot today.  Looking forward to being able to step on rusty nails again.

  9. Not my necrobump, but I laughed hard.  And it looks like someone made an account just to do so.



    1. GoldLeader


      Haaaa!  Fun stuff...I decided to vote...No!  It's worth Way more than $50!! 


      Believe it or not someone threw out some games/DVDs when they moved (Air Force guy-reassigned), and my friend found them in the trash.  He gave me everything he didn't want.   Right on top was a copy of Earthbound!  It was worth at least $90 loose back then!

  10. According to chemistry, alcohol is a solution.

    1. Rogerpoco


      OK, @BydoEmpire -

      That was likely where I initially heard it, probably in and around when I was studying mixtures in nursing school, realized that it was , in fact, "correct", tho a "silly".

      Ozzy has all the answers.

    2. atari2600land


      "to alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." -Homer Simpson

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  11. The Sea is reversed. S.S. Itari is mixed up and blind.

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    2. Pipercub


      Grew up on HBO in the early 80's so Midnight Madness, Beastmaster, and Fandango are etched into my brain for life.

    3. GoldLeader


      Sounds like I've got another classic to look up,  Thanks!!

    4. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      Definitely a goofy, fun "guilty pleasure" sort-of film. I reviewed it some years ago: http://cheeptech.com/arcade/reviews/midrev/middvd.html

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  12. I was at the liquor store in the Scotch aisle.  A woman next to me takes out her phone and says "OK Google - Call my baby daddy."


    There's no punchline.  I just kinda chuckled and thought "WTF".

    1. Cafeman


      I wish she'd stop calling me! 

    1. ClassicGMR
    2. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Why would anyone want to sell the greatest console ever made, with so many exclusive games?


      *I am not a Fartari-made AI or marketing department intern

    3. digdugnate


      haha- not me!  (I live in SW MO)

  13. Gave someone a Christmas miracle.  Found a drivers license on the ground at an ATM, and their address was only a mile away, so I hand delivered it.

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      "SCORE! Now I can go buy booze with this ID!"


      ....then I remember I came of age to drink 16 years ago.

    2. thanatos


      I didn't even look at the birthdate.  It was a younger person, and it was pretty apparent the dad was the one answering the door.  Needless to say he was shocked and very thankful.

  14. %$^&^*#@#.  I think our furnace is about to die.  Guess I know what I'm buying for Christmas.  Whee.


    Edit for clarity-

    No, I am not hinting for donations of any kind.  Just pissed off and ranting!

    1. masschamber


      look on the bright side, your heating bill should end up lower

    2. thanatos


      Probably not much, sadly.  The heating bill in winter is half what the AC summer cost is.  But maybe this will help with that too.

    3. desiv


      Ours would just randomly lock up from time to time.  Needed a reset.  Had it repaired a few times, but it never fixed it.  Was just old.  We did the reset method for years.. ;-)   Finally replaced it last year...  The newer ones are much more efficient, so that is nice.  But of course, it will take ages to offset the cost of a new one.  But that wasn't the driver to replace it, just a nice benefit.  Good luck!

  15. Taking donations to get a new bike for our child.


    Wait - My wife wants a 2021 Ford Bronco.  Close enough I guess.  Gofundme link to follow.

  16. So I showed my wife the Jaguar Game Drive cart and explained what it does.


    "So, you can get rid of all those carts then?"


    Uh.  Shit.

  17. Preparing to put the turkey in the brine.  Then tomorrow it goes on the Weber.

  18. Had a big-toe nail removed today because it was ingrown.  Just in case anyone is interested.  :D

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    2. Atarian7


      I had a big toe nail removed because it was ingrown on both sides.  But the doctor missed part of the root so it halfway grew back on one side.

    3. VectorGamer


      You don't have to have the whole nail removed. I had just the sides cut out where they chronically grow into the skin. Then had the chemical burns just to those spots so that part of the nail never grows back. I have not had any problems since I had the procedure.

    4. thanatos


      My doc recommended removal, cutting the bad part would probably have just let it do it over again later.


      And as for @CPUWIZ - I did take a picture, but no, not going to send that one to anybody.  :D

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  19. After bluejay's updates, I'm thinking I should go back to that electronics store and buy out the rest of the DB19 connectors.  They close for good tomorrow.  There were about 5 M/F pairs in the bin.

    I might be able to retire!

  20. Woo, just saw I made 2000 posts.  Let's party!


    -edit, lets take the suggestion from @cvga but party like it's Back in '89!

    1. thanatos


      It's about quality, not quantity!

    2. cvga


      Awesome but can we party like it was 1999?

    3. Atarian7


      "I got your crack pipe , bitch" 

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  21. I discovered my favorite local electronics surplus shop is closing for good at the end of the month.  So I bought two parallel Zip drives I don't even need, because to help I guess?

    1. Keatah


      Still have my parallel and usb zip drives. They're an integral component of my vintage computing experience from back then!

    2. CPUWIZ


      Me too, have an internal IDE one as well.

    3. jaybird3rd


      I still have my Zip drives, too; a bunch of 100MB drives (internal and external) and an internal 750MB drive, with plenty of media for both.


      (I wonder if Zip is more reliable than flash drives for long-term backups of small files?  I know Zip had some quality control problems, but I seem to recall that was early on.)

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  22. Wow, I just 'liked' a 16 year old comment because I didn't notice it was a necro-bump.  That's a new one!



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    2. BydoEmpire


      That happens all the time to me. I'm just not in the habit of checking the OP date - if the thread is a the top of the forum and it looks relevant I'll check it out.

    3. carlsson


      At first I read "I just liked a 16 year old" and pondered if she's a bit too young. 😛

    4. thanatos


      Oh yeah, now I remember, there were likes, it was the new smiley reactions that are fairly new.

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  23. One thing I don't like about this new online touchless delivery crap is tipping in advance.  If they know, do they care less?  More?  I think delivery folks would also prefer getting cash.

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    2. GoldLeader


      I somehow missed the last sentence, haha...  A)  Tips are Great!    B)  Big tips are Really Great!   C)  Cash tips Rule!    D)  I am not at liberty to say why...

    3. thanatos


      @GoldLeader As to part D - I did not give any particular reason why cash tips may or may not be preferred.  ;)

    4. GoldLeader


      Kinda funny,  I'll often get, like a 4 or 5 dollar tip in quarters!   And for some reason there was this house that ordered about 3-4 times in One Week, and each time paid for about $40 (of cheese steaks, hot dogs, pierogies etc.) ALL in quarters!  They give me a bag of quarters and say there's $45 there.  Yay!  I don't count it til later...Once it was $44.75  Close enough, Yay!

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  24. How does Publishers Clearinghouse still have  sweepstakes ads when nobody buys magazines anymore?

    1. GoldLeader


      Years ago, I once tried to sign up Just for the sweepstakes online and it was a bigger joke than that crap they used to send out in the mail.  It's like tangent after tangent,   You're caught in a downpour of torrential ads trying to get your attention, because they think you'll eventually click on just one.  I also remember some of those same type of ads spammed up Amazon's M-Turk system too.  You were supposed to get paid (to test their system) just by clicking to get through all of the ads, but you could never reach the end.  It just kept going around in circles.  They wasted your time and then wouldn't pay.  After one try I said Never Again!   It's not worth it.   I'm not sure it'd be worth it if I was guaranteed to win haha...Just get to the end to win!  (Except you can Never reach the end!)...

    2. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      In the movie Knight And Day, IIRC it's explained that Publishers Clearing House is just a front group, and Tom Cruise uses it to set up his parents with income. I can't exactly remember all the details, but the meat of it is that his parents 'won' the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes twice. Lol.

    3. King_Salamon


      I'm a bit baffled by the amount of magazines people are buying or subscribing to nowadays.  Sure the numbers have to be way down but there are still a lot of magazines that people subscribe to (nothing I would want - good housekeeping and people type mags).  I would love to see some old video game mags in print but it isn't viable.  I guess the magazines still in print have some decent numbers to warrant their existence.


      As for the whole Publisher's Clearing House stuff... again I see a lot of their print material and I'm thankful it isn't going to my mailbox!  lol  I remember in the 80's when my parents would subscribe to a magazine and would be guaranteed a 'prize'... it was always some gimmick trinket that would be the prize... and then the mail would continue on and on.  The best part was the magazine subscription... as it was the one thing I wanted (it was a hockey magazine of some sort that was much more interesting that the junk mail they would send!).

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