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  1. Oh, Klaus, our old friend. (Contains comedic gore, but your sense might vary. It's to promote safety, though! If this violates, mods feel free to delete.) 


    1. retrorussell


      Yeah, that one's great.  Funny thing is I discovered this video first about 16 years ago or so as I was acquiring my own forklift license.

    2. x=usr(1536)


      This was one of a bunch of test files we used to QA MPEG playback with back when I was working in OS development 20 or so years ago.  The idea was that we were all familiar with how it should look and play, so could put it on and know exactly what to look for if it wasn't working correctly.

    3. ClassicGMR


      I am forklift trained and licensed as a trainer for others. This video is SO cringeworthy! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Mario Lopez is Harlan Sanders in the original Lifetime advert-movie, 'A Recipe For Seduction'.

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    2. AtariNerd


      It's only about 15 minutes long or so, about the same length as the old Hallmark Greeting card ads they used to run in the 80s, that successfully turned my heart to goo and made me want to run out and get a card. That's where they got their start as an entertainment company.  Of course, chicken inspires very different emotions.

    3. carlsson


      Well for being a 15 minute long sponcon, they have attracted a lot of attention ahead of broadcasting it. Perhaps they will turn it into recurring advertisements, like how George Clooney went from actor to Nescafé spokesperson?

    4. AtariNerd


      Anything is possible, but much has been done recently with the character,with mixed reception, from an animated spokesperson, to parodies, to more recently an attempt at earnestness again. That's for the US market. There's was this Japanese comic series, starring a young Sanders as a kind of "Chicken Savior", with love interests. Wonder if the ad, err, mini feature, gets some of its inspiration from that, but in a heavily-toned-down form.

  3. You've probably heard this song several times, especially if you like 80s video-game related movies. but did you know it had lyrics? (try humming it and you might figure out what movie it's attached to.)


    Standing together, at the Edge of the World
    Nowhere to go from where we are.
    Sharing a secret, at the Edge of the World.
    This time we may have come too far.

    From the Life we've known, from simple things and peaceful days.
    We've come too far, too far from our familiar ways.

    Standing together, at the Edge of the World
    No turning back from where we are.

    Searching for answers, at the Edge of the World
    And though we're standing on it, we never know how close we are.

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    2. GoldLeader


      Are we talking War Games?   I have not seen that in a long time.   It was in the 80's that I saw it.  I guess it was 1983.

    3. AtariNerd


      It is War Games. Much of the sound-track consists of screen-specific incidental music, but there is this theme that plays over the closing-credits (I guess one might refer to it as the love theme. ;) )and has a few reprises in the sound-track.  Anyways, it's not one I'd typically seek out, but I had a version of it playing in the back-ground and it had a couple variants of the theme, with a sparser, more electronic synth sound, with overlayed voices, playing at the end. It was a bit of a pleasant surprise.

    4. GoldLeader


      I think I only saw that one in the theater, Yet I remember it surprisingly well.  Maybe not so much the music, but the plot etc.,  It certainly seems like a quite rentable on VHS title though, huh?  Part of me thinks I may have rented it, but then I remember talking about it with a friend and I'm sure we saw it in the theater.  Pretty sure I've only ever seen it once,  though it may have been on as I flipped through movie channels at some point.  Like, I may have caught a quick scene before moving on...

  4. I'm still holding out hope that the Indrema will still somehow get released.

  5. Paint me like one of your WarHammer miniatures.

  6. Make that Pokey Music...and play that Pokey to the ground. (Random thought had while perusing the A8 forum.) 

  7. The Atari 2600 was released 42 years ago, today.

    1. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Anyone get one on launch day? :) 

    2. retrorussell


      I was 4 years late to the party (family got it in 1981) but I loved that there were well over 100 game variations of COMBAT.  Not a great game but not terrible but ASTEROIDS really caught my attention!

    3. jaybird3rd


      I'll be 43 in October, so I was just a little too young to appreciate the VCS (as it was called when it was new) at the time, but I got the 2600 very early on, circa 1980 or 1981.  Nearly 40 years of entertainment, and I still own a bunch of 2600s today.

  8. "Polycounter Reset!" *crash* "Where did you learn to code?"

  9. Noticed that 'Howard the Duck', seems perpetually on sale @ Amazon for $5. Might give in...some day.

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    2. GoldLeader


      Don't give in!  You're better than this!

    3. digdugnate


      i have it on blu ray and digital- i think I may have a problem. lol

    4. jd_1138


      I have the Extended Director's Special Edition where that scene with them driving in the truck for 30 minutes is 50 minutes. 

  10. Never challenge Death to a pillow-fight, unless you're willing to face the Reaper cushions.

    1. GoldLeader


      Fantastic!   LOL

  11. I too survived the Great Forum Outage of June 15th, 2019!

    1. Flojomojo


      We all came out of this changed by the experience. 

  12. Retrobrighting with just plain Sunlight? :

  13. AtariAge - we just did a thing, didn't we? Anyways, back up!

  14. The MYSTERY of being a SUBSCRIBER!

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    2. GoldLeader


      Better than making a 2 hour movie in 90 minutes!

    3. Stephen


      The 1st rule of Subscriber benefits is don't talk about - oh wait.

    4. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      Subscriber with Benefits.

  15. Searching for "Atari" , I've found myself learning much about the conflict along the Indian / Pakistani border.

    1. Serguei2


      From Google?

    2. AtariNerd


      Yes, search and news aggregators.

    1. Keatah


      Fluid in a cylinder. Shak'n it back and forth!!

    2. ls650


      "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"


    3. Shawn


      Flipping the power on a 15 billion dollar telescope to the rescue!

  16. The Hubble. :(

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    2. DZ-Jay


      It snowballs from the telescope? Whoa!

    3. Keatah


      I had a dream once where the telescope was a huge potato gun. It was all very nebulous thanks for reading.

    4. AtariNerd
  17. Awww, Sky...the New Aibo is just adorable...and too expensive, for me anyway, but for a robot of its type, might please an enthusiast.

    1. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      It is super cute for sure, but at that price... man, you could buy a used car for that kinda money! =O

  18. "You bite the fries, the fries bite back, my man."

    1. Rhindle the Dragon

      Rhindle the Dragon

      daaamn daaaAMN DAAAAMN

  19. "Jim never vomits at home..."

    1. retrorussell


      Elaine: Well, we had a choice of steak or fish. Rumack: Yes, yes; I remember. I had lasagna.

    2. jaybird3rd


      "Our survival hinges on one thing: finding someone who not only can fly this plane, but didn't have fish for dinner."


      A goofy line, but NOT from "Airplane." It was from "Zero Hour," the 1957 movie that was the most direct inspiration for "Airplane."

  20. There once was a buggy AI Who decided her subjects should die. When the plot was uncovered, The subjected discovered That sadly the cake was a lie.

    1. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      ah ze red queen

    2. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      This was a triumph, I'm making a note here: Huge success.

  21. MST3K Renewed for a twelfth season!

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    2. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      It's good they didn't leave it with a cliff hanger.

    3. atari2600land


      How can you see it without NetFlix?!

    4. TheTIGuy


      My family has Net-Flix, but I use VHS and DTV Set-Top-Boxes

  22. So, I've heard that after the Chameleon situation, the Jaguar molds have made their home now into the auspices of someone very familiar to this community. If the rumour is true, thanks Albert. :)

    1. Jess Ragan

      Jess Ragan

      What, a dentist making diagnostic equipment?

  23. "Your package was shipped tomorrow." Oh, you TimeZones and your International Date-Line pal are up to your shenannys, again. :D

    1. DuggerVideoGames


      You should've asked them for the lotto numbers!

    2. carlsson


      With fast enough delivery, you might pick up a package today that was shipped tomorrow!

    3. TheTIGuy


      God: Oh fork.

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