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  1. Holy crap. Went outside to check on the wardrobe. Apart from a few staples come slightly loose, it's fine. They don't make them like they used to. How did MFI go bust when they created things that would withstand floods?

  2. This goddamn f***ing weather! Had a nice old plywood wardrobe in the garden that I was going to do a MAME cabinet conversion on. But since I put it outside, the weather's done a full 180 degrees. Wind's now tipped it over.

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Global confusion

  3. Having a surprising amount of fun with Batari Basic.

  4. Googled "Florida man" and my birthday. Got "Naked Florida man arrested after stealing pair of crotchless underwear, tells police he's Michael Jackson." Florida sounds like a fun place.

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    2. Tickled_Pink


      @GoldLeader- Clarify. Who was dressed as a minion? The guy being punched or the guy doing the punching? One is only slightly less bizarre than the other.

    3. GoldLeader


      Lessee, it said, (and I now quote) " A Florida man was sentenced to 10 days in jail and "moral recognition therapy" on Monday as punishment for attacking a worker dressed a "Minion" character in Daytona Beach. "   I know...WTF?

    4. GoldLeader


      I didn't really click on it, but I think it could have been a Disney World character or someone who dresses as one and poses for pictures with tourists and kids (usually for tips)...

  5. Plants lost. Planted em with granddaughter two days ago. As luck would have it, last night's thunderstorm killed most of them.

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    2. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      maybe a pet deterrent is in order, a small divide or olfactory offender ;)

    3. Tickled_Pink


      Tried to put a divide down. But that ended up collapsing. *sigh*

    4. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      those darn puppies! how big are the beasts?

  6. Pretty much the entire workforce of a local chicken processing factory has tested positive for Covid. Time to disinfect all the chicken I have in the freezer.

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    2. Stephen


      @Keatah - there's a new "boogie man" in the states.  White folk, the police, and statues being ripped down is the new thing for the next few weeks.

    3. Zoyous


      It's not that nobody in the states cares. It's just that there's a political minority death cult in the driver's seat.

    4. Tickled_Pink


      How insecure does someone have to be that they feel victimised by the BLM movement? In any case, the incidents at the chicken processor has had a knock-on effect. My daughter's school was supposed to reopen with severe restrictions on the 29th. Now, they've decided NOPE.

  7. Watching Netflix while having a bath. Daughter knocks on door: "Hurry up because I'm about to throw a toaster in that bath!"

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    2. Albert


      So much for Father's Day!

    3. atari2600land



    4. Tickled_Pink


      Not unless it's plugged into the wall. 😉

  8. Wife just now: "Hope we get a chance to watch Star Wars tonight." Our viewing last night was disrupted by having to baby sit after daughter had to go into hospital for a precautionary check. So, yes. Hopefully we will get a chance to watch Star Wars: Nemesis tonight.

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Wot iz starz wor?

  9. Bilbo has left the Shire. 😭

    1. D Train

      D Train

      he has sailed on to the undying lands.

    2. doctorclu


      A quote from Tolkien or a reference to someone we know?


    3. Tickled_Pink


      @doctorclu - The actor who played him has died.

  10. Real men pick their noses after eating a kebab doused in chilli sauce,

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      After years of manly knife fights, real men don't usually have noses or ears . . . and they're usually missing one eye. That's why real men wear eye patches.

    2. RevEng


      Real real men wear two eye patches.

    3. jd_1138


      Real men don't eat food; they just stare at it hard enough until the food gets scared and jumps down the man's throat.

  11. Got my first Victory Royale. I'm now officially a member of the unwashed demon spawn from hell ... a Fortnite player.

  12. Sat here, in the car, with laptop hooked up to my 4G phone as a wi-fi hub and wondering ... why do we need 5G? 4G doesn't feel any slower than what I have at home.

    1. Keatah


      4G is sufficient. Absolutely. 5G feels like makework, keep the pipeline upgrades flowing. New just to be new.


  13. So, who's getting the mini fridge and who's getting the wi-fi router?

  14. Really want to start fixing some of my Ataris but too busy! 😭

    1. carlsson


      I've had a 2600 sixer in parts for two years or so, including spare parts. A combination of too much to do and that it isn't entirely obvious how to position replacement chips has prevented me to go ahead fixing it.

    2. Tickled_Pink


      Really? I'm assuming you mean the three socketed chips? The 2600 is probably the easiest system in the world to fix. I should be able to tell you the orientation if you send me photos. In my case, I last checked out my 6 800XL systems about 12-18 months ago. Four were faulty. I think I also have a faulty 65XE in the attic as well. And I want to see if the fault in my Vectrex really is terminal.

    3. carlsson


      Yeah. I looked and looked at various pages and pictures and got conflicting results which orientation the chips should be. I may already have zapped at least one chip by positioning it backwards, so I need to triple check before I go ahead with supposedly fresh chips.

  15. Wife seems to have recovered. Although not confirmed by tests (she has really bad gag reflexes so couldn't do the test properly), doctor's told her she certainly had it. Chances are that both myself and daughter had it as well but didn't come down with any symptoms.

    1. PacManPlus


      Very glad your Wife recovered.  Excellent news!

  16. Thrustmaster came through. Spring arrived and fitted. Spent last 3-4 hours tearing through the Belgian countryside.

    1. joeatari1


      Nice bike.  I personally want a Bonneville T100 myself.  I need a new car first.  Though I am approaching midlife crisis age and a motorcycle would be just the thing!

  17. Whoever decided that there should be no more than 24 hours in a day needs shooting.😡

    1. carlsson


      Move to Mars and you'll get an extra 39 minutes. Move to Venus and you'll get an extra ~14500 hours per day.

  18. Watching a documentary on BBC about the time one of the local bridges burnt down.

  19. In other news, the ship's gone! It was there this morning but the wind's picked up so probably moved somewhere safer.

  20. Wife has suspected Covid. Waiting for the test kit to come through. Oh well, 14 days of quarantine to look forwards to.

  21. Just chilling out with a glass of Trooper.

    1. GoldLeader


      Do you by chance mean the Iron Maiden Beer?  I had some friends bring over a 4 pack once and we all tried it...

    2. Tickled_Pink


      Yep. That's the one.

  22. Random thought: "What does God need with a starship?" So, whenever someone tells you they're doing God's work, perhaps you should be asking "what does God need with someone doing his work for him? Can't he do it himself?"

  23. That ship is still there. Must be 2 weeks now.

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    2. Cafeman


      not allowed to dock due to covid?


    3. Tickled_Pink


      @Cafeman - That's the only thing I can think of. But the port here is a ferry port. And that aint no ferry. You do see merchant ships pass by on a daily basis, presumably from Liverpool to Ireland, or perhaps even to the US. It's getting to the point where I just want to grab a dinghy and row out there to ask them!

    4. Tickled_Pink


      @Magmavision2000 - They came, they stayed 400 years, and then they were kicked out. They try that again and we'll give them another kicking.

  24. Think my daughter would fit right into the Q continuum.

    1. save2600


      ...because she's everywhere you don't want her to be?  lol

  25. Four hours' sleep. That's gonna sting by the end of the day.

    1. BydoEmpire


      When that happens to me I'm usually good until about 4 or 5pm, then I definitely crash.  It depends, and sometimes I get a second wind.  I have learned over the years to not overcompensate with too much extra coffee - the crash is twice as bad.  Hang in there!

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