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  1. So Folks,  What do ya call'em?  Soda?  Pop?  Soda Pop?  Cokes?  Soft drinks? ... Beverages?

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    2. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      I always call it Coke.  When the waitress asks if Pepsi is ok it kind of hits me that not everyone has it.

    3. joeatari1

      joeatari1

      Soda here.

    4. adam242

      adam242

      "Pop" in my neck of the woods (Detroit). Home of Faygo Redpop! It's a shame Faygo started adding sucralose as a sweetener, even to their non-diet pops. Haven't drank one since I found that out. The six classic flavors available in glass bottles still use good old cane sugar though. And there's always Towne Club, another local favorite.

  2. I've seen Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and Twilight Zone, but never saw The Time Tunnel, Lost In Space, Land of Giants, or Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.   Thanks MeTV!  Lotta blinking light matrices in old sci-fi series.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Technically I guess I've seen one episode of The Time Tunnel, but it was on YouTube so kinda doesn't count. I never saw it back in the day.

  3. Finally got my ducks in a row and took 2 days off to get better.  Sick as a dog right now, but heading to the doctor in a sec, I'll probably  play some Atari FB Portable in the waiting room...My Aunt is helping my dad who broke his arm in a car crash, and the girls are covering my shifts at work...I'm finally going to get better I hope.

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Seems like you mentioned a cough a long time ago. Is this the same sickness?

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @Random Terrain Yeah, Totally the same sickness!  It came with a cough first, just lately followed by runny nose, sore throat etc.,  The doc gave me meds so now I will get Better!!   (Except the prescription cough syrup which is no longer available (D'Oh!)) Shortage indeed @save2600

       

      @Spriggy Haha!  I had Taco Bell tonight actually!  Sometimes I crave it and figure it's part of the cure!  Makes me tired too, so that's good...OK I should go to bed (again) soon since it's 3:25AM here haha...

    4. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      The times when I stupidly drank too many caffeine soft drinks while eating too much garbage food and ended up getting sick, I would take 1 generic Sudafed (little red pill) and two Tylenols at 5 a.m., 1 generic Sudafed (little red pill), two Tylenols, and one generic Benadryl at 11 a.m., 1 generic Sudafed (little red pill) and two Tylenols at 5 p.m., 1 generic Sudafed (little red pill), two Tylenols, and one generic Benadryl at 11 p.m. Before my mother figured out that schedule, my fever, coughing up crud out of my lungs, and horrible runny nose made me feel like I was going to die. After the schedule, my fever wasn't so bad, I did a 3rd or 4th of the usual coughing, and I usually didn't get a runny nose.

  4. Hey Keatah!   Nobody wants you to be out of the loop, my friend...Perhaps you wanna see this (Or not)...I'm partial to post # 36 (ha!) ...

     

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Another food fight! What could possibly go wrong, third time's a charm. 

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I believe it was Ferris Bueller who once said, AtariAge moves fast...I thought this was the thread, all right, w/ new rules it shoulda been a contender, but as Darth Vader once said there is another...I think Tommy Tallarico will always be viewed as a cheerleader (as he Should be), but I really liked Kevtris's way of ignoring negative comments and misinformation so the console release speaks for itself.  Also like Jaybird's thought that sometimes info isn't wrong but simply out of date.   See Everyone in the New Thread!

       

    4. Spriggy

      Spriggy

      Happy Birthday old boy! :thumbsup:

  5. That was the worst piece of crap I've ever written, directed, produced, and starred in.

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      It's really neat that we have such a close link to Adam Sandler. 

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      It was a quote from the cartoon Home Movies that I always thought was funny.   I just thought I'd throw it out there.  :)

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Also it's from that Last Movie You watched Thread...Why am I answering so late here...No one will read this!

  6. Sometimes my cough is Bad,  then it can go to Horrible,  but then sometimes it's worse...Anyone else suffering with this stuff?

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      A lot of people I've talked to said they got a cough that took a long time to go away...But it usually followed a cold or flu...I wonder if it's that RSV Respiratory Virus that is dangerous for children, but just kind of like a cold for adults?...Regardless, this really sucks...I hope no one else has to worry about it.

    3. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      Whatever it is, hope you get better soon!

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Thanks Bydo!

      Damn dj_convoy!  I hope yours gets better!!

       

      A doctor once told me, for a cold, to take a decongestant/antihistamine AND to take 3 Ibuprofen (As needed) Well + cough syrup I guess...This helps, and then Take 2 Ibuprofen plus 1 aspirin when you're off work, add food and you'll sleep :) (If you're like me)...  Sleeping a ton (and VapoRub)  is also helping I think.  I think the Ibuprofen may help control inflammation or something, but I don't know...

  7. After many years of on/off searching,  Today, on AA no less...I found a pic of a CV Joystick like the one I used to own!  It was called a QUESTAR!!!  So happy to see this pic!   Thank you MrRetroGamer for posting this pic lo those many years ago!!  May sound crazy, but it's like a piece of my memory has been restored.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Yeah,  mine wore out years ago (leaf switches...) and got thrown away (I know, I know...I feel sick about it)...And I was at a point I couldn't even remember the name, so seeing this really blew my mind!  Plus,   I'm still sick with something, so this was a nice little pick me up.  :)

    3. pacman000

      pacman000

      That actually is a cool looking controller. Wish it was for the 2600. Maybe I should get a ColecoVision...

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      They made a 1 button per side version for 2600, too...And I'm pretty sure this worked for Atari games anyway. :)

  8. So, Imagine you could pull out your eye and have a look around...You keep one eye closed, of course, and hold the other one in your hand, and then you look at your closed eye, straight on, with the eye in your hand.  Then.  (Here it comes).  You open the closed eye!  Now, at this point I think the feedback loop in your brain would cancel out the ringing in your ears!   OK, So if you're still reading this, and why would ya be?  I'm sure you have more important things going on...Well, Thank you so much and please leave some weird comments down below, OK?

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Thanks ClassicGMR! 

       

      That was surprisingly right on the money!  

    3. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Cartoons are childish and probably lead to violence, just like video games.

    4. JacobZu7zu7

      JacobZu7zu7

      I say been there, ... seen that ... 🧐 Dooooooo dooo dummmmmm....! 😈🤪

  9. I finally tried "Mobile Games".   Big surprise! They suck Ass!  I jumped through a myriad of hoops. Got 1 game.  Can't find the 1 game on my phone.  And when I did find it (once) it refused to go to Portrait Mode,  it was stuck in Shit Mode.  I'm going back to Game Boy.  If anyone needs me,  I'll be in the 90's...

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Then they ask for a GamerID so I put F***your GamerIDs,  Already in use.  OK, OK GoldLeader,  Already in use. Smartass kids.  GoldLeader69 ?  Already in use.  Of course.  GoldLeaderishavingsexwithyourmomrightnow.  Already in use.   AWwww,  Come On!!

    3. thanatos

      thanatos

      Sorry GoldLeader, the 'yourmom" account is mine.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Thanatos,  you are a Gem!

  10. They should do a Chevy Chase Vacation movie, but have it be a spy comedy.  Call it Clark & Dagger!

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    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      That would be awesome.

    3. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      You can't forget about Eddie.  He will be driving his RV and saying, "Gotta empty out the shitter.  It's full!"

    4. Jinroh

      Jinroh

      Eddie blows their cover and gets them locked up, leading to a daring escape, after emptying the shitter into the sewer and causing a methane gas explosion. :D

       

  11. Not actual gameplay.

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      For illustration purposes only?

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I was thinking less about the tacobox and more about the fact that every video game commercial I see these days has that disclaimer.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      (Here we go)   Why back in my day, video game commercials showed some dadburned gameplay!  Sure it was only 2 seconds worth if ya counted like an auctioneer, but by Gum we saw'em playin'!!!   🧐

  12. I'm not up on the latest thing, and many would say I'm not caught up on the old stuff either,   so many headlines don't affect a dinosaur like me...But quick PSA,  If you have an app called ToTok, Know that The United Arab Emirates (Government) uses it to track every conversation, movement, relationship, appointment, sound and image of those who install it on their phones.

  13. Wake up.  Turn on Netbook.  Make coffee.  Go into throne room.  Read about Tacos.  I'm on page 977.

  14. 1st time using a phone on AtariAge!  My car is in the shop. I'm in an arcade eating nachos and a big pretzel  AKA Best breakfast Ever!

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    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      If someone makes an audiobook out of the Ataribox thread, you'd have days or even weeks worth of listening while driving.

    3. Jinroh

      Jinroh

      Sorry to hear about your car, but that sounds like a rad time. Hanging out and eating nachos and such at an arcade. :D

       

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      It was a fun time...No tacos (an outrage I know), but I'd worked a short day shift, and hadn't really eaten all day so about 4 O'Clock after walking about 5 blocks through slippery ice and snow no less, I knew anything would taste good...And it was basically an Ice Skating rink snack shack,...They have LASER tag, and (in the Summer) Mini Golf,...Also in the Summer they drain the rink and run Bumper cars, plus have Home and Garden Conventions and stuff...It's actually a pretty cool place...Last summer I delivered a bunch of food there to Circus performers.  (I'm gonna put a link even though they really don't show the arcade)...

      https://www.cheyenneiceandevents.com/

  15. So...Blizzard outside, no work, no leaving the house...Got a bit of cabin fever, Anyone have any good recommendations?  Food?  Drink?  Movies?  TV Shows? Music? Books?  Video Games?

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Doesn't ring a bell,...I'll have to look into it :)

    3. bluejay

      bluejay

      Try to beat Swordquest...

      Maybe that'll keep you occupied for a while:)

    4. Magmavision2000

      Magmavision2000

      If you're still snowed in, have a nice beer (or if you don't drink alcohol. A nice Pepsi™), some spaghetti, a Jackie Chan movie (preferably on laserdisc) maybe some Pac-man or a tricky platformer, and top all of this off with Ice Cap zone act 1 playing in the background. This recipe should get anyone through a blizzard or a heavy rainstorm.

  16. I am Thankful for AtariAge :)

    1. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      Same.  I hope everyone had a great holiday.  And if anyone is somewhere that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a great day anyway.

    2. MegaManFan

      MegaManFan

      Likewise! AA has been an incredible boon to me over the last two decades for friendship and gaming.

  17. Today's Revelation:  A banana is too Big,  I can only eat a couple of bites,...but a 2 pound burrito (Covered in green chile, lettuce, cheese, hot sauce and sour cream) is too Small,  I could eat 4 of them.

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Put hot sauce on the banana. Problem solved. You're welcome.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^ OK,  am I the only one thinking about this?

    4. MegaManFan

      MegaManFan

      I used to eat two pound burritos in college all the time! We affectionately called them “two pound turds” mostly because you’d probably have a trip to el bano the same size later. 😂

  18. Possible Meteor Storm Tomorrow!   Look up (if there's no clouds) between 11PM and Midnight EST...

    Alpha Monocerotids!!

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Enjoy it:

       

       

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^Thanks RT!  A Classic!  I've seen it :)

    3. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      I used to fantasize about this movie... mainly in being the last one left on earth.  LOL

  19. I'm not against a Horror Movie Version of Fantasy Island.   In fact, the trailer looks badass!   But my Everlasting complaint is still valid, why did they use the Same Exact name?  Some future Millennials are really gonna be confused by my childhood as they'll probably figure I watched a horror movie every Saturday night after Love Boat.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Just to have it here:

       

    3. simbalion

      simbalion

      Here we go again.... *GROAN*

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @digdugnate

      Today I Learned what TIL means!!

  20. I went to the giant, fancy yet low price, liquor store on the other side of town tonight.  Sticker Shock!!  A 4 pack of Founders CBS is $28??  (I had no idea this same beer has sold for $150+ Per Bottle in the past and 2019 is the last year, but still)...I went with the standard Breakfast Stout --A double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout for $10 a 4 pack and hadda buy some Hamm's tall boys for $5.49 to balance it out! 

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      That said, this Founders Breakfast Stout is delish!  The CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) is from Bourbon Barrels that have also housed maple syrup and there's a very limited supply of those, hence the Holy Grail prices ...OK Next time I'm buying the CBS just to try it out before I die.

    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      I suppose some folks pay hundreds of dollars for champagne or liquors... too rich for my blood, but maybe not all that different.  Enjoy the Breakfast Stout!  I've had a bunch of bourbon ales over the last year or two and while I'm not always in the mood, they're quite good.

  21. WOOOHOOO!!!  My CollectorVision Phoenix was on my doorstep tonight!!  I'll check it out tomorrow after my early day of work.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Plus after eating a veggie sub, a beer, pierogies, a melatonin, and a couple of cinnamon rolls,  I'm kinda tired for some reason.

  22. I like the Great Pumpkin and Horror movies on lots of channels, Boo-Ritos, Ghost Whoppers, costumes and candy, but I gotta work tonight!  I wonder if we'll be busy or if it'll be dead?...(heha!)       Dead! ...Muhuwaahahaaaa...

  23. Somewhere, past black holes and green space clouds, in another dimension, there exists a mound the size of Cleveland made up entirely of those adapters that go from 3 plugs down to 2 plugs.  Because almost every plug-in in my house is 2 prong and most things I want to plug in are 3, but there's never any adapters around even though I bought some a while back,...Dollar store is always out, and for some inexplicable reason the hardware store now hides them by the Christmas ornaments.   

    1. Flojomojo
    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Thanks Flojo!  Really got to love an article where most of the responses to questions start out with "In Theory"...I had a guy put in some 3 pluggers, but I need adapters for many others...Like so many things in life, when ya need them, they suddenly become very hard to find...All good though,...I just bought a dozen of them!  Oughta be good for a year or so ;)

  24. What's your Top 3 Anime (in no particular order)?

     

    Me:   Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, FLCL (first series only).

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    2. Trinity

      Trinity

      I'll add one, Hi-Score Girl.

    3. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      My Top 5 Favorite Anime, because I like the number 5.

       

      1. Rurouni Kenshin

      2. Cowboy Bebop

      3. Trigun

      4. Hellsing

      5. Samurai Champloo

       

      Honorable mentions to Gunslinger Girl and Strike Witches, because reasons, and Vampire Hunter D for being the first anime I ever saw.

    4. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      I was a huge fan of Gaiking/Grendizer in the 80's so I had to watch Daiku Maryu Gaiking when I found a sub of it online. Excellent re-imagine of the series. :)

  25. Hey RockyRaccoon,  ...   You're all right!

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