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  1. Day Off.  SNOW.  Still about a third of my driveway left to shovel.  OK, (been awake more than an hour) Takes swig of 3:12 PM "Morning" beverage...Coffee plus hot chocolate,  with just a little bit of bourbon, rum, brandy, amaretto and creme de cacao, and Coffee Mate (of course)...Any second cup that makes you cough, is a good drink...Gonna go shovel more soon...

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      On the Plus Side...60's Next Week should melt all of this stuff up!

    3. ∞ Vince ∞
    4. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      As predicted: icy roads this morning, and a car covered in 1/4" of ice.  Really glad I went berserk on buying de-icing spray a couple of years ago, because I'm sure that by now the only way to get it involves the black market.

  2. I would think that if your heart is human,...Your Brain I. B. M.;  That you would be able to properly pronounce the word "Modern".

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    2. Swami

      Swami

      ruff or rooof

    3. moycon

      moycon

      What do you expect with parts made in Japan?

       

    4. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      @frankodragon

       

      The meaning of American Pie?


      As an American singer songwriter he is lamenting the influx of British groups like the Beatles , Rolling Stones and the marginalisation of people like himself (especially Folk singers) since the death of Buddy Holly.

       

      Buddy Holly's death is significant because before this the groups in question and British artists as a whole were influenced by BH and other Americans and after, everyone was influenced by The Beatles and The Stones.

       

      Pop and Rock groups came in from the UK and US singer songwriters become less and less. 

       

      There's a rumour that when Buddy Holly was in New York that he taught Don Mclean some chords when he was a kid.

       

      I could explain the whole song if you wanted. I've studied it quite deeply. PM if you want.

  3. You gotta enjoy Life!   Dance like nobody else is moshing!

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Take a chance and dance with no pants while in a trance.

    3. Wally1

      Wally1

      I once had a friend named Lance and made up this little limerick about him

       

      Lance came from france and did a little dance in his pants; he tried to romance all the girls he left them in a dreamlike trance, he's asking for one more chance to do it all over again!

       

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @Random Terrain I always do.   :lol:

       

       

      Interesting Viewpoint @Wally1 !  Mosh pits kept me in shape and bands I saw (or was in) going crazy from the late 80's, throughout the 90's to... Let's see, the last show I played (sang) was in 2005 I think,...Though I joined some friends onstage as they did a cover of one of our Anarchy Dragon songs a coupe of years ago...I always saw it as this explosion of fun chaos that was the "anti dance" (The direct opposite of, say, a high school dance)...Cheers!

  4. Breaking News!  Ongoing coverage...I just found a working Meme Generator in Yahoo.  Took 3 seconds!  I messed around for 5 minutes in Google and Every Single Thing there wanted me to sign up, or was an "app", or wanted me to Download something or Install something, or just went to some other website that had nothing to do with anything.

     

     

     

    Now,   if they'd just fix Yahoo.mail we'd be in business!

  5. Dear Google Maps,   Nobody in the history of cell phone use,  since the caveman days, has ever "Dropped A Pin".  Nobody even knows what that is!  I'll tell ya what it is.  It's you touching your phone after you ask for an address.  Enough of these stupidass little red flags!  "You" dropped a pin.  NO I DIDN'T!!   Next time just show me the Goddanged address I asked for and nobody gets hurt!

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Almost like you're half American, half Canadian.

    3. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      Well... You are part British... both of you 😜

    4. GoldLeader
  6. I hate seeing ads that say Free Content for your Favorite Video Games!   Oh, really?  So if I click here, will I magically see New Robots that somehow found their way into my Dark Cavern cartridge?

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      I was hoping for Doom wads to play on my 486.

    2. ventrra

      ventrra

      Wait ... do you mean that they wont add more varies enemies in Data Age's Sssnake?!?

  7. Does anyone remember why BITD, we cut the flaps off the bottom of our Activision games?   I've got 5 games like this! (and maybe a few more I sold or traded).  I mean it was a promo of some sort, and I think after sending them in you got Free games by mail.  I think I got Skiing and Tennis this way, because I wasn't (usually) real big on sports games, but I was big on Freebies!  Haha!   I guess I just wondered if anyone remembered the exact details of that promo?

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    2. Lord Innit

      Lord Innit

      Parker Games had a proof of purchase  printed on the inside of the front of the manual.  Often see the bottom right corner cut out in listings.

    3. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      That's better, though, the manual. When it's the box or sleeve that might have been too much for me.

       

      I know I love free games (I grab my fair share over at |GOG.COM), but I don't know if defacing a game I had already paid for would be something I would do.

       

      In my case, I had hundreds of games, but usually it was later, than everyone else, when I could afford to buy them.

       

      By the time I got to them, any promotional offers - invariably had expired.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      My guess is this:   Send in 3 or 4 box flaps, then you get a free game, probably choosing from Checkers, Dragster, Skiing, or Tennis...Maybe Laser Blast (which many people had already bought and were disappointed in).   I will say even though I wasn't big on sports games, both Tennis and Skiing were pretty good.

  8. Even if I actually have to worry about work and getting my coffee, etc.;  When I wake up on Saturday mornings,  I feel like I should be watching cartoons!

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    2. pacman000

      pacman000

      Yeah, ETV requirements had been around for 20+ years before broadcast networks gave up on cartoons. I doubt ETV caused kids to stop watching cartoons. Most likely networks stopped broadcasting cartoons because they’re expensive to produce, & because kids have many other entertainment options today.

    3. simbalion

      simbalion

      I can recall in high school that even the Disney Afternoon came under attack. I think it was my 9th grade year that we had to write a report in one class about Rescue Rangers using too much violence to solve problems. Even at that age my head wanted to explode! It was a cartoon! I should have brought in a tape of Looney Tunes! Love the old Looney Tunes...

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      The networks were forced to give up cartoons because that was the only time slots left to air E/I...

  9. Could we ever have dreamed that someday,  just using our computers,  we'd be putting ROMs into a Harmony Cart and then, just by going into the "Atari Room" and firing up the 7800 (outputting S-Video no less), we'd be able to play a Stratovox homebrew (as an example) using our Edladdin arcade style controller?

     

     

     

    While I did imagine similar things as a kid,  I thought rooms in the Future would be all white and plasticy;  Maybe kind of sterile looking,...And I thought there'd be some spots with dozens of blinking lights,  Maybe a couple of tape reels here and there that spend their days going back and forth,  God knows why they do that...And I thought there'd be way more robot voices.

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    2. CaptainBreakout

      CaptainBreakout

      It's almost like a magical book where the pages are anything you want them to be. Any book.

       

      Not outside the realm of possibility lately.

       

      But now, what do you strive for?

       

      The original's charm and untenable qualities are suddenly apparently more of a thing.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Overall, I'm pretty happy, but I don't know,  I wish my house was bigger...And I think my hallways should look more like the Death Star, and the walls should look more like Stormtrooper armor, of course my robot butler should be a Cylon, entering the room with a tray of beers for me and my friends, nodding his head slightly as he says, "By your command"...

    4. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      I honestly thought as a kid that video games in the future would be holographic...but even with the flatscreens we still have 3D graphics so that's fine.

       

      I 'did' achieve my childhood dream of owning my own arcade thanks to MAME, has to all be on a single PC though since I don't have any room for all those Arcade 1Ups.

       

      And my current house that I grew up in looks more futuristic with the flatscreens and nicer paint job compaired how it was in the 80's...

  10. Want a Shocking TRUTH They don't want you to know about? 

     

    I just made Microwave popcorn.  The bag said, "Do NOT use the POPCORN Button".  Well I grabbed it by the friggin flaps, threw it into the Mighty Panasonic and,  First thing, mind you,  I HIT THE POPCORN BUTTON!!!!  

     

    And...

     

    For maybe the First time EVER,  It came out PERFECT!!!

     

    I just added butter and some shredded cheddar cheese...It's Awesome!    Life is good!   But, full disclosure,  I do need to run up the hill and buy some cheap beer...Very thirsty for a tall boy of cold, crisp,  delicious beer...

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @∞ Vince ∞

      Our Microwaves here have a button simply marked "Popcorn".  I was under the impression that the Microwave "listens" for it to stop popping continuously, but for all I know it just runs 3 minutes and that's that.  Makes nice hot popcorn with all but maybe 3 kernels popped, and almost no burned pieces :)   Perfect!! 

    3. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      So... Like everything in America. How big is your standard bag? Ours stop at 200g.

       

      I refer to American fridges as American fridges because here ours are half the width and sometimes half the height as well...

      You can get American Fridges here, but mostly for rich people...

    4. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      I recon your 'Popcorn' button is just a preset, so it's 600 watts and 3 minutes.

      They probably ate a lot of Popcorn working that out!

      I once knew a lady that was a professional cake maker and she used to make sponge cakes in the microwave.

       

       

  11. I'm convinced everything tastes better out of a Food Truck!   A while back, I had nachos made with Doritos (They called it "Dorinachos")...Just nacho cheese and jalapenos on top of Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos.  Seems like they added some grated parmesan cheese on top for some reason, and ya know what?   It was Awesome!   Who knew?  

     

     

     

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      Indeed. I wonder why??

  12. Check this out:  94 degrees Tomorrow,  SNOW Tuesday!

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    2. RARusk

      RARusk

      Sounds like Colorado.....and just noticed that you live in Wyoming. Close enough.

    3. GoldLeader
    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      For what it's worth,  I'm sure it won't stick.  It'll melt as soon as it hits the hot ground.   Today we were all burning up at work saying we are looking forward to it.

  13. I can recall the warm youth of a summer day

    The sweetest lemonade

    The darkest game arcade...

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Yep!  You have to click the profile to see the song link (A lyric video)...

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      That's my Favorite couplet from the 80s.  The imagery and emotion it evokes...Bad Religion is one of those bands that can say more in 7 words than most bands can in a lifetime.

       

      The song is a cautionary tale about the evils of drug addiction, but it starts off in happy times...

    4. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      not the best poetry mate. not too bad an effort, though.

  14. HMmmm...New email from CollectorVision...New ColecoVision game...yadda yadda yadda, It's by Nanochess,  I wonder if I **and it's SOLD OUT!

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    2. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

       Wow! Does make you wonder if there is that kind of following/base/ready market, why not up the production numbers, am I wrong?

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I hadn't really been following that one like some of the others;  I'd lost track of the thread and really should save some money right now anyway...And there was only 100 copies available.  So,  I was being a little bit facetious...(Think of the scene in South Park where Stan puts his money in the bank (during the mortgage crisis) And It's Gone)... ;)

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      But,  that said, it does seem like as soon as they release something it sells out quick!

  15. Went to GameStop,   bought God of War 3 for $3 (Yay!).  It was one of about 5 used PS3 games that had its box.  Dork behind the counter then swaps out the box for a white cardboard insert having, Sharpie written, beat up, generic, average hand writing sample, garage sale ass container,  and hands it to me.  (After asking if I wanted to purchase an Extended Warranty, of course).  I'm beginning to remember why they're going under...

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    2. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      And people wonder why I stopped buying games on physical media.... :roll:

       

    3. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      They throw away a ton of those plastic cases away in their dumpsters.  Maybe he wanted to throw away that nice box too?

       

    4. cybercylon

      cybercylon

      I am surprised the brick and mortar stores still exist, but they have been dropping like flies around here.

  16. There are those who believe...That Life Here...Began out There...

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      No But I remember the similar sounding name from it.

    3. CaptainCanadian

      CaptainCanadian

      The recruiter girl says to Alex "Keetar Keetar something something" when he's getting out of the starcar.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      My buddy has a keytar....Plays it in his synth style video game music band called Mr. Pacman.

  17. I inadvertently did my own Schrödinger's cat (type) experiment today.  I dropped a light bulb at the dollar store and then bought it.  It's in the box, but until I plug it in, I don't know if it works or not.  Science can be cruel, but I saved a cat!

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    2. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      Someone actually made a video of changing a light bulb.  I kid you not.

       

       

    3. bluejay

      bluejay

      @frankodragon well its electroboom what do you expect

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      OK So I checked it out and...duh duh duh...It works in 2 of the 3 positions, but the brightness doesn't change!  Although 2 other bulbs behave the same way, and in one lamp you have to turn the switch very slowly to get it to work...My lamps are probably in need of replacement...

  18.  

    Thanks for the game my friend!! Check it out!  Xeno Crisis!  Running through my HD Link for Dreamcast (HDMI)!

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Yeah it's Kickass!  Did you get a copy for Dreamcast? Or are ya getting it for NeoGeo by chance?

    3. King_Salamon

      King_Salamon

      This looks soo good!  I can't wait to play it myself!  I have it pre-ordered for the Evercade.

    4. fdurso224

      fdurso224

      @GoldLeader Yes, I ordered a Dreamcast, and Neo-Geo versions of the RE and CE of the game. The Dreamcast version is really a fun port and think the controls are very responsive. Bitmap Bureau has done a great job for sure. 8^)

  19. is playing Atari at dawn...

    1. pacman000

      pacman000

      At dawn? Why? It’s Sunday; sleep till noon!

    2. Rogerpoco

      Rogerpoco

      Not sure why, but I so swear, about a handful of times, I have worked a couple days on a High Score, woke up bleary-eyed and tried it first thing in the morning, and went "oops...", got the high score before I was even fully awake.

      Instincts taking over or something, I dunno. The "crap from the day" hasn't clogged up my brain yet mebbe.

    3. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      Sounds like a good way to kick off Sunday!

  20. Did anything unusual happen to you yesterday? Lots of strange and weird things happened to me, and those around me, yesterday.  Kind of a bizarre day really.  Probably all coincidence, but...Anyone notice anything out of the ordinary?

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    2. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Just banned from posting in a random picture thread for no reason, nah nothing unusual here...

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I didn't realize ya got banned...Sorry.  (I don't even agree with it, ...but) I will say, even those of us who believe in masks for certain situations (like public areas where there may be (larger) groups of people (i.e. WalMart) will not Always wear one...Doesn't change our opinion that they may be good overall.    Also a big difference in comparing those of us who generally do our part, to, say, those who go into WalMart and then attack an employee who tries to hand them a mask, ...just sayin...

    4. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Big shot out to people doing their part! Whether it be sharing their knowledge or simply caring for others. But back to topic, we all have those kind of days at some point. Then the next day usually balances things out. Have a blessed weekend!

  21. So I now have 9 Wii U games!  2 are NIB (Which Black Sabbath has assured me means Nativity In Black).   So far I've only tested 1 game, ...Guess I better get to it! 

     

     

    Although the weather is beautiful right now and I'm considering a bike ride, plus some possible other plans tonight,....We'll see...I do look forward to checking them out!

  22. Gotta say I Love the game ULTIMATE QIX on SEGA Genesis, AKA Volfied in Arcades/PC Engine, AKA Qix Neo on PS1.  Comparing it to regular Qix;  It's like comparing Arkanoid to Breakout.  IMHO, the game is just more playable, more strategic, more compelling, and more fun.

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    2. SlidellMan

      SlidellMan

      Taito, one of gaming's unsung, and oft-overlooked, legends.

    3. JacobZu7zu7

      JacobZu7zu7

      Even more fun then the 5200 version?

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I've never played the 5200 version of Qix, but if Qix is a 7 (Kinda Generous actually), then Ultimate Qix is a 10 for sure!

  23. I tried "Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" the other day.  Nestle absolutely ruined it!  Way too much sugar.  All they had to do was make the regular kind and remove the salmonella, but they couldn't even do that.   *Sigh*     I'll stick to the stuff you're not supposed to eat.

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    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      For what it's worth, vegetarian chili is great if you don't (or don't want to) eat meat.  It's not like there's a lack of meat-chili options, is there? Chili with meat is kind of the standard, with the veggie option being a nice alternative.  Good to have both available.  Agree about the "too much sugar" thing.  The older I get, and the most of a Health Nazi I become, the less I want overly sweet stuff even when I want something sweet and junky.  Too much isn't good.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      So, Today at the store, I found a new kind of edible chocolate chip cookie dough (called Cookie Dough Cafe)...Glutton for punishment that I am, I bought some (almost $6!)...It's pretty much the same with way too much sugar, though it may taste a little better...*sigh*

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @BydoEmpire Yeah I usually have to make my own vegetarian chili (Which I love!)...My main point,  The brand names can't seem to do it without it tasting awful...

  24. Is anyone Pre-Ordering an Analogue Pocket on Aug. 3rd?

    1. Max_Chatsworth

      Max_Chatsworth

      Didn't know what it was, so I googled it. Not really into those platforms, but I'm sure many people who are more into gaming here will be!

    2. joeatari1

      joeatari1

      After pre-ordering the new VCS, I am ruined for pre-orders.

    3. Andromeda Stardust

      Andromeda Stardust

      I planning on doing so. Dock undecided.

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