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  1. You're not afraid of being alone in the dark. You're afraid of not being alone in the dark.

    1. GoldLeader


      Or maybeeee  It's Both!!    **BOO!**    



  2. So... Random image time!


  3. The beauty of not showing the image in the updates means somebody can post any image they want and no one would know.qj7wzse7f9a21.jpg.5a2f199015708eb9e3e4d853a80d91c5.jpg

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    2. Eltigro


      Yeah, noticed that when I posted a pic recently.  Going to start adding "See pic" in the update just so people go look.  lol

    3. carlsson


      Indeed, and it also applies to comments.




    4. GoldLeader


      That image is awesome!  (Hoshichiri's right!).  If that were a comic book series, I would buy it...And Carlsson,  That's hilarious too...Hope you fellas are in the random pic thread...

  4. There are a suspicious number of Djinns in your area.

    1. Wally1


      what is this, Archon?


    2. CaptainBreakout
    3. carlsson


      Nice... Djinn & Tonic for everyone!

  5. Recently re-watched Tremors, that's a damn good movie!

    1. GoldLeader


      Yeah I liked that one!  I haven't seen any of the sequels, though,...And Somewhere, I have a VHS tape where I recorded a marathon of the Series that was showing some years back...Haven't watched it all, but saw some pieces...Almost forgot of its existence until... a few minutes ago.

    2. Kobra Kai

      Kobra Kai

      Broke into the wrong god damn recroom didn't ya!

    3. save2600


      Great series!

  6. Just bought a Sanyo RD5008 Stereo Cassette Deck. It just felt right.

    1. save2600


      Have you got a bunch of tapes already or going to start a collection?



    2. GoldLeader


      Awesome!  I use a Sanyo boombox to get sound out of my Netbook...On the rare occasion it works and I try to watch Netflix, which basically still doesn't work on that screen...

  7. Gah! I cut my nails too close and now everything I touch is pain!

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    2. Atarian7


      If you're like me and have fast growing nails, it won't last long.


    3. ClassicGMR


      Pickles... lots of pickles on your sandwiches today. 😈

    4. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      Just clip the ends off of ten Popsicle™ sticks, and superglue those to the ends of your fingers. As a bonus, you get to eat ten Popsicles™.

  8. Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra!

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    2. Captain Kiwi

      Captain Kiwi

      Shaka! Mirab, his sails unfurled.

    3. Swami


      Alpha Quadrant Tour: 1893 - 2368

    4. adam242


      The river Temarc, in winter.

  9. So USPS sent my package from my city's distribution center to Raleigh NC for some reason.

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    2. x=usr(1536)


      Strangely enough, something similar happened to me.  Package was at the local post office late on Saturday with an expected Monday delivery date.  Come Monday, the package is 2.5 hours away at a massive sorting centre in another state.  Tuesday, the package arrives.  Absolutely no idea why this happened.

    3. Keatah


      There's a reason. We're just not privy to it. Could have fell off a conveyor, could have been mis-read by OCR, maybe it wasn't taken off the truck? Lot's of possibilities. Overall I've purchased many many small things over the decades with shipping by USPS (and to lesser extent FedEx, DHL, UPS) and have had very little trouble. Even when such services are used as the-last-mile by other foreign companies.

    4. GoldLeader


      We may wait a few days, ummm nowadays...But before they had central hubs, where every plane meets (dropping off, then picking up packages going their way)...It was...Well, just remember every cereal box offer or ad in the back of your comic book, or on TV always said, "Please wait 6-8 weeks for delivery".  I'm sure this is before some people's time.

  10. What kind of series of events has to occur for an Ohio SSN to be written on one of my 2600 carts?

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    2. carlsson


      If the game is Air Raid, perhaps it served as a health insurance?

    3. McCallister


      Surprisingly common occurrence on carts. See also, name, address, and/or phone numbers.

    4. Big Player

      Big Player

      I had my SSN engraved on the 13" TV that I used during college in the late 1980's.  The idea was that it would prevent theft.  But it became a liability when I was trying to get rid of the TV.  I finally got rid of the damn thing a few months ago by taking it to a recycling center.

  11. I suddenly have a craving for Cellular Peptide cake with mint frosting.

    1. thanatos


      Are you going to answer that?

    2. Isaiah Austin
  12. Guess who just bought the entirety of Star Trek: TNG on vhs... this guy! 😎

    What have I done?

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    2. GoldLeader


      Ya know what would be more fun (IMHO)?    If you bought all of them recorded to VHS with commercials intact!   (ducks)...Really!   I recorded some Dungeons & Dragons cartoons and Land of the Lost reruns,etc., in the 80's that way...Back when VHS was new and exciting,  and you never thought you'd be able to capture a TV show and have it available when YOU wanted to see it...and there were occasions in the past where my friends have asked specifically to see those complete with all the old commercials, and In The News segments, Schoolhouse Rocks etc. intact!   It is Truly far more entertaining than watching the same episodes on DVD...(It really captures the zeitgeist of the time)...

    3. Stephen


      Nice!  Now you have hi-def Troi in space spandex 🤩

    4. save2600


      Holy shelf space Batman!   🤣

  13. Anybody have any good post apocalyptic/sci-fi/both book recommendations? I've been starved of a good book lately.



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    2. Swami


      I assume you've read the Silo series by Hugh Howey

    3. jd_1138


      Make Room! Make Room! is an older novel (early 70's), but it's good.  It's what they adapted into the Soylent Green movie.

    4. jjh76


      The Liaden Universe series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

      The Foreigner series by C.J. Cherryh

  14. I love Battlestar Galactica (1978), don't get me wrong.  But good lord has it not aged particularly gracefully.



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    2. doctorclu


      So an interesting thought I have on older shows is the look generally has the look of when the show was made.  So original Trek has a 60s look, Battlestar has the longer hair of the 70s, etc.  At first we think "how outdated".  But... trends swing back into fashion every 20 years or so.  So are we looking at an outdated 60s look, OR are we looking at the trends that will happen again in 2270?  ;)

    3. save2600


      The Reset button for this planet will have been pressed by 2270... any survivors should have better things to do besides watching TV.  🤣

    4. doctorclu


      Reset button was hit in the original Star Trek series.  (World War III, the Eugenics wars...)  AND they found their way back to 60s hair styles.

  15. Screw it! I'm watching Young Frankenstein on VHS, and nobody is going to stop me!

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    2. retrorussell


      Puttin' on the RAAAAHHHHRRR!!!

    3. malrak


      I can't imagine why anyone would want to stop you from that bit of awesomeness.

    4. GoldLeader


      I was pretty young, but I saw it in the theater!...I was so impressed my mom actually quoted a couple of jokes from it.  She rarely ever did made references back then...

  16. Fear

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    2. GoldLeader


      is the Mindkiller

    3. GoldLeader


      @save2600  Yeah!  Don't give in!  Stick it to The Man!

    4. CaptainBreakout


      "All you have to fear, is me." -Firesign Theatre

  17. You're the Dread Pirate Roberts. Admit it!

    1. derFunkenstein


      With pride. What can I do for you?

    2. DoctorSpuds


      Cure my allergies

  18. Three words guaranteed to bring a cringe to everyone here on AtariAge's face, "Non-Centering Joystick"

    1. digdugnate


      oh man, i totally did!  we had a set of those Tandy joysticks for our CoCo that were 'non-centering'.  /shudder

    2. thanatos


      @digdugnate Yeah, the original CoCo joysticks were usually terrible for the arcade like titles, however, they were great for the flight sim games and a few others.

    3. GoldLeader


      My Food Fight cabinet had one of those by the time I sold it...Well I had a cracked rubber gasket in the 360 degree joystick that needed replaced ;)

  19. I just had the joy or repairing (cleaning) three 5200 controllers today, two joysticks and one trak-ball. I hate those joysticks so much, but they all work now so I'm happy.

    1. onemoretime


      I ll be so freakin happy when the edladdin 5200 controller comes out




    2. DamonicFury


      Does this mean you are diving into the 5200 and its library now?  Looking forward to hearing what you think about it all!  Already noted, you hate the stock controllers... most of us do, but there are a handful of exceptions out there.  Hope you can find alternatives that work for you.

  20. Good god, I'm used to seeing terrible prices but THIS is reaching.

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    2. sixersfan105


      But it's the box for the incredibly RARE Heavy Four Switch Atari LoOk!! That's a STEAL!

    3. Keatah


      ..with mold and fungus growing on it. Look at the dark splotches!

    4. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Don't knock the hustle.

  21. Your shirt is more colorful than your personality.

    1. Keatah


      For some people their shit is more colorful

    2. JacobZu7zu7


      my first instinct, what if its a tye-dye shirt? 🙃

    3. GoldLeader


      Know what's slightly funny about this?  My Work "uniform" is a tye dye shirt!  Yup!  All employees at the Little Philly (a cheese steak restaurant) wear them.   I get lots of compliments on it actually...When I make a delivery, people are always asking if we sell the shirts.

  22. What's the worst gaming related thing you ever bought? Here's mine.

    1. DragonGrafx-16


      My worst purchase was when I bought Wings of War for Genesis at Half Price Books... it would have been great if not for the fact that I did not check the case and it had a f**king copy of Slaughter Sport (or how I like to call it Shitter Sport) in it instead.

    2. save2600


      Didn't read the whole wall of text, but... send a boxed gamed (even a repro) in a bubbleope and you should be castrated. ;)

  23. I bring you the gift of the truth.


    1. derFunkenstein


      I feel attacked.  :lolblue:

    2. wongojack


      We started measuring by how fast our drones can fly now.

  24. driving-with-my-mom-in-the-car-me-goes-1-21820050.png.5064bbeb9a114234982a4056a0ae5f98.png

    1. thanatos


      That's very close.  I had to stop the learning to drive with mom.  She freaked out way too much and it made it even more difficult.  Dad always managed to stay calm.

      Once I got the license she was fine.

  25. Been reading the original novelization of Star Wars, I think it might be better than the movie, if you can get past the pretentious wording that is.

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