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  1. Looks like the pro Baseball season is determined to plod along after all. The Cleveland Indians have been playing games every evening here so far with no signs of slowing down.

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Can't see why they wouldn't....

  2. Wow! I think this one will me a must-have for me then! If they are willing to go with a mirror in this unit to replicate the feel of the original Space Invaders I really wish they would explore some more of the black and white era of arcades. One of Midway's early baseball arcades would be cool to have in this form factor!
  3. Just bought a working Tandy 1400LT cheap with MS-DOS diskettes and Quick Reference Manual. It was saved from going into the trash at Goodwill by a gentleman and local eBayer I know.

    1. Britishcar

      Britishcar

      Good catch.

  4. Went to list something on Facebook Marketplace and found out they now have to review and approve your ads. That's new..

    1. JrPac

      JrPac

      I think that's only if you're sharing your items for sale in a group, not regular marketplace?

    2. simbalion

      simbalion

      This was on the regular Marketplace. BTW, item sold already! :)

  5. When I was a kid we only had TV over the air, there were three networks, and some PBS and a few odd-ball UHF stations. Yet, there was more variety in types of show then than now. Yes there are more shows now, but everything is a copy of something else. Let that sink in for a moment. :)

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    2. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      most of movies are now the same old movies being done over as well, they seem to gut out the story and place all kind of modern day commentary in it. It's not really entertainment, it's not even a semblance of the book or movie it came from... They're almost always touting the latest current event of the last 2 years and shoving it in your face, and down your throat...

      so it's borish on all fronts and does nothing to entertain, excite your senses, or even give your logic and reasoning something to work with let alone complex enough to fire a single neuron.

      It's basically a wasteland on television and the big screen. Very sad time for almost all media these days... I picked up the local paper, all the same crap the AP and whatever these wastes of space think will pass for news today, but worse in that the appearances of the articles are as if they're now written in crayon. Maybe that's their pointless way of making the garbage more palatable. Whatever happened to simply reporting what is or was... as opposed to whatever some creature thinks of what happened or worse yet, re-wording things in order to make whatever happened or was said mean the opposite of what happened or a person meant or said. Yeah it's 5000 feeds of a crap sandwich these days, all chained together... and it follow you around on your phone with little chance of actually selecting what it will force on you, even after changing the settings, notifications, blocking, thumbs down, etc... inevitably Apple or Samsung and their news app foists the garbage and entertainment suggestions on you.

    3. Jinroh

      Jinroh

      I know what you mean. It was new and fresh back then.

       

      It is the old joke, "1000 channels and nothing to watch."

       

      I mostly find myself watching re-runs and such. Reliving epizodes of Married with Children and such. 

       

      Either that or putting re-runs on as background noise while I code. It is just comforting. Though maybe I am just becoming an old curmudgeon. x3 Though at least back then for the most part everything was not trying to push some kind of agenda on me, it was just entertainment.

    4. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      I got 13 channels of shit on the TV to choose from -- Pink Floyd

       

  6. Finally got the new Dennis DeYoung Album in the mail today! I'm currently listening to it and so far I like the whole thing. It's a sonic soundscape and, while some reviews call it cynical, I think a better term is timely. This is classic DeYoung and his voice is almost timeless.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Already??

       

      Seems like ya just ordered it!  :)

    3. simbalion

      simbalion

      I ordered it from a seller in Michigan, so it didn't take too long to get here to Ohio. Definitely an Album you want to set aside time to listen to all the way through.

    4. CharlieChaplin

      CharlieChaplin

      Listened to two songs of his new album and yes, I like them, so will definitely order the album... (I like both "worlds" Shaw + DDY). Besides, I have three nice A8 drawings (not done by me!) of 1980s pop stars, one of them is DDY...

  7. East Central Ohio sucks if you like old buildings. One actual historic building I used to pass all the time in Massillon, Ohio bit the dust this past week. The reason? Land owners said it was torn down for 'Possible future development' with no actual stated plans. I should have checked it out when I had the chance. :(

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    2. simbalion

      simbalion

      You might know the building then as it was one of the few old industrial buildings left by Erie Street and route 21. It had housed a Building 9 construction materials for as long as I can remember and they moved to their new Medina location late last November. I don't live overly far from Massillon and pass through it fairly often and have noticed that the land owners and developers are constantly whittling away at the older areas. Bland, modern retail structures have appeared like a slowly growing cancer. The main core is still intact, though one building burnt due to an electrical fire a few or so years back.

    3. simbalion

      simbalion

      Whoa, that was a long reply! Sorry!

    4. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      I was born there, but my family moved around a lot, so I never got a chance to get a good look at the area. Short visits here and there. For example, in the early 1980s, my mother took us to an old burger place she used to go to. I think the name was Watts, but she said everyone called it Watsies (watt seas). 

  8. Looks like it's on to Amazon for the CD I want. The music selection at our stores around here sucks now and I am noticing more and more bare shelves at the Walmarts and Target stores that pushed the little guys out around here.

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    2. save2600

      save2600

      I will say though, when digital discs are sent in that vacuum formed cardboard, and outside of getting stomped on, usually have good luck. Received an intact Haircut 100 CD today in fact. But that's because there's an inch or so "protection" surrounding the case. 

    3. simbalion

      simbalion

      Lately we have been trying to only buy from third-party sellers on Amazon due to the fact one of their drivers tried to take off with one of our packages earlier this year. Ebay is out of bounds for me as I have no Paypal.

    4. ProperRogue

      ProperRogue

      I've been happily using Discogs for years. Reasonable prices, trusted sellers... they've definitely been my go-to place. You should check them out.

  9. It's a lock! I definitely need to get a copy of Dennis DeYoung's new '26 East Vol.1' album! Now, if I can find anyplace around here that still carries physical copies of music.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      We have a Record/CD/Tape/Movie/Skateboard/Metal Shirt/Hippie clothing shop around here...I wonder if they got it?

  10. Is it wrong that I really like Dennis DeYoung's new song: With All Due Respect ? Probably not, I love hearing it on the radio and am probably going to get his new album this week if I can find a copy.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Can't speak for you, but I'd never apologize for liking something.  If other people don't like it,  that's to be expected... and it would be a very boring world if we all liked the same thing(s)...

    2. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Love me some DeYoung.   Thanks for this.

       

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Of course my answer was way too literal huh?

  11. Finally got the valve spring I needed for my 1952, former Air Force tug. It has been a battle trying to get parts for the Chrysler flathead in the thing, even though the one I have was the most produced of the line. Friend helped me get the final part, but the USPS got it stuck out in California for nearly a month!

  12. I used to look forward to the future, now I just dread it.

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    2. Prosystemsearch

      Prosystemsearch

      Very understandable indeed. At best, I look upon the future with cautious optimism. Maybe the 2nd half of the 2020's will be better.

    3. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      The present certainly doesn't look to good-- and I'm not just talking about the coronavirus.

    4. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      kneel before your masters, it appears to be fashion... suck... conform and bow... only they matter... no else does.. pffft, I'm not havin' any of that.

      Stand up! That's the way to make a better future.

  13. Went through Downtown for the first time in a while and noticed another one of the old buildings had to be demolished due to an absentee land owner. My old High School is being demolished as well to make a parking lot for the horrid looking new school. We are now averaging roughly one downtown building demolition a year here.

  14. I just found out that Disney is now planning to do a 'live' action/CGI remake of the 1973 Robin Hood film next. 2020 just keeps the misery coming.

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    2. simbalion

      simbalion

      I found another article and I guess it is supposed to be a Disney+ exclusive, so at least it won't be a big money grab. Still, ugh!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Their stock has gone mad!  Wish I still had some from when it was $107!  Yet...Seems like a fractured company at times to me...On one side, you have Marvel and Star Wars,...but then,  This other half rears its ugly head...What next?  A CGI Apple Dumpling Gang?  Hot Lead and Cold Feet the series?  How 'bout a show where Goofy & Pluto team up and "find themselves", call it "Who let the Dogs out?"  or maybe, Freaky Friday Again,  This time with Dudes?

    4. simbalion

      simbalion

      While some 'experts' claim otherwise, this is really all about easy money for Disney. They take a beloved classic, remake it with a few tweaks to make the foreign markets and such happy, and they can rake in the money with fairly low risk. That's the key. It doesn't have to be great, just okay enough to get those overseas dollars and play on gullible, nostalgic viewers.

  15. Ohioans are so desperate in my region that they are now playing repeats of old Cleveland Indians games on the radio every night! What in the...

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    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      They play old soccer matches on my Fox affiliate here in Portland every weekend.

    3. KaeruYojimbo

      KaeruYojimbo

      I've been enjoying the old mustache and afro games MLB network has been playing.

    4. carlsson

      carlsson

      Swedish TV spent the last three weekends reliving the soccer WC 1994 (which was held in the USA) by broadcasting the full games. Sports radio has picked up nuggets of old matches in combination with reports from all kinds of lesser covered sports that still are going on in some scale. I think one of the low points was in the end of March when they had live Saturday afternoon coverage of a training game between two teams in division 3 and 4 and even the chairman of the national soccer federation was there to watch.

       

      For a while the betting addicts were so out of games to bet on that everyone in Europe would be betting on training games (!) between division 6 teams, including bribes and threats to players in those teams who have no professional help to deal with it, but after a lot of media coverage most of the betting companies shut down betting on such unqualified games and I think most addicts moved to e-sports or the Belarus football league which for a while was the only one running.

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