The Saturday ONT is going back to the 80s [Weirddave]

Climb aboard folks! We're going back to the era of feathery hair and leg warmers, of Reaganomics and the end of the cold war. Fasten your seatbelt, 'cuz when this baby hits 88 MPH....you're gonna see some serious shit.


First thing we need is a time machine. There have been rumors and rumors of rumors about someone coming out with a brand new DeLorean, supposedly next year. I haven't been able to find anything concrete, but there is lots of concept art online. I liked this one:

Concept .jpg

But it turns out that it's not a DeLorean concept at all, it's the De Tomaso Mangusta concept car from about 5 years ago. Pity, it does look like a modern DeLorean.

Turns out, however, that you can buy a “new” DeLorean from a place down in Houston.

99.2% factory original parts. I hope the .8% that's not is the crappy Renault engine. I have a Renault diesel engine in my sailboat. It......runs.


Hot Hatches

Speaking of cars, the 80s were the era of the hot hatchback. The VW GTI was the quintessential hot hatch, but there were also RX-7s and other contenders for the title. My first car was a VW Scirocco. Not as boxy as the GTI, I loved its angular lines(the Mk1 Sciroccos. The Mk 2s got curvy in 1982). I put GTI rims and Pirelli rubber on that car, and it went around corners like it was on rails. I still think the look holds up today.

Scirocco.jpg


Big Hair

The whale spout. The side tail. Permed, crimped, puffed, fluffed and feathered. You can see them all here. The 80s were definitely a decade that should be remembered for hair. Don't look too smug men, we had mullets and spikes, mohawks and rat tails. I don't think anyone acquitted themselves well hair-wise in the 80s, but I have to say, sometimes when I see a movie from the era, I thing to myself “Boy, that looks HOT!”. I guess that's the price I pay for going to high school in the 80s. The standards of beauty at the time were imprinted on my brain as “attractive”.

Blair.jpg

You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have...
hair. Lots and lots of hair.

Video Games

Arcade.jpg


Now we're talking. I tell you, if I had a quarter for every video game I played in the 80s, I'd have.....all my money back, actually.

“Coin detected in pocket”

Berserk. Defender. Pac Man. Ms. Pac Man. Asteroids. Mappy. Paperboy. Battlezone. Man, I played them all, but the one game I was particularly good at was Joust. When the game came out, players soon discovered a method for “hunting” pterodactyls, which allowed you to play forever. Williams soon came out with a fix, but if you found an original machine, you could roll it over as many times as you wanted. I did this for 6 hours on 1 quarter once.

What were your favorites?

Home Computers


The popularity of video games was at least partially responsible for driving the home computer revolution. We went nuts over less RAM than we have in our watches today. I first went onto the World Wide Web in the early 90s, using an Atari ST series computer. One of these, actually.

Atari ST.jpg

I'd laugh at it today. Laugh. But it was revolutionary at the time, and in a very real way, those first tentative online contacts are what led all of us here today.


I Love the 80s!


Ther's so much more. You could do an entire series on the pop culture of the 80s. In fact, VH1 did. Twice. They're all available on YouTube.


Watch them all here. Accompanied by "riveting" commentary from "stars" who aspire to be D list, it's a fun walk down memory lane.

We haven't even touched on TV, movies, music or politics. Maybe for a future ONT. I'm sorry tonight's thread is so short, I forgot we had a dinner engagement and ran out of time.

Tonight’s ONT brought to you by miracles:

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Comments

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1 FIRST!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 10:17 PM (CNHr1)

2 HA!!!! I finally did it!!! HA!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 10:18 PM (CNHr1)

3 Puts on parachute pants.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 20, 2016 10:18 PM (kTF2Z)

4 So, WeirdDave. You missed the innovative decade by .. [ ] .. much.

Posted by: tbodie at August 20, 2016 10:18 PM (qR1v/)

5 Read the post.

Posted by: Emmie at August 20, 2016 10:18 PM (xVuS6)

6 Can't be first, read the content

Posted by: Harvey Two-Face at August 20, 2016 10:18 PM (vyqqu)

7 Heeeeey!

Top 10?

I sucked at Joust. The game I excelled at was Tempest.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 20, 2016 10:19 PM (rJUlF)

8 IBM PC Jr.
Bought it when I got back from Turkey.
The'80s. When Turkey was a good tour.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 20, 2016 10:19 PM (0tfLf)

9 Re: fun cars, interested hoard members should look into 1999-2004 Porsche 911s. The headlights look exactly like a boxter's, so the purists hate them and you can pick up low mileage ones for a steal, but behind the wheel they're all 911. Just fix that IMS bearing!

Posted by: major major major major at August 20, 2016 10:19 PM (igm64)

10 asdfasdfsadfasdfa

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 10:19 PM (5o5ek)

11
I swear to god I was first when I typed that.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 10:20 PM (5o5ek)

12 Top ten?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 20, 2016 10:20 PM (H4yb6)

13 5 Read the post.
Posted by: Emmie at August 20, 2016 10:18 PM (xVuS6)


Argh. The trials of communication via pixels. I was not bossily telling you Morons to read the post; I was saying that I (past tense) read the post. Like, before commenting. This is very rare for me.

Posted by: Emmie at August 20, 2016 10:20 PM (xVuS6)

14 Yeah, got Donkey Kong for Atari. One of the worst moments of the eighties.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 20, 2016 10:20 PM (kTF2Z)

15 Almost.

Hola again.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 20, 2016 10:21 PM (H4yb6)

16 I still remember exactly where i was in 1980 on that day when i heard, and i still get chills when i watch the clip. U! S! A!

Posted by: goatexchange at August 20, 2016 10:21 PM (Nd4YY)

17 I got hooked on Galaga.

Posted by: Emmie at August 20, 2016 10:21 PM (xVuS6)

18 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 20, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)

19 I'm never first. It's a small victory in an otherwise shit filled week.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 10:21 PM (CNHr1)

20 I felt a twinge in my rotting scrotum when I thought of the 80's.

Posted by: Zombie Author James Harrison at August 20, 2016 10:22 PM (3b9U4)

21 The Mk 2s got curvy in 1982

Nah, if anything they got more angular.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j8r5v6b

Posted by: straightedge at August 20, 2016 10:22 PM (1aCXh)

22 What ever happened to the video games made for PC's by the company Seirra? Kings Quest.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 10:24 PM (UwRDM)

23 I love 80's Big Hair on girls.

Very fun. Very feminine. Very girly.

Daddy like.


But, no, seriously that short, lank, greasy hair thing in all the snow cone colors you girls are wearing now...yeah...that's really hawt.

Lena Dunham hawt.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2016 10:24 PM (HGtd0)

24
I couldn't tell what was going on in that hockey game, but I get that America miraculously won.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 10:25 PM (5o5ek)

25 Can't post, face-sized spiders will eat me

Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 20, 2016 10:25 PM (vyqqu)

26 Member's Only jackets.

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 10:25 PM (KjfzO)

27 All those young ladies in "The Facts of Life"....Tootie....roll on over to Montana and see your big Zombie Daddy!

Posted by: Zombie Author James Harrison at August 20, 2016 10:25 PM (3b9U4)

28 they had an arcade at the putt putt on johnson ferry rd

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 20, 2016 10:25 PM (GdFQh)

29 Another fantastic ONT, WeirdDave - gotta love the big hair!

And good evening, Horde!

It's that time of year again: ramping up for the 3rd Annual Southwest Ohio Moron Meetup.

Scheduled for October 22nd in the Dayton area.

Want to be kept in the loop?

Drop me a line at swohmome@mail.com (and please include your nic).

Posted by: ibguy at August 20, 2016 10:26 PM (vUcdz)

30 The 80s produced some great rock. Except for grunge.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 20, 2016 10:26 PM (kTF2Z)

31 >>But, no, seriously that short, lank, greasy hair thing in all the snow cone colors you girls are wearing now...yeah...that's really hawt.


Don't forget all the damn lip, tongue & nose rings.

Cute

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 20, 2016 10:26 PM (voOPb)

32 what ever happened to that retarded chick on facts of life?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 20, 2016 10:27 PM (GdFQh)

33
Can't post, face-sized spiders will eat me
Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 20, 2016 10:25 PM (vyqqu)
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So, how are you doing now?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 10:27 PM (5o5ek)

34 stone washed denim.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2016 10:27 PM (KP5rU)

35 Second the Tempest call. I was a little young, but my older brother could spend hours, and I could spend hours watching him, on Tempest. GREAT game.

Posted by: Patrick at August 20, 2016 10:28 PM (klmXw)

36 My first major computer game was Moria (I don't know if that was the actual name though). I never finished it, but John defeated the Balrog at some point. Trying to find an RPG that combined Moria's infinite replayability with better graphics, but no nudity and not too much gore (kids watching you know) became a lifelong quest (yes, my life is wonderfully boring).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 20, 2016 10:29 PM (GDulk)

37 What the hell man????


I just wanted to say that. Evening roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 10:29 PM (vbvxt)

38 Oh, and Joust was an answer on Jeopardy this past week.

So there's that.

Posted by: ibguy at August 20, 2016 10:30 PM (vUcdz)

39 At my best I could get up to Tempest level 30-ish (yellow?).

Above average?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 20, 2016 10:30 PM (GdFQh)

40 I had the world record score on Robotron for a little while. I could also play Galaga for hours on a quarter. Flash Gordon pinball machines were my bitch.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 10:30 PM (w+Jhj)

41 Germane to nothing -

Those TV ads for Froot Loops were messed up. I mean, unsupervised children wandering around the rain forest looking for breakfast. Toucan Sam helped them out, so it all turned out all right - but what the hell?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 20, 2016 10:31 PM (tWpnH)

42 Stylistically only Mel Gibson came out of the 80's with his dignity in tact.


He paid the price later.

Posted by: eleven at August 20, 2016 10:31 PM (qUNWi)

43 I loved Battlezone. Red Baron seemed so much cooler, but you couldn't find it anywhere.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 20, 2016 10:32 PM (GdFQh)

44 What ever happened to the video games made for PC's by the company Seirra? Kings Quest.
-------------------

Sierra sold themselves to Vivendi, which kept them around for a while before finally folding the company (as inevitably happens with every last software developer that lets itself get bought). I think you can still find a Kings Quest collection, though.

As for me -

First computer was an Atari 800. I grew up playing Star Raiders, which was the very first space combat sim, and had amazingly good graphics for a computer with only 48KB of RAM.

I have good memories of the '80s. Sometimes I wonder if some of the good memories of the '80s are from the positive attitude that Reagan helped give the country when he was our president?

Posted by: junior at August 20, 2016 10:32 PM (HNYxZ)

45 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)

46 Bought a Mac Plus in 1986/7?

Had a 9 inch black & white screen, an 8 MHz processor and a whopping 1MB of RAM, which I later upgraded to 4MB.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at August 20, 2016 10:33 PM (laMCB)

47
Eighties is kinda blurry 'cuz I wasn't working. Finnally I put a duffle bag of gear on the back of a Honda 350 and went to Albuquerque.

Things really didn't get any better.

Posted by: Imma Weary at August 20, 2016 10:33 PM (a1VmK)

48 I love the 80's....being long gone.


The 80's made me wear stone washed jeans and a Members only jacket.

Posted by: eleven at August 20, 2016 10:33 PM (qUNWi)

49 Does this thing work?

Posted by: loginon at August 20, 2016 10:34 PM (42lnL)

50 Without a doubt the 80s were the best, all types of music were developed or refined in the 80s, technology, culture, movies all in the 80s..

THE 80s ROCKED!!

Posted by: Kreplach at August 20, 2016 10:34 PM (7C/kB)

51 Laugh. But it was revolutionary at the time, and in a very real way, those first tentative online contacts are what led all of us here today.
You're welcome.

BBL. I feel my chakra being released.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 10:34 PM (LdMbv)

52 Lionel Richie & the Commodores. Now that's some musicianship.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at August 20, 2016 10:34 PM (laMCB)

53 Crap!

#51 was supposed to be socked as "al gore".


Great. My first comment is an unforced error.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 10:35 PM (LdMbv)

54 Posted by: eleven at August 20, 2016 10:33 PM (qUNWi)

You allowed yourself to wear that shit

I loved the 80s

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 20, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

55 @47...nothing ever gets better in Albuquerque.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 10:35 PM (CNHr1)

56 Shinskue Nakamura won the NXT title....

Kin-Sha-sa baby!

Posted by: sven10077 at August 20, 2016 10:36 PM (SzZnW)

57 Bought a Mac Plus in 1986/7?

.....

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at August 20, 2016 10:33 PM (laMCB)



Pshaw. I bought a Big Mac Plus fries and a drink today. Only $3.99, too.

*burp*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2016 10:36 PM (v5iqM)

58
sah dah tay

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 20, 2016 10:36 PM (GdFQh)

59 THE 80s ROCKED

No. The '60's.
Now there was music.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 20, 2016 10:36 PM (0tfLf)

60
#51 was supposed to be socked as "al gore".


Great. My first comment is an unforced error.
---------------

Heh.

Funny thing is, I saw the comment, knew that Al Gore was supposed to be the person making it, and didn't bother to check the sig.

Only reason I know you screwed up is because you announced it to everyone.


Posted by: junior at August 20, 2016 10:36 PM (HNYxZ)

61
Those TV ads for Froot Loops were messed up. I mean, unsupervised children wandering around the rain forest looking for breakfast. Toucan Sam helped them out, so it all turned out all right - but what the hell?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 20, 2016 10:31 PM (tWpnH)



You'd think so, but-

In his later years, Toucan Sam left the jungle precipitously,

went to Las Vegas, got a nose job, ran for office-

and today he's known as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid!

and now you know the rest of the story.

Posted by: Zombie Paul Harvey at August 20, 2016 10:36 PM (HGtd0)

62 11


I swear to god I was first when I typed that.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 10:20 PM (5o5ek)


Oh, yeah? What was your right hand doing?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 10:37 PM (EzgxV)

63 If you're nostalgic for the 80s check out "Stranger Things" on Netflix. That show is pure awesome.

Posted by: loginon at August 20, 2016 10:37 PM (42lnL)

64 First computer was one my dad and I built in 1976. 8008 CPU, no permanent storage. I think it had 4k RAM.

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2016 10:37 PM (BO/km)

65 @47...nothing ever gets better in Albuquerque.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 10:35 PM

My other choice was Denver.

Spent a four day holiday weekend above 10,000 feet in a four day cold drizzle in a one man bivy sack.

Posted by: Imma Weary at August 20, 2016 10:38 PM (a1VmK)

66 THE 80s ROCKED!!
Posted by: Kreplach at August 20, 2016 10:34 PM (7C/kB)

Yeah. The 70's.

Get off my lawn.

Posted by: tbodie at August 20, 2016 10:38 PM (qR1v/)

67 The 80's were also famous for those dinner engagements for couples where all the keys went into a bowl.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 10:38 PM (UwRDM)

68 The 80's were great for me in that I spent most of it being totally irresponsible. Then I got married. Ugh.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 20, 2016 10:38 PM (heN73)

69 Loginon.... I watched and loved it!! I hope they return for another season... hell many more seasons!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 10:38 PM (CNHr1)

70 The 8os was the last decade that the US had a pulse. Reagan was the last hurrah; he wouldn't stand a chance of getting elected now.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (Y/5qL)

71 Toucan Sam helped them out, so it all turned out all right -- but what the hell?
Unsupervised. Coohoo. Unsupervised. Blow me. Coohoo.

Posted by: harry reid's parrot at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (LdMbv)

72 My first new (not used) car was a Scirocco 16V. Amazingly, never got a speeding ticket in it, though it's not like I didn't try...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (VSenK)

73 MC Hammer is doing commercials for Contact adhesive strips...enough said.

Posted by: Patrick Henry at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (GLWQI)

74 Now we're talking. I tell you, if I had a quarter for every video game I played in the 80s, I'd have.....all my money back, actually.

A friend and I were going to the local multi-plex theatre to play some games one time. Repair guy is fixing the Smash-TV machine. He looks at us and asks, "You guys going to play this one?"

We said yes. He opened up the coin panel again and pressed down a button. The machine registered "99 credits."

He said, "There you go," and walked away.

Best day evah.

BIG MONEY. BIG PRIZES. OH YEAH!!!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (V3IFq)

75 Does anyone remember Missile Command ? That was parked in the corner at the local bar all through the early '80's and I was an addict. I now realize that big ball you used to line up the shots was actually an ancestor of the computer mouse....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (8HGb7)

76 Imma Weary.. remind me to never go on a vacation with you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (CNHr1)

77 48
I love the 80's....being long gone.





The 80's made me wear stone washed jeans and a Members only jacket.

Posted by: eleven at August 20, 2016 10:33 PM (qUNWi)


Wide-wale corduroy and a long-sleeved polyester pullover shirt with all the buttons unbuttoned....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)

78 I miss the heyday of the video arcade. Lasted into the nineties but faded out with the ubiquity of gaming consoles.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2016 10:40 PM (0mRoj)

79 Nissan really blew their chances with the B15 Sentra. The one I am talking about is from 2000 to 2001. It is the SE with performance package and it had everything but horsepower. The brakes and suspension were excellent. All they needed to do was add a turbo, but they chose not to do this for some retarded reason. As a result it was overlooked at a time where the hot compact import market was on fire.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 10:40 PM (hVdx9)

80 My favorite arcade game was Mr Dos Castle and Dig Dug, loved those games.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 20, 2016 10:41 PM (7C/kB)

81 Yeah I remember Missile Command. Wasn't very good at it, like most of them. I was an Asteroids freak.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 20, 2016 10:41 PM (heN73)

82 Weirddave / Misanthropic Humanitarian?

Oh, sorry. Still stuck in the last thread.

Posted by: mindful webworker - forward, y'all at August 20, 2016 10:41 PM (5a8XA)

83 I put many a quarter into Gravitar. An addictive game, for sure.

I had an Apple II clone, the Laser 128, as my first real computer. I sure wasted a lot of time and money playing games as a youth.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2016 10:41 PM (u82oZ)

84 Wide-wale corduroy and a long-sleeved polyester pullover shirt with all the buttons unbuttoned....





Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 10:40 PM


Stylin' man! I bet you pulled the chicks.

Posted by: otho at August 20, 2016 10:41 PM (EWg9n)

85 The 80's...when Triumph finally dumped the Amal carbs for Bings...but it still leaked oil.

Posted by: torabora at August 20, 2016 10:42 PM (5V+wg)

86 BIG MONEY. BIG PRIZES. OH YEAH!!!
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (V3IFq)

I'd buy THAT for a dollar!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2016 10:42 PM (0mRoj)

87 Bezerk. Now there was a game. A robot simply blew people away...

Posted by: JoeF. at August 20, 2016 10:43 PM (8HGb7)

88 The popularity of video games was at least partially responsible for driving the home computer revolution. We went nuts over less RAM than we have in our watches today. [ . . . ]

I'd laugh at it today. Laugh. But it was revolutionary at the time, and in a very real way, those first tentative online contacts are what led all of us here today.


There is a pretty cool show on AMC returning for Season 3 this coming Tuesday. Halt and Catch Fire. Takes place during this 1980s era when they were developing the PC and laptop. Pretty good tech nerd drama.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 20, 2016 10:43 PM (7A4qQ)

89 stone washed denim.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2016 10:27 PM (KP5rU)

I bought a Levi's jacket that had some kink of rocky material in the chest pockets.

Posted by: BignJames at August 20, 2016 10:43 PM (+q52R)

90 Peak 80s Christmas: getting a ColecoVision console so I could finally play video games at home. Parents got me a separate TV so I didn't burn an image onto theirs. Zaxxon, Turbo (with the add-on steering wheel and gas pedal), Donkey Kong - many brain cells died and mediocre grades achieved accordingly.

Posted by: PabloD at August 20, 2016 10:43 PM (mEbam)

91 I loved the 80s. That's when I went to college, moved 3000 miles from home, and met and married my husband. I loved the clothes ( which look funny now), and having naturally big hair, was thrilled that I could finally be in style, hair wise. I could never do the long straight parted in the middle Marcia Brady hair, though I desperately wanted it.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 10:44 PM (D63C/)

92 In the 80s I sold CPM computers like Kaypro and Eagle, Apple IIs, and later the original Mac and IBM PC. The Space Shuttle simulator on the first Mac was the coolest thing ever.

I remember selling PC-ATs for $5000 and then a few years later selling them used for $100. Back then we would actually do things like replace flybacks and components on boards.

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2016 10:44 PM (BO/km)

93 Enidine no longer makes the ITT Shot shock for shotguns. Here is the who makes it now:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hk4ujuj

I have used it and can personally recommend it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 10:44 PM (hVdx9)

Posted by: browndog at August 20, 2016 10:44 PM (ccfl2)

95 63 If you're nostalgic for the 80s check out "Stranger Things" on Netflix. That show is pure awesome.
Posted by: loginon at August 20, 2016 10:37 PM (42lnL)

Yes. Yes it is.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2016 10:45 PM (0mRoj)

96 Lets keep this in perspective Matt.... Brian Williams still works for your network.

Posted by: Ran Lochte at August 20, 2016 10:45 PM (1Mft0)

97 84
Wide-wale corduroy and a long-sleeved polyester pullover shirt with all the buttons unbuttoned....







Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 10:40 PM


Stylin' man! I bet you pulled the chicks.


Posted by: otho at August 20, 2016 10:41 PM (EWg9n)


Actually didn't do too badly....for a cephalopod-headed transdimensional monstrosity not in Japan.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 10:45 PM (EzgxV)

98 Re: fun cars, interested hoard members should look into 1999-2004 Porsche 911s. The headlights look exactly like a boxter's, so the purists hate them and you can pick up low mileage ones for a steal, but behind the wheel they're all 911. Just fix that IMS bearing!

Posted by: major major major major at August 20, 2016 10:19 PM (igm64)


911 Porsches. I was once working in an independent shop that did VW repairs and service. 1980-something. A customer bought in '60's-vintage 911 for a tuneup. And they gave the job to me. I got the books out, and spent a lot time fussing with it to get the Weber carbs balanced. Took it for a short test drive, and it was really fast, but it didn't make me want to own one.


Bonus. The customer came back, and said he was really pleased with the tuneup, and that it was so rare to get it done right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2016 10:46 PM (oqkO3)

99 My first job after College was renting out dual floppy IBM PCs and 10MB HD XT machines. ATs came along shortly thereafter.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 20, 2016 10:46 PM (beFCa)

100 Whew i spent the end of the eighties into the nineties pregnant , nursing. Maybe it Was the big hair lol

Posted by: willow at August 20, 2016 10:46 PM (A1MMY)

101 Wrote stupid Basic programs on the TRS-80

Posted by: Sphynx at August 20, 2016 10:47 PM (OZmbA)

102 And if you're nostalgic for the 90's vote for me!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 20, 2016 10:47 PM (IqV8l)

103 My name is Ryan, Dammitt

Posted by: Ryan Lochte at August 20, 2016 10:47 PM (1Mft0)

104 92
In the 80s I sold CPM computers like Kaypro and Eagle, Apple IIs, and
later the original Mac and IBM PC. The Space Shuttle simulator on the
first Mac was the coolest thing ever.



I remember selling PC-ATs for $5000 and then a few years later
selling them used for $100. Back then we would actually do things like
replace flybacks and components on boards.

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2016 10:44 PM (BO/km)


I installed and maintained accounting systems on the original IBMPC and PC-ATs.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 10:47 PM (EzgxV)

105 Hm. No Caturday specific subject matter.

Taking notes, demerits, will snitch to superiors.

Posted by: It"s Caturday! at August 20, 2016 10:48 PM (PjWy4)

106 I grew up in the decade of arcade games. My best friend even had the record about video games.
I played two of the three Tron games, Donkey Kong, Tempest, Robo-Tron, Pac Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Defender, Zaxxon, Joust, Berzerk, Centipede, Gorf, and several others.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 10:48 PM (hVdx9)

107 I stadium rocked the big hair and Brook Shields eyebrows! But my music was punk rock or synthotronic man.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 20, 2016 10:49 PM (jR7Wy)

108 Willow, I spent the entire 90s pregnant and/or nursing. Into the 2000s, actually.

It's why I know no 90s music to speak of. I was always listening to Barney tapes, or Raffi, or Wee Sing.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 10:49 PM (D63C/)

109 75 Does anyone remember Missile Command ? That was parked in the corner at the local bar all through the early '80's and I was an addict. I now realize that big ball you used to line up the shots was actually an ancestor of the computer mouse....
Posted by: JoeF. at August 20, 2016 10:39 PM (8HGb7)


Yup. Loved that game. I have it on tablet now, but it's just not the same without that big, heavy trackball. I got pretty good at using the momentum of the ball to head toward my next aiming point, and at getting maximum use out of those side missile turrets, to save the crucial center ones.

Posted by: Splunge at August 20, 2016 10:49 PM (iMxBJ)

110 What about MTV and MTV cops, aka Miami Vice? We had great football and the NBA was fantastic with Beat LA, Boston and Philly. The Gipper was in the White House and it was not for sale, and Bloom County was funny, before Breathed's anger made him sound just like SJW. Tina Turner was strutting her stuff and Bruce Springsteen went commercial. I loved the Go Go 80's when Robert Bartley was rocking the OP ED page at what was the World's Greatest Capitalist Newspaper, the WSJ. And a harmless little fuzzball made his debut and grew into the Mr. Big of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Those Were The Days My Friend, we thought they'd never end, we sing and dance forever and a day, We'd live the life we choose, We'd fight and never lose, For we were young and sure to have our way.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 20, 2016 10:49 PM (I6Am+)

111 The 80's made me wear stone washed jeans and a Members only jacket.
Posted by: eleven
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Did you also cuff the jeans tightly around your ankles?


Lotsa great content up there to soak in. This will take a while...
But, Joust was The Shit. I had high score at the bowling alley forever.

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (+r5OR)

112 My name is Ryan, Dammitt

Posted by: Ryan Lochte at August 20, 2016 10:47 PM (1Mft0)

I think you had it right the first time.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (heN73)

113 I was a freshman in HS during the 1980 Winter Games and a few months before, my family was among the first on our block to get a VHS recorder for Christmas.

I taped the miracle game vs the Soviets, and for weeks after the Olympics were over I rode my bike home from school at lunch (try doing that today do they even allow open campuses anymore) to watch it over and over again every day.

Probably my all time favorite sports memory.

Actually, not probably but unquestionably, & certainly so in my yoot.

Rams finally winning the Super Bowl is 1A, but that came to me much later in adulthood.



Posted by: md at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (uKJIC)

114 THERE WAS A SPIDER
ITS ALL OK NOW

Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (vyqqu)

115 I never played arcade games in the '70s or '80s. And not that it influenced me because he told me the anecdote well into the arcade mania but a friend told me about a friend of his who would always toss a quarter into the arcade place when they walked by and announce something like, "I only lose one quarter doing it this way."

My dad the P. Eng. had a TRS-80 that he eventually got a wargame for (Waterloo; where you were acting as a single(!) cannon commander shooting at advancing rows of very-pixilated French soldiers) but I only played it a couple of times. I can't recall why but probably because I preferred reading and TV to playing it.

A friend had a coding-cracked version of the original Civilization that I only played one full game of and then two partial games as it kept on freezing up. Probably my p.c.'s fault due to lack of Ram or the like.

It killed me that phalanxes in defensive mode on hills could beat modern tank units in combat.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (LdMbv)

116 Wish we could go back to the '80's politically. Yeah, The Soviets would be back. But so would Reagan--or as the lefties used to say "RayGun".

Posted by: JoeF. at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (8HGb7)

117 75 Does anyone remember Missile Command ? That was parked in the corner at the local bar all through the early '80's and I was an addict. I now realize that big ball you used to line up the shots was actually an ancestor of the computer mouse....
Posted by: JoeF
****

I do. That was a tough game.
Loved me some space invaders on the 2600 tho.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (hVdx9)

118 No. The '60's.
Now there was music. Posted by: Diogenes at August 20, 2016 10:36 PM (0tfLf)

Amen. It is still my musical summer, my go to music.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 20, 2016 10:51 PM (I6Am+)

119 Speaking of 80's nostalgia, I've been binge-watching Halt and Catch Fire on AMC. Great series. Can't wait for season three to start next week.

And Lee Pace has 80's-worthy caterpillar brows.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 20, 2016 10:51 PM (jR7Wy)

120 Joe F. -

Missile Command rocks.

As to the Scirocco - oye. I went to test drive one in '78 / '79 only to run into the worst salesman ever. As I'm a tall gent, I asked the rep how to put the seats back. His reply was that the car was made for people 5'10" and shorter and that I was not the target driver (as I'm 6'3").

Fast forward a few years to find that I'm a passenger in a Scirocco and that the seats adjusted just fine for a person of my proportions.

That dummy salesman probably saved my life though, as I would have driven the hell out of that beast.

Posted by: browndog at August 20, 2016 10:51 PM (ccfl2)

121 Blue bell. I know, i wore children in backpacks to work . i never watched tv or movies that wasn't disney

Posted by: willow at August 20, 2016 10:52 PM (A1MMY)

122 What were your favorites?


Battlezone, Missile Command, Tempest, Centipede, and Space Invaders are the ones I was drawn to like an insect to a bug zapper.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 10:52 PM (CdfFU)

123 I still have a couple of posters. One of the Macintosh office showing a Mac, a Lisa, an external 10Mb hard drive, and a LaserWriter printer all hooked together thru AppleTalk.

The other is a poster of an IBM PS/2 Model 50 being hawked by Jamie Farr. That would have been about 1987. We sold a ton of those things. First PCs with 3.5" drives, PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors (no more serial mice) and analog video (VGA).

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2016 10:53 PM (BO/km)

124 I'm definitely nostalgic for the '80s. Grew up during the '80s. 1980 to 1989, I was age 4 to age 13. I remember...

the '83 Winnin' Ugly White Sox (Ron Kittle, Greg Luzinski, Pudge Fisk, Harold Baines), the heartbreak of the '84 Cubs (damn you Steve Garvey!), my sports idol Ryne Sandberg, the '85 Bears, the heartbreak of the '89 Cubs (damn you Will Clark!), the excitement and frustration of the beginning of the Michael Jordan era (remember listening to his 63pts vs Celtics on the radio in the car on the way to Grandma's house for some occasion or another, remember the frustration of the Bad Boy Pistons)...

The Wonder Years (Kevin Arnold was the same age as me, so felt like I was growing up with him; TV show spoke to me, even though it was about growing up in a different era), Growing Pains, The Cosby Show, Family Ties were my favorite shows.

Ah, the memories...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 20, 2016 10:53 PM (7A4qQ)

125 Our first was born in '81. The twins a few years later. Much of the decade was spent at home. Some of it's a blur. Landlording in Chicago - tales I could tell!

Not much into video games, but spent a lot of time on CompuServe, first on the Radio Shack Model I and then on the PC-AT.

I remember somewhere in there was a comic book explosion, lots of independents, small companies, and even the big 2 had some good stuff. Until the kids got expensive, I bought almost everything. It's all in long boxes down in the catacombs.

And disco gave way to actual music again. I remember that.

But mostly, diapers and high chairs, and eventually swimming lessons and pushing bicycles until they learned.

Posted by: mindful webworker - long, long ago at August 20, 2016 10:53 PM (5a8XA)

126 Where we're going, we don't need concrete.

Posted by: Dr. Brown at August 20, 2016 10:54 PM (yddCj)

127 I have no idea what happened at #94.

Ain't my fault.

Not goin' to the barrel, nuh uhn, no sir, no barrel here.

Posted by: browndog at August 20, 2016 10:54 PM (ccfl2)

128
I bought a Levi's jacket that had some kink of rocky material in the chest pockets.
Posted by: BignJames at August 20, 2016 10:43 PM (+q52R)
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Woohoo! The 80's were epic! The clothes came off the hanger pre-coked!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 20, 2016 10:54 PM (jR7Wy)

129 Battlezone...Ho Lee Crap I had forgotten that one. What a great game. Loved how it utterly immersed you.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 10:54 PM (hVdx9)

130 That original IBM PC was an event so momentous that it is hard to imagine these days. Finally, a standard. It was clunky, expensive, and kind of awesome for the time. And yet it was a blip on IBM's radar. I remember reading their annual report, the year it came out, curious to see how they regarded their triumph of instant success in the PC market.

It was mentioned in one line in a long report. IIRC that line was "we are also very pleased with the success of the IBM PC."

Posted by: Splunge at August 20, 2016 10:55 PM (iMxBJ)

131 OMG, that same Barry White song is on the radio again.

I always wanted to be one of those black girl singers that did backup for people like him, or Ray Charles, or maybe one of the lesser Supremes.

But I'm not black and I can't sing, so there went that dream.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 10:55 PM (D63C/)

132 Stranger Things is set in 80's. Based on the music, clothes, product logos, and cars... it's set in every year of the 1980's simultaneously.

Posted by: V the K at August 20, 2016 10:56 PM (jn7FC)

133 I meant to mention on last night's ONT that it was the anniversary of the birth of Ogden Nash:

Candy is dandy
But Liquor is quicker

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 10:57 PM (yddCj)

134 I spent the early years of the 80's in high school and the latter years battling the Evil Empire, back when America had the stones to do these things.

Ronald Reagan was the last great President of the United States.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 10:57 PM (vbvxt)

135 Hi all
sorry WeirdDave my watch doesn't have any RAM...

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 10:58 PM (uAvJJ)

136 AOP in the early 80s after college and before I got into the computer business I worked for a Porsche specialist in Atlanta. He also had a Porsche wrecking yard. The owner traveled all over buying wrecked Porsches to part out. That was where I started, disassembling wrecked Porsches, and the later moved up to the service dept up front.

I wish sometimes I had stayed on that career path, but you never know where life will take you.

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2016 10:58 PM (BO/km)

137 There was also the Star Wars arcade games.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 10:58 PM (hVdx9)

138 81 >> Yeah I remember Missile Command. Wasn't very good at it, like most of them. I was an Asteroids freak.

Posted by: Country Boy

Hell to the yes. I could play Asteroids for hours on a quarter; it was the only video game I ever truly mastered.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 20, 2016 10:58 PM (gyKtp)

139 Oh Boy....

I just bought the WarriorQueen a couple of Arcade Games 3weeks ago...

Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Galaga (for me)...

Found a guy who had 18 PLAYABLE machines for sale.

Might go back and buy some more.

No shit, we own em. And even after hours of testing since purchase, they're still workin. Ha.

So much fuckin fun...especially combined with High Test encouragement.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 20, 2016 10:59 PM (zYOhH)

140 3
Puts on parachute pants.

and moon boots. don't forget the moon boots.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 20, 2016 10:59 PM (Oi5b2)

141 The '80's weren't really a good decade for me. I cringe at the whole decade and some of the things I did. The '70's and '90's were better, much better for me.

And with a few exceptions, the music really sucked--but I think a lot of it was the studio production techniques they used--big whooshing drums, Fairlight keyboards and piles of cocaine....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 20, 2016 10:59 PM (8HGb7)

142 I bought a Levi's jacket that had some kink of rocky material in the chest pockets.
Posted by: BignJames
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The guy that invented stone-washed jeans was a buddy of mine. He retired early, and wealthy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 10:59 PM (yddCj)

143 Hey everybody.

Oh man, the 1980s. So many memories.

My first car was a 1985 Honda CRX. I loved that car.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM (OKox0)

144 22 What ever happened to the video games made for PC's by the company Seirra? Kings Quest.
Posted by: Cactus of Liberty



I assume you mean Sierra? They also made one of the greatest racing sims for the PC; Grand Prix Legends!

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM (CdfFU)

145 Gutfeld just called Lochte "Lyin' Ryan".

Lyin' Ryan Lochte. It's got a ring to it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM (DW+jj)

146 GGE!
If you're still out there I've missed you!

Still have the Stang?

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM (KjfzO)

147 My fiancé is demanding I go watch Keanu with her, so be back in a while.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 11:01 PM (hVdx9)

148 I was the best-ever Frogger player!

Posted by: george costanza at August 20, 2016 11:01 PM (LdMbv)

149 143 My first car was a 1985 Honda CRX. I loved that car.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM (OKox0)


Yeah, they were really onto something with that one. Short-wheelbase cars are just fun.

Posted by: Splunge at August 20, 2016 11:01 PM (iMxBJ)

150 Probably my all time favorite sports memory.

Here's mine: Tug McGraw striking out Willie Wilson in Game 6 of the 1980 World Series to give the Phils their first WS win:
http://tinyurl.com/zfcwvjc

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 20, 2016 11:02 PM (3C9q2)

151 Splunge, oh yeah.

The Mustang, Charger, Challenger and Beetle are back, why not the CRX???

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:02 PM (OKox0)

152 Good God, that was my '80's hairstyle. Exactly.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:03 PM (P8951)

153 152 for a win!

Posted by: Jake at August 20, 2016 11:03 PM (n9yaq)

154 119 Speaking of 80's nostalgia, I've been binge-watching Halt and Catch Fire on AMC. Great series. Can't wait for season three to start next week.

And Lee Pace has 80's-worthy caterpillar brows.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 20, 2016 10:51 PM

I've been doing the same the last couple days. DVR set to record all episodes and AMC I think re-aired all of seasons 1 and 2 this week. So I have something like 14 episodes left to get through. I'm at the one right after Gordon Clark snuck back into Cardiff to steal The Giant to bring to COMDEX.

Scoot McNairy and Kerry Bishé have good chemistry. They portrayed married couple Joe and Kathy Stafford in Argo and are married in HaCF as well. Something about Bishe, just has a great combination of girl next door, classy and sexy. Lee Pace (only knew of him as Thranduil in The Hobbit movies) is great as Joe MacMillan.

Great show. Glad it's continuing for Season 3 this Tuesday.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 20, 2016 11:03 PM (7A4qQ)

155 THERE WAS A SPIDER
ITS ALL OK NOW


Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (vyqqu)


So I'm asking you because I think you are a man who would know these things.

What caliber for spider?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 11:04 PM (vbvxt)

156 We're so old..lol..the only great thing to come out of my life after all the fears and tears are my gorgeous husband and my children..everything else is just noise

Posted by: willow at August 20, 2016 11:04 PM (A1MMY)

157 I played Galaga all the time too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:04 PM (P8951)

158 Wow 1980.
Beginning of my adult life. Moved to SoCal at 18 and lived the dream.
Those were the days.

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 11:05 PM (KjfzO)

159 Still have the Stang?

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM (KjfzO)


Heck yeah! You?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 11:05 PM (vbvxt)

160 Oh, and I actually know the name of that semi-blonde actress with the big hair.

Lisa Whelchel. Played the rich girl, Blair, on The Facts Of Life. Then had, and still has, a rep as a very devout Christian.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:05 PM (OKox0)

161 Tilikum Killer Assault Whale: My fianc- is demanding I go watch Keanu with her, so be back in a while.

Just watched that last week. Violent, foul-language, embarrassing, but hilarious. And... oooo... kitteh!

Posted by: mindful webworker - gangsta kitteh! at August 20, 2016 11:05 PM (5a8XA)

162
THERE WAS A SPIDER
ITS ALL OK NOW
Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 20, 2016 10:50 PM (vyqqu)
-------------------

Eh, does anyone know where Brother Cavil lives? Might want to drop by.... and bring your spider gun....

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 11:06 PM (5o5ek)

163 151 Splunge, oh yeah.
The Mustang, Charger, Challenger and Beetle are back, why not the CRX???
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:02 PM (OKox0)


Imagine a modern 300HP variant of the CRX. Might be the most fun car ever.

Posted by: Splunge at August 20, 2016 11:06 PM (iMxBJ)

164 Mine was more long frizzy wild. Never was that tame

Posted by: willow at August 20, 2016 11:06 PM (A1MMY)

165 Gutfeld just called Lochte "Lyin' Ryan".

Lyin' Ryan Lochte. It's got a ring to it.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM

Really? Weasel Zippers posted last evening that Lochte may have been telling the truth. I guess something changed today?

Lochte May Have Been Telling Truth: Gun Was Held On Swimmers And There May Have Been No Real Vandalism

http://bit.ly/2b78gwL

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 20, 2016 11:06 PM (7A4qQ)

166 147 My fiance is demanding I go watch Keanu with her, so be back in a while.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer
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If it's Speed or Point Break, we'll allow it.

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 11:06 PM (+r5OR)

167 Back in the 80's I got to bang teen age girls.

didn't do that in the 90's, but non teen age girls have way less crazy

Posted by: Jake at August 20, 2016 11:07 PM (n9yaq)

168 More 80s nostalgia:

Believe it or not
I'm walkin' on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flyin' away on a
wing and a prayer
Who could it be??
Believe it or not
It's just me...


Whatever became of Connie Sellecca anyway?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:07 PM (OKox0)

169 Check out my link...

ACAM....

The list is the PLAYABLE Games at the Museum.

Why fuck is it in New Hampshire? Ha.....

They should Really have regional Sites...

Google, or one of those MegaRich Fucktards should fund it....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 20, 2016 11:07 PM (zYOhH)

170 Splunge, I'm literally drooling... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:07 PM (OKox0)

171 I spent much of the 80's in Japan where every day a new weird appeared. Found a hippie surfer pizza shack in Marugami that had Budweiser. "You rike Beach Boys?"
There were vending machines that delivered a Kirin beer at any time of day or night. Had a blast and built some drilling rigs.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at August 20, 2016 11:07 PM (d/9qZ)

172 166 147 My fiance is demanding I go watch Keanu with her, so be back in a while.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer
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If it's Speed or Point Break, we'll allow it.
Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 11:06 PM (+r5OR)
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John Wick is also acceptable.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 20, 2016 11:08 PM (jR7Wy)

173 Remember the fall of the wall -saw that live on tv - and my jaw dropped, and my mother wept. The solid fact of the iron curtain dissolved under ten thousand hammer blows live on TV. The poverty and desperation of the people on the other side was depressing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 20, 2016 11:08 PM (2j2i4)

174 GGE,
Yes I do! I'll never give up my Stang. I do have to replace the rack of motors underneath the driver's seat to the tune of 5 bills but that's okay. I've racked up about 67k miles on her.
Still my pride and joy.

How ya been?

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 11:08 PM (KjfzO)

175 Does The Horde oh Plenty remember the
Firefox game?

Based on ol' Clints movie?

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 20, 2016 11:09 PM (zYOhH)

176 I admit I was a big enough fan of Bill Cosby's show in the 1980s, I bought his then-new comedy LP when I saw it on sale at Music Plus.

It was titled "For Those Of You With Or Without Children, You'll Understand." 1986. Even today, and even knowing what I know now about Cosby, it's still pretty funny.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:10 PM (OKox0)

177 History!

2004 Aug 20, on Ace of Spades:

Kerry Campaign Hires New Spokesman to Handle SwiftVets' Allegations - Baghdad Bob

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=042123

Posted by: mindful webworker - hysteri at August 20, 2016 11:10 PM (5a8XA)

178 Scorched Earth is one of my all time favorite games.

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2016 11:11 PM (BO/km)

179 Oh and here's a topical kitteh for Caturday

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5257408104_f5a7d05c55.jpg

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 11:11 PM (uAvJJ)

180 Willow, if you have curly or wavy hair, check out the book Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey. Life-changing.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 11:11 PM (D63C/)

181 Husband's supervisors managed to snag a Maserati for their rental last week. In addition to being green with envy, I now have the Eagles' "Life's Been Good To Me" stuck in my head.


My Maserati does 185
They took my license
Now I can't drive....

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 20, 2016 11:13 PM (ar2KI)

182 More 80s nostalgia:

Believe it or not
I'm walkin' on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flyin' away on a
wing and a prayer
Who could it be??
Believe it or not
It's just me...


Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:07 PM

"Believe it or not,
George isn't at home.
Please leave a message
at the beep.
I must be out
or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not,
I'm not home."

/ 90s nostalgia...

Posted by: George Costanza's Answering Machine at August 20, 2016 11:13 PM (7A4qQ)

183 179

Thank you for the Caturday kitteh!

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 20, 2016 11:13 PM (3C9q2)

184 How ya been?

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 11:08 PM (KjfzO)


Loving life! Mine needs a top, the back window fell out of it and I siliconed it back in but it looks like crap (doesn't leak any more though). Two grand for that, so it's gonna have to wait a while. I have a squeak in the right rear brake that I'm working on as well, I got a brake caliper bracket for it that I'm going to try first.
Mrs Hades goes back to work next week, she's not too excited about that, and my work schedule is about to change again. That's life I guess.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 11:14 PM (vbvxt)

185 >> Lisa Whelchel

I remember her, and I think of late she's done some of those sappy Lifetime movies.

I remember the Facts of Life. They spun off "Mrs. Garret" from that show with Gary "Whatjoo talkin' bout, Willis" Coleman.

There was another one that I sort of got the hots for as a teenage, a brunette who'd played this "bad girl" part, a runaway type. The character's name was Jo, I think.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:14 PM (DW+jj)

186 Uncle Palp, the wall started coming down shortly before my wedding. We altered our honeymoon plans do we could have a couple days in West Berlin, staying with my parents' friends. Borrowed their hammers and chisels and went down there with the multitudes. All I could get were little pebbles, but my husband was able to hack off huge chunks. It was amazing.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 11:15 PM (D63C/)

187 I never watched the Cosby show despite my being a fan of his standup.

Was it on Thursday nights up against Cheers or the like? I can't recall although I see at IMDB that their runs did overlap with Cheers getting the head-start.

And I was a huge Married... With Children fan; hated it when Fox Entertainment began screwing them around in their last 2 seasons or so.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:15 PM (LdMbv)

188 The Mustang, Charger, Challenger and Beetle are back, why not the CRX???

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:02 PM (OKox0)


They could rename it "Honda CRS" and sell it to all their old CRX buyers who now have Alzheimers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2016 11:15 PM (oqkO3)

189 Home from our long day. Good night everyone.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 11:16 PM (D63C/)

190 I found her on the IMDB page for the series.

It's Nancy McKeon, and she's one year older than me.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:16 PM (DW+jj)

191 Oh for God's sake, spell the name of my car correctly.


Posted by: John Delorean at August 20, 2016 11:16 PM (y0er3)

192 I was 11 in 1980 and 20 in 1989, beginning my second year in the USAF. I was stationed in the middle of a cornfield in Nebraska (A HF Comm site). I think I played The Cult-Sonic Temple in my car that entire year.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:16 PM (CdfFU)

193
I wore the same style clothes in the 89's as now--sweatshirt, jeans and boots.

Dress up is loafers instead of boots.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 20, 2016 11:16 PM (X35Yt)

194 All I could get were little pebbles, but my husband was able to hack off huge chunks. It was amazing.





Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 11:15 PM (D63C/)


I was on Forrestal (CV-59) in the Med. George HW Bush brought us a chunk of the wall (he was in Malta conferring with the godless Commies at the time). Our next port of call was Naples where we drank the entire stock of Jaegermeister out. Can't stand the smell of that shit to this day, but the hangover was epic.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 11:17 PM (vbvxt)

195 Bluebell, that is a part of history that one would hold dear. Cool beans.

Posted by: willow at August 20, 2016 11:17 PM (A1MMY)

196
133
I meant to mention on last night's ONT that it was the anniversary of the birth of Ogden Nash:



Candy is dandy

But Liquor is quicker

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 10:57 PM (yddCj)









Knew a chick bartender back in the mid-90s named Ogden. Yeah, named after Ogden Nash.

Everyone called her Oogie. Fun chick, always regretted not asking her out.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2016 11:17 PM (LuZz8)

197 remember in the 80's you could buy a 2 liter bottle of wine coolers.

I drank a 2L bottle waiting in line to an Aerosmith concert

that will really go to your head

Posted by: Jake at August 20, 2016 11:18 PM (n9yaq)

198 Defender, all day erry day

Posted by: rodney smith at August 20, 2016 11:18 PM (J6cIA)

199 Don't you Jews ever get tired of fighting City Hall?

Posted by: major grant at August 20, 2016 11:18 PM (LdMbv)

200 andycanuck, The Cosby Show was part of NBC's legendary Thursday night lineup of the 1980s. As I recall it was 8:00, Cosby; 8:30, Family Ties; 9:00, Cheers; and 9:30, Night Court.

Those shows, along with Hill Street Blues (10:00), literally saved that network. I still remember how before Hill Street Blues showed up, the common knowledge on the street was that NBC would be bankrupt before long.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:19 PM (OKox0)

201 I was stationed in the middle of a cornfield in Nebraska (A HF Comm site).


If it was anywhere near a certain SAC base I grew up about 70 miles to the east and a little bit south of there.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 11:19 PM (vbvxt)

202 I have a squeak in the right rear brake that I'm working on as well,
Maybe it's a squeak-hole?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:19 PM (LdMbv)

203 Bluebell -

Had a friend of the family hack a double-fist sized piece for us. Sits on a shelf in my mother's house now. Not sure what posterity will makr of it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 20, 2016 11:19 PM (2j2i4)

204 AOP, LOL. :-)

I'd go for it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:19 PM (OKox0)

205 BRB

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 20, 2016 11:20 PM (vbvxt)

206 144 22 What ever happened to the video games made for PC's by the company Seirra? Kings Quest.
Posted by: Cactus of Liberty


I assume you mean Sierra? They also made one of the greatest racing sims for the PC; Grand Prix Legends!
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:00 PM (Cdf

I meant Sierra. Thanks for the correction.

Grand Prix Legends was awesome. I rememeber an adult game made by them where the point of the game was to get laid.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:20 PM (UwRDM)

207 GGE,
You got married?
Congratulations!

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (KjfzO)

208
Grand Prix Legends was awesome. I rememeber an adult game made by them where the point of the game was to get laid.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:20 PM (UwRDM)







Leisure Suit Larry?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (LuZz8)

209 publius, the actress you're thinking of is Nancy McKeon.

Nancy has a rep today as kind of a bitch as I remember reading about 10 years ago, the Facts Of Life cast wanted to do a reunion show; but Nancy refused to have anything to do with it, despite her total lack of success after the show ended.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (OKox0)

210 The character's name was Jo, I think.
Posted by: publius
----------
Tommy from Mel's Diner was her brother IRL.

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (+r5OR)

211
So, anyone have a theory on why Trump is doing so little tv advertising and has made no ad buys in October?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 11:22 PM (5o5ek)

212 Asteroids for hours on a quarter; it was the only video game I ever truly mastered.

I peaked with Laserball and Silverball. Never successfully made the transition, but I sure liked Tempest.

Posted by: t-bird at August 20, 2016 11:22 PM (ZxmMG)

213 It looks like IMDB has (old?) videogame reviews too speaking of Firefox:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267496/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:22 PM (LdMbv)

214 Ah yes, Married ... With Children. Where the food gives you gas and the Bundys KICK ASS, at the Nudie Bar

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:22 PM (6FqZa)

215 Chi, yup. Alice's Tommy was Philip McKeon. I know I shouldn't remember all this arcane actor stuff, but I do.

I also still remember when the 1980s nuclear holocaust films "The Day After" and "Special Bulletin" first premiered, both on TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:23 PM (OKox0)

216 And I had a crush on Justine Bateman, who was Mallory on Family Ties.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:23 PM (OKox0)

217 Oh for God's sake, spell the name of my car correctly.

What do you care? You're dead.


Fixed

Posted by: Weirddave at August 20, 2016 11:23 PM (N8hFs)

218 (Yes, Justine is Jason's older sister.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:24 PM (OKox0)

219 182 More 80s nostalgia:

Believe it or not
I'm walkin' on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flyin' away on a
wing and a prayer
Who could it be??
Believe it or not
It's just me...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:07 PM

"Believe it or not,
George isn't at home.
Please leave a message
at the beep.
I must be out
or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not,
I'm not home."

/ 90s nostalgia...
Posted by: George Costanza's Answering Machine at August 20, 2016 11:13 PM (7A4qQ

About 12 years ago I edited out George with my name and had that time for my voicemail for several years. People would call and tell me they were calling my voicemail and not me because it made them happy.

Seinfeld memories.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:24 PM (UwRDM)

220 boulder toilet hobo, LOL. Yup.

Only nudie bar in the world where the dancers wore tights...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:24 PM (OKox0)

221 Some fans hacked the code to make the AGI adventure games by Sierra, and wrote some new ones. There's a Space Quest knockoff which isn't too bad.

Of course the first game written was "Fuck Quest", because 15 year old nerds.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:25 PM (6FqZa)

222 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767038882181443584

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767038997671636992

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767039124373143552

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767039325427134464

Posted by: kbdabear at August 20, 2016 11:25 PM (GrXXa)

223 Holy cow, I had that Atari 520 ST computer ! What a great machine that was for the time.

Posted by: Mordineus at August 20, 2016 11:26 PM (nzcnF)

224 So, anyone have a theory on why Trump is doing so little tv advertising and has made no ad buys in October?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 11:22 PM (5o5ek)


Maybe he plans to own a TV network by October?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2016 11:26 PM (oqkO3)

225 >> Nancy has a rep today as kind of a bitch

Oh, well. That's the problem with actresses -- you're attracted to the character they play, not the real personality.

And that trivial stuff, like so-and-so's brother played such-and-such part always fascinates me for some reason. Sort of useless information, but it always interests me.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:26 PM (DW+jj)

226 Here's some more 80's nostalgia

https://youtu.be/-gSKeCvSCpw

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 11:26 PM (uAvJJ)

227 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767039446420250624

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767039567237115905

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767039673743138816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767039788335689728

Posted by: kbdabear at August 20, 2016 11:26 PM (GrXXa)

228 201 I was stationed in the middle of a cornfield in Nebraska (A HF Comm site).


If it was anywhere near a certain SAC base I grew up about 70 miles to the east and a little bit south of there.
Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter



It was near the town of Elkhorn. It was about 30ish miles NW from Offutt.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:26 PM (CdfFU)

229 peace out

Posted by: Jake at August 20, 2016 11:26 PM (n9yaq)

230 George Costanza, my sis and bro-in-law are the yuge Seinfeld fans in my family. I liked the show, but most of the episodes have long since left my memory.

With two exceptions: one where George is reamed by a boss "I'm the kind of person who is and always will be a success, and you're the kind of person who will never be a success." *And,* the one where they wait forever for seats at a Chinese restaurant and have to deal with a reality-denying maitre'd.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:27 PM (OKox0)

231 I was in a dorm room with friends watching when Team USA scored that final goal. I jumped so high I almost hit the ceiling. (Actually, my hair probably did hit the ceiling.)

My friend had to go to the bathroom and held it until she couldn't any more - so she was in the can when they won. I think she's still mad at her bladder.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:27 PM (P8951)

232 208
Grand Prix Legends was awesome. I rememeber an adult game made by them where the point of the game was to get laid.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:20 PM (UwRDM)







Leisure Suit Larry?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (LuZz

That's it! LMAO

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:27 PM (UwRDM)

233 I got "The Day After" on DVD. Terrifying and realistic. None of that nuclear-winter bullshit, if America gets nuked we're all just going to die horrible deaths from radiation and societal collapse.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:28 PM (6FqZa)

234 Stranger Things! Three people mentioned it to me independently of one another yesterday... Red Letter Media did a review of it even though it's TV, and now here. I guess that's capital B buzz.

Posted by: Gem at August 20, 2016 11:28 PM (uaHyk)

235 Atari ST?

Shatner says Commodore VIC-20!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ue-WJ-6XbU

Posted by: kbdabear at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (GrXXa)

236 #200 Oh, same night on NBC and not against each other, qdpsteve.

I remember for its first year I watched Sledge Hammer! instead of Cosby; but I can't recall what I would have watched instead in later years.

I agreed with the Sledge actor (David Rasche) who said people were watching Cosby live but were all VCRing his show because everyone in the street was always saying, "Trust me. I know what I'm doing," to him!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (LdMbv)

237 bth, I had The Day After on DVD too but stupid me sold it. Agreed it's great, and the filmmakers were smart enough to keep from getting too political and/or anti-Reagan in the flick.

Now I want to buy it back, but it's going only for big bucks at Amazon. Hopefully it'll come to blu-ray before too long...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (OKox0)

238 How about some of those old TI games? Munchman, Hunt the Wumpus, and Parsec.
Good times.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (89T5c)

239 "Miracle" may well be the best sports themed movie ever.

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (+r5OR)

240 The Brewers were really good in the early '80's.

sigh

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:30 PM (P8951)

241 David Rasche of Sledge Hammer! actually played the really crazy terrorist in "Special Bulletin."

He is a great actor, he was also in "United 93" and now is appearing in the TV Land series "Impastor."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:30 PM (OKox0)

242 The 80's where great .

I remember when Reagan came to my hometown and I caught a glimpse of him as his motorcade came by.

And the 84 Olympics where great.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:30 PM (BS8yt)

243
231 I was in a dorm room with friends watching when Team USA scored that final goal. I jumped so high I almost hit the ceiling. (Actually, my hair probably did hit the ceiling.)

----------------------

I can't tell from the video where it happens.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 11:31 PM (5o5ek)

244 233 I got "The Day After" on DVD. Terrifying and realistic. None of that nuclear-winter bullshit, if America gets nuked we're all just going to die horrible deaths from radiation and societal collapse.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:28 PM (6FqZa)

I got that same feeling after reading "One Second After". At least after the nuking you have the option of dying quickly from radiation, with an EMP attack that successfully cuts off the power, you die from privation and lack of medicine. Oh, and your fellow citizens a few towns and states over become marauders and pillagers due to their drive to survive.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 20, 2016 11:31 PM (cC/ZB)

245 I sucked at Joust. The game I excelled at was Tempest.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 20, 2016 10:19 PM (rJUlF)

YES! Same here.

Posted by: pilot141 at August 20, 2016 11:31 PM (SLCCo)

246 233 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:28 PM (6FqZa)

The myth of "Nuclear Winter" was actually launched by Sagan AFTER the airing of The Day After.

The Day After is a comedy anyway if you want a more fatalistic and arguably realistic portrayal of "Sunny Day at 3 am" try "Threads."

I do have to gently remind you that a nuclear exchange won't kill mankind it will just undo 3,000 years of progress in 2 seconds.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 20, 2016 11:31 PM (SzZnW)

247 >>>32 Posted by: Dr. Varno

if you're talking about the chick with cerebral palsy, she went on to play the infamous jewel in deadwood. she was my sidekick.

Posted by: good old al swearengen at August 20, 2016 11:32 PM (ZACRS)

248 How about some of those old TI games? Munchman, Hunt the Wumpus, and Parsec.
Good times.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (89T5c)

--------

TI 99/4a owner here. Mega hours spent programming games in TI Basic

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:33 PM (BS8yt)

249 sven, sounds like Canticle For Leibowitz

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:33 PM (6FqZa)

250 244 Posted by: Thrawn at August 20, 2016 11:31 PM (cC/ZB)

EMP keeps me awake in ways that nuclear war never did....

I lived ~4 miles from Wright-Patt's Main Runway....

A nuclear war would have been an instantaneous thing for me.

EMP means we get to get our Darwin on.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 20, 2016 11:33 PM (SzZnW)

251 My first computer was an Atari 400, with a whopping 16K of memory & cassette tape for mass storage. Upgraded it to 48K RAM and an 88K floppy. I sold my row-boat to pay for the system. Then I sold the Atari and bought a stereo, because that was more useful in college.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at August 20, 2016 11:33 PM (VSenK)

252 sven, oh yeah. The Day After is Monty Python compared to Threads.

The scene from Threads that sticks in my mind, near the end, is the small crowd watching an old videotape of some mindless BBC kids program, and everyone obviously has it memorized.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:33 PM (OKox0)

253 Q-bert was an interesting game.

Since I have a 3 letter long last name, everyone knew who had the top score on the machines at the arcade.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:33 PM (w+Jhj)

254 They played the Columbo episode where Shatner plays a famous TV detective who murders his producer and former love who is blackmailing him.

Columbo and Shatner play off each other well. "Tellmelieutenantwhatdo....you....mean."

And I remember someone joking about Shatner and the toupees, calling his the "Shatner Turbo 2000". He as wearing the Turbo 2000 in that episode.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:33 PM (DW+jj)

255 The Maetenblog continues to have no new content since the 16th.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 11:34 PM (EzgxV)

256 My health / tennis club has an arcade room with all the 80's video games. Just today I played missle command , moon patrol and joust .

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 20, 2016 11:35 PM (MNgU2)

257 "EMP means we get to get our Darwin on.


Posted by: sven10077"

I just finished the second book in the series. "One Year After". Since it's set here in Asheville it makes it even more interesting.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:35 PM (w+Jhj)

258 My health / tennis club has an arcade room with all the 80's video games. Just today I played missle command , moon patrol and joust .
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 20, 2016 11:35 PM (MNgU2)

That's cool. Is it just a local health club or a chain?

Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:37 PM (lidp8)

259 Threads.

There is a knee slapper for ya.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:37 PM (UwRDM)

260 Sagan further embarrased himself by predicting that the burning oil fields of Kuwait would cause a nuclear-like winter effect.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:37 PM (DW+jj)

261 257 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:35 PM (w+Jhj)

You'll note the author's take at what "evil conservatives" would do if faced with the need for an insurgency reads like my posts on the War College making the GOP the Red Team back in 2012 look prescient.

When you win you are generous to the captured and remind the "blue team" "I *am not* your enemy."

Posted by: sven10077 at August 20, 2016 11:37 PM (SzZnW)

262 Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:37 PM (lidp

Privately owned. If you are familiar with Houston , it's owned by Matress Mac.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 20, 2016 11:39 PM (MNgU2)

263 "Leisure Suit Larry?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (LuZz



That's it! LMAO

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty"

Got fired (quit, actually) from a job after we'd installed that game on one of the IBM AT machines, and then deleted it, but the folder was still on the machine and the dyke boss found it...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:39 PM (w+Jhj)

264 Phoebe Cates coming out of the swimming pool scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High

I knew then that the 80s were going to be all right

Posted by: kbdabear at August 20, 2016 11:39 PM (GrXXa)

265 If you want to be disturbed by fatalistic nuclear war, try the movie The Divide directors cut made in 2012.

You will be scarred and will have trouble sleeping for a few days.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:40 PM (UwRDM)

266 216 And I had a crush on Justine Bateman, who was Mallory on Family Ties.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:23 PM (OKox0)


Me, too. I thought I was the only one.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 20, 2016 11:40 PM (nvMvs)

267 Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (LdMbv)

I *loved* Sledgehammer and was really disappointed when it didn't continue. Glad to know the actor is still getting parts.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 20, 2016 11:41 PM (GDulk)

268 260 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 20, 2016 11:37 PM (DW+jj)

Indeed, I knew better volcanoes do much worse...*and* the world kicked ass killing the fires.

https://youtu.be/L77BSBKvMJk

"Fires of Kuwait" IMAX Documentary

A kick ass doc the world could be proud of.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 20, 2016 11:41 PM (SzZnW)

269 Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:37 PM (lidp

Privately owned. If you are familiar with Houston , it's owned by Matress Mac.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 20, 2016 11:39 PM (MNgU2)

I figured it had to be local. No chain would do anything that cool.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:41 PM (lidp8)

270 When door to door today for the Republican Party. Went well.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (BS8yt)

271 41 Those TV ads for Froot Loops were messed up. I mean, unsupervised
children wandering around the rain forest looking for breakfast. Toucan
Sam helped them out, so it all turned out all right - but what the hell?


The best one was the one in which Toucan Sam had "free froot loops" painted on his van.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (Oi5b2)

272 I loved 80's clothes because they suited my body. I had a small waist then and so could pull off the big belts. Big shirt, big belt, long flowing skirts and boots, big jewelry - that was pretty much my 80's look.

in the late 70s, I was big into the Annie Hall look, in part because it was cheap - my boyfriends old skirts, my dads ties....

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (P8951)

273 Michael, glad to hear I wasn't the only one either. :-)

publius, yup. As I understand it a lot of folks still treat Matt LeBlanc like he's a dummy, because of his character on Friends. Gotta be annoying for him. And yeah, funny what sticks in your brain and what doesn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (OKox0)

274
David Rasche of Sledge Hammer! actually played the really crazy terrorist in "Special Bulletin."



He is a great actor, he was also in "United 93" and now is appearing in the TV Land series "Impastor."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:30 PM (OKox0)








He used to frequent my old Saturday morning hangout in Santa Barbara, Esau's Cafe. Nice guy. Really popular with the wait staff.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (LuZz8)

275 The 80s were not a very good time for Pittsburgh pro teams. The Steelers were suffering from a hangover from dominating the previous decade. The Pirates limped around a bit until some rookies started panning out; a young Barry Bonds was impressive but still an asshole. I remember when the guy who played the Pirate Parrot got arrested for dealing drugs in a restroom. Willie Stargell retired. Still my favorite baseball player. The Pens were horrible until about 85 or so. Some guy named Mario Lemieux got drafted and things got better, eventually. They still couldn't beat the fucking Flyers in Philly till 1989. The Spectrum was not a fun place for the Pens.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:43 PM (CdfFU)

276 I just finished the second book in the series. "One Year After". Since it's set here in Asheville it makes it even more interesting.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
------------

Heck, we might get there even without the EMP.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 11:43 PM (yddCj)

277 Those TV ads for Froot Loops were messed up. I mean, unsupervised
children wandering around the rain forest looking for breakfast. Toucan
Sam helped them out, so it all turned out all right - but what the hell?

The best one was the one in which Toucan Sam had "free froot loops" painted on his van.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (Oi5b2)


Hundred times worse were the trix commercials. The naughty children saying, "Silly rabbit, trixs are for whores!"

Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:44 PM (lidp8)

278 237 bth, I had The Day After on DVD too but stupid me sold it. Agreed it's great, and the filmmakers were smart enough to keep from getting too political and/or anti-Reagan in the flick.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:29 PM (OKox0)


Wait. Is that the movie that ended with people in the nuclear devastation turning on their radio, only to hear a Reagan-like voice saying something like "the important thing is that we are still upholding the PRINCIPLES..." If so, I certainly took it at the time as a heavy shot at Reagan, in typical Progressive/left fashion. You could almost hear the screeched "What do PRINCIPLES matter when we face the EXTINCTION of LIFE on EARTH if we don't knuckle under to the Sovs?!??"

If that's the movie, not gonna get nostaligic about that one.

Posted by: Splunge at August 20, 2016 11:44 PM (iMxBJ)

279 Puddleglum, you are a yinzer?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 11:44 PM (uAvJJ)

280 "Heck, we might get there even without the EMP.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Yeah, we might.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:44 PM (w+Jhj)

281 Remember the 1980s Domino's Pizza ads "Avoid the Noid"?

Kinda sad how that ended up: a mentally ill man, whose last name actually *was* Noid, took hostage some workers at a Domino's franchise; he thought the ads were making fun of him personally.

Apparently he never got the help he needed either, because a few years later he killed himself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:45 PM (OKox0)

282 I wonder if the next use of atomics/nukes will be a big one? I think tactical use makes a lot more sense, amd would tend to tamp down the city-incineration by way of retaliation. Sounds weird, but a rational actor can use nukes without triggering to end of civilization

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 20, 2016 11:45 PM (2j2i4)

283 263 "Leisure Suit Larry?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (LuZz



That's it! LMAO

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty"

Got fired (quit, actually) from a job after we'd installed that game on one of the IBM AT machines, and then deleted it, but the folder was still on the machine and the dyke boss found it...
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:39 PM (w+

That game caused many a headaches for parents in our neighborhood.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 20, 2016 11:45 PM (UwRDM)

284
When door to door today for the Republican Party. Went well.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (BS8yt)
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Ooh, I was hoping you'd come back and let us know. Details, details. Tell us more.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 20, 2016 11:45 PM (5o5ek)

285 my boyfriends old skirts, my dads ties....
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (P8951)

You wore your boyfriend's old skirts? Are you sure he was in to you? :-p

Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:46 PM (lidp8)

286 ITC, good to hear! Rasche seems like a good guy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:46 PM (OKox0)

287 #267 I'm just reading the IMDB pages for it, Polliwog. Some interesting stuff in the Trivia section although I admit that I can't recall even one episode plot from it.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:46 PM (LdMbv)

288 Splunge, as I recall from "The Day After," that scene is smack in the middle of the film.

And afterwards the listeners have a fight: "So he said that they started it!" "No he didn't!"

All I know is, I never picked up a political context from that scene. Maybe I'm dense... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:47 PM (OKox0)

289 The 70's through the 90's were solid pinball for me. Criminy, I worked with computers all day long, I needed three dimensional games.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 11:47 PM (yddCj)

290 The 80's had great movies or maybe it's just that I remember them that way since I was young. Hollywood seemed to have original ideas at that time.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 20, 2016 11:47 PM (MNgU2)

291 282 I wonder if the next use of atomics/nukes will be a big one? I think tactical use makes a lot more sense, amd would tend to tamp down the city-incineration by way of retaliation. Sounds weird, but a rational actor can use nukes without triggering to end of civilization
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 20, 2016 11:45 PM (2j2i4)

A rational actor, yes. A regime like, say, Iran...eh, not so much.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2016 11:47 PM (0mRoj)

292 Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:46 PM (LdMbv)

I remember that the season/series ended with him blowing up the city, so it wasn't a *surprise* that it wasn't renewed (but I'd sort of been hoping they could come up with a clever solution).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 20, 2016 11:48 PM (GDulk)

293 In 1982 a crack team of home computer geeks were sentenced to lonely lives for crimes they didn't commit. These geeks promptly escaped from their mom's basement and into the alternative blogosphere. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as cobloggers of misfortune. If you have a problem and no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire....

THE ONT TEAM!!


Posted by: kbdabear at August 20, 2016 11:48 PM (GrXXa)

294 Splunge, I just figured it for politician blather, like when Barky and Ryan lecture us about our Values and on what is or is not Who We Are.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:48 PM (6FqZa)

295 279 Puddleglum, you are a yinzer?


Yup! Born and raised in New Castle, now known for having the worst crime rate in the state. Haven't live there since 1988. Still visit so I can get some cheap golf in, I live in VA now.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:49 PM (CdfFU)

296 Re: 80s hair. I think I tried for the hot roller look. But it never really came out like that. I also wish I had back all the money I spent on video games. The other day I was looking at Google maps at the place I lived after college and it made me so nostalgic for the 80s that I had to stop. Weird. I hate getting nostalgic. Waste of time...

Posted by: sinalco at August 20, 2016 11:49 PM (yODqO)

297 Sounds weird, but a rational actor can use nukes without triggering to end of civilization
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
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I think I may have spotted a flaw in your theory.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 11:50 PM (yddCj)

298 When door to door today for the Republican Party. Went well.
Posted by: Make America Great Again
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It wouldn't have gone so well if you came to my door.
F "the party."

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 11:50 PM (+r5OR)

299 294 Splunge, I just figured it for politician blather, like when Barky and Ryan lecture us about our Values and on what is or is not Who We Are.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:48 PM (6FqZa)


Sure. In another context, I would have too. But in the midst of nuclear devastation, I took it for something else, a portrayal of a completely out-of-touch faux pas. I admit I only saw the film once, so my memory may be faulty.

Posted by: Splunge at August 20, 2016 11:50 PM (iMxBJ)

300 seems like a good ONT for the Fixx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXfc7VMyj94

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 11:50 PM (6FqZa)

301 Ah.. 80s TV shows. The decade when Mike Post wrote almost every theme song

The A Team, Knight Rider, Magnum PI, Hill Street Blues, Cheers, Miami Vice....

And MTV actually was and all music channel

Posted by: kbdabear at August 20, 2016 11:51 PM (GrXXa)

302 285: lol, I had a good laugh picturing the dude in a skirt. he didn't have the legs for it

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:51 PM (P8951)

303 First off, wore my Trump shirt, not a good idea, just because it immediately sets up walls.

There were 6 in our group, they gave us an app that mapped out the people to contact in our area .

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:51 PM (BS8yt)

304 301- Miami Vice was done by Jan Hammer, not Mike Post.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:52 PM (CdfFU)

305 Puddleglum, glad to see more yinzers here. I am not a native of Pittsburgh myself, but I did go to school there for 4 years. It is a very nice city, has an undeserved negative reputation.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 11:52 PM (uAvJJ)

306 I need to get this hardcover book to add to my library.

http://tinyurl.com/jxwudzr

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:52 PM (w+Jhj)

307 302 285: lol, I had a good laugh picturing the dude in a skirt. he didn't have the legs for it
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 20, 2016 11:51 PM (P8951)

Its a kilt damnit!

Posted by: AngryScotsman at August 20, 2016 11:53 PM (lidp8)

308 As good as I think the movies were in the 80's I thought the TV shows not very good. I think Cheers was the only one I remember liking . Night Court and WKRP were okay but I have no desire to see them now.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 20, 2016 11:53 PM (MNgU2)

309 304 301- Miami Vice was done by Jan Hammer, not Mike Post.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:52 PM (CdfFU)

Jan Hammer? That's a made up name like Wolf Blitzer, isn't it?

Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:54 PM (lidp8)

310 Of course, as the shiite bomb cones ever closer to realization, our own arsenal decays. Seem to recall that we've stopped making the triggers and other consumables for some of our bigger devices.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 20, 2016 11:55 PM (2j2i4)

311 Definitely Battlezone.

Never got good enough to roll it over but I loved that game.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 20, 2016 11:55 PM (P8jrK)

312 Night Court was great. That was absolutely my favorite 80's sitcom.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 11:55 PM (uAvJJ)

313 Its a kilt damnit!

Brent? Is that you?

Posted by: Weirddave at August 20, 2016 11:55 PM (N8hFs)

314 I need to get this hardcover book to add to my library.
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Apparently inexpensive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 11:55 PM (yddCj)

315 Chemjeff- I think you posted once you went to Carnegie Mellon? Thats a rather high end school that (at least used too) have pretty rigorous academics. Even had a decent football team. And expensive.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:56 PM (CdfFU)

316 #292 Polliwog: For the (short?) second season, the setting was 5 years in the past before Sledge blew up the city with the nuke. (Speaking of annihilating cities!)

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:56 PM (LdMbv)

317 Night Court was great. That was absolutely my favorite 80's sitcom.
Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 11:55 PM (uAvJJ)

Ah, the Thursday night line up. Cosby, Family Ties, Night Court, Cheers, and Hill Street Blues.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 20, 2016 11:56 PM (lidp8)

318 Puddleglum, yes I went to CMU. Difficult school for sure. Would not want to do it again.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 11:57 PM (uAvJJ)

319 308: Night Court era Markie Post was yummy!

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2016 11:57 PM (CdfFU)

320 304 301- Miami Vice was done by Jan Hammer, not Mike Post.

We have both kinds of music here; country and eastern

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsBNnyvYTo8

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 20, 2016 11:57 PM (gyKtp)

321 today for the Republican Party. Went well.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:42 PM (BS8yt)

Good for you . I've done the political door-knocking thing before, and it can be a little scary.

Posted by: Bernette at August 20, 2016 11:57 PM (3LwCF)

322 I kept a cute little 'Noid' (Dominos Pizza) figurine on my dashboard for years... it went with the car, lol.

The 80s... when everybody came out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWsUzVgHZ8k

Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 20, 2016 11:57 PM (044Fx)

323 And of course who could forget the beautiful Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, of Fletch fame, whose hair you have so nicely showcased for us.

Always had such a crush on her.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 20, 2016 11:58 PM (P8jrK)

324 I still remember Night Court being one of the all-time raunchiest TV sitcoms ever.

From an episode where Dan (the sleazy DA played by John Larroquette) is in jeopardy of being drafted for some reason: "I will wet every bed from here to Fort Dix!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2016 11:59 PM (OKox0)

325 The app was pretty good identified the person whether Dem, Swing voter or Repub and how many times they voted in the past 4 elections. There was some additional data I couldn't see that marked them as potential Repub voters with a little encouragement.

The Repub operative said the dems are still using paper and that they are behind in this part of the GOTV.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:59 PM (BS8yt)

326 "Apparently inexpensive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Yep. I'll add it on to the next thing I order.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:59 PM (w+Jhj)

327 Ah, the Thursday night line up. Cosby, Family Ties, Night Court, Cheers, and Hill Street Blues.
Posted by: StrawMan
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I didn't watch TV until 1995. Up until then, I was single, so, bars and other diversions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 11:59 PM (yddCj)

328 306
I need to get this hardcover book to add to my library.

http://tinyurl.com/jxwudzr


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 20, 2016 11:52 PM (w+Jhj)


My parents got it for me when it first came out. I think they were already tired of me asking, "how do you build a clock, dad?" whenever I wanted to know what time it was.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 20, 2016 11:59 PM (EzgxV)

329 But I'm not black and I can't sing, so there went that dream.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2016 10:55 PM (D63C/)


Bluebell: A treat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbFZJmcLUT0

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 12:00 AM (ry34m)

330 >> Night Court era Markie Post was yummy!

Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about here, but she was another that tickled my pickle.

I seem to recall some controversy, some dirty-minded stuff right up my alley. Bull carried a pass-out Markie over he shoulders with her butt turned up in a short skirt.

John Larroquette's douchebag character said "I'd recognize that smile anywhere".

That really offended some of the usual suspect types who get all outraged and the Male Gaze, and I think they actually cut that line out of reruns.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 21, 2016 12:01 AM (DW+jj)

331 80's were a time of playing Bouree' and intense late night games of Risk that usually led to real conflict. Ordering Dominos during this time was also quite frequent. I don't know how I got through college.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:01 AM (MNgU2)

332 I kept a cute little 'Noid' (Dominos Pizza) figurine on my dashboard for years... it went with the car, lol.


I had a friend who collected all those stupid raisin men from the California raisin commercials and put them on his dash. Someone stole a couple. Pretty pathetic when you are swiping raisin men.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 21, 2016 12:01 AM (lidp8)

333 ZAXXON!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaxxon

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 21, 2016 12:01 AM (UpGcq)

334 "My parents got it for me when it first came out. I
think they were already tired of me asking, "how do you build a clock,
dad?" whenever I wanted to know what time it was.


Posted by: cthulhu"

Mine bought me a series of books called "Tell me Why".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:02 AM (w+Jhj)

335 As good as I think the movies were in the 80's I thought the TV shows
not very good. I think Cheers was the only one I remember liking .
Night Court and WKRP were okay but I have no desire to see them now.


Yea. I remember Bosom Buddies being funny. I recently watched an episode and it was utter drek.

Strangely enough, Barney Miller too. I can see why I liked it, and why it was such a good show in its time, but the entire...mileau of the show was off to me. Offensive.The way they treated a woman who was being beaten by her husband was....not funny. I know cops make horrible jokes as a defense against the shit they have to deal with, but it just didn't translate to a sit com for my modern ears.

Strangely enough, I think I would be less bothered by real cops making crass jokes at the expense of a real battered woman in real life than I was about the fake cops making he same jokes about an imaginary woman. Which is really strange. I'm still pondering it.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 21, 2016 12:02 AM (N8hFs)

336 There were some fine gay anthems that decade. Hard to choose between Relax, Tainted Love, or that boom boom boom let's go back to my room song for what's the cheesiest.

I think the Pet Shop Boys played it about right. Tried at least to be a little subtle about it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 12:03 AM (6FqZa)

337 I kept a cute little 'Noid' (Dominos Pizza) figurine on my dashboard for years... it went with the car, lol.
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Heh. I had a complete set of the California Raisins. My house was burglarized and, weirdly, the SOB(s) took them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 12:03 AM (RrDm2)

338 Weirddave, Barney Miller always struck me as a little bit 'off' too, like it couldn't decide if it wanted to be funny or dramatic.

It definitely, IMHO anyway, always had a very different, much more adult look and feel about it, than any other sitcom I've ever seen.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 12:05 AM (OKox0)

339 Ha! I can't even hear "Tainted Love" without thinking of Coneheads!

Narfl the garthok!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 21, 2016 12:05 AM (044Fx)

340 Night Court was great. That was absolutely my favorite 80's sitcom.
Posted by: chemjeff
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Night Court certainly ranks, but #1?
No love for "Wings?"

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 12:05 AM (+r5OR)

341 Weird. I hate getting nostalgic.
The original ancient Greek usage meant homesickness and longing for the past as a form of mental illness. While checking that fact out, one source said in English it continued meaning a mental illness until the common usage changed by 1920 to the usual meaning of today as fondly recalling the past.

And I only know that because a conservative blog or online magazine had a column that explained that while making whatever its main point was.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 21, 2016 12:05 AM (LdMbv)

342 264
Phoebe Cates coming out of the swimming pool scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High



I knew then that the 80s were going to be all right



Posted by: kbdabear

Yes, yes, tell me more about these fantasies with underage girls...they love senior citizens, right?

Posted by: Zombie Author James Harrison at August 21, 2016 12:05 AM (3b9U4)

343 334
"My parents got it for me when it first came out. I

think they were already tired of me asking, "how do you build a clock,

dad?" whenever I wanted to know what time it was.




Posted by: cthulhu"

Mine bought me a series of books called "Tell me Why".


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:02 AM (w+Jhj)
























Had those, too.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 21, 2016 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

344 Signing off

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 12:06 AM (BS8yt)

345 "Night Court and WKRP were okay but I have no desire to see them now."

You can't see the original WKRP's anymore anyway. They replaced a lot of the music because they couldn't get licensing to release it on DVD.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:06 AM (w+Jhj)

346 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 12:03 AM (6FqZa)

I'll vote for the ear worm, Dead or Alive's you spin me round.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:06 AM (MNgU2)

347 As good as I think the movies were in the 80's I thought the TV shows not very good. I think Cheers was the only one I remember liking . Night Court and WKRP were okay but I have no desire to see them now

Television took a quantum leap in the 2000s with high quality cable shows. There were a few good shows here and there before then, but very rarely approaching the same quality. When you've spent enough time on Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, etc. most standard network television becomes painful to watch.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 12:07 AM (TOa4G)

348 The Barrel calls.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:07 AM (P8951)

349 Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:56 PM (LdMbv)

I don't remember the second season at all. I wonder what we watched instead. I'm glad to hear that the actor is a nice guy and seems to have done okay.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 12:07 AM (GDulk)

350
The Repub operative said the dems are still using paper and that they are behind in this part of the GOTV.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 20, 2016 11:59 PM (BS8yt)
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Gahds, the RNC ahead of the DNC in GOTV technology? That almost seems counterintuitive.

How'd the talking go? I've done it, too.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 21, 2016 12:07 AM (5o5ek)

351 I'll get in trouble, but one show I always thought was a bit overpraised was "Taxi", which more or less introduced America to Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito and Andy Kaufman (who I also never really 'got' that much).

It was an okay show and could be funny sometimes. But some people talk about Taxi as if it were a complete game-changer for sitcoms, and I just don't see it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 12:07 AM (OKox0)

352 I'll vote for the ear worm, Dead or Alive's you spin me round.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:06 AM (MNgU2)

The video of that song gave me nightmares. "You look like a lot of fun watch out here i come". Shudder!

Posted by: StrawMan at August 21, 2016 12:08 AM (lidp8)

353 348
The Barrel calls.

Posted by: DonnaV. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:07 AM (P8951)


I don't answer unless I recognize the number....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 21, 2016 12:08 AM (EzgxV)

354 Yes, yes, tell me more about these fantasies with underage girls...they love senior citizens, right?

She (Phoebe Cates) was 18 when FTARH was filmed.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 21, 2016 12:08 AM (N8hFs)

355 The best WKRP was when the cop came in to do the demo of the drunk test machine. Venus got blitzed as hell and Johnny actually got better at it the more drinks he took.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:08 AM (w+Jhj)

356
Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 12:05 AM (+r5OR)

Wings was 90's
And Night Court and Cheers are pretty close

Posted by: chemjeff at August 21, 2016 12:08 AM (uAvJJ)

357 Maybe it's a squeak-hole?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 20, 2016 11:19 PM (LdMbv)



Maybe it just needs a little lube.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 21, 2016 12:09 AM (vbvxt)

358 353 348
The Barrel calls.

Posted by: DonnaV. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:07 AM (P8951)


I don't answer unless I recognize the number....
Posted by: cthulhu at August 21, 2016 12:08 AM (EzgxV)

Get out of the house! The calls are coming from insside!

Posted by: StrawMan at August 21, 2016 12:09 AM (lidp8)

359 Chi, "Wings" was ruined for me somewhat, when Steven Weber turned out to be a full-on humorless Stalinist.

I have much fonder memories of "Coach" with Craig T. Nelson, especially an episode where he and his girlfriend (played by Shelley Fabares) are about to get married, and *everything* goes wrong with her dress.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 12:09 AM (OKox0)

360 Wings is one of my top five sitcoms ever but it was in the 90's along with News Radio.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:10 AM (MNgU2)

361 Hide me! The phone cops are hot on my tail. And you know they don't need no stinking badges.

Posted by: Dr. Johnny Fever at August 21, 2016 12:11 AM (DW+jj)

362 Don't know if these count in the video game stats since I didn't have to go out and spend quarters in an arcade, but Myst and Leisure-Suit Larry were also favorites of mine.

And Mah Jong.

And Minesweeper.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 12:11 AM (P8jrK)

363 GGE,

You got married?

Congratulations!

Posted by: mpfs at August 20, 2016 11:21 PM (KjfzO)


Yes I did. Last October the 1st. We married in Boone NC and drove the Blue Ridge Parkway for our honeymoon.
You may recall there was a hurricane that was raging against the dying of the light in the Blue Ridge about that time.
For our anniversary we're planning on driving NC12, the coast road.
Yes, we do like to tempt fate.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 21, 2016 12:13 AM (vbvxt)

364 362 Don't know if these count in the video game stats since I didn't have to go out and spend quarters in an arcade, but Myst and Leisure-Suit Larry were also favorites of mine.

And Mah Jong.

And Minesweeper.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 12:11 AM (P8jrK)

Don't think Myst was from the 80's. Maybe Leisure-Suit Larry. No way am i giving you mah jong or minesweeper.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 21, 2016 12:13 AM (lidp8)

365 Ahhh the memories....Korea drinking home brewed beer and playing B-17 Bomber on Intelivision

Posted by: Fish at August 21, 2016 12:15 AM (jJt7b)

366 ...along with News Radio.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:10 AM (MNgU2)


An underappreciated show if there ever was one. Because of Hartman's death, it had just a few seasons as a top level show. It came and went, but damn it was good.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 12:15 AM (TOa4G)

367 80s

Lots of alpine skiing on 200 to 210mm - before the shorter shaped skis came into vogue in the 90s

Road Warrior was amazing

Music was a great improvement on the 70s. Still love lots of it, New Wave and Aussie bands of that era especially.

Reagan - didn't appreciate him nearly as much then as I have since then

You could still feel the joy of being led by men and women who had survived the Great Depression and WWII. Like my dad.

Miss that era. Wish my kids could have known it

Posted by: Grumpy old man at August 21, 2016 12:15 AM (NPLj5)

368 352: Dead or Alives lead singer was weird looking the - now he's an absolute freak because he's had so much plastic surgery. Grotesquely enlarged lips - there's a video about him on You Tube. he doesn't look human anymore.

But You Spin Me Round was a good song.

So was Twillight Zone by Golden Earring and Der Kommissar by After the Fire. Liked those videos too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:16 AM (P8951)

369 364 362 Don't know if these count in the video game stats since I didn't have to go out and spend quarters in an arcade, but Myst and Leisure-Suit Larry were also favorites of mine.

And Mah Jong.

And Minesweeper.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 12:11 AM (P8jrK)

Don't think Myst was from the 80's. Maybe Leisure-Suit Larry. No way am i giving you mah jong or minesweeper.
Posted by: StrawMan at August 21, 2016 12:13 AM (lidp


I'll see your Myst and Leisure-Suit Larry and raise you The Secret of Monkey Island.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 12:16 AM (TOa4G)

370 Loni Anderson in a swimsuit.

http://tinyurl.com/hyn2ff2

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:16 AM (w+Jhj)

371 Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 12:15 AM (TOa4G)

Yes I have the entire DVD set. They have aged well and just as funny today.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:17 AM (MNgU2)

372 Can't play the Fixx without this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHYIGy1dyd8


How about some Tubes?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ_k_VG6Syc

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 21, 2016 12:19 AM (vbvxt)

373 At the 7 minute mark, just in case you are looking...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:20 AM (w+Jhj)

374 How could I forget? As a hiker and skier, the 80s really rocked because of GoreTex. Man, that stuff was revolutionary.

And Vuarnet sunglasses.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at August 21, 2016 12:20 AM (NPLj5)

375 Two great goofy 80s songs: She Blinded Me With Science and Mexican Radio.

I wish I was in Tijuana,eating barbequed iguana....

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:21 AM (P8951)

376 the best newsradio was when bill went crazy when dave replaced the sandwich vending machine. i have never had, nor will i ever have one of those.

everytime bill took a bite of one it made a funny noise.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 21, 2016 12:21 AM (ZACRS)

377 Gahds, the RNC ahead of the DNC in GOTV technology? That almost seems counterintuitive.

How'd the talking go? I've done it, too.

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Went well, tired, more tomorrow.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 12:21 AM (BS8yt)

378 Kung Fury
https://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg

The 80s vibe goes up to eleven.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 12:22 AM (VdICR)

379 376 the best newsradio was when bill went crazy when dave replaced the sandwich vending machine. i have never had, nor will i ever have one of those.

everytime bill took a bite of one it made a funny noise.
Posted by: concrete girl at August 21, 2016 12:21 AM (ZACRS)


"They are just like the ones my mother used to make!"

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 12:23 AM (TOa4G)

380 Hey what about this guy from the 80's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYdpOjletnc

Posted by: StrawMan at August 21, 2016 12:23 AM (lidp8)

381 The 1980s in anime gave us Nausicaa. Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Bubblegum Crisis, Mobile Suit Gundam, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross and of course Akira.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:23 AM (A3ivx)

382 TJ Hooker w/ Heather Locklear. And that guy from Star Trek, but mostly Heather Locklear.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at August 21, 2016 12:24 AM (VSenK)

383
And Vuarnet sunglasses.
Posted by: Grumpy old man
-----------------
Do you know how many of those are on the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay? Those & Revos. Expensive shit...
I could've bought a car for the money I spent on sunglasses.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 12:24 AM (+r5OR)

384 More 80s

Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns

Joe Ely

George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers

Saw U2 at Redrocks - am in the epic video - what a night that was

Ski areas with new high speed lifts!

Backpacking tents and other gear finally able to handle four seasons well - so much got good that decade

Posted by: Grumpy old man at August 21, 2016 12:25 AM (NPLj5)

385 Guess I blew it on the name of the big hair chick.

Probably the result of never having watched that show even a single time

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 12:25 AM (P8jrK)

386 381 Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:23 AM (A3ivx)

Always a treat showing Lad10077 the difference between Gatchaman and G-force Ms Puma....

hope you are well.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2016 12:25 AM (SzZnW)

387 "The 1980s in anime gave us Nausicaa. Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Bubblegum Crisis, Mobile Suit Gundam, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross and of course Akira.


Posted by: Anna Puma"

My cars license plate was BGCRISIS for several years.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:26 AM (w+Jhj)

388 Grumpy, don't forget Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 12:26 AM (OKox0)

389 Heather Thomas > Heather Locklear

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:27 AM (MNgU2)

390 "The 1980s in anime gave us Nausicaa. Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Bubblegum Crisis, Mobile Suit Gundam, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross and of course Akira.


Posted by: Anna Puma"

Oh, and don't forget Ranma 1/2!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2016 12:27 AM (w+Jhj)

391 LOL, Kung Fury.

Although I liked Turbo Kid more. Seemed like the alternate-universe early Peter Jackson take on Mad Max.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 12:27 AM (6FqZa)

392 >>>"They are just like the ones my mother used to make!"
Posted by: AD

remember when he had his arms full of sandwiches, hugging them?!

and vuarnets...i used to wear them at night and drive.
i got mine in paris.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 21, 2016 12:28 AM (ZACRS)

393 Sven, 7 Zark 7 was from Harlock of course. Just don't torture the lad with Warriors of the Wind vs Nausicaa. Got a workbench that looks like Lechfeld in June 1945. Does that count as well?

BGCRISIS? Well have seen EVA 01 as a tag.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:29 AM (A3ivx)

394 Had a 74 DeTomaso Pantera. Thing was a fucking beast. Ate Ferraris for lunch.

Anyone catch the UFC fight?

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:31 AM (CH3GY)

395 >>Heather Thomas > Heather Locklear


Pink Bikini and a Hot Tub...loved that poster.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:31 AM (CH3GY)

396 Teenage girl does the guitar solo from Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb.
https://youtu.be/2_P-t0idgqI

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 12:32 AM (VdICR)

397 I've got a colleague who is bigly into anime and all things J pop culture.

Dude can and will bore you catatonic with that stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 12:32 AM (2j2i4)

398 I was more into other bands then

Dire Straits - Mark Knopfler wow did he play

Local Hero - favorite movie 1983 - Knopfler's sound track is some of the very best music of all time - in my opinon

Posted by: Grumpy old man at August 21, 2016 12:32 AM (NPLj5)

399 Ranma One or Two?

How about Urusei Yatsura? Or the 1988 six episode OVA of Starship Troopers? Maybe Kimagure Orange Road?

I know! Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:32 AM (A3ivx)

400 Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:31 AM (CH3GY)

I only followed it on a live blog. Looks like we will get McGregor vs DIaz III.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:34 AM (MNgU2)

401 Genuine (pre-Luxotica/Sunglass-Hut mall shit.)

Ray-Ban, Outdoorsman II, 62mm/ in "Driver's" amber glass w/ semi-mirrored lens & spring bow temples

'Cause I could wear them under a snugly fitting Arai open face helmet, and the temples wouldn't crunch against my head.

That, and the utter perfection of the genuineBausch & Lomb glass, optics and coatings.

They don't even bother to make a 62mm lens, anymore. Bastards.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 12:35 AM (v5iqM)

402 LOL, I just remembered a blind date I had with a guy who, when he was taking me home, blared that Sex song on the.cassette player. Remember "I'm a hooker/virgin/boy/your mother" with the dude in the background saying "I'm a man" over and over again?My date was clearly hinting- but it didnt work.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:35 AM (P8951)

403 Well, they No Awarded the only category I cared the slightest about. Assholes. I thought I was done with caring about this stuff last year but now I'd be perfectly happy to see the organization collapse and for there to stop being WorldCons.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 12:36 AM (IdCqF)

404 I just stumbled across this: Jack Riley, who played Mr. Carlin on The Bob Newhart show. He was 80, and according the story, his wife said it was pneumonia and another infection.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 21, 2016 12:36 AM (DW+jj)

405 >>I only followed it on a live blog. Looks like we will get McGregor vs DIaz III.


So mcGregor won?

Decision? KO?

No way I was paying $60. But I would have loved to see it.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:36 AM (CH3GY)

406 And Vuarnet sunglasses.

There was that one year in high school where everyone had a Vuarnet T-shirt.

Everyone?

EVERYONE.

Posted by: not Gary Oldman at August 21, 2016 12:36 AM (1aCXh)

407 That said, my 1/4 Cantonese otaku colleague has inspired me to write a short story, and has a charming sister.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 12:37 AM (2j2i4)

408 Epobirs, what category did they PNG this time?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:37 AM (A3ivx)

409 Mangusta...

That's the club where I met Reggie.

Posted by: SCOAMF at August 21, 2016 12:37 AM (H9MG5)

410 Well, they No Awarded the only category I cared the
slightest about. Assholes. I thought I was done with caring about this
stuff last year but now I'd be perfectly happy to see the organization
collapse and for there to stop being WorldCons.
Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 12:36 AM (IdCqF)


please unpack this a bit, please?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 12:39 AM (ry34m)

411 I meant to say Jack Riley died, but somehow forget to put at the end of the first sentence.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 21, 2016 12:39 AM (DW+jj)

412 damn, screwed up that close bold tag, eh?

And lost a short paragraph leading into the topic, too. So, the result is a complete dog's breakfast, an utter annihilation of sense, order, logic, grammar and syntax.

It cannot be fixed. Or amended to bring about sense to chaos, disorder and confusion.

Oh well. Close tags for the save. heh.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 12:39 AM (v5iqM)

413 Talking Heads still amaze.

Graceland changed my life, amd became a personal soundtrack for a decade and more.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 12:40 AM (2j2i4)

414 #408

Short category editor. Jerry Pournelle was nominated for the new volume of 'There Will Be War.' He really should have been nominated back in the 80s when the early volumes were published but there wasn't such a category then.

You can bet the SJWs already hated Jerry and since Vox Day was behind getting the new volume together they no doubt did this out of sheer spite to an elderly man who has done more for the field than any of those fools. Not just as a writer. When Jerry ran SFWA the organization got serious about protecting the interests of the writers.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 12:41 AM (IdCqF)

415 Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees . . .

One day I was listening to adult contemporary, the next I found the local college station.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 12:41 AM (ry34m)

416 >>Graceland changed my life, amd became a personal soundtrack for a decade and more.


Loved Rythm of the Saints, too.

Wish they would re-print that one on vinyl.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:41 AM (CH3GY)

417 Oingo Boingo's 'Alive' has never lost its appeal.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:42 AM (CH3GY)

418 Garrett -
The obvious child - the theme of every man over 40.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 12:43 AM (2j2i4)

419 #410

The Hugo Awards, which used to be a serious competition based on quality but has devolved into SJW virtue signaling.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 12:43 AM (IdCqF)

420 The Spitting Image --great 80s tv

Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 21, 2016 12:43 AM (044Fx)

421 I loved Graceland, the Talking Heads and Dire Straits too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:43 AM (P8951)

422 Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:36 AM (CH3GY)

McGregor decision . Diaz was bloodied pretty good but it was close 47-46 two judges and 47-47 one judge.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:44 AM (MNgU2)

423 Just read the synopsis for "Threads" on IMDB, Sven.

Talk about nightmarish.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 12:45 AM (P8jrK)

424 Epobirs, I followed the last couple years lurking on Correia's and Hoyt's blogs. I am not surprised.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 12:45 AM (ry34m)

425 421 I loved Graceland, the Talking Heads and Dire Straits too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 21, 2016 12:43 AM (P8951)



If Dire Straits doesn't feature heavily into your road trip music list.

Just park your damn car.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 12:45 AM (v5iqM)

426 Graceland - I had this insane and hopeless infatuation with a young lady. I bribed the barkeep at our preferred watwring hole to play Gumboots whenever we were there.

The chorus 'You don't feel you could love me, but I feel you could.' Pathetic, but beautiful, in its way

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 12:46 AM (2j2i4)

427 Thanks Joe.

I'll be waiting for someone to upload it to youtube.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:46 AM (CH3GY)

428 And She Was is my favorite Talking Heads song.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:46 AM (MNgU2)

429 Ok. Keanu on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best...6.5. Above average, not bad, but not great. I don't feel like my time was wasted tho.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 12:47 AM (hVdx9)

430 Epobirs, I am sorry to hear that. What was that quote from Shakespeare "How sharper than a serpent's tooth is that of an ungrateful child."

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:47 AM (A3ivx)

431 >>If Dire Straits doesn't feature heavily into your road trip music list.


It's not an Official Road Trip unless you drive straight through and listen to Little Feat's 'Roll Right Through the Night' as the sun comes up!

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:48 AM (CH3GY)

432

All 80's reminisces lead to Miami Vice.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 21, 2016 12:49 AM (FlRtG)

433 And finally a picture of Tillikum surfaces on the Net

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-206-19.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:49 AM (A3ivx)

434 429 Tilikum

I went to the theater to see it because I thought it was going to be great. Felt the same as you.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:49 AM (MNgU2)

435 All 80's reminisces lead to Miami Vice.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 21, 2016 12:49 AM (FlRtG)


As they damn well should.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 12:49 AM (TOa4G)

436 In the 80s Tears For Fears was my thing. I filled out my knowledge of stuff like Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy, and Siouxsie later when I got to England

That and my bloody valentine -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vykf4_A9owU

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 12:50 AM (6FqZa)

437 Arbalest - and to Phil Collins, who was on that show, as I recall. 80's singularity.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 12:50 AM (2j2i4)

438 I too was a big Talking Heads fan. Loved their True Stories movie. Watched it half a dozen times in the theater, then bought the VHS, and eventually the DVD.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at August 21, 2016 12:51 AM (VSenK)

439 The Mighty Lemon Drops are an 80s fave of mine.

...and Ace has made me revisit Depeche mode more than once. Violator is just awesome.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:52 AM (CH3GY)

440 Miami. One of the few successes on the War on Drugs.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:52 AM (MNgU2)

441 This Is The Place is my favourite Talking Heads song

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 12:52 AM (6FqZa)

442 Lotta Heads-heads here. I guess that this must be the place.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 12:52 AM (2j2i4)

443 Hmm, an 80's music discussion.

Anybody remember The Outfield? Always thought they were a pretty solid rock band for that era.

https://youtu.be/4N1iwQxiHrs

That blonde in the video looks like the blonde in the A-ha video, Take on Me. Purty gal!

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 21, 2016 12:53 AM (CdfFU)

444 >>All 80's reminisces lead to


The A-Team!

Wood Chipper - - > Cabbage Canon

How you gonna fight against a cabbage canon?

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:54 AM (CH3GY)

445 415 Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees . . .

One day I was listening to adult contemporary, the next I found the local college station.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 12:41 AM (ry34m)
====

Siouxsie did a great punk cover of the Mary Tyler Moore theme song "Love Is All Around."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2016 12:54 AM (9UTTV)

446 Best Talking Heads was pre-1981, though.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:55 AM (CH3GY)

447 Posted by: Puddleglum at August 21, 2016 12:53 AM (CdfFU)

Always thought the blonde in the ah ha video was Ellen Barkin.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 12:55 AM (MNgU2)

448 Just watched Jenny Lewis on Austin City Limits.

Approved. Very

California '70s groove, could've been a contemporary of Joni Mitchell, Carole King.

But younger. Looks like 40 ish.

Signature look. Rainbow 'n clouds on guitar and guitar strap. But in that good 60s/70s/ vibe way. Not the "hijacked rainbow" we know today.

If you can see this episode, I think you'll agree. She's good. Some feel-good vibe to the music, too. I'd buy the CD.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 12:55 AM (v5iqM)

449 My latest AR-15 in .300 AAC I just finished building.
It had a twist I did not expect so I had fun with it.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/heg8qwq
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jq9xx2j

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 12:56 AM (hVdx9)

450 That blonde in the video looks like the blonde in the A-ha video, Take on Me. Purty gal!


It isn't her though. Reminds me of her.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 21, 2016 12:56 AM (CdfFU)

451 429 Tilikum

I went to the theater to see it because I thought it was going to be great. Felt the same as you.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck
****

While they are good comedians who had a great concept, I had hoped for more. Still, they could have done a lot worse on their movie debut.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 12:58 AM (hVdx9)

452 and now I'm back to listening to the Bilinda Butchers' "Sigh" again

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 12:59 AM (6FqZa)

453 You left out galaxian, tempest, q-bert, dig dug, centipede, joust, and smash tv.

There is this awesome bar in brooklyn, Barcade, that has all those.Although there are probably apps, there must be apps.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 21, 2016 01:00 AM (+wjl1)

454 http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-206-19.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 21, 2016 12:49 AM (A3ivx)



Qouth the shithawk, "Oh shit!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 01:00 AM (oqkO3)

455 Magnum P.I.
A-team
And the movies...Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Lost Boys, etc.
Lots of good heavy metal hair bands and remember Madonna is from the eighties. Depeche Mode has played at ACL recently!

I graduated HS in the late eighties. I saw my class picture recently, it was a panorama, about 2 feet long, there were 900 in my class. It was very distinctly '80's. Polo shirts with collars up for boys, huge hair for girls.
I had big hair, shoulder pads, skinny skirts, and big wide belts. Guess jeans that were skin tight, so tight that they had zippers at the ankle to get your foot through in the days before denim contained elastic.
There are also things I'd like to forget about the '80's..........

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 21, 2016 01:01 AM (xVgrA)

456
Siouxsie did a great punk cover of the Mary Tyler Moore theme song "Love Is All Around."
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2016 12:54 AM (9UTTV)


Siouxsie did a cover of the Beatles' Dear Prudence and that really did tie me into knots.

but now I listen to stuff like this for some reason (absolutely OT)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwxRvmhzulA

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 01:01 AM (ry34m)

457 Probably late 70s...but Chris isaak built a career on this sound.

'Someone Can Lose a Heart Tonight' - Eddie Rabbit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oedrJmPWvTI

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 01:01 AM (CH3GY)

458 You left out galaxian, tempest, q-bert, dig dug, centipede, joust, and smash tv.

There is this awesome bar in brooklyn, Barcade, that has all those.Although there are probably apps, there must be apps.

Posted by: Yuime
****

Galaxian is a great game I would still like to own. Q-Bert sucked. Dig Dug was a lot of fun. Centipede was ok. Joust I had fun with.
Making me feel like a teen again.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 01:01 AM (hVdx9)

459 Magnum P.I.
A-team
And the movies...Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Lost Boys, etc.
Lots of good heavy metal hair bands and remember Madonna is from the eighties. Depeche Mode has played at ACL recently!

I graduated HS in the late eighties. I saw my class picture recently, it was a panorama, about 2 feet long, there were 900 in my class. It was very distinctly '80's. Polo shirts with collars up for boys, huge hair for girls.
I had big hair, shoulder pads, skinny skirts, and big wide belts. Guess jeans that were skin tight, so tight that they had zippers at the ankle to get your foot through in the days before denim contained elastic.
There are also things I'd like to forget about the '80's..........

Posted by: lindafell de spair
****

You aren't that much older than me, and I remember all of that. I even had a pair of parachute pants.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 01:03 AM (hVdx9)

460 Garrettt -

Yep. They had this grittiness. They lacked polish, and were very experimental.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 01:03 AM (bENeh)

461 >>It was very distinctly '80's. Polo shirts with collars up for boys, huge hair for girls.
I had big hair, shoulder pads, skinny skirts, and big wide belts. Guess jeans that were skin tight, so tight that they had zippers at the ankle to get your foot through


Girbauds!

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 01:04 AM (CH3GY)

462 Siouxsie's cover of Iggy's "Passenger" was awesome.

Iggy had a habit of writing songs that other singers took over

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 01:04 AM (6FqZa)

463 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat, I enjoyed reminiscing. Happy Sunday! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 01:05 AM (OKox0)

464 Xanadu?

Posted by: muserdi at August 21, 2016 01:07 AM (Q+Oiy)

465 Place Xanadu with parachute pants and bi-levels.

. . . and then fence it off with three strand barbed wire . .

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 01:08 AM (ry34m)

466 "Telegraph Road" - my favorite Dire Straits song. And yeah, a great song to drive to - especially at night.

Talking Heads - "Life During Wartime" Remember the band and backup singers jogging all the way though the song in "Stop Making Sense?" I suspect cocaine was involved.

The title track of "Graceland" - still wonderful. (I forgive Simon for his awful appearance at the DNC because of that album.)

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 21, 2016 01:08 AM (P8951)

467 Philadelphia Freedom? Island Girl? What happened to music?

Posted by: muserdi at August 21, 2016 01:08 AM (Q+Oiy)

468 Hard to believe that Thank You for Sending Me an Angel was done by the band that did Once in a Lifetime and Burning Down the House.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 01:08 AM (bENeh)

469 Kind of OT:

I have this occasional job at some "entertainment venues." They have now put in place super stringent security and are now wanding, pat downs and doing full bag searches of ALL employees. FYI, there has been no incident to cause this, it just suddenly happened this week. Even though the concert season is almost over.

Question: Does treating employees like criminals actually turn them into criminals?

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:09 AM (tvyXw)

470 Thanks for the trip down memory lane, 'rons and 'ettes!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 21, 2016 01:09 AM (P8951)

471
Place Xanadu with parachute pants and bi-levels.

. . . and then fence it off with three strand barbed wire . .

And a few land mines....with shoulder pads.

Posted by: muserdi at August 21, 2016 01:11 AM (Q+Oiy)

472 It was impossible to sneak up on anyone while wearing parachute pants.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 01:12 AM (hVdx9)

473

Classic 80's Hair, Fashion, etc, in Purple & Pink neon:

Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room
http://preview.tinyurl.com/qc9jdx7

Klymaxx - The Men All Pause
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hvtxg4a

Posted by: Arbalest at August 21, 2016 01:13 AM (FlRtG)

474 Dear GOD, hide this from teh Ewok?

http://www.kaboomkaboom.com/

I'm askeert he might hurt hisself.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 01:13 AM (v5iqM)

475 Ever hear Living Colour cover 'Memories Can't Wait'?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoOvbNv-XxU


Lotta Live Versions on youtube, too!

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 01:13 AM (CH3GY)

476 Girbauds
----- Ha!

Whitney Houston was big too. Greatest Love of All was our class song.
MTV started in the 80's. Remember that Brian Adams video?

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 21, 2016 01:16 AM (xVgrA)

477 Xanadu?

RUSH or Olivia Newton-John?

Posted by: timeless vs ... ecchhh at August 21, 2016 01:17 AM (1aCXh)

478 A side bar about Talking Heads.

I saw David Byrne at the Fox Theater on the hill in Boulder CO. Absolutely incredible performance.

Russell Crowe's band opened for them.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 21, 2016 01:17 AM (UwRDM)

479 80's. The decade spent pushing cardboard that proved the Commies could have steamrollered to the Rhine.
Strange how that is starting to look possible again.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 21, 2016 01:18 AM (FtrY1)

480 Dear GOD, hide this from teh Ewok?

http://www.kaboomkaboom.com/

I'm askeert he might hurt hisself.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim
*****

I thought you meant this.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zwcfgfv

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 01:19 AM (hVdx9)

481 There was a game, I think called OffRoad Racing, that lets you play again if you win, and gave you lots of play on one quarter.

Posted by: MikeN at August 21, 2016 01:21 AM (o/eHL)

482 Depends on the entertainment venues Shibumi. They may be concerned about sudden splodey ethnic Lutherans.

We had the State Police to explain what to do in a mass shooting situation. It boils down to "be safe, but we are focused on shooting bad people" which infuriated the more statist-liberals in the office who were hoping for more intervention and roleplaying.

Everyone else started talking about letter openers and such.

Shibumi, there is a lot to be said for a handful of change and a spare set of mens' nylon dress socks.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 01:21 AM (ry34m)

483 477 Xanadu?

RUSH or Olivia Newton-John?


Posted by: timeless vs ... ecchhh at August 21, 2016 01:17 AM (1aCXh)



Olivia at her prime? Not a contest, not even close.

Shit. Geddy's nuts still haven't dropped, and he still yelps like an adenoidal pre-teen who just got kicked in the nuts.

They can play the instruments, just fine. And then he has to go and fvuk it all up and sing yelp like a coyote.

Except that I like the sound of a coyote's song.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 01:22 AM (v5iqM)

484 hey Jim!

we found a Russian Contract 1911 today, down in El Cajon... and a 03A3 in cherry shape for only $450.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:23 AM (sUQ21)

485 It's not an Official Road Trip unless you drive straight through and listen to Little Feat's 'Roll Right Through the Night' as the sun comes up!
Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 12:48 AM (CH3GY)

*****

REOs "I'm on My Way" has to be factored in there somewhere.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 01:23 AM (YLidQ)

486 OMG!! I just looked at those '80's hairdo's, lol!
I had that half up, high and mighty going on!!! I remember how long it use to take to get ready in the '80's with hair like that...hours!

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 21, 2016 01:23 AM (xVgrA)

487 redC.

Ahhh HATES YEW!


/Yosemite sam.


Send me some pics, dammit!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 01:25 AM (v5iqM)

488 Everyone else started talking about letter openers and such.

Shibumi, there is a lot to be said for a handful of change and a spare set of mens' nylon dress socks.
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a dry chemical fire extinguisher is a helluva impromptu weapon.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:26 AM (sUQ21)

489
Shibumi, there is a lot to be said for a handful of change and a spare set of mens' nylon dress socks.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 01:21 AM
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It is because of the promoter "Live Nation." And what happened in Florida.

However... none of the recent incidents at venues have included staff. It's always been random nut jobs. Plus, they do NOT subject the crew coming in with the talent to any security checks. And some of those people are genuinely scary.

We're required to carry 8" crescent wrenches at all times.

I suspect there have been some specific threats to Live Nation, and they are making the local people pay for it. Yet the backstage area is always filled with fans after the show who have not gone through any security.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:27 AM (tvyXw)

490 Trooper suggested the extinguisher too.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 01:28 AM (ry34m)

491 Headless -

Given current demographic trends, die wacht am rhein might take on a whole new meaning.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 21, 2016 01:28 AM (bENeh)

492 Had a good day today. It was a hot one here. Moved 6 vehicles, and mowed the grass under them, and moved them back. Tractor FTW! Although the last of the six, I started it up and moved it under its own power, and even took it for a short spin up the road and back.


Took the trash to the dump, got some supplies in town, and came home to find a strange car in my driveway. Turned out to be a guy from the next town, looking for the upper parking brake brake cable for a '50 Studebaker Champion. "Yeah, I think I have one. Let's go look." Looked in the garage, none there. Looked in the big shop; took a box down off a high shelf. None in there. Went to the barn, and there it was, in the second box I checked. "But this one has a metal sleeve on the end, and there's none on mine." I looked, and sure enough, the metal sleeve from his old cable was still trapped in the bottom end of the handle assembly. It was the exact right part, and in perfect condition, too. I said, "Five dollars too much for you?" He gave me ten bucks, and said "this makes my day. I want to take the car to a family wedding in Red Deer tomorrow, and now I can do it!" So I got us a couple of beers, and he got the Cook's Tour of the car collection, and went home, pleased as can be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 01:29 AM (oqkO3)

493 Send me some pics, dammit!

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10 day wait, doncha know...

and no import stamps on the Colt. barrel is apparently not original though. looks to be WW2 Colt. best part is, it was a random stop at an area FFL, after we did our GunBroker transfer at the chain store. i just happened to see it in the case while Resident Evil was doing the paperw*rk on the A3...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:29 AM (sUQ21)

494 Sorry, that's REO "Back on the Road Again".

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9IW3QRxH24

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 01:30 AM (YLidQ)

495 Also, it's not that there aren't defensive weapons available at work. There are TONS.

It's just that suddenly, one day, employees became criminals

We are now very close to being treated like airline passengers. Not employees. Potential criminals. And it's really insulting.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:31 AM (tvyXw)

496 472 It was impossible to sneak up on anyone while wearing parachute pants.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale
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Heh.
Marlee Maitlin could probably feel the static charge in the air from 20 feet away...

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 01:31 AM (+r5OR)

497 hey Jim!

we found a Russian Contract 1911 today, down in El Cajon... and a 03A3 in cherry shape for only $450.


Posted by: redc1c4
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Pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 01:32 AM (hVdx9)

498 Shibumi, you know this already, but threat assessment and planning in an organization that isn't actually doing what it is supposed to be doing is an art in determining what may go wrong, and then doing as little as possible that will affect anyone that you care about.
Scapegoating and random assignment for profiling is just one of the many tools to prevent both your principals from being put under onerous restrictions, and ensure enough action to keep the retainer rolling in like clockwork.

Hope you get a better gig.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 01:33 AM (ry34m)

499 We're required to carry 8" crescent wrenches at all times.

I suspect there have been some specific threats to Live Nation, and they are making the local people pay for it. Yet the backstage area is always filled with fans after the show who have not gone through any security.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:27 AM (tvyXw)


A twelve-inch Crescent wrench, with a loop of para cord through the hole on the end of the handle would make a fine club, and still be useful for wrenching. With the cord looped around your wrist, it's harder for your antagonist to take it away from you in a fight.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 01:34 AM (oqkO3)

500 DC fire extinguishers have a decent range, will instantaneously blind the recipient if you hit them in the face, and they will also have a hard time breathing for a bit, so you can brain them with the canister, then take their weapons.

of course, you to will have a bit of bother with the residual powder, but it's better than being shot full of holes.

and they are everywhere... even your boss can't complain of you keep a small one or two in your cube. (the smallest ones don't always w*rk, so have a couple handy.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:34 AM (sUQ21)

501 We are now very close to being treated like airline passengers. Not employees. Potential criminals. And it's really insulting.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:31 AM (tvyXw)


Security theater. So the management can be seen to be "doing something".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 01:35 AM (oqkO3)

502 >>and they are everywhere... even your boss can't complain of you keep a small one or two in your cube. (the smallest ones don't always w*rk, so have a couple handy.


Paint a can of Bear Spray Red and keep it handy.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 01:37 AM (CH3GY)

503 i'll take pics when we get it home, and send them to CBD for a gun thread...

swearsies!


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:37 AM (sUQ21)

504 Paint a can of Bear Spray Red and keep it handy.
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my bear spray was made by Dan Wesson...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:40 AM (sUQ21)

505
491. Given current demographic trends, die wacht am rhein might take on a whole new meaning.

Hmmm. Might have a point there. Maybe need to update the assumptions.


Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 21, 2016 01:41 AM (FtrY1)

506 498 Shibumi, you know this already, but threat assessment and planning in an organization that isn't actually doing what it is supposed to be doing is an art in determining what may go wrong, and then doing as little as possible that will affect anyone that you care about.
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YES.

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Security theater. So the management can be seen to be "doing something"

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This is true as well.

I've been there for a really, really long time. It's a physical job, and it's taking a toll. I made an imaginary "I need to quit by this age" and that age came two years ago. So this is just another reminder that "you don't need to work in a place that treats you like a criminal." Plus, I got told to eff off by a new supervisor yesterday when I wouldn't quit what I was doing and move immediately because he told me to.

So yes, the time has come.


Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:42 AM (tvyXw)

507 redC


Okay, a**hoe... Ima wanna see pics here in eleven days, capiche?

/snrk.

Now then.

Enough of '80s, now let's talk some 2016 schlock.

The present series of Honda commercials, with the semi-church choirs.

Some of teh shtoopidest commercials, ever. I mean, really, these are so lame, they'd be put down on the track in front of the crowd.

Except that, the damn vocals are so freakin' good, tight, perfect and captivating.

Some "producer" worth a fraction of his weight in salt, needs to grab those folks, and put 'em through a Motown kind of "backup singer" up or out process, till he finds the real stars.

And as backup singers? They do NOT sux, in any way whatsoever.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 01:42 AM (v5iqM)

508 "...going back to the 80's"

Perfect! I went to a concert tonight - Huey Lewis & The News, The Go-Gos and Kool and the Gang. Celebrate good times!

Posted by: lily at August 21, 2016 01:43 AM (Qm82t)

509 Shibumi, you were freelancing for a while, is there any future in that?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 01:43 AM (ry34m)

510 >>So yes, the time has come.


A Fact's a Fact.
It belongs to you.
Let's give it back.

Posted by: Midnight Oil at August 21, 2016 01:44 AM (CH3GY)

511 Don't think Myst was from the 80's. Maybe Leisure-Suit Larry. No way am i giving you mah jong or minesweeper.

Posted by: StrawMan

Perhaps my Memory Thingy needs recalibrated.

LL came out in 1987.

Mah Jong Solitaire in 1986.

I bought an IBM PS/2 in July 92 to take to law school and I think that had Minesweeper on it though I could be mistaken. I assume since the PS/2 first came out in 1987 that MS was in the first software bundle.

Myst is definitely from the 90s.

Funny how as you get older your brain mashes the decades into an increasingly difficult timeline to sort through.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 01:45 AM (P8jrK)

512 red, where in El Cajon did you find that 1911 and a steal on a Springfield?


Was just east of there today, a shootin' match, in which for the first time since I've had it I was able to shoot the 1911 reasonably well.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2016 01:45 AM (QDnY+)

513 I love the Go-Gos.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 01:45 AM (CH3GY)

514 we still have a few more FFLs to check out when we go to pick everything up.

and to think that we went down just to pick up a Ruger Mk II...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:45 AM (sUQ21)

515 Yes, I'm doing the slow transition from "somewhat real jobs" to "completely freelance."'

Last year was the first year that my freelance income exceeded my non-freelance income. Which is amazing, since I really, really LOVE my freelance work. And it's going OK, but it's kind of scary.

This job is the last vestige of my old life, and essentially I use it to defray my freelance stuff, which is all 1099. But it is now not fun any more, and every week I drive home thinking "I have to quit this job."

Plus there's the fact that there's a huge contrast between "you're a respected freelancer" to "you're a stupid wanna be criminal, bend over."

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:48 AM (tvyXw)

516 Where the cats?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2016 01:48 AM (ADIwO)

517 red, where in El Cajon did you find that 1911 and a steal on a Springfield?

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if i tell you, you'll go get all the good stuff we didn't have time to discover.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:48 AM (sUQ21)

518 Perfect! I went to a concert tonight - Huey Lewis The News
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Rumor has it that Mr. Lewis has some impressive assets... um... downstairs.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:49 AM (tvyXw)

519
Was just east of there today, a shootin' match, in which for the first time since I've had it I was able to shoot the 1911 reasonably well.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2016 01:45 AM (QDnY+)



Y'know, before anyone goes and spends scads on "accurizing" a 1911, there are two spends that should take priority.

* decent sights

* decent trigger

Get those, and you'll find out if your 1911 can really shoot, or not.

Oh, and before you spend more, let some sshole like me, who can shoot wee tiny groups, give it a try, too.

If he or she shoots wee tiny groups, it ain't the gun, or the lack of accurizing.

Put the "accurizing" money, into accurizing the shooter, and not the gun.

(not you, rhomboid.... just riffing on your comment, for the masses)


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 01:51 AM (v5iqM)

520 >> Rumor has it that Mr. Lewis has some impressive assets... um...
>> downstairs.

Please.

Posted by: Danny D. at August 21, 2016 01:51 AM (DW+jj)

521 The Miracle on Ice.


That was course in the ancient era of three TV networks, no internet, etc. I recall hearing about the result on the radio during the afternoon.


That evening I was going to watch the replay on TV with two friends. They didn't appear to know the result - I didn't tell them I did.


As we watched the game, I remember starting to wonder if it really were true, if I had heard correctly that Team USA had won. Towards the incredible, tense end, I was caught up in it as much as my friends - even though I "knew" we won the game. Cannot recall another experience like that.


Was very lucky to see Central Army (the core of the Soviet Olympic team) play twice, in '76 and '88. There'll never be anything like it in hockey ever again. The circles, the puck control, the discipline, the complete absence of dumb or low-percentage moves.


In the exhibition against the NHL team, the first 8 minutes of the second period passed without a whistle/stop in play. Hockey as it should be - non-stop action, end to end, no b.s. The crowd showed its actual hockey knowledge by spontaneously breaking into applause as the uninterrupted action just went on and on.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2016 01:53 AM (QDnY+)

522 That was the rumor about Milton Berle as well. The joke was he only pulled out enough to win any contest.

And when asked what his "measurement" was, he supposedly would say 8 inches.....from the floor.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 21, 2016 01:54 AM (DW+jj)

523 http://aosword.com/

nice folks: there was black lesbian couple in there, asking questions, and knowing little about firearms, other than what they've seen on TV.

the staff was *very* patient, and encouraged them to learn more, including "Women on Target", before they plopped down any $$$...

very professional and good ambassadors for the sport.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 01:55 AM (sUQ21)

524 And when asked what his "measurement" was, he supposedly would say 8 inches.....from the floor.



hahahaha! Perfect answer!

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 21, 2016 01:55 AM (tvyXw)

525 Well I know the fun stores out El Cajon way pretty well, but none of them are places that have ever been known for their C ampersand R or rare gun finds.


Probably not Hiram's, which was one store in the old days (liquor store on the left side, guns on the right) - now the gun part is small, in the back of the bldg. Think the son runs it now - and come to think of it, he *does* have some oddball and older stuff, or at least did the last time I was in there.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2016 01:57 AM (QDnY+)

526 i'll take pics when we get it home, and send them to CBD for a gun thread...

swearsies!

Posted by: redc1c4
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Eyes Redcic4 suspiciously...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 01:58 AM (hVdx9)

527 we stopped by Hiram's, but the owner is on vacation, and looking to sell the business... according to the guy at the liquor store.

among other things, he was apparently robbed earlier this year.

the guy at the store gave us a card for AO Sword, but they were already on the list, as we were headed there next. you have to examine every gun in the case, as there is no rhyme or reason to where things are placed: the Colt was mixed in with a bunch of 9mm's and just above some revolvers, all new.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:01 AM (sUQ21)

528 Holy shit, we are old.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 02:02 AM (P8jrK)

529 Eyes Redcic4 suspiciously...

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as well you should...


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:03 AM (sUQ21)

530 Holy shit, we are old.
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you're old?

i went through Harmony Church in 83, and was in my 20's then...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:04 AM (sUQ21)

531 Thanks, red - well have never been to AO Sword, but their rep is good. I had thought that, apart from their non-gun business, they were mostly known as a black plastic rifle shop.


Going to bed smarter tonight, as a friend likes to say.


And Jim - my "accurizing" approach is 1) work in/smoothe a trigger by shooting it a lot 2) fix myself (technique). Have not modified anything I own. But I also am strictly a "practical accuracy" sort - not groups, but consistent hits on man-sized or slightly smaller targets (steels, usually) with movement, multiple targets and "target management" stress, use of cover, awkward positions, etc. I am sure I'd be lousy at bullseye-type activities.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2016 02:05 AM (QDnY+)

532 Hmmmm

http://smilies.mee.nu/light/15_orange/icon_rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:05 AM (hVdx9)

533 Frak

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:06 AM (hVdx9)

534 Someone Can Lose a Heart Tonight' - Eddie Rabbit



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oedrJmPWvTI

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 01:01 AM (CH3GY)

1981. It was the "Urban Cowboy" crossover era, and made the top 15 on the pop charts.
Now, on with the countdown...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 21, 2016 02:08 AM (rJUlF)

535 Hi again. Home again.

Some mentions upthread of The Day After. Reminded me that the series The Americans is set in the '80s. Always on the lookout for anachronisms, but they do pretty well on keeping it period.

There's some funny things. Lots of spies-using-pay phones. Pay phones!

Last season, they got up to where The Day After played. Everyone was watching it, FBI guys, the spy family, the Commies. It brought home the impact the show had.

Besides Day After, that period had lots of Nuke War talk. Every newsmagazine cover had it. Worse than the 1960s, at times. That was when Milady and I decided there weren't gunna be no nuke war, really, and trusting in God we proceeded to joyously engage in creating a 2nd kid. Be careful what you ask for. We got twins.

Posted by: mindful webworker - plast from the bast at August 21, 2016 02:09 AM (XkxK0)

536 528
Holy shit, we are old.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 02:02 AM (P8jrK)

====Yep. I turn 50 this year. I graduated in 1984, and the 1980s are still my favorite years. Got my first job, got married, had my first kid. Loved so much of the music and the movies.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 21, 2016 02:10 AM (rJUlF)

537 And Jim - my "accurizing" approach is 1) work in/smoothe a trigger by shooting it a lot 2) fix myself (technique). Have not modified anything I own. But I also am strictly a "practical accuracy" sort - not groups, but consistent hits on man-sized or slightly smaller targets (steels, usually) with movement, multiple targets and "target management" stress, use of cover, awkward positions, etc. I am sure I'd be lousy at bullseye-type activities.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2016 02:05 AM (QDnY+)



The reason I strive for quarter sized groups at seven yards with a pistol.

The reason I strive to hit 4 of 6 bowling pins at 100 yards with a 4" bbl. S&W revolver.

Is so that I can ping those man-sized steels at 15, 25, or 50 yards, faster than you can read this sentence.

And I can.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 02:10 AM (v5iqM)

538 Makes mental note not to piss off Jim...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:13 AM (hVdx9)

539 >>1981. It was the "Urban Cowboy" crossover era, and made the top 15 on the pop charts


Yep. It's an awesome track.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 02:16 AM (CH3GY)

540 Or to do so from 800 yards.

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2016 02:17 AM (ngn8T)

541 Jean,

For 800 yards, I use my M-96 Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55.

29 inch barrel.

Iron sights.

I'm good at that range, for about four out of ten shots.

Back it down to 600 yards, and I'm at 90%.

With the Accuracy Intl. in .308?

Head shots. Always. Unless the wind is a pisser.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 02:20 AM (v5iqM)

542 Makes mental note not to piss off Jim...
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makes mental note to engage Jim with the AR-30A1 (338 Lapua), the M-99 in 416 Barrett or the Steyr HS-460, since i don't have access to a TOW system w/ammo

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:20 AM (sUQ21)

543 Yep. It's an awesome track.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 02:16 AM (CH3GY)

I'm a big Eddie Rabbit fan. He was a great songwriter and performer, and I enjoy his more traditional country and his crossover tunes. "Suspicions" and "Rocky Mountain Music" are my two favorites from him.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 21, 2016 02:21 AM (rJUlF)

544 Good night, Gracies. Enjoyable ONT.

Posted by: mindful webworker - z z z at August 21, 2016 02:22 AM (XkxK0)

545 Cap'n W.

If we ever do a MoMe in your twenty, I'll hope you spin the tunes. Seriously.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 02:23 AM (v5iqM)

546 I just love that big wet reverby country sound.

Like I said, first time I heard Chris Isaak I was like , 'Damn. That sounds like something Eddie Rabbit wrote!'.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 02:24 AM (CH3GY)

547 "With the Accuracy Intl. in .308"

One hell of a rifle there. Worth every penny.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:25 AM (hVdx9)

548 Chris Isaak. "Gulf Coast Sessions".

*drops mic*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 02:25 AM (v5iqM)

549 Always on the lookout for anachronisms, but they do pretty well on keeping it period.

In one early episode, Commie shithead spy father mentions to son how the new Camaro has 300-something horsepower.

In reality, early-80s V8 Camaros couldn't crack the 150-horse barrier.

Posted by: EPA at August 21, 2016 02:27 AM (1aCXh)

550 Cap'n W.



If we ever do a MoMe in your twenty, I'll hope you spin the tunes. Seriously.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 02:23 AM (v5iqM)

===
I'm flattered, sir. I'd love to. I know someone is/was planning a Central Texas MoMee for October, but I haven't heard much about it lately.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 21, 2016 02:28 AM (rJUlF)

551 just looked up AI rifles...

wow.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:29 AM (sUQ21)

552 i want one of these AR uppers, just so we have something in 50BMG, since our fascists banned the sale of weapons in the caliber.

an upper isn't a firearm, jack wagons, so i can have have it shipped directly to the house, W/O paperw*rk or a 10 day wait...


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:32 AM (sUQ21)

553 547 "With the Accuracy Intl. in .308"

One hell of a rifle there. Worth every penny.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:25 AM (hVdx9)



Federal Match, 168 gr. boattails.

100 yards.

Five shot, one hole groups. 'Till you'd get bored at the bench, and the trigger.

Only reason you shot a larger group? Breaking concentration.

It comes into it's own past 400 yards, and then begins to sing.

Haven't even begun to play with handloads, even. Haven't pushed it past 800 yards, but it's still tight, there.

Given the external ballistic tables, I don't think it's a 1,000 yard scalpel. But, I'll go for mayhem at that distance.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 02:32 AM (v5iqM)

554 helps to add the link, you idiot.

http://www.tactilite.com/Uppers-50-BMG-416-Barrett-338-Lapua-s/1814.htm

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:32 AM (sUQ21)

555 Off to bed, y'all. See you on tomorrow's ONT, Lord willing.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 21, 2016 02:33 AM (rJUlF)

556 just looked up AI rifles...

wow.



Posted by: redc1c4
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Annoying some English guys who originally weren't gun guys made such an incredible rifle.
I have seen two up close at a couple matches. The guys who knew what they were took pics.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:33 AM (hVdx9)

557 Federal Match, 168 gr. boattails.

100 yards.

Five shot, one hole groups. 'Till you'd get bored at the bench, and the trigger.

Only reason you shot a larger group? Breaking concentration.

It comes into it's own past 400 yards, and then begins to sing.

Haven't even begun to play with handloads, even. Haven't pushed it past 800 yards, but it's still tight, there.

Given the external ballistic tables, I don't think it's a 1,000 yard scalpel. But, I'll go for mayhem at that distance.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim
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Not all Ferrari owners take them up to triple digits right away either.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:35 AM (hVdx9)

558 I take it back. The AI guys were gun guys.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:37 AM (hVdx9)

559 518 Perfect! I went to a concert tonight - Huey Lewis The News
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Rumor has it that Mr. Lewis has some impressive assets... um... downstairs.

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Hah. Not impressive enough for FTroop.

Posted by: Forrest Tucker at August 21, 2016 02:38 AM (tlBbB)

560 Posted by: Jim
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Not all Ferrari owners take them up to triple digits right away either.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:35 AM (hVdx9)



It's under a Vortex ViperPST 4x16x50 in the MOA configuration.

Absolutely amazing glass in every respect. I'm in awe, for the $700 ish price.

With $200 in a base and another $200 in rings.

But if y'want to really wring the beast out, it's gonna take a U.S. Optics, Nightforce, Zeiss or Svaorski in the more exotic catalog numbers, to find out it's limitations.

And I don't have that.

I got the A.I. for a song, from a broke S.O.B.

Kind of like I am, now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

p.s. I'm hasta la nite nite, horde.

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 02:42 AM (v5iqM)

561 Zeiss.

That's the only glass I put on my rifles, anymore.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2016 02:44 AM (CH3GY)

562 So mortar then

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2016 02:45 AM (ngn8T)

563 Jean, better just call in an airstrike.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:46 AM (hVdx9)

564 how about we nuke him from orbit, just to be sure?

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 02:49 AM (sUQ21)

565 how about we nuke him from orbit, just to be sure?


Posted by: redc1c4
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Only way to be sure.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:53 AM (hVdx9)

566 Earlier today I clicked one of THOSE links. You know . . . "40 celebrities you'll be surprised to discover are atheists".

So I peruse the list, ponder, and think to myself:

"I've never given a shit about what any of these people think about politics, what makes you think I care what they might think about religion?"

Slowly closed that window and backed away from the computer.

Posted by: Senator John at August 21, 2016 02:56 AM (CS7jF)

567 Been trying to do inventory on ammo as of late.

I need to buy a bit more in the way of 9mm HP
.45acp ball
5.56/.223
7.62x39 'cause 1k rounds isn't enough
.300 AAC
maybe some .308
7.62x54
30.06

Then I will have to sell a kidney to pay for it.
It won't be my kidney I sell. Muwhahahaha!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 02:59 AM (hVdx9)

568 Jean, better just call in an airstrike.

Can we still call up any Iowas from mothballs?

Posted by: 16-inch Mark 7 at August 21, 2016 03:03 AM (1aCXh)

569 I will skip buying more .22LR, .32acp, .380, .38 special, 7.62x25, .40, .30 cal, and 12ga ammo.

This is the downside to having many guns of different calibers. Feeding them gets expensive, kind of like kids. On the bright side you don't have to hear them complain about not being fed.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 03:04 AM (hVdx9)

570 In reality, early-80s V8 Camaros couldn't crack the 150-horse barrier.

The trans am (since Knight Rider was 1982) had 145 hp. The Delorean was so weak, that the long run up to 88 mph is needed.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 03:08 AM (VdICR)

571 In reality, early-80s V8 Camaros couldn't crack the 150-horse barrier.

The trans am (since Knight Rider was 1982) had 145 hp. The Delorean was so weak, that the long run up to 88 mph is needed.

Posted by: BourbonChicken
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That weak engine in the Delorean made no sense to me. If you couldn't do V8 then turbo it. A car like the Delorean should be able to go as well as it looked and that was not the case.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 03:11 AM (hVdx9)

572 Been trying to do inventory on ammo as of late.

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we bought a custom pallet rack to put inside the garage, so we could sort it all out...

now i just gotta finish the reloading table, the BBQ pagoda, clean up the fire wood pile, and then i'll be able to pull out the pallet it's all currently stacked on, so i can rearrange the cabinets, etc, so i can install the rack, but i'm thinking i should get the extra florescent lamps installed first...

this, and alcohol, is why no project ever gets finished around here.



Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 03:16 AM (sUQ21)

573 add to all that that *someone* has been purchasing MOAR ammo to add to the pile, and the Steyr comes with it's own reloading gear to build rounds for it and the Barrett...

which reminds me: i gotta call the alarm company and upgrade our system and its coverage...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 03:19 AM (sUQ21)

574 Can we still call up any Iowas from mothballs?


Posted by: 16-inch Mark 7 at August 21, 2016 03:03 AM (1aCXh)


IIRC one of the conditions of the Iowa class battleships is they have to be maintained in a restorable condition, but I could be wrong. (USS North Carolina has so many holes cut in her armor plating for the tourists to walk through, not to mention the cutout windows in her reduction gearing, that it would take way too much effort to put her back to sea.)

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 21, 2016 03:22 AM (vbvxt)

575 A desertech 375 is good to 1500 easy, some can take it out to 2100+. I don't have one, yet.

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2016 03:24 AM (ngn8T)

576 Slowly closed that window and backed away from the computer.

Posted by: Senator John at August 21, 2016 02:56 AM (CS7jF)


Off, fictional John Belushi movie character sock!

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2016 03:26 AM (CS7jF)

577 Been trying to do inventory on ammo as of late.

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we bought a custom pallet rack to put inside the garage, so we could sort it all out...

now i just gotta finish the reloading table, the BBQ pagoda, clean up the fire wood pile, and then i'll be able to pull out the pallet it's all currently stacked on, so i can rearrange the cabinets, etc, so i can install the rack, but i'm thinking i should get the extra florescent lamps installed first...

this, and alcohol, is why no project ever gets finished around here.


Posted by: redc1c4
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The way stuff piles up on you, you'd almost think they were colluding to be a bigger problem.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 03:26 AM (hVdx9)

578 The way stuff piles up on you, you'd almost think they were colluding to be a bigger problem.

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i'm a victim, i tell ya!

if nothing else, all this stuff is our entry visa to the free state of Texas: proof that we're not your typical #Failifornia type.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 03:43 AM (sUQ21)

579 im for bed... it was a long day, with lots of heavy traffic driving. i'm beat, and HRH was talking about w*rk to get done tomorrow...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 03:44 AM (sUQ21)

580 I went to bed around 9:30, then got woken up by my cat about 3:30 who was all like, "Why didn't you feed me?" So I did. Sorry, dear.

I read the linked sidebar article about the sexual assaults at the Swedish music festival. "Comments Unavailable". Yeah.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 04:27 AM (sdi6R)

581 Can't have the uppity proles saying anything bad about persons of indeterminate nationality.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 04:28 AM (sdi6R)

582 -First car that I bought was an '89 CRX Turbo. Very fast.
-Ruled at Berzerk. Loved all the Williams games. Best game that I sucked at was Sinistar. Bought a Williams compilation for PC years later and found out that in company Sinistar was known as Opie Star because the main character kept saying RUN COWARD!!! which sounded like Ron Howard.
-Sported a mullet. Lost my virginity. Got a BJ on a second date. Must have worked.
-Drank 2 liter bottles of wine coolers fortified with vodka. First alcohol I bought, at 16, was Old English 800. Have tried it since and I can't believe I could drink 2 of them and still function.
-Owned an Atari 800 and did some programming. Bought a game tutorial out of the Atari magazine and learned some neat graphics stuff but eventually got bored waiting for the cassette tape drive to save and download.

Posted by: Bill C at August 21, 2016 04:31 AM (HqPBH)

583 Morning, horde.

Dave, thanks for the walk down memory lane. My nick comes from my first internet computer...a 486 on dialup. I used to go to the computer after dinner and start loading a webpage, then back out to the kitchen. By the time I had the kitchen cleaned up the page was loaded.

Posted by: creeper at August 21, 2016 04:31 AM (MP6Qb)

584 The women were prettier in the 70s. And the music was better.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 04:40 AM (sdi6R)

585 Some German website posted a list of Olympic medals aggregating all of the European countries with a "European Union" total. The Brits are pissed, since they outperformed all the other countries.

https://tinyurl.com/zfa6sm8

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 05:07 AM (sdi6R)

586 There will be a total eclipse of the sun visible in the U.S. exactly one year from today. Last one here was 38 years ago.

More info at GreatAmericanEclipse(dot)com

Posted by: IrishEi at August 21, 2016 05:28 AM (LhDi1)

587 Some German website posted a list of Olympic medals aggregating all of the European countries with a "European Union" total.

LOL. What a friggin joke. The EU should have been forced to participate as one "country". The difference, of course, is that a country is limited to the number of athletes they can bring or have in any competition, so the number of EU medals would be way, way down. The US girls gymnasts were the top three in the all-around preliminary but since every country is only allowed two competitors in the all-around final Gabby Douglas was kicked out. The EU enters as 30 different countries (or whatever the hell it is) so they just blow right past all these limits. It would make estimations of "EU medals" totally ridiculous ... but, then again, this is eurotrash we're talking about.

The Brits are pissed, since they outperformed all the other countries.

https://tinyurl.com/zfa6sm8

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 05:07 AM (sdi6R)


Then the Brits ought to start their formal exit procedure. OTherwise, they are still part of the same eurotrash that likes to make silly claims about "EU medals" that have no basis in reality.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2016 05:30 AM (zc3Db)

588 Didn't Texas get eight gold medals?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 05:42 AM (VdICR)

589 Posted by: creeper at August 21, 2016 04:31 AM (MP6Qb)

Must of been one of them super fast non aol webpages.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 21, 2016 05:46 AM (uvkU8)

590 I just looked at a blog where I was a regular commenter for 10 years. I will be polite and not name it. The whole place has gone stark raving mad since Trump came along. Commenters are openly comparing him to Hitler and his supporters to Nazis. They allow that Hillary will be a terrible president, but Trump must be stopped at all costs.

I just backed slowly away and closed the tab.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 05:47 AM (sdi6R)

591 Raining in ETEX this morning. I remember the 80's fondly. Began them working for ATT and ended them working for USN (again). Some good music, lots of traveling, and an inordinate amount of misconduct. Well, butter coffee taken aboard, vitamins and supplements consumed, Mrs. E kissed, and off to work!

Posted by: Eromero at August 21, 2016 05:50 AM (zLDYs)

592 Is the blog called Godwin's Law?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 05:51 AM (VdICR)

593 People with AOL accounts seem to be older folks who apparently think that AOL is the entire internet. They're particularly fond of chain e-mails.

I have a customer at work with an AOL e-mail address. Nice guy, but he sends all his e-mail in ALL CAPS, and the only thing he knows how to do on a computer is hit the "forward" button.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 05:57 AM (sdi6R)

594 I remember the '80's fondly, too. Thirty years old, working for an airline and chasing all over the world. I was so hawt!

What happened?

Posted by: creeper at August 21, 2016 05:58 AM (MP6Qb)

595 What happened?

Posted by: creeper at August 21, 2016 05:58 AM (MP6Qb)

Someone hit the fast forward button instead of the slow motion.

Here we are.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 21, 2016 06:00 AM (uvkU8)

596 "Fast forward"...I think you're right, Tim. One day I woke up and I was old.

Posted by: creeper at August 21, 2016 06:01 AM (MP6Qb)

597 I mean, this guy has had a computer for years, and NOBODY EVER TOLD HIM THAT IT'S CONSIDERED RUDE TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS?

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 06:02 AM (sdi6R)

598 EMT is up,

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 21, 2016 06:03 AM (uvkU8)

599 I don't think who's the Potus is as important as who sits in Jarret's chair. Do you want Huma or Session's guy, Stephen Miller? Ask them to vet that.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 21, 2016 06:05 AM (GzDYP)

600 I was checking out the list of EU countries just to see how many there were, and what do I find? That Luxembourg and Malta have their own languages: Luxembourgese and Maltese. Who knew!

Posted by: IrishEi at August 21, 2016 06:13 AM (LhDi1)

601 https://pbs.twi
mg.com/media/CqUjQuYWYAEVO07.jpg:small

From #WheresHillary

Pixy has an issue with the letters i m g together so broke the url there

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 21, 2016 06:27 AM (ZnIt3)

602 I just looked at a blog where I was a regular commenter for 10 years. I will be polite and not name it.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 05:47 AM (sdi6R)


Hmmm. 'nnc' perhaps? And, no, I'm not referring to CNN backwards y'all.

Posted by: RickZ at August 21, 2016 06:29 AM (o+O5j)

603 I was in college in Boston and watched the game in my apartment. At the final buzzer, people poured out of the local bars and were celebrating in the streets. Amazing.

Posted by: liz953 at August 21, 2016 09:00 AM (YoEU8)

604 Ah - the 80's!

I graduated HS in 1908, spent the summer working on a farm, then enlisted & and spent most of the decade in the Army.

Along the way I got to see some of the world, drive coast to coast a couple times, chased a lot of girls, drank a lot of beer & generally had a blast.

Dire Straights, ZZ Top, Van Halen - bartels & James wine coolers, lite beer, Bose 901's, hatch backs, Jams ... Lotsa funtimes!

Posted by: Kenyg at August 21, 2016 09:45 AM (0s6C/)

605 You missed the 16V turbo Saab 900-3. A three door sedan--that had a hatch and folding rear seats. You could stuff an ungodly amount of stuff in the back. The Turbo 4 put out 160 horsepower. Not much in the way of turbo lag, and when you put your foot in it, every one of those ponies showed up for work. Otherwise it was a nice compact two door sedan with good fuel economy around town. Five speed transmission--manual of course. Put 250,000 miles on the car before I gave it to my daughter who drove it for several more years. By then the odometer was broken so who knows how many miles were on it. Had a good independent Saab mechanic who was as invested in keeping the car running as I was.

Posted by: Ram A Lam A Ding Dong at August 21, 2016 10:29 AM (Sda6L)

606 I was going through some old beta tapes recently. I remember my hair as relatively subdued, as for much of the period I favored a blown out face framing mid- length turned under pageboy with bangs. I did start to grow them out by the mid to late 8os.

Sure enough though, the old Betamax revealed the floof - which by period standards was tame, but still hilariously voluminous by the standards of almost any other time.

Posted by: Sarahw at August 21, 2016 06:49 PM (Sp1NT)

607 Boyfriend, now spouse, had a saab 900 something. We drove the long straightaway from Richmond to Charlottesville and the mountains with "Autobahn" in the tape deck.

Posted by: Sarahw at August 21, 2016 06:54 PM (Sp1NT)

608 Galaxian and Galaga. I got the "pattern" for Pac-Man out of a book and it was fun for a while but it soon ruined it for me.

Posted by: norrin radd, sojourner of the spaceways at August 21, 2016 07:20 PM (C7MZJ)

609 does anyone have a complete recording of the 'Kleine GTI' parody song from the VW commercial? by Freaky Fritzi and the Autobahn Stormers.

Ausgezeichnet!!

Posted by: No One Ever at August 22, 2016 11:43 AM (M1MpJ)

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