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Return of the “Mac” September 6, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in current events, nostaglia, pedestrian behavior, photos, pictures, video games.
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Ok, so technically it’s not return of ‘the’ Mac, but when I saw that the folks at Commodore are itching for a comeback, the Mark Morrison “Return of the Mac” song popped into my head.

Apparently Commodore is “resurrecting” itself in hopes to jump back into the PC gaming market.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/business/scn-sa-eyeonbiz1sep05,0,2648046.story?track=rss

Personally I hope they stay as low end as possible with their graphics. I know I’d much rather play some old school Dr. J vs Larry Bird then play some futuristic crap game like Halo.


It’s hard to top the graphics and game play of Dr. J vs Larry Bird for the Commodore

That and they should go old school with their computer processors too. I’m really sick of new age Windows crashing every other day or other problems that happen with our PC’s these days.


Side note: speaking of crashes. I saw this nasty accident the other day. Happened and unfolded right in front of my eyes. Traffic was stopped at a green light as a Firetruck was approaching the intersection with its lights on and sirens blaring. Everyone was still so the firetruck proceeded through the intersection. Suddenly this Escalade decides to make a dash for it and ends up getting T-boned by the fire truck that was accelerating. The Escalade did a few 360s and smashed into a telephone pole, with one of its tires ending up down the street. I took some pics of the carnage:

The driver of the firetruck suffered minor injuries as did the driver of the Escalade. As one of the few eyewitnesses I stayed behind and gave my testimony of the accident. It was pretty crazy to watch the whole thing unfold. The driver of the Escalade was a 21 year old, and had just got the car last week. Apparently he was on his cell phone and wasn’t paying attention.

Anyway, back in the olden days, the worst thing that could happen to you was your floppy disk broke. Otherwise, the computer was your canvas, and you could run scripts and draw designs at will (who could forget the old Turtle drawer or the old number formatting system. I spent hours as a child playing around with the old Turtle Logo drawer).

I’m probably the only one who longs for the olden days of video games. Then again you’re talking about a guy who would rather plug in his Nintendo rather than an XBox360.

More to come later…including why everyone is telling me they love my giant ‘peter’.

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1. Mr. Blogger - September 6, 2007

ah the old 64…i remember those days.

2. roger - September 6, 2007

hah…i kept trying to type into the screen where the cursor is for old times sake! hah

3. bob - September 6, 2007

64k of good ole ram! speed to burn!

4. trent - September 6, 2007

holy shit that car is fucked up!!!

5. ethan - September 6, 2007

Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!

6. candice - September 6, 2007

at least it looks like the air bags went off…he could’ve been killed!

7. quagmire - September 6, 2007

giggidy giggidy goo….allllright

8. howie - September 6, 2007

Best basketball game ever…period…breaking the backboard and then the janitor would come out to sweep the glass. priceless!

9. xander - September 6, 2007

that commodore screen is crackin me the fuck up!

10. MY K - September 6, 2007

Ahh, the good ol’ days.

11. olore - September 7, 2007

Dude you are old school. At least I had the Commodore 128 ! … although Dr J vs Bird was the freakin best! Breaking the backboard on a dunk & having the janitor come out & sweep it! CLASSIC!

Oh.. and those sweet load times… we used to load it up, go eat dinner, come back, wait a few more minutes, then start playing. Yes we need more of that… it increases family time!

PS can you please turn off the freakin blogspot site? Or redirect it here… I keep checking it by accident!

12. the frogster - September 9, 2007

I remember on the old C64 role playing games when you put in an obscenity, it would say something like, “Please think of something more intelligent to say.” Needless to say, we tried out just about every dirty word we could think of.

13. Thos - September 11, 2007

booooooooooooooo on the Halo, Halo 3 is gonna be rediculous. And Rainbow Six Vegas is one of the best games ever. With Call of Duty 4 around the bend it’s going to be a rediculous Sept/Oct for gaming.


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