Commodore 64 (VIC-20) A childhood friend of mine had a Commodore! A HOME COMPUTER! WHOA! It was awesome! I remember staying up late on weekends playing Global Thermal Nuclear War (kinda boring), Star Trek (awesome!), States & Capitals, Chess, Asteroids and Centipede. Yeah, the graphics were a bit clunky and not much better than the Atari 2600. But, it was a COMPUTER! It would be … Continue reading Home Computers
I’m back! As much as I had planned on updating this blog daily, my local ISP had other plans (ie., price increase, availability, customer service, etc.). Found a new, affordable ISP! Life is good! My children are on Summer vacation. When I arrive home from work, they are always around the house, swimming, bicycling in our driveway and playing video games. Sometimes, on the … Continue reading Battle of the Planets
CHiPs action, crime drama ran from 1977-1983. Starring Larry Wilcox, Eric Estrada and Robert Pine. A NBC production. I remember my brother, Kraig, just had to watch this show every week! I think he looked up to Eric Estrada’s character as a role-model; somewhat rough around the edges. But, still a good guy! Although the show was classified as a drama, there was always some … Continue reading CHiPs
Hey! Remember the Cola Wars we were subjected to in the 80’s?! Advertisements were everywhere: Movie theaters, newspapers, television, radio – EVERYWHERE! I think we literally drowned in cola commercials! Here are a few of my favorites: My brother, Kraig, loves baseball and, I’m sure, imagined himself as this kid! This one is a toe-tapper! This is my favorite. I mean, who didn’t want to … Continue reading Cola Wars
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) is, in my opinion, one of the best Star Trek movies. As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees of Starfleet Academy, aboard the USS ENTERPRISE, another vessel, USS RELIANT, is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space only to discover the inhabitants … Continue reading KHHHHAAAAAAAAN!!!
I grew up listening to Country music. My grandparents had it on the radio all the time. And my grandmother would talk about the singers as if they were family! Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton sound great to this day! I remember watching this with my grandmother! Brings back a lot of memories with her… Continue reading Kenny & Dolly
In 1983 a new game show appeared with a Whammy: Press Your Luck Contestants answered trivia question to collect spins for cash and prizes in the first round. In the second round pictures of the prizes would randomly turn on and off as a highlighted frame would move around the board. The goal was to hit the button as the frame landed on the prize … Continue reading No Whammy!