Monday, December 31, 2007

In with the old, out with the new...

Last week, while The Talker and I were hanging out around the house, I pulled out the Commodore 64. We had a good time with a speech synthesizer program and we used it to prank call grandmas.

Let me tell you, granny hasn't had a good Christmas until she has heard a 25 year old computer telling her "Merry Christmas. You gots a poo poo head.". OK, that might have been funnier if you had been here. OR if you aren't a grandma to my son...

Anywhooo. On Saturday, after the family hike, I pulled out the Commodore 64 again. Bro did not know I had it or that it would still run. We had a heck of a time playing some Dr J vs Larry Bird One on One and some Power Play Hockey: USA vs USSR.

25 years later and Bird still has a killer outside shot!

Sis' son is becoming a real football fan, so he and I played a rousing game of 4th and Inches. Actually, we all had to take turns playing, since one of the joystick ports no longer allows movement toward the right side of the screen.

Still, it was a nice way to cap off a good visit with the extended family. And the C64 is still sitting out, waiting for The Talker and I to have a go before The Boss Lady returns to work on Thursday.

Bringing the gaming into this century, The Talker and I stopped in at the used game store yesterday. They were having a buy 2 get 1 free sale that we did not want to miss. So our DS Lite is now rocking previously played copies of Nintendogs (Labrador Retriever), Shrek the 3rd and my new favorite, Diddy Kong Racing DS.

After all of this video gaming, though, I really think we had the most fun prank calling granny with some old school technology. I just wonder if it will be as funny when the boy is almost 7, next Christmas.

5 comments:

MyBestInvest said...

Dr. J vs Larry Bird One-on-One! I haven't thought about that game in a good solid 20 years.

How cool that it still works!

Love Bears All Things said...

Happy New Year, Mike.
Mama Bear

HH5 said...

Your coolness factor just went through the roof Mike. I'm not worthy.

Mike said...

37 years and I am FINALLY cool!

It was worth the wait.



First I want to thank my parents and the Lord...

choosydad said...

LOL. I keep running across this old box of Nintendo games and my original Nintendo system everytime I'm rearranging the garage, and I keep thinking I should get rid of it. But one of these days I swear I'm gonna hook it up and show our kids how pathetic (yet fun) our old school gaming systems were...wish I still had my Atari 2600, too.