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Fun and Frivolous Stuff!

Did These Things Happen In The ‘Harry Potter’ Books Or Films?…


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Date: April 24, 2018

01) Did These Things Happen In The ‘Harry Potter’ Books Or Films?

“Not everything from the Harry Potter books made it into the films. After all it has to be pretty hard to stuff 4,175 pages worth of text into 20 hours of film.”

I guess I know the movies well enough, to get by…A perfect score!

At least one I had to guess at…Another is kind of misleading, and up to interpretation…but I went with the most solid answer, in my opinion.

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Colorforms…


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Date: April 22, 2018

01) Irate the 80s – Colorforms (Ep 10 History & Review) Pac-Man


“Back in the 1980’s Colorforms were all the rage. For this episode we are going to check out the PACMAN themed Colorform! Includes a history and review!”


1982 GI Joe Colorforms:


Colorforms is Classic!:

“Colorforms is Classic!” features Patricia Kislevitz, who co-founded Colorforms® along with her late ex-husband, Harry Kislevitz, in 1951. Patricia provides insights into some of the early decisions in getting the Colorforms business off the ground and later developments as the brand took flight. She closes by sharing her thoughts for the future.”

I loved Colorforms!…

I used to see these in the store, and long over them.

I only had one set, though…Snoopy [or Peanuts, if you prefer]…It was purchased for me, at a yard sale.

One of my brothers got a set themed on the Muppets.

I always remember the soft feel of these things…and the smell of them…and sticking them onto the scene…It was strangely like playing dollhouse, without the embarrassment of being a boy…who was playing with a dollhouse…

…Which reminds me of the time…when one of the girls in my third grade class brought her Colorforms set to school…A huge, Barbie themed house set…I recall standing off to the side, peering over at what the gaggle of girls were doing with this thing…thinking, “That is so freaking cool!”…”I want one!”…

I wouldn’t have been caught dead asking for that set, however.

Come to think of it…while I’m confessing my deepest embarrassing, boyhood desires…I always loved dollhouses, too…particularly the well built, detailed ones.

I never felt like a girl…nor did I identify with especially girlish things, on average…But, I did like some toys made for girls.

…Well…This post has gone in a curious direction…hasn’t it?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Old Game Boy Could Do…


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Date: April 19, 2018

01) 10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Old Game Boy Could Do


“The Game Boy was innovative for so many reasons. The portability of the system gave us gaming on the go and it had a library of games filled with a lot of classics including the original Pokemon games. Even with all the games and the Game Boy camera, the portable device could do things you can’t even imagine.

Into sewing? Well, the Game Boy was compatible with a sewing machine that would automatically create patterns and designs. The Game Boy was great for camping trips, but the device could also be used to catch some huge fish. Systems like the GameCube and SNES were compatible with the games, but there was also a way to play games on the Sony Playstation. The Game Boy wasn’t really built for multiplayer action, but there was a four player link and a number of games you could play with three friends. The Mission Impossible game has some amazing features including the ability to control your TV or VCR. The original Game Boy was so tough, it could actually survive a war. For those who love style, the Game Boy has been transformed into both a luxury collector’s item and some pretty fancy shoes. Game Boy music was pretty basic, but the handheld console could be transformed into a portable radio and used with both speakers and headphones. The console also had the ability to connect to computers through special software. Watch to see all these great uses and then decide if it’s worth pulling out your old Game Boy for some action once again!”

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Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player…


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Date: April 10, 2018

01) AtGames Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player Impressions


“The Sega Genesis was my console of choice through my college years, so while I can’t say I “jumped at the chance” to buy AtGames’ Genesis Portable (since it’s been available for several years), I did finally pick one up once they dropped to $30. What follows is my completely uninformed impressions of the system, from a Sega fan that did absolutely no internet research before purchasing one. (Intentionally! Hey, it’s an experiment.) This is what a non-biased review looks like.

Buy one of these on Amazon! http://amzn.to/2lC2yos

I’ve been eyeballing this thing, at the local Family Dollar…wondering if it’s worth the $40…and thinking, I know I’ve already got a lot of the games on that thing…

…The ability to download and play ROMs is tempting, however.


Atari Flashback Portable Review:

They make an Atari, too!

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Re-imagining The NeverEnding Story – Documentary…


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Date: April 09, 2018

01) Re-imagining The NeverEnding Story – Documentary


“A 2014 documentary about The Never Ending Story (1984) with interviews with some cast and crew”

“Barret Oliver was a sweetheart”…

…Oh, I’ll bet he was…He always seemed like one.


The NeverEnding Story | Noah Hathaway Panel | Sinister Creature Con 2017:

“The star of ‘The NeverEnding Story’ Noah Hathaway, who played Atreyu tells all about what it was like making the movie and what life’s been like since staring in the legendary movie, including the life-long back injury he suffered. Noah Hathaway is also known for his role of Boxey in the original ‘Battlestar Galactica’.”

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Whose Famous Military Mind is Most Like Yours?…


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Date: March 21, 2018

01) Whose Famous Military Mind is Most Like Yours?

“Military history is filled with great thinkers who changed the way wars we fought, peace was won, and nations prepared for conflict. Some even influenced the way business strategy is determined. Which famous military mind is most like yours?”

This one may test your patience…

…There are way to many ridiculous questions…at least one that doesn’t even make sense…some you need to be a history buff to give an intelligent answer for…

By the time I got half way through, I was ready for it to be over…but it mercilessly dragged on…

It would have benefited from being limited to, maybe, a dozen questions.

The Results:

Norman Schwarzkopf

“You don’t believe in getting too deep into conflicts, making you a lot like the general who ran the First Gulf War, General Norman Schwarzkopf. General Schwarzkopf didn’t want to invade Iraq, knowing full well what the results of an occupation would be. Instead, he used a combination of surgical strikes and counterintelligence to move the Iraqi army into position for defeat. Perhaps one of the fastest wars in history, the First Gulf War was fought by showing inflatable tanks to Iraqi spies and passing false reports to the media, while using cutting-edge stealth bombers to pepper targets with laser-guided explosives.”

But still…I’m a “Stormin’ Norman”…Hmmm…

…I guess…That was my war, after all…It might as well be him.

…It’s not like I entered this with any preferences.

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