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by Brilad
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: The NFL 'craze' of the mid 80s to early 90s
Replies: 256
Views: 12318

The NFL 'craze' of the mid 80s to early 90s

This was annoying even at the time and even years later, it seems unfathomable. It reached it's low point in our school when John White burst through to score a try, only to run under the posts, throw the ball down theatrically to the floor, and then prance around like a censored doing a celebratory...
by Brilad
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: What Comics did you read as a kid?
Replies: 321
Views: 21156

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

A few more shouts here for Oink! Looked around ebay a little bit a few weeks ago but I've already got a stack of stuff due for scanning to PDFs (prinicipally an almost complete set of Zit comics). I occasionally get old stuff but don't consider I've fully 'got' them until scanned and backed up. Ther...
by Brilad
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Prop Cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Prop Cycle

It was a laugh. especially when flying 'drunk in charge'. Namco did some nice machines around that time - another one I enjoyed was Alpine Racer; I had the unusual experience of being very good at it. As regards MAME - I will try it; I am running MAME OS X on a Hackintosh I built about 6 months ago,...
by Brilad
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Prop Cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Prop Cycle

Aaah. Who remembers this one? The one I used to play was in the Queen of Hearts (ie Queen of Tarts) pub in Fallowfield. Getting drunk whilst flying a bicycle around some polygons and popping balloons was good fun. The gurning bloke who used to stand at the starting platform before flying off was com...
by Brilad
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: World in action
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: World in action

When I was a kid in the '70s World In Action was only matched by Panorama in its 'instant boredom' factor. I'd happily go and clean my room rather than watch either of those. Now, of course, I'd probably find it quite interesting but as modern day Panorama has turned into a Daily Mail sensation-fes...
by Brilad
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Scary and funny 70's and 80's Public information films
Replies: 18
Views: 2680

Re: Scary and funny 70's and 80's Public information films

Them ads and Threads on the beeb scarred me for life growing up, funny i always have flashbacks of the ads when i stick on some Boards of Canada :) There's a special part of my brain reserved for the horror I felt when I watched Threads. Now, I must have been 11 or 12 when I saw it and it basically...
by Brilad
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...
Replies: 282
Views: 12953

Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

They don't put them on any more as they're not Politically Correct and have no moral story line behind them. Long gone are the days when a cartoon could be nothing more than good mindless fun and violence I'm afraid. Precisely. Which is why I am seeding stuff like Dastardly and Muttley and 'proper'...
by Brilad
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Help - kids films on BBC1 in the 80s
Replies: 18
Views: 2245

Re: Help - kids films on BBC1 in the 80s

I think it is the overall 'look and feel' of the CFF Films that I remember most. The only one where I can properly remember the plot was Sammy's Super T Shirt. I mostly remember them from the Saturday Cinema Club, basically a way of mum+dad getting you out of their hair for a while. I think it was 5...
by Brilad
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Pre-school Beeb stuff for modern day children?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Pre-school Beeb stuff for modern day children?

Hi all Just wondering about introducing my kids to computers. Obviously I don't want to get them in to working an 8-bit computer only to go to school and wonder what these new-fangled PCs are with their "mice" and whatnot but I reckon some of the old BBC Micro stuff must still be of value/fun etc et...
by Brilad
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Quaid.... QUAID...
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Quaid.... QUAID...

When the black guy is trying to kill him with the drilling machine and Arnie lifts up the drill:

"Oh...that's goood!"

standard banter with my mates whenever we think anything is actually, er, good.
by Brilad
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Anyone collect Digital watches ?????
Replies: 26
Views: 4512

Re: Anyone collect Digital watches ?????

Ah, this is one of the things I think about from time to time. Being at primary school until 1983, we had the first computers in schools etc (or nearly) and the casio calculators/watches. now and again I think it would be cool to get an original casio game10. I love all the LCD games/grandstand tabl...
by Brilad
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: The Sid Tunes Cover CD question.
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: The Sid Tunes Cover CD question.

Many thanks for the info. I seem to have a blast with SID tunes now and again. Even thoough I had a Speccy, I couldn't be bothered hating the opposition and used to love my brother-in-law's C64 and marvel at his discs crammed full of games, it was always the cracks and loaders I liked more than the ...
by Brilad
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I want a Casio Game 10
Replies: 0
Views: 99

I want a Casio Game 10

Not sure if I am allowed to post links but here goes: http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Casio/Game10.htm I have managed to scratch one itch by getting hold of a Galaxy Invader 1000, a big chunk of yellow plastic with a nice bright green retina burning display (burned in to your brain if played in the da...
by Brilad
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: The Sid Tunes Cover CD question.
Replies: 8
Views: 766

The Sid Tunes Cover CD question.

Hello everyone I wonder if I could ask for some info? It concerns the CD from I think Vol 1 of RG, with some Sid music on it. I am not sure if this was a DVD cover disc with other stuff on eg games and software or if it was just an audio CD. I converted it to MP3, in a rush and in time honoured styl...
by Brilad
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: THE YOUNG ONES
Replies: 95
Views: 13644

The 'racist' jokes in the Young Ones were obviously satirical...written by people having a pop at the Thatcherite establishment*. I seem to remember coppers wearing aviator shades appearing in other Rick and Ade/Comic Strip Presents... productions. Why these jokes are cut is totally beyond me. Filth...