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#1 RickR

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 11:09 PM

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What's going on here?  This dude seems to be terrorizing this poor woman who is just trying to enjoy a nice sit.  With a noose!  And look at that creepy leering smile!  Who wears a hat like that?  The undertaker? 


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#2 Justin

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 11:13 PM

WOW. That is totally inappropriate for a children's catalog. 


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:08 AM

Not really creepy, but not very inviting....poker3.jpg


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:35 AM

The lesson here seems to be "don't trust a man with a string tie". 


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:38 AM

Potential pick-up line this guy is trying: 

"Hey hon, how'd you like to hang-out some time?"


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#6 fergojisan

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:35 AM

Come on guys, it was the 70s. Lots of dumb stuff happened then. I take it you've heard of the Pet Rock? Or disco?



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:25 PM

Indulge me, I know I'm tainting the Atari art with Intellivision stuff....but I always found the art on Microsurgeon a bit unsettling. 
microsurgeon.jpg


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:37 PM

That's what too much disco and pet rocks do to your body.
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Posted 23 November 2015 - 01:33 PM

That's what too much disco and pet rocks do to your body.

They should have called the game "Saving Slim Goodbody"


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:11 PM

Come on guys, it was the 70s. Lots of dumb stuff happened then. I take it you've heard of the Pet Rock? Or disco?

And both nearly as "creepy."


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 03:44 PM

Come on guys, it was the 70s. Lots of dumb stuff happened then. I take it you've heard of the Pet Rock? Or disco?


Strong dope and acid at Atari in those days.
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#12 LeeJ07

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 05:43 PM

Wow, that guy with the noose looks about as trustworthy as Jack the Ripper.


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#13 DeLorean

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 02:27 PM

I've had dreams like that 



#14 Bakerman

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:25 PM

I've had dreams like that 

And would you call these good or bad dreams? God, even that sounds creepy... :o  :rofl:


"Slugs, he created slugs?...Is this not the work of a complete incompetent? I would have started with Lasers, 8 o'clock, day one."-Evil (Time Bandits)
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"I try to respect him, I really, really do, but he's just such a Smeg-head."-Lister (about Rimmer, Red Dwarf)




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