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  1. 🤯😥RIP Kelly Preston - Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dead at 57 -



  2. This is a hard one, as an man who brought so much great entertainment in life. RIP CARL REINER https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/carl-reiner-dies-1.5632537

    1. BlackCatz40


      He was one of the greats for sure. Bummer. T_T

  3. Director Joel Schumacher, known for Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire and Batman films, dead at 80

  4. Playing MAME on desktop and thinking "WHY THE HELL DON'T I DO THIS MORE OFTEN?" 😀😎

    1. RickR


      Exactly.  It's my thought every time I think about doing another XBOX/PS2/Wii mod or creating a new Raspberry Pi build.  The desktop PC version is the easiest way to get your emulation fix. 



    2. MaximumRD


      I go back to it every so often, it is a funny reminder that even though I was pretty much a videogame console player that there are some major differences when compared to original arcade versions. I mean pretty much from NES onward (well even before that Colecovision) it felt like having the "arcade" at home but then you load up MAME and suddenly it's like a slap in the face in comparison, especially with a lot of NES ports, or EVEN Sega Genesis you realize damn the arcade game had even bigger sprites and more frenzied action. I mean sure the Arcade game dynamic sometimes would not work as well and was changed to suit a home console but in some cases it was definitely changes due to limitations. I was playing some of the Golden Axe sequels and was surprised how different it felt, sometimes it is just a different color palette but it is definitely nice to go back and experience versions closer to the Arcade.
  5. 😔 Rip brilliant actor Ian Holm. He was 88.image.jpeg.7a1c6da8e1bbf87b2a9d0ef86f784858.jpeg

  6. RIP - 

    Denny O’Neil, ‘Batman’ writer and comic book legend, dead at 81

    RIP - 😢 Longtime comic book writer and editor Denny O’Neil died Thursday at home of natural causes, Games Radar reports. He was 81.

    Best known for his work writing DC Comics’ “Batman” and editing Batman titles from 1986 to 2000, O’Neil also worked at Marvel Comics on such series as “Spider-Man” and “Iron Man.” Over the course of his more-than-four-decades-long career in the industry, he was involved in the naming of the character Optimus Prime and in leading Batman back to a darker narrative. He also wrote episodes for TV shows “Batman: The Animated Series” and “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,” among others.




  7. Yes, this is on my main daily driver desktop, Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview because I live on the edge baby! 😎😛😆😆😆I AM JUST THAT HARD CORE ! I take risks, I am a rebel, you can't tell me what to do !


    1. Justin


      Rob dunking on everybody with that Microsoft Pro Insider status 🙌

    2. MaximumRD
  8. RIP - Kurt Thomas, Champion Gymnast and Star of ‘Gymkata,’ Dies at 64. Sad to hear so young, unfortunate cause as well 😞 "The worlds of elite gymnastics and cult film have lost one of their greatest stars. International Gymnast Media reports that Kurt Thomas, the world-champion gymnast turned hero of the beloved 1985 movie Gymkata, died on Friday after he suffered a “tear of the basilar artery in the brain stem” and a severe stroke in late May. Thomas was only 64 years old.https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ny-kurt-thomas-20200606-uhxysya5kbgp5do2slymrq4wge-story.html



  9. RIP - ANTHONY JAMES - He was awesome as a spooky chauffeur in Burnt Offerings (1976) ! Always a great as a menacing or sleazy character in movies and TV shows! One of those actors that just helped everyone else shine. 






  10. Whelp, time to dispose of the old VHS and tapes of old home movies! 😜😎

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    2. MaximumRD


      I think I will always keep 1 VCR, I don't know, I have this worry for some reason I will want to record on it specifically to create something with that VCR effect, though I plan to get rid of most tapes, which seems difficult here for some reason, I don't want to pay and I don't want to end up in landfill, not sure allowed to throw in garbage? Nobody seems to want to accept used recording tapes 😜But anyway, as I was saying, yeah keep one VCR and oddly I have a few multi-packs of UNUSED and SEALED Fuji and Maxwell tapes because they were left downstairs (we have an "area" downstairs where fellow residents just leave things they think others might want) so if I DO want to record something on VHS I have nice unused tapes. I am always torn letting things go but also can never resist items that meet two criteria 1. Free 2. New. 

    3. RickR


      I know those feelings so well!

      On the pre-recorded tapes, my local library took them to sell in their little store.  A thrift store took the sealed blank tapes.  And sadly, the tapes with my recordings on them all went in the trash (I did recycle the cardboard sleeves). 

      Funny story:  Just yesterday, my son was in a panic because the power cord to his laptop was broken.  No problem, I pulled out a shoebox full of power bricks and cords and found an exact match.  So it's good to keep some things sometimes, as long as there is room to store them.


    4. MaximumRD


      Yes! I LOVE that feeling, the SONY VAIO laptop I found, it is ancient and slow but beautiful, the only thing was, no PSU sitting in the electronics bin with it, no problem, I had one that I snagged ages ago, the exact spec model, I was pretty damn happy about that! 

    1. BlackCatz40


      Too bad that he is gone. He lived a long life, though. Bummer…

    2. kamakazi20012


      Yea, it is sad he is gone.  Now when we get to the pearly gates we will hear, "You keep a knocking but you can't come in!"

    3. BlackCatz40


      LOL! Yeah, right. :)

  11. RE: N64 😎 I am a huge Resident Evil games fan so of course even though my first experience of it was on Playstation I simply HAD to own a original N64 cart as shown. It's just loose cart and I have not played it in years (Hope it still saves?) but it is one of only a handful of original N64 carts I still own as I use my Everdrive mostly. Still, look forward to trying it out again soon, what they achieved on a N64 cart was impressive. 😍


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    2. RickR


      There is something very special about the N64, despite all the criticism.  Plugging in a cartridge and playing straight-away makes it a throwback to the oldest days of gaming.  Sweetness.

      Enjoy that game and let us know how it goes. 

    3. kamakazi20012


      The N64 was the last of the cartridge systems.  I have to admit that I admire that console.  It has some great games both 1st and 3rd party.  Midway supported it very well as did Rare. I have a lot of good memories on the console with the RUSH series and the Rare platformer/adventure games (Gemini, Conker, Banjo, Perfect Dark, etc.).  I could listen to the Cruis' N World theme all day long and not get tired of it.  The only aspect of the N64 I had issues with were with the controllers.  I would wear out the thumbsticks in about three months.  And it was hard for me to find aftermarket controllers that were comfortable.  It's just a neat and unique system to own with fun choices of colors, only cartridge system to make use of an expansion port (for something other than a CD-ROM), and is overall pleasing to use.  The controllers are surprisingly comfortable and easy to use and they don't cause cramps.

      I've never played RE on the N64, only on PS.  I'd like to know how it stands up today.  Oh...F-Zero on the N64 is a no-brainer.  That's a must-own N64 title! 

    4. MaximumRD


      😎😉Now, I typically use my Everdrive but I have a pretty small but ok collection of original carts. I think I got most in a lot some time back, Ogre Battle 64 was sent to me from a fellow youtuber who said it was a good one. I would definitely play most of these happily though Quest 64 I have heard is not so great? Also, I am not much of a Pokemon fan in any capacity but I think it requires a separate accessory pak which I have but it is missing the Mic that plugs into it. Anyone know if I can plug any mic with a plug that fits? Maybe the mic from my Dreamcast vmu for playing Seaman? That would be a funny alternative. Of course Shadows of the Empire, Resident Evil 2 and Goldeneye are my favorites, of the rest does anyone have a favorite or even one you cannot stand? Thanks.image.jpeg.3fadf1188e2d9ccdac5568e9312c9467.jpeg

  12. Show recommendation - GANGS OF LONDON - IF you guys can "obtain" the first episode of this somewhere do it. A LOT of action, after the big bar fight scene I was surprised to see pretty much Daredevil type fighting action which is proven even further in a later scene fighting a huge thug with a Machete, this series is going to be crazy. Each episode between 53-93 minutes. This series is as one person described, utter carnage.


    1. Justin


      🙌 Thanks for the recommendation Rob! This looks excellent! Seems like you and Melissa have been checking out some cool stuff recently. Great post, thanks for sharing cool stuff like this@!

  13. Just a lazy day today so....it's just a sit on my butt with a laptop day........I took this with the crappy camera on the low end HP Pavilion (It's good enough for browsing and Youtube 😝 ) I ain't fixing my hair or putting on pants today..... because I am not stepping out or expecting company. 😜😎




    1. RickR


      I've been working on laptops today too!  In the garage.  Watching a movie and running virus scans/driver updates, etc on three laptops. 

    2. MaximumRD


      Heh I love doing updates and backups.......

  14. Hey! What's everyone up to? 🤔😎


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    2. Justin


      What shows are you and Melissa enjoying this weekend? 📺

    3. MaximumRD


      Oh, we watch a variety, many are UK based, detective shows, things like that. I think one is based in Finland called Arctic Circle (aka Ivalo) It is mostly English with subtitles when needed.  - summary "Arctic Circle (aka Ivalo) is set in the unforgiving polar region, amidst the icy landscapes of Finnish Lapland. After Nina Kautsalo, a Finnish police officer, finds a dying prostitute in an old cabin in the wilderness, the ensuing criminal investigation takes a surprise twist when a deadly virus is discovered in the prostitute's blood. However, when Thomas Lorenz, a German virologist, travels to Lapland to investigate the virus, he and Nina suddenly find themselves in the middle of an exceedingly unusual criminal investigation."  - HONESTLY most of the shows and series, even various talk shows and comedy specials etc, I would say the majority of what we watch are based outside of USA / Hollywood etc.

      Nordic Noir is quite interesting as well 😎 Every so often a new "network" or american show or series catches our eye, we cannot resist checking it out but usually we are reminded how drawn out and overly dramatic that stuff is especially once you have experienced shows outside of Hollywood / USA. Typically american series, say a TV crime drama for example that run 23 episodes in a season gets like half that in a UK series, just needlessly drawn out. That said, we still watch specific Hollywood films and even more specific TV series and shows, there is so much variety of what to watch now that we tend to be pickier than ever because there is always a backlog of shows. We STREAM a LOT as well, off various, let's just say hosting sites that one would be wise to use Ad Blockers on 😛 Not a problem 🦜🏴‍☠️For some time we have a nice setup, the main desktop GPU hooked up to the main desktop monitor as well our SHARP 43' 4k Roku TV, for streaming full screen, even Melissa has gotten into Youtube big time, it is AMAZING the content you can find from those foreign shows I mentioned to stuff she watches for her gardening tips to highlights of talent shows etc.

      Endless content. There is always something playing / streaming on the big TV, often I am half watching whatever she is watching while simultaneously I am multitasking sitting in front of the desktop monitor with a earbud on one ear as I also still browsing forums, Facebook and sites 😆There are very few shows where I will "unplug" and give it my full undecided attention. So much to watch and so little time I have even found myself dropping shows and series I had been watching religiously for years because again, it's just the same thing over and over and over. Instead, enjoy checking out new shows and series I'd have never considered or even known about before stumbling onto streaming and hosting sites. Sometimes it can be tricky finding roper subtitles for a show that looks promising but the majority of the time, mostly because I am a persistent and stubborn SOB I find it. Then on top of all that, I have a folder full of movies ready to pick from whenever we want a break from shows. IT IS AMAZING how much our habits and viewing has changed even in the past 10 years. Back in the day I had a library of VHS, THAN DVD's and skipped the whole BluRay going straight to streaming, DOWNLOADING - AHEM - and now everything is viewed either off a streaming site or off the hard drive and I still have literally binders of movies / tv shows on DVD copies I will likely dispose of at some point, never envisioned that. 

    4. Justin


      WOW that's a lot of interesting stuff to watch! Sounds very interesting and High I.Q.. Foreign shows and British documentaries are always interesting to me. I'll have to check Ivalo out, thanks for the recommendation 😎

  15. COFFEE TIME ! ....🎼🎶😎HELLO DARKNESS MY OLD FRIEND...................😆


  16. This was great, made me feel better about his recent passing.😎



  17. 😜 Made this the wallpaper on my old HP laptop because it feels like we are living in the world based on 12 Monkeys right now 🙄😎

    Hope everyone is healthy, safe, following recommended precautions etc. 


  18. Couple images gave me a chuckle 😆


  19. 😢Dammit! RIP - Stuart Gordon, Cult Classic Horror Director, Dies at 72, Loved his work ! https://variety.com/2020/film/obituaries-people-news/stuart-gordon-dead-dies-1203544356/



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