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Check out this creep show I hung up in my garage. My wife gave me these (we have no idea who they are). They are in very bad shape. The paint is almost like a chalk. Still, they add a very spooky element to my workspace. However, if I suddenly disappear, please contact the Ghostbusters for me.

Ok i gotta ask.....why? Other than the creepy fact (wich is abundant by the way)

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Why:  I just think they are cool.  They are real...someone's grandparents or something.  It would be a crime to throw them out.  A real conversation piece.  The stuff on my garage walls is pretty random.  But the biggest reason -- these remind me a lot of Disney's Haunted Mansion.  And that's just plain cool. 

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Check out this creep show I hung up in my garage.  My wife gave me these (we have no idea who they are).  They are in very bad shape.  The paint is almost like a chalk.  Still, they add a very spooky element to my workspace.  However, if I suddenly disappear, please contact the Ghostbusters for me.

 

Update:  "Haunted Garage Grandpa" (as we've come to call him) has fallen off the wall!  We don't think this was an accident.  More news at 11.

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Our youngest child was dropped off at college yesterday, so I started re-arranging our video game space for me-me-me!

 

So here we go.  Lowest shelf is Atari 2600, second is Intellivision, 3rd is empty (coming soon - Colecovision) and 4th is Atari 600XL.  The 2600 will be replaced with a 7800 very soon.

 

This may take a little time, but I'm having a blast setting this up. 

 

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The Amiga is awesome.  It came with a GoTek drive in place of the floppy drive.  A USB thumb drive contains hundreds of games that can be loaded via  a menu.  This is an Amiga 500 -- the composite out is in black and white only (I think they really wanted buyers to also purchase a monitor).  I've ordered a little board that converts to composite, S-Video, or VGA from a nice fellow in Sweden.  Once that arrives, I plan to explore the games a lot more. 

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A recent Patreon-exclusive video by The Nosweargamer inspired me to hang this little shelf for knick-knacks above my computer monitor  I found the shelf at Goodwill for $2 and gave it a coat of white paint.  I think I need more knick-knacks now. 

 

 

 

 

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Finally!  I found a tiny Sony Trinitron.  9" model.  I've been an LCD guy for a long time, just because they are so much smaller and lighter than CRT TV's.  But I always kept my eye out for a small Sony, and I'm so happy to have found one.  The Sony Trinitron tubes have the very best picture quality for CRT TV's.

 

Here's a picture of me testing using an Atari flashback.   I'm going to dig out my NES so I can play those light gun games in style.

 

 

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