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John Hattan
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IIRC, Rollerball takes place in 2018. All them future-movies are catching up to us.

I just want one of them jerseys that had the player's number printed in the old IBM OCR font. Because. . .it was future-y.
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This made me laugh more than it maybe should have.

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I got my Bic razor just in case a bear comes by.
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Okay, +Richard Carey wins the "What dog are you" contest.
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Oh Emm Gee. They still make paper roll-caps?

We had a storm drain in front of our house. The manhole cover on it was covered with about a million black dots, as it was the perfect cap-popping surface. We also had a nice pointy chunk of granite that we kept tucked away in the grass near the drain for when it was cap-popping time.
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Inevitably one of us would take a match to an entire roll, thinking it would be epic. Alas, it just fizzed and smoked a bit, and then your roll was gone.
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In the late 1950's, Jim Henson did commercials for Wilkins Coffee. Problem was the commercials were ten seconds long, including a two-second still of the product at the end.

If you got eight seconds for a commercial, you go lowbrow!
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I saw an interview where Henson described how this guy morphed into Kermit. They wanted to make him an identifiable animal on Sesame Street. After going back and forth a bit, they figured the closest was "frog", so they made him green.
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My kid won one of these shirts at the Heathen Xmas Party in December. She's been wearing it to school. Always the iconoclast.
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Well, DUH to me. It even says ebay.com right there.
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Oh gee. My alma mater.

I was there during the late 80's Apartheid protests, which seemed to bring out the racism in a lot of people. Sad to see that things haven't changed much.
Remember that one time when racism went away and we were all happy? Well, people at Texas A&M University seem ...
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Oh great. This is about 40 miles away.

Looks like Norovirus makes you barf for 24 hours and is extremely contagious. Wheee.
Celina ISD is the latest Texas school district to report a Norovirus outbreak.
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Oh yeah, you're a regular cocktail of disease.
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Okay, I'll take the test. As long as I don't end up being one of those annoying little dogs that never stop barking. . .damn.

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Looks like the sadistic puppets changed brands when they went to color.
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Interesting story of how the original Death Star went from Hollywood to an antique store in middle-of-nowhere Missouri, and eventually to the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.
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Oh this is gonna be fun. Cartoon Network is bringing back Powerpuff Girls. And in their promo, Buttercup beats up a Men's Rights Activist :)
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Introduction
(my byline from the Gamedev Collection series, which I co-edited) John Hattan has been working steadily in the casual game-space since the TRS-80 days and professionally since 1990. After seeing his small-format games turned down for what turned out to be Tandy's last PC release, he took them independent, eventually releasing them as several discount game-packs through a couple of publishers. The packs are actually still available on store-shelves, although you'll need a keen eye to find them nowadays. He continues to work in the casual game-space as an independent developer, largely working on games in Flash for his website, The Code Zone (www.thecodezone.com). His current scheme is to distribute his games virally on various web-portals and widget platforms. In addition, John writes weekly product reviews and blogs (over ten years old) for www.gamedev.net from his home office where he lives with his wife and daughter in their home in the woods near Lake Grapevine in Texas.
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I've written the following commercial games for various discount game packs or the web. Adjacent See, Arcade Poker, Backgammon, , BaffleBees, Bulldozer, Bulldozer II, Bulldozer III, Um El Bagara, Black Box Chess, Brain Bones, Cheesy Pursuit, ChessCards, Checker Connector, ConFusebox, ConFusebox II, Core Meltdown, Countdown Dice, Cryptograms, Deductive Logic, Dice-A-Rama, Double Twelve, Duck Tiles, Elementris, Engulf, Head-on Collision!, Hex, Hexapawn, Hexapies, Invaders From Neptune!, Kizbot, Laser Clash, Make4 3D, Meltdown, CardMatch, MazeRace, Moku, Neutron Trails, Nim, Olive Wars!, Pangki, Pegopolis, Poker Patience, Poker Machine, Pop Pies, Pop Pies 2, Pop Pies 3, Push-Pull, Quinto, Reversi Plus, Robottack, Sechseck, Shi Sen, Siege, StackBlitz, Suzy Sushi, Think Tank, Tic Tac Toe 3D, Ultimine, Vanishing Cross, Voracity, Wari, Winding Standoff, WordGrid, Worm Sojourn, Zap Pod!, Zombie Kitten Attack.
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I write games
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  • The Code Zone
    His Ownself, 1996 - present
  • About a dozen companies, none of which still exist
    Programmer, 1989 - 1996
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  • Tappy Chicken
  • Skiing Yeti Mountain
  • Deep Dungeons of Doom
  • Swipey Rogue