Thursday

Thinking about 80s videogame memories of joust and battlezone.

Joust, I remember playing with my brother at a bar / pool hall on Marathon Key while our maternal grandfather passed dirty jokes on cocktail napkins at the vet or our dad shot cue over a pitcher of beer or two with some of the locals. I was maybe 12 or so and Derek about 8. I’ve probably written about this before. A quick scan says yes. I can still hear the sound of the pterodactyl attack. I love the idea of riding on the back of a flying ostrich and crushing hatched knights, especially the blue ones.

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Battlezone, on the other hand reminds me of skating rink arcade machines and my putting in Kevin Cummins initials for him on his birthday. (How I found out his middle name is Patrick.) I wonder if they got rid of the viewfinder from the original machines because it likely spread pink eye.

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Watched Supernatural tonight. Sons of Anarchy last night. 3 episodes each. Not sure which, if either will be the next binge watch.

Started with the Pilot – http://www.supernatural.tv/epguides/pilot.htm

Wendigo – http://www.supernatural.tv/epguides/wendigo.htm

Dead in the Water – http://www.supernatural.tv/epguides/diw.htm

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