Out of the Blue

Happy Mario Day! (Mar10, get it?). Here's a salute to the persistent little plumber. I'm pretty old school on this topic, as my favorite Mario game was is first appearance in the original Donkey Kong. So here's some similarly vintage trivia about the character: Shigeru Miyamoto wanted to make a Popeye game but couldn't get the license, so he cooked up Mario, Donkey Kong, and Princess Peach as substitutes for Popeye, Bluto, and Olive. I'm guessing the IP value of those Donkey Kong characters probably now dwarfs the value of the Popeye cast, huh? Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don't make.

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Mar 11, 2016, 08:02
Ant
 
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Mar 11, 2016, 08:02
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crypto wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 20:27:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 14:39:
Capella wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:24:
Cool bit of trivia there Blue. So that is kind of like E.T. eating Reese's Pieces instead of M &M's I guess.

Yeah, did not know that. Think how popular Popeye might be right now, instead of a relative unknown.

I remember the Popeye game that was made and it was pretty fun... for a quarter They had a busted machine at the local laundry mat where if you put in a dime over and over again(like 20 times) it would register a credit
I think I first saw this game on an arcade cabinet during Expo 86 trip in Canada. I don't think I played it. Probably not. I did play it later on somewhere for sure. It was a cool game.
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Mar 11, 2016, 07:59
Ant
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2016, 07:59
Mar 11, 2016, 07:59
 Ant
 
sauron wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 20:39:
Re. Mario, I rebooted an original Nintendo Game and Watch of Donkey Kong just this past weekend for my daughters. It had been in my mom's attic for like 30 years.

The girls really loved it, but they were asking me where the game cartridge plugs in to the game. I had to tell them that the Game and Watch dual-screen unit only plays that one game. But they honestly didn't believe me until I walked them around the unit, which has no ports in it whatsoever.

I guess my point is, video games have come a long, long way in just 30 years. The new generation doesn't really understand just how far. And the next 30 years might be just as exciting.
Yep, too bad I am mostly retired from gaming. I bet in 30 years, it will be all VR. Anyways, I still prefer old games than the newer games.
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Mar 11, 2016, 07:08
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Mar 11, 2016, 07:08
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 02:57:
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:31:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:20:
Tolwyn wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:44:
Be careful linking to Liveleak. Most assuradely NSFW.

Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

You surf the web with ads? Have you ever heard of AdBlock? (Be sure to disable it on this fine website)

Won't that hurt Blue's revenue or does it not matter? I thought I was doing my part by allowing ads. Now I'm confused.

Perhaps you missed that part where I wrote "Be sure to disable it on this fine website". "It" being AdBlock and "this fine website" being Blues News.

And yet, this is the only website I 100% need it.

I don't use it, but I probably will. I've mentioned it many times, but those autoplay videos utterly destroy my system. They did it to my old system, then built a brand new one and it still happens. At this point, it has to be my Razer mechanical keyboard, but on Blues, since those videos appeared, I can't guarantee every letter I type actually appears in the text box.

Those autoplay videos are a menace.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 11, 2016, 02:57
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2016, 02:57
Mar 11, 2016, 02:57
 Kxmode
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:31:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:20:
Tolwyn wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:44:
Be careful linking to Liveleak. Most assuradely NSFW.

Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

You surf the web with ads? Have you ever heard of AdBlock? (Be sure to disable it on this fine website)

Won't that hurt Blue's revenue or does it not matter? I thought I was doing my part by allowing ads. Now I'm confused.

Perhaps you missed that part where I wrote "Be sure to disable it on this fine website". "It" being AdBlock and "this fine website" being Blues News.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 10, 2016, 20:39
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Mar 10, 2016, 20:39
 
Re. Mario, I rebooted an original Nintendo Game and Watch of Donkey Kong just this past weekend for my daughters. It had been in my mom's attic for like 30 years.

The girls really loved it, but they were asking me where the game cartridge plugs in to the game. I had to tell them that the Game and Watch dual-screen unit only plays that one game. But they honestly didn't believe me until I walked them around the unit, which has no ports in it whatsoever.

I guess my point is, video games have come a long, long way in just 30 years. The new generation doesn't really understand just how far. And the next 30 years might be just as exciting.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 10, 2016, 20:27
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Mar 10, 2016, 20:27
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 14:39:
Capella wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:24:
Cool bit of trivia there Blue. So that is kind of like E.T. eating Reese's Pieces instead of M &M's I guess.

Yeah, did not know that. Think how popular Popeye might be right now, instead of a relative unknown.

I remember the Popeye game that was made and it was pretty fun... for a quarter They had a busted machine at the local laundry mat where if you put in a dime over and over again(like 20 times) it would register a credit
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Mar 10, 2016, 17:08
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Mar 10, 2016, 17:08
 Ant
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:31:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:20:
Tolwyn wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:44:
Be careful linking to Liveleak. Most assuradely NSFW.

Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

You surf the web with ads? Have you ever heard of AdBlock? (Be sure to disable it on this fine website)

Won't that hurt Blue's revenue or does it not matter? I thought I was doing my part by allowing ads. Now I'm confused.
Allow bluesnews.com to have ads. Block others like liveleak.com.
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Mar 10, 2016, 17:07
Ant
 
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Mar 10, 2016, 17:07
 Ant
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:20:
Tolwyn wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:44:
Be careful linking to Liveleak. Most assuradely NSFW.

Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

You surf the web with ads? Have you ever heard of AdBlock? (Be sure to disable it on this fine website)
Ditto. Or uBlock Origin.
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:32
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:32
 
Real estate seems to "always rises in price" because of inflation. When factoring out inflation, real estate sees constant and considerable fluctuations in value just like any other market.
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:31
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 16:31
Mar 10, 2016, 16:31
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:20:
Tolwyn wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:44:
Be careful linking to Liveleak. Most assuradely NSFW.

Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

You surf the web with ads? Have you ever heard of AdBlock? (Be sure to disable it on this fine website)

Won't that hurt Blue's revenue or does it not matter? I thought I was doing my part by allowing ads. Now I'm confused.
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:23
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:23
 
Looks like there could be some interesting jobs at the TSA in the future. "Official Breast Examiner" seems like it's going to be required at all border crossings.
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:21
Kxmode
 
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:21
 Kxmode
 
Germany catches woman smuggling cocaine in breast implants.

Gives a new meaning to the phrase "her breasts made me high."

This comment was edited on Mar 11, 2016, 02:56.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 10, 2016, 16:20
Kxmode
 
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Mar 10, 2016, 16:20
 Kxmode
 
Tolwyn wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:44:
Be careful linking to Liveleak. Most assuradely NSFW.

Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

You surf the web with ads? Have you ever heard of AdBlock? (Be sure to disable it on this fine website)
"What does Ramen mean? It means Japanese spaghetti."
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Mar 10, 2016, 15:58
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Mar 10, 2016, 15:58
 Kxmode
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 11:21:
Woohoo! A neighbor just sold his house for over 100k more than he paid a couple of years ago - zero renovation. Property values here keep climbing! Thumbsup

Over the long term home prices always rise in price. That's why they're the best asset.
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Mar 10, 2016, 15:44
Ant
 
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Mar 10, 2016, 15:44
 Ant
 
Ha, when did this start? Am I the only one/1 who never noticed that?
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Mar 10, 2016, 14:39
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Mar 10, 2016, 14:39
 
Capella wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:24:
Cool bit of trivia there Blue. So that is kind of like E.T. eating Reese's Pieces instead of M &M's I guess.

Yeah, did not know that. Think how popular Popeye might be right now, instead of a relative unknown.
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Mar 10, 2016, 12:47
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Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 12:07:
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 11:21:
Woohoo! A neighbor just sold his house for over 100k more than he paid a couple of years ago - zero renovation. Property values here keep climbing! Thumbsup

That only helps you if you end up going somewhere a lot cheaper - which most people don't do.

My dream home is in the same area, sea view, but without neighbors, and will cost around 5 to 10 million. Saving pennies.
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Mar 10, 2016, 12:07
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Mar 10, 2016, 12:07
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 11:21:
Woohoo! A neighbor just sold his house for over 100k more than he paid a couple of years ago - zero renovation. Property values here keep climbing! Thumbsup

That only helps you if you end up going somewhere a lot cheaper - which most people don't do.
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Mar 10, 2016, 11:30
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Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

I've been barking up that tree for years, someone here that submits the links must get ad revenue from videosift... why the hell would anyone actually go to that mess of a website on purpose?
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Mar 10, 2016, 11:21
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Mar 10, 2016, 11:21
 
Woohoo! A neighbor just sold his house for over 100k more than he paid a couple of years ago - zero renovation. Property values here keep climbing! Thumbsup

This comment was edited on Mar 10, 2016, 11:33.
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