What Is Best In Life #23: Prime Computer Ads

OK, so everyone knows who the best Doctor is, it’s David Te… no? The curly haired one from the Seventies? You mean Jon Per… oh, not him either? Everyone (except wrong’uns) loves them a bit of Tom Baker aka Four. You may well have seen these ads before if you’re remotely interested, I’d certainly seen…

Mortal Kombat OST (1995)

Dunno how you feel about 1995‘s chop-socky game tie-in Flim Mortal Kombat, dear reader? For me, it’s an equally-naff, less-compelling parallel to Our Man JCVD and Kylie in the Street Fighter film. Its music was a subject of conversation in VGR-adjacent circles a while back, which is what probably prompted acidbearboy to re-check out the…

The Book Of Revela-tunes

I went to Canterbury earlier this year with me dear old Mum, which included a visit to the city’s marvellous cathedral which unfortunately was full of workmen and scaffolding at the time. On top of the irregular proto-industrial metal-on-metal clanging, we’d apparently also chosen to visit during the time when the organ was being tuned…

What is best in life #21: Spray soap

Having children brings along a whole host of new life defining factors, some of which are bad but most of which are good! ¬†Definitely on the good side is soap that comes from a can! ¬†I mean what’s not to like, plus you can act out the final scene from ghostbusters movie! I urge you…

Gaming First & Last

What was the last game you played in 2016 and the first game you played in 2017? Last thing I played in 2016 was Sonic Allstars Racing Transformed on the Wii-U, which I was bought for Christmas. It felt a bit like a poor man’s Mario Kart but I’m hoping the Sega fan service makes…

Happy new year, we are still alive… Just.

Smashing in the new year has been a solitary experience the past few years, having kids and ageing friends will do that for you. However this year a nice trip to the brother in laws and then back to mine to put the little ones to sleep. The good wife ordered in a tasty Chinese…

Easy As 1-2-3

Every Christmas this ABC-rhyme biscuit/sewing(?) tin containing our Nativity Set comes out from the cupboard under the stairs. The tin goes way back through a couple of families and I am but its custodian, not its owner. I thought I’d share it with you because… well, just look at it! Fair warning up front, G…

ZX81 Manual Cover Art

Here’s the glorious sci-fi cover art for the ZX81 manual minus its usual contrasting red text. Not sure of the original provenance, but was pretty chuffed to happen across it at such a decent resolution online. And just for lagniappe have pics of the French-language cover along with the English original: RUBOUT rubs out the…

SDTOTD #9: So Mega

Noticed this while watching the news. SUPREME COURT OMEGA SUPREME Guess he transforms into a court building too, ha! To catch a T/F

Xmas time is here again

So it’s the first of December, time to dust off the star and erect your tree! I’m having a decidedly un technical year for gifts, I’ve not asked for anything electronic at all. Must be the first time in a long while that a video game is not on the old list to santa. A…

Waltisms/Slips Of The Tong

I’ve endorsed the NSFW comedy chat podcast Tell ‘Em Steve Dave before. It’s definitely worth checking out if 40-something New Joisey blokes ribbing each other is your thing. One of the regular cast is Brian “Q” Quinn from Impractical Jokers. The other two are Brian Johnson and Walt Flanagan who are from Comic Book Men…

Pac-Merch

Happened across a couple of ’80s Pac-Man related ads which I didn’t remember. First, a red Pac-Man flogs 7-UP to the tune of a cruelly-repurposed version of Bette Davis Eyes. Second, here’s an ad for the classic boardgame which some kid always brought in to school on the last day of term. I didn’t realise…