Tag - Atari

Stuff: Beatles to Tempt Me Into Finally...

Because some people just want to read a single post with all their pop culture snippets in it, instead of following an entire website about it. Essentially: this is pop culture news for people with lives. Enjoy. The Beatles‘ Apple...

Atari: Discovering How Far You Can Go

Here’s the commercial that set me off this time. It’s just such an odd combo. Pete Rose playing a baseball game I understand. Don Knotts in prison, though? “Who should we get to playing the paddle in Breakout?”...

Retro Game Commercial-Palooza!

So poeTV pointed out this original Tetris commercial, which offered you the option of being Tetricized. Which just sounds perverse. I especially love the introduction of the various shapes for people who, like me, were educated in Alabama...

Ronald McDonald and Santa Claus

13 Days of Xmas – Day 5: Top 10...

We’ve all grown with Christmas commercials. And some people try to tinkle on everybody’s parade by going on and on about how Christmas is too commercialized and it’s just a ruse to get everybody to spend lots of money on...

Jack Black vs. Sinkholes and Scorpions

Talk about a blast from the past. I wonder if, while they were shooting the bigass bug frenzy in King Kong, he had a flashback to playing a much simpler version of that encounter in this game? Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via...

The Atari Home Computer: Go Ahead. Press Any...

I can beat that. My neighbor had a Timex home computer. It was ridiculously small. You almost needed a magnifying glass and a toothpick to work the keys. The flight simulator was two lines: the wings and the horizon. If you tried to write a...

Yar’s Revenge Commercial: He Knows...

You know, I know that I must have been a television viewer back when this commercial aired, but I swear to God I can’t remember Atari having their own really terrible jingle. “Have you played Atari today?” What, are you...