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Centipede   Leave a comment

Centipede cabinet
Centipede is a twist on the vertical shooter game: rather than shooting at an army of aliens or other enemy aircraft, the player shoots at a centipede which winds its way down the screen.  The centipede travels horizontally until it hits the edge of a screen or a mushroom, then it drops a level and travels in the other horizontal direction.  When the player shoots one of the segments of the centipede, that segment turns into a mushroom and the two halves of the centipede continue on down the screen.  The character controlled by the player appears to a snake head whose movement is restricted to the bottom portion of the screen and is controlled by a trackball.

Centipede was designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey, and released in 1981 by Atari. 


Posted August 31, 2012 by darthphilburt in Video Games

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An 8-bit reenactment of Dungeons and Dragons   Leave a comment

Posted August 31, 2012 by darthphilburt in Funny

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Rush – Subdivisions   Leave a comment

Rush is a Progressive Rock band from Canada.  Probably their most well known song is Tom Sawyer, but my favorite Rush songs are probably Subdivisions and Limelight.

Neil Armstrong quote   Leave a comment

Neil Armstrong felt small

Posted August 30, 2012 by darthphilburt in Space Exploration

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Keanu’s new ride   Leave a comment

Sad Keanu riding a kitten

Posted August 30, 2012 by darthphilburt in Animals, Funny

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Uncle $crooge Adventures   1 comment

Cover of Uncle $crooge Adventures #16Walt Disney’s Uncle $crooge Adventures was one of the first of many comics I collected.  Fred Meyer had several comics in a rack near the magazine stand, and when I went with my mom to Fred Meyer I’d go to the comic book book display and find something to read, usually buying it if I liked it.  It seems as though most of the comics I read in those early days were Disney Comics, but Uncle $crooge was my favorite: it had a lot of the same stories as DuckTales, my favorite Disney cartoon series, which had a lot of the same characters.

New action movie   Leave a comment

Posted August 29, 2012 by darthphilburt in Funny

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