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  1. notamobster says:


  2. R.D. Walker says:

    The arrow keys control the ship. The space bar is fire.

  3. Locke n Load says:

    Ok, I actually OWNED that game back in the 80’s, the honest to god sit down arcade version. The glass top opened up and exposed 2 HUGE circuit boards with a dozen switches to alter the settings (free games, number of ships, etc). I think I had it until I left Chicago in 2005..damn that brings back momeories.

  4. Locke n Load says:

    So I’ve driven the coastal highway in Cali named the Pacific Coast Highway. I regulary drive thru Tenn on the Country Music Highway on the way to Nashville, and near Roswell NM there’s a stretch called the Extraterrestrial Highway. Imagine my surprise running north in Pa through chocolate country and passing through Hershey and get this… NO SIGN!! I even parked in Lickdale. Sheesh, its like they’re embarrassed by something.

  5. slinger says:

    Maybe the healthy food czar made them take the sign down?

  6. Locke n Load says:

    Hershey Highway? nah, I’d think that one just wouldn’t get posted, roflmao. Maybe if they moved Hershey’s to San Fransisco….

  7. Bman says:

    5820 points….not my best effort but not bad since I havent played this in maybe 25 years

  8. Bman says:

    17680..I shall retire from Asteroids

  9. Bman says:

    This is where it all started. The famous song which is played at thousands of sporting events worldwide, was created by a child molester, who spent 3 years in a vietnemese prison for the crime.

    The former Colorado Rockies (now the new jersey devils) of the NHL are credited to be the first team to play the song during games in the late 70’s. (it was actually part 2 of this song).

    However, from my own anecdotal records, this song was first played in the city of Seattle after a goal scored by one of the players of the Seattle Ironmen, a Junior hockey team that played in the British Columbia league well before the Rockies of the NHL played it. Long term Ironman coach, Howie Hughes, had confirmed this at one time. Shortly after, the Seattle Breakers in the 1979-80 season, used it after every home goal. I remember attending Breaker games in thoes days, and 4,000+ fans going apeshit when this song (actually part 2 of this song)played.

    Worthless info I know, but its fun to know stuff like this.

  10. vanagram says:

    Quote of the Day:

    “It’s not that the Democrats are playing checkers and the Republicans are playing chess. It’s that the Republicans are playing chess and the Democrats are in the nurse’s office because once again they glued their balls to their thighs.”

  11. Mark says:

    5760; ok I suck.

  12. notamobster says:

    Van: hillarious!

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    Trekkies meet zombies. What’s not to like?

  14. BaconNeggs says:

    One of my favourite programs althoguh I am not a biker in any shape or form is “Biker Build Off” much better than “American Chopper” which I like quite a lot. I love the craftsmamship and artform of transforming raw metal into pretty and practical machines.

    I have been watching the program on Discovery for years and just recently bought the series on DVD.

    Anyway, I was wondering just out of curiousity if there were any Biker Builders in Memphis area thats worth taking a look at?

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    I plan to get out the first Revoista Fiesta email this week. Watch your in-boxes.

  16. fletcher says:

    16970 on the first attempt.

  17. MadBrad says:

    Thank you Revo network for the fine support rescue with the keyboard sent by Jim22. The keyboard arrived Friday and the laptop went comatose Friday night. I got her back once briefly then she took another nosedive. I spent the rest of the weekend getting cable re-routed to the location of my new computer station which should be operational in a few weeks.

  18. vanagram says:

    Quote of the Day:

    “The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They’re the kind of people who’d stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn’t bother to stop because they’d want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club”

    –Dave Barry

  19. R.D. Walker says:

    Should I change the hyperlink formatting to make it more obvious? Let’s hear from you.

  20. notamobster says:

    I like the low profile format. It worked wonders when I had word on my laptop (relinquinshed when I was forced to quit my job)… works word processor (my wife’s laptop)does that shit automatically.

    I haven’t had any luck getting the insert hyperlink button to work on the dashboard…

  21. R.D. Walker says:

    I see. Okay, let me think about that.

  22. notamobster says:

    I still have office on my desktop as it was my secondary for afterhours emergencies, but it’s sooo uncomfortable… (I’m shedding tears just thinking about it)

  23. Locke n Load says:

    I haven’t had any trouble either seeing or inserting hyperlinks in posts. Doesn’t seem to warrant a change unless folks are having issues.

    Ok, back to playing with my 8 month old. I’m sure the world will continue disintegrating nicely without my snarky input.

  24. BaconNeggs says:

    Now this is funny Madbrad.

    And oh dear RD, he is from Iowa. ha ha ha.

    Man gets radio station logo inked across his forehead…


  25. Air Force Brat says:

    R.D. — awesome. Looking forward to the e-mail(s) when they come, and I’ve already marked myself off the docket for that Friday through Monday.

    Your post was a very welcome thing; the need to be cheered up has been strong the past couple of weeks. Long story short, my family is extremely dysfunctional, and I rarely if ever speak to any of them, especially my narcissistic mother. Looking forward to the Revoista Fiesta will serve to remind me that not everyone is like that.

  26. R.D. Walker says:

    The Iranians have a new secret weapon. Check and mate! Game over man! Game over!

  27. Bman says:

    Oh No! Ive heard of these before. BOAT-PLANES! AARRGGGHHhhhh! We’re doomed! Doomed I tell ya!

  28. R.D. Walker says:

    Seriously, that exposed engine sticking out on the top would provide a radar reflection the size of a Carnival Cruise ship. I bet they could find it with one of these.

    Sadly, the Iranian boat planes will never get close enough to an American ship to meet the Phalanx.

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    In the Moonbat Fever Swamp, hamburgers are the same as heroin.

  30. sortahwitte says:

    Oh shit! The food nazis are at it again. You tell us what to feed our children, you commie turds and turdettes. There needs to be some very serious ass-kicking, starting with the 3 foot wide ass on mrs. zero. Or, as I like to call it, the buffarilla.

  31. Slaphappypap says:

    Not that anyone from the Revo would miss him. Rick Sanchez from CNN was fired for being a moron. Again.

  32. R.D. Walker says:

    One more reason I like the Pacific islands…

  33. notamobster says:

    RD – moral equivocation of eating a burger and shooting up? Is there even a moral imperative which can be applied to a fucking hamburger? Oh – and I like the boat/planes, they’re cute. you could stop them with a badminton net.

    Slap – I thought about posting it the other night… Couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Who’da thunk it? Rick Snatchez hates JOOOOOS!

  34. notamobster says:

    with a 10,000lb useful payload, at least this one could hold a bomb or guns… as an airplane guy this is my favorite plane ever! It also happens to be a boat.

    Just imagine the possibilities… fly into Culebra…circle toward shore near la playa Flamenco …open the back hatch and go fishin… or cimb up on the wing and jump in….it combines two of my favorite activities, flying and boating. (I have a huge grin right now just thinking about it)

  35. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, that is some sweet stuff. I can also see a ton of fun flying to the calm waters of the atolls of Micronesia or the bays of the wilderness isles of the Northern Marianas Islands.

  36. notamobster says:

    It’s big enough to live in during your vacation… Micronesia, Marianas…I can only dream!!!

    How about a hunting excursion into the yukon?

    the Azores:

    the Seychelles:

  37. Locke n Load says:

    I’m suffering through one of the most miserable equity swings in my last 3 years down here in Laredo, the result of a breakdown and slow freight. not that it matters but I’ve been trying desperately to keep my sanity by lurching through my extensive DVD collection…and I found one I’d forgotten about: The Watchmen.

    if you haven’t seen it I strongly suggest you do. if you’re even a passing fan of the Graphic Novel this movie is a must see. Beyond that its a tour de force of musical/social archetype blends, a play on society’s need for and the limitations of superhero iconography. This movie never fails to move me, especially the soundtrack choices. From the opening Dillon “times they are a changin” through the Cohen original of Halelujah I’m always left strangely touched by the soundtrack if nothing else. Maybe I shouldn’t drink before I watch it,lol. in any event it got me past the blues I’ve been struggling under for 72 hours…

    I love Cohen’s haunting, smoke filled voice in his original track but this woman does one hell of a job as well. Love her or hate her, KD Lang is a world class vocalist. Even Patsy Cline would be humbled and awed. the two of them together onstage would have been a musical supernova…

    Anyway, I thought I’d post this in case you’d never heard it, or had forgotten what a talent she posesses. KD Lang’s version of Hallelujah. It almost brings me to tears, nonsense that it is

  38. notamobster says:


    I just saw this on a deer hunting forum I was reading. Thought it was neat.

    I was looking to see if anyone had ever heard of something my brother told me about. It’s wierd, and disgusting, anyone ever heard of it? Hanging a used tampon from a tree branch and thus attracting bucks to the estrogen…
    (I stalk deer mostly so it wouldn’t help me, but it sounded so ridiculous, I just had to look it up)

    LnL – I saw that movie…wierd. Love the Leonard Cohen version of that song.

  39. R.D. Walker says:

    I could be wrong, but it seems to me that, unless that tampon was pulled from the vajajay of a doe, it would be more likely to scare off bucks than attract them. I don’t see how it makes sense to scrub your self clean, disguise your scent with doe urine and put your stand down wind and then put one of those smelly things out there.

    I’ll stick to looking for scrapes and rattling antlers.

  40. Locke n Load says:

    Agreed Nota, the Cohen version is awesome. Not for everybody though. The Watchmen though..maybe you have to be a fan of the graphic novel to understand the basis for the movie. I still think it’s a fantastic flick. The Dark Knight batman is another great example of graphic novel come to noir has a feel to it, a mood. The Watchmen works that whole thing in a different light for a different purpose. I love the whole flawed superhero idea

  41. notamobster says:

    I stalk em… It just sounded like too much to believe. My wife would leave me if she ever caught me digging through the trash for her…ahem. I took her and my son out today to walk the 80 acres and scout for sign. She absolutely LOVED it! She said I may have her hooked to start hunting. 🙂

    We got through the creek, apple orchard and soybeans to the hardwoods. About 200 yds in I stopped dead in my tracks. Pointed out in front of me at the two cow sized does and a buck with a small rack.

    She loved the stalking so much she’s thinking of taking up the hunt. We’re going back out tomorrow.

  42. notamobster says:

    “unless it was pulled from the vajayjay of a doe” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  43. notamobster says:

    LnL: you got nothin on the ‘used rag deer lure”? I thought it’d be good for a joke at least.

  44. Locke n Load says:

    Lol, sorry man, drawin blanks. I don’t think I should even go there, roflmao. besides, been finishing off the Cider post. Bout to post it. I’ll post the basics of Home distilling when I get a chance.

  45. sortahwitte says:

    The conjecture about the doe reminded me of the sayings about how hard it would be to do something. As in: Harder than poking a BB up a wildcat’s ass. Then: stuffing a tampoon into a doe. At our house they are referred to as tampoons and white owls. Hey! A wife, two daughters, 3 granddaughters. I’m just trying to keep my sanity here.

  46. notamobster says:

    Chairman Mao and Al Sharpton having dinner together?

  47. vanagram says:

    Nota: Too much beta carotene?

  48. BrunDawg says:

    Don’t take this as a product promotion;
    ThermaJock is a base layer fleece garment that protects and insulates the penis from cold temperatures.
    Not available in XXMedium.

  49. Locke n Load says:

    He. Miss Oklahoma just rolled up next to me on eastbound 44. She’s a cutie. Didn’t realize there were so many perks involved in beauty contests..she’s got a car with her title on it,lol.

  50. notamobster says:

    Oh yeah? Well miss chicago is mere 3 spots above this comment!

  51. R.D. Walker says:

    Miss Oklahoma 2010.

    Now Poly is going to get mad at me.

  52. Locke n Load says:

    she was wearin a little bit moe clothing when i saw her. her hairs a bit darker now too.
    shes a lot prettier in the flesh or maybe i’m just partial cause she smiled and waved,lol.

  53. Jim22 says:

    Thermajock? My aunt used to knit them for her husband in Minnesota. She called them a ‘Snood’.

    Nothin’ new under the sun, is there?

  54. Jim22 says:

    Bravo Company has 30 round AR mags on sale:

    AR15 Magazines with BLACK Teflon Finish, 30 Round – BLACK $8.99 ea.

    AR15 Magazines Brownells 30 Round – SS Spring – SOCOM TAN – $8.99 ea.

    AR15 Magazines with BLACK Teflon Finish, Magpul ENHANCED Follower, 30 Round – BLACK – $9.99 ea.

    AR15 Magazines Brownells 30 Round – CS Spring – Magpul Enhanced Follower – SOCOM TAN – $9.99 ea.

    Extra discounts for quantities.

  55. sortahwitte says:

    I have some of the Magpuls for my AR and like them more than the original Colt with the green followers.

    And another product update. Today on the $5 rack at Wal-mart: Secondhand Lions(regular DVD, not Bluescreen) Yes, I bought one.

  56. Bman says:

    Ive had Secondhand Lions for years. Now, the must have for any straight man is Slapshot and Caddyshack.

  57. sortahwitte says:

    Yeah, Bman, this one’s a back-up.

  58. Jim22 says:

    Made reservations today for the downtown RV park in Memphis. They are already just about full. There’s a blues festival the first week in May.

    If you need a space or a room you might think about making reservations now.

  59. MadBrad says:

    Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cellular phone
    on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function
    and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen.

    MAN: “Hello”

    WOMAN: “Hi Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?”

    MAN: “Yes.”

    WOMAN: “I’m at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat.
    It’sonly $2,000; is it OK if I buy it?”

    MAN: “Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.”

    WOMAN: “I also stopped by the Lexus dealership and saw the new
    models. I saw one I really liked.”

    MAN: “How much?”

    WOMAN: “$90,000.”

    MAN: “OK, but for that price I want it with all the options.”

    WOMAN: “Great! Oh, and one more thing… I was just talking to Janie
    and found out that the house I wanted last year is back on the market. They’re asking $980,000 for it.”

    MAN: “Well, then go ahead and make an offer of $900,000. They’ll
    probably take it. If not, we can go the extra eighty-thousand if it’s what you really want.”

    WOMAN: “OK. I’ll see you later! I love you so much!”

    MAN: ! “Bye! I love you, too.”

    The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are staring at
    him in astonishment, mouths wide open. He turns and asks, “Anyone know who’s phone this is?”