Monday, August 12, 2013

Twitter Interview #23 @PhilScowcroft

 Our 23rd Twitter Interview is with @PhilScowcroft!
I actually poached him from @80sNostalgia's interviews,
so he's used but in excellent condition.

Are you happy to participate in this interview or are you doing it against your will?

It’s against my will, but that’s just pure coincidence. I don’t know why I got it out anyway. It doesn’t even get read out until after I’ve died. I’ve put it away again.

State your name and purpose:

Hi comrades. My name is Phil, and my purpose? I’m an advertising producer and in charge of the music we play at 96.5 Bolton FM: a tiny radio station in the sunny Northwest of England.

What is the best soda?

Crystals. They’re great for unblocking sinks and general cleaning. Try it, you’ll never look back.

Aladdin is letting you borrow his magic carpet for the day. Where do you fly to? And would you rather take Jasmine or Abu with you?

I’d tell him thanks, but I’d decline to take either of them. Abu would probably just jump all over me and be generally annoying, whereas Jasmine would sit there in a sulk because I’m not taking her where she wants to go. If I’ve been loaned a flying carpet, I’d go where I want to go. Where would that be? Probably to a carpet shop and ask if I could speak to the Manager about it.

They've taken Mr Rimmer. Sir! They've taken Mr Rimmer! What do you do?

Quick! Let’s get out of here before they bring him back!!

If you could spend the day traveling through a real life version of a game, which game would you choose? (Video and/or Board game)

It wouldn’t be Monopoly. I’d soon get fed up with that because it goes on forever. I used to LOVE playing Chuckie Egg 2 on the ZX Spectrum, so I’d probably be Henhouse Harry. I’d just have to be careful that I grabbed on to the ropes and didn’t slide down to my death on a pod that blows bubbles.

The sun or the moon? Who has a better reputation?

The moon. People can just stare at it in wonder, and we’ve visited it, which you can’t do with the sun; you’d just go blind and burn up respectively. Plus, it’s one or the other with some people and the sun. They either love it and sit in it all day, or they moan about it being out again because it’s ‘Too Hot’ and do anything to get out of being in it generally.

If you had to be repeatedly kicked by a kitten, what would you like that kitten's name to be? And what colour fur would he have?

I’d just never be in that situation. Now THAT reminds me of the giant kitten in The Goodies from the 1970s. I wouldn’t want to be within ten miles of something that had grown to that size.

Complete the sentence:

My school was the worst for... years, until it got a newer, more strict head.

The postman should...stop regenerating. I’m sure he’s getting to the end of his allocated lives.

Crackers are useful for...nothing really. Never seen the point of them. *BANG* (if it happens), rubbish joke, end. Then someone has to tidy them up.

I used to like...everything I like now. The only thing I won’t do now, is tape the top 40. No point really, AND Woolworths has closed, so I can’t buy tapes any more.

Seagulls need to...try a supermarket’s own mini-cheddars. They’ll never know the difference.

Would you rather...

Spend a week as
A) A Teletubby of your choice
B) Barney the Dinosaur
C) Bear in the Big Blue House

None. I don’t like dressing up. Plus, that Tubby Custard machine needs looking at. It’s dangerous.

Be trapped inside
A) A spring roll
B) A sausage roll
C) A ravioli

If I ever came across a sausage roll that was bigger than me, I’d gladly step inside and close the door.

Lose your sense of
A) Smell
B) Timing
C) Fashion

Of all three, Fashion. If you lose your sense of smell, you can’t taste, so I’d never enjoy a curry again. I just couldn’t possible imagine losing my sense of timing either. I need that to function in my job. So, fashion it has to be, and judging by some fashions out there at the moment, who’d actually care?

Have to have a nice conversation with
A) A very insulting monkey
B) A know it all meerkat
C) A plant who won't let you get a word in edge wise

I’ve had conversations with A and B already, or people who look like them, so it’d have to be C. And the ONLY one I’d want to talk to is the Aspidistra from The Adventure Game.

A) Antlers
B) Rabbit Ears
C) A lovely mane

All three. I’d call myself a Lioneerbit. The mane would annoy me though, especially in summer, so there’d have to be a caveat that I could shave it off.

Draw a picture of yourself doing your best dance move. Be as detailed as you wish.

Here’s me doing my best dance move. Unfortunately, I’m in the room to the left of this picture as it’s a wedding buffet room I’ve drawn, I’m at the wedding, but in the function room next door. There’s a good spread on. It’s drawn on the back of an eBay receipt.

Check out more from Phil, seeing as you're here:

Hear him on Bolton FM

And follow him on Twitter @PhilScowcroft

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Laura D In Santa Cruz

Yes, Santa Cruz, that place made famous by Master System's California Games:

Well, to some of us anyway!

I shall describe the day via PHOTO ESSAY.

That's right! PHOTO ESSAY! Let's get to it.

These are my feet and legs on a bus. (Other parts of me not pictured)

Obligatory scenery and window glare

Here's the part of the bus where you get your emergency salad

We're here! And at a bookshop no less!
Apologies to the man with the funky expression on his face.

For some reason there was a dead lady encased in glass.
I would have reported it to the police but there were too many hippies around
 and I didn't want to be called a NARK.

Much like this Chloe Abbot.
Though I have to say, I was only there 10 minutes before she
was telling everybody that I had sweets before dinnertime.
Stop telling on me Chloe Abbot!!

This is where we were. In fact, this was actually a live webcam,
that's my husband and I right next to Parking Control. That's us!



I have to tell the Lab Scientist about this book...

At a pizza place, I met up with my friend Terry.
He only has one foot and I shared my pizza with him.
His full name is Terrence Black but his friends call him Terry.


These are the contents of a toilet.


And on the way back home I saw where the Animaniacs live!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Twitter Interview #22 @Retrocore_RCVGM

 Today's Twitter Interview is with the GREAT @Retrocore_RCVGM!
Every time time we talk, we realize we lived the exact same childhood, and it's fantastic!
I have to say I am particularly fond of this interview (not that I have faves or anything...all of my Twitter Interview children are loved equally...or...something) Ahem...INTERVIEW TIME!!

Are you happy to participate in this interview or are you doing it against your will?

I'm so stoked! I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming....ouch!!

State your name and purpose:

The names Count Juicy, there is none higher. Sucking everything from plants to tires! Nah, I kid. My name is Chris and my purpose to live is to play all the retro games!

Who put the screw in the tuna?

A certain person who loves orange soda did. And if he would of kept his mouth shut they could of been millionaires! 

You just won a years supply! But of what?

Doughnuts!! I love doughnuts and since I couldn't possibly eat a years worth, I could toss some at punk kids who won't stay off my darn lawn!! *shakes fist*

You are going on a camping trip, which 3 cartoon characters would you like on the trip with you?

1.Rocko: for the most part he has his head on straight.
2.Skeeter: because who who doesn't love Skeeter? 
3.Catdog: because no one should be alone in the world. :(

You are meeting your friend's newborn baby. While her back is turned, the baby gives you the finger. What do you do?

I remember and wait until the kid is 16. Then I steal its car and run it off a cliff. That'll teach he/she a lesson!

If you could spend the day traveling through a real life version of a game, which game would you choose? (Video and/or Board game)

I live the life of a game everyday. Not a day goes by I don't rescue the President from Ninjas. It's not all bad I guess. He does buy me a burger. Oh the life that I live is sad...

Sidewalks are being replaced with something more child friendly. The city council asks for your expert opinion. Trampoline sidewalks or Play-Doh sidewalks?

Trampolines! Getting across the street would be easy! Just jump off your roof, land on the trampoline sidewalk and enjoy ninja flipping over cars to the other side!

Complete the sentence:

I would like tarantula's better if...they could bring me beers and switch out games for me. 

Tickling is...all fun and games until someone pees themselves.

My shoes are... usually stinky and muddy.

Monkeys need to learn better manners but elephants need where they poop. Ever see the aftermath of a parade that had elephants???? 

Mornings are... overrated. Mornings should start at noon

Would you rather...

A) A book written about you
B) A movie made about you
C) A comic book drawn about you


For an entire week, eat only
A) Various cereals
B) Toast with various toppings or fillings
C) Eggs in various forms


Would you rather
A) Cry wolf
B) Have your house blown down by a wolf
C) Spend the day with Wolf Blitzer

C? I have no idea who that is. Hopefully he doesn't bite!

A) Ripped off
B) Ripped on


Spend the entire day
A) Standing up
B) Sitting down
C) Lying down
D) Dancing around


Draw a picture of yourself winking at us. Be as detailed as you wish.

 Check out more awesome stuff from Chris:

And of course, follow him on Twitter @Retrocore_RCVGM

Monday, August 05, 2013

Twitter Interview #21 @gasdog64

Today's Twitter Interview is with the very cool @gasdog64!
He's our 21st, which means in America he can legally get drunk during this interview. Yay!
And perhaps he did, boys and girls...perhaps he did :O

Are you happy to participate in this interview or are you doing it against your will?

I'm doing it against my own free will.... nah im happy to participate!!

State your name and purpose:

my name is Nathaniel Humbert (GasDog) my purpose is to make people smile!!

What is the worst board game?

the worst board game would have to be Chinese checkers... too many pieces...

You just won a years supply! But of what?

Money... like Bill Gates money -Winky Face-

A worm comes to you, he just bought his first TV and is very excited. He asks you which TV channel he should watch first. What do you tell him?

G4 for sure

You are yourself at 8yrs old. How would your perfect night go?

at 8 Years old huh.... Video games and moutain dew, no need for food i have all these engery to burn

If you could spend the day traveling through a real life version of a game, which game would you choose? (Video and/or Board game)

oh thats a hard one.... its a tie between world of warcraft or GTA not because of killing or stealing but because of the wonderful worlds created inside the game that all those events are taking place
You are outside the White House with a spray paint can. What will you write or draw on the White House? And what colour spray paint do you have?

black and lime green probably something simple a smiley face

Complete the sentence:

My bed is too... comfy

Eyes are the window to the soul, but a hairpiece is the... smoke screen to the real person

Twitter would be better if... i could type more then 140 char...

More days should be filled with...days off

I really like... being who i am

Would you rather...

A) Half man, half fly, a la Goldblum
B) Half man, half monkey, a la that will be funny
C) Half cat, half dog, a la Catdog

probably C because i loved the show catdog

A) A badge of courage
B) A heart of gold
C) Some sort of diploma from Scarecrow University

def B

Be covered in
A) Manure
B) Marshmallow
C) Something else from an 80s movie (Please specify)

B Marshmallow

Have to cheer up
A) Eeyore
B) Droopy Dog
C) Dumbo, right after he sees his mother beaten

B. Droopy Dog

Put your face
A) In a wasp's nest
B) In a burrow with a possible snake inside
C) Into another dimension

Heck ya in Dimension
Draw a picture of yourself looking extremely posh. Be as detailed as you wish.

Make sure to check out more Nate here:

Friday, August 02, 2013

A Friday Poem

A smile on my face
I can't keep up the pace
Of my blue little friend
So the vine lift I'll descend

Born with a deformity
And never for conformity
I'll get stuck in the walls
And have many falls

Flying like a bird
May seem so absurd
For an orange little fox
That totally rocks

by Laura D