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GOODNIGHT, 2018!

GOODNIGHT, 2018!
(With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)
December 19, 2018

In the year gone by

There was a migrant caravan

And a female Doctor Who

And a picture of –

A super blue blood moon

And in the U.S., there were three mass shootings…

And then over 300 more…

And the federal court showed Obamacare the door

And lots of bad romaine lettuce

And no Miss America bikinis to vex us

And sadly departed McCain, Barbara and George Bush

And Trump special prosecutors whispering “hush”

Goodnight Stan Lee

Goodnight Carroll Spinney

Goodnight Virgin Galactic (almost) jumping the moon

Goodnight Kofi Annan

And Aretha Franklin

Goodnight trade wars

Goodnight wildfires

Goodnight Harlan Ellison

And goodnight Neil Simon

Goodnight bump stocks

And goodnight Thai cave rescuers. You beat the clock

Goodnight bad climate report

And goodnight Olympic sport

Goodnight Paul Allen

And goodnight condoned assaulting

Goodnight nobody

Goodnight Stephen Hawking

And goodnight to trying to get journalists to “hush”

Goodnight stars

Goodnight air

Goodnight all of us everywhere

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EPISODE 151: ENDURO

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We hope you already peed, because once the cross-country race that is this week’s episode gets going, we’re not stopping. It’s the Activision game ENDURO, from 1983. So, this week’s story probably has something to do with eggplant farming.

Racers! Ready! Get set! Listen to 151!

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance”, “Reformat” and “Pinball Springs”. 

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike Hughes” theme.

Atari Bytes show notes, social media and more. 

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown- grab a root beer and get your fill of ALL things Peanuts here, on the 15th of every month. 

Here’s the Atari Bytes Patreon page where you can support the show financially. Thanks. 

In the St. Nick of Time is my holiday novel. A Santa Claus story for us adults. You can order it wherever you get books. Here’s one of those places.

Check out this episode!

EPISODE 150: KARATEKA (7800)

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Much like the unnamed karate-practitioner in Broderbund’s 1988 port of KARATEKA for the Atari 7800, my moves are lightning fast and totally ineffectual. But we both look great with bare feet. Bunions are in now, right?

Why is Mr. No Name – let’s call him “Ed” – storming the castle of evil warlord Akuma? Why does Akuma leave his doors unlocked? Is the lovely, Princess Mariko longing to be saved by…Ed…or is she doing just fine on her own, thank you?

We’ll take a flying drop kick into episode 150, roundhouse the deets on this game and then, as the story within the game lies convulsing on the floor, we’ll FINISH HIM

(Note to self, less coffee before writing the show notes for next episode.)

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance”, “Reformat” and “Pinball Spring”. 

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike Hughes Theme”. 

Atari Bytes show notes, episodes, and social media.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Good Grief! That’s my other show!

Patreon – You can support Atari Bytes financially here. 

Zazzle.com – the Atari Bytes merchandise store is here. If you have suggestions for items you’d like to see, let me know.

You can order my novel IN THE ST. NICK IN TIME pretty much anywhere you want (support your indie book stores!), but here’s a common location. And don’t forget to leave a review!

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EPISODE 149: GOPHER

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Episode 149 offers up GOPHER, a 1982 U.S. Games title for those among us who long to bash in the brains of a furry little creature with a shovel. 

In the game, you are a farmer defending your carrot patch from relentless gophers stealing your crop. You are armed with a shovel which you wield with merciless glee. Sometimes you actually use to fill in the holes the gopher leaves, but, mostly, you’re all about the bonking. Who doesn’t love to bonk their pocket gopher now and then?

So what’s this week’s story about? I, too, am scared to imagine…

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Take a Chance” and “Pinball Spring”. 

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike Hughes” theme.

Atari Bytes show notes and more.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show!

You can, if you’re able, support the show financially on our Atari Bytes Patreon page here. Thanks!

If you’re so inclined, check out my novel IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, a sort of Santa Claus story for ADULTS. Humor, gun play, and St. Nick in an existential crisis. Hope you enjoy! Here’s one of many places you can order it. 

Check out this episode!

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