Episode 138: Atari 2600

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 07-21-2013

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You Don’t Know Flack is back with another episode! In this episode, I wax nostalgic about my days with the Atari 2600. You’ll get to hear about many of the games I grew up playing, whether or not I still collect Atari 2600 games, and why Keystone Kapers holds special meaning to me. Also in this episode I experimented with some noise cancelling plug-ins, so I’d love to hear what you think about that.

[Links]

Podcast: ThrowbackReviews.com
Podcast: AdventureClubPodcast.com
Podcast: 2600 Game by Game Podcast
Podcast: Retroist.com
And don’t forget to check my list of Vintage Star Wars Figures I’m Missing!
Here’s Atari Age’s Atari 2600 Rarity Guide

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Episode 137: Soulz at Zero

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 06-30-2013

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On Episode 137 of You Don’t Know Flack I delve into the history of Soulz at Zero, the lit group I founded back in the mid-1990s. If you don’t know what a lit group is (or was), you’re in for a real treat. And by treat I mean almost 90s minutes of me babbling.

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The Soulz at Zero Archives
Wikipedia entry for Soulz at Zero
Homepage for the Commodore Flyer
The remaining Star Wars figures I need
My other podcast, Throwback Reviews
Why not. Here’s Anne’s Chicken Fyr House
The story of My Reverse Birthday Gift
Don’t forget to check out the Mindcandy DVDs
Did I mention I love eating fried peaches?

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Episode 136: Funspot Arcade

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 06-16-2013

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Where did the time go? After a couple of weeks off, You Don’t Know Flack is back with episode 136. In this episode I talk a bit about Funspot Arcade, the classic arcade in Laconia, New Hampshire. Last week on vacation I got to drop more than a few tokens into classic arcade machines at Funspot. How was it? Tune in and find out!

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Funspot ArcadeM
My Funspot Vacation Photos
See also: 1984 Arcade and Arkadia Retrocade
A good game for the kids: Exidy’s Chiller
Throwback Reviews Podcast

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Episode 135: Backmasking

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 05-19-2013

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Say a prayer and grab the Holy water — today’s episode is all about backmasking in music, those backwards subliminal messages hidden both intentionally and unintentionally in rock music during the 1970s and 80s. In this episode I’ll talk about what started this phenomenon, the course it ran, and what effect (if any) it had on innocent music fans such as myself.

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Episode 134: The OK Krackers

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 05-15-2013

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Episode 134 of You Don’t Know Flack tells the story of my pseudo Commodore 64 cracking group from the 1980s, the OK Krackers (OKK). (Listen to the episode to see why I used the word “pseudo”.) In this rambling excuse for an episode I end up reminiscing quite a bit about the days of trading games over the modem through BBSes.

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Podcast plugs!

Podcast: Throwback Reviews
Podcast: Adventure Club Podcast
Podcast: Found Footage Films
Podcast: 2600 Game by Game Podcast

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Episode 133: Ninjas

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 04-28-2013

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This very special episode of You Don’t Know Flack is all about ninjas. From wanting to be a ninja in the 1980s to watching ninja movies and playing ninja-related video games, I cover it all in this deadly episode. To add ambiance and set the mood I recorded this episode out in the woods. Was that a good idea? You’ll have to listen and decide!

I added a bunch of Youtube links for this episode so be sure to check those out.

[Links]

Here’s the trailer for Enter the Ninja
Here’s the entire Revenge of the Ninja
Here’s the entire Ninja III: The Domination. (Watch the first 10 minutes!)
Here’s some Shinobi game play footage.
What the heck. Here’s Kid Niki: Radical Ninja and Ninja Warriors

Finally, check out the Hip Hop Kung Fu Shop

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Episode 132: Yukon Software

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 04-27-2013

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In this apparently cursed episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I tell the story of Yukon Software, the computer software store my parents opened and ran during the 1980s.

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Episode 131: Phun with Boxes

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 04-14-2013

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Still on track! Episode 131 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about boxes — not the cardboard kind, but the phone phreaking kind. After covering all the biggies (blue boxes, red boxes, beige boxes, and black boxes) I get into some of the slightly less well-known boxes (pink boxes and cheese boxes) and talk about what finally killed phone phreaking.

[Links]

Check out this year’s Oldschool Demos from Revision 2013
I highly recommend this book, Exploding the Phone
Textfiles.com has a huge collection of old school box-related philes
Ironic and awesome, here’s Phreak Box for the iPhone
When you’re done here check out the Throwback Reviews Podcast
Read about Joybubbles, Captain Crunch, and Bernie S

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Episode 130: Pagers, PDAs, and Cell Phones

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 04-09-2013

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After a slight detour, we’re back with episode 130! In this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about my early experiences with pagers, PDAs, and cell phones. I also talk about the time I almost got killed.

[Sponsor Link!]

This episode was sponsored by VintageVolts.com — the way electronics used to be! If you like retro gadgets, pinball, old computers, and other bits of technology like I do, be sure to check out the Vintage Volts website!

[Links]

One of the few remaining web references to Pocket Monkey
Check out my new friends over at the Adventure Club Podcast
Check out Commodore Free Magazine. It’s free. Duh.
The Commodore Asteroids Emulator is smashing, literally.

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Episode 129: The El Reno Arcade Collection

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 03-24-2013

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In Episode 129 of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about the collection of arcade games (six, in all) that I owned back when I lived in El Reno, Oklahoma. These were the first six arcade games I owned, all of which I sold when I moved out of state. The six machines were: Elevator Action, Mat Mania, Shinobi, Street Fighter II – Championship Edition, Power Instinct 2, and Star Wars.

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This episode was sponsored by Hexcrasher. Check out Hex’s website and forum over at ArcadePerfect.net, and follow Hex at @Arcade_Perfect on Twitter for blog updates and arcade-related news!

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Here’s a list and photos of every arcade game I’ve ever owned.
Here’s my son’s first Scratch project I mentioned.
Check out another great podcast, the Adventure Club Podcast.

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