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It's Just A Matter Of Time

2007-10-09 - 12:39 p.m.

Well, this last weekend brought home a major truth: due to those black rings melting onto the switches, my KLAX game is unplayable.

I tried to do some research about what the rings could be replaced with. I was thinking about scraping off all that crap and putting a black rubber ring on it, something like the band that goes on a pinball flipper. No ideas anywhere online that I could find, but I did find a company that services these kinds of joysticks. They take them apart, replace any worn parts, lube according to specs - the whole deal. After an e-mail exchange, they also agreed to replace the worn-out melted rings with updated newer rubber rings for an extra five bucks each.

Now, most folks would simply replace the joysticks and be done with it. Thing is, these are called Atari "logo" sticks - the company logo is embossed into the knob. The design is different from the current joysticks out there. These are rare and would be pretty expensive to replace, and they really help make the game. So I bit the bullet and placed an order for rebuild.

I'll be mailing them out today. With any luck, I'll have them back sometime next week. Meanwhile, I have a big paperweight in the living room.

It's just a matter of time.


Remember the Democrats' plan to deal with earmark reform? To make them more transparent? To their credit, some reforms have been enacted. However...


Hillary Clinton has picked up an endorsement for her presidential run.

I'm not sure she would want this one.


In reference to yesterday's story, Media Matters put out a reply saying they were "not political". Here, Byron York responds.


This article describes a public library that carries "hard-line Islamic books that justify violence against non-Muslim societies - including texts used as terrorist 'recruiting tools' ", including a title called "Women Who Deserve To Go To Hell". These books are carried in the interest of "diversity".

Where is this library? New York City.

I can't make this stuff up. What a difference six years can make.


After all the political stuff, here's some celebrity news:

Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab. According to the article, she called rehab "a sobering experience".

Absolutely brilliant. Isn't this the person you want your daughters to emulate?


Well, I need to get to the post office and mail out the joysticks. And get some lunch.

Be seeing you.


3 comments so far

Smed - 2007-10-09 19:17:01 -
Of course it's political if you post the full transcripts and audio clips of exactly what people say on the air. You know, that's all political. And O'Reilly isn't partisan? Puh-leeze. The kool-aid drinkers can't handle it when their 'entertainment' is ridiculed when printed verbatim.


Smed - 2007-10-09 20:09:06 -
From Colbert: "That’s right, hate mongers like Media Matters take innocent statements like mine, Rush Limbaugh’s, John Gibson’s, and Bill O’Reilly’s and make them offensive by posting them on the internet, allowing the general public to hear words that were meant for people who already agree with us. Media Matters, you want to end offensive speech? Then stop recording it for people who would be offended."


Bob - 2007-10-10 07:41:36 -
If you're really a KLAX addict, you could always look for an old Atari Lynx (their handheld gaming unit) and the game cartridge. --- And, frankly, it's a library. Even the writings of Nathan Bedford Forrest (founder of the KKK) and Hitler's Mein Kampf have value.


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