Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(YouTube)   How bad did Commodore computer ads suck? If Commodore sold fried chicken, they would probably advertise it as dead warm bird   (youtube.com ) divider line 53
    More: Sad, Commodore  
•       •       •

4225 clicks; posted to Video » on 18 Jan 2013 at 3:35 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



53 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-18 01:07:09 PM  
Come now, was it really that bad?

oldcomputers.net

and

oldcomputers.net
 
2013-01-18 01:12:31 PM  
They had William Farking Shatner.

/nuff said
 
2013-01-18 01:20:08 PM  
I wasted many an hour playing Infocom games on my C64. You'd load the game, go fix yourself a sandwich, brew some tea, go to the john, come back and wait for the game to finish loading and have fun for hours.

/And we liked it!
 
2013-01-18 01:33:39 PM  
Not sure what the teen twins in bikinis going down a water slide had to do with my Commodore 64, but, they may keep going down the wate slide.
 
2013-01-18 01:37:27 PM  
Which is why it died in complete obscurity and no one has heard of the Commodore 64 today.
 
2013-01-18 02:21:04 PM  
I adore my 64.
 
2013-01-18 02:22:24 PM  
You can't beat a Coleco!
Now, we're going to want to talk rustproofing...
 
2013-01-18 02:37:00 PM  
If you're going to hate on Commodore's marketing and/or management, at least jump forward in time to Amiga generation.
 
2013-01-18 02:42:01 PM  
That commercial was kind of catchy. And the cute 80s chicks were all cute and 80s.
 
2013-01-18 03:13:23 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Come now, was it really that bad?

[oldcomputers.net image 850x318]

and

[oldcomputers.net image 427x480]


It was my first 'blush'.  However the rest of the addons cost way to much to afford.  The data cable for a tape recorder cost 75 bucks in 1982.
 
2013-01-18 03:16:17 PM  
My first computer was gay friendly.
i247.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 03:35:21 PM  
IT WAS A DIFFERENT TIME, SUBBY

Cats could sleep on televisions.
 
2013-01-18 03:36:33 PM  

Revek: The data cable for a tape recorder cost 75 bucks in 1982.


The BestBuy business model
 
2013-01-18 03:48:06 PM  
Ah yes, the ergonomic disaster. The keyboard was elevated about 5 inches from the desktop, with no place to comfortably rest your wrists. The only way to type comfortably on it was if you had Tyrannasarus Rex hands hanging limply from the ends of your arms.

lifeintheleftlane.files.wordpress.com
(C64 not shown)
 
2013-01-18 03:55:23 PM  

dletter: Not sure what the teen twins in bikinis going down a water slide had to do with my Commodore 64, but, they may keep going down the wate slide.


27 years later they are probably fat and ugly now
 
2013-01-18 03:55:23 PM  
big deal here's a Macintosh ad from the 90s that is way more pathetic and has a token black guy Link
 
2013-01-18 04:14:50 PM  
Ad agencies of the 80's. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
 
2013-01-18 04:28:52 PM  

Krymson Tyde: My first computer was gay friendly.
[i247.photobucket.com image 300x420]


That was also my first computer.
My computer I have now is not gay, but it think it may be bi-curious.
 
2013-01-18 04:35:19 PM  

Browncoat: I wasted many an hour playing Infocom games on my C64. You'd load the game, go fix yourself a sandwich, brew some tea, go to the john, come back and wait for the game to finish loading and have fun for hours.

/And we liked it!


You must not have had one of these:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-18 04:48:10 PM  

LesserEvil: Browncoat: I wasted many an hour playing Infocom games on my C64. You'd load the game, go fix yourself a sandwich, brew some tea, go to the john, come back and wait for the game to finish loading and have fun for hours.

/And we liked it!

You must not have had one of these:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x301]


Fast Load was actually pretty bad ass

I am being 100% serious here. Fast Load was a must have accessory to the Commodore 64. C64 became a beast with it

Still wish Epyx was still in business. Loved their Winter and Summer Games
 
2013-01-18 05:05:46 PM  

cman: LesserEvil: Browncoat: I wasted many an hour playing Infocom games on my C64. You'd load the game, go fix yourself a sandwich, brew some tea, go to the john, come back and wait for the game to finish loading and have fun for hours.

/And we liked it!

You must not have had one of these:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x301]

Fast Load was actually pretty bad ass

I am being 100% serious here. Fast Load was a must have accessory to the Commodore 64. C64 became a beast with it

Still wish Epyx was still in business. Loved their Winter and Summer Games


I later got one of these:

img2u.info

Though I think mine was rebranded for the US market... it had a TON of cool features. One of the things you could do was take snapshots of games and load those instead (bypassing any copy protection they had)
 
2013-01-18 05:18:48 PM  
Commodore ROCKED.. HOW DARE YOU.
 
2013-01-18 05:22:05 PM  

Uzzah: Ah yes, the ergonomic disaster. The keyboard was elevated about 5 inches from the desktop, with no place to comfortably rest your wrists. The only way to type comfortably on it was if you had Tyrannasarus Rex hands hanging limply from the ends of your arms.

[lifeintheleftlane.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]
(C64 not shown)


What were you doing that required that much typing? I swear my C64 time was seriously 5% typing, 10% waiting, and the rest was joystick time.

atariace.com
 
2013-01-18 05:22:16 PM  

unlikely: That commercial was kind of catchy.


Meh. It was no "I adore my 64". Now THAT was catchy.

Rate with it, create with it, telecommunicate with it!
 
2013-01-18 05:23:52 PM  

ShawnDoc: If you're going to hate on Commodore's marketing and/or management, at least jump forward in time to Amiga generation.


Amen to that. So many hours spent on my Amiga 500, knowing that it was light years ahead of all of the other computers but fading into obscurity at the same time.

B52/ROCK LOBSTER !
 
2013-01-18 05:35:06 PM  
I got a hellava lot of use out of my Coleco Adam. I brought it into the office and was the only one there with his own Word processor for a long time. Got a second for the home. both with a bad ass 300 baud modem for using my pirated Compuserv account.

/slow times, slow times.....
 
2013-01-18 05:50:44 PM  
There's no way any department store ever used a C-64 as a POS register
 
2013-01-18 05:51:51 PM  
They talk about movie reboots all the time... I can think of about 300 games for the Commodore that could use a modern version.
 
2013-01-18 05:55:29 PM  
 
2013-01-18 05:58:17 PM  

LesserEvil: I later got one of these:

img2u.info


IT'S THE FINAL CARTRIDGE!
 
2013-01-18 06:00:38 PM  

LesserEvil: Browncoat: I wasted many an hour playing Infocom games on my C64. You'd load the game, go fix yourself a sandwich, brew some tea, go to the john, come back and wait for the game to finish loading and have fun for hours.

/And we liked it!

You must not have had one of these:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x301]


Not sure how we got it, I didnt really get into computers and my familys c64 until long after we had it, but we had the access Mach 5 cart.

www.pcmuseum.ca

Saddly it wasn't until the last year or 2 I had the C64 that a friend of mine on Q-Link (to think I had a job as a chat admin there when I was like 14, bet you couldn't do that with todays laws) who works on computers installed Jiffy DOS chips into my c64 and one floppy drive. Jiffy DOS was great, it was like a true speed increase and not just load tricks that didn't work all the time like the mach 5 cartridge.
 
2013-01-18 06:02:15 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: LesserEvil: I later got one of these:

img2u.info

IT'S THE FINAL CARTRIDGE!


almost TMLO, almost...

but
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 06:04:28 PM  

Minus 1 Charisma: Fine, I'll post it


Owwww! Gawd that was painful!
 
2013-01-18 06:05:16 PM  
FROGDAMMIT
 
2013-01-18 06:17:38 PM  
I will just leave THIS here.
 
2013-01-18 07:24:57 PM  
C64 was my first computer. 4 years old playing Star Ranger and Incredible Machine.

/now a PC-overclocking mad man
 
2013-01-18 07:47:44 PM  
LOAD "*",8,1
 
2013-01-18 08:27:08 PM  
"Electric Dream" is the greatest 80's movie ever.

Link

Link
 
2013-01-18 09:32:40 PM  

cman: Still wish Epyx was still in business. Loved their Winter and Summer Games


Epyx was amazing solely for the 500xj joystick (even though we would burn through them).  The awesomeness of Winter and Summer games was just gravy.

/California Games...not so much
//Hackysack, the video game.
 
2013-01-18 10:00:30 PM  

ApatheticMonkey: What were you doing that required that much typing? I swear my C64 time was seriously 5% typing, 10% waiting, and the rest was joystick time.


I didn't realize there was that much available porn back then... but, in any case, i admire your blatant openness about your activities!!!

/buwahahaaa
 
2013-01-18 10:41:10 PM  

Uzzah: Ah yes, the ergonomic disaster. The keyboard was elevated about 5 inches from the desktop, with no place to comfortably rest your wrists. The only way to type comfortably on it was if you had Tyrannasarus Rex hands hanging limply from the ends of your arms.

[lifeintheleftlane.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]
(C64 not shown)


Ergonomics? I thought you weren't supposed to rest your wrists anywhere.
 
2013-01-18 10:47:09 PM  
Moore's law in action: There were about 12.5 million C64s sold, with 64 KB RAM and 20 KB ROM each. That's a total of just over 1000 GB. I have several hard drives laying around my house that could each hold the memory of every C64 ever sold.
 
2013-01-18 11:57:13 PM  
Best selling single personal computer model ever, despite the ads.

/EVER
 
2013-01-19 02:37:13 AM  

The Downfall: "Electric Dream" is the greatest 80's movie ever.

Link

Link


I loved that movie. Now I have to go get it for my collection.
 
2013-01-19 03:02:59 AM  
 
2013-01-19 04:13:08 AM  

JediKangaroo: Moore's law in action: There were about 12.5 million C64s sold, with 64 KB RAM and 20 KB ROM each. That's a total of just over 1000 GB. I have several hard drives laying around my house that could each hold the memory of every C64 ever sold.


Don't transmute Harddrives and Memory. That requires fourteen gems above your player level.
 
2013-01-19 07:02:49 AM  

falcon176: big deal here's a Macintosh ad from the 90s that is way more pathetic and has a token black guy Link


Yeah, an ad for a local computer business is the same as a national ad for the brand itself. Twit.
 
2013-01-19 10:10:23 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: JediKangaroo: Moore's law in action: There were about 12.5 million C64s sold, with 64 KB RAM and 20 KB ROM each. That's a total of just over 1000 GB. I have several hard drives laying around my house that could each hold the memory of every C64 ever sold.

Don't transmute Harddrives and Memory. That requires fourteen gems above your player level.


True... although to compare the primary "drive" of the day, that would be a 5.25" disk, which held 170k.

To compare, you'd need over 5.88 million 5.25" disks to equal a 1 TB hard drive.
 
2013-01-19 03:14:43 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Come now, was it really that bad?


Yeah, my first computer! With a catchy name like TI-99/4A, I wonder why it never took off?
 
2013-01-19 07:47:07 PM  

Mulchpuppy: cman: Still wish Epyx was still in business. Loved their Winter and Summer Games

Epyx was amazing solely for the 500xj joystick (even though we would burn through them).  The awesomeness of Winter and Summer games was just gravy.

/California Games...not so much
//Hackysack, the video game.


Temple of Apshai was my Epyx game of choice. Many an hour were lost on that series.
 
Displayed 50 of 53 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report