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2022-05-20 1:20:35 AM  
Is there anything actually explicit in the 1987 one, according to Google VGA was introduced as new technology that year.
 
2022-05-20 2:08:57 AM  

aleister_greynight: Is there anything actually explicit in the 1987 one, according to Google VGA was introduced as new technology that year.


Not really. Very tame and soft
 
2022-05-20 2:09:27 AM  
Godpile?
/Dogpile
 
2022-05-20 2:11:27 AM  
The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?
 
2022-05-20 2:15:24 AM  

American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?


They're all correct.
 
2022-05-20 2:16:26 AM  

American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?


I think it's a list of wrong answers maybe?
 
2022-05-20 2:17:46 AM  

Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.


It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...
 
2022-05-20 2:22:45 AM  

aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...


I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.
 
2022-05-20 2:26:04 AM  
Huh.  There really is such a thing as a midi-skirt.
 
2022-05-20 2:47:23 AM  

Gordon Bennett: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...

I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.


I'm am running into a lot of fail (on my part) tonight.  I meant to imply there were much worse things about the 70's  than what's on that list, not least of which is that they lead into the '80s.
 
2022-05-20 3:15:42 AM  

aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...

I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.

I'm am running into a lot of fail (on my part) tonight.  I meant to imply there were much worse things about the 70's  than what's on that list, not least of which is that they lead into the '80s.


Don't worry about it. We were just talking past each other a bit there. It happens from time to time. It's all good.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-05-20 3:52:27 AM  
At least up to a point, those weren't too different from Police Quest or King's Quest, just a little cheesy and sleazy, with amusing graphics.
 
2022-05-20 4:27:46 AM  

433: At least up to a point, those weren't too different from Police Quest or King's Quest, just a little cheesy and sleazy, with amusing graphics.


The strangest thing about them was their reputation, at least among people my age at the time. They were thought of as porn games. Which they're not at all. They're very tame sex comedies. It was the same with Infocom's Leather Goddesses of Phobos, a game which sounds far more lurid than it actually is. I suppose it's because computer games in general were so family-friendly at that time. The things that were then considered to be deeply controversial by today's standards are laughably innocent, like the nipples in the Game Over advert or the decapitation in Barbarian.

One thing that didn't seem to attract much attention then but is genuinely shocking today is the use of grossly offensive racial and ethnic stereotypes in Frank Bruno's Boxing. For those unfamiliar, it's a blatant copy of Nintendo's Punch Out released on British home micros with opponents that manage to be even more offensive caricatures than the ones in the original. I genuinely wonder if Frank Bruno saw the game at all before taking the cheque to put his name on it. One of the opponents is a black African man with a bone through his nose, FFS.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-05-20 4:46:51 AM  

Gordon Bennett: The strangest thing about them was their reputation, at least among people my age at the time. They were thought of as porn games. Which they're not at all. They're very tame sex comedies. It was the same with Infocom's Leather Goddesses of Phobos, a game which sounds far more lurid than it actually is. I suppose it's because computer games in general were so family-friendly at that time. The things that were then considered to be deeply controversial by today's standards are laughably innocent, like the nipples in the Game Over advert or the decapitation in Barbarian.


Good post.  LSL was also out there when kids were interested in sex but didn't have many outlets.  The game itself was almost mythical.  There was a secret language about computers and floppy disks, too.

It's very late and I'm very tired, or I would go on a bit.  LSL is something of a cultural articact.
 
2022-05-20 5:57:00 AM  

aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...

I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.

I'm am running into a lot of fail (on my part) tonight.  I meant to imply there were much worse things about the 70's  than what's on that list, not least of which is that they lead into the '80s.


I would happily trade any year in the '20s to spend another one in the 80's.
 
2022-05-20 7:59:17 AM  

yohohogreengiant: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...

I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.

I'm am running into a lot of fail (on my part) tonight.  I meant to imply there were much worse things about the 70's  than what's on that list, not least of which is that they lead into the '80s.

I would happily trade any year in the '20s to spend another one in the 80's.


I'm too young to remember most of the 80's being a mid-80's baby, but it'd be really interesting to go back to past time periods.  I suspect we'd find the time period more frustrating than we think given the advances in knowledge and the growing lack of tolerance (at least outside of the GOP) for men being pervs to women.
 
2022-05-20 8:27:23 AM  
Bill Cosby has never sold
a.Pudding Pops
b.Jell-O
c.Coca-Cola
d.Babies

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At this point, who would be surprised?
 
2022-05-20 8:44:38 AM  

Creoena: yohohogreengiant: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...

I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.

I'm am running into a lot of fail (on my part) tonight.  I meant to imply there were much worse things about the 70's  than what's on that list, not least of which is that they lead into the '80s.

I would happily trade any year in the '20s to spend another one in the 80's.

I'm too young to remember most of the 80's being a mid-80's baby, but it'd be really interesting to go back to past time periods.  I suspect we'd find the time period more frustrating than we think given the advances in knowledge and the growing lack of tolerance (at least outside of the GOP) for men being pervs to women.


It's the old thing:  Time travel would be cool as a straight white man (at least to a certain point).  Everyone else, it's not such a great deal.
 
2022-05-20 8:52:34 AM  
Larry Suit Leisure?
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2022-05-20 9:22:24 AM  

aleister_greynight: Is there anything actually explicit in the 1987 one, according to Google VGA was introduced as new technology that year.


There's very little explicit in any of them, they're sex comedies, not porn games. Different genres almost entirely, though not without overlap.
 
2022-05-20 9:23:46 AM  

Gordon Bennett: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...

I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.


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2022-05-20 9:41:29 AM  
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2022-05-20 9:47:50 AM  
I have the LSL box set somewhere around the house
 
2022-05-20 10:25:19 AM  
The Macarena was NOT a popular dance. Nobody danced the Macarena. It was just a word in a song.

Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire - The piccolino song
Youtube Spp8uRiLotM
 
2022-05-20 10:59:42 AM  

Jim_Callahan: aleister_greynight: Is there anything actually explicit in the 1987 one, according to Google VGA was introduced as new technology that year.

There's very little explicit in any of them, they're sex comedies, not porn games. Different genres almost entirely, though not without overlap.


I feel like there are a lot of sub genres that were absolutely murdered by porn and many of them are variants of getting an attractive woman a slightly risqué situation. There would be literally nothing else worthwhile in the show except an implied panty shot.
Just so you could watch it and your uptight older relatives would hardly notice (depending on how tame it was)
 
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2022-05-20 11:55:17 AM  

TuckFrump: aleister_greynight: Is there anything actually explicit in the 1987 one, according to Google VGA was introduced as new technology that year.

Not really. Very tame and soft


I think Al Lowe was actually a moderating influence on the games. Everything was relatively tame until he left. Then it became incredibly sophomoric.
 
2022-05-20 12:42:41 PM  

433: At least up to a point, those weren't too different from Police Quest or King's Quest, just a little cheesy and sleazy, with amusing graphics.


I remember Police Quest being fun.  Well, it was fun until I lost the manual that contained the booking codes, pre-internet.

Did you know it was endorsed as a training tool by LAPD's Daryl Gates?  They really should have mentioned that on ads or the box somewhere.
 
2022-05-20 12:44:42 PM  

Chariset: Huh.  There really is such a thing as a midi-skirt.


They went out of favor when storage technology allowed for the MP3-skirt.
 
2022-05-20 12:56:38 PM  

Dimensio: Chariset: Huh.  There really is such a thing as a midi-skirt.

They went out of favor when storage technology allowed for the MP3-skirt.


> heckle comedian

"Hey Dimensio, that joke's so old it's got gray hair!"
 
2022-05-20 1:16:20 PM  
I remember those tests from back in the day.  I should probably not have done as well on them as I did given my age when I first played the game.
 
2022-05-20 1:17:23 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: 433: At least up to a point, those weren't too different from Police Quest or King's Quest, just a little cheesy and sleazy, with amusing graphics.

I remember Police Quest being fun.  Well, it was fun until I lost the manual that contained the booking codes, pre-internet.

Did you know it was endorsed as a training tool by LAPD's Daryl Gates?  They really should have mentioned that on ads or the box somewhere.


Shame that series took such a hard right turn into, well, the hard right.  There was always a definitely element of copaganda, but by the later entries...  Whoof.  Gates' "old-school" worldview was on full display by the 4th game or so.
 
2022-05-20 1:37:28 PM  
I'm not only old enough to correctly answer the quiz, but also own, and look goddamn good in, a leisure suit.

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2022-05-20 1:38:05 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Shame that series took such a hard right turn into, well, the hard right.  There was always a definitely element of copaganda, but by the later entries...  Whoof.  Gates' "old-school" worldview was on full display by the 4th game or so.


Yeah, I was pretty young so it never really set in at the time.  But looking back on it, it was pretty obvious.


But on a related note, there's this small "computer museum" in my town.  Basically some guy that runs his own web design company has amassed a pretty impressive collection of computers from the mid-70's on.  On a visit to the bookstore next store this past fall, I happened to stop in for the first time. He has a shelf with boxes for all of these old games and applications, which made me nostalgic for those mall trips to EB or Software Etc. back in the 80's/90's.  It was definitely a cool little trip back to my childhood.
 
2022-05-20 2:43:23 PM  
During college, a group of foreign students were trying to play this, and couldn't answer the questions due to their american culture specific nature.  So I got grabbed going down the hall to help them get it started, which was pretty easy for someone who had grown up in the US.
 
2022-05-20 2:44:27 PM  
Why is the very first question wrong?

Johnny Carson isa.a singer.b.David Letterman's sidekick.c.Ed McMahon's sidekick.d.an actorIs obviously incorrect.
 
2022-05-20 2:54:20 PM  
Yeah, I remember trying to answer Leisure Suit Larry questions in the late 80's. (Apple ][e version)  I vaguely remember that some questions were about the Kennedy Administration, which ended nearly 10 years before I was born, so I had to get really lucky with my guesses.

I certainly never finished the original game.  I think I got to have sex with a hooker.. which was represented by a suggestively moving white CENSORED box... but if you didn't pick up a condom first, you would immediately die afterwards.
 
2022-05-20 3:24:16 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: 433: At least up to a point, those weren't too different from Police Quest or King's Quest, just a little cheesy and sleazy, with amusing graphics.

I remember Police Quest being fun.  Well, it was fun until I lost the manual that contained the booking codes, pre-internet.

Did you know it was endorsed as a training tool by LAPD's Daryl Gates?  They really should have mentioned that on ads or the box somewhere.


I didn't know it was supposed to be a bad game until a Retronauts episode about games they liked that everyone hated.

Police Quest had the neat idea to do things dragnet style, by the book stuff.
I think it was like PQ5 that was the Daryl Gates joint.

I guess Adventure Games of that Ilk are a dead genre, as Old Man Murray explained.
 
2022-05-20 3:42:57 PM  
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2022-05-20 4:14:17 PM  
My parents helped me answer the questions in the VGA version. We got a copy around the time we had a new PC and these were new videos games, not like those Atari or NES games. My parents were curious as to what they were like, so they helped answer the questions. They lost interest once they realized how the game actually played.

I wish this article actually let me try and answer them again. I wonder how many I would actually know or simply remember from back in the day. But, then again, I can always just play the game in-browser here:

https://playold.games/play-game/leisure-suit-larry-in-the-land-of-the-lounge-lizards/

/ I got through the five questions first try then the copyright protection got me
 
2022-05-20 4:18:54 PM  

American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?


Midi-skirt... is that one of those newfangled skirts that play music in the pleats.
 
2022-05-20 4:23:36 PM  

Dimensio: Chariset: Huh.  There really is such a thing as a midi-skirt.

They went out of favor when storage technology allowed for the MP3-skirt.


Then came the FLAC-frock and there was no going back.

/they say vinyl skirts are more human, though.  And warmer.
 
2022-05-20 5:32:03 PM  

Creoena: yohohogreengiant: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: aleister_greynight: Gordon Bennett: American Decency Association: The tackiest seventies fashion was

a. platform shoes.
b. midi-skirts.
c. short hair.
d. bisexuality

what's the right answer?

They're all correct.

It's asking for the tackiest thing about the 70's...

I meant my post literally. The game will accept any of the four answers as correct.

I'm am running into a lot of fail (on my part) tonight.  I meant to imply there were much worse things about the 70's  than what's on that list, not least of which is that they lead into the '80s.

I would happily trade any year in the '20s to spend another one in the 80's.

I'm too young to remember most of the 80's being a mid-80's baby, but it'd be really interesting to go back to past time periods.  I suspect we'd find the time period more frustrating than we think given the advances in knowledge and the growing lack of tolerance (at least outside of the GOP) for men being pervs to women.


I love how it's always (nationality)^/+(gender) + (race)'s fault!

Works for all situations!

/The Bigot's Equation, for lack of a better term.
 
2022-05-20 5:43:48 PM  

Great_Milenko: Bill Cosby has never sold
a.Pudding Pops
b.Jell-O
c.Coca-Cola
d.Babies

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At this point, who would be surprised?


At first I was thinking that was a pretty huge stretch there even for a joke answer, but then I remembered Cliff Huxtable was an OB/GYN and as such he DELIVERED babies.......its still a reach, but at least it makes a little more sense.
 
2022-05-20 8:14:53 PM  
Isn't there an ending for lsl where he kills himself?

Cane and Rinse has a pretty good podcast on the series.
 
2022-05-21 6:34:32 AM  
Loved the ones woth Neil Ross as the narrator. Silly puns and great sarcastic commentary.
 
2022-05-21 1:57:19 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I'm not only old enough to correctly answer the quiz, but also own, and look goddamn good in, a leisure suit.

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I did...once.
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