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All dork and no play
This week's spamusement gets an obscurity rating of 8/10, "dorks only". Okay, so I'm a dork, because I instantly spotted the reference. But when I looked at the comments to see if everybody else had got it too, they were all talking about some modern game show, not, um, a computer game on the Apple ][ ...

Kids of today, eh.

... Morning!
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hoshuteki From: hoshuteki Date: April 27th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
It wasn't very obscure. I was just talking about Carmen the other day with a friend. Oh man, I spent too much time playing that game.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 27th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, don't tell me it wasn't very obscure... I want to feel slightly smug for getting it!
hoshuteki From: hoshuteki Date: April 27th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
OK, then. Let's feel smug together.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: April 27th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
There was a game show?
j4 From: j4 Date: April 27th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
caramel_betty From: caramel_betty Date: April 27th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
There was also a cartoon. I seem to remember that there was a Megadrive game of it, too, in the 90s.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: April 27th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm pretty sure you can claim the full smugons in that the cartoon pretty clearly refers to the game rather than the derived (though surprisingly good) game show.
brrm From: brrm Date: April 27th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember Carmen Sandiego - it was in all the Mac mags etc. Never had a copy myself, though.
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