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Old 21 March 2003, 15:21   #1
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Some days ago there was a report called "When the PC is the best friend" in my local newspaper.
It is about the problems when children spend their whole time in front of a PC.

However I was surprised about the photo which belonged to the report: It shows to children playing Amiga 500(!!!) and not PC. I even could recognize some of the game boxes on their table...

It is really funny that they have used this old picture. It made me smile a bit

Could anyone translate the text below the photo for the English speaking folks?


Source: Landshuter Zeitung
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Old 21 March 2003, 16:20   #2
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Cool picture and something one doesnt see everyday, translation would be nice

As an added note, it's an A500+ in the picture.
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Old 21 March 2003, 16:24   #3
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Are you sure? The games in the picture appear to be working...

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Old 21 March 2003, 16:48   #4
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hehe fair point but yes its an a500+
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Old 21 March 2003, 16:48   #5
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Are you sure? The games in the picture appear to be working...

hehehehehe - you had me laughing for ten minutes there

About the photo: It's quite obviously a very old one. Just look at Sarah-Lisa's hairstyle
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Old 23 March 2003, 12:19   #6
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Nice picture Bernd... its not often that you see photos like that around, but its great when you do! ..

There could be an A500 under the table and the + is just a prop
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Magazines and TV stations are notorius for using old images from the archive instead of getting new ones.
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Old 23 March 2003, 19:01   #8
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what made me laugh is the fact that the article is about when a "PC is your best friend", but they couldn't find a picture of anyone who actually likes a PC that much so they used a Miggy picture, which of course is everybody's best friend!
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Old 23 March 2003, 20:32   #9
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so they used a Miggy picture, which of course is everybody's best friend!
And let's not forget "Amiga" means friend (girl friend) in spanish, so it's even more friendly
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Old 27 March 2003, 16:01   #10
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Yeah it's nice to see piccies like that Long live the Amiga

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And let's not forget "Amiga" means friend (girl friend) in spanish, so it's even more friendly
This is something I didn't know.....Thanks for the info
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Old 02 April 2003, 08:22   #11
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In french, it means "boy friend"...

Ami = friend
Gars (spelled "Ga") = guy

 
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Hehe, now *that* could get confusing around the Pyrénées!
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naturally, I prefer the french meaning or the spanish "Amigo"?

but how can you tell it's an A500+? I'm squinting at the picture looking for the "Plus" and it's in black and white so you can't see the LED colours...is there another physical difference between the A500 and the A500+ that I was not aware of?
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Hey! Amiga in portuguese also has the same meaning of the word in spanish !
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naturally, I prefer the french meaning or the spanish "Amigo"?
Isnt't it strange that (at least in my country) using "girlfiend" by a girl usually means "a friend who is a girl", but using "boyfriend" by a boy means something completely different.

/Philosophical mode off
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Isnt't it strange that (at least in my country) using "girlfiend" by a girl usually means "a friend who is a girl", but using "boyfriend" by a boy means something completely different.

/Philosophical mode off
Well you guys smoke fags too, nuff said.
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Big grin language difficulties

that reminds me of a certain Eric Bogle song:

ahem <sings>

"Do you remember the day,
When if you said that you were gay,
It meant that joy, you could sing and shout,

A fairy was enchanting,
And dressing up and camping,
Was something you did with the scouts,

That carefree age when an urgent case of aids,
Was powdered milk we sent to the Sahara,
A fruit was something nice to eat,
A pouf was something for your feet,
And a queen was an old tart in a tiara,

Chorus
Ah look what we've done to the old mother-tongue,
It's a crime the way we misuse it,
It's been totally diswoggled,
condemnbonged and gollywaggled,
And we've stranged, frangled, mangled and abused it,
end chorus

Ah, those far off times,
When a bong mean't a chime,
And a buzz was a noise insecticidal,

A joint was something between bones,
And getting really stoned,
Only happened to bad people in the Bible,

When if you had a bad trip,
It mean't you fell and broke your hip,
Cold turkey just mean't Christmas at Aunt Dotty's
Coke was something that you burned,
Smack was something that you eared,
From your mumsy-wumsy when you had been naughty,

Insert chorus here

The years have gone I'm afraid,
When only eggs got laid,
And only the rhinoceros got horny,

Only kangaroos jumped,
And only camels humped,
Getting stuffed meant a little taxidermy,

Swinging wars for trapezezes,
Or Tarzan's chimpanzezes,
Tossing off was something Scotland did with cabers,
Ah, would be something quite obscene,
And a heavy ugly scene,
As any movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger,

Insert chorus here x2

They're only words,
And words are what we use,
When we've got sod all to say"
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Old 03 April 2003, 10:30   #18
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