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March 08, 2023


Chuck E. Cheese Still Uses Floppy Disks To Make Its Rodent Mascot Dance

(Thanks to John Lobert)


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Floppy Disk storage capacity is 1.44 MB. In today's terms, the size of roughly 23 Chinese Weather balloons.

Floppy discs have more heft when you throw them in case you want to put someone's eye out.

That disc doesn't look like it's very " floppy ", as I understand the word.

Heard playing over the sound system during an all out brawl stretching from outside in the parking lot to the front door to the kitchen. Above the screams, "you want some of this?. Chair across the back.

I have a better way to make flea-bitten varmints dance. blam!

Chuck E. isn't the only one using these.


If I stand for too long, my discs get pretty floppy too.

I'll bet they also still have a stash of AOL startup discs.

But seriously, it reminds me of this meme:

TECH ENTHUSIASTS: Everything in my house is wired to the Internet! I control it all from my smartphone! My smart house is Bluetooth-enabled and I can give it voice commands via Alexa. I love the future!

TECH WORKERS: My house has mechanical locks, mechanical windows, no smart home crap, no Alexa or Siri, and no Internet-connected appliances. The most recent piece of technology that I own is a printer from 2004, and I keep a loaded gun ready to shoot it if it ever makes an unexpected noise.

Alert alert! The formally Pink Pussycat at the corner of 36th Street and North River Drive had blow up legs with stiletto heels and fishnets on their roof today as I came back from work. I also think that Camilla Harris was in town. Why would they put that in the flight path? Just FYI.

Even more amazing is that Avery apparently still makes the 3.5 inch floppy disk labels. Sneakernet lives!

What does the 'E' stand for in Chuck E. Cheese? In the UK do they have the equivalent Chuck E. Tudor, III?

I suppose I can dispose of the 5-1/4 floppies I have held onto. The customers I wrote the software for are probably no longer using their TRS-80's.

The Rodent survived Y2K.

@pogo: Don't dispose of them yet. I still have my Commodore 64 computer and 1541 disk drive, and I could make you a rich person if I ever pull them out of the storage closet.

The floppies probably taste better than the pizza.

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