Simon is an electronic game of memory skill invented by Ralph H. Baer and Howard J. Morrison, with software programming by Lenny Cope, The original version was manufactured and distributed by Milton Bradley but now the game is currently manufactured by Hasbro with their latest game called Simon Swipe which was demonstrated at the New York Toy Fair in February 2014 and released in Summer 2014 as planned. Simon was launched in 1978 at Studio 54 in New York City and was an immediate success, becoming a pop culture symbol of the 1970s and 1980s.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
He didn't say much
But when Simon flashed a color, one needed to hit it.
Bob in Greenville, SC said:
That would be "Simon" - made for a great college drinking game...hear the buzz, take a chug!
Simon, wasted many hours that could have gone into productive activities like naps
I seem to recall it's name was "SIMON"
Logical Lois Of Oregon answered:
The "Simon Says Electronic Operant Conditioning And Ultimate Thought Control Machine" game was launched in 1978 and became a number one Christmas Boutique item, second only to "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots on the "How Fast You Will Get Bored With It And Break It" scale. It's purpose was to train children to remember and instantly respond to commands without question or hesitation. It is unknown if John Hinckley Jr. or Mark David Chapman ever received one of these for Christmas, but, yeah, they probably did.
Dale of 95°F Diamond Dry Springs, Norcali responded:
Pssst…Deborah…I don't pander to the Trumps, the Koch Bros., the Kardashians, et al. They can Kiss Ass!
I don't remember, my husband doesn't remember, and the name "Trouble" is all I can think of. IIRC it was a memory game; you had to hit the colors in the order that they lit up.
Or I could be completely wrong.
Hot, hotter, hottest. It's so hot my will to live, er, ride my bike is sapped.
An hour later:
I couldn't stand not knowing, so I looked it up
Simon! I played it with nieces and nephews a few times.
Now I can relax. That was gonna haunt me the rest of the day.
DJ Useo said:
I remember how much everyone but me loved that "SIMON" game.
I liked playing Euchre with playing cards, instead.
I lived in Michigan, & you needed something to do while enduring cabin fever
during the deep snow season.
Better late than never, Marty - that electronic game is called Simon.
Simon ~ An addictive & fun memory electronic memory game released by Milton Bradley. An enhancement of the famous "Simon Says".
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS fills the night with LIVE'NFL Preseason Football', then pads the left coast with local crap.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Stephen Colbert's hour with reruns of 'Madam Secretary'.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 7/14/15) are Jim Gaffigan, Shiri Appleby, and Best Coast.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 9/15/14) is Barbra Streisand.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 8/6/15) are Ice-T, Coco, Lucy Hale, Andy Daly, and Brad Wilk.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/28/15 Paul F. Tompkins, Misterwives, and Billy Corben.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do?', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 8/18/15) are Johnny Knoxville, Steph Curry, and Kelly Clarkson.
The CW offes a FRESH'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway', then a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has a RERUN'MasterChef', followed by a RERUN'Gotham'.
MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Green Mile', followed by the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 5 - Skan
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 6 - Humby
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 2 - D-Place
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 1 - Spanish Pavilion
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 10 - Midnight
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 11 - Turn Left
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 17 - The Outcast
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 18 - Cause and Effect
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 8 - Attached
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 9 - Force of Nature
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 10 - Inheritance
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 11 - Parallels
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 12 - The Pegasus
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 13 - Homeward
[8:00PM] Kingdom of Heaven
[1:30AM] Clash of the Titans (1981)
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 8 - Attached
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 9 - Force of Nature (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', then it's 'TBA'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Starsky & Hutch', and 'The Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber'.
FX has the movie 'Grown Ups 2', followed by the movie 'Here Comes The Boom', then the movie 'Here Comes The Boom', again.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', and another 'Ancient Aliens'.
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[6:15AM] THE THREE STOOGES-WE WANT OUR MUMMY
[6:40AM] THE THREE STOOGES-YES, WE HAVE NO BONANZA
[7:05AM] THE THREE STOOGES-THE YOKE'S ON ME
[7:30AM] STIR OF ECHOES
[9:45AM] MYSTIC RIVER
[3:15PM] THE HILLS HAVE EYES
[8:00PM] SAW II
[10:00PM] SAW III
[12:30AM] SAW IV
[2:30AM] SAW V
[4:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-DRONEZ: THE HUNT FOR EL CHINGON
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-RANDALL PARK WEARS BROWN DRESS SHOES WITH BLUE SOCKS (ALL TIMES EST)
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[7:45AM] (500) Days of Summer
[9:45AM] The Ghost Writer
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[3:00PM] Law & Order-Attorney Client
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[12:00AM] Law & Order-Virtue
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[2:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actors
[3:00AM] Absolute Power
[5:45AM] Body of Lies (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy', followed by a FRESH'Defiance', then a FRESH'Dark Matter', followed by another FRESH'Dark Matter'.
Planned Parenthood told U.S. congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organization rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries.
In an 11-page letter to Republican and Democratic congressional leaders, the reproductive healthcare group's president, Cecile Richards, detailed the findings of an analysis conducted by research firm Fusion GPS and commissioned by Planned Parenthood.
In recent weeks, the Center for Medical Progress has released eight videos showing Planned Parenthood technicians gathering fetal tissue from abortions.
Richards' letter comes as four congressional committees are conducting investigations into her organization. When Congress returns from summer recess on Sept. 8, efforts to halt federal funds for the organization could be part of budget negotiations.
The letter said there were multiple instances of what it called deliberately deceptive edits, inaccurate transcripts and missing footage.
A sign painter outlines the Pope's nose on the side of a New York City office building, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Pope Francis visits the U.S. beginning Sept. 22 with stops in Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia.
Photo by Mark Lennihan
A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, has reversed its policy on gay employees after receiving a public backlash for refusing to hire a woman because she is a lesbian, school officials said on Thursday.
The school board of the all-girls St. Mary's Academy voted unanimously late Wednesday to add sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy.
The school had come under fire after it last month withdrew plans to give Lauren Brown a job as a counselor because of her sexual orientation.
Some students at the school launched an online protest in support of Brown after the details of the withdrawal emerged this week.
A major donor to the school, Tim Boyle, chief executive officer of Columbia Sportswear Co, had also condemned the decision and told a local newspaper there was no place in the workplace for discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Poland appealed to World War Two buffs and rail enthusiasts on Thursday to stop searching for a Nazi German train believed to have lain undiscovered for 70 years in the southwest of the country and rumored to carry valuable treasures.
Authorities say they believe they have located the train in the county of Walbrzych, tipped off by a German and a Pole who said through lawyers last week that they had found it and expected 10 percent of the value of the findings as a reward.
The culture ministry said "foragers" had since become active in the area and urged them to stop, saying they risked harming themselves.
"I'm certain the train exists, but it might contain dangerous materials from World War Two," said Piotr Zuchowski, the head of national heritage at the ministry.
Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, sit on a chariot as they take part in a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar, India, August 27, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities.
Photo by Danish Siddiqui
The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't fully account for the fast breakup of ice sheets and glaciers, NASA scientists said today (Aug. 26) at a press briefing.
What's more, sea level rise is already occurring. The open question, NASA scientists say, is just how quickly the seas will rise in the future.
The current warming of the seas and the associated expansion of their waters account for about one-third of sea level rise around the world.
The remaining two-thirds of sea level rise is occurring as a result of melting from ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica and mountain glaciers, Nerem said.
Data collected by a cadre of NASA satellites - which change position in relation to one other as water and ice on the planet realign and affect gravity's tug - reveal that the ocean's mass is increasing. This increase translates to a global sea level rise of about 1.9 millimeters (0.07 inches) per year, Nerem said.
A hooded man with a colorful outfit known as the 'Cipotegato' acknowledges the crowd after running through the streets of Tarazona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Following a tradition coming from at least the middle of the XVIII century, thousands of people gather every year at midday in Tarazona's main square waiting to throw tomatoes to the Cipotegato character, that represents a prisoner from the local jail that was given the chance to escape to freedom after crossing through a crowded village.
Photo by Alvaro Barrientos
Bruce Davis, an associate of 1960s mass murderer Charles Manson, was granted parole on Thursday for the fourth time, although previous such decisions have all been reversed.
Davis, 72, was issued a grant of parole for his life sentence for murder and conspiracy, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Former Governor Arnold $chwarzenegger, a Republican, reversed Davis' first grant of parole in 2010, and the state's current governor, Jerry Brown, a Democrat, reversed the next two.
Corrections officials now have 120 days to review the finding by the Board of Parole Hearings that Davis is suitable for parole. If at that point, the grant of parole is finalized, Brown will have 30 days to reverse, modify, uphold or take no action on the decision.
Davis was convicted in the murders of music teacher Gary Hinman, who was stabbed to death in July 1969, and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea, who was killed the following month.
Davis did not take part in the Tate and LaBianca murders.
Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases.
Previously, samples from sick patients were sent to state and federal labs, where disease detectives ran tests to see if the infections were caused by the same bug. When enough matches emerged, typically a dozen or so, epidemiologists interviewed sick people, looking for a common food that was causing the outbreak.
Now, the FDA is building a network of state and federal labs equipped to map out the exact DNA sequence of strains of Listeria, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens found in sick patients. These sequences are then uploaded to a public database housed at the National Institutes of Health. The technology can not only differentiate a pathogen from multiple related species, but can also show slight mutations within the same strain.
At the same time, the FDA has begun sequencing pathogens found during routine plant inspections and adding those to the database. One benefit of that, they say, is being able to quickly connect patients within an outbreak. Another is the potential to identify the source of an outbreak after just a few patients fall ill, shortening the time it takes to get tainted food off store shelves.
To increase the odds of a match, the FDA wants manufacturers to contribute samples of pathogens found during their own plant inspections. Some contamination is common in food plants. When it is found in the manufacturing facility, but not in food products, companies generally are required only to clean it up without recalling products.
A piano once used by ABBA is displayed at Sotheby's auction house in London, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London. Sotheby's is offering the instrument, owned by the Stockholm recording studio where the Swedish pop group often recorded.
Photo by Frank Augstein
The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.
The answer turned out to be even more useful than scientists could have hoped for.
Researchers in Germany said Thursday they have found the cause of Knut's untimely demise - and the discovery may help raise awareness of a condition that affects humans, possibly saving lives.
The four-year-old bear died in March 2011 after suffering an apparent seizure and collapsing into his enclosure's pool in front of hundreds of visitors at the Berlin Zoo. His short life came as a surprise - polar bears can live for up to 20 years in the wild and sometimes longer in captivity.
Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia's and Greece's requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but accused them of ignoring science.
Under a law signed in March individual countries can seek exclusion from any approval request for GM cultivation across the EU. While the European Commission is responsible for approvals, requests to be excluded also have to be submitted to the company making the application.
GM crops are widely-grown in the Americas and Asia, but Monsanto's pest-resistant MON810 is the only variety grown in Europe, where opposition is fierce.
France and Germany have said they are opposed to GM cultivation, and while Britain is in favor, the Scottish government is against.
The EU law has riled the GM industry and the United States, which wants Europe to open its doors fully to U.S. GM crops as part of a planned EU-U.S. free trade deal.
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