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    Hey so I was thinking, the Commodore 64 is such a great system which left its mark on so many of us during the 80's. So there should be an official Commodore 64 Appreciation Day, shouldn't there? I mean c'mon, there's a Talk Like a Pirate Day so if pirates can have their own day, why can't the C64 have it's day as well?

    On the Commodore 64 Appreciation Day we would remember all the great games (and play them again), meet with friends and play multiplayer Commodore 64 Games, and do other stuff to show Commodore 64 Love.

    Regarding the day for this holiday, according to Wikipedia Commodore 64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the Commodore 64 was released on August 1982. Does anyone know the exact date? It only seems appropriate to have our Commodore 64 Appreciation Day on the anniversary of the Commodore 64 release.

    So... What do you think?

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    That's a great idea, Jared. The Commodore 64 was an important part of our culture and we should definetly celebrate it.

    I searched a bit but couldn't find the exact release day for the Commodore 64 (Does anyone know?) but it doesn't matter, as long as we do it in August. I checked the 2009 calendar and the 7th of August, 2009 seems like a good date. It is a Friday and it doesn't conflict with other Holidays and observances. So let's go for that day. August 7, 2009.

    Now as far as declaring it a Federal Holiday... well... uhm i'm not sure I have the authority to do that (I'm going have to review the wording in the constitution) but heck, unofficially we can do whatever we want

    But before we declare August 7th 2009 as the unofficial Commodore 64 Appreciation day, let's see if we have more support for this from the community. If we can raise 10 signatures then I will make the declaration. So far we have 2 signatures, Mine and Jared's (To whom I got to give credit for this great idea)

    So post here if you'd like August 7 2009 to be the Commodore 64 appreciation day!
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    Heck did you know that there is even a Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day - January 28, 2008 - Fastpack Packaging

    I think August 7, 2009 is a good date for this. It will be the 27th Anniversary of the Commodore 64, plus it gives us enough time to organize events and such. We can also coordinate with other online communities.
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    That bubble wrap appreciation thingy is hilarious

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    Signed, I think a Commodore 64 Day is a cool idea.

    I have my Commodore 64 gathering dust in the basement, this would be a good excuse to fish it out

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    That's a good idea, signed

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    I think we have 11 signatures now? So we can declare the Commodore 64 Appreciation Day on August 7, 2009? That was fast heh. Too bad real legislation can't be this fast

    Can't wait, I wish it was sooner. But c64fan is right, this will give us a lot of time to spread the word. Like maybe post this on Digg. It'd be cool if we started like sort of a tradition. I am planning to have a small Commodore 64 Party at my house with some friends, have some fun playing Commodore 64 games

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    hmmm so we have 11 signatures, more than enought to make the declaration.

    I guess this is an historic moment (drums roll)

    I hereby proclaim August 7, 2009 as the unofficial International Commodore 64 Appreciation Day

    So this is it, let's hope this catches on and others will celebrate the C64 as well.

    Even though we have enough signatures and this has been declared, I want people to keep signing this to show support and enthusiasm for the cause.

    I will make this thread a sticky so it stays on top. Spread the words to your friends and any other Commodore 64 fans you know
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    Hell yeah!

    Hey if 10 signatures are enough to form a guild in World of Warcraft, it certainly should be enough to declare the Commodore 64 Appreciation Day.

    Myself, I am planning on having a Commodore 64 gaming night with friends that Friday night, hook up some Commodore 64s and play multi player games. Was thinking of playing those Summer Games, Winter Games, California Games- etc, those were fun and pretty competitive

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    Quote Originally Posted by jared View Post
    Hell yeah!

    Hey if 10 signatures are enough to form a guild in World of Warcraft, it certainly should be enough to declare the Commodore 64 Appreciation Day.

    Myself, I am planning on having a Commodore 64 gaming night with friends that Friday night, hook up some Commodore 64s and play multi player games. Was thinking of playing those Summer Games, Winter Games, California Games- etc, those were fun and pretty competitive
    Oh I remember in WOW when I wanted to start a guild (for mule purposes) it took me verrrry long to gather those 10 sigs that were required. I offered 10 silver to every noob who signs my charter but no use. In the end I had to pay like 2g for every signature to get people to sign (after begging, crying and nagging in all the chat channels didn't help)

    So yeah glad the Commodore 64 Appreciation Day got its signatures fast...

    signed ^_^

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    I'm definetly in for it. Love the Commodore 64

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    Quote Originally Posted by jared View Post
    Hell yeah!

    Hey if 10 signatures are enough to form a guild in World of Warcraft, it certainly should be enough to declare the Commodore 64 Appreciation Day.

    Myself, I am planning on having a Commodore 64 gaming night with friends that Friday night, hook up some Commodore 64s and play multi player games. Was thinking of playing those Summer Games, Winter Games, California Games- etc, those were fun and pretty competitive
    Summer Games, Winter Games, California Games and World Games- all of those are real good multiplayer games for any Commodore 64 party. I remember like 8 of us being crammed in front of the Commodore 64 cheering as we got different medals

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    Quote Originally Posted by c64fan View Post
    Summer Games, Winter Games, California Games and World Games- all of those are real good multiplayer games for any Commodore 64 party. I remember like 8 of us being crammed in front of the Commodore 64 cheering as we got different medals
    I agree, these are real fun to play with a big group (or even with 2-3 people). Summer Games was my favorite.

    I still remember my hand hurting from the joystick after making all the runners go fast, but hey it was worth the pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelbarrow View Post
    I agree, these are real fun to play with a big group (or even with 2-3 people). Summer Games was my favorite.

    I still remember my hand hurting from the joystick after making all the runners go fast, but hey it was worth the pain
    Same, hand would hurt, but very fun

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    I think my favorite event in Summer Games was the platform diving - the one where you had the diver make all those rolls then land in the water straight, and get a score from the judges

 

 

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