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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:48 pm 
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I heard the narrator mention "After meeting the Grand Wazoo on Wazoo island on and episode called "Relicanth Really, Really can" Might be a coincedince...but interesting nonetheless.


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Ha cool!

I own a CD-I called Cartoon Carnival by Hanna Barbera, featuring Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Flintstones, Jetsons, Scoobydoo and TopCat. There's a pop quiz on it. One of the questions asks for the name of the leader of the clan Fred Flintstone joined. One of the answer options is Grand Wazoo...

and I pick it every time. I still don't know the answer.

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Water Buffalos, he became the Grand Poobah.

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Ha cool!

I own a CD-I called Cartoon Carnival by Hanna Barbera, featuring Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Flintstones, Jetsons, Scoobydoo and TopCat. There's a pop quiz on it. One of the questions asks for the name of the leader of the clan Fred Flintstone joined. One of the answer options is Grand Wazoo...

and I pick it every time. I still don't know the answer.


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GuitarplayainMD wrote:
Water Buffalos, he became the Grand Poobah.



Oh yeah! Was that the episode where they wear those silly blue hats?

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BBP wrote:
GuitarplayainMD wrote:
Water Buffalos, he became the Grand Poobah.



Oh yeah! Was that the episode where they wear those silly blue hats?

Yea, that's the one.


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I'll see if I can get a CD-I screenshot... supposing there's not many CD-I owners out here...


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Lookee! I made a screenshot! Had to use my camera though, so it looks odd.

How long did that take me? A year and a half? Whoo!
There's a choice we have to make: either play with the CD-I, or plug in the DVD-player. As CD-I is limited in entertainment possibilities (CD-Is have very limited space, and it's a 1x-speed, and the controls suck), we didn't use the Philips disaster all this time.

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BBP wrote:
Ha cool!

I own a CD-I called Cartoon Carnival by Hanna Barbera, featuring Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Flintstones, Jetsons, Scoobydoo and TopCat. There's a pop quiz on it. One of the questions asks for the name of the leader of the clan Fred Flintstone joined. One of the answer options is Grand Wazoo...

and I pick it every time. I still don't know the answer.


You've just opened up a massive ammount of memories for me.
If it wasn't for cartoon carnival, I never would have started playing computer games at all. Now I spend hours on end on my xbox :D


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You have a CD-I?

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You have a CD-I?

Naw, this was several years ago.
I'm not even sure what a CD-I is, is that just a tech word for computer? I had cartoon carnival on PC....

The scooby doo mazes were my fav :wink:


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YES! Those mazes were cool!

Once upon a time, in 1991, the Eindhoven-based company Philips released a Multi-media system that used CD-like disks and that could hold interesting programmes. CD-I never got really popular: it was initially used as a multimedia-machine with little games and much education-software and other barely interesting things. As a CD-player it didn't function for the same reason why audio-DVD doesn't work: controls don't fit the medium. As VCD-player it was OK, but that never really got off the ground.
CD-I's problem was that it could hold very little information on a disk, and that any attempt at making an interesting file thumped at that. It would always look too ugly.

When in 1995 the Nintendos and Sega Game Gears flooded the market, CD-I switched to games as well, coding and publishing legendary games like Zelda, Mario Bros and 7th Guest. Unfortunately the gaming aspect was too undeveloped. It had no memory of its own and required constant power-on in order to preserve games. Controls are slow and the only controllers are very painful in use. Loading speed (single-speed disk drive) is beyond slow and gets very exasperating when playing. Often, messages of "dirty disk" pops up, and you'll have to exit the game, so saving often is a must. But CD-I has not the memory to use many savegames, nor the facility of controlling.

And then there's the little disk-space issue. Many games have to be compressed or re-use vids over and over, just to save space.

CD-I finally gave up in 1998. But it has a cult following.

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