The Neo Geo is a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese game company SNK. The hardware featured comparatively colorful 2D graphics and high-quality sound. The MVS (Multi Video System), as the Neo Geo was known to the coin-op industry, offered arcade operators the ability to put up to 6 different arcade titles into a single cabinet, a key economic consideration for operators with limited floorspace.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the Super NES, SNES or Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia (Oceania), and South America between 1990 and 1993. In Japan and Southeast Asia, the system is called the Super Famicom (スーパーファミコン, officially adopting the abbreviated name of its predecessor, the Family Computer), or SFC for short.
The Sega Game Gear was Sega's first handheld game console. It was the third commercially available color handheld console, after the Atari Lynx and the TurboExpress. Work began on the console in 1989 under the codename "Project Mercury", following Sega's policy at the time of codenaming their systems after planets. The system was released in Japan on October 6, 1990, North America, Europe and Brazil in 1991, and Australia in 1992. The launch price was $150.
The TurboGrafx-16 (in full, the TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem), known in Japan as the PC Engine, is a video game console developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released in Japan on October 30, 1987, and in North America on August 29, 1989. The TurboGrafx-16 has an 8-bit CPU and a dual 16-bit GPU; furthermore, it is capable of displaying 482 colors at once out of 512.
Waylon Smithers, Jr. is a recurring fictional character in the animated series The Simpsons, who is voiced by Harry Shearer. Smithers first appeared in the episode "Homer's Odyssey", although he could be heard in the series premiere "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". He is the consummate executive and personal assistant of Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's owner Montgomery Burns.
Reverend Timothy Lovejoy is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Harry Shearer, and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head". Lovejoy is the minister at The First Church of Springfield — the Protestant church in Springfield which most of the show's characters regularly attend. Initially kind-hearted and ambitious, Lovejoy has become apathetic towards others because of Ned Flanders's constant personal worries.
Kent Brockman is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Harry Shearer and first appeared in the episode "Krusty Gets Busted". He is a local Springfield news anchor.
Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, better known by his stage name Sideshow Bob, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Kelsey Grammer and first appeared briefly in the episode "The Telltale Head". Bob is a self-proclaimed genius who attended Yale, a member of the Republican Party, and a champion of high culture.
Carlton Carl Carlson, MPhys, usually known simply as Carl, is a supporting character in the animated television series The Simpsons voiced by Hank Azaria. Along with Lenny, Carl is not just Homer's co-worker (sometimes identified as Homer's supervisor) at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant but also his friend. He likes to call himself "an urban Lenny. " He attended Springfield A&M University.
The Macintosh Classic was a personal computer manufactured by Apple Computer. Introduced on October 15, 1990, it was the first Apple Macintosh to sell for less than US$1,000. Production of the Classic was prompted by the success of the Macintosh Plus and the SE.
The HP-48 is a series of graphing calculators using Reverse Polish notation (RPN) and the RPL programming language, produced by Hewlett-Packard (HP) from 1990 until 2003. The series include the HP-48S, HP-48SX, HP-48G, HP-48GX, and HP-48G+, the G models being expanded and improved versions of the S models. The models with an X suffix are expandable via special RAM (memory expansion) and ROM (software application) cards. In particular, the GX models have more onboard memory than the G models.
IS-54 and IS-136 are second-generation mobile phone systems, known as Digital AMPS (D-AMPS). It was once prevalent throughout the Americas, particularly in the United States and Canada. D-AMPS is considered end-of-life, and existing networks have mostly been replaced by GSM/GPRS or CDMA2000 technologies. This system is most often referred to as TDMA.
Wingdings are a series of dingbat fonts which render letters as a variety of symbols. They were originally developed in 1990 by Microsoft by combining glyphs from Lucida Icons, Arrows, and Stars licensed from Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Certain versions of the font's copyright string include an attribution to Type Solutions, Inc. , the maker of a tool used to hint the font.
Lenford Leonardo Leonard, MPhys, usually known simply as Lenny, is a supporting character in the Fox animated series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Harry Shearer. He is the best friend of Carl Carlson and friend of Homer Simpson. He works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and possesses a master's degree in nuclear physics, but is portrayed as a simple, often naïve blue-collar working man, who is also a strong believer in the dental plan system.
Parental Advisory is a message affixed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to audio and recordings in the United States containing excessive use of profane language. Albums began to be labeled for "explicit lyrics" in 1985, after pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC). In 2000, the PMRC worked with the RIAA to standardize the label, creating the now-familiar black and white design.
Plucky Allen Duck is a cartoon character from the Warner Bros. animated television series Tiny Toon Adventures. He is also the titular character in Gary A. Lewis's Plucky Duck in the Summer Job. He is arguably the third main character on the show after Buster and Babs. Plucky is voiced by Joe Alaskey (who also voices Daffy Duck). Plucky is a young, green male duck with a tank top. He attends Acme Looniversity and lives in Acme Acres.
The NES Four Score is an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System created by Nintendo. It allows four-player gameplay on certain games that supported it. The Four Score was released in 1990. On the Four Score itself, there is an option to switch between two-player and four-player modes and turbo A and B buttons that would give any of the connected controllers a turbo boost.
The NES Satellite is a Nintendo Entertainment System accessory created by Nintendo, and was released in 1989. The Satellite allowed up to four players to play the NES anywhere in the room without the necessity of wires running from the NES all the way to the players. A small infrared receiver plugged into the two controller ports on the front of the NES. The main Satellite unit, powered by 6 C-cell batteries, must have a line of sight to the receiver.
The TurboExpress or PC Engine GT (Game Tank) in Japan was a portable version of the TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine (video game console), released by NEC in 1990 for $249.99 (the price was briefly raised to $299.99, soon dropped back to $249.99, and by 1992 it was $199.99). It was the most advanced handheld of its time and could play all the TurboGrafx-16's games (which were on a small, credit-card sized media called HuCards). It had a 66 mm (2.6 in.
Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter rail service operating in southern Connecticut, USA. A fully owned subsidiary of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), SLE provides service seven days a week along the Northeast Corridor from New London west to New Haven, with continuing service to Bridgeport and Stamford, and connecting service to New York, New York via the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line.
The Commodore 64 Games System (often abbreviated C64GS) was the cartridge-based game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer. It was released by Commodore in December 1990 as a competitor in the booming console market. It was only ever released in Europe and was a considerable commercial failure. During its short life, the C64GS came bundled with a cartridge with four games: Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun, International Soccer, Flimbo's Quest and Klax.
Marshmallow Alpha-Bits is a breakfast cereal made by Post Cereals, containing frosted alphabet-shaped corn cereal bits and marshmallows. Marshmallow Alpha-Bits was introduced in 1990. This version of the original Alpha-Bits cereal is basically the same, except it contains marshmallow vowels. The marshmallows included pink A's, yellow E's, purple I's, orange O's, Green U's, and later, blue Y's were added.
GoodNites are used as a way of managing bedwetting. Goodnites are disposable diapers which mimic underwear, manufactured by Kimberly-Clark (makers of Huggies diapers and Depend Briefs) and sold under the Huggies brand, designed for children and teenagers who experience bedwetting. Goodnites are very similar to Kimberly-Clark's Pull-Ups product, and prior to 2007, were marketed under the Pull-Ups brand name.
Samantha Margaret Priscilla "Sam" Mitchell (previously Butcher and Hunter) is a fictional character from the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. She appeared intermittently between 1990 and 2005 and returned in 2009. The third member of the Mitchell family to be introduced, Sam entered as a 15 year old school girl in July 1990, and was initially played by Danniella Westbrook. Westbrook quit in 1993, but was reintroduced from 1995–1996 and from 1999–2000.