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[–]Gabesnake2 14.2k points14.2k points  (286 children)

Did you check the battery compartment for wads of cash and n64s?

[–]OmarGuard 11.4k points11.4k points  (206 children)

[–]Pee_body 4809 points4810 points  (88 children)

Every time I see this I always still read through the whole thing.

[–]keostyriaru 1774 points1775 points  (59 children)

It truly never gets old.

[–]WildBird57 708 points709 points  (57 children)

Every time I see this I read through the whole thing

[–]CaldoLanrissian 569 points570 points  (49 children)

It never truly gets old.

[–]commit_bat 392 points393 points  (41 children)

60% of the times I see this post I always read through the whole thing

[–]porygonzguy 415 points416 points  (21 children)

It sometimes gets older

[–]HighPriestofShiloh 61 points62 points  (6 children)

Wait... you know how to stop time?

[–]Double_X_Helix 28 points29 points  (3 children)

9/10 stair accidents happen on the stairs mate

[–]WiglyWorm 69 points70 points  (11 children)

It gets old less than 50% of the time.

[–]Lev_Astov 26 points27 points  (5 children)

This came about because of a glut of similar "look what I found in a console I got for cheap" posts, right?

[–]mjchapmn 471 points472 points  (5 children)

OHHHHHHH SSHHHHIIIITTT!!!

[–]Eyebleedorange 48 points49 points  (1 child)

The Stella Artois kills me every time

[–]Shippoyasha 209 points210 points  (0 children)

That's one way to stash drug money

[–]AstroA_ 108 points109 points  (9 children)

Reminds me of those old battery hack videos where they said you could get 32 batteries out of a 6V battery, or open up an old VCR to find iPods and a Blu-Ray player.

[–]verylobsterlike 60 points61 points  (5 children)

[–]Ryswick 42 points43 points  (0 children)

"It's called electrical tape because it conducts electricity."

[–]Kered13 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This video is so great because it's so believable. It doesn't claim anything magical or that violates fundamental physics, it just says that you can recharge batteries with other batteries. The part about battery ratios even makes perfect sense.

[–]darkfoxfire 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I love the windows background with minesweeper casually thrown up.

[–]AmusingMoniker 75 points76 points  (2 children)

:D reminds me of a family garage sale when my mom sold a footstool with our Atari inside of it. The man tried to give it back but my mom said it went with the footstool.

[–]FamousOhioAppleHorn 83 points84 points  (1 child)

I bet the next woman your dad married was a bit nicer.

[–]FoxRaptix 43 points44 points  (1 child)

im skeptical that case of beer could actually fit inside. Something smells off about this post

[–]Beat9 81 points82 points  (34 children)

[–]Jesse1913 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Kay that's enough internet for today

[–]Baidizzle 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Yup, time to curl up in the fetal position in the corner of the bedroom room

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (7 children)

fuck you for that link

[–]GirlWithThePandaHat 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Fuck that link and my curiosity. I had to google it to be able to fucking read it... I learned some things. Things I wish I hadn’t...

[–]Negatively_Positive 13 points14 points  (0 children)

OP's tiny reply at the end nailed it for me. Man, that really sucked.

[–]mmarkklar 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I seem to remember this being posted as a response to someone finding money in a video game system they bought at a yard sale but I can't remember the specifics.

[–]904_supra 28 points29 points  (5 children)

I thought it was real until the beer

[–]Oxideist 35 points36 points  (4 children)

You mean the keys to a brand new car didn't tip you off?

[–]Project-MKULTRA 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Or the fact that key doesn’t fit in that spot at all.

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 365 points366 points  (56 children)

There was also an old wallet in couch but sadly it was empty minus a driver license test receipt.

[–]TheMiniLiar 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Was there a game in the game boy advance?

[–]QuantumVexation 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Came into the comments to ensure someone had included this obligatory reference. Carry on.

[–]toolsofpwnage 4949 points4950 points  (32 children)

I call bullshit. OP clearly got the gameboy and when he opened it up there was a couch inside

[–]Lightningsyxx 1442 points1443 points  (20 children)

Bullshit. Clearly the couch got a gameboy and when it opened it up, OP was inside.

[–]BastardOfTheNorth89 362 points363 points  (15 children)

No dude, the Gameboy got an OP, and when he opened it up a couch was inside.

[–]namelesshero102 152 points153 points  (5 children)

So, OP had a couch stuffed up his ass? Seems like the most likely thing to happen.

[–]TareXmd 20 points21 points  (3 children)

The couch can't fit inside his ass, unless he's a giant asshole. Hey OP, are you a giant asshole?

[–]rukk1339 51 points52 points  (5 children)

You got it all wrong, couch. Dude got an OP and when he opened it up, a Gameboy was inside.

[–]FollowingtheMap 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Nah, the Gameboy got a Gameboy and when he opened it up, a couch was inside. The OP was inside the couch with another Gameboy in his pocket.

[–]Kidus333 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Nope the gameboy is OP and when OP opened his couch he found another gameboy with another OP inside.

[–]XP_Bar 26 points27 points  (0 children)

OHHHH SHIIIIIIT

[–]Striker1944 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I hate it when that happens.

[–]TexasSilverback 1794 points1795 points  (137 children)

I remember getting my SP. My older cousin came over the day it was released and was showing off relentlessly, something he did anytime he got something new. I still had my Advance, which I got through a loophole, and was more than satisfied. I mean I agreed it was nice and all, but dude just wouldn't shut up about it.

I came into the kitchen and my mom asked me "is Michael annoying you?" and I'm like "not really, he got the new game boy and he's just showing off". She asked if I needed it because she didn't know if they were making new cartridges for it like the transition from GBC to GBA. And told her "no. The only real cool thing is it doesn't need batteries because you just charge it". She was like "really? No batteries??"

She ended up leaving and coming home a few hours later with an SP for me and my younger sister. Total surprise. She said "now you both have NO reason to take the batteries out of the remotes!" mannn what a great day. Michael was so pissed cause he wasn't special anymore. I still have that SP laying around.

TLDR: Got an SP the day of release because of my annoying cousin. Eat a dick Michael.

Edit: my most upvoted comment is basically telling my cousin to eat a dick. Outstanding 💯

[–]Rijonkulous 681 points682 points  (56 children)

That back light was a game changer at the time.

[–]Carrtoondragon 255 points256 points  (27 children)

This! I remember huddling in the back seat using that bendy light attachment. Having the back light was a godsend.

[–]Jestjester 230 points231 points  (9 children)

And before that huddling close to the window so you could play every time a street lamp lit up the screen. Those were the days...

[–]DrBruh 66 points67 points  (8 children)

[–]Jestjester 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Why have I not seen this before?! Slammed me right in the face with a nostalgia wave.

[–]weirdalec222 70 points71 points  (13 children)

no more getting yelled at on the freeway by my dad for turning the car light on so I could see. I was forced to make quick moves every time we passed a street light

[–]tyjet 127 points128 points  (12 children)

"Turn the light out. It's against the law to have it on while driving!"

[–]sneakiestOstrich 77 points78 points  (2 children)

Wait, did everyone's parents say That? I was just ribbing my parents for this on Christmas

[–]UltraSpecial 65 points66 points  (6 children)

I'm almost fucking 27 and I just looked this up. All these years man. Not illegal, but it does create a more clear reflection of the interior on the windshield which makes it unsafe.

[–]tyjet 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I'm 29 and I just learned that it wasn't illegal about a month ago.

[–]PunchingChickens 12 points13 points  (0 children)

... It's not illegal? I'm almost 30 dude wtf. How have I gone so long just blindly believing something my dad said like 20 years ago??

[–]zerosuitsalmon 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I made the jump from GBC to SP and that night I stayed up all night playing Pokémon Gold just cuz I could. It was also the first time I ever stayed up all night.

[–]ms2guy 101 points102 points  (23 children)

Fun fact: Most Game Boy SPs are actually front-lit, not back-lit. The one in OP’s pic is the later hardware revision that is, in fact, back-lit though.

Model # AGS 001 is front-lit. AGS 101 is back-lit.

example

[–]jltime 33 points34 points  (5 children)

Did not know front lit was a thing

[–]Velp__ 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Front lit still lets you play it in full sun light, well back lit would make the screen look very dark if not black in sun let. Back lit has far better colours.

[–]jltime 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I wish you could alternate between the two. It’s annoying not being able to play 3DS in sunlight. That way don’t have to be confined indoors when I want to play!

[–]thecheat420 119 points120 points  (14 children)

Cousins named Michael are notorious assholes.

[–]flubberFuck 70 points71 points  (8 children)

Yea i have this cousin Michael Myers. He is ALWAYS going around town murdering people. I never visit anymore because of it.

[–]StachedSheepLion 26 points27 points  (6 children)

You'll just have to start murdering people! Then he won't feel special anymore.

[–]Michelanvalo 15 points16 points  (1 child)

:'(

[–]thecheat420 18 points19 points  (0 children)

You know what you did...

[–]zek_0 85 points86 points  (18 children)

I got my first job a few weeks before the SP came out. I spent my first paycheck from my first job on one the day it came out. I was so excited to be able to play gameboy games without being right under a lamp. Then my cousin stole it and sold it for drug money.

Fuck cousins.

[–]DarkLink457 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Was his name Michael?

[–]sephypants 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This story makes me happy. Thanks for telling it! :)

[–]CottonCandyLollipops 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Daaamn, nice! What was the loop hole? Also what color SP? Fuck your cousin lol, I hope you got to rub it in their face :)

[–]TexasSilverback 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I got the blue SP! The loophole was pretty sweet. My mom had bought my GBC at Best Buy and was under warranty. The B button had stopped working and when we went in for the replacement, they said they had stopped selling the GBC but had the GBA. So I got the GBA through the warranty!

[–]XiTauri 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They were also great because the screen brightness was a lot higher. You didn't need those plugin flashlights like the Advance needed.

[–]jackofwits 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What a great Mother you have!

[–]SyxxFtH8 835 points836 points  (59 children)

Surprised it doesn't still have 48% charge.

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 627 points628 points  (32 children)

It blinked on for exactly 0.45 seconds

[–]CactusCustard 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Man you can buy chargers on amazon for like literally 1 dollar. I did that when I found my old ass DS. Its worth! Some good shit on there man.

[–]rosebuds-his-sled 88 points89 points  (19 children)

Nintendo should be responsible and slow the CPU as it ages to allow for battery wear

[–]Sansia 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same thing. I found my SP in the bottom of a drawer where it sat for at least four years and flicked it on as a lark. I managed to get a full round of Mario Golf in before the battery died.

[–]suddenly_ninja 1950 points1951 points  (76 children)

It's good to check underneath things you buy that people previously owned. Once, when I was in college, I picked up an old couch that was out on the street. I checked it over, and sprayed if with anti-flea spray just to be sure. But sure enough, I was sitting on the couch watching TV later that week, and felt a sharp sudden pain in my leg. I looked down and saw a shinobi from a rival clan had stabbed through my leg with his ninjatō. I would recommend that you wrap the couch for a couple of days, but since you owned it for a few years you are probably okay.

[–]TeamRedundancyTeam 504 points505 points  (47 children)

Is this the new hell in a cell?

[–]flubberFuck 82 points83 points  (2 children)

Seems to be.

[–]packersSB53champs 78 points79 points  (1 child)

How long has it been a thing? My first time seeing it lmao

[–]Odale 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That ending surprised me too. First time seeing it as well

[–]durx1 371 points372 points  (38 children)

Shhh. Don’t say it’s name. He can hear us.

Edit: Thanks for the Au!

[–]The_Grubby_One 312 points313 points  (36 children)

Don't say who's name? u/shittymorph's?

Edit: Thanks for the gold!

[–]durx1 280 points281 points  (33 children)

God help us all

[–]storebought_burgers 156 points157 points  (26 children)

There is no god here. Only shittymorph.

[–]Hydrauxine 56 points57 points  (19 children)

Shittymorph is god

Edit: why the fuck did you give me gold ty

[–]M4DM1ND 40 points41 points  (18 children)

God is Shittymorph

Edit: Thank you for noticing me sempai.

[–]WilliamBott 56 points57 points  (15 children)

Why the fuck are all these low-effort comments getting gilded? LOL.

I think maybe /u/shittymorph has way too much money laying around or something.

edit: are you fucking serious

[–]Chameleon720 57 points58 points  (4 children)

God can't help us now.

[–]ThumpLump 16 points17 points  (0 children)

There is no God. Only u/mittyshorf*

*Name completely unrelated name used to protect privacy if supreme the new supreme deity.

[–]FiveFingeredKing 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I'm ok with this

[–]HighImSteve 70 points71 points  (13 children)

What if /u/shittymorph and this /u/suddenly_ninja guy are just /u/rogersimon10 on alt accounts

[–]molotok_c_518 48 points49 points  (1 child)

...and one day, Mankind throws the Undertaker into a ninja, who beats them both vigorously with jumper cables!!!

Then /u/Poem_for_my_Sprog and /u/RefrigeratorHaikuGuy collaborate on a sonnet about the whole thing!!!

...It's almost too perfect...

[–]Saelyre 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Somehow I miss the jumper cables more than the Undertaker...

[–]sxewolfey 139 points140 points  (0 children)

Oh god dammit

[–]StrandedInAFactory 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Yeeeeees! Didn't even see it coming, and I'm all for it.

I fell for shittymorph so many times. I'm excited for you, please be awesome and do not let haters or downvoters stop you. (If that ever happens)

[–]a-soul-in-tension 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I, for one, welcome our new u/shittymorph

[–]Bob_the_Monitor 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I see a great future in this novelty account.

[–]Nico_LaBras 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Name checks out

[–]OverlandBaggles 445 points446 points  (55 children)

So there's definitely a story of a kid losing this thing. I lost both a DS and a GBA SP when I was younger. I just wish I could know what ended up happening to them and if people enjoyed them.

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 309 points310 points  (38 children)

First thing I though. Some poor kid lost their game boy.

[–]Rhaedas 91 points92 points  (7 children)

"Mom! Where'd the couch go!?!"

[–]ukiyoe 62 points63 points  (5 children)

"Oh honey, you know we don't sit anymore?"

[–]OverlandBaggles 124 points125 points  (12 children)

I feel like losing something valuable is part of growing up. I wish I had better utilized the knowledge gained, and didn't lose things now.

[–]fish312 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Well by now he's probably not a kid anymore.

[–]LordPadre 12 points13 points  (1 child)

you dunno that. I bought a gamebody sp that looks exactly like this one, same color, mint condition, for $30 from a gamestop last year.

this could easily be second-market as well

[–]Dupragon 50 points51 points  (7 children)

I lost my Gameboy advance on a flight to Africa, all I could imagine is some kid dissapointed he didn't find food

[–]Pavotine 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Boiled Gameboy is surprisingly tasty. Roasted comes in a close second. Very high calorific value too so don't worry.

[–]KnockingNeo 246 points247 points  (32 children)

Damn, come on, you gotta clean out a second hand couch when you get it... shit son

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 125 points126 points  (11 children)

I didn’t remember hearing any noises and the cushions are removable. As far as I knew it there was nothing there. Only found it because the tv remote has been missing and I heard it rattle in the couch when I flipped it over to fix a foot that had a loose bolt.

[–]6ghz 99 points100 points  (10 children)

You're lucky, Bed bugs are Satan's asshole.

[–]gcruzatto 70 points71 points  (8 children)

LPT: never buy used couches or mattresses. It's not worth the risk of losing all your other furniture

[–]OrangeEarPlugz 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Learned the hard way. Luckily we didn't have much furniture but I will never a buy any piece of furniture with cloth or wood on it second hand again. Unless it's a bookshelf and I'll be checking that thing very carefully before I purchase. Bed bugs are a bitch. They bring with them anxiety and even depression if not taken care of. They can ruin people's lives. I know I sound dramatic but go read up on some bed bug horror stories. Some people never get rid of them completely.

[–]Pavotine 35 points36 points  (2 children)

They are fine if you set fire to them for a bit before bringing it into the house. A stick of Dynamite works nearly as well if you have one handy.

[–]tanomous 401 points402 points  (40 children)

Free GBA:SP and Bed bugs? Not a bad deal

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 253 points254 points  (23 children)

These couches looked brand new in good will and not a single bug! Got it and a love seat for $80. Lazy boy brand. It was actually the find of a lifetime. Everything else I’ve seen there looked like crap

[–]BeardGoneBad 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Got a couch and a loveseat at a goodwill for $45 total and have used both for almost 2 years now. No holes, no bugs, no ripped fabric. I was incredibly impressed!

[–]malexj93 61 points62 points  (3 children)

no gameboy

[–]Lor- 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Maybe there is one and he just hasn’t checked yet.

[–]mr_____awesomeqwerty 55 points56 points  (0 children)

friend got a awesome $20 love seat. all the others were like $60-80 in worse condition.

[–]Superpickle18 75 points76 points  (5 children)

Thing about bed bugs. They are Ninjas. impossible to find. But once they amass their army, they stop giving a fuck about the Ninja protocols and swarm by force. OP, your ded. very ded. You will be missed.

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 97 points98 points  (2 children)

If they’ve been building their forces for 4 years without being seen then I’m sorry to the say the whole world is fucked

[–]Aquifel 19 points20 points  (0 children)

There are studies out there that estimate about 5 months as to how long bedbugs can lay dormant.

There are also studies out there that estimate nearly 2 years.

Your couch might be the one that ups it to 4.

[–]RandyIsMartian 48 points49 points  (12 children)

FUCK BED BUGS

[–]TheRarebitFiend 46 points47 points  (1 child)

It’s not fun for anyone. Male bedbugs don’t look for a vagina when they mate, or ask permission, they just use their needle like penis to stab a hole directly into the female’s abdomen. In bed bug “no” means “please fuck me in a diy hole.”

[–]NotKay 21 points22 points  (6 children)

FUCK SALT

[–]angrydeuce 11 points12 points  (0 children)

OH BOB SAGET

[–]ElvisStarburst 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I HATE DUST

[–]VoltageSpike 6 points7 points  (2 children)

THESE FISH STICKS ARE HARD AS TITS

[–]Cannibal_MoshpitV2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Who's tits have you been been grabbing? That's what I want to kn-

FUCK YOU

[–]PhuckYoFeelings 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I know you're joking, but you would really be surprised with the condition of some of the stuff people find there. It really blows my mind sometimes.

[–]t0n3w0k3 88 points89 points  (0 children)

If you dig deeper, you might find the missing child it belonged to.

[–]RealCaptJABRONIE 72 points73 points  (0 children)

You may also want to just.... clean the couch really.... really well now

[–]ABigBlackSock 57 points58 points  (15 children)

Was there a game cartridge in it?

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 107 points108 points  (14 children)

No. But madden 07 was also in the couch I found a few mins later.

[–]mrfuzzyasshole 24 points25 points  (7 children)

I don’t think you have a couch; enjoy your gameboy advance sp

[–]DrNerfarious 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The gba sp really revolutionised playing Pokemon until 2am on school nights.

[–]edgyteencringe67 33 points34 points  (41 children)

That's sweet! Hope it works, dude.

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 76 points77 points  (40 children)

My daughter more than anyone. She’s been bugging me wanting one because she wants to play a legit older Pokémon game. I can’t remember which one specifically.

She seems to have already confiscated the GBA

[–]EI_Doctoro 48 points49 points  (17 children)

Sounds like you did a good job raising her. Emerald is the greatest. I also recommend Metroid: Zero Mission.

[–]ArkhamKnight1954 17 points18 points  (5 children)

And Fusion if she's up for a challenge

[–]EI_Doctoro 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure I was stuck in chozodia for longer than I was stuck on Yakuza. Maybe I'm the weird one though, I never found the nightmare to be one of the harder bosses.

[–]loganparker420 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Yellow, Crystal, Emerald.

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Emerald. That’s the one she mentioned.

[–]contecorsair 7 points8 points  (9 children)

Did the couch come with a charger?

[–]boatplugs 43 points44 points  (1 child)

ugh, here we go again.

[–]alah123 29 points30 points  (0 children)

"Picture of gameboy"

[–]Temprest 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Somebody is sincerely missing this right now.

[–]PeacockSocks 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I found my red one at Grandma's...covered in cat piss

[–]EKUSASxISxGOD 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Better have came with Pokémon emerald.

[–]-SkeptiCat 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Weird! I bought a Gameboy Advance at Goodwill a few years ago and there was a couch inside!

[–]Hattless 9 points10 points  (1 child)

One day in grade school, I pulled my old SP out of a couch pillow that had been missing for years. After finding it, I suddenly remembered putting it there after it was acting up from overusing a game shark. I had just assumed I would find it later and it would work again, and when my plan worked, it felt like I received a present from myself.

[–]brycnut 34 points35 points  (7 children)

I got a couch off the side of the road for my college apartment and ncaa basketball 2007 fell out of the bottom when we opened the recliner

[–]HT2TranMustReenlist 7 points8 points  (3 children)

You didn't clean it right after bringing it home?

[–]developer403 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I bet you the battery is still charged. Meanwhile my 2016 iPhone drops from 100% to 20% if I so much as look at a game app icon.

[–][deleted] 114 points115 points  (33 children)

I was so fucking excited to get this on my thirteenth birthday. Nowadays kids get that excited when they find out their gf isn't pregnant.

[–]evil95 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Especially because of the wife...

[–]Zachasaurs 25 points26 points  (16 children)

im 20 and i was hyped to get a 3ds and pokemon for christmas, probably the best gif sioce i got my game boy for my birthday 13 years ago

[–]LurkerTroll 7 points8 points  (1 child)

To be fair, that's a perfectly valid reason to get excited

[–]evanset6 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I had the special edition SP that was painted like the OG NES. Of all the systems that I’ve had the last 30 or so years, I regret trading that one in the most. Pound for pound, it might be the best system ever. Some great games on that thing.

[–]Starlord182182 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The real question... what game was inside?