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Got a Goodwill couch a few years ago and I just now pulled the bottom cover off and found this.

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14.3k points · 5 months ago

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

4.8k points · 5 months ago

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

It truly never gets old.

Every time I see this I read through the whole thing

It never truly gets old.

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

It sometimes gets older

Wait... you know how to stop time?

9/10 stair accidents happen on the stairs mate

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It gets old less than 50% of the time.

I’m so sexually frustrated right now.

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OH SHIIIIIIIIT

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

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473 points · 5 months ago

OHHHHHHH SSHHHHIIIITTT!!!

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The Stella Artois kills me every time

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That's one way to stash drug money

110 points · 5 months ago

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.

43 points · 5 months ago

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

10 points · 5 months ago

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.

I love the windows background with minesweeper casually thrown up.

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: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.

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

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

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80 points · 5 months ago

Kay that's enough internet for today

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

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47 points · 5 months ago

fuck you for that link

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...

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

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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.

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I thought it was real until the beer

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

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

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Original Poster363 points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

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

Was there a game in the game boy advance?

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isn't

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she

snorting

Goodbye

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Who is couch

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You know what Rick James thinks of your mofuggin couch?

Fuck yo couch

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But then... who is couch??!

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

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

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

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

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

21 points · 5 months ago

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

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

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.

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

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OF COURSE

27 points · 5 months ago

OHHHH SHIIIIIIT

I hate it when that happens.

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1.8k points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

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 💯

That back light was a game changer at the time.

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

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...

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

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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

129 points · 5 months ago

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

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

19 points · 5 months ago

It seems like it.

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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.

25 points · 5 months ago

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

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... 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??

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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.

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100 points · 5 months ago

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

36 points · 5 months ago

Did not know front lit was a thing

12 points · 5 months ago

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.

9 points · 5 months ago

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!

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Cousins named Michael are notorious assholes.

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

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

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:'(

You know what you did...

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87 points · 5 months ago

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.

Fuck cousins ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Roll Tide

Bake him away toys

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Was his name Michael?

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As an ex-junkie (8 years on the IV train) I am ashamed of people like your niece.. How lazy can she be.. I was pimping out crack head bitches and directing department store theft rings on top of having a fulltime job for 6+ of those years.. that lazy bitch

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

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 :)

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!

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10 points · 5 months ago

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

What a great Mother you have!

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832 points · 5 months ago

Surprised it doesn't still have 48% charge.

Original Poster633 points · 5 months ago

It blinked on for exactly 0.45 seconds

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86 points · 5 months ago

GBSPs are magic wizard units that harvest ambient static electricty and the gravitational hammer of the moon upon the earth to recharge

I feel like my psp did the same thing

Nope, it's not a Nintendo. It couldn't have.

Really? my grandma always said it was a Nintendo

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You're murdering the battery (if it isn't trash anyway) by drawing the last of the voltage out of it, bursts at a time. Recharageables do worse quicker if you discharge them all the way, as far as how many charging cycles they'll take before even greater degradation of the cells.

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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.

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

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39 points · 5 months ago

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.

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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.

Is this the new hell in a cell?

Seems to be.

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

28 points · 5 months ago

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

378 points · 5 months agoGilded1 · edited 5 months ago

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

Edit: Thanks for the Au!

314 points · 5 months agoGilded1 · edited 5 months ago

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

Edit: Thanks for the gold!

282 points · 5 months agoGilded1

God help us all

163 points · 5 months agoGilded1

There is no god here. Only shittymorph.

63 points · 5 months agoGilded1 · edited 5 months ago

Shittymorph is god

Edit: why the fuck did you give me gold ty

37 points · 5 months agoGilded1 · edited 5 months ago

God is Shittymorph

Edit: Thank you for noticing me sempai.

61 points · 5 months agoGilded1 · edited 5 months ago

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

Or a lot of gold lying around.

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God can't help us now.

Only mankind can

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There is no God. Only u/mittyshorf*

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

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I'm ok with this

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140 points · 5 months ago

Oh god dammit

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

...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...

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14 points · 5 months ago

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

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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)

I, for one, welcome our new u/shittymorph

I see a great future in this novelty account.

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Name checks out

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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.

Original Poster312 points · 5 months ago

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

92 points · 5 months ago

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

62 points · 5 months ago

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

15 points · 5 months ago

oh this got me good.

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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.

27 points · 5 months ago

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

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

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

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

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404 points · 5 months ago

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

Original Poster258 points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

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

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!

no gameboy

11 points · 5 months ago

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

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

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.

Original Poster98 points · 5 months ago

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

20 points · 5 months ago

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.

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FUCK BED BUGS

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.”

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22 points · 5 months ago

FUCK SALT

OH BOB SAGET

THESE FISH STICKS ARE HARD AS TITS

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

FUCK YOU

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I HATE DUST

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

Original Poster126 points · 5 months ago

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.

103 points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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58 points · 5 months ago

Was there a game cartridge in it?

Original Poster108 points · 5 months ago

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

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

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

That's sweet! Hope it works, dude.

Original Poster75 points · 5 months ago

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

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

And Fusion if she's up for a challenge

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.

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Yellow, Crystal, Emerald.

Original Poster11 points · 5 months ago

Emerald. That’s the one she mentioned.

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Did the couch come with a charger?

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ugh, here we go again.

30 points · 5 months ago

"Picture of gameboy"

Somebody is sincerely missing this right now.

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

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Better have came with Pokémon emerald.

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

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.

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37 points · 5 months ago

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

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

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15 points · 5 months ago

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.

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114 points · 5 months ago

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.

59 points · 5 months ago

Especially because of the wife...

26 points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

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

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

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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.

The real question... what game was inside?

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This is seriously the worst sub.

This sub circle jerks better than r/gamingcirclejerk

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