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Opus 'n Bill Brain Saver

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opusnbillscreensaver_1_1.zip (12.47 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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This is the Intermission screen saver (featuring Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County characters) that got Delrina into a lawsuit with Berkeley Systems over its use of Flying Toasters in a parody, or rather this is the censored version that resulted from the lawsuit, and consequently sold in droves because of the publicity.

 

We have been unable to locate a copy of the uncensored version 1.0 with the winged "Death Toasters". Please let us know if you have it!

 

Another 16 modules were published as Opus 'n Bill: On the Road Again.

(v1.1)

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Architecture: 68k

Requires LC II or later, System 6.0.7 or later.

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ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2018, January 17 - 1:36am

This video starts with a short feature about this screensaver. Unfortunately, it doesn't show footage of the original flying toaster version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idIDP7A_0wc

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2013, May 13 - 2:56am

There is a Far Side Calendar which I believe is in black and white. Does that come with the screensaver, do you know?

I remember you could copy and paste tiny 72dpi Larson comics and print/send them.

Apart from the comic panel, it was a pretty plain calendar.

dylansm21's picture
by dylansm21 - 2013, May 12 - 7:32pm

Thanks for sharing this.

I heard of this lawsuit mentioned and have always been interested in seeing the original "Death Toasters" version of this module, which is the original version which featured shooting toasters (that looked like the Flying Toasters in After Dark) by two characters.

I know it still exists somewhere, has anyone ever even seen it? Much less have it? I've never actually even seen it personally, but I'd love to have it!

Thanks guys.

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by MCP - 2012, March 21 - 11:10am

I'm hoping someone else will upload a screenshot or three; I'm really pressed for time today. I also have a Far Side screensaver from Delrina that I will upload when I get a minute...