Dec 19th, 2007 // 15 Comments

SamanthaFoxStripPoker.gifI won’t detail the series of events that lead to discovering this… interesting factoid, but did you know that there was once a strip poker video game featuring ’80s pop vixen Samantha Fox? Who knew the British were only second to the Japanese when it came to porn-y 8-bit musical entertainment? [Your Sinclair]


  1. beta.rogan

    Man what a blast from the past. A friend of mine had this on Commodore 64. We never got very far since we were about 8, and didn’t really have the poker skills needed to “win” the game. In the end we usually quit and popped in Airborne Ranger, the Winter Games, or sometimes the California Games. (I was mad rad on the BMX course)

  2. Nicolars

    I had no idea! If anyone still needs to buy Chuck Eddy an xmas present, well…

  3. Ned Raggett

    No more fun and poker games of the mind.

  4. Maura Johnston

    I am listening to Samantha Fox’s greatest hits right now in honor of this discovery.

  5. Maura Johnston

    And I never realized how much ‘I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)’ was “inspired by” Laura Branigan’s ‘Self-Control’!

  6. Chris Molanphy

    @maura: Ah, “Self-Control”…now there’s an underrated ’80s pop tour de force. Still love that, possibly even more than “Gloria.”

  7. Bob Loblaw

    Another interesting factoid? Norman Mailer invented the word
    “factoid” to describe “facts which have no existence before appearing
    in a magazine or newspaper,” and not, as it’s become accepted to mean,
    “odd, bite-sized facts.”

    /etymology nerd

  8. Maura Johnston

    @Bob Loblaw: ! I did not know that.

  9. The Illiterate

    @Bob Loblaw: Very cool. Sort of like “truthiness”, only with a higher literary pedigree.

  10. Mick Kraut

    @Bob Loblaw:

    And then he punched his new creation right in the mouth!

  11. Bob Loblaw

    @Mick Kraut: That’s hilarious. I really want to become cartoonishly surly someday.

  12. Jess Harvell

    idolator is full of learning today!

  13. worldsfair

    p0st n00dz

  14. bcapirigi

    i had no idea self control was laura branigan until right now. i always thought she only did gloria and the fucking power of love that my mother and all of my aunts played in the car for all of 1987.

  15. Mick Kraut

    @Bob Loblaw:
    I’m already halfway there…which half however is subject to debate.

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