It was farily common, at least among people I knew, for the power supplies to overheat. I believe it was the early units. It would just shut down and we'd stick them in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes so we could get another 45 minutes or so out of them.
You apparently never had to put your C64 power supply in the refrigerator.
Pay to the order of Mrs. Wilbur Stark, one dollar and nine cents!
I was *really* hoping Prof. Brian Cox would do this one day. His passion is inspiring. Neil deGrasse Tyson comes off as a bit arrogant to me, but I guess it could be worse. Thank God it isn't Michelle Thaller. I'm sure she's a fine lady, it just grates on my nerves the way she talks; like she's teaching 1st graders that the sun "rotates" around the earth.