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Postby WARLOCK » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:00 pm

If my older brother is going to start a new thread, perhaps I need to post more...

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Postby R.A.B. » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:33 am

WARLOCK wrote:If my older brother is going to start a new thread, perhaps I need to post more...


"The only salvation for a writer is to write." Raymond Chandler

You and I both need a shot of salvation once in a while. So what if we get that "shot" on a pinball forum, it is also a part of who we find ourselves to be. And so what if it is a bit less academic than what we thought our arena would end up being, what the hell. I am planning to go to the end of the line with this regardless of qualifications. If I do change career orientation at this stage of my life, it will surely be out of some kind of madness that has finally taken hold of my being. Never know what's coming down the pipe do ya ?

My plan is to start a thread about that arena we work and play in, along with the inevitable routine that takes hold of what we do as operators out on the roads of our cities. But I also plan on breaking up that routine by being observant of the humans around us who play, work and fix within this next wave of the coin-op business. I see it taking hold of the streets once again.

Working title is "One more coin operated amusement equation". That title will likely change today 'cause I am still working out the kinks of this idea. Ofcourse, I expect more focus to come as I stir up the story and guidelines in my head when I am out on the road today, like almost every Saturday - that is the routine part of it. What happens out there when people touch my life and I affect theirs in some way or another, good or bad, this can never be qualified as routine, not one freaking bit. That is the part of life which I like best.

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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

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Postby WARLOCK » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:58 pm

Here HERE. I decided that the Saturday morning change-up today would to be "domestic" for the 1st half of the day. Fed my son and 2 guests brunch while my wife and daughter headed out to "theatre duty". (This is as regular for them as pinball is for us.)
No performances for either of them today though, they are on front-of-house duty.

For me, Laundry, dog walking, dishes, Laundry, dog playing, followed by feeding the boys a late lunch. (Now my son plus 3 others.) and finally off to work now to pack a truck of AV gear for tomorrow's events in Niagara Falls area.

(Reading some tech posts on whatsapp for Bluffs Pinball where Sparky is letting one of our newer members know how to order connectors to fix his Cheetah.) Quick look at the Canadian pinball sites + answer a pinside message.

Not sure I will get to play or fix any pinball machines this weekend at all now due to work and viewing the world slightly differently for today...
Looks like Monday will need to be a heavy full day of fixing and paying attention to pinball related things such as a coin op location, and Bluffs league location repairs me thinks...

If possible, will try to visit Jim Wilks hosting of TOPL Monday evening if the stars align... we shall see...

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Postby R.A.B. » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:46 pm

Saturday November 16th – a trial run at an idea. Now for something completely different, wacka wacka daddy O.

A 12 hour day on the road that felt like being home.

Have tool box will travel, - indeed. Always keep an eye on your tool box.

Then I see and live and laugh and fix and smile and come home accomplished, simple as that. No one to answer to but myself, the heaviest critic of them all.

Joanna didn't feel well this morning, so I was on my own going up the Main until I made it to North Star where Lucien and Jordan joined the line up check around 9 AM. And yes, I do have confidence in the crew of freaks I spend my Saturdays with, glad to know them.

Here is a summary of the day in pictures with the occasional caption to edify the experience, much easier than writing the whole thing down right now. It is always better for me to write, or at least edit in the morning light. Tonight I may consume a few posts on this here thread in order to get the pictures I want up and I may also consume some refreshing and sharp tasting cider while doing this.

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Up the Main to the Plateau. Sherbrooke and St.Laurent and Sunny


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The Pinball Log book. The best tool in the house.


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It was time for Metallica to go on the road.......



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.....and for the Adams Family to move in.


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A bill jam at 1AM last night had to be dealt with this morning since this is also a hard working machine at North Star.

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A ten dollar bill that thought it was an accordion was stuck in the sensor section (not the billbox) This was a culprit I had never seen before.

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By noon we had the herd behaving well at North Star, so it was time to move on to the shop and our other locations. Pack the tool box once again.


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OXO being prepped in JamesSchid shop. One of the three EMs being readied for a line up shuffle on November 30th at North Star.


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Not a square job at all.....


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.....just pure electro-mechanical joy & wonder. I do prefer to see things happening with my senses.
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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

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Postby R.A.B. » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:46 pm

Saturday went on and so did I.

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Tools on a couch and winter tires in a pile. Have tools will travel.


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One look at that lady on The Wiggler and you are sure to drain, so run away, run away !!


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Back on the holy road under grey skies.


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Feeling Lucky at Lucky Ho's


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Tiger Pool anyone ?



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Part of the herd at Lucky Ho's needed some attention. Done like dinner.


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The truth ? First tell me where I am, let's start with that as a basis in reality.

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Iggy and Hank, what about the ladies ?

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"I do believe the cocktail hour is upon us." - William Burroughs

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Corner of St.Laurent and McGuire is the corner for Ho.
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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby R.A.B. » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:46 pm

The day was beginning to wind down, one more location to tend to on the Main while Jordan and Lucien finished an install at a micro brewery in Montreal East.

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The snowy streets came early this year.


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No bullshit - this is an early start to winter.


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This here is a sports bar to get wild in.....


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....so let's dance !!


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Tending to the details on the Bally ball bowler. Good thing the 3 inch composite balls are under glass in this place.


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A carbon steel ball being lazy on the way to the flippers, we all need a little encouragement from time to time.


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Time to head down the Main one more time, to North Star this time where everything started that day.
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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby R.A.B. » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:47 pm

Had some cider and talked to the patrons. Jordan and Hugo were at the bar talking away and observing the Adams Family being played, Jordan was looking for bugs. He suddenly became very focused on how the back box had too many purple leds, so he waited patiently until the game being played ended to jump in and get some of these out and replaced with pure incandescents. The use of leds needs to be tempered, some people get it, some people don't. A little cocaine is nice, too much is a mess and makes things look depraved, ugly and way over the top.

Joanna's text came in just as I arrived at North Star, and this also made sense. Her youthful appreciation of the work we do, and of the road we travel on every saturday helps to shed light for me as to how the younger gens see things which I tend to understand differently - like debit cards and how you can pay for your coffee with an overpriced phone made in China. Seems like the absurd has become practical and normal routine somehow. Salvador Dali would have a field day if he spent one Saturday on the Main with us.

"Hey! How was it? I'm really pissed that I couldn't go, i was excited to go today ! Feeling a bit better now but it really sucks to be sick, How were the oysters ?

Glad for the refuge that the North Star and other off the beaten track establishments provide. Personally I am not big on those formula brass and glass bars of Montreal, too many of them to even begin to satisfy the weirdos of this world, of which I believe myself to be one. Also glad for the refuge of home later that evening, made it there around 7 PM, so 12 good hours in this work day. Had some oysters and lime juice when I got home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEzWW0cc3fE

"The Routine of the Road and the Refuge of the Riverflow" may be a good title for a new thread. We'll see.

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Feeling Funky Mr. Brewer.....

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Doing well so far

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....let's get funky then.

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The right place to be.

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The first Christmas lights came early as well, time to get home I reckon.
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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby WARLOCK » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:02 pm

Old dogs do learn new tricks.
I am alone in a warehouse packing gear.

Apparently I should take photo's and post and share.
If you can do it my brother, I should be able to as well.

In due course.
If I feel the need.

More soon. All the best.
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Postby WARLOCK » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:16 pm

And damn...
Nice pics and updates...

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Postby WARLOCK » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:16 pm

It should be a helluva new thread...

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Postby R.A.B. » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:59 am

WARLOCK wrote:Old dogs do learn new tricks.
I am alone in a warehouse packing gear.

Apparently I should take photo's and post and share.
If you can do it my brother, I should be able to as well.

In due course.
If I feel the need.

More soon. All the best.
Cheers. Salut. Keep flippin.


Photos are easy, and writing is a painful and laborious endeavor as you well know my friend. Personally, I am leaning towards keeping on the laborious side of life as I see you are doing as well.

See you in Montreal soon for another shot at the amazement and the future of this gig - whatever it happens to serve up.

Hugs,

Rob

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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

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Postby R.A.B. » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:26 am

"Routine on the Road - Refuge by the Riverflow"

This is what I finally came up with yesterday after massaging the kinks out of an idea for a new writing thread project to limber up my mind and disposition in order to write other stuff elsewhere. So many things happen in a day, sometimes they are the same for the sake of productivity and sometimes they waver for the sake of creativity.

Hence I found scribbled notes on a napkin in my coat pocket this morning, Joanna said I should try not to blow my nose in that napkin until the words are transferred elsewhere, so here we go.

Oysters and Ativan
The pace is addictive
Make a sandwich correction
out of my mind with details

Here is the resulting paragraph from the above notes being sown and summarized into a single moment in time yesterday.

The week following the oysters and ativan offering was simply overwhelming. I was almost out of my mind with details and the pace was so addictive that I couldn't help to keep plowing ahead regardless of possibly dropping the ball along the way, or at worse losing my own marbles on someone's doorstep. The occurrences and announcements were 90 % positive and persisted in coming on while adding more grout to the existing work load which was ample to begin with, so I made a sandwich correction and got back on the road. A sweet sounding proposition of sauerkraut and strong mustard were added to the equation.

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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby Sparky » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:05 pm

The pace is slowing down soon. Other than a trip to Quebec City tomorrow for a few days, and a quick trip to Toronto the week after, I advised my boss that I am closing my 2019 work travel calendar.

It will be a welcome change to get things realigned pin-wise at home. My pin-chi is out of whack.
Stage 5B. All except for NIB crap.

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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:22 am

Sparky wrote:The pace is slowing down soon. Other than a trip to Quebec City tomorrow for a few days, and a quick trip to Toronto the week after, I advised my boss that I am closing my 2019 work travel calendar.

It will be a welcome change to get things realigned pin-wise at home. My pin-chi is out of whack.


Sounds good Ian, happy for you about the pace slowing down. Got to watch ourselves at our age and in these times.

I should be taking it down a notch as well after December 8th, that is the plan anyway, too much going on this week and next.

Went to Amusement 2000 Plus yesterday with my 15 year-old, they are closing next weekend, so I thought it would be best to do our final visit yesterday.

I played there when I was 17, and to see my son playing pinball in the same arcade for the last time yesterday and enjoying it out of all the flashy simulators, drivers and skill games that would usually attract him, it gave me a fizz. Guess he knows why we were there yesterday.

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Is that you or me kiddo ?


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This is the exact spot, near the back door exit where my buddy Mike and I would play Golden Arrow for specials about 38 years ago, yikes !


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The indoor sign will likely move to Laval as well.
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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby R.A.B. » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:57 am

Hitting the road this morning in hopes of a banner day. May not make it home for a while so I thought i would check the weather, looks good.

Traded my wednesday for a thursday this week at work, and the big bossman is back at work today. Looking forward to hearing him talk about stuff he has lived and looking forward to working in this new wave of the amusement business in Quebec. Things have changed again recently, time to get out there again and surf the wave.

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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

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Postby R.A.B. » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:57 am

Hitting the road this morning in hopes of a banner day. May not make it home for a while so I thought i would check the weather, looks good.

Traded my wednesday for a thursday this week at work, and the big bossman is back at work today. Looking forward to hearing him talk about stuff he has lived and looking forward to working in this new wave of the amusement business in Quebec. Things have changed again recently, time to get out there again and surf the wave.

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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby WARLOCK » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:37 pm

The pace is fast and furious. slowly weaned off all pain meds in the last 11 months. Down to just vitamins...
There is never enough time for oysters, so I need to make some time for some; plus a few bevies + whelks are in order...

Glad the pace is slowing down for Sparky and RAB. Mine won't slow until Dec.20th or thereabout. So, a quick quiet trip to Montreal due now.
Will travel to and from TO to MTL and back on some business and some pleasure. Then back to the details and the addictive pace only adrenaline can provide...

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Postby R.A.B. » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:37 pm

WARLOCK wrote:The pace is fast and furious....... So, a quick quiet trip to Montreal due now. Will travel to and from TO to MTL and back on some business and some pleasure. Then back to the details and the addictive pace only adrenaline can provide...


Ye Gods, what can I say to add to the above while reflecting upon the events that took place during this past week? It was exceptional, and I think that the characteristic of unordinary may well become routine if this keeps up for much longer, thus pushing out the next in a series of posts under a new thread title -

ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
(technically on route in making my way home)


There was the Warlock's flash visit to Montreal mid week and him bringing fortunes from the west, my boss getting out of jail, a three machine install/rotation at North Star and finally my home service clients' patience being stretched to new limits. So much more has actually taken place and I felt the results of everything we accomplished this week came together on free play Sunday at North Star tonight with just an exhilarating look on a young pinball player's face tonight.

Here goes the story of yesterday at least.

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The result last night from the weeks of planning


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Some of the preperation for the EM line up swap @ North Star


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I think the future is now and ready to happen.


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A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

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Postby semicolin » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:49 pm

Jail?

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Postby cap » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:02 am

semicolin wrote:Jail?

Quoted from viewtopic.php?t=15227#p129193
>> Gerald O'Reilly was convicted yesterday and faces up to 14 years in prison.
>> 21 Million $ in contraband smokes between 2006 - 2008.

He was sentenced 5 years and went to prison at 84 years old.
https://montrealgazette.com/news/local- ... -to-prison
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Postby mrmikeman » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:20 am

cap wrote:
semicolin wrote:Jail?

Quoted from viewtopic.php?t=15227#p129193
>> Gerald O'Reilly was convicted yesterday and faces up to 14 years in prison.
>> 21 Million $ in contraband smokes between 2006 - 2008.

He was sentenced 5 years and went to prison at 84 years old.
https://montrealgazette.com/news/local- ... -to-prison


Served just over 1 year for making millions on the side through illegal actions and don't forget the undeclared income... And he still owns his business.. Not bad. Who says you can't buy "justice"..

:roll:

It's guys like him that gave the amusement business such a bad rep.
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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:47 am

Some CEO's should do time as well, but they don't. :lol: In a capatistic society and in business, the only crime is getting caught.

Hey, wait a minute, I thought I wrote a pretty good post up there, with pictures of pinballs on location and all, how did we get caught up on one short phrase instead of all the other good stuff happening. :lol:
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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby cait001 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:05 pm

Who made that cool Pinball Replay banner?
How many younger techs you apprentice with?
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Postby R.A.B. » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:23 pm

cait001 wrote:Who made that cool Pinball Replay banner?
How many younger techs you apprentice with?



That banner displays a quote from the Japanese authour Haruki Murakami from one of the surrealist novels in a trilogy he wrote. We had different banners made when we opened the bar in 2016, some are utilitarian and some just plain cool.

Right now we have two apprentices at North Star every week, Lucien and Joanna. Just trying to make sure to pass on what I have learned so far.
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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Postby WARLOCK » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:16 am

Key words in a post are still the "catch".
Jail is one of those words perhaps.
"Free" isn't currently though.
One day soon maybe...



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