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Due to a lack of human resources and services that many of us may be experiencing in one form or another as we navigate these days of wrath all the while simply trying to cope with the unforeseeable and deal with the squeeze from above as we are subtly coaxed to leave our fate in the hands of those who hold higher places, but still hoping that things will settle down to some form of comfortable normal near the end of this period of strife, - not a chance, hamsters in a wheel. Oh, never mind, I may well be wrong. :D

"And the days were not full enough,
And the nights were not full enough,
And life seems to slip by like a field mouse not shaking the grass."

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Looks like we are headed towards even more of a void of what has now become rare yet the norm. However, this "thing" that has been made rare is still as necessary as it ever was. I can only speak from my own stomping grounds (Montreal), but I am certain that this need for gatherings and communication and acknowledgement applies anywhere human life roams.

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A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

I always preferred the exceptional qualities quietly lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. But now, our day to day has been elevated into the realm of the extraordinary via a world wide web of self-promotion fueled by the new dumb. It is anybody's game now.

"Some things are too hot to touch, the human mind can only stand so much - you can't win with a losing hand. " - Zimmy

"Ah...., you god damn writers, never a good word for anything. No one really knows what you will say or do next. All the truth in the world just adds up to one big lie from where you decide to spew out your madness." My Alter Ego.

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There will be no gatherings or events at the Montreal Pinball repair shop.

Thanks,

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

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

I always preferred the exceptional qualities quietly lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. But now, our day to day has been elevated into the realm of the extraordinary via a world wide web of self-promotion fueled by the new dumb. It is anybody's game now.

"Some things are too hot to touch, the human mind can only stand so much - you can't win with a losing hand. " - Zimmy

"Ah...., you god damn writers, never a good word for anything. No one really knows what you will say or do next. All the truth in the world just adds up to one big lie from where you decide to spew out your madness." My Alter Ego.

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Just came back from Milwaukee for work. Off to Calgary Tuesday. But I did bring home something that will make the Allentown regulars smile....
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Only home for a week or so now.
Medvet, Honey Badger, Sparky, RAB.

On the road again by Friday. (Yes, I love it.)
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I am having a particularly difficult time putting into words what is happening currently within the context of what has happened to our world in the last 18 months or so...
Perhaps more soon on this topic... But: Perhaps not... I do not know yet... I don't yet "feel" the need to talk about it; nor do I care about my or any opinions on it. Currently: I just do things...

On the road again. (doing things) Get them done.
That is all.. (All the very best) Cheers. Salut.

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Hey Folks,

I have to cancel the Pow Wow this Friday at the Montreal Pinball repair shop for personal and professional reasons. My apologies.

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

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

I always preferred the exceptional qualities quietly lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. But now, our day to day has been elevated into the realm of the extraordinary via a world wide web of self-promotion fueled by the new dumb. It is anybody's game now.

"Some things are too hot to touch, the human mind can only stand so much - you can't win with a losing hand. " - Zimmy

"Ah...., you god damn writers, never a good word for anything. No one really knows what you will say or do next. All the truth in the world just adds up to one big lie from where you decide to spew out your madness." My Alter Ego.

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Le grande sigh...

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Some of my thoughts after a nasty full moon blatantly occurring mid week. You do not have to read this if you got everything figured out.

I was laying low, reading alot of history but somehow still managed to learn something even though history tends to repeat itself. :lol: Chris Silver had sent me an e-mail about discrimination a week ago and I was too out of my mind to respond intelligently, so maybe this will help.

Crazy how when you are feeling happy about things in your life and realize that it can be augmented when a congruent context is there to support your experience. Even an inkling of joy feels greater when shared through a wider human scope than yours alone. On the flipside when you feel sorrow, it can be bared alone and you can suck it up if it is not too great, because given time, all things pass. But with happiness, (and that too can be fleeting) it needs to be shared in order for one to experience it on a higher level, unless you are a self-absorbed and a self indulgent person. Those characteristics over time have been known to eventually lead to sorrow for some ironic reason. (read Siddharth by Herman Hesse). Strange how openly selfish people are often very unpleasant to be around.

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. ” Mark Twain.


Most of us can not control the wider context we live in, usually because there are many others involved and various random factors and differing values floating about. Yet what makes life interesting to live is when you do encounter others with various perspectives, randomness and luck. Yet, again ironically most of the mental health issues that so many people suffer from have to do with feeling disconnected from others. It is no coincidence that solitary confinement is a greater sentence than incarceration in a prison where we can see and speak with others.

Not accepting the randomness and diversity of the immediate world and this experience of being alive in a time and space we did not choose can also be problematic for most. We are seeing the effects when common folks lack human contact for extended periods of time, and we are also seeing an intolerance and anger from those who do not accept change and do not understand what necessarily needs to happen in order to get through the darkness of these times.

Sartre wrote in his 1944 play Huis Clos (No Exit) "Hell is other people". When I read this years ago, I added, ".... but paradoxically others are often what makes life bearable." I still hold on to those two quotes. Choosing "other people" to be with, work with, live with is key when possible, and when it comes time to part, it has to be for the right reasons which should ideally bring on a better situation, but often that is not the case because of our worse traits and instincts often "speak" louder than reason due to our animalistic stupidity. Basically what Lincoln called, "the bitter angels of our nature." they are now floating around in much greater numbers once again.

Therefore I think that it is important to keep an eye on those who have lost or are in the process of losing their humanity. They are most likely the ones who will generate conflict via their excessive greed, righteousness accompanied by an inability to admit fault. There will eventually come a time to confront them once again, and those recurring times in history can be summed up as our enduring battle with our own worse instincts and traits. Let us hope that the best of us will be there to stand up against these screwheads.

"People are crazy and times are strange." That Bob Dylan quote resonates, don't you think, even though he wrote it ten years ago.

Nobody talks much about how our human condition has taken a massive beating of late within this worldwide pandemic and how it has succeeded in reducing many of us closer to our animal base. So maybe we are more into a survival trip now as things get ugly again when we begin to see very real and concrete examples of people being subject to deep desolation and pain. The masses and media will respond with something like, "people are having a harder time lately dealing with the basic day to day things and it seems harder to just get by for average folks - hell, did you noticed that too ?" I think the best we can do is try to be prepared for more changes at a radical level. Radical meaning "of the root" - that is the etymological meaning of the word radical, who would have guessed ?

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OK, back to fixing pinballs.

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

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

I always preferred the exceptional qualities quietly lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. But now, our day to day has been elevated into the realm of the extraordinary via a world wide web of self-promotion fueled by the new dumb. It is anybody's game now.

"Some things are too hot to touch, the human mind can only stand so much - you can't win with a losing hand. " - Zimmy

"Ah...., you god damn writers, never a good word for anything. No one really knows what you will say or do next. All the truth in the world just adds up to one big lie from where you decide to spew out your madness." My Alter Ego.

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Indeed and Agreed...

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I find I’ve just been going with the flow. I wouldn’t say I’ve accepted my lot in life, but I am living on a raft in the ocean with no sail lately. I have been finding the time to enjoy the little things, plan out some good moments and looking forward to the future.
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All part of the grand scheme.

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Chris Silver wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:08 pm
I find I’ve just been going with the flow. I wouldn’t say I’ve accepted my lot in life, but I am living on a raft in the ocean with no sail lately. I have been finding the time to enjoy the little things, plan out some good moments and looking forward to the future.
AHhhhh,....you know Silver, you are one of my many favorite MAACA-o-lites, or should I say a clever and cautious author of some of the more thoughtful posts that stir me up enough to eventually have me respond over the course of a few days, thus overriding my better judgement to stay still during these troubled & anxious times. We (the old gang) are just hanging on by a thread anyway, aren't we ? Maybe this one, the daily news, possibly another, - yes, pun intended. Yet, I admit that I am quite happy to just hang on to this one for now since I have no machines to sell or buy or ask questions about, hell, I don't even play much beyond testing the repairs I do in order to earn a basic living.

The main "raison d'être" of this forum along with Its' "élan vitale" has been subject to change as all things have in the past two years. So it is no surprise to me that the world of collecting coin operated contraptions has changed as well. Most of what was the real fun of the hobby for us has been diluted and mostly lost for some since the hobby has turned back into a business and profit is slowly becoming the value instead of fun in some cases. Conversation, exchanging information about how to best preserve these artful objects has changed to a different tone. Add to this a pandemic that has broken up community and you have got fertile ground for the business minded to move in for the kill. Things will never be the same, business has a way of taking out what allows the better side of our humanity to prevail. I suspect that in 25 years or so, no one who is playing pinball out in the wild will want to collect these big bulky things. The condos that the next gens are buying are too small, they are closet like shoeboxes which will be their first homes. So maybe a few old cronies, (yes that will be you), will still have suburban basements full of these things and your kids and their kids will likely want no part of that. They will prefer the real estate you leave behind when they file you away in a seniors home that will be similar to the first home they bought, a shoebox condo. Tit for tat is how it goes. So what does it matter what we debate here, it remains academic, stuff to fill the air while waiting to fill graves.

But I digress.

The principle reason I appreciate you so much is that you are a no non-sense honest man at best, and as Monty Python would say, "...not at all stuck up". You are not even the least bit of a bull shitter, nor even much of an information manipulator. As for myself, I have been called many things over the decades. I particularly like "free thinking son of a bitch", uttered in a moment of exasperation by one of my bosses in the late 80's. More recently, I have been coined as a boisterous bastard with the mannerisms and values of a blue blooded philosophical buffoon. Hell, I like it, and would almost agree. Some people tend to avoid getting into debates with me either because they think I am a babbling fool, or because it may mean that they would have to acknowledge something that they have hung on to for too long and that any owning up to another way of seeing the world through discourse would necessitate a revaluation of their values, and we can't have that because we got all of this figured out, don't we ? Problem with believing that you got your values all in the right places has to do with the world continually changing from crisis to crisis under your feet and faster than hitherto throughout this pitiful little 100 year life spans we hope for. Getting to be a rough ride for those who never admit that they can be wrong while having to realize that truth is now becoming more and more of a whore and basically subserviently to the fat man who controls it now more than he ever was able to during the past 100 years or so.

Some people get indigent when the world changes and that can sometimes lead to reactionary behaviour on the part of some dumb dumbs. This is dangerous for many who are not offended or making up their minds on anything vital except which shampoo they are buying based on the coupons they downloaded on their phones last week. Hell, I know the feeling, but it is only a feeling and we have lots and lots of those throughout any lifetime we care to examine, but most of us don't question much and that is good for the marketing teams who want to know what you want and when and where. Sometimes I feel weary about where things seem to be headed, then I realize how absurd life really is and it all becomes OK in the present instant, especially when I turn off my phone or leave it at home.

So now that the world has changed radically in the past two years, it is likely no longer ours Chris. I assure you that the best place to be is sitting on the river bank just watching the river flow, even if it is now pathetically parading a wider array of shysters and followers. Would be wise to maybe avoid that "raft in the ocean without a sail" metaphor, since the latest generation of bull sharks are also out there in greater numbers and are looking for easy prey since they no longer need to harbour any sort of talent, since there are so many sitting ducks now staring at their phones. Concealing one dimensional goals under a veil of murky waters makes it obvious that there is less attention being paid to process, details, thinking and/or quality. Quality being the essence of a more meaningful and beautiful life, but quality demands dedication, attention to detail and letting go of quantity as a value and this is not going to happen when most enterprises sport a traditional and unimaginative business approach when trying to milk the masses of their individuality. That is not something these times are OK with, mass quantity and production is needed to make a significant "kill", and one dimensional screwballs are unable to admit fault even when they destroy what had up to now produced good results, just not big enough, so quality is not what they are after. Even when causing damage to the environment and sometimes even destruction to the latter, the means sadly continue to justify the end in short sighted thinking used by many. This is more dangerous than ever now, and what Hunter Thompson identified as "screwheads" back in the early 70's are now flourishing in the climate they have promoted while history shows that this build up of fear, loathing, anger, intolerance, prejudice and disdain will once again likely lead to them straying away from what is left of their very own humanity (or what happens to be left of it) via a hunger for something that they think is the end all and will save them from the crumbling of the system of common values, but sadly, what they have failed to grasp, is that there is no "end all", there never was. We are all vulnerable to various fates, even power is not an end, it is fleeting as all things are, and when you understand this you can no longer do harm. In any case our fate is sealed and it is sometimes known, sometimes totally random and there is little we can do to change that. Existence has made sure that we can not cage one unpredictable character trait, - what the French call "le hazard".

In the end, the goals are the bait. It is a pathetic trap to live only for material goals. Once you grasp that you are just another tool for evolution and that your life means very little, it can make some dumb dumbs feel cheated and they react badly and try to steal other people's lives & time as a compensation of sorts. Smarter people will understand that it is better to do less damage to others and just find a way to be humbly happy. Add to this the fact that lately life itself has taken on a bend towards declaring itself absurd once again via this pandemic, thus opening the door to many who are seeing the opportunity to rewrite value systems like they did a couple of times during the 20th century to suit the interests belonging to those who want to get more out of the lives of others, especially the lives of those who won't stand up to their advances and bait. The trick is to not want anything they want you to have.

And now with this latest worldwide shakedown via this real pandemic making many of us realize how useless what we once desired, aspired to and worked for within this market driven system was, it tends to leave people scrambling for new meaning making them vulnerable to any new truth that is offered up by so and so looking like a helpful hand. Maybe something else than consumerism will begin to matter, and it follows that the middle of the ocean is where it makes the least sense to be right now Chris. Lost at sea and being vulnerable is no way to live, and when you do manage to land on some shore they will also be there for you, attempting to give your life some meaning they have conjured up for you via a sense of ownership or false importance, lest we should accept it from a lack of will and then become fatter pigs wondering aimlessly in the forest. Again, the safest place right now is by the river holding a big stick and up high on a solid boulder so you can see the screwheads approaching.



Virtual Hugs from the edge,

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

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I always preferred the exceptional qualities quietly lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. But now, our day to day has been elevated into the realm of the extraordinary via a world wide web of self-promotion fueled by the new dumb. It is anybody's game now.

"Some things are too hot to touch, the human mind can only stand so much - you can't win with a losing hand. " - Zimmy

"Ah...., you god damn writers, never a good word for anything. No one really knows what you will say or do next. All the truth in the world just adds up to one big lie from where you decide to spew out your madness." My Alter Ego.

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R.A.B. wrote:
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I have been "reeling" from the "state of the nation" for close to 20+ months RE: world issues.
I said this: That: A very long time ago; that this was a 24+ month issue before any "end endeavor".

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I do not care to state "much" else.
Back to pinball. Back to our hobbies.

It is now time. Let's get going.
Move forward. All the very best.

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So now that the world has changed radically in the past two years, it is likely no longer ours Chris
Oh it is still ours and so very much mine. Just because I don’t wear skinny jeans, drink white claw or have a man bun doesn’t mean I don’t belong here anymore.

As long as I got a beat in my heart and my feet hit the pavement daily, part of it is still mine. I’m not on centerstage. I’m the happy guy in the parking lot with good old friends drinking beers.
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Chris Silver wrote:
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:52 pm
So now that the world has changed radically in the past two years, it is likely no longer ours Chris
Oh it is still ours and so very much mine. Just because I don’t wear skinny jeans, drink white claw or have a man bun doesn’t mean I don’t belong here anymore.

As long as I got a beat in my heart and my feet hit the pavement daily, part of it is still mine. I’m not on centerstage. I’m the happy guy in the parking lot with good old friends drinking beers.
Indeed you are my friend. Don't change.

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WARLOCK wrote:
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:15 pm
Chris Silver wrote:
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:52 pm
So now that the world has changed radically in the past two years, it is likely no longer ours Chris
Oh it is still ours and so very much mine. Just because I don’t wear skinny jeans, drink white claw or have a man bun doesn’t mean I don’t belong here anymore.

As long as I got a beat in my heart and my feet hit the pavement daily, part of it is still mine. I’m not on centerstage. I’m the happy guy in the parking lot with good old friends drinking beers.
Indeed you are my friend. Don't change.
I think Warlock took the words right out of my brain , "don't change". :D It is probably too late anyway, stay happy at least until the world changes again as we continue trying to maintain a good thought, or at best an even keel.

Hell, I can see you now Silver, or later I should say.

Old man DaCosta in his back yard, with his flat ass on a lawn chair drinking budwieser screaming at the kids in the other yard about their ball jumping the fence into your world and that this ball has now become yours, forever more. :lol:

Don't change Chris, you are a card.
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Forever is composed of an infinite amount of nows. Still here. All is well…..for now. ;)
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Chris Silver wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:19 am
Forever is composed of an infinite amount of nows. Still here. All is well…..for now. ;)
Ouch ! ...the certainty you uttered above is one that many have yet to attain Silver.

The everlasting moment is not where most of us know how to hang out in, and not sure if it would make the world a better place or a more chaotic mess than it already is by having people act out on how they grasp, (read interpret) or ungrasp (read let go) when living the concept in question.

Point in case : (adapted from an existential novel, all the wise cracks are mine)

An old man well past his half way mark in years was out planting an olive tree. That man's grandson watched him from a far and decided to have a little chat with what he observed as being a senile old bugger from his window.

He then took a stroll out to the higher ground his grandpa was standing on.

"Hey Grandpa, you know that it takes years for an olive tree to produce fruit, you will never live long enough to taste them."

The man answered, "Ah you little shit, you are too self asorbed, as a young man should be. Don't you know that I live every day as if I was never going to die."

"Oh yeah, you are a disiilusioned man, as older people should be, because I live each each day as if I was going to die tomorrow."

In my mind, and in the end, both philosophies amount to the same damn thing. Do stuff with intention and the occasional intensity provided by the moment.

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

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

I always preferred the exceptional qualities quietly lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. But now, our day to day has been elevated into the realm of the extraordinary via a world wide web of self-promotion fueled by the new dumb. It is anybody's game now.

"Some things are too hot to touch, the human mind can only stand so much - you can't win with a losing hand. " - Zimmy

"Ah...., you god damn writers, never a good word for anything. No one really knows what you will say or do next. All the truth in the world just adds up to one big lie from where you decide to spew out your madness." My Alter Ego.

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Chris Silver wrote:
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Forever is composed of an infinite amount of nows.
what kind of a shithole world is it that we can't get clinical ketamine doses on demand?
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