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Postby WARLOCK » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:43 pm

R.A.B. wrote:
WARLOCK wrote:The lure and the draw at certain junctures in life become undeniable and eventually overwhelming...
Time to go down the Rabbit hole once again...soon I suspect...

I blame Cooke...and all the others...
From Brewmanager forward...everyone knows who they are...

And Sparky, Drano and all of us...
Robert, mostly for you and I. It is time

Tales will return.
More soon.


I think that I understand what you are saying my friend, especially the part about junctures and the undeniable and the overwhelming. These are definitely some of my favorite things in the life I have lived so far. Hot damn !

Truth can not be quelled, especially when it follows you around in and through the shadows of your path while you happen to look around and catch a glimpse of the bastard through the spectrum of your gaze, yet turn away because it may be too much to deal with in that particular here and now. Regardless, those of us who understand this real life gig know that a truth that follows you will not just go away, or that it can even be avoided or duped in any significant way. You will likely run into it again and again until you turn to face it and wrestle with its' weight and message. A truth looking for you is a son of a bitch no matter how you choose to deal or not deal with it. It remains there in your shadow.

So we exist, and we continue to struggle to find meaning beyond what is proposed by the commercialism and self serving empty desires of what makes those far removed from the masses rich and stupid and bored. Contempt and desires often promote anger and sadness somewhere. There is so much more to being alive in America than the American dream. The values of capitalism are man made, and the truth is not. Yet I agree, it is easier to make lots of money and buy happiness than it is to pursue truth when it is constantly changing and may or may not bring you peace and enlightenment, especially if you are a moron.

Best to chase pigeons while drunk in the public square I would say.

R.A.B.


I am glad you understand my friend.
I will endeavor to explain better in the future.
So that others to may comprehend as well.
Where we are really going with this.

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Postby Mrhide » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 pm

LF: EGRET 2 or 3 + Shoot 'em up PCB. Let me know what you have!
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Postby Sparky » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:23 pm

Phil's post is à propos for me these days. Taking the family on a long weekend getaway in Quebec City... Then I hit the road hard for work...

Monday, Prince George, BC.
Wednesday, Vancouver.
Friday, Edmonton
Sunday, Lloydminster
Monday, Edson
Tuesday, Red Deer
Wednesday, Calgary.
Monday after that, Regina
Wednesday, Winnipeg.
Then home.

Only to hit Toronto the week after that, then Rimouski and Amqui before the holidays...

Ho ho holy shit. Lol
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Postby Mrhide » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:20 am

Sparky wrote:Ho ho holy shit. Lol



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Postby R.A.B. » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:07 am

Mrhide wrote:


See, even MrHide can contribute intelligently and/or in the measure of his capacities to the Daily News depending on how you understand his enigmatic being.

Hell, I had no idea that the Beach Boys had studied Latin. :lol: If Latin hadn't died, it would have sounded exactly like it does as iterated by the beach boys above. Thank god we have all this information to keep the truth alive, clear and accessible to all. Freedom baby, what a privilage !

I even have proof from a reliable source that the beach boys would have spoken latin in the 1960's and/or Arabic in 2016.


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Postby OTTOgd » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:35 pm

GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

Picked up a '79 Mattel Electronics Soccer 2!

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Postby Sparky » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:20 am

And here we go.. First leg of my 3-week trip... Prince George BC, here I come... Time to watch a couple of movies on my flight to Vancouver. And bonus, I get bumped to an aisle seat! Good karma!
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Postby WARLOCK » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:42 am

"Holy hell. Poolman, Cooke, Drano and Bally Boy." All alive and posting as we do now "offline".
The time seems appropriate to start telling some stories once again. All those tales you've, ah missed...

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Postby OTTOgd » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 pm

Got a cool tee in the mail today!

There's print on the back too!

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Postby Sparky » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:10 pm

OTTOgd wrote:Got a cool tee in the mail today!

There's print on the back too!


That is a really classy tribute. Awesome!!
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Postby OTTOgd » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:26 pm

Sparky wrote:That is a really classy tribute. Awesome!!

Check out the Steve Charland tribute thread and contact Pascal Janin @ FLIPPP! if you're interested in the tee.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-spirit-of-steve-charland-poster-or-print

Keep in mind that the XL I received is more like a Large. Cost was 25 euros, shipping included.

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Postby WARLOCK » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:19 am

Well, it appears that posting to explain things seems better than leaving them in the dark...
Although, the dark does have a certain allure to it...

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Postby Sparky » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:13 am

...and I JUST arrived in my hotel room in Edmonton. And I must admit...as insane as it sounds, I prefer the crisp dry -12c Edmonton air than Surrey BC's wet muggy 8c.

It just feels more...holiday-ish.

And as for the dark, when Edgar Allan Poe stated "Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them...", I rather embrace the dark and roll in it like a nice bed, and let the Sandman take me on a fantastic voyage across my mental landscape... Albeit, only for a few hours.

In darkness can be found light in our dreams.

Happy weekend to all! May your weekend shine as bright as a #44 in a 12v circuit, and for much longer. ;)

Winter is here.... It's pinball season. Tomorrow, I hunt to play somewhere here. Viva los Canadian Tracker. Lol
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Postby Slacker » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:01 am

Viva los Canadian Tracker. Lol[/quote]
10 Years ago when I only had 1 Pin and didn't know any of the Pinball Crazies around me or on the Forums I wanted to play as many Pins as I could. Like you I travel for work but manly around SW Ontario and I had a copy of this in my Laptop bag, I would plan my day so I would be by a location with a pin around lunch and go and play it. I love playing on location when I can the only let down was poorly maintained pins.
Pinball Tracker took me many places and Businesses I would have never set foot in.
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Postby WARLOCK » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:14 pm

I am so forever tainted by knowing you all...
I blame Walt.

Good job...
Walt.

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Postby Slacker » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:25 pm

Tainted yes but on the other hand I can only speak for myself but I would have never went such places as Allentown, Chicago, Ft Lauderdale, Pittsburg, Ottawa "House of Targ" , MLT even to Toronto to "The Pinball Café" Tilt , Church of the silver ball. All great adventures no different then the HD shops I use to hit on my Bike or the small towns I use to go to for swap meets and Car shows, Life is a Journey Pinball is one that has help me along the way!
Way to go WALT! :-)
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Postby Sparky » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:18 am

Stardate 2017.895 ... I sit here in my Okotoks hotel room, needing a serious dose of a drug I can only get at Bluffs or Borderland. LOL

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Postby cap » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:56 am

Sparky wrote:Stardate 2017.895 ... I sit here in my Okotoks hotel room, needing a serious dose of a drug I can only get at Bluffs or Borderland. LOL

Seul antidote https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/pinball ... 5654?mt=12
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Postby OTTOgd » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:06 pm

For the first time since 1984 (and I was 10), I actually beat one of my favorite video games!?!

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That is, I 'won' after countless continues and about an hour on the 412-in-1version of the classic scrolling shooter, 1942. Am I going to experience Capcom Closure?!?

Anyway, I had no idea how it would end and earned a pretty nifty 'Special Bonus'. Cool.

Game on!
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Postby R.A.B. » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:46 pm

Well, well, well. Time for some news from the front, and from this fouled, messy and corrupted desk to be sure.

Today, (or maybe tomorrow) daylight begins to increase at the rate of about a minute a day. Process remains a serious pain in the ass in my book during our darkest days, but goals however will continue to remain essential as to what drives me to stay alive. I am like a dumb ass salmon making it up river again. There is nothing else to do now except swim like a bastard.

Once again, it is important to remain hopeful and lie to yourself if need be (or at least maintain the gumption necessary to go on) despite all the non-sense of our rapidly accelerated times causing imbalance of a magnitude never seen before, and to stop raging about the dying of the light. And we all know by now that I am an expert at raging against the god damn demising light of our existence.

What is there left to do ?

Hugs,

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Postby WARLOCK » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:23 am

Amen. A great gathering last night for the last Thursday of the season at Bluffs in Scarberia.
Next on deck is to put that very Wiggler in the video on legs at Bluffs for the next group to enjoy it for next week.

Someone asked me about demographics at Bluffs and here is last nights analysis. Still on average between 22 and 26 of us every Thursday, forever. Sometimes 16, sometimes 32 but regularly 20 to 26 good people attending.
Demographics of middle aged balding men has not increased much. There was about 16 of us, and give or take, there are still that many of us. Last night was 25-26 in total and the other 10-12 people were wives, girlfriends, sons and daughters.

There are a couple of younger men in their 20's + 30's joining us as well. As the middle aged male populace wanes, the next generation replacing us isn't so bad, since most of the growth in this hobby is from women and children participating.
This was all made possible, starting with what you saw in the video above from the Crane building. Thank you my friend. Not too shabby a legacy perhaps between that space and the North Star. Progress and good times and more daylight ahead.

Cheers. Salut.
More soon.

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Postby Sparky » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:25 pm

WARLOCK wrote:Amen. A great gathering last night for the last Thursday of the season at Bluffs in Scarberia.
Next on deck is to put that very Wiggler in the video on legs at Bluffs for the next group to enjoy it for next week.

Someone asked me about demographics at Bluffs and here is last nights analysis. Still on average between 22 and 26 of us every Thursday, forever. Sometimes 16, sometimes 32 but regularly 20 to 26 good people attending.
Demographics of middle aged balding men has not increased much. There was about 16 of us, and give or take, there are still that many of us. Last night was 25-26 in total and the other 10-12 people were wives, girlfriends, sons and daughters.

There are a couple of younger men in their 20's + 30's joining us as well. As the middle aged male populace wanes, the next generation replacing us isn't so bad, since most of the growth in this hobby is from women and children participating.
This was all made possible, starting with what you saw in the video above from the Crane building. Thank you my friend. Not too shabby a legacy perhaps between that space and the North Star. Progress and good times and more daylight ahead.

Cheers. Salut.
More soon.


I am still dreaming about starting something similar out here... the discussions were happening on the subject 5-6 years ago, and my dream has been going on for double that. Problem is that the population is more spread out here. I can get a nice spot for around 8$ / sq.ft / year, but I have a feeling I would be alone in the endeavour. It would have to be close to my place as I would be doing most of the repairs and organizing.

So I still am debating in between biting the bullet and doing it for a year, or saving the money for a year or two and build a garage in my back yard which would be dedicated to that purpose.

Tough call... but I am not giving up on it yet...
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Postby OTTOgd » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:48 pm

Who likes winning a race? I know I do!

Last Saturday night, I was the FASTEST driver I could be!

... and I wasn't even wearing a seatbelt! :shock:

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Again, it cost me quite a few 'quarters' to continue after losing often ... but it's a great idea to straighten up after being beaten and hop back in the race and keep tryin' and tryin'! ... imho.

Admittedly, Super Sprint is more fun when you're actually playing people. Especially people who know the game well. Work up a sweat. Seriously. Great times.

... and more wrenches per track! ;) :D

Game on!

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Postby WARLOCK » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:17 am

It's all about us in the modern age.
We watch, We do? We tell it all !
But; do we really get it all done:
In a certain fashion I suppose >



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