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Awesome! I will have to drop by soon!!
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Sparky wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Awesome! I will have to drop by soon!!
Would be fun to see you again Sparky. We could maybe have a mini PowWow behind plexi glass since no one is allowed in the warehouse or the parts dept anymore for a casual chat or that self serve aspect I allow some of the clients I trust to practice here.

For shits and giggles, check out this spring loaded warehouse door. Don't tell me that that isn't creative, just wish they had used an old rubber ring from the backroom stash, but this is a crisis situation god dam it, so I had to deduct the parts inventory by 1 x P/N 38-2500, well not really. The doors of perception have to remained closed now, so what is the problem with a .90 rubber doing the job of that, eh ? :(

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So back to the topic of this thread which I have promised to maintain well into the 20's, no matter what the hell happens during this decade which is off to a precarious start.

But now, some of those past routines are beginning to be rebuilt, and I have every intention of making them count even more than they did when we were all taking our apparent safe reality for granted. Yet, this could be the end of civilization as we have known it, and then again, maybe not. Nothing has really changed on that plateau except the time frame looking "tighter". It is always a matter of time/space along with that eternal cause and effect thang so often put into motion by humans, - some of which occasionally like to throw the dice. Indeed, but back to the Doors.

"The future is uncertain and the end is always near." That has always been true, but sometimes the time frame makes it seem more true. An end may come in different places and at different times, no one knows until it is upon them.

OK, OK - ca va bien aller mon petit - rainbows & arc-en-ciels etc. Courage & resolve are what we should display to the next gens, not just rainbows.
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Look Jimbo, a god-dam Rainbow, maybe even two. Holy shit we are going to be OK.
Look Jimbo, a god-dam Rainbow, maybe even two. Holy shit we are going to be OK.

Into the second week of having started up this wonderfully diverse parts department which makes up one of my 3 work (life) routines. It has obviously restarted in a somewhat different way, and that will do just fine. Still waiting for 1-1/2 more routines to restart this whole pinball life of mine which I am beginning to see as more and more of a social service than a standard run of the mill business, probably due to this pandemic making the essentials of life more evident & primordial as money's dubious value changes in our collective minds. Hell, the government is giving it away lately and that is changing the perception we have of it.

In any case, run of the mill businesses have always bored me to tears in their lack of creativity and cookie cutter websites playing into all this "follow us" bullshit tasting cookies and all this getting excited about social media logos connecting everything together until it looks like one big bag of shit which often just ends up meaning nothing in real life. So many useless products and dull information making lots of nice soundimg noise while declaring importance where there is no longer any now. Lots of hype & fabricated bullshit spewing promises while using word combinations that are repeated so often that they end up meaning very little from overuse. Click here, follow us, like us etc. - now why would I waste any time doing that when you are doing and saying the same things that everyone else who likes you says and does ?

We need to reinvent this "now" since the world has taken on this bug. And a big part of the new now is learning to recognize the old bullshit of the pre-pandemic days, the overflow of useless manipulative marketing and information and how it stunk up our very real lives and how easily we can be duped, lied to and taken for a ride by the shysters of those times who will likely make their way into the 20's with a different suit on. Many of us have learned to detect the liars and the cheats and the thieves via a revaluation of our life priorities while in this pandemic. I will not permit myself to ignore the deep ways that it is and will change the world and how it has broken the mold of many facets of daily life along with changing the way we work, especially the way we work. Got to be courageous in any new world that is managing to exist in and through a historical adjustment many of us knew was looming, we just didn't know in what form it would come.

Saw ChrisSilver and DaveW at the parts counter last week picking up fuses from stock and a flipper rebuild kit that was ordered before things got locked down as we say. Gottlieb Rob came by as well, checked a problem on a "Big House" (what else ?) in the service department and hung out for a bit to talk turkey and excahnge cheese cake recepies with Pierre and Richard. Many of us are talking about the future of the amusement business and all its facets without having all the necessary data to realistically plan a future, a future that is very tough to accurately imagine from here because things could go sideways anytime/anyway, especially with the reactionaries powers and crazoids below us. They may come up with an ending for something they or their sociopathic leader doesn't agree with or like.

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It was a busy first 3 day week with at least half a dozen Alouette parts clients not on this forum showing up at the counter behind a plexi sheild. Lots of phone inquiries, and they made me smile. I really like the phone and how it works because once again, you can actually talk to the person and figure out what they really need. Parts from Marco and PBR and Suzo-Happ will be coming Wednesday in order to fill the client's and work orders from the past little while restocking some common items. As well Robi should be coming in this 2nd week of a return to work in parts, pick up some stuff and also to shoot the shit in person about what has been going on. It will be a good day for life and business. And that is how I want to approach all three of my routines now. With those two facets together, not one without the other. This combo will help in keeping things real, less ordinary. While we are at it, fuck business being solely about profit as the primary goal, life is bigger than that. Mixing work and your life together may well be the way to go now, like cutting the lawn with a silent electric mower while on a conference call or fucking zoom meeting where everyone looks like an upside down egghead. Working from home is what many more of us will have to live as the rules change and we are adapting to this period of widespread change. Hopefully, this will throw the bullshitters off a bit by exposing them to life & work together instead of the lies and the manipulation they have permitted themselves to use under the veil of claiming that "it's only business", well no more of that shit, you can't lie to life. It would also be fucking nice if the big corps learned to give more back by taking their share of social responsibility beyond pretty words and statements that sound altruistic just when it happens to profits them. Save the environment, please go to paperless billing, and print it yourself we couldn't are less as long as we don't pay for it.

After work at Alouette, which again, counts for one routine, another half of a routine made its' way back when JamesSchid will be taking in a pinball machine over-haul for a young North Star (my 3rd routine is the North Star) patron who told us about how he misses the place. He picked up a Bally 1967 "Rocket 3" for 250 bones from a retired couple in the west island. James and I will get it working properly and cleaned it up in the month of June so that it will be ready for a burn in period of playing the hell out of it to make sure everything is stable and solid before pick up by the client. Don't know when the pick up will be, people have tight budgets and I can understand that these days. I am watching every dollar more diligently than before, things may get rocky again at the end of this year, may even have a harder time than that of late. So gonna stop by on my way home from Alouette and shoot a few games and talk with my artist buddy about right brain left brain stuff, live life to the hilt.

So life and work at Alouette have blended well so far, can't complain at all, yet I can't seem to get use to this no traffic thing when I leave here, maybe that is best for now. It could go either way I know.

Will head back home after that in order to hang and chat with some of my neighbours by the riverside while they all walk their dogs around 7pm. I don't have a dog, so one of my neighbours who has three lends me one of her beasts on a leash so I don't look out of place walking with this pact. I don't really want to tell my neighbours that I don't mind feeling out of place, that is usually the first step in learning how to break the molds of routine and make some headway into the future. I also believe that courage and resolve are first in line for a brighter future than what looks to be lurking presently.
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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 wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will then only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of occurrences to recall come hell or calm tides.

In real life I always preferred the exceptional qualities in any normal state of affairs. But alas, so many of us have suddenly become exceptional via a world wide web of self-promotion upheld by the new dumb that it has made the quest for something truly exceptional much more difficult to notice.

"Ah, you goddamn writers, never a good word for anything. Hell, you never really know what the frag they will say or do next." My Alter Ego

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Where I live, “How are you?” has traditionally been more of a greeting than a question. You’re supposed to say something like, “Good! You?” and then talk about whatever you were going to talk about.

In the last three months, it seems to have become a question again. People genuinely want to know how friends and neighbors are doing, so there’s often an added inflection to indicate that they are indeed asking: “So… how are you?”

This seems healthy. It also seems healthy that “I don’t know” has become a perfectly acceptable and relatable answer.

Like many people I’ve spoken to this spring, I don’t know how I’m doing, only that some things feel off. I’m not particularly anxious or worried, but getting ordinary things done has become inexplicably difficult.



Well, home service calls are now being booked again. I have recevied several requests over the last three months and have told the clients to wait until I figure out how I should proceed. Now I know how, and I feel more comfortable about the proceedure. So I can say that 2 out of the 3 routines that make up my work/life are starting to happen in this new & weird context. Just don't know when bars will open again in Québec. Restaurants in Montréal are opening with restrictions on June 22nd, so it is logical to assume that if all goes well, bars will open by mid-July, again with new and the usual restrictions. The North Star will look and feel different, but it will gradually help to provide the third routine of my puzzling life/work.

Again, these old routines will not feel the same, they can not. So out we go again on the road starting the week of June 22 when we are given the green light to gather indoors as human beings from different households, but again, with the usual restrictions. We'll see, but I think the general consciousness and the wear and tear of the isolation will leave scars for a long time coming. Alot of bad things are and have been happening behind closed doors, we just don't hear about them as much as before, too many cases, so it has trouble being the latest news anymore.


Ordinary Life is Fragile

One of my hypotheses is that our fancy modern lives are only made stable by a surprisingly fragile configuration of routines. When one or more parts is broken, problems occur everywhere in the machine.

Even the most innocuous change could throw things off. Social distancing changes the way you grocery shop, and maybe that changes your diet. That affects your sleep, which affects your attitude, which affects your work, which affects your outlook, and your view of yourself, and so on, until ordinary life has become completely disrupted, with no indication that it’s all because you’re no longer comfortable in the cramped produce section of your local Price Chopper.

It’s hard to solve a problem when its cause is untraceable. You can’t isolate the issue the way you might dunk a leaky inner tube into a bathtub to see where the bubbles come out.



All italics are David Cain's words, even though it may have sounded like me babbling on my thread, it isn't. So for those who give a shit about getting better........... www.raptitude.com
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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 wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will then only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of occurrences to recall come hell or calm tides.

In real life I always preferred the exceptional qualities in any normal state of affairs. But alas, so many of us have suddenly become exceptional via a world wide web of self-promotion upheld by the new dumb that it has made the quest for something truly exceptional much more difficult to notice.

"Ah, you goddamn writers, never a good word for anything. Hell, you never really know what the frag they will say or do next." My Alter Ego

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A couple of thoughts about routine and the effects of change,
As humans we are a highly adaptable species. Changes mean adaptations and those that adapt best, survive best. A higher level form of natural selection.
Unfortunately this situation in many respects accentuates the gap in socio-economic classes especially in places where that gap is most pronounced. Those with greater resources are able to protect themselves better

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Bank-Coil wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:29 am
A couple of thoughts about routine and the effects of change,
As humans we are a highly adaptable species. Changes mean adaptations and those that adapt best, survive best. A higher level form of natural selection.
Unfortunately this situation in many respects accentuates the gap in socio-economic classes especially in places where that gap is most pronounced. Those with greater resources are able to protect themselves better
Thanks my factual friend for your contribution in these weird times. I know you as someone who moves ahead and works at making a difference by having a positive influence on the lives of the people you care about and who you believe to have good moral fiber. From an existential perspective, the choices we make in that respect can at least influence natural selection. Our actions in choosing to support and help along the lives that we believe in is also be a sort of natural (add voluntary) selection - choosing lives which will ideally best promote the good qualities in making up our collective nature.


In the mean-time :

The Quebec government has suddenly sprung the news many have been waiting for. As of yesterday, bars which do not have a licence to prepare and serve food can open again, with restrictions ofcourse. This time the government didn't call for separate dates for outlying areas and Montreal. No dates, just open anytime and anywhere in Quebec. Weird. They had provided a reopening schedual for restaurants that serve alcohol within two time frames, but they just sprung yesterdays date on bar owners and alot of them were not quite ready for that. Most were in the process of adapting their establishments based on the rules they could only anticipate from those laid out for restaurants that opened on June 22nd in Montreal and a week earlier outside the metropolis. Bars were not provided the convenience of such schedualed dates for reopening. If they had been provided such dates and the conditions, they could have likely been more prepared in putting into place the exact adjustments required via a timely announcement. In a way, not providing a time frame in advance was not cool on the part of the authorities. This can be interpreted as a bit of a fuck you if you own a bar without a kitchen.

One new restriction public safety added to the already well known ones will take some reasoning and will call for added creativity. In drinking establishments where meals are not being served, patrons have to be sitting at a table or on a stool and are not allowed to be walking about chatting while attempting to respect a two meter distance which will be difficult through the music & noise generated in such a social environment. There will be no dancing or jumping about all over the place either, even if patrons are happy to have a good cocktail while seeing their friends once again in a public/social establishment. So dance bars for example are not allowed to practice their essence, they can open, but you can't dance. Weird, but kind of understandable as people get close to eachother after consuming some sort of giggle water that suits their taste buds. Is this new rule to be read as reprisal for some bars openly defying the government for not responding to their requests with at least being forthright in providing a date to reopen ? Don't think so, but purely drinking & social establishments are not seen the same way as other businesses in Quebec it seems. The government may want people to drink, but they certainly would rather have people do it at home and not get too excited in public. Get drunk at home and jump around there, less work for the cops or the EMT to find you for whatever reason. :shock:

Well, at least this next routine coming out of confinement seems to be slowly making its way back. As of tuesday, Jordan and I will execute a maintenance oriented line up check of "the herd" at North Star. This will surely bring back feelings I have forgotten about. And when Montreal's first pinball bar opens again, it will likely feel different. Having people playing pinball sitting down on stools in front of those colourful tables will be a sight to see. Body English is also deemed to be dangerous it seems, and we will have to leave excitement out of playing pinball for a while yet. Maybe it can be more of a meditative activity for a while, Zen pinball. It has mostly been that way for me lately, with the exception of a few exclamations of joys and sorrow thrown in for a good measure of balance.

Today I am on the road with Joanna fixing people's machines in their homes, a place where people are more apt to be reasonable and less prone to bouts of jumping about, we'll see. I will report back from these strange times indeed. In the mean-time, be good to eachother.

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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 wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will then only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of occurrences to recall come hell or calm tides.

In real life I always preferred the exceptional qualities in any normal state of affairs. But alas, so many of us have suddenly become exceptional via a world wide web of self-promotion upheld by the new dumb that it has made the quest for something truly exceptional much more difficult to notice.

"Ah, you goddamn writers, never a good word for anything. Hell, you never really know what the frag they will say or do next." My Alter Ego

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Another Saturday on the road.

Sounds like I am making it out to be ordinary by laying "it" down using those words. Well, it wasn't. It never is if you look for what never happens the same way twice. What is life without attention to details ? Life without details is just business, just one-dimensional shop keepers business practises. Details are the stuff which makes up the true luxury of life, and yet, many of us persist in being unimaginative in the day to day of our lives, mainly due to fear and contempt/disdain/loathing etc.

JoJo and I were on the road again. We had two Montreal Pinball clients lined up yesterday, and maybe a third one if we were feeling up to the challenge in mid afternoon. The details of this day proved to be plenty, and I was more than happy about that. Whether they were details about an actual pinball repair or the details in the story of how we got to do what we do, or even how good the Wendy's "style maison" chicken burger tasted while sitting in a makeshift park next to Sources boul. talking about Alfred North Whitehead's works. Details are why I do this work, and may even provide another reason for staying alive. The rest is the day to day, and I have had enough of that in my life. The whole catastrophe of following the predetermined path laced with rules laid out while trying to convince myself that I am happy because that is as good as it gets. No.

The tasks are simply tasks, we know them and we repeat them until we reach new ground, that level where details become abundant. That is where things begin to get interesting and that is where I want to live, not just alongside the repetition of things which inevitably become routine and leave you begging for change once again. The routines as far as I understand them, serve as a ground to use if I get lost or feel that life has derailed from its continuation, but that is rare. I realize that sometimes we may need mindless work when we are lost, like assembly line work or sitting in front of a screen feeding in data or clicking aimlessly because we are there and trying to get "out there" through a window in a screen. Well, I guess it can be a sort of meditation, - hell did I just say that ?

Routine usually has a utilitarian purpose, it produces an anticipated result to those repetitive actions that may not be what everyone understands as providing a full life, a full life being impossible anyway. You just need to get as close as you can to the idea. Necessary as it may seem, we have learned recently through the restrictions of isolation and lockdown that alot of things are not really primordial to that very real goal of living a good life. Those established and anchored routines and marketed distractions may well serve in keeping us thinking that this is as good as it gets.

Ah fuck it, just some morning thoughts to put out there. That hari krishna post really put the hook in me. :lol: No onions or garlic you say, what about the details dude, the stinking details of it all ?

We started off in N.D.G. fixing Gottlieb EMs. Good coffee and dirty contacts were at the rendez-vous. Joanna was aces working on stuff I told her to troubleshoot while I fixed stuff the client wanted to improve upon in his line up. The details of the match replay on El Dorado not displaying accurately and things like that. Lovely stuff that FS relay detailing. Jojo fixed stuff the client hadn't noticed but that obviously wasn't quite right. I realized once a again a lesson I learned from doing weekly line up checks at North Star, the details which are catered to will shine mostly via the amount of maintenance we dedicate to regular repair tasks when it comes to pinball machines. Maybe this goes for other stuff as well, like relationships of all sorts. Just make sure you do not run out of details or stop paying attention to them in whatever you take on. Create an environment through your routines that leaves some room for attention to details.

The next call after lunch was even more suited to finding out how the detailing of a pinball machine affects the pleasure one can derive from playing, but hell we know this, even though I don't play much anymore. I was just happy to see that the client, (who is mostly a player) beginning to see the difference in his games and how they played when we had the luxury of time to tune a few things up. It is generally difficult to attend to all the details of having a pinball machine play well on a service call. You repair what you are called in for, and if you can swing a tweak or two in between, you do it because you think it matters even if the client doesn't notice that this "something" wasn't quite right. I love that, but time is always the measure for the depth of your life and work. It (time) can be like a life sentence with a jail guard at the gate, or it is like a guy idly leaning on a post smoking a cigarette who quietly reminds you under his breath to stay alert and look around you.

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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 wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will then only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of occurrences to recall come hell or calm tides.

In real life I always preferred the exceptional qualities in any normal state of affairs. But alas, so many of us have suddenly become exceptional via a world wide web of self-promotion upheld by the new dumb that it has made the quest for something truly exceptional much more difficult to notice.

"Ah, you goddamn writers, never a good word for anything. Hell, you never really know what the frag they will say or do next." My Alter Ego

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I find the utilitarian purpose of routine is necessary and inevitable. I've seen people trying to live every moment in life to its fullest. That's gotta be exhaustingly impossible. Sometimes you just need to turn the brain off and hit cruise control. Mundane repetitive labour is a great distraction offering a moment to reflect, plan and get bored. Getting bored brings out imagination, creativity, and appreciation so you can plan and truly enjoy the good times and little things. When the "new norm" is over, we'll be enjoying the chicken shit that goes by unnoticed or that we've always taken for granted.

You ever been driving and don't remember the substance? I might look up some onions and garlic recipes today. I'm hungry for change.
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Chris Silver wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:29 am
I find the utilitarian purpose of routine is necessary and inevitable. I've seen people trying to live every moment in life to its fullest. That's gotta be exhaustingly impossible. Sometimes you just need to turn the brain off and hit cruise control. Mundane repetitive labour is a great distraction offering a moment to reflect, plan and get bored. Getting bored brings out imagination, creativity, and appreciation so you can plan and truly enjoy the good times and little things. When the "new norm" is over, we'll be enjoying the chicken shit that goes by unnoticed or that we've always taken for granted.

You ever been driving and don't remember the substance? I might look up some onions and garlic recipes today. I'm hungry for change.
Hi Chris,

Are you up for another philosophical bout on this thread ? I am totally game, - the stuff you wrote above got me thinking again, well at least a bit more than usual. And if we do go at "it" philosophically again on this thread, I promise to not text you extra theories or receipes using excessive onions, garlic or ellicit sex so as to complicate things.

I have a day off coming up Wednesday, oh wait, I don't believe in days off anymore, but we can still ramble on with or without routine being necessary to any conclusions.

Virtual HUgs,

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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 wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will then only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of occurrences to recall come hell or calm tides.

In real life I always preferred the exceptional qualities in any normal state of affairs. But alas, so many of us have suddenly become exceptional via a world wide web of self-promotion upheld by the new dumb that it has made the quest for something truly exceptional much more difficult to notice.

"Ah, you goddamn writers, never a good word for anything. Hell, you never really know what the frag they will say or do next." My Alter Ego

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I got lucky on that one flowing easily. It was natural. I had to wrap my head in bandages the last time you made me think. The attempt to think philosophically absorbs all my attention. Normally I like to toss inspiration at you and sit back and enjoy the ride. Sometimes I'm compelled for debate. It all depends on which way the wind blows. I've got my window rolled down.
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I got lucky on that one flowing easily. It was natural. I had to wrap my head in bandages the last time you made me think. The attempt to think philosophically absorbs all my attention. Normally I like to toss inspiration at you and sit back and enjoy the ride. Sometimes I'm compelled for debate. It all depends on which way the wind blows. I've got my window rolled down.
You have a talent for metaphor Chris, and that's the crux of being a poet in my opinion. As for professional thinkers, (i.e.philosophers) the majority of them are on their way out during these times of anxiety, uncertainty and the end of civilization lurking so near and all. The philosophers who do not learn to use metaphors to express the epiphanies that come to them via their thoughts that in turn expose a truth will not survive. Those who do learn to use metaphors will be baptised and renamed as Poets. My prediction is that Poets will be rampant again before we reach the next renaissance while philosophers will become scarce and something to mock. The songs of the doomed will sound via the Poets voices aimed at the masses, so listen for it, or in your case Silver, start singing out loud. LoL

So no more bandages necessary for any thinking wounds Chris, let's save them for the impending physical ones.

We should all have alot to say in the coming days, so there will be plenty of opportunity for discourse, comment here and there and elsewhere laced with lots of stupidity and anger with an occasional, "wish I had thought of that before" afterthoughts.

There are troubling times ahead, staying alert will be primordial and so will the ability to sneak under the fence will be a valued skill to have.


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Last night I felt another routine creeping up my spine. North Star officially opens again tonight via a reservation system since our limit of patrons is now set at 20. Last night we thought it best to hold a soft opening in order to test the set up and see how it flowed with 15 to 20 people in the bar. I am happy to say that the place looks great and the plexi panels Jordan installed are tasteful and non obtrusive for the most part. Here is a picture from last night which looks like everyone playing pinball has their own peep show booth. Very cool, and again tastefully done.

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Chris Da Costa wrote the following comment on the North Star facebook page yesterday:

It’s imperative to play pinball in a public location during the pandemic. This is a moment to tell your grandchildren about.... and that we followed the rules and did whatever it took to hammer that ball around a playfield. It’s a historical moment. Support our pinball establishments.


What I will tell my grandchildren (or anybody else's grandchildren for that matter) and whoever else is willing to listen to me babble will go something like this -

"Back during the summer of the great pandemic of 2020, people were getting increasingly thirsty for social interaction & good cocktails. Intelligent conversation was dwindling fast, while people in the u.s. were getting ready for civil war and arming themselves to the teeth. They couldn't declare war on anybody else but themselves mainly because the borders were closed. (78 year old man laughter). They had put their air force and navy on e-bay while trying to pay off their debt to china after being threatened with consequences beyond any of their imaginations. I won't get into this, because you don't need to know about the horrors of greed. Greed started off as an american problem when that company calling itself a country was incorporated, and it is a good thing that greed died with the virus and trump was fired by his own spin doctors who had lost their minds trying to correct what he would say next. Later an autoposy revealed that the virus knawed at what was left of his brain instead of his lungs. Eventually both the empires (china and the u.s.) crumbled due to their inability to declare war (or do business) overseas for profit, and hence they ended up declaring war on themselves because they were going broke. Russia meanwhile began to eat its own comrades after the e.u. said no more poutine for you. People had lost sight of what was vital and necessary in order to get to the other side of that worldwide crisis without overwhelming conflict and violence and destruction and death. These were hard things to avoid back then. What also hurt was that the average folks that were left felt that the little ground they had gained and saved for in the 20th century for what they liked to call their "golden years" back then and which I still think is utter and fabricated bullshit, was slipping through their hands fast because we hadn't collectively killed this bug just yet. It took years to get to the renaissance you are now living and enjoying once the vaccine was developed and distributed to those that were left and so now everything will be quiet for the next hundred years. Anyway, a couple of months before the land of opportunity below us really erupted, we ended up cutting off their water and regulating it in order to keep those crazoids under control until they understood what matters most.

Regardless, there was a very cool looking bar in Montreal that continued to open it's doors to those who wanted to play pinball and forget that this really felt like it was the end of civilization as they knew it. It was a similar vibe to that bar in Casablanca during the second world war, - a refuge of sorts, and many of us admired the courage it took to reopen during that summer of 2020. At the time, many of us believed that things would never be the same again, but we showed courage and resolve in our actions and never gave up hope. Many adjustments came thereafter, but the consequences of the isolation, along with the second wave of that virus were devastating to people's mental health and what little was left of that old washed up repetitive & unimaginative economy. I was there the night before Montreal first pinball bar officially reopened. I was there with my partners and an apprentice I like to call JoJo along with some of the more hard core North Star regulars. We were all there for the soft opening, and to test the measures that were put into place so that people could play and talk again at one of, if not the best place to play pinball in Canada. The North Star - Machines a Piastres. Ok, that's enough history for today, one of you little weasels get up and go get me a shot of marshine and some synthetic Dunhills."

Boom Boom & Yabo to the world we now inhabit. To all who give a shit, please sound your barbaric Yawp!!

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“ They couldn't declare war on anybody else because the borders were closed. (old man laughter)“. LoL

I actually laughed when I read that line. You’re telling of the tale was a lot more in depth and flamboyant than mine. I did not know you trolled Facebook.
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“ They couldn't declare war on anybody else because the borders were closed. (old man laughter)“. LoL

I actually laughed when I read that line. You’re telling of the tale was a lot more in depth and flamboyant than mine. I did not know you trolled Facebook.
Ofcourse I have no facebook account Chris, I think you know this. Why would I ? Just more routine like stuff & comments to read from people who are generally bored with reality.

Trolled ? I watch and read the North Star page mostly, especially during exceptional times of uncertainty.

Spent this day on the road with JoJo. And so on this hot and humid Saturday we decided to visit tonysoprano. He immediately made us a cheese and ham omelet while we chased a bug on his Bally "Night Rider". It got late quick and we struggled through traffic and found some ice scream near North Star. Noticed that in some parts of the island it's looking like the wild west is back in style again, especially on the roads. Yikes !!
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Things have cooled down in Montreal this morning, but it promises to thunder this afternoon and I will be on the road looking out for trouble.

"No reason to get excited,....." nor any need for a line up check at the North Star this morning. That routine can wait until Jojo and I get there later this afternoon and check the place out for any adjustments. Today we are going to take care of some details that were not catered to in the past weeks, and doing some sorting in the parts dept of life. Taking care of what matters, friends, family and those who need to talk during these times - some people are having a real tough time sorting out what is coming down the pipe. Below is a passage from early on in this thread that I like very much, and here's hoping that it will bring some light to the mess we are living and to the incredible consequences of this historical occurrence & its magnitude which we are reacting to in ways that will change our course as if there ever was one we could anticipate to begin with.


Not too many of us are well equipped to deal with uncertainty, if you are steady these days help others you care about along and carry some courage and resolve for them.

What is below is from this thread, (1st page) and not meant to be derogatory, just what I was feeling at that time last year.

In times of personal difficulty or social unrest (on whatever scale) many people cope by placing great importance on the concept of their "NOW" as the end all. And by that focus they have become philosophical zombies who feed off self help books and often step away from their past and back off from anticipating the complexity of any future which as always, is looking uncertain. Both concepts are far too overwhelming to lurk in for too long. So in order to survive going crazy, philosophical zombies find refuge in "the moment" and call it mindfulness. That's OK, it is the fashionable way to handle the unbearable lightness of being without going totally bughouse as they finally acknowledge and understand their true individual insignificance on this immensely complex web of being. This paradox still manages to insult many of us, especially the ones that call themselves americans or live on facebook. So many continue to maintain their illusions of individualism amplified with a focus on "their NOW" and this often makes them unpleasant and quite embarrassing to be around. I understand the need for some sort of usefulness and to continue to function in a world where most of us are quite useless to the big picture which is also doubtful in purpose. So what is the essence of Being,the question seems to carry more clout in these overwhelming times. Yet existing on this complex web of Being is more than enough to keep anyone busy who has the mind and courage to look back and forward from the solid perspective of an existential present. All along the watchtower indeed.


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I never did understand the concept of self help books and having little notes around the house stating “you are special, you can do it”. Individuals in society have become very frail and fragile. There used to be a time where you had to walk around in the wilderness and find something to eat or you’d die. Life is too easy now, but everybody thinks it’s so hard.

Realistically, all of us will never be Gandhi or Mother Theresa. The best we can do is be the best we can be inside our own little bubbles while reaching out now and then into other’s bubbles. We will have an impact and leave a mark on them. Hopefully, we leave positive echoes that trickle beyond.

Remember the past, live in the present and be mindful of the future. Self-help books are a cheap substitution for common sense. We all need to just be good, be kind and enjoy the ride.
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Fully agree,...just like body products, they must convince you that you look, and/or smell bad first if they wish to sell you something.
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Indeed. Great sentiments and thoughts my friends.

Just be. That is the meaning of life; other than the more precise numerical answer of 42 of course...
Many of us don't have the requirement to "rush" around, or "panic" like anything is really important or matters.

It all matters, but it also doesn't either. Take care of your relationships and take care of each other.
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Chris Silver wrote:
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I never did understand the concept of self help books and having little notes around the house stating “you are special, you can do it”. Individuals in society have become very frail and fragile. There used to be a time where you had to walk around in the wilderness and find something to eat or you’d die. Life is too easy now, but everybody thinks it’s so hard.

Realistically, all of us will never be Gandhi or Mother Theresa. The best we can do is be the best we can be inside our own little bubbles while reaching out now and then into other’s bubbles. We will have an impact and leave a mark on them. Hopefully, we leave positive echoes that trickle beyond.

Remember the past, live in the present and be mindful of the future. Self-help books are a cheap substitution for common sense. We all need to just be good, be kind and enjoy the ride.
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There used to be a time where you had to walk around in the wilderness and find something to eat or you’d die.
I too long for the days of *checks notes* pre-agricultural nomadic tribes
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Chris Silver wrote:
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Realistically, all of us will never be Gandhi or Mother Theresa. The best we can do is be the best we can be inside our own little bubbles while reaching out now and then into other’s bubbles. We will have an impact and leave a mark on them. Hopefully, we leave positive echoes that trickle beyond.

Remember the past, live in the present and be mindful of the future. Self-help books are a cheap substitution for common sense. We all need to just be good, be kind and enjoy the ride.
That phrase in the last sentence of your quote above is about how to deal with the different time zones of one's life. I believe that it stemmed from the Warlock's brain one night during an inter provincial Pow-Wow. Yes, I remember now. I was so impressed by the combination of those words 7 years ago that I ended up writing it on the wall at the entrance of that Montreal Pinball loft and sanctuary back in 2014 or so.

"Remember the past, live the present and anticipate the future" was the exact phrase I believe. Then I added - "Here and now is where you will find yourself."

You substituted "anticipate" with the word "mindful" and that is fine for 2020, but in my case it just ended up reminding me of the philosophical zombies I see everyday, though I am sure that it wasn't your intention to provoke any nightmares for me the next time I find slumber. Hell, just the connotation which that word now carries these days for me makes me cringe every time because it seems to be an automatic passport to enlightenment for all the lost souls of this age, and god there are alot of them. Mindfulness use to conjure up images of scranny gurus on mountaintops who worked at solitude and reaching nirvana, but before the lockdown I would see zombies walking the downtown streets going to work in sneakers and looking very intentful as they head for their cubicles and to be enlightened by their screens.

Your words Chris have got me thinking again, but no banadages necessary. All these thoughts are entertaining at best and I am taking them into account as I write and edit this post. But for now, here is a picture Chnillapoil sent me recently of a thoughtful moment. Alain must of had some time on his hands to look back, or got a new phone and dumped the pics from his old one onto a usb key or something like that and said, "hey, I remember that night." ......been thinking, what a long strange trip its been.

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I do not think, therefore I am not.
You are a genius & a poet Silver !! :jumpy You and I and a few more geniuses/poet/writers/thinkers & babblers should get to the campfire at uncle Geesters place at least one time before this summer expires into crap along with a bunch of other things. We should record the conversations for future generations and publish it in the cloud(s). :ugeek: They will dismiss us as fools of a by gone era, that we can be sure of at least.

And Chris, one more thing before I let you be yourself, - just like Jean-Paul Sartre wrote in his existential novel Nausea "I do not think, therefore I am a mustache.", your quote is appropriate for 2020, as his was for 1938. These type of ribaldistic phrases seem to come out of human brains when the end of a civilization seem to get close again. Sartre wrote his just before world war 2 and now Silver wrote his just before the second wave of the 2020 pandemic and the probable crash of the american economy leading to a loss of their identity which usually leads to some form of nastiness when a people and its leaders do not have the flexibility (or brains) to reinvent themselves. A terrible stubborness in the face of great change will bring on great despair. Love it how history repeats, and hate how we ignore what we should have learned to watch for and not allow to repeat (or at least recognize) in order to move our humanity forward intelligently and peacefully and at a throttled controlled pace instead of letting our anger, stupidity and pedal to the metal ignorance run amok while burning rubber in the face of those riding behind us, the younger ones who harbour hopes that we know where we are going.

Anyway, enjoying the ride until then, and every god damn moment of our lifetimes while you are at it, as if I was saying something new. It is raining this morning here and these skies just look more amazing than usual along with hopes that it will have a cleansing effect on the world.

Yesterday I did a repair estimate for an long time collector buddy, also saw Mindstorm88 briefly, rode around with JamesSchid and wrote up an evaluation document for insurance purposes detailing the monetary value of a large pinball machine collection. What do I know about the prices of these things, let alone the mods added and the extras extras extras and what are considered "upgrades" to these impressive objects born of American workmanship (Sterns excluded), but I certainly do know about the value they have for people these days, even Sterns. I do still feel at odds with this environment, and I like that in a way. And since we are into quotes this morning, Oscar Wilde said it best - “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

My little service company has never had such a busier summer than this one, and this is so out of the yearly mid summer routine of basking in the sun or watching the rain while drinking vodka and eating peanut butter sandwiches on a back porch as it hammers out the earthworms. Instead, the next two weeks are going to be very busy on the road with home service, practically non-stop, so I am lining them em up and going to knock them down. A temporary summer routine for 2020 before heading back to my parts person job on August 3rd, just a month before this years ironic labour day weekend. Is there anything to celebrate this year ? I don't know of many people who are in the mood to jump for joy in this climate, especially since they will likely be frowned upon or fined. Courage and resolve and keeping your eyes open are what it takes when you get down to the nitty gritty of this existence.

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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 wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will then only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of occurrences to recall come hell or calm tides.

In real life I always preferred the exceptional qualities in any normal state of affairs. But alas, so many of us have suddenly become exceptional via a world wide web of self-promotion upheld by the new dumb that it has made the quest for something truly exceptional much more difficult to notice.

"Ah, you goddamn writers, never a good word for anything. Hell, you never really know what the frag they will say or do next." My Alter Ego

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RAB “ Is there anything to celebrate this year”?

Well, guaranteed the Band-Aid has been pulled off of the consumable rut and decadence of our existence. We have been forced into change be it both positive and negative.

Definitely, I can celebrate the rest and reboot. I can celebrate quality time with the family and the re-organization of my life both mentally and physically. I can celebrate all of the knickknacks carried out around the house and the tuning of my pins. I will celebrate with friends who have checked in and will move forward in a new thought out direction.

In many ways, this year has been a refreshing awakening.

Life is like a game of chess.Sometimes you win, eventually lose. Enjoy playing while it lasts. Offer up a gambit. Attack with a fork. Knight to F3.
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Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

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Chris Silver wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:40 am
I never did understand the concept of self help books and having little notes around the house stating “you are special, you can do it”. Individuals in society have become very frail and fragile. There used to be a time where you had to walk around in the wilderness and find something to eat or you’d die. Life is too easy now, but everybody thinks it’s so hard.

Realistically, all of us will never be Gandhi or Mother Theresa. The best we can do is be the best we can be inside our own little bubbles while reaching out now and then into other’s bubbles. We will have an impact and leave a mark on them. Hopefully, we leave positive echoes that trickle beyond.

Remember the past, live in the present and be mindful of the future. Self-help books are a cheap substitution for common sense. We all need to just be good, be kind and enjoy the ride.
Since times are fucked, and as we await the next trial, I thought I would post this as part of what Hunter S. Thompson would have called the songs of the doomed.

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Re: RAB'S MOSTLY PHILOSOPHICAL PINBALL REPAIR JOURNAL
Post by R.A.B. » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:28 pm

WARLOCK wrote:
What a playfield..
Where do you go?
From here; With,
Clients like this?

Remember the past.
Live the present.
Anticipate the future.

In the here and now is where we will find ourselves. ;)

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Post by WARLOCK » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:35 pm

LMFAO.
I ambushed myself.

Very clever timing sir.
To quote me my own words back...
(Cleaned up a bit better than I originally wrote them as well!)
I'm honoured for them to make the wall on Pitt street in Montreal if it helps us, or anyone else out.

Very nice!

Cheers.
Salut!

All the very best my friend.
Keep it up.



There is a future, but no one knows what it will look like a this juncture. It will hopefully come into focus soon and we will most likely feel better via our usual illusion of knowing what we believe is ahead.
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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 wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will then only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of occurrences to recall come hell or calm tides.

In real life I always preferred the exceptional qualities in any normal state of affairs. But alas, so many of us have suddenly become exceptional via a world wide web of self-promotion upheld by the new dumb that it has made the quest for something truly exceptional much more difficult to notice.

"Ah, you goddamn writers, never a good word for anything. Hell, you never really know what the frag they will say or do next." My Alter Ego

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Those are wise words that must’ve stuck in my head and modified to my perception. I do remember Pitt St. being empty at the end and those words on the wall. They were great times (on my side) fondly remembered and missed.
Pins: Spirit, Centaur II, Af-Tor, Embryon, Black Hole, Elektra, Timeline, Silverball Mania, Panthera, Baby Pac Man, Blackout, Alien Poker
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire (x2), Vector, Bally Playboy, Tropic Isle, Beat the Clock, Blue-Chip, Disco, Punk!, Lightning, Time Fantasy, 8 Ball Deluxe LE, Double Dragon, Stellar Wars
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