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50 Years Ago Today - We Got Named


By Don_C

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Love it or hate it, 50 years ago today we got stuck with it.

    Thanks, Pete.

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/the-who-pinball-wizard/

    Have a good day, Wizards

    Don C.

    #2 1 year ago

    Put me down as ok/proud to be called a pinball wizard.

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    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from jeffc:

    Put me down as ok/proud to be called a pinball wizard.

    Put me down as cringing every time I am.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    Put me down as cringing every time I am.

    +1

    #5 1 year ago

    Won’t get fooled again.

    #6 1 year ago

    My nickname in high school was "Wizard", both for playing prowess and for working at a number of arcades. A lot of people in my old home town still call me that, some (LARGE) number of years later.

    #7 1 year ago

    It's either wizard or pinhead, pick your poison.

    #8 1 year ago

    I've seen me play.... No wizard here.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    I've seen me play.... No wizard here.

    In this club

    #10 1 year ago

    "We?" I see a couple in here maybe but that;s it.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    It's either wizard or pinhead, pick your poison.

    You forgot “That weirdo with all the pinball machines.”

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    I've seen me play.... No wizard here.

    Exactly how I feel as well. Doesn't mean it isn't fun, but I think the term should be reserved for those who play well. But the song is there...

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from catboxer:

    You forgot “That weirdo with all the pinball machines.”

    Oh yeah, I think I'm that one.

    #15 1 year ago

    No joke, Me and the wife were in Vegas for the first time last sept. We went to freemont st for one night. And it just so happened they played pinball wizard on the animatron roof thingy. Wife just looked at me and shook her head!

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from catboxer:

    “That weirdo with all the pinball machines.”

    Isn't that why a lot of us are here on Pinside? Most people don't understand anyone spending many thousands on these games. Only others here on Pinside who share our interest can appreciate and laud our game rooms and choices in games.

    #17 1 year ago

    It's bad enough when someone asks me "are you a pinball wizard?"

    But when they ask me "are you the pinball wizard?" I want to smack them silly.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    It's either wizard or pinhead, pick your poison.

    Hellraiser is a hell of a lot better than Tommy. :p

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    Most people don't understand anyone spending many thousands on these games.

    In my world it's more about the space. Most people don't understand anyone consuming the whole lower level of the house with these games. I counter that it makes more sense than another TV or movie viewing room - or a bunch of storage tubs holding stuff I never use.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    #20 1 year ago
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    #21 1 year ago

    The success of Pinball Wizard as a hit single was a highly significant turning point in popular/culture opinions about pinball as a pastime. I've spoken about this at some of the pinball shows. The key point: an outside pop-culture force that was already considered cool (rock & rool, as exemplified by The Who) was able to impart some coolness to pinball. Our portrayal in mass media turned around after that. I was there and saw the whole thing.
    .................David Marston

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from dmarston:

    The success of Pinball Wizard as a hit single was a highly significant turning point in popular/culture opinions about pinball as a pastime. I've spoken about this at some of the pinball shows. The key point: an outside pop-culture force that was already considered cool (rock & rool, as exemplified by The Who) was able to impart some coolness to pinball. Our portrayal in mass media turned around after that. I was there and saw the whole thing.
    .................David Marston

    Absolutely David! Pinball, for better or "worst", owes a debt of gratitude to the Who and Tommy!!!

    #23 1 year ago

    Hey at least its a great song by a classic band could be much worse, all the video game guys have is Pac Man Fever

    #24 1 year ago

    I've been called much worse.......

    See you next month Don!

    #25 1 year ago

    Better than silence followed by "what's pinball?".

    #26 1 year ago

    I am the Pinball Lizard and do not own any Lizard pins but have a Tommy.

    #27 1 year ago

    Same here. On the newer games with 3 character high scores it was easy for me, WIZ!

    Quoted from JWJr:

    My nickname in high school was "Wizard", both for playing prowess and for working at a number of arcades. A lot of people in my old home town still call me that, some (LARGE) number of years later.

    #28 1 year ago

    One of my friends came over once and we were talking about my machines, he said in a sarcastic tone "hey man, leave some pussy for the rest of us."

    Yeah, if I was single again they'd have to go.

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