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Can you spot the non pinball industry dude?


By Bakushan

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

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    WHAT DOES:

    Roger Sharpe
    Gary Stern
    Jack Guarnieri
    Steve Ritchie
    Rob Ilvento
    Greg Freres
    Rob Berk
    John Trudeau
    Jared Guynes
    Chris Hutchins
    Bobby King
    George Gomez
    Andrew Heighway
    Jody Dankberg
    Jonathan Joosten
    Gerry Stellenberg
    Steve Epstein
    Steve Zahler

    All have in common?

    We are all a part of a awesome upcoming documentary film called Shoot Again: The Resurgence of Pinball!!!! Look at that list... wow... I gotta be honest with yall... WHAT THE HECK IS JARED GUYNES DOING ON THAT LIST!?!?!?!?!?!

    You shall see. What an honor to somehow be a part of this thing.

    *** EDIT*** - Here is the list in order as it appears in the image, thanks!

    Stern
    Heighway
    Freres
    Steve Epstein
    Trudeau
    Rob Berk
    Bobby King
    Jonathan Joosten
    JJP
    HEP
    Jody
    Jared Guynes
    Roger Sharpe
    Gomez
    Steve Zahler
    Rob Ilvento
    Ritchie
    Gerry Stellenberg

    #2 4 years ago

    Yeah, actually, I can. =P

    #3 4 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    Yeah, actually, I can. =P

    Hey, I am as shocked as you are. Truly. lol

    #5 4 years ago

    Hey Bakushan,

    How about arranging list of names to match order of pics. I know many of these folks but would be interested to match names to a few unknowns. I am sure others would appreciate it too.

    #6 4 years ago

    Where the f*ck is Vonnie D.? How can you make a movie without him?

    #7 4 years ago

    Vonnie and Wes were unavailable because they fled to Mexico once they cashed in on all that Kickstarter money.

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    How about arranging list of names to match order of pics. I know many of these folks but would be interested to match names to a few unknowns. I am sure others would appreciate it too.

    Stern
    Heighway
    Freres
    Steve Epstein
    Trudeau
    Rob Berk
    Bobby King
    Jonathan Joosten
    JJP
    HEP
    Jody
    Jared Guynes
    Roger Sharpe
    Gomez
    Steve Zahler
    Rob Ilvento
    Ritchie
    Gerry Stellenberg

    #9 4 years ago

    ^What order is that in?

    NM. Left to right, top to bottom

    Thanks!

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    #10 4 years ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    Where the f*ck is Vonnie D.? How can you make a movie without him?

    Where the f*ck is LTG : ) ?

    LTG : )™

    #11 4 years ago

    That is almost an epic selection of pinball people.

    #12 4 years ago

    Or Nordman?!!!

    #13 4 years ago
    Quoted from sanctumwear:

    Stern
    Heighway
    Freres
    Steve Epstein
    Trudeau
    Rob Berk
    Bobby King
    Jonathan Joosten
    JJP
    HEP
    Jody
    Jared Guynes
    Roger Sharpe
    Gomez
    Steve Zahler
    Rob Ilvento
    Ritchie
    Gerry Stellenberg

    Thanks sanctumwear that helps a lot.

    #14 4 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Where the f*ck is LTG : ) ?
    LTG : )™

    Really! Great list but a few high value names are conspiciously missing.

    Would consider these to be gross oversights and hope they can all can be added - Lloyd (LTG), Clay Harrel, Gene Cunningham, Marvelous Marvin Yagoda, Todd Tuckey, Keith Johnston, Lyman Sheats Jr, Pat Lawler, JPop and Dennis Nordman.

    Some others should be included if possible - Robin and Martijn of Pinside, Dana Pettit of Mr Pinball, Eric Priepke of CCC, Steve Ellenoff of Pinmame, Steve Young, Charlie Emery, Bryan Kelly, Matt Riesterer, Bowen Kerins and Alex from Pinchroma. Throw in Carl and Patty J [a modern day love story], a few memorable Pinsiders and additional top players and you have enough personalities to create a part two that is on par with the first.

    [list was edited after thinking on it last night]

    #15 4 years ago

    Congrats dude!

    #16 4 years ago

    Very nice list. I realize we can always find missing names, but there is a heck of a lot more industry guys in this than any other pinball doc before it.

    #17 4 years ago

    Proof that pinball's resurgence has jumped the shark.

    Also note that there are other non-industry dudes in tha group. I define a pinball industry dude as someone who works/worked for a pinball manufacturer. Those that promote/run pinball shows are not really "industry dudes".

    #18 4 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Also note that there are other non-industry dudes in tha group. I define a pinball industry dude as someone who works/worked for a pinball manufacturer. Those that promote/run pinball shows are not really "industry dudes".

    I disagree.

    From dictionary.com:

    industry
    [in-duh-stree]
    noun, plural industries
    any general business activity; commercial enterprise:
    "the Italian tourist industry."

    There is a clear, larger "Pinball Industry" that is bigger than just a game manufacturer.

    #19 4 years ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    I disagree.
    From dictionary.com:
    industry
    [in-duh-stree]
    noun, plural industries
    any general business activity; commercial enterprise:
    "the Italian tourist industry."
    There is a clear, larger "Pinball Industry" that is bigger than just a game manufacturer.

    I disagree with you but I will add specialized component manufacturer to the mix. Prior to Roger Sharpe being employed by Williams, I did not consider him to be in the pinball industry. He worked in the journalism industry for GQ Magazine. He happened to be like many of us and loved to play pinball. He helped to legalize pinball on location in New York City while not being in the industry. His presentation to the NYC Council, along with the book he wrote later sure helped his Resume'.

    #20 4 years ago

    Funny stuff Lloyd ! I bet yer a blast to have some beers with.

    But, really...no Nordman ?? Wtf. Whats better than beautiful, big boobs and pinball ??
    Very un- titillating.

    #21 4 years ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Funny stuff Lloyd ! I bet yer a blast to have some beers with.

    I look forward to that day with you my friend !

    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    But, really...no Nordman ?? Wtf. Whats better than beautiful, big boobs

    Why I didn't know Dennis had beautiful big boobs ?

    LTG : )™

    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    Really! Great list but a few high value names are conspiciously missing.

    It would be hard to include everybody.

    Looking over the list. They do have an excellent line up and variety.

    This is one documentary I am really looking forward to.

    Thank you to those making it possible !

    LTG : )™

    #23 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    WHAT THE HECK IS JARED GUYNES DOING ON THAT LIST!?!?!?!?!?!
    You shall see. What an honor to somehow be a part of this thing.

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    ummm... are you filming it? If not, then I am not sure why you would be in it. No offense, but playing the sesame game there is obviously one thing that is not like the others.

    #24 4 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    ummm... are you filming it? If not, then I am not sure why you would be in it. No offense, but playing the sesame game there is obviously one thing that is not like the others.

    I'm guessing just as Special When Lit featured a bunch of regular owners, so will this movie. But we don't see the entire cast list above.

    #25 4 years ago

    Going to be EPIC i am sure
    (sorry couldn't resist )

    -1
    #26 4 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    ummm... are you filming it? If not, then I am not sure why you would be in it. No offense, but playing the sesame game there is obviously one thing that is not like the others.

    The topic of the movie is pinball's resurgence. Considering the subject of the movie, he seems like the only one that belongs on the list. A noob.

    Remember when Steve Ritchie said pinball is slowly dying in Special When Lit? Since then, he went back to Stern and designed their most profitable game ever. Interviewing a bunch of industry veterans will ensure hobbyist will want to see your movie, but I don't think they're the right people to be asking about pinball's resurgence. I'll reserve judgement until the movie comes out, but I don't have high hopes based on the list of names above. It's sounding like another Special When Lit.

    #27 4 years ago
    Quoted from phishrace:

    back to Stern and designed their most profitable game ever

    Terminator 3?

    #28 4 years ago

    Lloyd is a great guy and awesome to spend time with! I hope to see him back in Texas soon.

    #29 4 years ago

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    #30 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    WHAT THE HECK IS JARED GUYNES DOING ON THAT LIST!?!?!?!?!?!

    He will be bringing the rest of the guys sandwiches from Subway?

    #31 4 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

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    Amen. Get Molly in there. Plus the chick playing Congo...and the ones in the GRC ads. Carl should be in there too, giving a tutorial. He'd probably do it for a case of Pepsi products and a nice sandwich.

    Some talking heads I can do without are Gomez and Gary for sure. Each has a rep recently for talking a lot and saying a little. But gee, maybe Gary will talk about alcohol.

    #32 4 years ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    Amen. Get Molly in there. Plus the chick playing Congo...and the ones in the GRC ads. Carl should be in there too, giving a tutorial. He'd probably do it for a case or Pepsi products and a nice sandwich.
    Some talking heads I can do without are Gomez and Gary for sure. Each has a rep recently for talking a lot and saying a little. But gee, maybe Gary will talk about alcohol.

    If you want to see a girl who's into pinball (like crazy into it..) then they should talk to Jennifer Peavler.

    Seems normal enough when you speak to her but goes crazy playing pinball lolllll

    Awesome to watch her playing. Hopping, cursing, bouncing, screaming!

    We call my Danielle "mini Jennifer" because she gets right into it too ...

    rd.

    #33 4 years ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    If you want to see a girl who's into pinball (like crazy into it..) then they should talk to Jennifer Peavler.
    Seems normal enough when you speak to her but goes crazy playing pinball lolllll
    Awesome to watch her playing. Hopping, cursing, bouncing, screaming!
    We call my Danielle "mini Jennifer" because she gets right into it too ...
    rd.

    Post a picture of her drinking a Shasta!

    Naked!

    Jennifer, not Danielle.

    Just kidding Jennifer.

    About the Shasta.

    Just kidding again.

    #34 4 years ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    Carl should be in there too, giving a tutorial. He'd probably do it for a case of Pepsi products and a nice sandwich.

    I want him to have his own entire documentary.

    #35 4 years ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    Really! Great list but a few high value names are conspiciously missing.
    Would consider these to be gross oversights and hope they can all can be added - Lloyd LTG, Clay Harrelson, Marvelous Marvin Yagoda, Todd Tuckey, Keith Johnston, Lyman Sheats Jr and Pat Lawler.
    Some others should be included if possible - Robin and Martijn of Pinside, Dana Pettit of Mr Pinball, Eric Priepke of CCC, Steve Ellenoff of Pinmame, Steve Young, Charlie Emery, Bryan Kelly, Matt Riesterer, Bowen Kerins and Alex from Pinchroma. Throw in Carl and Patty J [a modern day love story], a few memorable Pinsiders and additional top players and you have enough personalities to create a part two that is on par with the first.
    [list was edited after thinking on it last night]

    Huh. Who are Clay Harrelson, Keith Johnston? And Carl and Patty J, for that matter?

    Not impressed by this list. Missing some obvious/relevant ones like JPOP, Charlie from Spooky, maybe Ben Heck(endorn), Greg Kmiec, etc.

    And Molly is far more relevant than Jennifer to pinball--she is getting pinball out there to more people, not just dancing around while playing. Heck, why not add Jeri Ellsworth to the mix?

    #36 4 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Where the f*ck is LTG : ) ?
    LTG : )™

    I totally agree. I would give up my spot in the documentary for you to take if if I could. A obvious over-site on the part of the production team.

    Quoted from RustyLizard:

    That is almost an epic selection of pinball people.

    Agreed. I think its a pretty good list, there are some others that are missing though. As for me... well... I honestly don't belong at all.

    Quoted from MrBally:

    I define a pinball industry dude as someone who works/worked for a pinball manufacturer. Those that promote/run pinball shows are not really "industry dudes".

    Eh, I think anyone who "makes money off of pinball" is in the industry. Those guys who own modern pinball arcades or run big expos or pinball shows are industry people... just different end of it. Anyone "in the business" of pinball, is in the industry. In my opinion.

    Quoted from Whysnow:

    ummm... are you filming it? If not, then I am not sure why you would be in it. No offense, but playing the sesame game there is obviously one thing that is not like the others.

    No, I am not filming it. Not sure why I am in it? Neither am I. Thats why I made this thread! When they asked me to be in it, I was honored, I flew up to EXPO 2013 in Chicago for the specific purpose of being filmed for the documentary... that was my motivation for the expense of going. Once I was there, I had no way to know or predict who they were filming. It was only much later that I saw the list and realized... I was in BIG company. I dont disagree with you... one of these things is NOT LIKE THE OTHER... and its me. However, for whatever reason, the production company requested my particularly to be in the movie, and I flew up to Chicago for it. I hope you guys like what I had to say.

    Quoted from frolic:

    I'm guessing just as Special When Lit featured a bunch of regular owners, so will this movie. But we don't see the entire cast list above.

    Totally. They may have 40 more people not pictured that are in the movie too... normal people. For whatever reason, they released a photo of me in their production interviews on facebook. Maybe they think I am special. lol

    Quoted from phishrace:

    The topic of the movie is pinball's resurgence. Considering the subject of the movie, he seems like the only one that belongs on the list. A noob.
    Remember when Steve Ritchie said pinball is slowly dying in Special When Lit? Since then, he went back to Stern and designed their most profitable game ever. Interviewing a bunch of industry veterans will ensure hobbyist will want to see your movie, but I don't think they're the right people to be asking about pinball's resurgence. I'll reserve judgement until the movie comes out, but I don't have high hopes based on the list of names above. It's sounding like another Special When Lit.

    I also can't wait to see the product. I guess its been a little while now... but I suppose I will always be a noob. I mean... look at the photo. You can also look around EXPO or any pinball show. Pinball is a hobby full of overweight, high earning, 35-60 year old white men. lol . Not always... but... yeah. Being a dude in my 20's when I got into this... I... felt like I was the only dude in my 20's into this. haha. I know now this is not the case. (But most local pinheads are 5-15 years older than me).

    Quoted from o-din:

    He will be bringing the rest of the guys sandwiches from Subway?

    Very Funny. lol Never heard that one before.

    #37 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    I totally agree. I would give up my spot in the documentary for you to take if if I could. A obvious over-site on the part of the production team.

    Too funny.

    You deserve the spot.

    And I look forward to seeing it.

    LTG : )™

    #38 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    Not sure why I am in it? Neither am I.

    Maybe they couldn't get this guy.

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    #39 4 years ago
    Quoted from StevenP:

    Huh. Who are Clay Harrelson, Keith Johnston? And Carl and Patty J, for that matter?

    Clay Harrel: Famous for his legendary pirepair guides, legendary TOP pinball repair videos, TOPCAST pinball interviews, and founder of the ann arbor pinball museum (hope thats mostly accurate.)

    Keith Johnson: Pinball software designer, worked on WOZ and many other games.

    Carl And Patty J: Legendary pinball urban legends. Originated as a very funny craigslist posting where Carl offered pinball lessons, deli meat sandwiches, and shasta soda. Patty J the woman in his life not to be trusted. Became a "viral hit" on here. No one sure if it was a real guy who put the ad up, or a work of comic genius. Read the funny stuff including what the original ad said here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-lessons-hurry-slots-are-filling-up-fast

    #40 4 years ago
    Quoted from StevenP:

    Huh. Who are Clay Harrelson, Keith Johnston? And Carl and Patty J, for that matter?
    Not impressed by this list. Missing some obvious/relevant ones like JPOP, Charlie from Spooky, maybe Ben Heck(endorn), Greg Kmiec, etc.

    see practicalsteve's response explaining who Clay Keith, Carl & Patty J are and keep in mind the list would be in addition to everyone already called out in initial email. Charlie Emery is Charlie from Spooky. Think you are right about JPOP though and will add him to list of must have's.

    #41 4 years ago

    Get Wayne Neyens while you still can. Please.
    Gene, Gene, The Dancing Machine would be interesting to interview these days.

    1 week later
    #42 4 years ago

    any new news/updates on the flic ?

    #43 4 years ago

    What, no Kaneda?

    #44 4 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    any new news/updates on the flic ?

    They started filming in October 2013... I have not really heard any updates since. I have seen a trailer (rough cut) but its a private link on VIMEO and password protected. Looked pretty sweet.

    #45 4 years ago

    I have been able to personally shake hands with 5 of them at TPF!

    #46 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    They started filming in October 2013... I have not really heard any updates since. I have seen a trailer (rough cut) but its a private link on VIMEO and password protected. Looked pretty sweet.

    cool. thanks. can't wait to see a trailer

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