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NATIONAL PINBALL DAY - August 1st


By TOpinhead

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I started a petition on change.org for the U.S. Senate to recognize a NATIONAL PINBALL DAY on August 1st in honor of the birthday of Roger Sharpe, who's crucial testimony in 1976 shaped the destiny of pinball for generations. Please sign the petition and share it around. Let's make it happen this year in time for Pinburgh!!

    https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-national-pinball-day?fbclid=IwAR1PFzKAJ-ZqiDIBO7Gm4Dw_4oC2ZxCaFwIsdcstN8hr-465s1fsB7WLyrw

    #2 1 year ago

    I signed. I was number three on the list.

    #3 1 year ago

    Why his birthday instead of the day of his testimony? Or the day of the verdict?

    #4 1 year ago

    84 and climbing

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from TOpinhead:

    I started a petition on change.org for the U.S. Senate

    So it takes a Canadian to petition for a U.S National Pinball Day, Eh?

    Very good of you to take the initiative!

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from misterschu:

    Why his birthday instead of the day of his testimony? Or the day of the verdict?

    Because even Roger Sharpe himself doesn't even know the exact date the hearing took place or the date the ruling actually took effect. I spoke to him and best he knows it was in early April. Besides, why not his birthday??? (which coincides with Pinburgh almost every year!)

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    So it takes a Canadian to petition for a U.S National Pinball Day, Eh?
    Very good of you to take the initiative!

    Hey, somebody's got to do it! I only hope to "get the pinball rolling" it's going to take a LOT of help and support from my fellow American friends to actually petition the US Senate for a National Pinball Day.

    Thanks!

    #8 1 year ago

    250 signed...nice

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from TOpinhead:

    . Besides, why not his birthday???

    Because Aug 1 (his birthday) already commemorates Roger Sharpe.

    Personally I'd rather the day commemorate an event than a living person.

    Perhaps the day when Mayor La Guardia declared pinball illegal, adding a little irony to the holiday.

    If it had to be a person, I would think Steve Kordek would be deserving of such a posthumous honor.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from TOpinhead:

    Because even Roger Sharpe himself doesn't even know the exact date the hearing took place or the date the ruling actually took effect. I spoke to him and best he knows it was in early April. Besides, why not his birthday??? (which coincides with Pinburgh almost every year!)

    Pinball was legalized in NYC on May 13 1976 https://www.nytimes.com/1976/05/14/archives/council-approves-pinball-measure-vote-would-end-ban-ordered-by-la.html

    #12 1 year ago

    Let's not fuss around here. August is a great time to be reminded to play pinball.

    #13 1 year ago

    Although I like picking the date it was declared illegal, this date is a better choice.

    4 months later
    #15 1 year ago

    We're now at 800 signatures for the petition for a NATIONAL PINBALL DAY. I'm absolutely flabbergasted but... do we dare even dream to get to 1k??? I'm already so amazed and thankful by how much support we've gathered around this. THANK YOU ALL so much for contributing your signature and for sharing this to the rest of the pinball community and beyond to your family and friends.

    https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-national-pinball-day

    #16 1 year ago

    We're one name closer.

    1 month later
    #17 1 year ago

    100% agree we need this day! 1 day to go?

    #18 1 year ago

    It's at 1,399 and you can watch the counter go up really fast. We'll be at 1,500 very soon.

    1 year later
    #19 11 days ago

    So, what's the latest on this?

    #20 11 days ago
    Quoted from cooke:

    So, what's the latest on this?

    Well the US House of Representatives has some more pressing matters at hand right now, but we are pursuing other options to raise the awareness of NATIONAL PINBALL DAY in the meantime! We have over 1,500 people who have signed the petition, so it's great to see so much support!

    #21 10 days ago

    Signed and shared!

    #22 9 days ago
    Quoted from crujones4life:

    Signed and shared!

    Thanks! Much appreciated!!!

    #23 9 days ago

    Just signed

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