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Show us your 15 seconds of Fame


By john041160

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Here's mine

    #2 5 years ago

    Cool man, thanks for sharing.

    It's funny how everyone always comments quickly about the electricity that we must pay. I have 28, and have never noticed a jump, all LED'd though.

    #4 5 years ago

    Cool video thanks for sharing.

    #5 5 years ago

    Awesome Arcade! Good stuff~

    #6 5 years ago

    Right on! Nice gameroom and sharing the fun with friends and family makes it even sweeter.

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    #7 5 years ago

    I played a doctor on TV ... Season 3 on [Scrubs]

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    More info and pics here:

    http://scrubs.justbecauseican.com/visit.html

    #8 5 years ago

    Nice game room.
    I agree with you, nothing makes me happier than to have all my friends over and to see all the games lit up and being played.
    You did good. looks like a good time to be had.

    Thanks for sharing

    Brian Lenker

    #9 5 years ago

    nice

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    #10 5 years ago

    That's me busting through the fence...

    #11 5 years ago

    Ooooh oooh, earlier this year I played at the Louisville arcade expo tournament, and PAPATV did live commentary while I played ACDC! Probably doesn't qualify for "famous", but I was stupidly excited when I found out. What's great is that they covered the game that I actually played half decent on (120M I think). I had several < 10M games. Boy that would've been embarrassing.

    (I start at 14:00, for some reason the auto link time isn't working)

    #13 5 years ago

    Sorry, misread the thread title. I posted a picture of my 15 inches of fame up there ^....until I realized my mistake.

    #14 5 years ago
    Quoted from joeraptor2003:

    » YouTube video
    That's me busting through the fence...

    Made me laugh as soon as I saw what you wrote! Didnt even have to watch the video.
    Oooh Yeah!

    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from joeraptor2003:

    » YouTube video
    That's me busting through the fence...

    You're the pitcher of Kool-Aid? I want to believe this.

    #16 5 years ago

    that was a pretty well done news story. I'd reckon there's more than $30k worth of games there

    #17 5 years ago

    "He deserves it."

    I admire your marriage more than I do your collection.

    Congratulations!

    #18 5 years ago

    Great topic I'll be back with pictures from college days.

    #19 5 years ago

    Here are my "15 minutes"...

    Its not pinball, but it is game related. These are from day 3 of a 3-day ironman of gaming competition run by the website Screwattack. Parts 1 and 2 can be skimmed through as it can get a bit repetitive, but it's pretty good viewing as a whole. Perhaps someone may enjoy it

    Intro (Game listing)

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4

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    #20 5 years ago

    A good friend (pinsane on Pinside) took this pic at PAGG this year, it's as close to fame as I will ever get.

    Steve

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    #21 5 years ago

    Very cool arcade John! Wish I was your neighbor! Lol

    #22 5 years ago

    Awesome, I loved Scrubs!

    #23 5 years ago

    Here is my 15 mins. Back in 99 at the height of the Jerry Springer show my buddy's aunt used to go around and find the people to play in the skits. She got us on I'm the one playing Rob.

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    #24 5 years ago

    Me as an extra running over the bridge to the ferry in The War of the Worlds, at least it made it into the final cut

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    #25 5 years ago

    In 1998 I claimed to have won $195 million from powerball. I was on CNN, The Today Show, and every news station in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. None of them would give me any footage though as I tricked them. I have lots of print articles about it though.

    #26 5 years ago

    Let the boy have our small 15 minutes... (Not pinball related)

    http://vimeo.com/18146584

    #27 5 years ago

    I sat next to Colonel Sanders on the train at Disneyland when I was a child.
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    #28 5 years ago

    If you had a DirecTV football player card that received all the channels, you can thank me, the last publicly leaked 3M file when they phased out the cards was code I had written

    I provided code to multiple websites for several years

    Only something I can take credit for many years later...

    #29 5 years ago

    Definitely the Hands-On History segment for me. For the record, anything cheesy was scripted by them.

    #30 5 years ago

    NBC's "The World's Greatest Magicians" (1991)

    Five minute performance of me at The Magic Castle with Paul Gertner.

    #31 5 years ago

    Here is a piece the local news did a few years ago... yea, they called me a pinball wizard...yikes

    #32 5 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I sat next to Colonel Sanders on the train at Disneyland when I was a child.

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    Odin, are you sure that wasn't Colonel Angus? To be fair, I didn't learn about him until late high school/early college.

    #33 5 years ago

    Not really fame but got to open for some pretty cool comics.
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    #34 5 years ago
    Quoted from herbertbsharp:

    Me as an extra running over the bridge to the ferry in The War of the Worlds, at least it made it into the final cut

    Do extras get paid? You look nothing like Charles Bronson!

    Quoted from dantebean:

    Not really fame but got to open for some pretty cool comics

    What was your material like? Was it all Iowa jokes?

    #35 5 years ago
    Quoted from captainadam_21:

    Do extras get paid? You look nothing like Charles Bronson!

    What was your material like? Was it all Iowa jokes?

    That is your 2nd crack at Iowa and it got old at 1. How could I travel to other states and do standup if I do "Iowa" jokes? Guess Louis CK does New York jokes in Chicago? My material was sarcasm, social commentary, and crowd work.

    Did something bad happen to you in Iowa or you just razzing me about it for no reason?

    #36 5 years ago
    Quoted from dantebean:

    How could I travel to other states and do standup if I do "Iowa" jokes?

    Larry the Cable guy seems to do quite well all over the country with southern redneck jokes.

    #38 5 years ago
    Quoted from captainadam_21:

    Larry the Cable guy seems to do quite well all over the country with southern redneck jokes.

    Rednecks are everywhere. [insert Iowa joke here]

    So now that I answered your questions, why ragging on Iowa all the time? Honestly I could understand if its from someone from NYC, LA, or any large city but Sioux Falls?

    You also bragged about Sioux Falls being better than Cedar Rapids. Thats like bragging you're the shift manager at a Denny's and not McDonalds.

    #39 5 years ago
    Quoted from dantebean:

    You also bragged about Sioux Falls being better than Cedar Rapids. Thats like bragging you're the shift manager at a Denny's and not McDonalds.

    Now that's funny.

    #40 5 years ago
    Quoted from dantebean:

    You also bragged about Sioux Falls being better than Cedar Rapids. Thats like bragging you're the shift manager at a Denny's and not McDonalds

    There is no need to bring Denny's into it. It is a quality restaurant for the price.

    Quoted from dantebean:

    You also bragged about Sioux Falls being better than Cedar Rapids.

    How do you remember all this?! Do you keep a detailed journal of each pinsider? I cannot imagine how big your journal would be on Choggard.

    I was just razzing you. I didn't know you'd get so worked up

    #41 5 years ago
    Quoted from captainadam_21:

    There is no need to bring Denny's into it. It is a quality restaurant for the price.

    How do you remember all this?! Do you keep a detailed journal of each pinsider? I cannot imagine how big your journal would be on Choggard.
    I was just razzing you. I didn't know you'd get so worked up

    I have a very good memory for a lot of dumb things. I could trace out a local arcade set up from 1995, or what year a song, TV show, or movie came out. I can't memorize numbers tho for some dumb reason.

    #42 5 years ago

    My band being mobbed on stage at a sold out 930 Club show.

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    #44 5 years ago

    Segment called Teenage Wasteland on Tonight Show when I was 14 or 15.

    http://www.14news.com/story/1325638/local-teen-will-put-quarters-in-his-nose-for-leno

    Could not find the video but here is an article.

    #45 5 years ago
    Quoted from captainadam_21:

    Do extras get paid? You look nothing like Charles Bronson!

    Yep. $80 for 1 day's work. That one day of work was from 3:30pm until 6:30 AM the next day. It was about 40 degrees out, on the bank of the hudson river in mid November, and it drizzled all night. It also took at least 3-4 months to actually get the check. It was a lot of fun though!

    #46 5 years ago

    Todd from TNT amusements stopped by my booth at Allentown this Spring (see 3:30 in his video).

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/OxPJKrx6wQE?autoplay=1&rel=0

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets

    #47 5 years ago
    Quoted from herbertbsharp:

    Yep. $80 for 1 day's work. That one day of work was from 3:30pm until 6:30 AM the next day. It was about 40 degrees out, on the bank of the hudson river in mid November, and it drizzled all night. It also took at least 3-4 months to actually get the check. It was a lot of fun though!

    I'm sure it was an experience that lots of people would like to experience for themselves. Thats cool that you got to be a part of the movie. Would you do it again?

    #48 5 years ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    Would you do it again?

    Absolutely! It was really cool. On our meal break I just wandered around and watched the crew and Spielberg work and interact. It was a great experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

    #49 5 years ago
    Quoted from herbertbsharp:

    Absolutely! It was really cool. On our meal break I just wandered around and watched the crew and Spielberg work and interact. It was a great experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

    Thats awesome. I would love to do something like that. It would not have to be something major, just to be around the whole movie making process would be great. It takes a lot of small teeth to make a gear for a big machine. Hell, I would have paid $80 to do what you did. LOL.

    #50 5 years ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    Thats awesome. I would love to do something like that. It would not have to be something major, just to be around the whole movie making process would be great. It takes a lot of small teeth to make a gear for a big machine. Hell, I would have paid $80 to do what you did. LOL.

    me to, but every time I approach potential talent for my "art film" they slap me.

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