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The confessional


By swampfire

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#1701 26 days ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I hate the 1up arcade games. Especially when people try and sell them as if they are the original arcade games.

Some people spend more in mods on them than they are worth making them into multicades which I think is ridiculous. Why not just start fresh and build something or buy something used and gut it.

#1702 26 days ago

I just drove three hours each way for a Mystic that turned out to be in fair to lousy condition and bought it for too much money ($1,200) because I WANTED one.

#1703 26 days ago

I have no pinball machines ...yet

#1704 25 days ago

My wife and I never had kids but we cook large. Big pots and a foodsaver.

#1705 25 days ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

When I was 6 we were at a motel and a cat was walking around the pool. I was curios if cats could swim so I threw it in the pool. It swam awesome. And I could swim so I would have jumped in after it if needed.
Anyway turns out the cat belonged to the motel owner's girlfriend, and he was laughing his ass off but had to kick us out to keep his girlfriend happy.
I did not get in any trouble, Mom hated that motel and was ready to get somewhere else. We were only there because Dad was working out of town and we were visiting with him and the 3 of us were leaving for vacation anyway.
The cats got me back later in life. I was scratched by a kitten that belonged to my neighbor(trying to help him get it off his roof) and was sick a lot then and still have some problems because now I have cat scratch disease. Not to be confused with the Ted Nugent song. People think I am joking, but it is no joke. Mainly affected my eyes. I can see fine but I have a spot in a eye that I can not read a eye chart through. No cure, once you get it you will always test positive for it.

Is your name Nick Fury?

#1706 25 days ago
Quoted from Monk:

Is your name Nick Fury?

no

#1707 25 days ago

I like it when one of my machines develops a problem. That way, I have something to work on!

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#1708 25 days ago

Wish you lived near me then.

#1709 24 days ago

I look at the Craigslist app on my phone several times a day and search for machines I know I’m not going to buy because I have no room for them. I see a storage unit in the future...

#1710 24 days ago

A storage unit is only a stopgap measure, lol

#1711 24 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

A storage unit is only a stopgap measure, lol

I can't believe how much ForceFlow looks like Superman

#1712 24 days ago
Quoted from king-pin:

I can't believe how much ForceFlow looks like Superman

Has anyone ever seen ForceFlow and Superman at the same time? Seems suspicious...

#1713 24 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

. I see a storage unit in the future...

Just don't get comfortable with it.....

I put everything I owned into a 20' x 10' unit in 2009 when I was laid off in the downturn. $125/mo at first, gradually increased to $180.00/mo. Got married, wife and I bought a house together in 2014 and consolidated 2 houses - we moved half our stuff into the new house, and she moved half of hers into the storage unit. We finally forced ourselves to get everything out of it this past September.

Total bill - a little over $18k.

But my confession - I was off work all last week and didn't play a single game of pinball or work on the game that's been torn apart for over a year. In fact I doubt I played more than 2 hours total all summer.

#1714 24 days ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Has anyone ever seen ForceFlow and Superman at the same time? Seems suspicious...

That’s crazy talk. Superman doesn’t wear glasses.

#1715 24 days ago
Quoted from Pinless:

That’s crazy talk. Superman doesn’t wear glasses.

and then there is the whole flying thing ...

This guy walks into a bar on the top of a very tall building. He sits down, orders a huge beer, chugs it, walks over to the window, and jumps out. Five minutes later, the guy walks into the bar again, orders another huge beer, chugs it, walks over to the window, and jumps out again. Five minutes later, he re-appears and repeats the whole thing.

About half an hour later, another guy at the bar stops the first guy and says, "hey, how the hell are you doing that?!" The first guy responds, "oh, it's really simple physics. When you chug the beer, it makes you all warm inside and since warm air rises, if you just hold your breath you become lighter than air and float down to the sidewalk." "WOW!" exclaims the second man, "I gotta try that!"

So he orders a huge beer, chugs it, goes over to the window, jumps out, and splats on the sidewalk below. The bartender looks over to the first man and says, "Superman, you're an asshole when you're drunk."

#1716 24 days ago
Quoted from king-pin:

I can't believe how much ForceFlow looks like Superman

I heard that they based superman off of ForceFlow after they couldn't find Vid...

#1717 24 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Just don't get comfortable with it.....
I put everything I owned into a 20' x 10' unit in 2009 when I was laid off in the downturn. $125/mo at first, gradually increased to $180.00/mo. Got married, wife and I bought a house together in 2014 and consolidated 2 houses - we moved half our stuff into the new house, and she moved half of hers into the storage unit. We finally forced ourselves to get everything out of it this past September.
Total bill - a little over $18k.

I've tried explaining to my brother - who has moved and who I've helped move more times than I care to remember - that if you're renting a storage unit for $100 a month to store $500 worth of stuff, and you plan on keeping it for six months, then you might as well just throw all your crap in a dumpster and avoid the hassle. Met with blank stare. No idea how many years now he's had the unit, and I'm probably better off not knowing.

#1718 24 days ago

I forget how many storage units Sam Harvey has but it's in the dozens I think.

#1719 24 days ago
Quoted from jibmums:

I've tried explaining to my brother - who has moved and who I've helped move more times than I care to remember - that if you're renting a storage unit for $100 a month to store $500 worth of stuff, and you plan on keeping it for six months, then you might as well just throw all your crap in a dumpster and avoid the hassle. Met with blank stare. No idea how many years now he's had the unit, and I'm probably better off not knowing.

I lump storage units in with poker machines as a financial trap for the poor and weak of thinking.
I hate both.

A young person was just telling me yesterday about something they wanted and if they had some kind of win they'd get it. I told him that there's no such thing as a win to get what you want, the only way to get it was to work hard and go without other things.
Was met with the same blank stare of incomprehension.

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#1720 24 days ago

I just got divorced and fought for my pinball machines and won.

#1721 24 days ago

I ABSOLUTELY love my Munsters Premium even though Pinside feels I shouldn’t.

#1722 24 days ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

I love my Munsters Premium even though Pinside feels I shouldn’t.

Munsters is not that far back in the top 100 than my Oktoberfest, that I love and have been playing a whole lot more than my JJPOTC that is in the top 10, or MET prem in the top 10 that has not been turned on in close to a year.

Pinside is a awesome guide, but you still have to see what you really like yourself.

#1723 24 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

I lump storage units in with poker machines as a financial trap for the poor and weak of thinking.
I hate both.

I 1000% agree.

In my 20's I had a friend that was not too bright and he had went to Rooms to go and bought all this furniture and he did not even have a house, and was asking to store all the crap at my house.

I said hell no. I said why did you even buy all that crap? He said because it was on sale. I said Emmitt, they have a sale all the time, do you not get that?

Last I ever heard all that crap is still sitting in another friends basement 30 years later.

In my late 20's with the internet business I had going on I was running out of room for more inventory. One friend in a similar business had 10 storage units rented already.

I said hell no, called my county to see what size storage building I could build here, and had basically a very nice commercial steel building built on my land so I would not have to rent a damn thing.

Back when I was a teen I tried a poker machine for like 20 minutes and said screw this. I see people playing those and I just feel sad for them.

Anyway, if I ever do get crazy with pinball machines, between my man cave and my storage building I have over 2700 sq ft. But I would not get crazy anyway. I can dream, but I know I only need a few and sell sometimes for something else.

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#1724 23 days ago

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#1725 23 days ago
Quoted from jibmums:

I've tried explaining to my brother - who has moved and who I've helped move more times than I care to remember - that if you're renting a storage unit for $100 a month to store $500 worth of stuff, and you plan on keeping it for six months, then you might as well just throw all your crap in a dumpster and avoid the hassle. Met with blank stare. No idea how many years now he's had the unit, and I'm probably better off not knowing.

As far as I can tell, storage units are a gold mine. They can't seem to build enough of them in my area. Even when there is one right down the road, a new facility is built 2x or 3x as big. Unbelievable people are spending so much money to maintain stuff they obviously don't need.

#1726 23 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

A storage unit is only a stopgap measure, lol

I wasn’t being serious when I said I need a storage unit. I have a large basement that I just recently cleaned out. The only reason to get a storage unit would be to hide project machine purchases from my wife and I wouldn’t do that because she doesn’t really care what I buy and I already have a couple projects going.

#1727 23 days ago

Home or storage, they both cost money per square foot. I have a mixed view on storage. It seems people look at storage units as a crazy expense (which is fine), but at same time, doesn't home storage cost so much per square foot as well?

Idk. Just doesnt seem as cut and dry as some people act like. Too many situations/variables to make a blanketed statement that storage is stupid in my opinon....but again, every reason and opinion is different

#1728 23 days ago

Seems fairly clear cut, that if you have a house or shed with an empty space in it and then you put something in that space, the only cost is the thing.
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If you mean buying or renting a house and paying extra to get more space to use as storage than yes, that is a cost. But not really comparable to dead rent on a storage unit.

To each their own of course.

#1729 23 days ago

Back to confessions....

I wish bulb manufacturers would Print some type of mark on their bulbs so I knew what hue they are (warm, natural, sunlight, etc). When they get mixed together, it’s no fun.

#1730 23 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Back to confessions....
I wish bulb manufacturers would Print some type of mark on their bulbs so I knew what hue they are (warm, natural, sunlight, etc). When they get mixed together, it’s no fun.

You got that right. Just finished unpacking a large order from alibaba. The part numbers in smudged texta are all i have to work with as the description is in Chinese.

#1731 23 days ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

and then there is the whole flying thing ...

I confess that I am stealing this joke. Told it twice at work today.

#1732 23 days ago

I confess that when playing JJPOTC with my girlfriend she plays 1 and 2, and I play 3 and 4, so if plundering comes up we can do that, but just from our own extra game going on. Before this it could get ugly.

#1733 23 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Back to confessions....
I wish bulb manufacturers would Print some type of mark on their bulbs so I knew what hue they are (warm, natural, sunlight, etc). When they get mixed together, it’s no fun.

I confess that I bought the overpriced bulb tester from Pinball Life even though I could have made one in five minutes. It's great for this issue.

#1734 21 days ago

I killed Laura Palmer

#1735 21 days ago
Quoted from king-pin:

I killed Laura Palmer

ok but who is Judy

#1736 20 days ago

I listened to a whole song by Nickelback today at work, and actually didnt mind it..

#1737 20 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

ok but who is Judy

“Judy” everybody knows Judy. She is called Judge Judy.
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#1738 20 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

I lump storage units in with poker machines as a financial trap for the poor and weak of thinking.
I hate both.

Now hold on a second - in my defense, I'd been laid off and forced to put my whole house in storage, including my entire collection. I wasn't storing balloons or something

My brother's been in real estate since high school (graduated '83). He bought a storage facility about 10 years ago. It's a gold mine. Small 96 unit facility, no climate controlled units, he pockets about $70k a year from it. He has boats, cars, campers parked on every square inch, including the units themselves. No tenants to deal with, no plumbing, no heating. He offered me one, but I wasn't putting my collection in a non-climate controlled unit. The facility isn't near me either. My wife and I have a couple rental houses, but are looking for a storage facility to purchase too.

But - since this is the confessional -

Went to a concert Thurs night with a buddy. He had Friday off, so he was getting shitfaced. We had a couple beers at dinner, but when he was getting drinks at the show, I told him I was good. He came back and set a vodka tonic in front of me anyways. I took a couple sips, but when he wasn't looking I just dumped it out.

#1739 20 days ago

I just bought $600 worth of stuff for two games that I used to own, no longer own, but hope to own again someday.

#1740 20 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

The kids are off at college and it’s just me and the wife at home, but I still cook mountains of food?[quoted image][quoted image]

Mmmmm. Just saw this. Braciole. Looks tremendous. Wish I had more time to cook. And I’m starting to feel the impending exodus with my kids. What the hell am I going to do with the time.

#1741 19 days ago

I confess. Do you remember y2k and everyone was stocking up on supplies?

The only thing I bought was 40 cases of beer.

And it all was consumed. Some of my friends ended up throwing away a lot of stuff they had stocked up on, but not me.

#1742 19 days ago

And I also confess that since my last speeding ticket I have slowed down a tad, but when I am in the fast lane I watch my rear view mirror all the time, and I get the hell out of your way. And I always did that anyway, just more now, because I am a tad slower. (0 points, just trying to keep insurance from getting greedy).

#1743 19 days ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

I confess. Do you remember y2k and everyone was stocking up on supplies?
The only thing I bought was 40 cases of beer.
And it all was consumed. Some of my friends ended up throwing away a lot of stuff they had stocked up on, but not me.

Sounds like you are about 120 short. Never mind I confess. I'm a lush.

#1744 19 days ago

I had more, I just did not want to admit it.

#1745 19 days ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

I had more, I just did not want to admit it.

Ha ha good man!

#1746 19 days ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

I confess. Do you remember y2k and everyone was stocking up on supplies?
The only thing I bought was 40 cases of beer.
And it all was consumed. Some of my friends ended up throwing away a lot of stuff they had stocked up on, but not me.

My sister in law worked in software for a large insurance company at the time. The company insisted that ALL the software folks had to be at work, on site at the company headquarters over New Year's Eve. They brought in standby generators, port-a-johns, and gave the employees flashlights. Sis in law said if things were so bad that she was going to the port-a-john by flaslight, she was leaving anyway. And then nothing happened all night, and they sent everyone home. Happy New Year!

#1747 19 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

nothing happened all night

The only thing I know of that did happen was the next time I went to the drug store to fill a prescription somehow their computer had me listed as 100 years older.

#1748 19 days ago

I confess it does tick me a little that NIB games do not come with art blades already installed and included in the price.

#1749 17 days ago

I hate gottlieb pinballs. I truly hate them.

#1750 15 days ago

When I finally find a machine somewhere and drop some quarters into it to find out the flippers are shot which affects the whole game play so I think to myself POS. But it’s not the machines fault it’s the numb nuts who is servicing it and doing a terrible job.

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