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The confessional


By swampfire

7 years ago



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#1951 10 months ago

I wonder if a moderator has ever moderated another moderator.

#1952 10 months ago

I get excited when I find Gottlieb System 3 games on location. I'm still looking to try Mario Andretti and Waterworld.

#1953 10 months ago

I spent 45 minutes at work watching a lecture on the history of pinball, on YouTube.

#1954 10 months ago

I was pretty excited to get back the 1st pin I ever bought..brought her home, and realized that I forgot the legs at the previous owners house..

#1955 10 months ago

I’m telling my wife and boss a white lie so I can go to the Louisville show

#1956 10 months ago
Quoted from undrdog:

I spent 45 minutes at work watching a lecture on the history of pinball, on YouTube.

Good one. Finally, someone who wrote an actual confession here.

#1957 10 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

Good one. Finally, someone who wrote an actual confession here.

Not so fast....

I further confess that I’m the boss and can goof off if I want to. Unless my wife finds out. Then again, I don’t watch dog and eaglet videos when I should be working like she does, so we're even.

#1958 10 months ago

Out of the blue I will have a song in my head, hearing it 100%, and trying to sing along even though I do not know the lyrics, and have not even heard the song in 20+ years.

The song of today was Man On The Silver Mountain, and when I did youtube, it was Rainbow that did it.

And I confess, I know way too much old music because when I was a teen, I would fall asleep in my Lazy Boy recliner, with headphones on. And it was nice my parents just left me alone with all that. I was making good grades, and not getting into any trouble.

And I confess I like one really old song that most guys would just pretend never happened. I am woman by Helen Reddy. Man I seen the cute girl that lived next door practicing that back when I was like 11. In the short shorts and short lacy socks.

She later performed it at whatever the school had going on at the time on stage.

And thinking back to the old days when I was young...the girls around here looked pretty damn good and I was always happy to get invited to a game of spin the bottle.

On my last beer of the night and ending with Life's Been Good To Me So Far by Joe Walsh.

#1959 10 months ago

... until your next time posting here

#1960 10 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

... until your next time posting here

Do you want me to just die or go away? Or keep playfully venting for entertainment? Maybe start a poll!

#1961 10 months ago

It just hit me. Recently I had a urinal installed in the man cave rest area, and with all the mods for pins why not spinners and fun stuff to aim there also? A new game called Golden...nevermind.

#1962 10 months ago

It occurred to me just now, while grinding off the flattened tip of a badly mushroomed shooter rod so I could salvage the original Bally-logo'd plate: how many times did someone plunge a ball on this thing after the rubber tip had worn away to deform it this badly? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Did nobody notice or think to replace the rubber? I mean, I'm using my Dremel and it's taking a while to grind off that mushroom, so it must have taken years and years of metal-to-metal contact to flatten it like that.

#1963 10 months ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

On my last beer of the night and ending with Life's Been Good To Me So Far by Joe Walsh.

I’ve been listening to “Left Coast 70’s” on SomaFM a lot lately, and they play a lot of Joe Walsh deep cuts. Love me some Joe Walsh.

#1964 10 months ago

I confess that the first time i heard Joe Walsh was when i bought my stepdad an album at a school fete when i was 8 or 9. The album was The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get.
Once i spun it and heard it i never gave it to him but kept it for myself. Still listen to it sometimes 50 years later, great album.

#1965 10 months ago

What’s JohnnyPinball007 drinking tonight? May as well drink those spirits, they don’t have enough alcohol to make hand sanitizer.

You got me thinking of one of my regrets. When I was 17, I worked the skate counter at a rink with about 6 pins. They were spread apart and it was dark there, so my girlfriend and I would go between the pins to kiss. She was not quite 15, but she was the best kisser I ever knew. She kissed with her whole body, made me feel like the center of the universe. But my friends teased me about our age difference, so I broke it off. 4 years later I came home from college and saw her as I was pulling into a parking spot. Now 19, she was stunning, beautiful, like a supermodel. I rolled down my window and opened my mouth to say hi, but her look shut me down. It was pure scorn and hurt. She turned and walked away in the other direction.

And to keep it on-topic, I confess that even thinking of those memories makes me feel like a dirty old man. Time to check out the Pinside Classifieds.

#1966 10 months ago
Quoted from swampfire:

What’s JohnnyPinball007 drinking tonight?

Actually I am pretty tight, and I have low sugar, so I stick with Natty Light, which is about like water anyway.

I used to drink more expensive beer, before I became so tight. I used to like 80 proof peppermint Snapp's or whatever that was over ice, but liquor just got to the point of instant heartburn for me.

When I was a teen I drank a lot of Crown Royal, and it was good. Then one time I tried Jack Daniels, had almost a fifth by myself one time, and that shit about killed me. After the JD episode that time I can not have brown liquor period, makes me sick immediately.

And I know what you mean about the kiss from a hot 15 year old, I was 16. And some very embarrassing shit, but I confess her kissing would give me a embarrassing wet spot. Friends would be around and I would just say damn it, I spilled my drink on myself again. Those kisses were so damn awesome, but led to embarrassing moments.

Later I probably hurt a few ladies feelings, I was not as sensitive as I should have been and told a few ladies that they needed to take kissing lessons.

Some girls can just not kiss well, or do anything well, too fast and rough. The nice and easy is what I like.

The only time I feel like a dirty old man is at the beach with some of these outfits, or lack of, ladies wear on the beach anymore. One time I thought the beach had went nude, I could not see the strings. I am not complaining at all.

And before you brought it up, I had forgot about the hot kisser, but sometimes I still have dreams(not dirty) about the first girl I was ever really attracted to when I was 13.

And I confess I was not as nice as I could have been while ago with my girlfriend, but she was late as always, and not in the best mood having to deal with her Mom(her Mom acts sick, just a show for attention), and so I am all alone with natty lights and youtube tonight. I really get tired of the shit her Mom pulls. But my girlfriend is a big time keeper, and one reason I have so many games. She loves the pins and multicades probably even more than I do.

And I confess right now Golden Tee on a multicade is getting the most play for a while now, and next purchase will not be a pin, but the first week of April I will be picking up a real Golden Tee.

And I confess I do like the pins AP have been doing, so down the road the next pin will be whatever their 3rd pin is. And because for whatever reason so many tend to hate AP and sell their pins cheap pretty quick, instead of buying NIB I will probably wait for a deal on a barely used game.

And I confess I have no use for old EM games, they look pretty good, and remind me of times when I was young, but they are really boring to play, for my tastes anyway, with all the cool features new games have.

And I confess after I have 3-4 more beers I can not guarantee that I will not be back on pinside ranting about something before I crash for the night.

In the meantime I am going to drink and drive for a while, on a multicade, I do not drink and drive a real car, not even one drink.

#1967 10 months ago

I seriously hate it when sellers say the line..."perfect condition machine, except for the wear just above the flippers"

WELL IT'S NOT IN PERFECT CONDITION THEN IS IT!!!

#1968 10 months ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

Actually I am pretty tight, and I have low sugar, so I stick with Natty Light, which is about like water anyway.
I used to drink more expensive beer, before I became so tight. I used to like 80 proof peppermint Snapp's or whatever that was over ice, but liquor just got to the point of instant heartburn for me.
When I was a teen I drank a lot of Crown Royal, and it was good. Then one time I tried Jack Daniels, had almost a fifth by myself one time, and that shit about killed me. After the JD episode that time I can not have brown liquor period, makes me sick immediately.
And I know what you mean about the kiss from a hot 15 year old, I was 16. And some very embarrassing shit, but I confess her kissing would give me a embarrassing wet spot. Friends would be around and I would just say damn it, I spilled my drink on myself again. Those kisses were so damn awesome, but led to embarrassing moments.
Later I probably hurt a few ladies feelings, I was not as sensitive as I should have been and told a few ladies that they needed to take kissing lessons.
Some girls can just not kiss well, or do anything well, too fast and rough. The nice and easy is what I like.
The only time I feel like a dirty old man is at the beach with some of these outfits, or lack of, ladies wear on the beach anymore. One time I thought the beach had went nude, I could not see the strings. I am not complaining at all.
And before you brought it up, I had forgot about the hot kisser, but sometimes I still have dreams(not dirty) about the first girl I was ever really attracted to when I was 13.
And I confess I was not as nice as I could have been while ago with my girlfriend, but she was late as always, and not in the best mood having to deal with her Mom(her Mom acts sick, just a show for attention), and so I am all alone with natty lights and youtube tonight. I really get tired of the shit her Mom pulls. But my girlfriend is a big time keeper, and one reason I have so many games. She loves the pins and multicades probably even more than I do.
And I confess right now Golden Tee on a multicade is getting the most play for a while now, and next purchase will not be a pin, but the first week of April I will be picking up a real Golden Tee.
And I confess I do like the pins AP have been doing, so down the road the next pin will be whatever their 3rd pin is. And because for whatever reason so many tend to hate AP and sell their pins cheap pretty quick, instead of buying NIB I will probably wait for a deal on a barely used game.
And I confess I have no use for old EM games, they look pretty good, and remind me of times when I was young, but they are really boring to play, for my tastes anyway, with all the cool features new games have.
And I confess after I have 3-4 more beers I can not guarantee that I will not be back on pinside ranting about something before I crash for the night.
In the meantime I am going to drink and drive for a while, on a multicade, I do not drink and drive a real car, not even one drink.

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#1969 10 months ago

I’m wondering if I should be worried....my wife has stopped watching Hallmark love movies and started binge watching Dateline/20-20/etc murder mysteries.

#1970 10 months ago

I think GirlScout cookies are gross. All flavors.

#1971 10 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

I’m wondering if I should be worried....my wife has stopped watching Hallmark love movies and started binge watching Dateline/20-20/etc murder mysteries.

Some red flags to watch for:
1. she buys large life insurance policies on you
2. she starts asking off the wall questions, like how much do you weigh?
3. she starts googling things like what size suitcase will hold a __pound man?

#1972 10 months ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

Some red flags to watch for:
1. she buys large life insurance policies on you
2. she starts asking off the wall questions, like how much do you weigh?
3. she starts googling things like what size suitcase will hold a _pound man?

4 she points out where the murderer slipped up and could have gotten away with it.
5 she calls and asks you to meet her in a dark alley, late one night.

I’ve been watching the Hallmark love movies too, but my wife won’t let me watch the Lifetime movies which are mostly murder/torture porn.

#1973 10 months ago

Check her Amazon history & see if she has bought the Colombo box set.

#1974 10 months ago

I confess that I am so glad this new flu was not named the Natty Light virus, because I am so sick of hearing about it I would have probably had to of switched to another beer.

#1975 10 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

I think GirlScout cookies are gross. All flavors.

I know that this is The Confessional thread and all, but damn, this is the hardest thing I've ever read in all 40 pages.

#1976 10 months ago
Quoted from swampfire:

Now 19, she was stunning, beautiful, like a supermodel.

i can relate - the younger sister of a high school buddy (me 16, her 13) had a crush on me, and though I was always nice to her, I just let it be. Maybe 5 years later I ran into her, and had to look twice that it was her - she was absolutely beautiful, with a knockout body. I said hi, we chatted for a few and went our separate ways.

I've always been an indecisive, "grass is greener on the other side of the fence" kind of person, unfortunately. In my 20s, I let 2 or 3 marriage-worthy (smart, pretty, funny) girls slip away in anticipation of what might be around the corner. I didn't marry til my mid-30s, though I knew she wasn't "the one". I married again in my 40s (still married, btw).

The confession: Looking back now from my mid-50s, i wish I'd had the courage to take the plunge earlier.

#1977 10 months ago

I confess that long ago things I was ready to get rid of I was tempted to rent a mini warehouse, and let it go, to make money off my junk.

I have been to mini warehouse auctions and seen what people were paying for a room full of crap.

I have a aunt that managed a facility, and told me that the mini warehouse only gets their back rent after a auction, and the rest of the money goes back to the warehouse renter. I was like hell yeah!

Then she told me that it would go against my credit score, and I said hell no!

I almost swear that it seems like what people pay at auctions, someone could just hit some Goodwills, or flea markets, or whatever, and pay about 50 bucks for what other people will pay 800 at a auction.

Post office auctions were really bad also. I did those for about 10 years and did ok with what I was trying for.

I swear though, with some auction prices I have seen, and they kept coming back again and again, a lot of that was money laundering or something. No way these buyers could keep paying 20k for 2k of wheat pennies or whatever it was.

And I confess I have not been to the first auction in about 10 years now, and I am glad to be away from all that crazy madness.

And yes, I seen first hand how some lots were rigged. What I was buying at the time, movies and music, all of a sudden I was bid way up, and I paid the price and took it for the hell of it...at the bottom of a big tub would be awesome new release DVD's I could make money on. And way down on the very bottom and no one could see.

Be careful with auctions, so much is rigged. And ebay and Amazon are a pain now, so hard to make a profit anyway off that.

#1978 10 months ago

I have been watching this animated series with my Granddaughter for awhile now, Spirit Riding Free. The opening Song is killer so I looked up the Singer.
Maisy Stella. This should have been a number 1# ( maybe it was, little behind).
Sorry I'm too stupid to Link, just search "Riding Free / Maisy Stella.
A happy song, really great.
The Animation from the Series is phenomonal.

#1979 10 months ago

I confess that after seeing my local news, I am a tad more worried about this virus. And while I have never had any stocks, I see all that is crazy also.

And the treads on here have been crazy, at some point the virus coming up in about every topic.

But I really like Pinside marketplace as a indicator of what is actually happening at the moment:

There were 31 game for sale classified ads added today.

While the stock market and everything else is all over the place, the classified ads here are average.

And I am not being funny or sarcastic, in my world just seeing the pinside marketplace, and how many more joined this site today, I see that things are pretty normal here.

And I really hope things stay normal here.

#1980 10 months ago

I like Whoa Nellie. It's got a fun, kind of "alternate" EM layout with good kinetic action, and a solid, detailed art package. It's nothing remarkable, but I've always had fun playing it whenever I see it at shows.

#1981 10 months ago
Quoted from VanishingVision:

I like Whoa Nellie. It's got a fun, kind of "alternate" EM layout with good kinetic action, and a solid, detailed art package. It's nothing remarkable, but I've always had fun playing it whenever I see it at shows.

My confession: Of the three different themed versions, I like Primus the best.

#1982 10 months ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

While the stock market and everything else is all over the place, the classified ads here are average.

I confess that I'm super curious as to what happened to prices on pinside classifieds in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

#1983 10 months ago

I confess I have had a few Natty Lights tonight, and getting another one, be right back.

Ok, I have been on the planet over 50 years, and this is some weird shit going on.

Is this virus from nature? Or man-made?

Are we having World War 3 right now, being done with a virus instead of bombs? (that is what it seems like to me)

And no, I am not making fun of this virus, something hit me hard a few months ago and I was in rough shape.

I just wish I knew the answers. Kind of crazy times I have never seen going on right now.

#1984 10 months ago

I confess I like johnnypinball007 after he’s had a few Natty Lights and wish he had his collection available to see.
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#1985 10 months ago

I confess that yesterday I spent about 8 hours tearing down a x files and cleaning it up. New star posts, cleaned all ramps, waxed and polished, put everything back together and decided to play a game. Right away I realized it was not level and I thought ahhh I'll worry about it some other time.

#1986 10 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

I confess I like johnnypinball007 after he’s had a few Natty Lights and wish he had his collection available to see.

I confess that I have in fact had a few Natty Lights, and I hate looking around trying to change settings, but here is what I have, ranked from favorite #1, to not does get played much anymore #6.
1. Oktoberfest
2. Walking Dead pro
3. JJPOTCSE
4. Houdini
5. Metallica prem
6. Spider Man ve

And we had just played some Golden Tee, and everyone is gone now so I may do some drinking and driving on Pole Position. Then maybe 2-3 rounds of Centipede, then after a few more beers fill out the Census crap that came in the mail today.

And I confess I am confused that Oktoberfest gets crapped on so much. It is all about beer and fun carnival stuff, and my only complaint is I wish on adult settings it would be more rated R, than the basically PG it is. I love the game, so many different ways to play. It is deep, so you have to study a little and before you start decide what you are going to try for, and which way to try to go. It takes at least 2-3 hours on the game to really get everything.

After this virus stuff calms down if anyone is interested in trying out any of my games just shoot me a pm to see if I am available. And I like AP's first 2 games enough that I am interested in trying a Hot Wheels eventually, so also shoot me a pm if you are in the area and I can swing over and try it.

Cheers!

#1987 10 months ago

I’m 53 and still have trouble spelling vacuum

#1988 10 months ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I’m 53 and still have trouble spelling vacuum

Actually, that's my favorite word.

#1989 10 months ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I’m 53 and still have trouble spelling vacuum

Rhythm. Always a great word for "hangman" games.

#1990 10 months ago

I am looking forward to humanity self imploding so that I can finally shoot people.

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#1991 10 months ago
Quoted from king-pin:

I am looking forward to humanity self imploding so that I can finally shoot people.

Haha.. everyone is stocking up on toilet paper.. I'm thinking everyone should be buying bullets!

#1992 10 months ago
Quoted from king-pin:

I am looking forward to humanity self imploding so that I can finally shoot people.

I confess that i sometimes despair that we are not evolving and there are still so many basic people in the world that don't even bother thinking about shit.

I'mNotAgreeingWithYouPunkin

#1993 10 months ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Haha.. everyone is stocking up on toilet paper.. I'm thinking everyone should be buying bullets!

Already done that!

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#1994 10 months ago

1st only have one pinball machine
2nd it's and Munster pro
3rd i love playing it
4th i put the clock of the machine to be on 7pm midnight, to play midnight madness on normal days

#1995 10 months ago

I’ll wash my hands for 30 seconds in hot water after shaking hands with someone, but peeing at home? That gets a quick half-assed 5 second rinse-down.

#1996 10 months ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I’ll wash my hands for 30 seconds in hot water after shaking hands with someone, but peeing at home? That gets a quick half-assed 5 second rinse-down.

If it is the first time after taking a shower that should be fine. I do the same. But, the later in the day after a shower I wash hands a little longer.

I can not believe how crazy all this virus stuff is. I will be glad when everything is back to normal, except gas prices, a station nearby has gas for 1.79, and I like that.

#1997 10 months ago

I confess that although we expect our business to dry up for a while and have limited income, I am still compulsively looking at pinballs for sale. Doesn't hurt to look....

#1998 10 months ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I’ll wash my hands for 30 seconds in hot water after shaking hands with someone, but peeing at home? That gets a quick half-assed 5 second rinse-down.

Why does someone downvote shit that's true?

#1999 10 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Why does someone downvote shit that's true?

Ha, that’s greenhornet - he has a hardon for me for some reason, downvotes every one of my posts. It doesn’t bother me.

#2000 10 months ago

I confess that I got greedy and bought Delta stock about a week after Warren Buffet, and I lost 50% of my money, but I’m still happy because I put a new GC on my Space Station tonight (8M).

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