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#601 2 years ago

Sometimes my real pins will sit untouched and I'll play the computer versions instead, because I'm too lazy to get up from my desk.

I refuse to own a cellphone.

Pinside is the first thing I check on my computer in the morning, and the last thing before I go to sleep at night.

I can't bring myself to throw out used parts after a shop job. Every broken flipper, pitted ball or blackened sleeve goes into a box, "just in case" I might need it at some point.

When I got my first pin, I told my fiancée (we live together) that I was stopping at one. When I got my second, I told her I was stopping at two. Same thing with three, four, and five, all within two months of each other. Not sure how much more luck I can push.

When I saw my fifth on Craigslist, I called her at work to ask if it was okay to bring home another one. Her response was "do whatever you want". We all know that this really means "over my dead body", but I took her at her word. She wasn't happy.

4 months later
#739 2 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

*you're a monster

This effing cracked me up.....like "tears in my eyes" cracked me up.

2 months later
#824 2 years ago

I ordered a large number (well, for me, at least) of Comet LED's at Art's Black Friday sale and have yet to use a single one of them.

3 months later
#851 2 years ago
Quoted from king-pin:

I now have a pinball in my bedroom.

Double thumbs-up for you if it's Hercules.

3 weeks later
#882 1 year ago

When one of my pins is about to say something, I always ask it a relevant question.

Me: "Sorcerer, how do you like your steak?"
Sorcerer: "Well done!"

3 months later
#950 1 year ago

I cringe every time I see an owner pull the glass, prop up the heavy playfield with the single prop bar on the right, and then watch the playfield torque and twist due to nothing supporting it on the lefthand side. I'm guessing that's a major cause of clearcoat cracking around the edges of inserts.

2 months later
#954 1 year ago

Stainless steel coindoors have edges sharp enough to slice right through the polishing cloth and deep into your fingers as you're cleaning them.....guess how I found out. Anyone else dumb enough to do this?

3 weeks later
#955 1 year ago
Quoted from jibmums:

When one of my pins is about to say something, I always ask it a relevant question.
Me: "Sorcerer, how do you like your steak?"
Sorcerer: "Well done!"

Another I've used lately:

Me: "Pinbot, where did you go after your heart attack?"
Pinbot: "ICU"

3 weeks later
#966 1 year ago

I recently helped my buddy get his first pin, a Firepower. It worked just fine but no sound, so he's been playing it silent for two months. He checked all the connectors, had someone check the components and power with a MM, everything checks out fine. He's pulling the screws last night to send the board out for repair and he notices that one of the connectors (which he had checked) is off by one pin, like a mis-buttoned shirt. Reseats correctly and boom! sound!

2 months later
#1037 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

I also confess that it is fun to enter your initials on high scores on your friends pinball machines.

Especially when it's their favorite game, and/or you know nothing about the rules and it's the first time you've played it. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

4 months later
#1118 8 months ago
Quoted from Boof-Ed:

I sometimes play the second and third ball after getting no score on the first and not restart a new game.

Sometimes you wind up with a killer high score after blowing the first ball. Sometimes you play a great first ball and then fudge balls two and three.

4 weeks later
#1140 8 months ago

I never liked Bone Busters....what a dumb theme, I thought. Just took a good look at the flyer and realized, Bone Busters = Ghost Busters. Damn, I'm so obtuse.

2 months later
#1169 5 months ago

Jibmums Guide to Cleaning Plastics:

1. Wash off with warm water and dish soap.
2. Polish surface with Novus 2 and a soft, worn flannel shirt.
3. Drop at the top of the basement stairs, watch it hit every stair on the way down, and finally land in a sticky glue bug trap that wasn't there yesterday.
4. Swear profusely and clean sticky, goopy glue residue from plastic.

1 month later
#1205 4 months ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

I do crossword puzzles with pens

I do crossword puzzles with penis. Hard to erase.

3 weeks later
#1216 3 months ago

Had a dream last night that I picked up a Fathom for ten bucks. Yup, it's come to this, I've actually started to dream about pinball.

4 weeks later
#1227 66 days ago

I've arrived at the conclusion, after several hours of stress, that one of the most punishing undertakings in pinballdom is the removing and replacing of the two-dozen-or-so mini-post rubbers on the bagatelle playfield in Pinbot.

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