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#17851 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

And that was roughly what? 5,000 posts and 15 months after you never believed the Kevin has a "pot-o-gold" hiding full of cash to pay everyone back?

I'm not sure what your meaning is in that comment...

But I can tell you that I dropped out sometime after my credit card company refunded my SkitB money and I got tired of reading Hilton's amature legal opinions and his pursuing wild goose chases. Last one I saw was when he was playing detective with an innocent Craigslist advertiser.

Sorry for the delay but this thread just now bubbled up and I hope that answers your question.

#17852 2 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

I miss the judge & his voice on matters arising, or not!

Yea.....I miss him giving the Kuleks a million chances to get their shit together.

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#17853 2 years ago

Here's a fun fact to know and impress your friends:
On page 55 of Solzhenitsyns "The Gulag Archipelago"
the definition of the Russian word kulak "...is a miserly,
dishonest rural trader who grows rich not by his own
labor but through someone else's, through usury and
operating as a middleman."

He started reporting his findings in 1918, I guess we
should have reviewed our history sooner.

#17854 2 years ago

If I were Kulek, I would be watching my back for the rest of my life.

I would be genuinely fearful that someone would be crazy enough to harm me.

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#17855 2 years ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

If I were Kulek, I would be watching my back for the rest of my life. I would be genuinely fearful that someone would be crazy enough to harm me.

Based on past experience, he probably knows that the worst he has to fear is people taking photos of his back at arcade auctions.

#17856 2 years ago

He probably isn't worried until court is over. Hopefully nobody would be stupid enough to threaten him or do anything against him while the court case is going on.

#17857 2 years ago

....and the Kuleks lived happily ever after. The End.

#17858 2 years ago

So, are there no more documents, transcripts, or recordings being uploaded?

#17859 2 years ago
Quoted from pinlink:

and the Kuleks lived happily ever after.

They were never happy.. they're just living with some extra laptops, a waterlogged trailer, and i'm guessing 4-wheelers with engines full of water

#17860 2 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

They were never happy.. they're just living with some extra laptops, a waterlogged trailer, and i'm guessing 4-wheelers with engines full of water

And six figure cash reserve buried in the yard. I bet it makes them pretty happy.

#17861 2 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

And six figure cash reserve buried in the yard. I bet it makes them pretty happy.

After the flood, is it still buried? Is it even in their backyard then?!

#17863 2 years ago
Quoted from Roostking:

After the flood, is it still buried? Is it even in their backyard then?!

It’s still buried ... Just slightly soggy.

rd

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#17864 2 years ago

Time for the Oak Island Team......Lost treasure of Kulek!

#17865 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

I'm not sure what your meaning is in that comment...

I meant you could logically see that Kevin didn't have a million dollars stashed away like a lot of people in this thread.

#17866 2 years ago

It's a shame that this shit hustler is going to get away with this and everyone's money. Meanwhile, we all still have our "adult" website to enjoy. Eventually I could see a Louisville Slugger being introduced to Mr. Kulek's extremities during an unexpected meeting.

#17867 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I meant you could logically see that Kevin didn't have a million dollars stashed away like a lot of people in this thread.

Must of gotten lost in translation. There's something weird aboot your language.

#17868 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Must of gotten lost in translation. There's something weird aboot your language.

Wait, are all of thelaw's posts google.ca-translated renditions of auto-generated Japanese squatter pages? This explains so much ...

#17869 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

And that was roughly what? 5,000 posts and 15 months after you never believed the Kevin has a "pot-o-gold" hiding full of cash to pay everyone back?

Translation : "so that was a long time ago. And then even then you didn't think everyone was getting their monies back. "

Makes perfect sense guys! Are you reading my posts in an extremely sarcastic annoyingly nasal Michigan Accent in your head? Cause that can help.

#17870 2 years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulak

Stalin could have prevented this, years ago...

#17871 2 years ago

Here's a fun exercise you guys could work on. "Where did the money go?"

It wasn't a million, more like 500k. So...

120k+ to cabinet guys.
50-75k likely to Mythbusters.
30k house
10-20k for all the completed sculpts
2k x however many cab and PF sets he had (6-10 was the rumor)

Plus what else?

#17872 2 years ago

Probably at least $100 k on stupid. It's amazing how much money just disappears into thin air when you throw stupid in the mix.

QSS

#17873 2 years ago

Yeah it reminds me of that documentary about how many pro athletes go broke.

I still doubt he spent it all (on development) and instead dumped whatever was left into coin op machines so he could continue his tax free cash business claiming zero income and still get all those government bennies.

#17874 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Yeah it reminds me of that documentary about how many pro athletes go broke.

I think its a lot like that. Take someone thats never had any real money in their life, no money management life skills, and give them a flush bank account and see what happens.

#17875 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Here's a fun exercise you guys could work on. "Where did the money go?"
It wasn't a million, more like 500k. So...
120k+ to cabinet guys.
50-75k likely to Mythbusters.
30k house
10-20k for all the completed sculpts
2k x however many cab and PF sets he had (6-10 was the rumor)
Plus what else?

my math puts it at around $350 to 375k taken in. Seeing the creditors list and knowing that many only paid a portion in I est avg at 2k paid per person and around 175 total people listed (off top of my head)

best guesses (these are just guesses) on where the money went >>
-120k to virtuapin
-50k to house and fix ups
-20k to back alley
-30k to payments to his buddies that worked for him
-30k to parts and actual development
-60-100k locked up and paypal took

I would guess the final 25-65k was spent on life expenses and to start up his rumored route business.

The reason the trustee choose to go after virtuapin and the house is those were the largest amounts of likely recoverable assets.

#17876 2 years ago

This afternoon I might have a chance to check Pacer again, I've been so busy with life I haven't had a chance in a month or two.

#17877 2 years ago

Hilton don't forget Mythbusters.

Most licenses won't get out of bed in the morning for anything less than 50k and they usually want it up front.

#17878 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

my math puts it at around $350 to 375k taken in. Seeing the creditors list and knowing that many only paid a portion in I est avg at 2k paid per person and around 175 total people listed (off top of my head)
best guesses (these are just guesses) on where the money went >>
-120k to virtuapin
-50k to house and fix ups
-20k to back alley
-30k to payments to his buddies that worked for him
-30k to parts and actual development
-60-100k locked up and paypal took
I would guess the final 25-65k was spent on life expenses and to start up his rumored route business.
The reason the trustee choose to go after virtuapin and the house is those were the largest amounts of likely recoverable assets.

Where’s the line item for strip clubs?

#17879 2 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Where’s the line item for strip clubs?

Casinos as well. Two of them both about 30 miles in opposite direction from the home.

#17880 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Plus what else?

Legal fees. Defense lawyer, bankruptcy, divorce.

And don't forget R & D for Duck Hunt.

#17881 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

And don't forget R & D for Duck Hunt

He also brought a partially completed Sonic the Hedgehog and starfox to expo 2013
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sonic-the-hedgehog-pinball

#17882 2 years ago

Remember this?

I am curious how many multiball modes are there, can up you list them and number of balls?

Quick Multiball:
- Awarded from Mystery
- Two ball
- Stackable
- All major shots score 10M apiece
Standard Multiball:
- Achieved by lighting and activating ball locks.
- Three ball
- Stackable
- Ramps and loops score jackpots of 25M once apiece. When all jackpots are cleared, Jungle Hole lights for 100M Super Jackpot. After Super is achieved, lower right eject will relight jackpots.
Hunt Multiball:
- Activates upon fourth successful Hunt shot.
- Stackable
- Three ball
- Single shot lights for 40M. After 5 seconds, another shot is added, but value of those shots drops to 30M. After another 5 seconds, another shot is added and drops the value by 10M again. This process continues until 4 shots are lit and the value bottoms out at 10M. Process starts over when a lit shot is made.

Killing Spree Mini-Wizard Mode:
- Awarded by making all shots (left loop, left ramp, jungle hole, right ramp, right loop, right eject) three times each.
- Three ball
- Stackable
- Each playfield shot correlates with a team member. Shot value starts at 20M and goes up by 10M by eliminating the team in the proper sequence. When a shot is made out of sequence, the value resets back to 20M.
Showdown Wizard Mode:
- Awarded by completing all HUD modes.
- Four ball
- Standalone
- All playfield shots are worth 25M and add 10M to Showdown Jackpot value that is collected at the Jungle Hole.

Unload HUD Mode:
- Starts by shooting the Jungle Hole when Unload Mode is lit (fourth mode)
- Four ball
- Standalone
- Flipper hold coils are disabled and all balls are continuously launched back into play for 30 seconds. All switches score their normal value +1M. For every ball that drains, that value is decreased by 10% for the duration of the mode.

Reveal HUD Mode:
- Starts by shooting the Jungle Hole when Reveal Mode is lit (sixth mode)
- Up to four ball
- Standalone
- When started, a second ball is added to play. Another ball is added when the left ramp is made, and yet another when the right eject is made. Right eject, left ramp and Jungle Hole are lit during this mode, and the values increase or decrease depending on how many balls are currently in play.

Post blocker in the back can deny the ball to continue through the loop to the other side. It is up by default, but is much easier to use and contemplate than you're imagining. When you make a loop, keep the flipper button held in to allow the ball to pass through to the other side, or let the button out to have the post deny the pass through. This is useful for lots of nuance reasons, but mostly as a way to keep the balls out of your way for long periods of time during heavy multiballs to give yourself some breathing room. And yes, it is used for the super skill shot as well. Holding the left flipper during ball launch bypasses the upper lane skill shot and allows the ball to come down to the flipper for the super skill shot.
The two extra flipper buttons are used to initiate the Hunt mode to either side.

There are six standard modes and the wizard, so I guess we could call it seven modes in total. Here goes another long post?
By the magic of copy and paste, here's a quick refresher of the wizard mode:
Showdown Wizard Mode:
- Awarded by completing all HUD modes.
- Four ball
- Standalone
- All playfield shots are worth 25M and add 10M to Showdown Jackpot value that is collected at the Jungle Hole.
Going from left to right on the HUD, we have Camp, Runaway, Tracking, Unload, Traps and Reveal.

Camp:
This is the most "vanilla" of all the modes. Both ramps and both loops light for 20M apiece. Making those shots destroy the enemy camp, and completing the mode nets an extra 20M, making the mode worth 100M in total if completed. No special modifiers or flairs really apply to this mode, but if you use the super skill shot, this will almost assuredly be your first mode you play. That's important to note, because you always begin the game with Hunt stocks available and the shots that are lit for the camp mode are all potential Hunt shots.
Side Note: I ALWAYS use this mode to get some successful Hunts out of the way while quickly taking a nice score lead. Hunt + lit mode shot = 40M, so if you complete this mode and make three hunts, you will have Hunt MBall ready in one more successful shot and already be close to 200M score.

Runaway:
Chase Anna through the jungle. This is admittedly kind of a weird mode. Mode begins with a 30M countdown hurry-up shot to the left loop. Once the left loop is made (or the value drops to 10M), the active shot switches to the right loop, but this time it counts UP instead of down. The count-up will start from the value of the left-shot-score and begin counting up until it adds 30M. Once it peaks, you still have a few seconds to make the shot before the mode ends. If you hit both shots at max value, the value of the mode is a cool 90M for two calculated shots.
Side Note: Any time the ball is caught in an eject or a hole, or gets into the pops, the countdown or countup stops for a few seconds. As a personal aside, this mode ends with one of my favorite quotes in the game, which is Poncho saying "Maybe you'd better put her on a leash, agent man."

Tracking:
For this mode, you sort of change roles and become the Predator. This mode is played out completely in blacklight. Mode begins with the right eject lit, but you move the active shot to whichever shot you like by using the extra flipper buttons. If you get a good flow going, you can knock out all six shots in the time you're given, but it's tough. Shots start at 15M and grow by 5M for each success, making this potentially the most valuable mode at 165M total, but like I said, kinda tough.
Side Note: Mode starts with Billy saying "The only way outta here is that valley that leads to the east..." Hit both flipper buttons after the call out for a quick easter egg and have Billy finish the famous line (vulgarity must be on).
Copy and paste two, electric boogaloo:
Unload HUD Mode:
- Starts by shooting the Jungle Hole when Unload Mode is lit (fourth mode)
- Four ball
- Standalone
- Flipper hold coils are disabled and all balls are continuously launched back into play for 30 seconds. All switches score their normal value +1M. For every ball that drains, that value is decreased by 10% for the duration of the mode.

Traps:
Set the traps to catch the Predator. In this mode you alternate setting traps up high and down low by hitting ramps then holes. I think of it in phases. In first phase, you have to hit either ramp, and in second phase you have to hit a hole. The phases go back and forth with each successful shot. Successful shots are worth 15M each, with a 10M bonus for completing all six turns, making this mode worth 100M total.
Side note: If you somehow manage to sneak into the left eject during this mode, you'll find another easter egg and a small bonus. Another personal aside, there is another of my favorite quotes in this mode. "You really think this Boy Scout bullsh*t's gonna work?"

Copy and paste episode III: revenge of the sith:
Reveal HUD Mode:
- Starts by shooting the Jungle Hole when Reveal Mode is lit (sixth mode)
- Up to four ball
- Standalone
- When started, a second ball is added to play. Another ball is added when the left ramp is made, and yet another when the right eject is made. Right eject, left ramp and Jungle Hole are lit during this mode, and the values increase or decrease depending on how many balls are currently in play.

#17883 2 years ago

Hip Waders. $40

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#17884 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Here's a fun exercise you guys could work on. "Where did the money go?"
It wasn't a million, more like 500k. So...
120k+ to cabinet guys.
50-75k likely to Mythbusters.
30k house
10-20k for all the completed sculpts
2k x however many cab and PF sets he had (6-10 was the rumor)
Plus what else?

Perhaps it's time for a new game: Preorder Misadventures---Pirates of the Pinconning?

The player starts with a score of 500,000. Modes create losses whereas completed objectives recoup losses.

Flood the recreational vehicle multiball. Do it during Halloween, while mom is out-of-town, for double score. Climb the ramp to snap a photo of the faceless villain.

Swap the playfield and you're transported to a different scam, where the graphics are dimly lit. Bash the twidling thumbs to illuminate the art until the artists are paid.

#17885 2 years ago

This thread is so boring now that Keith has no presence. What happened, why wouldn't he want to keep us informed on our wonderful legal system?

And that judge, I was so sure he would be totally fair to everyone involved.

Mr Frank give up??

#17886 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Hilton don't forget Mythbusters.
Most licenses won't get out of bed in the morning for anything less than 50k and they usually want it up front.

For Star Wars, sure, but how many people were lining up to license a generic version of Mythbusters?

#17887 2 years ago
Quoted from jayhawkai:

For Star Wars, sure, but how many people were lining up to license a generic version of Mythbusters?

I don't think Jaime Hyneman showed up at CAX just for love of pinball.

#17888 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

I don't think Jaime Hyneman showed up at CAX just for love of pinball.

I bet I could get him to show up for less than $50K is all I'm saying.

#17889 2 years ago
Quoted from jayhawkai:

For Star Wars, sure, but how many people were lining up to license a generic version of Mythbusters?

Oh Star Wars would be much, much much more than that. Why do you think the pro playfield is so empty?

Just because fake Mythbusters theme wouldn't sell doesn't mean the license was free or cheap.

#17890 2 years ago
Quoted from jayhawkai:

I bet I could get him to show up for less than $50K is all I'm saying.

well, i did find his appearance fee range.

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#17891 2 years ago
Quoted from CNKay:

This thread is so boring now that Keith has no presence. What happened, why wouldn't he want to keep us informed on our wonderful legal system?
And that judge, I was so sure he would be totally fair to everyone involved.
Mr Frank give up??

If no one minds, I'll make a guess as to why Keith disappeared.

Long ago, I remember Kevin complaining in a proceeding, about a hysterical internet continually being whipped up against him and he feeling intimidated. And I don't blame him for being scared given some of the over the top things I read here, especially in the beginning. My memory is sometimes poor but I seem to recall someone in this thread encouraging others to go to Kevin's home and make demands. A totally mornic suggestion.

So it wouldn't surprise me if the defense attorney made a complaint that Keith was brazenly posting on the open internet about an ongoing case.

Don't misunderstand me, I enjoyed reading the updates from Keith but I also found much of it unusual and I was stunned that he was doing it at all. Even plaintiffs are advised by a good attorney not to talk about a case.

But if Mr. Wolfmarsh would be so kind as to post open public records, that would be peachy.

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#17893 2 years ago

Amanda officially getting a divorce, court date is june 14th. She's still trying to fix up that house. She can't get a loan to pay the $25k back because of the flood zone. Government is trying to do imminent domain to take the house away (government usually pays you to leave):
https://vocaroo.com/i/s0bO999Bvwlb

#17894 2 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Amanda officially getting a divorce, court date is june 14th. She's still trying to fix up that house. She can't get a loan to pay the $25k back because of the flood zone. Government is trying to do imminent domain to take the house away (government usually pays you to leave):
https://vocaroo.com/i/s0bO999Bvwlb

Good for her. Fak, Kevin may have to get a job to pay child support

#17895 2 years ago

Spoilers from above audio:

-Kevin owes Amanda $27 a month in child support. I don't know whether to laugh at that or cry. He certainly has an MO on everyone he deals with in his life, beyond Predator.

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#17896 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

well, i did find his appearance fee range.

Wow it's almost as if I know what I'm talking about, or something!

#17897 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Spoilers from above audio:
-Kevin owes Amanda $27 a month in child support. I don't know whether to laugh at that or cry. He certainly has an MO on everyone he deals with in his life, beyond Predator.

$27 dollars......OMG....

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#17898 2 years ago

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#17899 2 years ago

27 bucks!
"Thanks Dad"

#17900 2 years ago
Quoted from Stones:

(#1 deadbeat dad cert)

Hardly. When he's tens of thousands behind on support, then maybe he'll be in the running.

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