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    #1001 48 days ago

    1000 posts of opinions, some more popular than others! Carry on!

    #1002 48 days ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    The nerve,Im printing up business cards to pass out at funerals

    Curious about what you're offering.. also, business cards are still going?

    #1003 48 days ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Enough opinions!! can we get back to this mermaid asscrack discussion? I feel that it was really going somewhere.

    Same concept, another type of crack!

    #1004 48 days ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    Same concept, another type of crack![quoted image]

    *cautiously upvotes*

    #1005 48 days ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    Curious about what you're offering.. also, business cards are still going?

    sarcasm,we buy dead Boomers toys

    #1006 48 days ago
    Quoted from pabrimmer:

    *cautiously upvotes*

    So to be clear here — mermaids have fish anatomy on the lower half but you’re telling me they still breastfeed?

    #1007 48 days ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    So to be clear here — mermaids have fish anatomy on the lower half but you’re telling me they still breastfeed?

    Hopefully somehow? Silver lining of getting shipwrecked!

    #1008 47 days ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    So to be clear here — mermaids have fish anatomy on the lower half but you’re telling me they still breastfeed?

    Definitely not. It's just like an angler fish's glowing light. Different lures for different prey.

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    Most importantly though, and back on topic, this mermaid has not been depicted as having a buttcrack, thankfully.

    #1009 47 days ago

    With or without cracks, they are so tasty..!

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    #1010 44 days ago

    This is gonna go over like a lead balloon but that's what this thread is for, right?

    I've worked in logistics/transportation my entire adult life. I've coordinated the delivery of body organs to transplant patients, relief supplies to countless disaster areas in North and South America, ventilators and PPE from Asia to everywhere in the US during the plague, etc etc etc.

    Maybe you joined the military because your dad/grandma/second cousin was in the military, maybe you were drafted, maybe you had an innate need to serve your country, or like many, maybe you had no better options when you graduated high school.

    Reserved parking for veterans now? Not a fan.

    Preferential rates/prices/perks for teachers/police/first responders? Flat out illegal and discriminatory.

    #1011 44 days ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    maybe you had no better options when you graduated high school

    A buddy I once worked with years ago shared a story when he was 18 in 1967.

    During indoctrination into the Marines, a Sgt asked for a show of hands for those who were there in lieu of a prison sentence.

    Several hands went up around him. He had enlisted to serve in Vietnam surrounded by criminals who were only there to avoid serving time in prison.

    #1012 44 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    A buddy I once worked with years ago shared a story when he was 18 in 1967.
    During indoctrination into the Marines, a Sgt asked for a show of hands for those who were there in lieu of a prison sentence.
    Several hands went up around him. He had enlisted to serve in Vietnam surrounded by criminals who were only there to avoid serving time in prison.

    "The Few, The Proud, The Wanted"........

    #1013 44 days ago

    From what I read, the young hooligans must have been told by judges that they can join the Marines to avoid conviction on minor offenses, with the expectation that being in the service will straighten them out. But even back then they didn't hand out the option of prison or service to someone who was convicted of anything substantial. The hand raisers were "headed towards prison," not convicts.

    #1014 44 days ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    This is gonna go over like a lead balloon but that's what this thread is for, right?
    I've worked in logistics/transportation my entire adult life. I've coordinated the delivery of body organs to transplant patients, relief supplies to countless disaster areas in North and South America, ventilators and PPE from Asia to everywhere in the US during the plague, etc etc etc.
    Maybe you joined the military because your dad/grandma/second cousin was in the military, maybe you were drafted, maybe you had an innate need to serve your country, or like many, maybe you had no better options when you graduated high school.
    Reserved parking for veterans now? Not a fan.
    Preferential rates/prices/perks for teachers/police/first responders? Flat out illegal and discriminatory.

    USMC veteran here. I could not agree with you more on reserved parking spaces for veterans. However, I'd give a service disabled vet with a physical disability as the result of enemy action a double super golden Handicapped parking pass that gave them permission to park wherever the hell they wanted though. Double park right on the church steps my good sir.

    As a veteran, let me let you in on a little secret about military discounts. They are all almost exclusively limited to active duty folks (which is fine). The closer you get to a military base, the harder it is to get a military discount on anything. You find places advertising good military discounts far away from military bases and any place they are actually likely to run into active duty military as it is often used as what I would call feel good advertising. Oh, those guys support the military, we should go there! When in actuality they might get 3 guys on leave a year that can actually get a discount.

    With that said the post 9/11 GI Bill is awesome for the the few people that actually use it.

    Having left the USMC I never ran into anyone who joined in lieu of sentencing... but the oldest guys I served with joined up in the run up to the First Gulf War.

    #1015 44 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    During indoctrination into the Marines, a Sgt asked for a show of hands for those who were there in lieu of a prison sentence.

    Several hands went up around him. He had enlisted to serve in Vietnam surrounded by criminals who were only there to avoid serving time in prison.

    Late 1960's around my father's arcade the police kept track of the young trouble makers. When they turned 18 the cops picked them up and took them to a recruitment center and told them enlist or off to jail they'd go.

    I don't know if they'd really take them to jail. But the ones that enlisted made the cops jobs easier.

    LTG : )

    #1016 44 days ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    USMC veteran here. I could not agree with you more on reserved parking spaces for veterans. However, I'd give a service disabled vet with a physical disability as the result of enemy action a double super golden Handicapped parking pass that gave them permission to park wherever the hell they wanted though. Double park right on the church steps my good sir.

    Agreed -

    I remember during the recession when houses were going for pennies on the dollar, teachers/police/firemen and military personnel were able to buy any house for 50% off - that's more what I was referring to - the memory was churned up by a recent post in a different thread where a veteran who was stationed stateside in the 70s for a couple years is still enjoying the benefits of something he walked away from almost 50 years ago.

    #1022 42 days ago
    Quoted from pabrimmer:

    I do not like the art on Fathom.
    People go on and on and on and on about how great it is, but there is one glaring detail I can never get past.
    [quoted image]
    Whose idea was it to give this mermaid a pair of butt cheeks? How many people looked at that and thought, “sure, yeah, that looks right,” before it went into production? Is the game supposed to be about human women cosplaying as mermaids? If so, then well done. For that explanation I could rescind my negative opinion. Otherwise, drawing a mermaid with not only butt cheeks, but with her dorsal fin sprouting out of her ass crack, is the kind of nonsense that belongs in Ren and Stimpy.

    As the guy who's pretty much the art critic pariah here on pinside for daring to suggest that there are a lot of pinball machines that could have better art, I'm not so bothered by that. It's a choice, and yeah, I could see it go either way, but it's not going to set me off like, say, the artwork of Flash, Alien Poker, or any of the photoshop junk out there. I like the way Narnia handled them. Or the way Stranger Tides did.

    #1024 42 days ago

    The vast majority of the posts in the "Funny captions thread" aren't funny at all.

    #1027 42 days ago

    Black is not a color and neither is white.

    #1030 41 days ago

    Popcorn and pizza tastes just fine the next morning..almost better

    #1031 41 days ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    Black is not a color and neither is white.

    Do you mean physics-wise, or that neither correctly describes anyone's skin color? An argument can be made for either.

    #1032 41 days ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    Black is not a color and neither is white.

    Recalling what I learned in science,
    Black is the absence of all color
    White is all colors

    #1033 41 days ago

    Color is our perception of certain wavelengths of radiation. The rods and cones in our eyes contain chromophores which convert light into electrical impulses transmitted to the visual cortex of our brains.

    Color only exists in our minds

    #1035 41 days ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    Color is our perception of certain wavelengths of radiation. The rods and cones in our eyes contain chromophores which convert light into electrical impulses transmitted to the visual cortex of our brains.
    Color only exists in our minds

    reality only exists in our minds ....

    #1036 41 days ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    reality only exists in our minds ....

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    #1037 41 days ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    Recalling what I learned in science,
    Black is the absence of all color
    White is all colors

    White is also the absence of color,Black and white are neutrals.

    #1038 41 days ago

    I envy the night for it's absence of light

    #1039 41 days ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    White is also the absence of color,Black and white are neutrals.

    You must be talking about pigments, rather than light.

    #1040 41 days ago

    Sunsets suck, they portend an end. Sunrises are where it's at, they promise a future.

    #1041 41 days ago

    What is the speed of light? 186,000 miles per second.
    What is the speed of dark? a whole lot slower

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    #1043 26 days ago

    Probably an unpopular/popular statement, but Yolo.

    I am glad to see the prices start falling. It still is collecting, but it low key makes me happy watching people lose their ass on the game they overpaid for. I look forward the swift exit of the collectors that helped drive the price up when entering the hobby during covid. You are starting to see the guys "awkward scared laughing" as these 8-10k "investment" games sitting on the market that would have otherwise been a steal 3 months ago. The fear is setting in, and I am here for it.

    Also an unpopular opinion.

    Why is there no emoji for eating popcorn? lol

    #1044 26 days ago

    In my lifetime alone, the population of the planet has increased from 3.7 bn to 7.9 bn.

    I think we need to adopt Logan's Run law: If you're over 30, you're surplus to requirement and should be "renewed".

    #1045 26 days ago
    Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

    In my lifetime alone, the population of the planet has increased from 3.7 bn to 7.9 bn.
    I think we need to adopt Logan's Run law: If you're over 30, you're surplus to requirement and should be "renewed".

    Step in line, you go first!

    #1046 26 days ago
    Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

    Probably an unpopular/popular statement, but Yolo.
    I am glad to see the prices start falling. It still is collecting, but it low key makes me happy watching people lose their ass on the game they overpaid for. I look forward the swift exit of the collectors that helped drive the price up when entering the hobby during covid. You are starting to see the guys "awkward scared laughing" as these 8-10k "investment" games sitting on the market that would have otherwise been a steal 3 months ago. The fear is setting in, and I am here for it.
    Also an unpopular opinion.
    Why is there no emoji for eating popcorn? lol

    It's the summer slump as well, things will pick up eventually. Just wait for August when the new Stern comes out and enjoy the fomo!

    #1047 26 days ago

    I have yet to see prices of any pin older than 5 years come down. Those who claim this don’t have proof

    #1048 26 days ago
    Quoted from MtnFrost:

    I have yet to see prices of any pin older than 5 years come down. Those who claim this don’t have proof

    Exception seems to be LZ Pro. They're dropping below cost.

    #1049 26 days ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    It's the summer slump as well, things will pick up eventually. Just wait for August when the new Stern comes out and enjoy the fomo!

    I don't disagree. but prices that seemed to be good deals a couple months ago are standing still. Summer slump or not, that $5 per gallon of gas is a glaring reminder of what could be in for the future. Surprisingly I am not a stern guy, but i'm interested to see what will be in store for their Q3 startup and how it will impact the market

    Quoted from MtnFrost:

    I have yet to see prices of any pin older than 5 years come down. Those who claim this don’t have proof

    Don't we wish we could buy games for prices like back in the day. I don't think there will ever be an "arcade crash" for pinball, or even pre covid pricing. But I will say that the more expensive this hobby gets, the harder it is to get your money back. For example, I believe there will be an influx of guys that will be upset considering they bought into a MMR for 14k on inflated market. A year later, they try to resell the machine and the economy isn't as good, the market changed, but now can only get 12k. I feel there are a few volatile titles that have fallen into that criteria, TAF, TOTAN, any LE, MMR. We can all agree the titles are good, but with bigger financial commitment, comes bigger financial value fluctuation. But who knows

    #1050 26 days ago
    Quoted from westofrome:

    Exception seems to be LZ Pro. They're dropping below cost.

    I just got a Led Zep Pro with Expression Lights and a custom wireform blimp to replace the plastic blimp. $5200

    Here's the unpopular opinion. Game is fun! I'm having a blast playing it, the flow and combos are terrific and this will probably be a longer keeper than I expected.

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