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(Topic ID: 58614)

Who is your sparky in Metallica and why do you fry him?


By Pinballark

7 years ago



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  • 33 posts
  • 21 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 7 years ago by thunderking50
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#1 7 years ago

As far as I understand it: "Old sparky" is the accepted nickname for electric chairs in general. In this great game it seems like Sparky is the guy sitting in it...hit Sparky!
If so...Who is this guy and what has he done to deserve your treatment?
Is he supposed to be someone special, or someone anyone know anything about??
I guess not...just pure fun fiction.

So who is your Sparky, when you raise the power?
What invisible name is on his shirt?
Your ex girlfriends new husband? Your unfriendly neighbor, that let his dog pee on your mail box? Your boss who doesn´t pay what you´re worth? The guy who beat you up in school 15 years ago?...or maybe some (in)famous killer?

My long awaited pin has not arrived, so my Sparky is not yet elected

/Stefan

#2 7 years ago

Im scared.

#3 7 years ago

I'm confused.

#4 7 years ago

I'm Sparky?

#6 7 years ago

I don't know what the OP is talking about but I also don't know the story behind Sparky and the electric chair as it relates to Metallica. Can someone explain where he fits into the band?

#7 7 years ago

Shawn Fanning.

#8 7 years ago

Look at the album cover for Ride the Lightning!!!

#9 7 years ago

I don't know what the OP is talking about but I also don't know the story behind Sparky and the electric chair as it relates to Metallica. Can someone explain where he fits into the band?

really not a Fan are you.

Ride the freakin lightning!!!

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#10 7 years ago

My Sparky is The Bally/Williams/TSPP-LOTR.

#11 7 years ago

Sparky is just a little bastard in a chair that needs to be fryed!! End of story.

#12 7 years ago

I am a fan but never heard of a sparky until the game came out. I am sure it is a reference to ride the lighting but not sure if it goes any further than that.

If I ever get the machine I think mine is the ringmaster from CV

Ill stick to the picture on a dart board analogy

#13 7 years ago

He looks like Lars and it's cool to fry the little fatso

#14 7 years ago
Quoted from thunderking50:

really not a Fan are you.
Ride the freakin lightning!!!

Was it obvious? . I did like Met until about 1990ish. Thanks for filling me in, the game is very good.

#15 7 years ago

What if my Sparky is a woman....?

#16 7 years ago
Quoted from Rush1169:

Was it obvious? . I did like Met until about 1990ish. Thanks for filling me in, the game is very good.

Ya me too that why I'm stocked I switch out songs in it

#17 7 years ago

Ted Bundy!

#18 7 years ago

I was also going to say Ted Bundy. I was living in Florida when they fried his ass and I will never forget it.

#19 7 years ago

Sparky is just a Metallica hater.

#20 7 years ago

It's Shawn Fanning.

The prototype sparky had a tshirt that said "Tallica Sux" on it.

Shawn used to wear a tshirt that said Metallica Sux on it.

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#21 7 years ago
Quoted from Iamdarras:

Ya me too that why I'm stocked I switch out songs in it

And from the looks of your other thread; you probably changed them to alanis morissette songs

#22 7 years ago

Did Bundy get the chair? I know some guy in Virgina or North Carolina or somewhere up there choose the chair over injection earlier this year. First I had heard of it being used in years.

#23 7 years ago

He got the chair.

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#24 7 years ago

It's Shawn Fanning.

The prototype sparky had a tshirt that said "Tallica Sux" on it.

Shawn used to wear a tshirt that said Metallica Sux on it.

Of course it is Shawn Fanning.

Probably Stern's lawyers though the t-shirt connection might cause them trouble and just left it blank.

A decal mod adding it back again would be cool.

Or maybe a Napster logo.....

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#25 7 years ago

No, mine would be Ted from Pinside.

#27 7 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

No, mine would be Ted from Pinside.

Ut oh now Ted has 13 people he recommends to robin be banned. I am on my cell so I can't post a worthless gif to celibrate

THE DIRTY BAKERS DOZEN!

#28 7 years ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

And from the looks of your other thread; you probably changed them to alanis morissette songs

Naa ill keep everything pre and justice for all. I think some garage days would be dope too

#29 7 years ago

I was hoping you had some pics of you and some famous people you could share with us.

Quoted from AkumaZeto:

Ut oh now Ted has 13 people he recommends to robin be banned. I am on my cell so I can't post a worthless gif to celibrate
THE DIRTY BAKERS DOZEN!

#30 7 years ago

Dirty Bakers Dozen is so awesome. No more members.

T-shirts, stat.

...and they shall know us by the trail of Ted's tears.

#31 7 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I was hoping you had some pics of you and some famous people you could share with us.

I think I have a picture of you plunging my toilet Does that count roflmao

#32 7 years ago

F**k no!!!

Quoted from AkumaZeto:

Does that count roflmao

#33 7 years ago
Quoted from Rush1169:

Was it obvious? . I did like Met until about 1990ish. Thanks for filling me in, the game is very good.

Ride the Lightning,1984 album!Chair comes from that album but the Sparky toy
is Dirty Donny's touch!

I never stopped liking Met but the last album Death Magnetic is freakin awesome
i will add All nightmare long and Cyanide songs in the game.

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