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  1. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    uscvball, Jan 4, 2018Rep

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    Exactly, broseph. We all have our vices. Let's call a spade a spade....unless
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    I feel you. Resist my brotha.
     
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  2. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    There was a time.
    There was never a time.
     
  3. GiantDuckFan

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  4. uscvball

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    You're in your own category, buttercup.
    It's good that somebody is. I've never been accused of being fluffy.
     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    That's how I picture vball but if she is older than tirk there's gotta be a few sags and wrinkles.:D
     
  6. uscvball

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    I ain't no hollywood plastic, botoxed, silicone phony. So yes, I'm real.
     
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  7. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Why you killing the vibe, paw.
     
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    Weird trivia - Pinball was illegal in many major US cities (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles,... ) until the mid 1970s - it was considered a game of chance, taking hard earned money from simple folk. If you wanted to play your best bet was a back room of a porn shop.
    It was finally legalized in Oakland, CA in 2014, after over 80 years of being illegal. (Although the city had been turning a blind eye for years ;).

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    https://gizmodo.com/why-the-city-of-oakland-finally-legalized-pinball-machi-1644249060
     
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  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    There used to be pinball machines that you could build the odds up on by however many nickels you put in that you could get paid if you won. Instead of the machines with flippers these machines had either 20 holes or 25 holes and whatever hole your ball landed in would light a light on the screen. You had to hit the machine to try to control where the ball went without tilting it. If you lined up the lights in the right order you won however much that configuration paid. Lots of people played them as fervently as they play video crack, uh, poker now. There was this one old guy who would drop a few hundred every day in this pool hall I used to frequent in my misspent youth.
     
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  10. Frogleg

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    yeah, they got flippers in the '40s. Even the flipper games that you'd put a coin in to play (as we know pinball) just for fun were illegal. I wonder how many years someone would have got if they were caught playing pinball while smoking a joint in NYC circa '72
     
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