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I missed Lincoln. Damn! I wasn't thinkin'.

Minstrel Man (1950) had a mechanical drop target, but it did not use the modern solenoid and reset, like a retractable click ball point pen with a lip and hook action, that appeared in '62.
I loved playing "click-click" with my ball point pen in '62 and thought it might be useful for other things.

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Los Angeles legalized pinball in 1971. How do I know this?
Because me and my Brother played pinball at a Hollywood Head Shop the night that Nixon was re-elected, and we had been going there for about a year. There was also a pinball arcade that opened in Van Nuys, Ca shortly after the L.A. ban was lifted in '71.
But it was at a traditional outdoor patio shopping arcade. The proprietor had acquired every machine that he could get his hands on, new or ragged. It didn't matter. At the end of the outdoor walkway arcade was a small room with pinball against all four walls, and the majority of machines were out on the outdoor arcade walkway. And the novelty of playing pinball was so great that most of them were in use, no matter the condition or antiquation or the less-than-level outdoor walkway.

And Disneyland is in Los Angeles County. I don't know if The County had a ban against pinball, or if it was only The City of Los Angeles (a much smaller, different municipality, but still located within The County of Los Angeles), but Disneyland (located in the city of Anaheim; L.A. County) had a Bally machine converted to a Pirates of the Caribbean theme in 1967. It was found in the gift shop which was located just outside of the ride attraction's exit.

EDIT: I believe there was Disney money behind Bally. There was definitely Sinatra by the late 70's. He promoted their Vegas casino.

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There were posters on the wall at the head shop in '71. Some lit with black lights/UV,

I remember a poster of W. C. Fields holding his cards.


And that other one...
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Nice posters sleepy I looked for some bigger images of them though only found a cow..udder nonsense I know.

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Well if that's Ike's sister I really should have gone more serious with the quiz, only 14 out of 20 without thinking about it much...
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:38 AM
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There were posters on the wall at the head shop in '71. Some lit with black lights/UV,

I remember a poster of W. C. Fields holding his cards.
i recall that WC fields poster was huge back in the day... late 60's to mid-70's or so.

i'm not sure why, exactly... maybe a bio film came out around that time. he had long-since passed away (1946).

i got 2-3 wrong out of that quiz, btw. there are other PB quizzes at that site if anyone wants to pick another.
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Well one things for sure I always vote with WC!

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i would say that we vote each and every day, and the ballots are currency.


anyway, thanks for that list... i particularly like this one:

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Really equating votes to currency, that maybe the truth, though not an equatable ideal in my thinking at all...
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I love fun trivia and visit the site all the time at work. My questions is how is a match an obtainable goal since it is just a random number? I also read somewhere that some machines have a match feature where you can set it to display match number but never match.
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the williams electronics era test is fun also. i got 8 of 10 correct.
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My questions is how is a match an obtainable goal since it is just a random number?
well, Q18 says literally "player accomplishment" but i guess you could also call that an "obtainable goal."

i would say it's accomplished through persistence and luck.


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that makes sense. in some places a match would be a form of gambling, i would think.
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that makes sense. in some places a match would be a form of gambling, i would think.
Then why not just turn off match feature
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There where a few years here in the late 70s, maybe early 80's in Western Australia they had to modify or set all pinballs to only allow the machines to award extra balls, free games were illegal.

Though with the next change of government that regulation was axed mainly as a cost saving measure to save on policing such a petty regulation, there was also some protest from the amusements industry on it's original introduction.
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as far as i know williams was the only manuf. that did not have a match number that counted up consecutively in order. which makes a random match number more random. i think the girl in the bull picture is sending out a subliminal message that she is horny.

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I doubt that is a bull, cows have horns. On the other matter I can recall we did use that trick to get free games on some machines by allowing the last ball to drain when the match number was 10 greater then the last match number displayed, it didn't always work though often it did.

Actually thinking back it was not that simple you had to know the sequence and I recall one machine where if the last game awarded a game for ending in 40 the next was always 70.
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I'm sorry Ike. I've never encountered it at a pinball machine.
And the few working girls that I've encountered were either

(a) working the Drive-In Theater, or

(b) working Colorado Blvd. New Years Eve/early, early pre-dawn morning before The Rose Parade, or

(c) soaked in sticky yellow sweat.
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Well...One could re-wire the sequence to the match number lamps and clip the wire to the credit unit...Downright EVIL, that ! Or... Change the wire sequence then attach the match wire to the credit down solenoid...Really rotten.
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1) When i was in college and rode the bus home I remember the bus station in Columbus Ohio had pinballs that only gave out credits for a match or special but not for replay scores. I am not sure about high scores.

2) NBA Fastbreak match number on the car seems harder to match than a regular match feature?
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was that picture taken at a cattle station in australia? i hear that aborigine tribes live on them. the girl looks like she may have had the bone pointed at her by a kadicha man. if a kadicha man casts a luck spell for you does that mean you will always win a replay when playing pinball? and how long does the spell last? see what happens when you watch mission impossible episodes over and over.

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the prettier the woman, the greater the entrapment possibilities.

UNLESS she's frequent upon your wavelength. those are the girls to make your life around.
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