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75: The Number 2 Mic Drop

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November 2018

The feedback on the plumbing podcast was so strong, that we felt the need to butcher the house in the name of the show and bring you EVEN MORE PLUMBING TALK!

It’s true – you wanted more plumbing, you get more plumbing!  Oh – we also managed to squeeze in a few things arcade and pinball related… you know…to pay the bills and all.  This month we cover off on the following topics:

  • Star Wars Ep. 1 shop-out
  • Brent buys a Fluke 9010a and he *finally* gets a Frogger!
  • IC testers
  • Louisville Super Con
  • Thanksgiving recaps (MO TURKEY, PLEASE!!)
  • Whitney’s TNA powdercoating and picking up a Time Pilot
  • Our visit to the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo and a quick interview with show organizer David Corrigan
  • News, Stern code updates and listener feedback

and last, but certainly not least – our panel interview with Marco and Stern where we talk with Cale Hernandez (Marco), Rachel Bess (Marco/the Electric Bat Arcade), Paul Mandeltort (Marco) and Mike Vinikour (Stern) about the history of the Pinball parts business, how Marco runs the largest Pinball parts resource on the planet and what it’s like to partner with Stern to ensure we all have loads of brand new games to play at shows (and how Mike keeps them up and running for us all to enjoy).

It’s a recap roundup and a Pex patch to boot!

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74: I can do that with spray foam!

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October 2018

It’s been a loooong 31 days since the last episode and we’ve had plenty of time to practice our signature moves on spending Brent’s money, white-washing gameroom updates and making half-educated attempts at industry and hobby news coverage.  Should that stop us this month?  WE SAY NO!

So in our best declaration of determination and comeuppance, we return for the October show and unfortunately there’s nothing spooky about it – at all.  However, we do have everything that you’ve come to know and love with the show as well as the following major topics:

  1. Flashlights
  2. ColorDMD
  3. Flashlights
  4. New Pinball announcements
  5. Flashlights
  6. Stern code updates
  7. Flashlights
  8. Spend Brent’s Money
  9. Flashlights
  10. Flashlights (just to round it out).

Yep – it’s arcade and pinball podcasting, BT style (and with some Grace added in to keep the guys on task).

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73: It’s a show…literally..

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September 2018

Oh literally…how do we love thee?  Let me count thy ways…and it’s a lot.  So much so that we cover every topic from A to Z – literally.  Brent goes to a comic-con where he sees literally EVERYBODY.  He works on his Tron and has to fix literally EVERYTHING.  His Thermoforming machine and 3D printer are literally STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS and his gameroom literally hasn’t been touched in MONTHS.  Whitney is no better – he has had his TNA for a week and just now got it moved into his house – LITERALLY!  Add to that, he’s got nothing better to do than spend Brent’s money on a literal boatload of cool stuff (seriously – Wico joysticks, Neo Geo LED Marquee lights and a dual Punch-Out/Super Punch-Out adapter) this month.  Pair that with some literally awesome feedback and some news and it all adds up to 4+ hours of arcade and pinball goodness!

You’ll literally LOVE this month’s show!

Figuratively – I think we’re spot on.

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72: Chrome won’t get you home

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August 2018

Way better… that’s the best phrase we know of to sum up August vs. July 2018.  No plumbing issues (that we know of), no home repairs and no major calamities befell the podcast crew this month, so we were able to focus on what we do best – POSING as knowledgeable pinball and arcade hobbyists.  With that poser status comes a lot of a poser updates on everything from Brent’s new 3D printer, his thermoforming machine build, a massive parts haul and more.  Whitney found a few fluke pods and is still posing as a pinballer while he awaits word on his TNA.  We also catch up on a mini-review of the Hyperkin RetroN77 and pose as big spenders with Brent’s money this month (seriously – check out the list) before chatting up the new Stern Pinball Deadpool.  We top all this with a BOATLOAD (no posing required this month) of listener feedback that turned out to be as much (or more) fun than the actual show itself.

Like the old saying goes “chrome won’t get you home” but we sure pretended it did.

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71: The Frost-Free Spigot

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July 2018

It’s been said that we talk a lot.  Truth be told – we do.  I’m not sure if it’s us liking to hear our own voice or if it’s that we actually have something to say.  Maybe it’s somewhere in-between.  Regardless, we give it our all every month and July is no different.  We dig into some great (almost) gameroom updates – Brent discusses wiring up his air compressor and is looking to build a thermoforming machine!  Yeah – you read that right – THERMOFORMING.  Nothing is safe now.

Whitney makes a sweet score on a Vectrex bundle, gets in his RetroN 77 and discusses some recent travels to boot.  Add in some discussion around video test harnesses, testing pinball motors, a possible Warlords reproduction PCB, Red Tent reproduction CPOs and some talk about “The End” for Major Havoc and you’ve got Ep. 71!

Oh yeah – we also fix Brent’s bathroom and a busted spigot at Whitneys’ house.  Home Repair show or arcade and pinball podcast???? YOU DECIDE.

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