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January 2017

“Book ‘em Danno” – it’s the big ‘Five-O’ show!

There’s so much crammed into this month’s episode that we had to loosen the belt a bit and put on the stretchy pants, because I think we’ve hit an all-time high score when it comes to show length, commutes and long-distance runs…. seriously.

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Episode 49–The Christmas Waggle

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December 2016

It’s Christmas day and what better way to say “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays” to everyone across the globe than to drop the December episode right on top of all your wrapping paper! Some might say the release of this month’s episode is well-timed, and others might consider it sheer coincidence.  Either way, we’re not saying, as it’s mostly luck and a bit of eggnog-fueled commitment when you look under the covers.

Cousin Eddie would be proud.

We catch up on a lot of happenings since last month, discuss our Christmas and Holiday plans and spend *WAY* too much time talking about the Atari Flashback portable, despite easily spending over $500 of Brent’s money this month on all kinds of sweet tools and arcade paraphernalia.

So do what we do – burn all that wrapping paper, grab a beer and chill out and let the Holidays surround you while we send 2016 out in style!

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Episode 48–mmm…Thanksgiving Leftovers

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November 2016

And just like that…. a warm, heaping pile of Thanksgiving Leftovers makes it way to your plate for what is episode #48!  We blame it on the tryptophan, so bear with us as we make room for seconds and break off a rather unconventional (in…like…it’s under 4 hours) episode of the podcast. We’ve had a pretty big November – we attended the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo and put on a couple of sessions there, met up with half of the Gameroom Junkies, slummed with Adam and JP of the Adam and JP Show, ogled the awesome work of Chris Royalty at Hot Rod Arcade/Pinball Plating and even rubbed some elbows with Patrick Scott Patterson.  Add on top of that a bevy of gameroom updates, trials and tribulations with the new Ghostbusters Pinball and some major progress on the Sky Skipper Project and you’ve got something worthy of the finest cranberry sauce that money can’t buy.

I *KNOW* Brent is thankful for this month, as I give his wallet a break and we catch up on a boatload of feedback as well.  We love hearing from our listeners, so keep it coming!

We hope you enjoy this ‘food coma’ of an episode as we all get geared for what is sure to be a great Christmas! (more…)

Episode 47–There’s a head stuck in your coin door

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October 2016

Ahh… Halloween.  It’s could be called one of the best (it’s definitely one of the most fun) holidays of the year and we try to pay homage to that spirit of fun this month here on the show.  Despite showing up to record in our best costumes (we dressed up like wannabe podcasters), we ditch the spooky sound effects and get straight to the business of the month – and it’s nothing but high-quality arcade and pinball talk.  Ok – the high-quality part is a stretch, but it beats getting a bag full of rocks.

We cover off on our recent Ghostbusters pinball purchase, take delivery and do some box unpacking talk, along with lots (and I do mean lots) of discussion on first impressions, what needs to be addressed before putting the game into full-time play and our favorite mods for the game thus far.  We talk through monthly updates (which encompasses a Rowe jukebox, Back To The Future pinball, Mad Planets and a major announcement on the Sky Skipper Project that Whitney is working on with Alex and Olly in the UK.  At this time, it’s safe to say Sky Skipper is officially on like Donkey Kong.  We also talk shop on approaches to LED’ing out a pinball machine and following up on the Bryman BM235 multimeter.

Oh – and Whitney finds all kinds of treasures in the coin buckets of Brent’s games.

Here’s the best recipe we could come up with on short notice to help you enjoy this month’s show:

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Episode 46–Back to the cackle part XLVI

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September 2016

If there’s any possible way to mash up arcade and pinball talk, a ton of updates, some hilarious feedback, a brand new “side project” announcement (like Whitney needs another one), game pickups, BTTF, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lazer Blaze, birthday parties and a new multimeter all into one episode, then yeah – we can call Episode 46 “mission accomplished”.

With all that, I’m not really sure what else to say.  You’ll need to listen and sort it all out for yourself, because our minds are mush after recording this episode.  I think the only thing we had left over on the cutting room floor was the kitchen sink and it will somehow make it into episode 47, I am sure.

In all seriousness, we have a ton of topics that we cover this month – you can akin it to driving in circles for 88 miles and moving forward 3.  See what I did there!?!?!

Thanks for listening and here’s to ending September 2016 on the highest note possible! (more…)

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