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84: Bless His Heart

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September(ish); kinda (but not really) October 2019

Let’s start off by cabbaging a classic phrase and put a spin on it – “Podcasting finds a way…”

It’s very relevant for this show (No.. there haven’t been any Jurassic Park boxes have shown up at our houses, if that’s what you’re thinking) as we’ve had to re-work schedules quite a bit due to life finding its way.  We’ll get into all of that on ep. 85 when Whitney is back in the chair.  For now, we had to farm out co-host duties this time around to (good) friend of the show Jim Hale and we hope everyone enjoys this break from the norm!

Brent carries it all and we thank him for the commitment, otherwise there wouldn’t have been an 84 to get us to 85!

With all that being said, there’s a whole slew** of topics covered in this episode:

  • How to speak “Kentucky” (as if you still needed a lesson…we’re at 84 episodes, after all)
  • Stern drop target repair
  • Thoughts on Stern Jurassic Park and Elvira
  • “House of the Dead” monitor repair
  • Flat panel monitor power supply repair
  • Esoteric control panel art
  • “I Dream of Jeannie”, “Bewitched”, and “the Dukes of Hazzard” cast changes (and how they scarred us all)
  • The lament of Suncoast Pinball and Cosmic Carnival
  • The Pontiac Fiero and its propensity to catch fire
  • Arcade 1Up and Star Wars

**(including, but not limited to)

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83: Brent’s Front Porch

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Ah August….we barely knew ye.

There’s so much that transpired this past month, it’s hard to get it all in a blog post – fortunately for us (and to everyone else’s dismay) we have 3 hours and 20 minutes to tell all you fine listeners all about it!  If the math is right, that should be about 1.7 O’Shea Commutes.  #WINNING

All joking aside, we’ve got a pretty jam-packed episode for everyone – we discuss the latest play field clear coat issues that has taken the pinball internets by storm over the past couple of weeks and dovetail that with our thoughts on Jurassic Park and Star Wars “Pin”, both announced and released from Stern over the past 30-45 days.  We also discuss a really neat offering for anyone with a Cinematronic arcade machine (Star Castle, Armor Attack!, etc.) and talk about a recent trip to Brunswick, GA where Whitney visited the “Pinball Palace” (and Planet Fun) over family vacation.  Brent gives us a good education on video and pinball optos and we respond to a challenge issued forth by our friends at Pod Casserole.  We also cover off on our monthly updates where Whitney picks up a “spare” Robotron and Brent gives us his thoughts on both Cosmic Carnival and Black Knight: Sword of Rage (spoiler: Whitney loves it, Brent doesn’t… it’s like Donkey Kong all over again).

Oh…. don’t miss Brent’s “Facebook Rant” segment this month… it was so much fun that we named the episode after it!

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