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77: The Day Late, Dollar Short Show

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January 2019

Well, well, well – it had to finally happen.  We are a day late on show publishing and I wish we could blame it on border security, government shutdown or the polar vortex, but at the end of it all – it was a failure of our best friend (and arch nemesis): technology.  It takes some time to move around the GIGABYTES of unprocessed audio we make for each month’s show and by the time it lands at its final resting spot to become the MP3 we all know and love, our baritone has traversed its way from the moon and back (figuratively).  Somewhere over Albuquerque, some archive files bit the dust and we had to retry (and retry) before there was success.  But alas, we made it!!

This month we have not only the usual gameroom and hobby updates, but we also hear from a first-timer to the show – Corey Stupp.  Corey is the new face behind the Louisville Arcade Expo (and a developer at Stern Pinball) and gives us the low-down on everything we can expect from the 2019 show.  We also hear from our friends at Marco Specialities as we do some more floor and booth interviews from the 2018 Grand Ole Gameroom Expo.  We then spend some of Brent’s money on my favorite things – Nintendo parts!!  Oh – and a new CPS2 infinikey, joystick grommets and all kinds of necessities.  We give our best thoughts on the new Munsters Pinball from Stern and then make way for some feedback as well.

We may be a day late (and Brent is a dollar short) but we made it!  Thanks for everyone asking “hey – where are you guys?!?!”  Makes us feel loved.

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76: The Zebco 33

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December 2018

It’s Christmas and New Years all squashed together and what better way to give ‘ol 2018 the proper boot than to tell a bunch of arcade-related fishing stories (hence the title tie-in…get it?!?!?) and do absolutely no reflection whatsoever on the past year.  Yep – we stick to the script and will get all gushy-eyed in January as we look forward to 2019!

Speaking of the script… in checking out the show notes (which we have to do, because we cannot remember what we talk about) it looks like we cover off on the following:

  • Brent’s shopping of his Star Wars Ep1 and musings on his new Frogger
  • The LM399 IC tester and building a “new” Sega Dreamcast
  • Whitney’s trip to Chicago with the guys from the 10 Pence Arcade Podcast
  • Update on TNA and some stumbles with it
  • Update on home/collection inventory management and some listener suggestions
  • An interview with Larry Kitchen from Flip’N Out
  • A review on optical gun games
  • Spending Brents money on JAMMA testers and Punch Out adapters
  • AND… news, listener feedback and our normal (boatload) of mistakes and future corrections!

Best of the Yuletide spoodlings to you and yours from Brent and Whitney!

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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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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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58: Tough as nails but ugly as sin

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August 2017

Brent threw down the gauntlet with this episode – if you can find an uglier patch of carpet than what he has in his workroom, then you win absolutely nothing – nada, zip, zilch…basically just bragging rights on the fact that you’re keeping it real while working on your games.

We have the usual gameroom and hobby updates, discuss Fandom Fest, collecting Funco Pops (we even open a few on air) discuss the good/bad on various multimeters, spend some of Brent’s money and discuss a topic that we thought would never be covered on an arcade/pinball podcast – the arrest of legendary pinball designer John Trudeau.  All this and feedback too – August 2017 goes down in the history books.

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