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Have you ever played pinball?

Asked at Borders, 700 New Hampshire St. on January 2, 2011

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Photo of Todd Walker

“Yes, as a kid in the past.”

Photo of Mark Manna

“A long, long time ago.”

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“Yeah, back in the day.”

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“Yeah, a long time ago.”

Comments

Gene Wallace 3 years, 11 months ago

Twas a Pinball Wizard! Before I played the first ATARI arcade games. (Pong in '72)

Bill Lee 3 years, 11 months ago

Of course, I have. When I was in junior high that's what I did instead of eating lunch at school. I'd also play after school. I still play the pinball game that came with Windows on my computer (Space Cadet).

Flap Doodle 3 years, 11 months ago

Not since the games started going digital. The sounds of the bells ringing and the mechanical score counters whizzing around were the soul of pinball.

Stuart Evans 3 years, 11 months ago

used to come to Lawrence, back in the day, to play 'Funhouse' at Kwik Shop.. what a great game.

RoeDapple 3 years, 11 months ago

nah, not coordinated enough. always got picked last at team sports too. hell, I can't hardly play the radio . . .

RoeDapple 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey mom! turn up the heat! (damn basement's getting cold)

looza 3 years, 11 months ago

never played pinball.......but my friends call me pinhead.

BorderRat 3 years, 11 months ago

Yup. Would walk home from Central Jr. High and cut over to Shorty's Diner on the other side of the street. Then Foosball became the big thing... Had to go all the way to Lum's on 23rd.

geekin_topekan 3 years, 11 months ago

Loved the sound of the free game clacker smacking the side of the machine. Pop! Pop,pop!

Kyle Neuer 3 years, 11 months ago

Not since Friday. Between the machines in the basement of Oliver Hall in '75 and the Crossing in the early '80's, I got hooked for life.

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