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    Holy fucking shit. There are nights when it feels like you can't make a shot, and then there are nights when it feels like even when you miss shot you make another one by accident. I went down to the pinball parlor tonight to "hit a rack" (my own personal pinball term for buying 5 credits for 2.00 to take advantage of the Super Value), knowing that this was the night that the DC Pinball League plays. What ended up happening is that the DC Pinball League literally paid me money to leave, because I was lighting shit up that badly on Star Trek. I got a replay, and then came damn close to getting a replay off the replay- which is the Dream because getting a replay once dramatically increases the score you need for a second replay- but they needed Star Trek for their little kiddie contest (I saw their scores on other machines and they were very unimpressive to say the least).

    More later, I need to do some jumping jacks to chill out.
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    No one interviewed me after, but if they had what I would have said was, "I really wasn't shooting great tonight, but it just goes to show, a good slap save [where the ball is going right in between the two flippers, and you stop it by shoving the machine to one side and then hitting the flipper on that side and the flipper on the other side in rapid succession so that one tips the ball to the other] is the most important skill you can have in pinball. When your only enemies are the outlanes, you can afford to miss some shots."
    Last edited by MannyTrillo; 04-26-2018 at 10:08 PM.
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    This thread has me on tilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivnLegend View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by UngratefulDead View Post
    Yeah, no kidding. Next thing you know he'll be race-mixing and smoking marijuana cigarettes.
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    This morning I found out that there are two pinball machines in the hotel lobby right next to the building I work in! Just went over there and hit a rack (this one costs .75 per play so a rack is 3 credits for $2) of the Walking Dead after reading a little about how to play it at lunch- got 2 replays and a match to boot.
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