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We'd hate to see what would need to happen to cause a "tilt"

Bonus Pick:

All of the Argos have been cut by Bart Andrus, leaving Pinball to play the Lions himself. Complicating matters is that the dastardly Wally Buono has somehow reconfigured the SkyDome floor to have numerous trap doors, much like a Pinball machine. How does Pinball do?

Boatmenblog Pick: Before we get to the pick, I'd like to point out something that I found bizarre while researching this. (Yes, these Pinball picks take research.  What did you think we did, just made them up?) We were going to try to make a reference to a famous pinball machine. Then realizing that one wasn't immediately coming to mind, we decided to google "best selling pinball machine".  It's an Addams Family game that came out in 1992.  You'd think that with all of the arcades, bowling alleys, basements and somewhat creepy neighbours houses that there would be one iconic pinball machine.  Apparently not.  The obvious reason, they all balked at even attempting to overshadow Pinball Clemons.

While Wally may think that all the new-fangled trap doors are enough to stop the older Pinball, Pinner is able to easily adapt and in fact uses some of the defensive lineman as bumpers to careen around the field and past Wally's obstacles. Things go from bad to worse for the Lions when Pinball goes down the tunnel at the half and what should emerge but not one, but two Pinballs.  Bonus Round! 

Final score: Pinball 472 points and 106 free games.  Lions 2

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 07:56PM by Registered CommenterRusty in , , | Comments3 Comments

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preface this by saying that I am a pinball geek.

addams family pinball is one of the best designed pinball machines ever.. no seriously.... go play it, you will have to agree. The reason it's the number one seller of all time is probably because it is (one of) the best pinball machine built.

It is iconic, scarily enough.
August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD-Note
There seems to be some unfortunate correlation between Argo success and frequency of updates to boatmenblog.com . Here's hoping both return to glory!
October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
Sadly its more of a correlation between posts and job related responsibilities. I'd like to keep the job, so I'll need to figure out a way to carve out more time for posts.
November 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRusty

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