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    "Bubbles" impersonator - Video promoting the Calgary PB club/league

    a 90 second video promoting our "real" Calgary pb collectors club and PAPA league. ***************** Calgary Pinball Enthusiasts and Stampede City Pinball league presents "Bryan F" doing his world famous impersonation of Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys. Bryan F has appeared on stage with...
  2. Sean DonCarlos

    Ashes to Ashes

    In many of my previous posts, I've mentioned the Third Rail Bar & Grill in Pacific, MO. The Third Rail hosted the league I've played in for a couple of seasons now, had the most immaculately-maintained collection of new Stern LE machines I've ever seen or heard tell of, and was kind of your...
  3. Sean DonCarlos

    I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore

    Some more mediocre league play this week, much of which was caused by machine screwage. For example, a ball is not supposed to be able to go fully into the scoop on X-Men (to the point where it is no longer visible) and then not only fail to allow me to choose a villain mode to start, but also...
  4. Sean DonCarlos

    That's So Weird, Mon!

    Regular readers of this blog know that the RBION on location at Third Rail Bar & Grill (where I play in league) is particularly evil and often confines even world-class players to seven-digit scores. Part of this is due to its blinding LED package; it's often hard to see what's going on...
  5. Sean DonCarlos

    Pinball Max Vert

    While I've still got a little ways to go to recover from my injury before I can rejoin my league, I've been informed by credible sources (i.e., the machine's owner) that there is a very rare prototype Banzai Run available for public play at the Third Rail Bar & Grill in Pacific, Missouri. He...
  6. Sean DonCarlos

    Third Rail to Nowhere

    Well, another league season in the can. Numerically, this did not turn out so well: 14th of 22. However, I'm actually more satisfied with my play than I was in my first two seasons. How can this be? There are 7 groups in our league. Win your group one week and you move up a group, lose and you...
  7. Sean DonCarlos


    That's the sound of me scoring 0 points in league last night, mostly due to Mystic not even letting me touch the ball, and Tommy and I continuing to have violent disagreements over what constitutes a mirror shot. On the other hand, my AC/DC and I are getting along just fine...345M so far.
  8. Sean DonCarlos

    Over the River

    I've started playing in a new league over on the Missouri side of the river, hosted by Third Rail Bar and Grill. Not a bad change of pace, I can get dinner on location (try the Train Wreck burger, very tasty, but be hungry - it's 3/4 lb of hamburger and beef brisket!), and new players to meet...
  9. Sean DonCarlos

    Alternate Juror #1

    It appears I was a little hasty with declaring my league season over (see The Pinnacle of Mediocrity). It turns out that I thought I had just missed the playoffs for B Division, but a higher-ranked player than me was unable to attend, so I just squeaked in as an alternate. While I didn't win...
  10. Sean DonCarlos

    The Pinnacle of Mediocrity

    Well, another league season is in the can. Finished 10th of 18 (despite having a 60 - 52 record), which I guess is OK, considering my league games this season have been collectively the worst of all the games I've played in 2013. When your high score on AC/DC is 182M, and you can't break 18M in...
  11. Sean DonCarlos

    Save the Children!

    Another league session tonight ended with 3 mediocre games, but a surprising 22M performance (replay is roughly 9M) on Avengers LE - I think I'm starting to get the hang of modern Sterns. I normally don't do very well with Medieval Madness, both in real life and in TPA. Case in point: League...
  12. Sean DonCarlos

    Shot Down in Flames

    While the AC/DC table includes many of their greatest hits, "Shot Down in Flames" is not among them. That's too bad, because it would have accurately captured my league performance last night. Oh well, I said this wouldn't last long. On the non-league front, some rules changes for Sin to break...
  13. Sean DonCarlos

    That Cracking Sound Is Hell Freezing Over

    So I find myself tonight in the unprecedented and totally unexpected position of leading my league. This won't last long - there are too many players here whose skill greatly exceeds my own, as demonstrated last time around - but it's a nice way to start off the season. :D What we're playing...
  14. Sean DonCarlos

    Pinball Masochism, Part II

    League starts up again this Wednesday. Wish me luck; based on how I played Friday, I'm definitely going to need it. :p Also, for your viewing pleasure, pinball eye candy both modern (Stern's Avengers LE (2012)) and not-so-modern (Bally's Spectrum (1982)). On the Sin front, the table's...

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