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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Mr. Lumbergh, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. simoncroft

    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    Last time I checked, I had the 22nd highest score all time on the Williams Pinball machine “Whitewater” with a score of 1.68 Billion point. That was probably 1996-97, and the game took around 4 hours. That day I spent 50 cents in the morning and played about 10 hours before leaving with buddies to go to a party. I still had around 20 free games that I gave to a little kid when I left.
     
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    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    Now I'm really impressed!
     
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    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks! I started playing when I was 4-5 years old. I had to stand on a chair to play. By the time I was in college, I was genuinely good. That particular model is still my all time favorite pinball machine. I spent a lot of time playing that sucker and typically 8-10 hours would cost no more than $1. I was WAY better at pinball that playing guitar.
     
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    The Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, who lived in the 1700s, reportedly invented the sandwich so he wouldn’t have to leave his gambling table to eat.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    You can find out how many there are of you at:

    http://howmanyofme.com/search/
    • There are 4,389,077 people in the U.S. with the first name Michael.
    • Statistically the 4th most popular first name.
     
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    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    I am one of only 360 people in the US that have my last name. I have the 29th most-popular first name.
     
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    I am one of two people (in the database) with my last name.
     
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    Could not find
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    Probably cause it's Siouxian....
     
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    Tried to buy a car in 2000. Got rejected because the state of Ohio had filed a lien against me for failure to pay taxes. Had to go to the Clerk of Courts to get it taken off my record.

    Because the offender, who lived a town over, had the same first and last name as mine, it showed up on my credit report. I learned that day that there were twelve of me in my county alone.
     
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    Abraham Lincoln
    • There are 3 people in the U.S. named Abraham Lincoln.
     
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    That's surprising ..I would have thought there would be many.

    Just out of interest I did a search on my name...
    There are 562 people with my family name..it's the 44,430th most popular
    There are 2 people with my exact name..I don't have a middle name,just a Christian(or given if you prefer) name.which is the24th most popular..and my family name...obviously it's the scarcity of the family name that filters the results down
    Wonder if there's a simllar site for the UK ?be interesting to compare.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    My real name is a guy's name. No mistaking gender associated with the name.

    Which makes this is interesting. More than 99.9 percent of people with my first name are male. Whut? You got to wonder about the .1%. You know they had a tough childhood.
     
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    So long as she comes..........
     
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    Would have thought Australia would have more than 17 snakes but there you go...............perhaps that’s all they’ve found so far?
     
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    If it’s even it’s divisible by two so it ain’t prime........I think
     
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    Who also made the Wham-O Superball. An incredibly hard rubber ball that bounced really, really high.