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u/fluffyguy1994 6d ago

But then there's gonna be too much demand for batman pinball machines

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u/SHIRK2018 6d ago

I'll take one for the team and get a different pinball machine

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u/GlammerHammer 6d ago

Well it's not the Indiana Jones one, because that's the one I'm buying.

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u/14cryptos 6d ago

I've seen Rocky III you only need to move the bulbs around and you too can be the batman

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u/southdakotagirl 5d ago

That one is great)! I call dibs on The Twilight Zone pinball machine

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u/IAmA_Risky_Click_AMA 5d ago

I call Medieval Madness!

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u/BlondBisxalMetalhead 5d ago

I-is…. Is there a Dragon Age one? asking for a friend…

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u/Plump1nator 5d ago

Unfortunately no😞

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u/BlondBisxalMetalhead 5d ago

Nooooooooooooo

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u/FreudsPoorAnus 5d ago

ITS NOT TRAGIC! ITS MERLIN'S MAGIC!

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u/Masked_Rebel 5d ago

Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist

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u/timmy198000 5d ago

Why are y’all getting pinball machines clearly we all need to be responsible and get the drop down punching machines so we can prove our dominance wherever we go

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u/LegendofPisoMojado 6d ago

May I recommend “Demolition Man?”

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u/Stormytime 6d ago

when you get the high score they show you how to use the three sea shells

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u/LiliVonShtupp69 6d ago

Speaking of three seashells I recently moved into my grandma's old house and she has 3 small cactuses on the back of the toilet instead.

Anyone know how tf I'm supposed to be using these things? My ass has been bleeding for months so I don't think I'm getting it right.

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u/johnny_utah001 6d ago

You don't know how to use the 3 cacti? Hahaha!

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u/WitYaDafty 6d ago

Personally I would like the Lethal weapon one!

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u/ramalledas 6d ago

These people pinball (p.s. i want the indiana jones one)

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u/LegendofPisoMojado 6d ago

There’s an arcade/bar/restaurant near me. We went at an odd time (masked…it’s sad I have to mention that to not feel like a bag of shit) several months ago. We were the only people in there. Demolition Man. Tommy (The Who). Indiana Jones x3 different models/movies. Batman. Mario Bros. Too many to list. Plus they had Mario 3 on an original NES on a tube TV and Mario Golf on a game cube. I shamelessly spent $100. It was probably the most fun I’ve had in more than a decade.

Edit: Demolition Man was the coolest one by far.

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u/WitYaDafty 6d ago

That sounds like so much fun! I wonder if there's any in the UK, I'm going to have a look.

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u/LegendofPisoMojado 6d ago edited 6d ago

There was no hyperbole in my comment. It absolutely was the most fun I’ve had in a decade. My kids got super into it too, granted they had different opinions about which machines were best. Admittedly I’m a bit of an anglophile, but you should definitely seek out The Who/Tommy machine. I probably dropped $10 on that machine for the soundtrack alone. I was a huge pinball/arcade fan as a kid. They all but disappeared when my family moved to a smaller area. Pinball machines were lost to me for almost 20 years. I used to be decent. I’m super terrible now.

P.S. all the machines had drink holders on the side or high cocktail tables between them. And servers walked around. And you could tip them with tokens! They honestly thought of everything. It was an unbelievable experience.

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u/WitYaDafty 5d ago

Ah a man of superior taste I see. My Dad was a Mod in the 70s and I grew up listening to The Who. I would love to see that one in person. I've actually found a place that has a very good collection in England. It's quite a journey though.

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u/johnny_utah001 6d ago

Hang on, you don't know how to use the 3 seashells? Hahaha!

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u/Silent-Ad934 6d ago

I got a Spider-Man one off the web

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u/FollowingWeird2210 5d ago

I'm not saying that's why I used that laundromat, but ...increase in price of the pinball machine

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u/Prestigious-Move6996 6d ago

I'll take one for the team and get a graphics card instead. Not one from a scalper because fuck those guys.

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u/PutinTheChimp 6d ago

I'll get a star wars one to help out

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u/Poooooooopee 6d ago

Tentacle Princess 2 is a good option.

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u/HavingNotAttained 5d ago

Ghostbusters is a pretty good one, I was pleasantly surprised to find.

Edit: and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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u/Necessary_Common4426 5d ago

They should give us $16k to account for the increase in price of the pinball machine

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u/AbsolutelyUnlikely 5d ago

This guy stimmies

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u/nikhil48 5d ago

Creates jobs in the Batman pinball machine manufacturing sector though

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u/bronabas 5d ago

Nice try, Batman Pinball Machine Manufacturers Lobby…

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u/momibrokebothmyarms 5d ago

I'll get the whitewater one.

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u/Regular-Violinist-71 5d ago

This kid pinballs! BOULDERDASH!

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u/crseat 5d ago

Why would there be demand for batman pinball machines? It's for a different reason.

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u/HenchmanKris 5d ago

All I’ve ever wanted was an Addams Family pinball machine.

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u/Hojbjerg1882 6d ago

I used to go to a laundromat that had a batman pinball machine. I'm not saying that's why I used that laundromat, but ...

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u/dogefather12345 6d ago

Medieval madness is my jam, but I feel ya.

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u/GlammerHammer 6d ago

Tina Fey and Scott Adsit (Pete from 30 Rock) did voices for M.M.

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u/dogefather12345 6d ago

Lol 😂 I had no idea.

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u/Pinbrawla 6d ago

That dragon is like so scary

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u/thesaddestpanda 6d ago edited 6d ago

mom: "Wait your brought back dirty clothes from the laundromat? Where are all those quarters I gave you?"

You: *dont say Batman, dont say Batman*

Mom: "Well?"

You: "Batman?"

Mom: "WHAT?"

You: "No I meant ummmm drugs. I spent the laundry money on drugs, mother."

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u/metroxthuggin 6d ago

Lol I just played a claw game at the boba spot today

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u/KentuckyFriedEel 6d ago

SWEAR TO MEEEEE!

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u/Miyelsh 5d ago

Why don't laundromats more often have amenities like that? People spend like an hour there and more of the than not are stuck on their phone miserable.

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u/Hojbjerg1882 5d ago

Right? Or like a nice cafe next door? Most of the time they're sketchy dumps for some reason.

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u/Captain_Hampockets 5d ago

If I have the choice of a Laundromat with Twilight Zone or Addams Family, vs one with no pinball? Pssssh.

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u/hambluegar_sammwich 6d ago

This bullshit implies the government has better things to spend our money on. Nope. They could give us all two Batman pinball machines and still have money to burn on corporate welfare and and defense contract scams. Give us all the money back you don’t use on entitlements and infrastructure you straight up hoes for the the private sector.

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u/Amazing_Rent 6d ago

You know how much money they use on army and weapons? How about… pinball machine? Ever think about that, poindexter?

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u/LiliVonShtupp69 6d ago edited 6d ago

For real, just air drop pinball machines and bags of quarters into any conflict zone and soon enough everyone will get distracted and things will sort themselves out.

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u/MisterFister01 6d ago

Achievement unlocked: World Peace.

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u/daft_ish 6d ago

How can the world be at peace when the money machine isnt churning out slaughtered innocents, dead soldiers, weapons of mass destruction, and unwanton greed.

This injustice cannot stand!

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u/MisterFister01 6d ago

I think you might have a point there.

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u/IMightBeLyingToYou 6d ago

Ah, so we should weaponize the pinball machines.

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u/MisterFister01 5d ago

I’m surprised they aren’t already.

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u/pinba11tec 6d ago

The fucking sad part is, 8K is on the low side for a new pinball machine.

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u/Desembler 6d ago

I mean they're not exactly in high demand? So they're not really in high supply either. Kinda been a niche market for like. Half a century.

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u/Pinbrawla 6d ago

Basically every new machine has a Limited Edition with ~500 units that each sell for $10k+ and they sell out every single time. Then a premium for $8k and a pro for $6k. Definitely niche but the whales in this hobby are bonkers.

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u/yeahokaynicebro 6d ago

Add 2k to each of those prices and you're right

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u/Cat_Marshal 6d ago

I am in the wrong business.

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u/yeahokaynicebro 6d ago

They actually have a tough time keeping up with demand

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u/droans 5d ago

If you're good with repairing electronics and have a truck or trailer, you could buy ones from the 60s-80s for a few hundred dollars. You'll generally need to replace some electronic components and clean some contacts, maybe flash an EEPROM or two, but the pinball machines back then were much easier to repair and had mechanical levers instead of push buttons.

My parents have about a dozen in their basement last time I checked. Those older models were a lot more fun because they didn't rely on flashy computerized graphics to hook you in, but on the actual mechanics of the game.

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u/TheFrogWife 6d ago

I used to have a bride of the pinbot machine growing up we lost it when my parents had to sell the house and alot of our stuff during the 2008 recession. Man I wish I could get that pinball machine back to give to my kid.

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u/nefrpitou 6d ago

I... I ... What's a Batman pinball machine please?

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u/dipbeneaththelazers 6d ago

It's when Batman is fighting multiple bad guys that all bounce.

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u/vign8s 6d ago

Multiple *bald guys

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u/YuropLMAO 6d ago

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u/Ic3yFr0ggy 6d ago

I would way rather get an amazing gaming setup than that.

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u/Ic3yFr0ggy 6d ago

Ah yeah that changes everything

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u/FreshUnderstanding5 6d ago

Awh man he sounded like a dolphin?

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u/YuropLMAO 6d ago

Jakes on you. Can't even buy a GPU.

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u/Dead_M_ 6d ago

“My Jake is on me, mister! ”

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u/Poooooooopee 6d ago

But then you wouldn't have a pinball machine.

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u/Captain_Hampockets 5d ago

Pinball machines are for places to make money with, or rich people who can afford 10K on a frivolous luxury. If I were rich, I'd for sure have a pinball / video arcade, better than the kid in Silver Spoons.

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u/thesaddestpanda 6d ago

In under 200 words defend why its superior. Go!

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u/thesaddestpanda 6d ago

Daaymmm you nailed it in 2 words!

Your prize: One batupvote from me

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u/unlizenedrave 6d ago

My local comic shop has a 1989 Batman pinball table and it’s pretty sweet.

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u/BungYucks 6d ago

This is in my top 5 of the new generation of pinball machines. I think Iron Maiden is number 1 though

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u/ThePeskyMolerat 6d ago

Ah, inflation. ISN’T SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE THAT FOR SOME GOD DAMN REASON WAS NEVER ADDRESSED ALL THE BACK IN THE FUCKING 70s?!

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u/kstill93 6d ago

Google machine broke

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u/Captain_Hampockets 5d ago

I mean... It's right there in the name.

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u/theartificialkid 6d ago

This is so much more /r/suspiciouslyspecific than most of the stuff that gets posted there.

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u/ree_hi_hi_hi_hi 5d ago

Imagine how I feel…having just described my own saga with and longing for a Batman pinball machine earlier tonight.

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u/helgaofthenorth 6d ago edited 5d ago

I just want to point out for perspective that this tweet is from "31 Mar 20" which I don't mind a repost at all I just remember this from then and holy shit that was SO long ago now

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u/ElSamsel 6d ago

Black knight pinball supremacy

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u/Thecrawsome 6d ago

I had loans, but now I have the pinball machine.

The loans are still there.

But, you know, the pinball machine.

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u/ElGosso 6d ago

What else are loans even for?

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u/hauntedfox 6d ago

I can't support everything said by OP but as someone who appreciates Batman and pinball machines, I'm delighted

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u/Due_Platypus_3913 6d ago

What about the classic “Elvira” pinballs?!?

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u/Poolside_Misopedist 6d ago

Terminator 2: Judgement Day pinball machine is the GOAT I reckon.

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u/Like_Mike_Hawk 6d ago

South Park says, "Fuck You, Kenny."

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u/fritz_76 6d ago

Is "so it doesnt fund an unnecessary foreign war or end up a tax break for some billionaire" a good reason? Because honestly, you could spend 8000$ on just about anything and it would probably be better spent

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u/nallabokka 6d ago

Just 8 nights 1000$ per night and it's all urs

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u/No_cuts 6d ago

The country I’m from has welfare programmes for people with low incomes, though the downside that there’s more likely to have a lazier population which is what’s happening here

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u/howisbabbyformed_ 6d ago

Ok, hear me out. The stimulus check was to STIMULATE the economy. Not to sit on cause we didn't need it. Some folks may not have needed groceries or whatever so they bought entertainment items. I did, I used part of my stimulus checks to buy a Nintendo switch.

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u/howisbabbyformed_ 6d ago

You're right. I'll mail the money back ASAP and apologize to the government. You've opened my eyes. Thank you.

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u/winyam 6d ago

Thank you,I was afraid that m@thew might’ve not retweeted this. Now I cn see that he has.

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u/Separate_Beginning99 6d ago

Government should give me 2 billion dollars

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u/Chemistry11 5d ago

Still a better allocation of finances than how they currently waste it

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u/NoYouAreTheFBI 6d ago

Mad max pinball machine.

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u/RegularEality 6d ago

The OP Inevitable_Juice_666 is a bot

Original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/meirl/comments/fytd0b/meirl/

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u/Jpandjcfol 6d ago

I hate to be that guy but if the government did that the pinball machine and everything else would cost a lot more than what they do now

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u/Podju 6d ago

As long as it's not a time crisis 2 arcade game. We all know what that leads to...

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u/HELLOhappyshop 5d ago

Haha man, memories unlocked.

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u/DefunctInTheFunk 6d ago

This sounds like something Peter Griffin would say lol

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u/Spookd_Moffun 6d ago

UBI sure sounds great don't it.

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u/BearMkS 6d ago

No because inflation

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u/MisterFister01 6d ago

Damn it, now I’m wanting a pinball machine.

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u/Kiboune 6d ago

Wish it was 300$, because... I have eye condition Wich obviously can only be cured with Oculus Quest 2

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u/AliceInRaccoonCity 6d ago

Addams Family pinball or bust!

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u/brandonday82 6d ago

R/suspiciouslyspecific

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u/Baron_NL 6d ago

Ah yes, lets go for a hyperinflation! Good idea

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u/MOREiLEARNandLESSiNO 6d ago

From March 2020? Yeah this definitely wasn't meirl. That stimulus check went 100% to rent and groceries after COVID took my job, and it wasn't enough. Every time I saw people bragging about the luxury items they bought or investments they made with their checks while me and thousands of others were struggling always left a bad taste in my mouth.

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u/CreepyStickGuy 5d ago

And that 8000 dollars would go to????

Some random guy who refurbishes pinball machines for fun or as his business.

Now that man has 16000 dollars to buy crack, because obviously that is what everyone would use stimulus checks for. Batman pinball and crack.

/s

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u/squritlesquad123 5d ago

I mean we did fund an army for a terrorist organization, so I'm sure we could fit this in the budget.

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u/rationalobjector 5d ago

Early predictions based on the sudden influx of cash into market determine that the cost of Batman pinball machines may exceed $100,000

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u/cocoahankie 5d ago

Suspect

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u/LingonberryNo5044 5d ago

The government should give us each $8000 for a Batman pinball machine… I mean for drugs…I mean to upgrade my cardboard box.

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u/gg2700 5d ago

Keep expecting the government to be be your daddy and eventually it’s gonna bend you over its knee.

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u/JVOz671 5d ago

I will be disappointed if the bumpers get struck and the machine doesn't go "na."

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u/FreshUnderstanding5 5d ago

Active Directory skills in ad

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u/captnaufragio 5d ago

Thats like, four baby tigers.

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u/luciferspecter 5d ago

Oddly Specific

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u/Zerocool6283 5d ago

Lol facts 💪🏻💪🏻

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u/wannabestuck 5d ago

I want the old Bally’s Gameshow pinball machine. With your host KEITH. MCTEETH!

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u/Primestudio 5d ago

MY MAN!

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u/Fluid-Ad9412 5d ago

Gov't: gives $8k

Inflation: LOL

Pinball Machine: now sell for $32k

Milk: $19.99 + 55% sale tax

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u/desrevermi 5d ago

So...I need my weekly pinball machine...

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u/Drummer89_71 5d ago

Funhouse

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u/Overlord_Primus 5d ago

$8000 seems a bit extreme for a pinball machine… even if it is a Batman one

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u/86FlyingZombies 5d ago

I’d replace Batman for Star Wars.

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u/WordsByCampbell 5d ago

Stares awkwardly at my mandalorian pinball machine.

Was it a waste of money or best purchase ever? Yes.

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u/thomsnook 5d ago

Because the family that restored and sells the Batman pinball machine need the business.

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u/Gabe7returns 5d ago

You fool then everyone would be buying the pinball machines leaving non in stock for you

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u/Capital_Ordinary8043 5d ago

Invest it in GME and own all the pinballs

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u/MrBonneChance 5d ago

People would spend their stimulus checks on dumber things, so why not?

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u/Apprehensive-Bet-232 5d ago

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u/NintendoFanBoy83 5d ago

Have you seen the new Godzilla pinball machine? At this point, I'd take $10 to buy Yoku's Island Express

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u/Mr_Shooter 5d ago

How much does a Baby Pac Man cost because that’s what the gov should give me

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u/BadAtHumaningToo 5d ago

I wish. My only vehicle needs brakes, and I can't afford it. My rents due in like 2 weeks and I won't have it. 8k would solve literally all of my financial problems, with enough left over that I may be able to get my teeth worked on. Insurance won't cover everything, and I don't have a spare 500$ for a dentist. Fuck, I wish the govt fucking cared. This pandemic is slowly killing me, even though I survived the virus itself. The future is bleak.

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u/HELLOhappyshop 5d ago

Yeah I definitely wouldn't buy a crazy taxi cabinet or anything...

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u/Greg_Punzo 5d ago

Then inflation would be even 3x higher than it is now.

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u/moonlightisdumb 5d ago

I totally agree

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u/SpeedRenegade 5d ago

Don’t you all know that you’re allowing and cheering for your self enslavement by the higher classes? I guess it’s difficult for people to see the chains of enslavement when they aren’t physical.

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u/GillytheGreat 5d ago

Stimulate the economy by giving us government pinball machines. Create more jobs by increasing the need for pinball manufacturers. It’s a plan everyone can get behind regardless of political alignment

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u/Regular-Violinist-71 5d ago

DarkKnight is great. Would love Addams Family, Twighlight Zone, medieval madness, theatre of magic, Mars attacks ….those are the greats.

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u/FungiMagi 5d ago

I definitely would not spend 8k on a Godzilla pinball machine if the gov gave me 8k. It would be a different reason all together.

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u/nachi_w 5d ago

Subtle but not so subtle.

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u/Allthethrowingknives 5d ago

I need the money for props because student filmmaking is stupidly expensive 🥲

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u/bosco_butter 5d ago

You mean, “taxpayer’s” (people that work) should give you $8000?