Boogie Nights vs the Pinball Number Count

Totally XXX Funk WTF&@^!*

Hard to believe the extent they took it to.

via the Crazy Flipper Fingers board


10 comments

  1. Greg
    May 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Is this really necessary? Pretty juvenile.

  2. Greg
    May 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    And while I’m at it, please tell me this video does not represent what PAPA’s all about. Something like this is necessary on a site some kids will no doubt visit? Who’s in charge here?

  3. May 25, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Greg, do you purport the world of pinball to be a safe haven away from which the overhyped orgyporgy of our society’s excessively expressed sexuality exists? How is this music video, as absurd, over the top, and playful as it may be, chock full of innuendo any different than can be found within the art and throughout the themes that have graced, quite literally, tens of thousands of pinball machines over the years?

    While I appreciate the sentiment of concern in your comments, it seems to me the stance you’ve taken is a misstep when it comes to navigating the reality of the concepts commonly found explored in pinball lore.

  4. Greg
    May 25, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Really? This isn’t pinball lore, it’s pornography. And, yes, I am well aware of all the artwork that has graced many pinball machines over the years (especially Gottleib pins of the 70’s and 80’s). But is this what pinball is STILL all about? You have the freedom to watch anything you want, and I respect that. And, by all means, feel free to navigate all the concepts you want. But are you telling me that the same organization that encourages very young people to play pinball also believes it’s fine to post a video like that on its homepage, without ANY warning? Is there a parent out there who would not be appalled that their child saw even that still image? I really just want one question answered: this might be what you’re all about, and this might be what pinball has been about to a degree, but is this what PAPA is all about or not? I’ve already registered for PAPA 13 (I got a free one because I won a tournament here in Ohio), got my hotel booked and am planning to take my family. My 6-year old son is beyond excited to be going. But if this is what PAPA’s all about, count me out. I’m truly hoping, MGK, that, although you apparently have the freedom to post whatever you want here, you do not truly represent what PAPA wants to be. And postings like that, no matter their “value”, only serve to reinforce the notion that pinball is something one does in an adult bookstore when they’re not off doing something else.

  5. May 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    No, this music video is not solely what PAPA is about, nor does it encapsulate the entirety of the essence of my being. To take one blog post as representative of an organization or individual as a whole is a rationale so exceptionally shortsighted that it nearly dissuades me from even responding any further.

    Simply put, this music video is clearly not pornography. It’s a lowbrow cartoon, an element prevalent within pinball. And if it can be found in pinball, it can be found here, as I collect ephemera from the realm we both roam and bring it to the blog as it appeals. I implore you to take the time and browse through the pages of this site’s past, you’ll become aware that there’s more here than what’s met your mind thus far. Having pulled your browsing history from our server logs it becomes clear that this isn’t an exercise you’ve engaged in as yet, instead consciously choosing to hone focus in on this one post. I’d be happy to entertain further discussion once you’ve taken that trip.

  6. Greg
    May 25, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    But I HAVE checked out this site. No, I haven’t combed every nook and cranny, but I’ve looked through a decent amount, and I’ve liked what I’ve seen. By the way, I use 2 different computers to surf the net. Honestly, I’m sure we both love pinball. But can’t you at least understand how inappropriate that video is on a website that is geared towards not only adult men, but kids? MGK, really, I don’t know how long you’ve been playing (probably forever), but as a guy whose been playing any pinball in sight for over 40 years, I have never seen pinball artwork or animation that even comes close to what you’re saying is indicative of pinball art. What artwork has only maybe hinted at over the years, that video just blatantly displays. Call it what you will, the fact is it’s tacky, crude, demeaning to women and something you’d think an organization like PAPA would distance themselves from.

  7. May 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    As of the time of your last comment you still hadn’t ventured any further than page 1. Cold hard fact. That said, you’re making an awful lot of blind assumptions about the blog’s purpose and overall tone, mostly projecting your beliefs and values onto my posts, acting shocked and surprised when my sentiment doesn’t echo and espouse yours. Please take a moment to process that perspective.

    If I had thought there was anything at all wrong with or harmful about the content of the clip I wouldn’t have posted it. The video is a healthy exploration of human sexuality playing on an animated 70s pinball classic. As stated, this webspace is a clearinghouse for all things pinball. If it exists and is of interest, I’m going to post it here. Not everyone is going to appreciate every pixel I light up, and that’s perfectly OK, sometimes we just need to move on, dismissing one another as casually non-compatible.

    If I’d have come across this clip as a kid I’m sure I’d have been enamored with it. And if the clip here had led me as deep down the rabbit hole as I currently am, I most definitely wouldn’t be surprised to find more of the same painted on the cabinets, backglasses, playfields – sculpted into the toys – programmed into the dots – recorded as playback sounds – and on and on and on many of the games I’d be stumbling upon as part of the overall experience.

    I just don’t feel the Tahuna Breaks video is so much of a departure from the norm, as clearly you do.

  8. Greg
    May 25, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I’m not sure how you’re figuring out where I’ve been on this site, but the fact is, in trying to figure out game strategy for what I still hope will be my first time at PAPA, I did indeed click back as far as I could in order to access Bowen’s (spelling?) rules, strategies, tips, tricks for the 3 games that have been posted. That was a few months ago. In order to do that, I had to flip back through as many pages as I had to in order to get to them, which took a while because, as far as I know, he hasn’t posted one since December, and the first one was in September. I cut and pasted those 3 so I could sift through them myself and study what I could because I have virtually no access to machines. So, no, it is not a cold hard fact that I have never ventured past page one. In fact, I just now went back through all the available pages and recall all of them. A lot of the stuff was pretty interesting. Some wasn’t…no big deal.

    So, my concern is with this specific video. Clearly it does not represent what PAPA’s all about. You think it’s fine and healthy and not harmful. Great. That opinion says far more about you than it does about PAPA. But that the person in charge of what is appropriate for an all-ages website about pinball decides it’s no big deal to post a video (that even youtube requires registration before viewing because of “adult content”)…that IS a reflection on PAPA.

  9. Maurice
    June 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Protect the children? What a joke. How about protecting them from this botched up world we’re leaving for them? The sexual repression that you, Greg, are victim of is only the tip of the iceberg. I am far more offended by what I read in the daily newspaper or would see on my network news if I wasted the time watching that crap. Yea, keep thinking sex is bad like they want you to.

    Sorry, nothing personal, this thread is just soooo inspiring.

  10. June 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    The internet is a scary place Greg. If a cartoon sperm offends you, then may god help you.

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