Episode 03 – All you MEAD is a good notebook…


November 2013

Welcome back for Episode #3 (it is the magic number, after all) of the podcast!

Brent and I (Whitney) sit down and talk A LOT about Pinball in this episode and we have a great time doing it.  I promise we’ll get back to arcades in the next episode in an effort to stay as balanced as we can.

All that being said, we break down quite a few topics on the DeepDive segment and talk about upcoming holiday plans, talk through some current pinball happenings, our respective projects, lament the saga behind show notes and Brent’s trusty Mead notebook.  Add to all of that and we even have our first ‘remote’ interview for the show!

Louisville, KY collector Geoff Schunerle was nice enough to invite me into his home to sit down and talk about his collection, memories of the arcade and why this hobby is so special to him and his brother.  Geoff was a great interview and we had fun time talking and I think that will come through in what you hear.

We also haggle through the almost-endless debate on original vs. remake machines with the news of the re-release of Medieval Madness…. let the insanity ensue!

Here’s how this episode breaks down.  It’s a long one, but hey – use the pause button when necessary and enjoy the show over the course of a few days – it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Show Segment Layout

  1. Intro discussion
  2. (8:35) CatchUp from the last month
    1. Discussion on Brent’s game room build-out
    2. Sanyo monitor chassis discussion
    3. Randy Fromm’s video collection on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/randyfromm?feature=watch
    4. Flipper Fidelity speaker kits
  3. (61:02 – 1 hour, 2 minutes) – DeepDive Segments
    1. Brent
      1. Spooky Pinball discussion.
      2. Bill Paxton Pinball – http://benheck.com/03-16-2010/bill-paxton-pinball
      3. America’s Most Haunted Pinball
        1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8-hxI3Nmbs
        2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A1WHye64eU
        3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt_KQz5Yt5g
      4. Currently restoring a Dirty Harry Pinball.
      5. Polishing small Arcade and Pinball parts with a media tumbler.
        1. Brent’s Tumbler – http://www.harborfreight.com/5-lb-metal-vibrator-tumbler-67617.html
        2. Crushed Walnut media – http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752164f=PAD%2FpsNotAvailInUS%2FNo
        3. Green rust-cutting ‘pyramid’ media – http://www.eastwood.com/green-rust-cutting-tumbler-media.html
    2. Whitney
      1. Follow-up on the Tron Ramp Light mod kit.
        Pinside thread – http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wthack-tron-pro-near-98501
      2. Discuss the Pinball Browser utility – customize the ROM on your late-model Stern Pinball machines.
        Pinside threadhttp://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/acdc-display-and-modify-dot-matrix-images
      3. Follow-up on remote pot kits mentioned in episode #2.
    3. General
      1. Discuss the Medieval Madness re-release by Planetary Pinball.
  4. (174:45 – 2 Hours, 54:45 minutes) – Interview with Geoff Schunerle.
  5. (244:02 – 4 Hours, 4:02 minutes) – Listener mail and feedback.
  6. (253:10 – 4 hours, 13:10 minutes)  – Closing comments and announcements.


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Until next month – have a Happy Thanksgiving and GAME ON!


Oh – for anyone who caught the SchoolHouse Rock reference, then this one is for you!

2 thoughts on “Episode 03 – All you MEAD is a good notebook…

    • December 24, 2013 at 3:15 am


      Thanks much for leaving the comment – my apologies for the late reply! I don’t think Geoff has any pictures online, but let me talk to him and see if he’s OK with me posting some. Watch this space for an update!


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