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    Monday, January 19th, 2009
    1:40 am
    [rauldandrea]
    What other machines could have been coin-op but nobody had the idea?
    This was inspired by my Last post :-)

    Clearly not every type of machine that could have been coin-op was... What are some good ideas designers missed, or perhaps are 'more possible' today?
    1:36 am
    [rauldandrea]
    Did you know there were coin-operated typewriters?
    That's write.

    Add them to the ranks of coin-operated radios and coin-operated bed massage machines :-)

    I heard about them tonight on an old radio show where a bunch of people were using them in a library, and after one guy poisoned another with a candybar, he continually fed dimes in the dead guy's typewriter to give himself and alibi.

    I haven't seen one with my own eyes, but someone clearly wrote a story which totally revolved around them...
    Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
    6:34 pm
    [rauldandrea]
    Contingency Plan
    This forum may have to move offsite without warning. If you are interested in admiring the beauty in human creations (including ideas) in relevance to this forum's subject or any other, you can send an e-mail to "rauldandrea" at "yahoo" dot "com" to keep in touch (please say what genres of human creations are of interest to you).

    Doing so will mean that I can tell you of any forums I create on other sites related to the indicated subjects.
    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
    5:30 pm
    [rauldandrea]
    Put your hand in my mouth...
    The Mouth of Truth is a coin-operated machine that looks like the Mouth of Truth in Italy and speaks in a deep commanding male voice to attract attention: "Put your hand in my mouth"

    After you play the game, you actually receive an elaborate print-out with your fortune... I have a very faded one within arms reach from days gone by... Maybe I'll transcribe to here one day...

    Anyway, device is tall, rectangular, thin and white with black Letters...

    Sorry about the pics... I was in a darkly lit but totally awesome funhouse on the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk called a "Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium"

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    Posted to the LJ communities 'coinop_machines', 'thingsthattalk', and 'objectpersonify.


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    Monday, October 13th, 2008
    6:59 pm
    [rauldandrea]
    Thursday, October 9th, 2008
    3:58 am
    [rauldandrea]
    Starscroll Machine
    All of her:

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    Her Bottom Front (lower version):

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    Maura Her...Collapse )

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    Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
    3:31 am
    [rauldandrea]
    Madam Esmeralda...
    Her Whole Front...

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    Look at how she personifies herself :-)

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    Maur of HerCollapse )

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    Do you enjoy that Madam Esmeralda calls herself 'I'/'me'? (She also speaks by-the-way, including using these pronouns-- We just don't have this For Download here...) Then you might also enjoy the objectpersonify LiveJournal forum...
    Saturday, September 20th, 2008
    5:33 pm
    [rauldandrea]
    My Diane :-)
    Yes I name my things :-)

    First saw something similar in a movie theather lobby and had to have one...

    Then some guy on eBay was selling 8 of the ones in the pictures below. I wanted one, not an entire tribe of them :-D (Well, once you have 2, it just kinda goes on from there :-D)

    Anyway, nobody bid, so he broke up the lot.

    The one in the movie theather was just the game on the left. Mine has both. She's a very heavy girl...








    Let Her :-)

    Incidentally, I did discover that despite the appearance (two different coin slots), you can't play both games at the same time...

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