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Old 01-27-13, 08:40 AM   #1
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Post The Sunday Papers


Sundays might seem like they are for rest, but it's a trick. It's actually the busiest day of the week, as you attempt to cram in all those things you wanted to do but didn't have the time. Perhaps, if you are extremely fortunate, you will be able to find time to browse some articles about videogames, too.
  • The Verge on the death of amusement arcades: 'Though probably overstated at the time, pinball's relationship to organized crime certainly existed. The end of Prohibition didn't bring an end to the mob, but it did require the diversification of portfolios, adding the distribution of vending machines, cigarette machines, jukeboxes, and pinball to the 'amusements' of booze and prostitution. LaGuardia's mission gave voice to sentiments which hearkened back to the moral outrage of the Prohibition era, too, most of which had nothing to do with organized crime. Pinball, a 'pointless game,' was attractive to children, and this worried parents and 'concerned citizens.'" (moreā?¦)



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