June 2012

Episode 197

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 197

In this episode:

  • the thrilling conclusion to Episode 196,
  • a Yestercades theme song?,
  • our review of the Silverball Pinball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ,
  • playing old and rare pinball games,
  • comparison to Austin, Texas, pinball arcade by The Overnightscape‘s Frank Nora,
  • interview with Jim of Silverball (origin of the arcade, where the games come from, what regular customers think?, etc.),
  • our visit to Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store in Red Bank, NJ,
  • our interview with Michael Zapcic @michaelzapcic– star of Comic Book Men,
  • cooky customers and the background history of the store,
  • how are comic books valued?,
  • future of the comic book business,
  • the upcoming second season of Comic Book Men on AMC,
  • listen to Mike and Ming every Thursday on the “I Sell Comics!” podcast, part of the Smodcast Network,
  • our visit to the Yestercades @yestercades classic arcade in Red Bank, NJ,
  • a quick rundown of the games including Baby Pac-Man!,
  • our interview with Ken, owner and founder of Yestercades (75+ arcade games, 16 pinball games, and almost every home video game console),
  • hourly freeplay pricing vs. quarters,
  • background history of the arcade,
  • children love to play old arcade games,
  • where do Ken’s games come from?,
  • extensive maintenance of arcade and pinball games,
  • the social aspect of playing old console games,
  • the popularity of board games at Yestercades,
  • Ken’s favorite arcade games and home game console,
  • Ken’s thoughts about the Sega Genesis and Sega CD,
  • and Ken’s video game trivia every Thursday on “I Sell Comics!”

Pictures and Videos taken from Yestercades Arcade in Red Bank, NJ:
Flickr – Yestercades, Red Bank, NJ 5/25/2012
Ken, Rob, and Greg at YesterCades



Pictures and Videos taken from Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ:
Flickr – Silverball Museum, Asbury Park, NJ 5/25/2012
Elvis at Silverball Museum

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Episode 196

posted on Jun 4, 2012 | Comments (5)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 196

In this episode:

  • another Paunch road trip on the Garden State Parkway,
  • Bruce Springsteen talking like George W. Bush,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Brett Butler),
  • celebrity deaths (Donna Summer and Robin Gibb),
  • who to blame for the pitiful Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) film?,
  • Arsenio Hall winning Celebrity Apprentice 5,
  • Adam Carolla, Lisa Lampinelli, Aubrey O’Day,
  • our ideas for the next Celebrity Apprentice cast,
  • the upcoming movie G.I. Joe Retaliation being delayed until 2013,
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero renamed Action Force in Europe,
  • James Bond producers sell out to Heineken and dump the vodka martini,
  • the upcoming 007: Legends game, yet again featuring Daniel Craig in old Bond movie recreations,
  • American Ninja Warrior fail,
  • Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira’s departure from G4,
  • Bait Car on TruTV,
  • Michael McKean hit by a runaway car in New York City,
  • Dana Carvey’s SNL audition, singing “Chopping Broccoli”,
  • people asking “did you get a haircut?”,
  • our review of the two Star Wars spinoff Ewok Adventure (1984/1985) movies,
  • shout out to new listener markusman64ds on the Digital Press forum,
  • anyone remember old British cartoon show Dr. Snuggles?,
  • millionaire executive Thomas Langenbach caught stealing LEGO toys from Target,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Henry Rollins),
  • the upcoming celebrity dating show The Choice,
  • and our road trip’s thrilling conclusion in Episode 197 coming soon!

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