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Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« on: September 12, 2015, 10:01:19 am »
It's 8:00am MST. Right now I'm in a truck about 15 minutes into a 17 hour round trip mission to go rescue a peice of Nintendo history and bring it home. I'll be driving into the depths of Saskatchewan with my buddy Cody. If not for the fact that it's essentially wheat fields and the occasional shrub this should be a pretty decent road trip. We are driving face first towards the sun, ...both ways... but at least the coffees good....

More as this develops.

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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 10:43:34 am »
Awesome.

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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 11:02:44 am »
I come for the road trip but I stay for the Tim Hortons.


mmmm....Tim Hortons....my caffeine from the North.   Good stuff :)
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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 11:42:35 am »
Wow what a long drive. That is like from Vancouver, BC to Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta!!

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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 12:12:36 pm »
10am MST Update.

We are about 280km into the trip. Needless to say we're making good time. I've got my Macbook Pro for blogging purposes and we just finished watching "" for like the second time. Trust me. there's not much to look at out here, and we've still not yet left Alberta. It WILL only get worse as we cross over into Saskabush.



Here's our "view"... 


More to come... maybe a truck on the road with us, or something exciting.  I don't know, maybe i'll photoshop some UFO's into the next round of pics.
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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 12:20:09 pm »
WoW, all that driving for a Donkey Kong ?  ;D
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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 12:27:40 pm »
WoW, all that driving for a Donkey Kong ?  ;D

No, I'm pretty sure he's tracked down some hard to find Amiibos.

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2015, 12:31:59 pm »
Sweet.  There is nothing quite like a road trip to pick up a game.   :cheers:

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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2015, 01:37:10 pm »
I'm the only Canadian that thinks Tim Horton's coffee is brown water. I get it from a business standpoint - you add too much flavour and some wiener complains. The dark roast is, I'm pretty sure, the same coffee as the regular brew. Never admit you don't like Timmies to a construction worker. Apparently your life is worth less than the honour of their preferred sub $2 coffee!

So what is it you're getting? 17 hours is a long way for an arcade but I like road trips so I would likely do it myself. Although that stretch of highway is not high on my list of fun road trips (I really like the drive across Vancouver Island to Tofino for example.)

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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2015, 01:41:55 pm »
10:30am MST Update.

The trip is progressing as planned. We've arrived in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  We passed by the "Worlds Tallest Tee-Pee", Needless to say, we didn't stop.



We did however find a mall with an arcade!  Not a single joystick in the whole lot.



and the best game there was Silent Scope, which was broken. Played a bit of Initial D 3, and some Time Crisis 4.



After that, one last stop to a 7-Eleven to pick up Big Gulps and pre-wrapped hard boiled eggs ( :D )



Not bad, but needs more salt....



I went to dump the "water" from the empty package out on the highway and wore that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- all over my arm.  So funny.

...More to come. 

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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2015, 01:50:25 pm »
11:46am MST, Supplemental Update:

The eggs have started to turn on us.  Whats worse, we've crossed the border in to Saskatchewan.  We need to make this quick and avoid being spotted by the locals as best as possible.


*Trees pictured are the last we will see on this trip before returning to Alberta.


...More to come.
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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2015, 01:58:30 pm »
nothing beats sitting down and thinking while on the can. And some like to $h1t and stink but I prefer to scratch my bolls and read all the BS on that walls  :lol
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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 02:52:45 pm »
Please make sure you live blog the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- you take after you eat those eggs. For posterity's sake. 
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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2015, 02:54:57 pm »
I'll be sure to send you a link to the YouTube live feed.

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2015, 02:57:39 pm »
Please do. I know it exists.
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2015, 02:59:41 pm »

This reminds me of my Route 66 trip earlier this summer. The roads were straight for miles and miles and miles! Good memories!

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2015, 03:03:08 pm »
Well, I knew that country was a barren wasteland but I'm disappointed at the lack of snow, eskimos, and penguins.

Keep us updated.
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2015, 03:19:07 pm »
fix your windshield
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Re: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2015, 03:19:39 pm »
1:18pm MST Update.

We have reached past the halfway point of the outbound portion of the trip. Some random Podunk gas station.



I just thought this ad on the bathroom pegboard was funny. ;D



Also, the only thing worse than Cowboys fans, are Riders Fans. This tiny station in the middle of nowhere had 3 bloody end caps of Roughriders Merch!  I was gonna get a sticker to put on my Dyson back home so it would suck more.



On our way back to the highway we saw this sign, Not sure i'd trust that place....

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2015, 03:23:20 pm »
$5 for pics of the open showers
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2015, 03:55:26 pm »
$5 for pics of the open showers

At least they're not golden.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2015, 03:57:54 pm »

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2015, 09:36:42 pm »
7:30pm MST Update!

We are on our way home with the cargo intact!

Red Tent #2.













She's in pretty decent shape. Paid pennies for it, compared to what he was asking originally. Its missing a couple things, A monitor, a control panel, some of the buttons and controls, and the harness is a little hacked up. it looks like at one point someone tried to convert it to an Atari game of some kind.  Overall the body is in amazing shape considering its age and where it was kept. This will be the basis of my restore of my red tent i currently have. We'll take the best parts from this one and my current one and make one amazing restore.  I actually have reason to believe that this one used to be in the same collection as mine as they both came from the same area around the same time history wise.

He had a ton of other stuff too.













I really wanted to take home that Dangar UFO Robo cab as well, it was in NICE shape. But, i held myself back. Lots of GO7's, Operation Wolf, some drivers, etc.

And for those of you who are fans of Corner Gas, or CTV TV at all you'll recognize these as they were a few miles down the road from his place...






All in all, good day. Didn't get trapped and strung up by hillbillies in a barn, only to be harvested for our organs. So thats good.  We're about 5 hours out from Calgary now. Possibly more trouble to get in on the way home.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy.
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2015, 09:41:54 pm »
Oh, and for those of you complaining about it, we DID clean the windshield after the pickup...



HOWEVER, there are so many bugs out this way, in less then 100km the window was just COVERED again. It was literally like rain hitting the car, but bugs. it's disgustingly bad ass. and this picture does not do it justice.




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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2015, 09:49:44 pm »
Few more pictures of the inside...








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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2015, 10:09:01 pm »
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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2015, 10:14:31 pm »
Man, why do red tents always look like hell when people find them?

I never really see any that people cared for.

Lucky you, I'm still looking for my first one.
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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2015, 10:59:07 pm »
Forget the tent that Dangar was the jewel.  I would have snatched that up in a heartbeat!

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2015, 11:04:35 pm »
Forget the tent that Dangar was the jewel.  I would have snatched that up in a heartbeat!

Well, i know where it is if you want it. ;)




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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2015, 11:09:27 pm »
Lol! And you thought it was a long drive for you!

EDIT: You ARE crazy, its only two hours further from where I live in Oklahoma to get to Regina SK.
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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2015, 12:14:21 am »
Thats not toooo bad. :)

It looks like this was an Olympia, an Italian cab. Maybe a Vega, not a caterpillar as some on KLOV have thought, still looking into it. Honestly, on the fence if it was a miss or not. i don't know. Meh.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2015, 05:26:04 am »
Why the hell didn't you grab that Dangar too when driving that far in the first place? But I kind of knew it was a red tent the very first moment i read this post. Nice find!

Btw: I possess a working Ufo Robo Dangar PCB.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2015, 05:32:19 am »
Honestly, I thought about it. I really want to know what that cab was originally for. Some kind of Olympia, because I'm really not sure.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2015, 08:28:00 am »
Well, if it's genuinely worth anything, and you've posted in KLOV about it, one of them already beat the seller down to $50 and hauled it away into their grandmothers garage - never to be seen again.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2015, 05:34:19 am »
Heres a few more pictures of it:












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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2015, 08:16:08 am »
i would have snagged that Arkanoid ROD too
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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2015, 09:31:45 am »
i would have snagged that Arkanoid ROD too

Yeah, and you should have taken that drug and banged that girl when you had that chance, too.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2015, 11:46:28 am »
Sadly, the Revenge was gone already. That was an older pic.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2015, 01:13:08 pm »
i would have snagged that Arkanoid ROD too

Yeah, and you should have taken that drug and banged that girl when you had that chance, too.

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Re: Arcade Road Trip: I'm not stupid, just Crazy. (RedTent #2)
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2015, 02:42:52 pm »
i would have snagged that Arkanoid ROD too

Yeah, and you should have taken that drug and banged that girl when you had that chance, too.

Nope Im straight edge bro, no drugs here. Im pretty sure I banged all the woman that would let a ginger near their lady bits before I got married, so no regrets there either!

I just really like Arkanoid.
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