Monday, August 29, 2016

Pop Culture League Challenge: First Quarter


First Quarter , What’s your earliest arcade or video game memory? My earliest memory of an arcade was not the dark ,dingy ,loud and flashing lights of a typical 80's video game arcade but instead was something from a time well passed. In San Francisco there is a place called Musée Mécanique.

This place is filled with mechanical game machines from the past, not video games mind you but the great grandparents of them .I visited this place some time in the late 70's maybe 1978 and the memory of it stayed with me well into my adult life .I was able to visit this place again in the late 90's and it was shockingly the same place from my early childhood memory's


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    1. it is a pretty interesting place, and now where its located its right beside a modern day arcade so you can have the best of both worlds

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  2. That's awesome! My wife and I actually visited that place when she took me to Cali for my 30th bday. It was pretty cool to see some of those antique machines.

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    1. I havent been since they moved to fisherman's wharf.

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    2. That's actually where we saw it. I wish we'd had more time in there.

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  3. This is cool! It's like a 1920's town fair expo. Love it!

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    1. yeah it does have the feel of the old worlds fair or at least what I think it might have felt like.

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  4. There is an arcade at Salem(MA) Willows park that has a few of these mechanical entertainment things. Pretty cool to see them still running.

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    1. A lot of these things came from Playland at the beach in San Francisco. Playland closed in 1972 (the year I was born) so I never got to see it.

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  5. Damn ,you took it way back Brother ,lol.Pretty cool man!

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    1. ha , Im an old fart you must remember XD

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  6. wow 1978? That was when I was born. i lived in Sf for over a decade until I moved to Indiana in 2013.. sounds like a great memory.

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    1. I was 6 in 1972. I lived in SF over a decade myself from the mid 1990's to the early 2000's.

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  7. Cool place. May have to check it out on my next business trip to San Fran.

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  8. This place looks amazing! I would love to won one of those old automatons.

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