Pinball: scourge of a nation?

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PinballSmashFunny how a little time and perspective can change mountains into molehills. More than half a century back, New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia ran a crusade against pinball, claiming the machines robbed the “pockets of school children in the form of nickels and dimes given them as lunch money.” Trust me, in another half-century, those hysterical “click your mouse and lose your house” rants against online gambling are going to sound just as quaint. For a history of the pinball ‘menace’, click the link. Read more.


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