Thursday, February 01, 2007

And You Thought MLK Could Dream

Last night I had a dream. In it I went to the Emerald Queen casino, sat at the middle slot machine in the row of Three Stooges machines, and made a high bet.

So today, since I was out and about and passing the casino on my way home, I dropped in. At first I played a Lobsterfest machine, which didn't do well at all. I moved to the one next to it and won some of my money back. I then decided to follow my dream and hit the Three Stooges slots. The row has an even number of slots so there's no real middle one, and there was a lady at one of the middle ones, so I played the one on the end. I broke even for a while, and then started to lose, so I went over and sat beside the lady, at what would count as a middle machine. About six spins into it, and playing 36 nickels a pop, I hit sevens all the way across and won $100. After three or four more spins to see if there was any magic left in the machine I cashed out and went home. Grubstake: $60. Cashout: $116.65. Not a fortune, but it bought me some gas and lunch and left me with a few bucks to play with.

I hope I have a dream like that again.


Bill Crider said...

You should've followed your dream and skipped that Lobsterfest machine. Trust the Force, Cap'n.

Mark Verheiden said...

$5.00 Wheel of Fortune, Bob, it's the only slot machine to play. (I have won four out of my last five gambling jaunts sinking green into that machine, taking home two/three grand at a pop.)

As far as our old Apa-Five days, a lot of other stuff has disappeared over the years, but I've kept all my old mailings (up to ish #100-something). Some good reading in those old mags...

And congrats on the book sale!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

You're a high roller, Mark. I usually play the penny machines and hope to win a few dollars. The only WoF slots we have take nickels or dimes. I played them a few times and usually lost more than I won.

I donated my APA-5 zines to a zine library, and they're now housed at the University of Iowa. Remember APA-5 Showdown? One of my favorites among my contributions. Usually I was just blowing a lot of balloon oil, trying to be outrageous. BTW, I'm still in youch with Art Scott and Jim Vadeboncoeur.

Thanks for the congrats.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Not easy being in youch these days. Usually I'm just in touch with those guys.

rhea_becker said...

It's not often you can come out ahead!
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