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Title: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 23, 2011, 10:22:24 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/bonanza.jpg)

Today was my name's day and we were planning an excursion for this weekend, we really wanted to move out from the city.
We took  a day off from work yesterday with my Gf. and escaped as soon as we can in that nice sunny morning.
I had to choose from these (my corrado is dead), finally we took the combi ;D
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbMkz8vrp3I/AAAAAAAAC10/vSiQYlHJhh8/s800/k%C3%A9p%20001.jpg)

After  a few hundred meters I realized, that maybe we could find some nice furnitures or an arcade machine, so it was time to change for a van
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fC2jBYd8NBo/TevXFqgyXYI/AAAAAAAADiw/3rsmpnpe8Xo/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520003.jpg)

The road was surprisingly empty, I expected much more traffic before Easter
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E21ppBIDtsM/TevXXqRzlYI/AAAAAAAADi4/5pk5buqXNFg/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520006.jpg)

Hmmmm., Burger King ahead, but some more delicious waiting for me, so this time we missed it
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbMk00pfV9I/AAAAAAAAC2A/Dz2R-qU9qXY/s800/k%C3%A9p%20009.jpg)



Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 23, 2011, 10:34:39 PM
Still 197 to go
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qDNBTIMLB9I/TevYCvNK74I/AAAAAAAADjk/dbyEZyfBzOw/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520010.jpg)

That giant Phoenix on the top of the hill was made from bronze, the hungarian name of it is Turul.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-57XLaAlUFkw/TevYCjdfeoI/AAAAAAAADjc/Zf4OQ17CPbc/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520012.jpg)

We passed some nice fields with rape (they make vegetable oil from these))
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SfgZRuRoF4A/TevYIBtJdGI/AAAAAAAADj0/Em1W1rNUG6g/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520029.jpg)

Finally we reached the abandoned former hungarian-austrian border, this is the place where that famous iron curtain used to be
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Bu4gOk_tdnQ/TevYuIr4mZI/AAAAAAAADkI/Axfgxlujepc/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520032.jpg)
After another half an hour, we arrived to vienna, our hotel was in the Prater Amusement park
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-voCA33h1XBs/TevZGIZl-EI/AAAAAAAADkM/X0OAkiKVe10/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520072.jpg)


We had a beautiful view from our room ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VT-Ed25rIMo/TevaOePnGwI/AAAAAAAADko/M7M8OiqsACM/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520129.jpg)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 23, 2011, 10:41:06 PM
Let's go to our favourite restaurant and taste Ully's favourite meal with some well deserved beer ;D ;D ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XPfDDF106uw/TevbKKIIXSI/AAAAAAAADlM/LhWlbnl6gik/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520083.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4erbfVZL8uY/TevbJ0-Xe2I/AAAAAAAADlI/AxftUxyaef4/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520089.jpg)

It was time to look around for the well known arcades and some other attractions in the park
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6j0P-MJUXeg/Tevb8CcZ6DI/AAAAAAAADl0/SLseCxEbYt4/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520093.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PdPAfiIEqzY/Tevbxo4c6TI/AAAAAAAADlg/mHlwrWo09kg/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520127.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BHeZTeBDYxM/TeveFf8oV8I/AAAAAAAADn4/0Sg5tyiyrh4/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520115.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B57X20IFxCY/TeveJ5zlTmI/AAAAAAAADn8/YCK8K4NaZcs/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520097.jpg)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 23, 2011, 10:49:58 PM

We also met some friend of ours there ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eCuTvQzqNfg/TevgbzeFK7I/AAAAAAAADoI/e_wlhJXbPos/s800/20110423183.jpg)
I have no idea who is this huy, he just stood next to me ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WzsDXMhuqb8/Tevg11E1SdI/AAAAAAAADoY/y8cK0NwJmzo/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520139.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tN4qwxDkg-k/TevgcGqE8lI/AAAAAAAADoM/zJnQrdfoWQ4/s800/20110423168.jpg)

(http://ttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VlWvHauAEEo/TevgcSBhXOI/AAAAAAAADoQ/TSDzh5zUzww/s800/20110423166.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-K93TYMqzNQA/Tevh06Xp2BI/AAAAAAAADok/Z7jHTaVxw54/s800/20110423169.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0ruN7vTaQF4/Tevh1Hy5QkI/AAAAAAAADoo/HeMN4V153Pc/s800/20110423177.jpg)

After visiting our friends, we had some more beers and had a great rest until morning


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 23, 2011, 11:01:15 PM
As we liked that restaurant very much in the evening, we returned there for a light breakfast ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BKQpEtqYks8/TbMkzWtHdTI/AAAAAAAADDs/ZFp--scw3Jc/s800/20110423202.jpg)

We did a huge walk then, also did some shopping and started home around 2.
The way back to Budapest was very smooth and fast, we arrived home around 5 today.

This roadtrip report is officially..............................................

Not Over, because I forgot something. ;D

On Friday afternoon, we visited a guy Marcus, who had something for me. ;)
We arranged a meeting at his place at 2 on friday, he asked me to call him from the front of the house when we arrive
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nKhYRRVDHsc/TeviVImGt3I/AAAAAAAADpA/vH4PYKbwA3g/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520042.jpg)
He was on a 15 minute delay, so my Gf. decided to take a rest
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DKx8iRD6UsI/TeviVSzJiqI/AAAAAAAADpE/bEY9K4ZqGKA/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520045.jpg)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 23, 2011, 11:18:16 PM
And finally, here is the mystery machine ;D ;D ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ifn5-hLZGYQ/TevjJoGKBAI/AAAAAAAADqA/wZB_i4Cp8nI/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520048.jpg)
Marcus was  a really nice and charming guy, he explained all settings, calibrations, etc, from this game
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qI9yyYmvARo/TevijcQ8EBI/AAAAAAAADpI/wY4X2NRFhL4/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520047.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PtW7VBGrP5k/Tevi5EvayQI/AAAAAAAADpM/gcSsX0LStPo/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520051.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6NqLug2IEFc/Tevi5mtr5EI/AAAAAAAADpY/43O8exmKn8o/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520050.jpg)

Time to load the van, fortunately this building had a huge elevator
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6DxLcSgF8-8/TevmeLVwIaI/AAAAAAAADrg/NCa9rmT7r1c/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520056.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TPjt0di20YY/TevmesGW0TI/AAAAAAAADro/SsSDEQJKpx4/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520058.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-trt5Cc79uVE/TevmeL3J28I/AAAAAAAADrk/Xp3LsJprgKc/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520059.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pFei9-z3Aks/TevmTLSCZrI/AAAAAAAADrE/4fHw1RrXbxo/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520061.jpg)
We found a nice mattress with Marcus in his garden, let's lay the baby to her bed ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e1RmzGPP-BU/Tevn8WDHESI/AAAAAAAADsU/b3x3390_D48/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520064.jpg)
Seatbelt fastened, ready to go
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nNmFH4-CZuM/Tevn7wH5grI/AAAAAAAADsQ/TmBEn6nK1sE/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520067.jpg)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 23, 2011, 11:25:12 PM
That's it, I always wanted  a nice EM rifle game to my collection, I played these games a lot as a kid in the early 80's, they bring back great memories to me.
Bonanza is a really rare game, especially in Europe and this machine is in awesome condition, everything works fine, the playfield is like new without any scratch and the original Muntz 4 track player is still in there and also in great working condition.
I thas the original locks with the original keys from Chicago.
More pics and the video coming soon......... ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 23, 2011, 11:41:19 PM
Congrats on the catch Bela !

Somehow i got a feeling you was going after this   ::)

Amazing piece of EM you got there, and in fully working order !

I love it how you gave a twist to the story , hehehehe "this roadtrip is .... NOT over"

Brilliant !


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on April 24, 2011, 02:18:31 AM
Heh-heh....already though it was something EM.....I'm a bit drunk now (had a party) and just returned home so I just skimmed through the pictures but I thoroughly like what I saw !!!!


Woo-hoo !!!!


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Superully on April 24, 2011, 09:33:23 AM
wonderful catch, bela, i hope one day i'll be able to play that game at your place. still need to add some em games to my collection, but a bigger (final) gameroom is my top priority. somehow i knew that you were going to the bonanza, but i thought you had dropped out of the bidding war over it. but if you want something really bad, you need to go for it, no matter the cost 8)

anyway, what i've realized is this :arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbMk9uGdHjI/AAAAAAAAC34/ul0_IneNEMI/s800/k%C3%A9p%20083.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbMkzWtHdTI/AAAAAAAAC1w/UiAj8V5swFE/s800/20110423202.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TLICLBwPnkI/AAAAAAAAB5M/InpoWIwbo-o/s576/kép%20050.jpg)

you really like healthy food and drinks ;D :P


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 24, 2011, 09:47:21 AM

you really like healthy food and drinks ;D :P
Lol, only on vacations and it was my name's day also, so I really deserved a nice fat meal with a couple of beers. ;D ;D ;D
About the bid war, you are absolutely right, I wanted this beauty really bad and if you check this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150590143327&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT), maybe you won't find it so expensive. ;)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Hi on April 24, 2011, 10:41:22 AM

you really like healthy food and drinks ;D :P
Lol, only on vacations and it was my name's day also, so I really deserved a nice fat meal with a couple of beers. ;D ;D ;D
About the bid war, you are absolutely right, I wanted this beauty really bad and if you check this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150590143327&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT), maybe you won't find it so expensive. ;)

Jol van Béla  ;D Boldog névnapot kivŕnok !


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 24, 2011, 11:29:54 AM

you really like healthy food and drinks ;D :P
Lol, only on vacations and it was my name's day also, so I really deserved a nice fat meal with a couple of beers. ;D ;D ;D
About the bid war, you are absolutely right, I wanted this beauty really bad and if you check this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150590143327&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT), maybe you won't find it so expensive. ;)

Jol van Béla  ;D Boldog névnapot kivŕnok !
Lol, köszönöm barátom! ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Q*ris on April 24, 2011, 11:46:29 AM
Very, very nice piece to add to your collection and totally fun roadtrip report.
EM games always look really cool imho + they have a special place in my heart because the very first game I remember playing in a "luna park" was Sega's Killer Shark (1972), my grand father had to lift me so I could reach the gun to protect the belgian beaches from the sharks. Sweet memories from holidays at the seashores.
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/1077229638.jpg)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: TimePilot on April 24, 2011, 08:47:43 PM
Nice catch and a real funny roadtrip report!

I like this pic very much:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbMikkpVKFI/AAAAAAAAC0k/zzJ1QEUoGRo/s800/20110423183.jpg)
;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: PaulSwan on April 25, 2011, 07:25:37 AM
Nice T-Shirt :)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2011, 08:57:50 AM
Wonderful story/road trip/week end/game Bela  :-* All the honors on homepage of course  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/bonanza.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com)

At the time I was not really attracted by this type of game because I was too oriented science fiction to try these games 'old western stuff' as I called them ( :oops: )
Now I find simply amazing, so clever in their design.

Congratulation for this catch Bela, and thanks for sharing with us that perfect 'Arcade Life Style' week end  :)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2011, 09:02:31 AM

Hmmmm., Burger King ahead, but some more delicious waiting for me, so this time we missed it
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbMk00pfV9I/AAAAAAAAC2A/Dz2R-qU9qXY/s800/k%C3%A9p%20009.jpg)


 :arrow: blasphemy !!!  ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2011, 09:10:07 AM
...
He was on a 15 minute delay, so my Gf. decided to take a rest
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbMk3-_JVoI/AAAAAAAAC2s/Jni07WXCEgA/s800/k%C3%A9p%20045.jpg)

It's the well know syndrome of "girl who accompanies her man for a too long Road Trip". My wife has the same problem  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/spaceace/sartsleep.jpg)
(see Space Ace road trip (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=101.0)).

 ;D ;)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on April 25, 2011, 12:34:40 PM
First: big congrats on getting this lovely EM machine. I have to say I am a bit like Bruno on this, because we wanted the "modern" games back then, but indeed, I too played many EM games because "that was what was there".

Totally love the machines today though, and the amazing mechanical stuff just always interests me.

Excellent and sunny road-trip report, love the pics with the "famous" people !

Bruno, your "headline marquees" just keep getting better, this one is SO much in the atmosphere of Bonanza.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjdRgBAY278

(I think this is the first time I've ever seen this in color. We only could afford B/W TV's back in those days ! :P


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 25, 2011, 04:34:25 PM
Thanks for your kind words and the main page with that cool pic for Bruno. ;D
To be honest, I totally addicted to this game. ;D
The playfield is in the bottom of the cabinet facing up and you see the game in a mirror, it's like Space Invaders.
Some more pics:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-91nNrlv9IME/Tevo6nuf9KI/AAAAAAAADsk/WtcGU3FI9U8/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520158.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Np1RFlfk7ng/TevpGxMeqAI/AAAAAAAADtc/HHQHpYTQwsg/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520160.jpg)

(http://ttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RNhv33egZj8/Tevo7U5Q25I/AAAAAAAADso/RQVQ5v1Asv4/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520162.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Oy15Viwh230/Tevo7RCwzWI/AAAAAAAADss/sPS0JcfpLP0/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520163.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rlPmye4UghQ/Tevo7jrb60I/AAAAAAAADsw/5ke2M_brbUA/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520164.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Dq79Ncy8Nzg/Tevo6sgKzOI/AAAAAAAADsg/8d_CXCg9E08/s800/k%2525C3%2525A9p%252520166.jpg)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 25, 2011, 04:35:38 PM
And the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df_P31ocBv8

The gun mechanism is also very interesting, if anybody interested, I could make some more pics from the inside. ;)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Superully on April 25, 2011, 04:57:12 PM
cool, bela! i love those mechanical sounds that this machine produces - something is definitely at work inside!


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: caincan on April 25, 2011, 07:29:54 PM
EM gun games are so kewl  :D.   i hope yours will work right !

mine has problem, something unplugged under the gun...  it only worked 2 seconds  ::),   if by luck you can take pictures under the gun,  that would help much !!  (marvin3m has NONE picture of the guts under the guns !!  none picture even among the dozens of models pictured  ::))   that makes this kind of information uncommon & rare..

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20101004224323-fiend41--shootout-3.png)

(http://fiend41.free.fr/vide/shoot_out_pb_.png)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 25, 2011, 07:55:14 PM
No probs, I will make the pics tomorrow. ;)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on April 25, 2011, 08:43:36 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbWAndumCvI/AAAAAAAADBo/83XVeeQ8VBs/s800/kép%20163.jpg)

What a shame that machine wasn't tested by #5:

(http://www.johnny-five.com/images/sc/scenes/gas_station.jpg)


All raise hands who loved Short Circuit............be honest now !!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2011, 08:46:41 PM
All raise hands who loved Short Circuit............be honest now !!!! ;D ;D ;D

Huge fan here... hand up!!!  :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: kroustibat on April 25, 2011, 08:47:17 PM
Congrats bela ! nice rt report, totalty loved your pic from tusseaud ^^.

you got me interested in EM now... great cab, great report .. what else ? :D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on April 25, 2011, 08:50:13 PM
Oops, didn't mean to derail this great thread.....

Gotta say I love this picture:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TbWAm4zcx3I/AAAAAAAADBg/NZ_dWXvrW1M/s800/kép%20160.jpg)

The warm light of the bulbs....the whole atmosphere is great.


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 25, 2011, 08:57:33 PM
All raise hands who loved Short Circuit............be honest now !!!! ;D ;D ;D
Yep Hands raised here too; Loved every second of that movie !


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on April 25, 2011, 09:01:04 PM
All raise hands who loved Short Circuit............be honest now !!!! ;D ;D ;D
Yep Hands raised here too; Loved every second of that movie !
+1
And also +1 for André, this game has a great atmosphere, especially in the dark.
Those lights are fantastic! ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on April 25, 2011, 10:28:44 PM
All raise hands who loved Short Circuit............be honest now !!!! ;D ;D ;D
Yep Hands raised here too; Loved every second of that movie !
Can't remember when it was the last time I saw it. Gonna "have a look" for it now....should be great to watch with my son... :)

Totally loved the theme song too.....sooooooooo 80's !!!



Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Q*ris on April 25, 2011, 11:09:45 PM
Number 5 is alive !


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: kroustibat on April 26, 2011, 08:56:55 AM
love that movie, can not remember how many times i watched it :)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 26, 2011, 10:45:19 AM
Can't remember when it was the last time I saw it. Gonna "have a look" for it now....should be great to watch with my son... :)

Totally loved the theme song too.....sooooooooo 80's !!!



Very nice song indeed !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jaWPQ3Z7FE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jaWPQ3Z7FE)

And now download (http://www.binsearch.info/?q=Short+Circuit&max=100&adv_age=900&server=) them both  ;D



Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on April 27, 2011, 07:47:05 PM
Haha, I just watched both Short Circuit 1 & 2 and there's a very nice Tempest in the bar scene in SC1 :)

Also, when my son saw Johnny 5 he immediatly said: Hey dad, he looks like Wall-E, exactly what I said the other way around when the first pics of Wall-E were released.....  ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on May 01, 2011, 07:40:57 PM
Pics from the rifle mechanism, sorry for the delay :oops:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/Tb2W-pGC9nI/AAAAAAAADG4/ix_YLwCZcLE/s800/bonanza%20rifle%20014.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/Tb2W_X17A4I/AAAAAAAADHA/EPmGjKBN1u8/s800/bonanza%20rifle%20012.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/Tb2VBmnB5jI/AAAAAAAADFU/RpOZY9cXr-w/s800/bonanza%20rifle%20015.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/Tb2VCGnGUUI/AAAAAAAADFc/y_iYwqa6_3g/s800/bonanza%20rifle%20006.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/Tb2W-Tx-XwI/AAAAAAAADGw/CiG-71U7tbM/s800/bonanza%20rifle%20007.jpg)
And my name's day pancake, made by my Gf. ;D
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/Tb2auICXcjI/AAAAAAAADIg/n-ay3LYyK1w/s800/Pacman%20cake.jpg)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 01, 2011, 08:06:50 PM
Yummy !  ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on May 01, 2011, 10:56:39 PM
I find it funny to see that a name day is so important in other countries. It means totally nothing over here....


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: caincan on May 01, 2011, 11:05:42 PM
 ;D :)  my thanks for the pictures mechanism !     .. but it seems different.. perhaps chicago coin changed his way later...   the "trackpoint" system seems different too.

yes the trackpad was invented on these games it seems !!


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: shilmover on May 03, 2011, 11:33:36 PM
Sorry to show my ignorance, but what the hell is "name day"?!


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on May 03, 2011, 11:45:19 PM
I think the roots lie in Christianity, it's the day of the saint that has your name, f.i. for me it would be St.Andrew (St. Andreas) day...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_days_in_Hungary

In this list we find Béla at april 23 :)

Here's a more general description:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_days


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on May 03, 2011, 11:47:54 PM
Sorry to show my ignorance, but what the hell is "name day"?!
In Hungary (and in some other countries) each first name belongs to a day, and we celebrate it like our birthdays, drink a lot and get some small gifts like one more bottle of spirit. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Belike on May 03, 2011, 11:50:46 PM
I think the roots lie in Christianity, it's the day of the saint that has your name, f.i. for me it would be St.Andrew (St. Andreas) day...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_days_in_Hungary

In this list we find Béla at april 23 :)

Here's a more general description:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_days
Well spotted, and André is András in hungarian, it is on 30th November. ;)


Title: Re: A Wild excursion to the West
Post by: Level42 on May 03, 2011, 11:56:21 PM
Mmm, only a couple of days after my birthday :)

I think it's safe to say that it's mostly still "celebrated" in one way or the other in Catholic (oriented) countries/regions.

I see my son's at april 25 and Béla's GF is not far from it ;)