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Game over, man, game over!
posted by bwg at 1:58 AM on March 24, 2010 [14 favorites]


I now fully expect to read sordid stories in tomorrow's tabloids of Paxton's secret love affairs or drug abuse. After attaining the utmost pinnacle of worldwide success and fame, there's really nowhere to go but down.
posted by koeselitz at 2:00 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


This takes all the wind from the sails of the line "I love Bill Paxton as much as the next guy," which up until now, I had taken to using a balanced four times a week. Shit.
posted by disillusioned at 2:06 AM on March 24, 2010 [5 favorites]


I love how he came up with the idea.

Hey, it would be cool to have a pinball machine!
I should build my own, it would be a interesting challenge.
What would the theme be?
Ah! Bill Paxton Pinball. Swish, done.

posted by hellojed at 2:14 AM on March 24, 2010


Hey, it would be cool to have a pinball machine!
I should build my own, it would be a interesting challenge.
What would the theme be?
Ah! Bill Paxton Pinball. Swish, done.


I don't want to know what happens when this guy decides to make a sandwich.
posted by Shepherd at 2:34 AM on March 24, 2010 [6 favorites]


When I first read this, I confused Bill Paxton with Bill Pullman.
I still think a Bill Pullman machine would be even more awesome.
posted by Muttoneer at 3:48 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bill Paxton is a solid character actor but not really distinctive enough to stand out as a That Guy like Christopher Lloyd or even "Ned Ryerson".
posted by DU at 4:52 AM on March 24, 2010


DU: "Bill Paxton is a solid character actor but not really distinctive enough to stand out as a That Guy like Christopher Lloyd or even "Ned Ryerson"."

My God, can you imagine a Christopher Lloyd pinball machine when the ball loads for a shot?

"Uuuuuuuh ... okie-doke!"
posted by bwg at 5:08 AM on March 24, 2010


"Multiball? GREAT SCOTT!"
posted by DU at 5:12 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is amazing, except for one thing: WHERE THE FUCK IS CHET FROM "WEIRD SCIENCE"??? That's like his signature role, man!
posted by fungible at 5:33 AM on March 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


My hopes for Big Love multiball play were not disappointed.

Why don't we just put him in charge??
posted by Joe Beese at 5:39 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


I still think a Bill Pullman machine would be even more awesome.

No.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 6:12 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


I got to see Aliens at midnight in NYC last month. I've seen several midnight movies at this theatre and the reactions of the crowd were always pretty...respectful.

But Aliens, for some reason, the crowd was so enthusiastic—and it made it so much better. I've always loved the movie, I know it's considered a classic but hearing every cast member get applause (credit and first screen appearance) warmed my heart to know others love this movie the way I do.

Anyway, Bill got the biggest applause (I think—his credit was ganged with a bunch of others) as did "Game Over, Man!" "Why don't you put her in charge" got the biggest laugh though.

Discounting "Get away from her you bitch" as the far and away winner on the crowd-meter
posted by Brainy at 7:02 AM on March 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


What the world really needs is a Samuel L. Jackson pinball machine.

"Multiball again. MULTIBALL AGAIN! I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker. Multiball one more goddamn time!"
posted by bwg at 7:04 AM on March 24, 2010 [6 favorites]


Similar experience to be had at the Prince Charles cinema off Leicester Square; they did a Lethal Weapon/Die Hard double bill where I only went along for Die Hard and it was glorious to be surrounded by people who knew when to shut up ("I shot a kid"), when to laugh ("Gee, I sure hope thats not one of the hostages") and when to cheer ("Happy trails, Hans")

Insofar as That Guy goes, I finally identified him as Leland Orser and/or Brad Dourif.
posted by Molesome at 7:11 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Re:Big Love, Season 5 is going to be interesting.
posted by Artw at 7:36 AM on March 24, 2010


I love Bill Paxton. Dude has range.
posted by MarshallPoe at 7:37 AM on March 24, 2010


Since we're talking about That Guys, where's the Judge Reinhold machine? That guy sure plays a mean pinball.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:38 AM on March 24, 2010


I read this whole thread thinking Bill Paxton made a Bill Paxton pinball machine. I wish I hadn't clicked the link..
posted by amethysts at 7:49 AM on March 24, 2010


The Dude never talked about pinball, but I could sure get into a Dude machine.

*TILT* "You're being very un-dude."
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:00 AM on March 24, 2010


This is like that article i once read about the guy who had $50,000 and counting in plastic surgery to look more like Tom Arnold. I want to admire the guy's persistence and dedication, but my admiration is countered by puzzlement, followed by alarm.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 8:13 AM on March 24, 2010


Maybe I can contract this guy to build my lifelong dream, a Dune-the-Movie pinball table. The game practically writes itself.

Multiball: My brother comes with many fremen warriors
Lock: I am the Shadout Mapes, the housekeeper
Bonus multiplier: My name is a killing word
Ball save: I suggest the duke's son may be human
Spinner: The spice must flow
Ball drain: It is the slow blade that penetrates the shield
Extra ball: It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
Bonus time: The sleeper has awakened

And finally, the Patrick Stewart bonus bumpers: "Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work", "Mood's a thing for cattle and loveplay, not fighting", etc. I'm sure there's a way to work in the lute playing, too.
posted by Nelson at 8:16 AM on March 24, 2010 [7 favorites]


This is nothing short of awesome!
posted by PuppyCat at 8:22 AM on March 24, 2010


I'm sure there's a way to work in the lute playing, too.

lute baliset, bless the maker and his water.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:44 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is cool, but disappointing. For someone who spends so much time on detail, Ben Heck should have had an illustrator use his photo-montage layouts and do flat color illustrations for the playfield and airbrushed or painted artwork for the backglass. Or, use Photoshop and recreate that look. The table sides should have been stenciled, too.

It just doesn't look like an authentic pinball machine to me with the photos as they are... this totally misses the pinball aesthetic.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:47 AM on March 24, 2010



It just doesn't look like an authentic pinball machine to me with the photos as they are... this totally misses the pinball aesthetic.


True. I'm a fan of pinball machine art, but this thing is awesome on concept alone.
posted by Liquidwolf at 9:20 AM on March 24, 2010


I'd like to see "Leeloo Dallas, Multiball". Light up all 4 elements, then the 5th, for super pointage.
posted by kurumi at 10:10 AM on March 24, 2010


WHERE THE FUCK IS CHET FROM "WEIRD SCIENCE"???

I don't see it in this link, but on previous views of this pinball machine, I've seen a graphic of a greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray. Subtle.
posted by obloquy at 10:36 AM on March 24, 2010


Very amusing. I particularly like how he reflexively says "that's what she said" almost before the preceding sentence is out of his own mouth.
posted by breath at 1:10 PM on March 24, 2010


I'd been wondering about Chet. He's represented here to the right of Club Dread (which I'd forgotten about, naturally enough).
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posted by crapmatic at 1:38 PM on March 24, 2010


One of the small joys I had in the last year was re-watching the original Terminator and realizing that Bill Paxton was in it.

"Nice night for a walk, eh?"
posted by never used baby shoes at 1:47 PM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


One of the small joys I had in the last year was re-watching the original Terminator and realizing that Bill Paxton was in it.

"Nice night for a walk, eh?"


Yeah. "Your clothes..... give them to me."
posted by Liquidwolf at 5:19 PM on March 24, 2010


I meant to write it in Shwartzeneggarian:
"Your clothes..... give dem to me."
posted by Liquidwolf at 5:21 PM on March 24, 2010


Paxton's the man!
posted by The Fly at 8:37 AM on March 25, 2010


Oh man, I can't believe that I completely forgot that Bill Paxton is the only person to be accosted in some way by an Alien (xenomorph), a Terminator, and a Predator...
posted by porpoise at 3:35 PM on March 26, 2010


Late to this but Bill Paxton is hilarious on one of the Aliens commentaries going on about not bothering about doing boot camp and 'I'll be the fat marine'
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:35 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


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