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NintendoByNature

@NotTelevision legend has it bimmy gave the clerk the stare down. The clerk was so terrified of what would happen he offered the stores most prized possession; the Sierra Nevada beer tree. From what I heard, bimmy didn't have to say anything. It was all intimidation. That's of course.....if you believe in urban legends....

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Heavyarms55

@bimmy-lee Actually, in a lot of ways, it is very much the Pokemon of my childhood dreams. Walking into those gyms full of roaring fans like a major sporting event, epic music starts playing while you battle the leader on live television is exactly how I envisioned it as a kid playing red and blue! It actually evoked memories of mine and childhood nostalgia so strong that it nearly put me in tears! I've put nearly 200 hours into the game and the DLC isn't even out. Though I've let off of the steam recently to enjoy other games like Atelier Ryza and my 3rd farm in Stardew Valley.

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bimmy-lee

I’m going to clear up the urban legend of the Sierra Nevada Beer Tree, but only because there’s a more important matter to get to here. A guy named Gordon gave me the tree. He’s incredible. Thin on top with a glorious pony tail in back, huge stache, wears his glasses on the end of his nose and looks at you over the top of them.

He manages my beer store, but he also works for a distributor and supplies about half the town with beer. He talks to everyone that walks into the store, and if you engage him, he has hundreds of inappropriate stories. He’s a fountain of old man BS, and generally behaves like a carnie. He’s one of my favorite humans. A true weirdo. Think of ole Gordon next time you’re sipping a beer.

You might think he gave me that tree out of pure holiday cheer, but it was only because I walked in right after he had it dismantled, he was mad that he was even dealing with it, and he was dropping f bombs about not knowing what to do with it now that it was down.

@NintendoByNature - Oh man, those videos would be a treasure trove of comedy to watch with your pals. It’s hard to put into perspective the joy of lifelong friends, but you’re right in that it does sort of become a family type bond after a certain point.

@NotTelevision - They never should have looked that deep in the junk drawer. Some things aren’t meant to be discovered because the truth is too terrifying. Especially when it’s an acid blob from deep space.

@Heavyarms55 - Ha, awesome dude! That’s amazing to hear. I’m really glad it’s been that kind of experience for you, makes me feel good. I kind of felt that way about BOTW and ended up playing it for a year. I hope to play Shield with my daughter at some point.

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NotTelevision

@NintendoByNature That makes sense. Locked in that stare what else can you do? Bring ‘em that tree or there gonna be trouble.

@bimmy-lee Sounds like a really interesting guy. When I go to the beer shop I just see the typical burnt out but dutiful NPCs walking around. They stopped ordering a couple of ones I liked because reportedly “they weren’t selling”. It’s almost like they wanted to make a profit or something. Madness I tell ye.

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Tyranexx

@bimmy-lee I agree; money isn't everything. Especially when you can make memories instead! They tend to last longer and have much more value IMO.

Gordon sounds friggin' awesome.

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Eel

Ok my search for the switch lite flip cover ends now.

Due to unexpected reasons we need to go back to Arizona next month, just a quick visit, so I've ordered the cover on Amazon US.

Well, glad that's over now.

Now I'll go forget about it before I think too much and cancel the order.

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ThanosReXXX

@Eel Did you just edit my comment?

@Tyranexx Not to worry. I'll keep an eye out, so if the third game lands, I'll be sure to give you a heads up.

So, @NintendoByNature by day, JackAssByNature among friends, then?
I'm almost afraid to think what all those videos might entail, because after the shopping cart shenanigans, everything literally went downhill with JackAss. Still funny, mind you, but pretty gross at the same time.

@bimmy-lee Are you hallucinating? Or are all these stories coming from being severely sleep-deprived? Bit like day-dreaming, but then full-on REM mode.

On a not entirely related (or is that entirely unrelated?) side note: how about that Mexican beer virus, huh?

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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HobbitGamer

About to enter a meeting that goes from 9:30 to question mark. This ought to be terribly terrible.

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bimmy-lee

@NotTelevision - That’s really frustrating, especially when you’ve been buying a particular brand and their excuse is that nobody is buying that brand. Dang NPCs.

@Tyranexx - Yep, it can be a tough balance trying to pick my spots to make money while attempting to keep the kids out of daycare and after school care, but I have a good business partner, and we help each other out whenever possible. I have turned down opportunities to make money, and it seems a little weird, but I never regret it.

@ThanosReXXX - Haha, well, unfortunately this is what total sobriety looks like for me, and I have my sleep problems under control now too; so it’s not me barely functioning in some kind of half dream state. I assure you that Gordon is real. I could never make up a character as weird as him. I don’t know why I have experiences like the Sierra Nevada Christmas tree, I just assume everyone does. Everyone has a Gordon in their life, right? Oh, and I couldn’t have picked a better time to take a beer break. I bet that virus has already jumped to brands other than Corona.

@HobbitGamer - Ooh, sounds like a mixed gender birthday party in junior high! Have fun! Hopefully there’s super awkward dancing.

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ThanosReXXX

@bimmy-lee Glad you got the reference. I would have hated to have to explain it. One probably has to be a beer connoisseur, though...

As for everyone having a Gordon in their life: the only Gordon I know is Gordon Ramsay, and luckily, he's far removed from my life. The only big story teller I've ever known, was my grandfather. He could come up with the greatest adventures he never actually experienced. Part of me thinks that also came from him having survived having to work for the Germans in WW2, so kind of like a coping mechanism. And he loved to entertain children, so all in all a pretty solid combo for some great story telling.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NintendoByNature

@ThanosReXXX lol yea, around my friends even to this day, I'm a completely different person. Mostly because it's the way its always been with them, since the beginning ya know? And don't worry, we didnt do any of the gross stuff, just stupid stuff. But I'm pretty most kids did silly things with their friends, right? 😂
@NotTelevision you don't mess with Bimmy-Lee, that's a given at this point. @bimmy-lee great, you just myth busted your own myth. But now i feel like I need to know Gordon..

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ThanosReXXX

@NintendoByNature Are you nuts? No, no, no. I've NEVER done anything bad in my entire life. I've also never had to let my parents pick me up at the police station because me and a couple of friends decided that it would be great fun to throw bricks at windows in an abandoned factory...

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DannyBoi

The red box Switch was supposed to be in stock on the 30th January in most places. But looking on Amazon UK, they have removed the "this item will be back in stock on January 30th". Just to let you know. So it may not be in stock untilmaybe the middle of february or something like that.

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bimmy-lee

@ThanosReXXX - I enjoy an old person with a story to tell, fact, fiction, or somewhere in between. Seems like the WWII era folks all had unfathomable stories to tell, though there aren’t many left at this point to tell them. Is there anything more pleasing than breaking panes of glass when you’re young? It’s truly one of life’s early great pleasures. It’s doubly rewarding breaking a window with a thrown object like a rock or baseball. It’s basically a carnival game at that point. Just taking turns with your friends launching rocks from a distance, hoping you’ll be the one to smash the glass. So fun.

@NintendoByNature - Yeah, it seemed like my only reasonable chance to let you guys know about Gordon, so I decided to supplant my own urban legend with a description of the true legend who made it all possible. Sometimes it takes me an hour round trip to get back from his beer store five minutes away, and I only need to tell my wife, “I got Gordon’d”, and she immediately understands why it took so long to get out of the store.

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NintendoByNature

@ThanosReXXX bahahah. See, that's when it's great to have an older brother. Instead of that one phone call to the parents, I would make it to him. " hey uhh... I'm at the police station. I have $600 under my mattress, can you bring that by and scoop me up too? "😋
@bimmy-lee bahahah that's hilarious. At least he's good for some stories if nothing else.

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HobbitGamer

It’s not nearly as interesting as a junior high mixed gender dance.

Turns out that I had to present. And answer questions. We took a break now at the 3 hour mark. My neck is tightening harder than a self tapping screw.

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NintendoByNature

@HobbitGamer that's no fun. Hate presentations. At least it's Friday so youll have a break for the weekend

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ThanosReXXX

@bimmy-lee My grandpa always told tall tales about being a sailor, even though he has hardly ever set foot on a ship (although my uncle actually was a sailor, and that was his son, so perhaps that was part of the inspiration for those particular stories), and he also had a knack for telling Bible stories. None of us are religious, but the way he told them, not only made them palatable, but truly exciting. My personal favorite was Samson and Delilah.

And yes, launching rocks or bricks into windows (when you're a kid) IS exciting, but that excitement fades pretty quickly if you're picked up by the police, have to sit on a bench in a small room for almost an hour, and then feeling completely hopeless already, have to face your utterly stunned and furious parents. Not to mention having to tell the entire story AGAIN when you get home, after you've already told it to the police officer...

@NintendoByNature I have a four year older sister, and we love each other to death nowadays, but back in those days, when I was between 9 and 10, she kinda hated me, and all we did was fight and argue, so she probably couldn't have cared less, or would have even told my parents anyway...

Besides: over here, they don't let little children call home by themselves, they just ask you the phone number and then the officer calls them for you, so fat chance of me having circumvented that one. Besides, I was feeling all nauseous and scared, so I didn't exactly have all my wits about me either.

Of course, this was in the early 80's, so maybe things have changed now, I don't know.

@HobbitGamer Well, as long as your neck doesn't grow a beard all of a sudden, I think you'll survive...

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NintendoByNature

@ThanosReXXX I can see that. Me and my brother were only 5 years apart, and it was just us two. So for the most part, we as
Always got along especially once I turned about 10-12. That's when we became really close. My only " jail visit" was that one time and it was only a few hours thankfully. It wasn't for anything serious- criminal damage to property. But I did have handcuffs put on me which for someone who's very claustrophobic such as myself, was a tough pill to swallow, but I kept it together.

That was my first and last time with the long arm of the law. But yea, I told my parents after i got out and back home. Its just easier to make the call to my brother as opposed to my parents. For obvious reasons.

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ThanosReXXX

@NintendoByNature I can't remember all the details from back then, but I think that me and my friends got charged with something quite similar. It was damage to property, after all.

Only time for me as well, if we don't count getting fined for crossing the street on a bike while the red light was still on...

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