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    Valandui and Walrus both said the exact things I was going to say. There are no more record stores with the emergence of the download culture. It's not fiscally smart to carry thousands of CDs when most people just download it off of iTunes for 10 bucks. But more than that, I miss arcades. Damn were those some good times. One of my favorite childhood memories was being 12 years old and having something like a 15 game win streak on Mortal Kombat. Everyone was so frustrated that no one could beat me that they all cheered when some kid finally strolled up and did it, then gave me all high-fives as I walked off for a good run. Arcades had this way of making everyone super-competitive, but never unfriendly. Still love to dominate people using Scorpion...

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    Re: What stores do you miss that are not around anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post

    One of the highlights of my childhood was going down to Grand Prix Race o' Rama in Dania once a year with my father and brother for a day of arcades and go karts. What a glorious ****hole that place was. Then we'd hit Char Hut on the way home. Great times.
    My brother and I have been kicked of the track at Grand Prix several times for aggressive driving. Outstanding times...I may have even put you in the tires!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    Valandui and Walrus both said the exact things I was going to say. There are no more record stores with the emergence of the download culture. It's not fiscally smart to carry thousands of CDs when most people just download it off of iTunes for 10 bucks. But more than that, I miss arcades. Damn were those some good times. One of my favorite childhood memories was being 12 years old and having something like a 15 game win streak on Mortal Kombat. Everyone was so frustrated that no one could beat me that they all cheered when some kid finally strolled up and did it, then gave me all high-fives as I walked off for a good run. Arcades had this way of making everyone super-competitive, but never unfriendly. Still love to dominate people using Scorpion...
    You must not have gone to some the same arcades I went to. I mean, mostly you're right, but not always. Sometimes hilariously so.

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    My brother and I have been kicked of the track at Grand Prix several times for aggressive driving. Outstanding times...I may have even put you in the tires!
    Hard to do that when you're always behind me.

    But yeah, my rate of being kicked off of go-kart tracks has to be about 30-40%. I am a big, stupid animal behind the wheel of a go-kart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle Arm View Post
    All the XXX Theaters and peep shows that used to litter Times Square.





    Oh, and Playworld.
    Not a store but I sure do miss the Visage. An Orlando staple for all the best shows when I went to college there in the 90's.
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    Not a store but I sure do miss the Visage. An Orlando staple for all the best shows when I went to college there in the 90's.
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    Re: What stores do you miss that are not around anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    You must not have gone to some the same arcades I went to. I mean, mostly you're right, but not always. Sometimes hilariously so.

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    Hard to do that when you're always behind me.

    But yeah, my rate of being kicked off of go-kart tracks has to be about 30-40%. I am a big, stupid animal behind the wheel of a go-kart.
    If you were in front of me, you would have definitely been put into the tires if I had any chance to do so. Even my mom got thrown off, she was brutal! 5 feet tall and full of fury...makes Danica look like a lamb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    Valandui and Walrus both said the exact things I was going to say. There are no more record stores with the emergence of the download culture. It's not fiscally smart to carry thousands of CDs when most people just download it off of iTunes for 10 bucks. But more than that, I miss arcades. Damn were those some good times. One of my favorite childhood memories was being 12 years old and having something like a 15 game win streak on Mortal Kombat. Everyone was so frustrated that no one could beat me that they all cheered when some kid finally strolled up and did it, then gave me all high-fives as I walked off for a good run. Arcades had this way of making everyone super-competitive, but never unfriendly. Still love to dominate people using Scorpion...
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    I also miss Heck's dept. store ... They used to be thicker than flies on crap around here. All gone.

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