Are we to believe it to be mere coincidence that the downfall of america happened about the same time they began taking pinball machines out of hotels, or is there more to it ? Oddly, they all seemed to disappear about the same time. I'm thinking CIA involvement, otherwise, there still should be a few silver ball machines around. I think they realized that playing pinball made kids smarter, who would grow up to be smarter. I know more than one nuclear physicist who is a pin ball whiz. I'm tellin ya, it's just another phase in the dumbing down of america.