Also on the subject of nostalgia and places that don't exist anymore, does anyone else remember wasting weekends at that giant arcade that was in the same strip mall as Casa Bonita? I want to say it was called Hollywood or something, and you bought credits or time on a magnetic strip credit card type thing.
I fondly remember the time that my brother's friend found a manager's debug card in the parking lot that not only had unlimited credits but was also exempt from the cancelling existing credits from machine to machine loophole. We'd go in groups of 4 and swipe the card 30 times at a machine, hand it off to a friend that went to another machine and just keep doing this all night. Then we'd go to the Hamburger Stand down the road where my brother's douchebag friends worked since it was quarter Tuesday and get $20 worth of quarter hamburgers and subsequently lose them in the snow drift growing in our freezer.