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Old 30 March 2010, 09:26   #1
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Thumbs up The world's coolest toll station!

A guy in a Greek forum spotted this and took some pictures. About 250km north of Athens, outside a toll station in the highway an architect (obviously an Amiga fan) thought it would be a neat idea to plant a number of... Boing Balls!!!

Words cannot describe the awesomeness so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

The guy actually asked the lady in the booth if he could take one. She was very confused and declined politely.
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Old 30 March 2010, 15:38   #2
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LMAO!!!!

AWESOME!!!

I think I might return later .... when it would be darker.... with a van.... =)



LOL I think you can say that Toll Both "Got Boing!"
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Old 30 March 2010, 15:43   #3
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Would be an interesting one to get through customs
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Old 30 March 2010, 15:50   #4
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Would be an interesting one to get through customs

They will never take me ALIVE!!!



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I will pretend to be a tourist with a beachball =D


It shouldn't be too hard, under the greek sun, I would turn an exceptional colour of RED... infact they could believe that the BOING BALL would be one of my kids =D
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And one more.
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Old 30 March 2010, 16:11   #6
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lol, this gave me an idea, with some clever stensils and some serious unprotected tanning - could produce some human boing balls.....no need for EAB badges at the MK 25yrs event, just show your amiga-tanned torsos
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Old 30 March 2010, 20:03   #7
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Boing Balls represent everything there is to hate in the Amiga world (Amiga Inc. post Commodore death etc.)
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Old 30 March 2010, 21:33   #8
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Boing Balls represent everything there is to hate in the Amiga world (Amiga Inc. post Commodore death etc.)
Really? What about the original Amiga boing! demo?
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Old 30 March 2010, 22:00   #9
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I never liked boing ball. I like amiga √ logo.
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Boing Balls represent everything there is to hate in the Amiga world (Amiga Inc. post Commodore death etc.)
That's a bit harsh... as musashi said, the Boing Ball was a noble symbol before Amiga Inc. soiled it.
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what about the great commodore logo? A C with 2 sticks.
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Pretty cool, alkis!
I like it.
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I like it too!

You certainly can't fault the Greek sense of humour in this instance!

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Old 31 March 2010, 02:59   #14
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And it shall be known..... wide and far.... as the Boing Ball Pass!!!!
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That's it, I'm moving to Athens
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And it shall be known..... wide and far.... as the Boing Ball Pass!!!!

...and the Atari ST user stood still, and a dead silence fell.

Customs officer: "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Amiga. Youuuuuu cannooooooooot paaaaaaaaaass."


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These balls are also present in some french highways, I tried to take a photo of them but its pretty difficult while driving

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A guy in a Greek forum spotted this and took some pictures. About 250km north of Athens, outside a toll station in the highway an architect (obviously an Amiga fan) thought it would be a neat idea to plant a number of... Boing Balls!!!

Words cannot describe the awesomeness so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

The guy actually asked the lady in the booth if he could take one. She was very confused and declined politely.
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damn that's cool
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Really? What about the original Amiga boing! demo?
yep...I remember it well and that demo is what many of us Amigans think about when we see a boing ball....absolutely nothing to do with AI & its bs
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I never liked boing ball. I like amiga √ logo.
EXACTLY. That's what I think.
The boing ball (which was hideous) was not the computer's logo, the multicoloured checkmark was! The boingball was accepted as logo after Commodore died and Gateway got in the game (ie. after Amiga died for real, so so many years ago)

Everything happening after that was insult over insult to the Amiga community. But after all these years I have gathered enough knowledge to assert that there's a lot of Amiga users that are into masochism

When I see a boing ball, by the way, I think "fuck, not another checker texture mapped on a sphere!"
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