A Brief History of Time-Out.

Updated: Feb 5

I hope you got the Steven Hawking joke.


This video chronicles the legacy of our local Time-Out arcade:


These game rooms were at one time a nationwide chain, founded by the same guy who invented Turkish Taffy. I grew up in this exact arcade, and ended up working there for over six years. Since this video was published in 2010, the store went through a remodel and is now called "Bonus Round." It will always be Time-Out to me. I have such strong sentiment for the arcade that I sport one of its classic logos on my 2014 Kymco Like 200i LX scooter:

Blue and white 2014 Kimco Like 200i LX with Time-Out arcade decal.

I've also patterned Ghosts of the '80s, my home arcade, after Time-out, using the same paint scheme, carpet pattern and signage!


The following is my promised documentary of the arcade. In the immortal words of Nicki Minaj: "Check it out!"


This may be the only blog article ever to reference both Nicki Minaj and Steven Hawking.


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