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(MSNBC)   This week MSNBC investigates: Are carnival games cheating you - and your kids? Next week: What is that yellow orb in the sky and where does it go at night?   (today.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 64
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2012-07-13 02:34:16 PM
www.myfacewhen.net
 
2012-07-13 02:35:25 PM
As the brand new owner of a carnival fish, allow me to say f*ck you very much.
 
2012-07-13 02:36:12 PM
Ric Romero now works for MSNBC?
 
2012-07-13 02:36:14 PM
"The big yellow one is the SUN !!"
-- Brian Regan
 
2012-07-13 02:36:53 PM
Done in one.

/Too late.
 
2012-07-13 02:37:19 PM
I've been cheated by carnies many times as a kid. It sucks, because as a grown man I wouldn't put up with that crap, but have no desire to go.
 
2012-07-13 02:37:27 PM

Life_is_a_carnivore: "The big yellow one is the SUN !!"
-- Brian Regan



It's my favorite planet.
 
2012-07-13 02:38:27 PM
somethings have changed and somethings have not
 
2012-07-13 02:39:02 PM
Duh, it goes into the dragon sea and rises again, shorn of its fearful brightness for the night's entirety
 
2012-07-13 02:41:18 PM
People from Seattle would still like answers about that giant yellow orb. It is frightening and disturbs us greatly.
 
2012-07-13 02:41:20 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-13 02:42:10 PM
Obviousness aside, it was kinda interesting to see exactly how they were screwing you over. The ball bouncing out of the basket thing was weird.
 
2012-07-13 02:42:59 PM
FTA: When we pulled our cameras out, we asked the carnival worker if the sights on his guns were regulation.

Regulation sights?


BTW: The sun's not yellow, it's chicken.
 
2012-07-13 02:44:37 PM
cache2.allpostersimages.com

"Never give a sucker an even break!"
 
2012-07-13 02:45:31 PM
You gotta bring in the rubes.
 
2012-07-13 02:46:01 PM
And the rides are insured by NoState.
 
2012-07-13 02:46:01 PM
That's why you slip the carny some weed when your kid isn't looking.

BIG WINNAH HEAH
 
2012-07-13 02:46:47 PM
Gru already handled this.
 
2012-07-13 02:47:04 PM
No Simpsons carny references yet?
 
2012-07-13 02:49:29 PM

davidphogan: No Simpsons carny references yet?


Come on, guys. Get on the trolley.
 
2012-07-13 02:49:49 PM
I've been a miserable patriarch. I've got a daughter and she's got 2 daughters and I've always told them "I'll buy you a stuffed animal". But I want to win one. They're trash dear, not good toys and not good games. I'll get you a nice one. Forget it and I'll buy you a nice elephant ear and we can go look at the people that are stranger than we are, if such a thing exists.

Not only no, hell no. I have watched some carnies at work and it's truly a thing of beauty. I've seen them take several hundred dollars from people for a $15 toy.

I saw this on the MSN headlines and knew this would be coming...
 
2012-07-13 02:52:22 PM

HotWingConspiracy: That's why you slip the carny some weed when your kid isn't looking.

BIG WINNAH HEAH


If they are bored, don't figure you for a sucker and you got a cute kid sometimes they'll let you slide too.
 
2012-07-13 02:52:40 PM
don't forget to lean forward
 
2012-07-13 02:54:28 PM
Carnival games can offer big prizes that seem so easy to win.

I won my beach house in Hawaii playing ring-toss.
 
2012-07-13 02:55:09 PM
Redneck problems....
 
2012-07-13 02:56:48 PM
From the site's comments:
Mr. Rossen:
I have it on good authority (an industry insider who prefers to remain anonymous) that professional wrestling is fake. Would you look into this, please?


Ok, which one of you guys wrote this?
 
2012-07-13 02:57:36 PM
It's easy to fool the guesser when you balls are made of steel.
 
2012-07-13 02:59:00 PM

JackieRabbit: Redneck problems....


Yeah, but it's so wonderfully lowbrow. You get the highest tattoo to tooth ratio of anywhere short of rural Kentucky.
 
2012-07-13 02:59:12 PM

trippdogg: Carnival games can offer big prizes that seem so easy to win.

I won my beach house in Hawaii playing ring-toss.


That was either a really big ring or a really small house
 
2012-07-13 02:59:25 PM
I used to wonder where the sun went at night. So I stayed up all night, and it dawned on me.
 
WGJ
2012-07-13 03:00:22 PM
For one dollar I'll guess your weight, your height, or your sex. The most exciting thing on the midway. Imagine the thrill of getting your weight guessed by a professional. You can blow up your cheeks, you can stick out your chest, but you're not going to fool the guesser. How about you sir? Step right up!
 
2012-07-13 03:01:31 PM
www.blifaloo.com

A somewhat obscure "let me guess your birth month" game, guessed with in +/- two months.

But, it could be Jun, Jul, or Jan, so that covers the entire calendar, except October. So you're almost certain to beat the "guesser" if you're October.
 
2012-07-13 03:04:45 PM
fridayfunnylol.files.wordpress.com

Carnies. You know- circus folks. Nomads, really.
Small hands- smell like cabbage.
 
2012-07-13 03:06:02 PM

Al_Ed: As the brand new owner of a carnival fish, allow me to say f*ck you very much.


Aww!

We had two carnival fish growing up. One was Silver, one was Goldie. Guess what color goldfish they were.

Silver lived for a good 9-10 years, IIRC. Made us regret picking such a lame name.

...

So I was double checking Wiki to make sure my 10 year-lifespan memory was actually possible and I wasn't just misremembering, and I came across this:

Like all fish, goldfish do not like to be petted.

againstlineofdance.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-13 03:08:04 PM

mytdawg: JackieRabbit: Redneck problems....

Yeah, but it's so wonderfully lowbrow. You get the highest tattoo to tooth ratio of anywhere short of rural Kentucky.


Remember what Jeff Foxworthy said: "You show me a kid running around a flea market in nothing but a diaper and I'll show you a future NASCAR fan."
 
2012-07-13 03:08:48 PM
The sun is afraid of the dark so it hides at night.
 
2012-07-13 03:09:02 PM
customerscount.com

Hey- my balls are bigger than Jennifer Love-Hewitt's mouth- SHENANIGANS!!!

/better go get my broom
 
2012-07-13 03:09:57 PM
"When I see a small child standin' there handin' over their allowance money to play a game that I know they cannot win, that really angers me," said Walstad. "It's theft by deception, end of story."

And a valuable life lesson, to boot.
 
2012-07-13 03:10:15 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Al_Ed: As the brand new owner of a carnival fish, allow me to say f*ck you very much.

Aww!

We had two carnival fish growing up. One was Silver, one was Goldie. Guess what color goldfish they were.

Silver lived for a good 9-10 years, IIRC. Made us regret picking such a lame name.


You watch, little gold bastard will stick around forever!
 
2012-07-13 03:14:08 PM

geo9270: trippdogg: Carnival games can offer big prizes that seem so easy to win.

I won my beach house in Hawaii playing ring-toss.

That was either a really big ring or a really small house


Neither - I leant over the rail when he wasn't looking.
 
2012-07-13 03:14:23 PM
I won a six-foot banana by landing a ping pong ball in a floating lily pad at Kennywood, so I'm definitely getting a kick...

/wtf am I supposed to do with a gigantic banana?
 
2012-07-13 03:15:21 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-13 03:17:59 PM

NashMcNash: I won a six-foot banana by landing a ping pong ball in a floating lily pad at Kennywood, so I'm definitely getting a kick...

/wtf am I supposed to do with a gigantic banana?


Oh, COME ON.

images.buddytv.com
 
2012-07-13 03:18:52 PM
Not a scam. If the games worked the way people think they should, the prize would be a stick of gum.
 
2012-07-13 03:24:56 PM
www.dvxuser.com

"You could win Uh, anything in this general area right in here... Anything below the stereo and on this side of the bicentennial glasses... Anything between the ashtrays and the thimble... Anything in this three inches right in here in this area... That includes the Chiclets, but not the erasers.
 
2012-07-13 03:26:14 PM
1+ subby. Good chuckle.
 
2012-07-13 03:26:58 PM

WGJ: For one dollar I'll guess your weight, your height, or your sex. The most exciting thing on the midway. Imagine the thrill of getting your weight guessed by a professional. You can blow up your cheeks, you can stick out your chest, but you're not going to fool the guesser. How about you sir? Step right up!


What'd I win?

Uh, anything in this general area right in here. Anything below the stereo and on this side of the bicentennial glasses. Anything between the ashtrays and the thimble. Anything in this three inches right in here in this area. That includes the Chiclets, but not the erasers.
 
2012-07-13 03:27:43 PM
/me slaps "THX 1138" 1139 times...
 
2012-07-13 03:42:38 PM

Rapmaster2000: davidphogan: No Simpsons carny references yet?

Come on, guys. Get on the trolley.

monorail

FTFY
 
2012-07-13 03:48:40 PM

THX 1138: [www.dvxuser.com image 502x382]

"You could win Uh, anything in this general area right in here... Anything below the stereo and on this side of the bicentennial glasses... Anything between the ashtrays and the thimble... Anything in this three inches right in here in this area... That includes the Chiclets, but not the erasers.


+1 for extra effort
 
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