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2012-08-23 09:28:46 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

I think we've already established that.
 
2012-08-23 09:49:53 AM
No, but they alter the components from how they normally are (overinflating the basketballs, weighting the darts) so as to make them damn near unwinnable
 
2012-08-23 09:52:51 AM
Yes.

And the carnies are often only working there to get money for meth.

Next question.
 
2012-08-23 10:02:16 AM
Was the "obvious" tag broken?
 
2012-08-23 10:02:55 AM

wxboy: Was the "obvious" tag broken?


No, it was rigged.
 
2012-08-23 10:04:46 AM

dletter: wxboy: Was the "obvious" tag broken?

No, it was rigged.


No, it took the day off and went to the Fair.
 
2012-08-23 10:09:51 AM
Yes, they are obviously rigged.  They aren't idiots.
 
My favorite carnival moment was when I "made" a basket in the free-throw basketball hoop game and the ball got stuck in the rim (they mash the rims in so they are smaller than regulation) it's easy to see if you look at the sides but they try to set them up with the baskets recessed so people can't see the scam.  Of course I didn't care, it's not like I wanted to carry around a fifty pound Scooby Doo anyway.
 
2012-08-23 10:10:19 AM

ArkAngel: No, but they alter the components from how they normally are (overinflating the basketballs, weighting the darts) so as to make them damn near unwinnable


That means "rigged".
 
2012-08-23 10:34:48 AM

ArkAngel: No, but they alter the components from how they normally are (overinflating the basketballs, weighting the darts) so as to make them damn near unwinnable


I always go straight for the dart game. I ask the hawker how many darts to win the biggest prize and then I pay for exactly that many. I hit a balloon with every dart and hand my wife her gift.

www.lwer.net

/ex-competitive dart player
//yes, we had a real sponsor
///csb
 
2012-08-23 10:43:48 AM

Beerguy: ArkAngel: No, but they alter the components from how they normally are (overinflating the basketballs, weighting the darts) so as to make them damn near unwinnable

I always go straight for the dart game. I ask the hawker how many darts to win the biggest prize and then I pay for exactly that many. I hit a balloon with every dart and hand my wife her gift.

[www.lwer.net image 425x241]

/ex-competitive dart player
//yes, we had a real sponsor
///csb


I worked in a dart booth where they had tags behind the balloons that indicated the size of prize you'd won. If too many people were winning large prizes, the boss had us remove all the large prize tags and replace them with smalls

/I played league darts for about 5-6 years
//any game you can play with a cigarette in your mouth and a beer in one hand and still be competitive is my kind of sport
 
2012-08-23 11:04:34 AM
Does the Pope shiat in the woods?
 
2012-08-23 11:43:10 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-23 12:14:24 PM
Who cares? More importantly, fark Sun News.
 
2012-08-23 12:33:31 PM
Obvious tag off trying to win a goldfish?
 
2012-08-23 12:44:17 PM
guyism.com
 
2012-08-23 12:47:39 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-23 01:13:04 PM
Gaah!!! I clicked on a Sun News link!!!

/need a shower now
 
2012-08-23 01:19:52 PM
The wooden basket game with the ball, you toss the ball with a back spin so it uses its own braking motion as it slides down the near side of the basket.

Those little donuts. Give paper money with some dead guys face on it to clean enough looking person and devour and repeat. But never go on the barferator afterwards. http://www.domainofdeath3.com/ride-reviews/orbiter
 
2012-08-23 01:37:20 PM

sheep snorter: The wooden basket game with the ball, you toss the ball with a back spin so it uses its own braking motion as it slides down the near side of the basket.

Those little donuts. Give paper money with some dead guys face on it to clean enough looking person and devour and repeat. But never go on the barferator afterwards. http://www.domainofdeath3.com/ride-reviews/orbiter


Come to Pike Place Market. All the hot, fresh, tasty little donuts you want, without the creepy carny experience.
 
2012-08-23 01:43:47 PM
I always liked the full auto bb gun star shooting game. I knew I was never going to win, but that was cool because I got to shoot a goddam full auto bb gun.
 
2012-08-23 01:47:05 PM
Worked one summer at an amusement park. The "traveling lights" tip-board booths were (with one exception) as fair as a spinning wheel game could be. The top prizes were worth not more than half the amount to "cover the board" but occasionally someone really wanted a particular item enough to just buy it for that amount. Go fig.

One slow night some kid went up to the board next to mine and asked the operator "how does the game work?" Never mind that there were signs all over the back of the stall in large, friendly letters. The guy, without changing lean-angle or bored expression said, "Got a quarter?" Kid dug in pocket and produced coin. "Put it on a name or a number." Kid scanned the board and placed coin. Guy yanked the start cord wordlessly, waited the usual time for the light to stop, glanced over shoulder at the illuminated number, and fliped the board. Kid blinked and wandered off. That's how it worked.

Oh, the "unfair" one? The one where you squirted water in a clown's mouth which inflated a balloon until it popped and stoped the traveling light. Due to the way the pressure switch and relay were configured in the motor circuit, the start button could be used to jog the wheel motor to nudge the light past a winner. If the operator did nothing it's was as fair as the others. Given the smaller number of players possible per spin the odds of a payout were better than the tip-boards, so operator intervention was kind-of needed to control that.

The other "rigged" games relied on simple physics and/or geometry to make it damned difficult to win. Coins bouncing off glass, or lightweight bamboo rings bouncing off square wooden pegs whose diagonal dimension is only slightly less than the ID of the ring; things like that.
 
2012-08-23 01:55:44 PM
I had a friend that would go to six flags and play the free throw shooting game. Except, he'd aim for the net and just chuck the ball in to the net so that it would hit the wall and fall in to the little catch below the rim.

The game was extremely long with 8-10 baskets, so he'd go to the middle and wait til the guy walked by him to make the shot. They stopped letting him play when they realized he would come once or twice a year and win a couple dozen times while people simply paid him money to play for them.
 
2012-08-23 02:11:08 PM
creepy jackalope eye

I always liked the full auto bb gun star shooting game. I knew I was never going to win, but that was cool because I got to shoot a goddam full auto bb gun.

Did you know that those things could fire single-shot, and were fairly accurate for what they were? If the air valve (which usually was visible at the feed end of the hose) was turned down just so, you'd get a single shot with each trigger pull. With fifty BBs per load and some patient aiming you might be able to surgically remove the star. We used to set up loser targets and wait for flies to land on them, then pop the little buggers.
 
2012-08-23 02:13:32 PM
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2012-08-23 02:16:34 PM

hubiestubert: Yes.

And the carnies are often only working there to get money for meth.

Next question.


It wasn't always that way. When I was young they were working there to get money for heroin.
 
2012-08-23 02:20:43 PM

Beerguy: ArkAngel: No, but they alter the components from how they normally are (overinflating the basketballs, weighting the darts) so as to make them damn near unwinnable

I always go straight for the dart game. I ask the hawker how many darts to win the biggest prize and then I pay for exactly that many. I hit a balloon with every dart and hand my wife her gift.

[www.lwer.net image 425x241]

/ex-competitive dart player
//yes, we had a real sponsor
///csb


When I was younger I watched my stepdad completely botch a dart throw, only to have it slap against the board then fall straight down taking out 7 balloons on its way. Obviously he claims to have done it on purpose, but he just isn't that coordinated.
 
2012-08-23 02:28:59 PM
"What I win?" Link
 
2012-08-23 02:31:28 PM
My daughter won this giant-ass pepper by bouncing a ping-pong ball into a floating dish bowl at Kennywood last weekend!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-23 02:40:58 PM

igotitb4you:
When I was younger I watched my stepdad completely botch a dart throw, only to have it slap against the board then fall straight down taking out 7 balloons on its way. Obviously he claims to have done it on purpose, but he just isn't that coordinated.


Seems like you could really clean up at one of those with a buddy and an infra-red laser.
 
2012-08-23 02:43:25 PM
The most unbelievable part of that piece was the old reporter guy claiming he had a 95 mph fastball in high school.
 
2012-08-23 02:56:16 PM
No the games aren't rigged, the carnival is there to loose money.
 
2012-08-23 03:25:23 PM
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2012-08-23 03:32:37 PM

sheep snorter: Those little donuts. Give paper money with some dead guys face on it to clean enough looking person and devour and repeat


Thank you for telling me how to win at the little donut game. You've taught a valuable lesson.

/we sound fat
 
2012-08-23 03:32:59 PM

cig-mkr: No the games aren't rigged, the carnival is there to loose money.


Nothing worse than tight money.
 
2012-08-23 03:58:05 PM

Angry Buddha: The most unbelievable part of that piece was the old reporter guy claiming he had a 95 mph fastball in high school.


We had a kid on a seniors team that could throw 90.

Scary to hit against him.
 
2012-08-23 04:01:44 PM

buntz: My daughter won this giant-ass pepper by bouncing a ping-pong ball into a floating dish bowl at Kennywood last weekend!

[i.imgur.com image 478x640]


Nice! I scored a similarly sized banana at the same game at Kennywood last year. Now I've got a gigantic banana and nothing to do with it.
 
2012-08-23 04:01:45 PM
pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-08-23 04:17:44 PM
Are the games rigged? Of course not! I will now prove it by showing me not doing very well at any of the games.
 
2012-08-23 04:32:54 PM
I love how the ad leading in is about hard hitting investigative journalism that does wherever the story leads...and then instead of going after a group with any real money or power they go after the carnies.

/Truly your bravery and commitment are astonishing.
 
2012-08-23 04:54:28 PM
Games at the fair? More like unfair games, AMIRITE?!
 
2012-08-23 05:01:19 PM

fortunesmith: Games at the fair? More like unfair games, AMIRITE?!


t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-23 05:43:00 PM
I briefly dated a carnie chick. She ran the game where you shoot a water gun at a target to make your horse run towards the finish line. She showed me the bank of switches they have under the counter to "reset" the horses, but pointed out that they could also be stealthily used by the operator to make a particular horse go forward regardless of how accurate the person playing it was. She usually let the games play out fairly, but she was a sucker for games where it was a little kid vs. a bunch of obnoxious frat boys.

/she'd smoke while screwing
 
2012-08-23 06:41:21 PM

Uzzah: I briefly dated a carnie chick. She ran the game where you shoot a water gun at a target to make your horse run towards the finish line. She showed me the bank of switches they have under the counter to "reset" the horses, but pointed out that they could also be stealthily used by the operator to make a particular horse go forward regardless of how accurate the person playing it was. She usually let the games play out fairly, but she was a sucker for games where it was a little kid vs. a bunch of obnoxious frat boys.

/she'd smoke while screwing


BJ's must have hurt like hell.
 
2012-08-23 07:01:57 PM

Uzzah: I briefly dated a carnie chick. She ran the game where you shoot a water gun at a target to make your horse run towards the finish line. She showed me the bank of switches they have under the counter to "reset" the horses, but pointed out that they could also be stealthily used by the operator to make a particular horse go forward regardless of how accurate the person playing it was. She usually let the games play out fairly, but she was a sucker for games where it was a little kid vs. a bunch of obnoxious frat boys.

/she'd smoke while screwing


Lubrication!
 
2012-08-23 07:04:18 PM

SPLAMM: BJ's must have hurt like hell.


I don't know about that, but Hawaiian punch coming out of my nose is a rather unpleasant experience, you magnificent bastard.
 
2012-08-23 07:50:41 PM

FormlessOne: sheep snorter: The wooden basket game with the ball, you toss the ball with a back spin so it uses its own braking motion as it slides down the near side of the basket.

Those little donuts. Give paper money with some dead guys face on it to clean enough looking person and devour and repeat. But never go on the barferator afterwards. http://www.domainofdeath3.com/ride-reviews/orbiter

Come to Pike Place Market. All the hot, fresh, tasty little donuts you want, without the creepy carny experience.


They always have them at both the Ballard and Fremont Sunday Markets, as well.
 
2012-08-23 09:33:33 PM

NashMcNash: buntz: My daughter won this giant-ass pepper by bouncing a ping-pong ball into a floating dish bowl at Kennywood last weekend!

[i.imgur.com image 478x640]

Nice! I scored a similarly sized banana at the same game at Kennywood last year. Now I've got a gigantic banana and nothing to do with it.


you must be married
 
2012-08-24 08:37:13 AM

Uzzah:

/she'd smoke while screwing


Do you smoke during sex?

I don't know. I've never looked.

/Ba-dum-tshhhh
 
2012-08-24 03:29:29 PM
I once worked a high striker at a carnival (you know the strength tester where you swing a hammer to launch a vertical puck and hopefully hit the bell at the top). Not rigged, but it's all about technique. I'm a skinny 140 lbs and I could ring the bell every time after a little practice.

Always fun to demonstrate when some huge dude couldn't ring the bell in front of his girlfriend.
 
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