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(Daily Mail)   Judge awards a man $8000 to try and lose the most famous earworm of all time   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 60
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2013-03-27 08:31:18 AM
Wanted to thank the article's authors who helpfully put the lyrics to "It's a Small World" next to the article.
 
2013-03-27 08:39:31 AM
What a load of crap.  Odds are the knew the ride would be fixed shortly and it was quicker and safer to let him stay where he was than to try to pick him up and get him off the boat.

It's not like the building was on fire.  What an asshole.
 
2013-03-27 08:43:09 AM
Also, I'll bet he would be the first one to sue because he was 'injured' if they tried to pick him up and transfer him out of the boat.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-27 09:48:30 AM
I would be willing to be paid $8,000 per hour to listen to that song with no bathroom break.
 
2013-03-27 09:50:15 AM
The audio equivalent of...
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-27 09:51:04 AM
He's a greedy Fark, after all.
 
2013-03-27 09:51:17 AM
Forced to listen to it for 30 minutes?  Wow, that's GITMO type torture there.

/wouldn't make it past 5 minutes
 
2013-03-27 09:51:19 AM
Dear America,

Your country is farked. You've given in to the whiners and the special interest groups. You're also a bunch of flaming pussies.

-WB
 
2013-03-27 09:52:08 AM

ZAZ: I would be willing to be paid $8,000 per hour to listen to that song with no bathroom break.


No bathroom break? Dude was surrounded by water.
 
2013-03-27 09:52:41 AM
I got stuck on Pirates of the Caribbean for over an hour. After midnight at a passholder special event. Where's my paycheck? Granted they did turn off the music.

They had to come out in waders and darg each boat back and forth one at a time to unload us into one of the houses.

That place looks scary, especially the industrial decaying hallway behind the wall where you exit into nowhere by the cafeteria.

/I saw Mickey and Goofy both missing their heads.
//Scarred for life
///Should get treble damages.
////I did get a entire stack of the good fast passes. 1 pass for an entire party of six. Had enough passes to do every park and still had some left over that I gave away.
 
2013-03-27 09:53:53 AM
Martinez uses a wheelchair, suffers from panic attacks and high blood pressure,

0 sympathy.
He bought his ticket
 
2013-03-27 09:55:36 AM
It could have been worse, he could have been listening to "The wheels on the chair go round and round, round and round, round and round.  The wheels on the chair go round and round, all around the town."
 
2013-03-27 09:56:11 AM
The attraction "It's a Small World" is approximately 8 minutes long, which is apparently worth $2130 if you've got to pee.
 
2013-03-27 09:56:51 AM
I'd rather have an icepick in the forehed
 
2013-03-27 09:57:40 AM
Disney could of put him in their secret underground tunnel system. Oops!
 
2013-03-27 09:58:09 AM
I had to endure that ride for the sake of my daughter, and now I'm gonna sue Subby for giving ME the earworm, again.
 
2013-03-27 09:58:50 AM

vudukungfu: Martinez uses a wheelchair, suffers from panic attacks and high blood pressure,

0 sympathy.
He bought his ticket


enemiesofreason.co.uk
 
2013-03-27 10:01:38 AM
I heard "It's a Small World" just this morning .  3 minutes of it is not as menacing the when you're on the boat for 8 minutes watching wooden puppets spin in circles
 
2013-03-27 10:05:21 AM
Martinez uses a wheelchair, suffers from panic attacks and high blood pressure, and needed to urinate for much of the time
AND

Martinez, a man in his late 40s who lives in San Pedro, was in the Goodbye Room.


BWHAHAHHAHAHA
 
2013-03-27 10:23:05 AM
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Did he drink the water too?
 
2013-03-27 10:24:40 AM
It should have been $8 million
 
2013-03-27 10:36:55 AM
$8k for 30 minutes?  What an incredible load of shiat.  I've got 4 little kids and have to listen to crap like the theme song from Hey Jesse, Nintendo game tracks, One Direction 'singing', and constant "she breathed on me, he looked at me, she's going to take my stuff" all damn day every day.

I especially like the part where he had to pee "most of the time".  Really?  Had to hold your piss for 20 minutes?  Poor guy, he should be compensated!!  Guess he's never been to a kegger at a house with one bathroom.  Pussy.
 
2013-03-27 10:42:51 AM
Famous earworm?  I humbly submit for your consideration

Conductor, when you receive a fare,
Punch in the presence of the passenjare!
A blue trip slip for an eight-cent fare,
A buff trip slip for a six-cent fare,
A pink trip slip for a three-cent fare,
Punch in the presence of the passenjare!

Punch, brothers! Punch with care!
Punch in the presence of the passenjare!
 
2013-03-27 10:53:55 AM
Uh...with whom was he riding this?  I think I missed that part.  He was the only passenger not rescued initially.  So presumably they got his son/daughter/niece/nephew out?  Grandchild?  Someone that would explain why a man in his late 40s was riding this ride.
 
2013-03-27 10:58:06 AM
I don't get the attraction of that ride.  Okay, I rode it once, in 1991.  NEVER again.  Once I got off, I went out of my way to tell people to NEVER EVER go on that ride.  By now everybody should have been warned.  Why are there still lines?
 
2013-03-27 11:11:40 AM

aseras: I got stuck on Pirates of the Caribbean for over an hour. After midnight at a passholder special event. Where's my paycheck? Granted they did turn off the music.


I did a cast member charity event on that ride at the Anaheim park.. one of the trips through had no lights or sound..  all you heard was the movements of the animatronics..

it was a bit creepy. :)
 
2013-03-27 11:25:49 AM
Where's my $8k? That ride broke down when I was on it when I was 10 and I was stuck listening to it's a small world for 45 minutes or so. Thankfully they eventually turned off the audio before they sent someone.
 
2013-03-27 11:26:33 AM

BizarreMan: I don't get the attraction of that ride.  Okay, I rode it once, in 1991.  NEVER again.  Once I got off, I went out of my way to tell people to NEVER EVER go on that ride.  By now everybody should have been warned.  Why are there still lines?


Two words:  Air Conditioning.

Granted, they could make that ride a million times better if they would give you a basket of baseballs when you get in the boat.
 
2013-03-27 11:35:08 AM
www.ontheragmag.com

'Oh Keptan, it was Khan.  He put creechers in our bodies.., made us do things..'

there are earworms and there are earworms........
 
2013-03-27 11:52:03 AM
Quite frankly was surprised it was only $8,000. Usually these whiners go for at least a mil. $8,000 is pocket change to Disney ... and a small-world price to pay for "making" someone listen to that song.
 
2013-03-27 11:55:37 AM

labman: BizarreMan: I don't get the attraction of that ride.  Okay, I rode it once, in 1991.  NEVER again.  Once I got off, I went out of my way to tell people to NEVER EVER go on that ride.  By now everybody should have been warned.  Why are there still lines?

Two words:  Air Conditioning.

Granted, they could make that ride a million times better if they would give you a basket of baseballs when you get in the boat.


Ok, I'm liking this.  Maybe beanbag loaded shotgun.
 
2013-03-27 12:06:40 PM

BizarreMan: I don't get the attraction of that ride.  Okay, I rode it once, in 1991.  NEVER again.  Once I got off, I went out of my way to tell people to NEVER EVER go on that ride.  By now everybody should have been warned.  Why are there still lines?


Be 15 with a freaky girlfriend, then ride it again. You will be a convert.
 
2013-03-27 12:32:45 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Quite frankly was surprised it was only $8,000. Usually these whiners go for at least a mil. $8,000 is pocket change to Disney ... and a small-world price to pay for "making" someone listen to that song.


You can make good money with small lawsuits. Keep it down in the "not worth fighting" range and you'll win the nuisance cases.

I imagine the legal department was like "He was stuck where for half an hour and he wants what? Send an intern with a check." And if anything it sets precedent that such an inconvenience is worth less than $10k, so ambulance chasers won't be interested in that line of complaint.
 
2013-03-27 12:42:24 PM
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2013-03-27 01:38:00 PM

WhippingBoy: Dear America,

Your country is farked. You've given in to the whiners and the special interest groups. You're also a bunch of flaming pussies.

-WB



You post that a lot. I am glad you feel that we, as a country, are interested in your opinion.
 
2013-03-27 01:45:55 PM
Actually, the same thing happened to me on that ride back in the early '80's.

hmmmmmm

/ptsd
 
2013-03-27 01:48:57 PM
My 3yo loves that ride.  I have to go on it multiple times every trip. 

I also collect Disney music.  She makes me place the sorce for that ride.  Its over 30 minutes of small world goodness, different languages, instrumentals for each room, etc..  oh well.

\also have to listen to the disneyland christmas version, which meshes Small World with Jingle Bells in different languages

its really not that bad, just repeating.  like the main street electrical parade music.
 
2013-03-27 02:24:17 PM

Derek Force: \also have to listen to the disneyland christmas version, which meshes Small World with Jingle Bells in different languages


I've only been to Disneyland once, over these past holidays, and got my first Small World experience. I thought the Jingle Bells "mix" was awesome. I would have gone on it twice, but no one else wanted to go.
 
2013-03-27 02:27:10 PM

SurfaceTension: Wanted to thank the article's authors who helpfully put the lyrics to "It's a Small World" next to the article.


Just be glad it wasn't an article about shock images.
 
2013-03-27 02:34:25 PM
That toon? add more 0"s on the right.
 
2013-03-27 02:49:20 PM
For me, Hell isn't fire, brimstone, horns, and pitchforks. For me, Hell would be riding the Small World ride over and over and over and over and...
 
2013-03-27 03:01:26 PM

wildcardjack: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Quite frankly was surprised it was only $8,000. Usually these whiners go for at least a mil. $8,000 is pocket change to Disney ... and a small-world price to pay for "making" someone listen to that song.

You can make good money with small lawsuits. Keep it down in the "not worth fighting" range and you'll win the nuisance cases.

I imagine the legal department was like "He was stuck where for half an hour and he wants what? Send an intern with a check." And if anything it sets precedent that such an inconvenience is worth less than $10k, so ambulance chasers won't be interested in that line of complaint.


Disney is pretty famous for fighting every lawsuit brought against them so that they don't get hit with a done of settlement seekers.   This might have changed though as I don't keep track of their legal policy.
 
2013-03-27 03:09:25 PM
<b>Derek Force</b>

<i> She makes me place the sorce for that ride. </i>

good lord what am I drinking...  should have been 'makes me play the source mp3'.
 
2013-03-27 03:10:29 PM
Derek Force

man, I rotsky'd that one too.. I'll be quiet now.
 
2013-03-27 03:49:27 PM
I once got stuck on the Indiana Jones ride, in the tunnel where the darts seem to wizz by. THAT was cool!
 
2013-03-27 03:50:21 PM
If each rider was provided with a 12 gauge and a few boxes of birdshot "It's a Small World" would be the greatest ride ever.
 
2013-03-27 04:15:00 PM
3 hours stuck in a boat, stuck listening to shiat music that no one bothered to turn off, stuck having to piss but are crippled so trying to avoid pissing his pants for all the world to see.

/Disney got off cheap.
//Plus the violations of whatever local/State emergency codes by avoiding calling in outside help to remove the cripple passengers.
 
2013-03-27 05:01:13 PM
Came for the Dave Barry reference.

/leaving very disappointed.
 
2013-03-27 05:18:59 PM

Ned Stark: ZAZ: I would be willing to be paid $8,000 per hour to listen to that song with no bathroom break.

No bathroom break? Dude was surrounded by water.


At Disneyland, on Pirates of the Caribbean, I once witnessed a father hold his two-ish year old daughter over the side of the boat of the kid could urinate.   Since then, I sit in the back of the boat, and close my mouth before the bottom of the initial drops so as to avoid getting water in my mouth.
 
2013-03-27 06:20:33 PM
I don't know, if I was paralyzed, I think after about 5 mins. of that song I would have found the strength to crawl out of my wheelchair and climb down to safety or just leap.
 
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