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2013-07-06 12:44:17 PM
Good. I'm sick of these freaking CONTESTS where people try to out-scream each other.

For my little sisters, it was the primary method of communication with their social circle. Sounded like a room full of teakettles.
 
2013-07-06 01:05:06 PM
were they using a TI-99/4A??

t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-06 01:10:45 PM
Must be a real thrill (ride) living next to that place.
 
2013-07-06 01:11:18 PM
Apparently it is against the law in California to scream too loud on a roller coaster  when you have a noise-abatement agreement with the NIMBYs who live next door.
 
2013-07-06 01:12:26 PM
No, it is illegal in California to exceed a pre-defined decibel level for an area governed by a sound ordinance or similar agreement agreement.

Subby is an idiot, but not quite as much of an idiot as property owners who bought in next to a theme park expecting peace and quiet.
 
2013-07-06 01:12:32 PM
Prudential.  Like a cock.
 
2013-07-06 01:13:10 PM
I said agreement twice.
 
2013-07-06 01:13:26 PM
As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.
 
2013-07-06 01:13:28 PM

Saborlas: Good. I'm sick of these freaking CONTESTS where people try to out-scream each other.

For my little sisters, it was the primary method of communication with their social circle. Sounded like a room full of teakettles.


Just out of curiosity, I noise dosimitered my daughters once when they were in full scream mode. The reading was past the threshold for pain.
 
2013-07-06 01:13:48 PM
Sorry, folks, the park's closed. The moose out front should have told ya.
 
2013-07-06 01:15:47 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Sorry, folks, the park's closed. The moose out front should have told ya.


www.wearysloth.com

/lol, was just talking about this yesterday
 
2013-07-06 01:17:00 PM

Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.


Where you will be yet another asshat expat Californian complaining about all the stuff in your new home that "isn't like California." While your arrival helps to ruin the very thing you liked about the region you are moving to in the first place .

Signed,

Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona natives who have heard whiny ex-pat Californians for years.
 
2013-07-06 01:20:11 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Sorry, folks, the park's closed. The moose out front should haveof told ya.


/pet peeve
 
2013-07-06 01:20:20 PM

The Flexecutioner: I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Sorry, folks, the park's closed. The moose out front should have told ya.



/lol, was just talking about this yesterday


Thank you both.
 
2013-07-06 01:20:34 PM
Is that place still a dump?  I went there with some friends maybe 10 years ago and I had to recalibrate my ghettometer.  Trash everywhere, run-down buildings, Lil' Romeo was the headliner.  One of the rides extended out over a stagnant pond and the scariest part was that we might get splashed by the water.
 
2013-07-06 01:21:51 PM
Hmm maybe this will be a new thing, instead of planking.....Boreding.  Get a group of kids together on something exciting/dangerous like filling up a roller-coaster,  while its going full tilt record everybody with the most bored expressionless faces as possible.  Like they are riding the bus at 6am.  A whole 90mph out of control coaster with everybody looking like they dont give a half shiat.

Somebody give it a shot.
 
2013-07-06 01:23:59 PM

Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.


If you want to retire and like guns, come to Texas!

The only state in the union that actually tried to pass laws to arrest cops who attempt to enforce overly strict federal gun laws.

Did I mention we have easy going gun laws?

/yee-haw!
 
2013-07-06 01:25:46 PM
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1aK6QAw ) that the shrieks were exceeding the decibel limit agreed upon in a settlement with Prudential Real Estate, which owns adjacent properties.

In other words: Contract law, not government regulation.
 
2013-07-06 01:28:48 PM

FrancoFile: Apparently it is against the law in California to scream too loud on a roller coaster  when you have a noise-abatement agreement with the NIMBYs who live next door.


NIMBYs, eh.

So I'm sure you/the park would be fine with setting up giant speakers and aiming them at the neighbors and blaring Neil Diamond 24-7, right.
 
2013-07-06 01:30:41 PM

Generation_D: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.

Where you will be yet another asshat expat Californian complaining about all the stuff in your new home that "isn't like California." While your arrival helps to ruin the very thing you liked about the region you are moving to in the first place .

Signed,

Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona natives who have heard whiny ex-pat Californians for years.


CA native. I moved to Idaho... and fit in quite well. The only time I complained was the mornings it was below zero... but everybody complained then. I even liked living amongst the hordes of LDS.

Idaho is awesome. Don't live there anymore.

/Potatoes
 
2013-07-06 01:30:45 PM

Generation_D: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.

Where you will be yet another asshat expat Californian complaining about all the stuff in your new home that "isn't like California." While your arrival helps to ruin the very thing you liked about the region you are moving to in the first place .

Signed,

Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona natives who have heard whiny ex-pat Californians for years.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

This guy could be my neighbor. I love California ... but wow do we spawn some ridiculous libertarian douches. Somehow the grass is greener in these theoretical other states where men can live free without the encumbrance of laws, NIMBYS and Obama-Muslim-EPA-communism and where everyone has exactly the same opinions about everything that they do.
 
2013-07-06 01:32:33 PM
KALIFORNIA

www.therichest.org
 
2013-07-06 01:38:40 PM
SSB (stupid story, bro)

I once went down a slide at a water-park and just for the hell of it let out a scream.  I was probably thinking I was Roger Daltrey doing Won't Get Fooled Again, but when I got to the bottom of the slide people were rushing towards me thinking I was hurt or something.

I probably should have been more concerned that they thought people would scream in pain by going down their waterslides than someone just screaming at the fun that park advertised.

I'm pretty sure they're out of business now.  I think a couple of people died there, but that could just be urban legend.

It was a serious WTF moment - they should have signs saying not to scream on roller coasters or water slides.  You might scare the minimum wage workers or children.
 
2013-07-06 01:40:29 PM

gfid: SSB (stupid story, bro)

I once went down a slide at a water-park and just for the hell of it let out a scream.  I was probably thinking I was Roger Daltrey doing Won't Get Fooled Again, but when I got to the bottom of the slide people were rushing towards me thinking I was hurt or something.

I probably should have been more concerned that they thought people would scream in pain by going down their waterslides than someone just screaming at the fun that park advertised.

I'm pretty sure they're out of business now.  I think a couple of people died there, but that could just be urban legend.

It was a serious WTF moment - they should have signs saying not to scream on roller coasters or water slides.  You might scare the minimum wage workers or children.


Roseland?
 
2013-07-06 01:40:55 PM

Satanic_Hamster: FrancoFile: Apparently it is against the law in California to scream too loud on a roller coaster  when you have a noise-abatement agreement with the NIMBYs who live next door.

NIMBYs, eh.

So I'm sure you/the park would be fine with setting up giant speakers and aiming them at the neighbors and blaring Neil Diamond 24-7, right.


That park was built going on 40 years ago... so yeah... NIMBY's.
 
2013-07-06 01:49:01 PM
Say what?

i17.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-06 01:50:14 PM

namegoeshere: gfid: SSB (stupid story, bro)

I once went down a slide at a water-park and just for the hell of it let out a scream.  I was probably thinking I was Roger Daltrey doing Won't Get Fooled Again, but when I got to the bottom of the slide people were rushing towards me thinking I was hurt or something.

I probably should have been more concerned that they thought people would scream in pain by going down their waterslides than someone just screaming at the fun that park advertised.

I'm pretty sure they're out of business now.  I think a couple of people died there, but that could just be urban legend.

It was a serious WTF moment - they should have signs saying not to scream on roller coasters or water slides.  You might scare the minimum wage workers or children.

Roseland?


Or Action Park in NJ?
 
2013-07-06 01:52:06 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: were they using a TI-99/4A??

[t1.gstatic.com image 212x238]


Wha?
 
2013-07-06 01:52:10 PM

A Shambling Mound: No, it is illegal in California to exceed a pre-defined decibel level for an area governed by a sound ordinance or similar agreement agreement.

Subby is an idiot, but not quite as much of an idiot as property owners who bought in next to a theme park expecting peace and quiet.


or as idiotic as the mods who greenlit this crap
 
2013-07-06 01:53:25 PM
Pray 4 Mojo:

CA native. I moved to Idaho... and fit in quite well. The only time I complained was the mornings it was below zero... but everybody complained then. I even liked living amongst the hordes of LDS.

Idaho is awesome. Don't live there anymore.

/Potatoes


I think he did a little too much LDS.
s23.postimg.org
 
2013-07-06 01:55:30 PM

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Jon iz teh kewl: were they using a TI-99/4A??

[t1.gstatic.com image 212x238]

Wha?


"help me" in a robot voice
 
2013-07-06 01:58:08 PM

jtown: Is that place still a dump?


Yes.  Worst theme park i've ever been to
 
2013-07-06 01:59:07 PM

frizzantik: jtown: Is that place still a dump?

Yes.  Worst theme park i've ever been to


t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-06 02:25:35 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: That park was built going on 40 years ago... so yeah... NIMBY's.


Depends on the decibel level.  While I agree with you in principle, being out in the middle of no where doesn't give you perm. noise rights on all your neighbors.
 
2013-07-06 02:30:00 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Pray 4 Mojo: That park was built going on 40 years ago... so yeah... NIMBY's.

Depends on the decibel level.  While I agree with you in principle, being out in the middle of no where doesn't give you perm. noise rights on all your neighbors.


in this particular case it means you'll never have deep enough pockets to challenge the desires of a billion dollar insurance company.  they settled with a caveat.  if i were a betting man i'd say it was because they couldnt afford to keep fighting it.
 
2013-07-06 02:36:09 PM
If they could just find some way to keep the girls and women from screaming on these rides, there'd be no problem with noise. What is it with women and screaming?
 
2013-07-06 02:38:46 PM

Generation_D: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.

Where you will be yet another asshat expat Californian complaining about all the stuff in your new home that "isn't like California." While your arrival helps to ruin the very thing you liked about the region you are moving to in the first place .

Signed,

Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona natives who have heard whiny ex-pat Californians for years.


Newsflash:  the residents of just about every state in the union complain about residents of other states moving to their state and ruining things for the current residents.

Is there really any state where the residents actually want people to move there?
 
2013-07-06 02:43:31 PM

A Shambling Mound: No, it is illegal in California to exceed a pre-defined decibel level for an area governed by a sound ordinance or similar agreement agreement.

Subby is an idiot, but not quite as much of an idiot as property owners who bought in next to a theme park expecting peace and quiet.


Subby is an idiot, so are the people calling the neighbours "NIMBYs". There was an agreement not to exceed a certain decibel level, the park broke this agreement, and they are now in the process of putting up sound barriers that they should have done in the first place. I would love it if anyone blaming the neighbours had to switch places with them for even a week of constant screaming.
 
2013-07-06 02:46:15 PM

orclover: Hmm maybe this will be a new thing, instead of planking.....Boreding.  Get a group of kids together on something exciting/dangerous like filling up a roller-coaster,  while its going full tilt record everybody with the most bored expressionless faces as possible.  Like they are riding the bus at 6am.  A whole 90mph out of control coaster with everybody looking like they dont give a half shiat.

Somebody give it a shot.


This is already a thing:

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-07-06 02:47:09 PM

Dragonflew: A Shambling Mound: No, it is illegal in California to exceed a pre-defined decibel level for an area governed by a sound ordinance or similar agreement agreement.

Subby is an idiot, but not quite as much of an idiot as property owners who bought in next to a theme park expecting peace and quiet.

Subby is an idiot, so are the people calling the neighbours "NIMBYs". There was an agreement not to exceed a certain decibel level, the park broke this agreement, and they are now in the process of putting up sound barriers that they should have done in the first place. I would love it if anyone blaming the neighbours had to switch places with them for even a week of constant screaming.


the agreement was from a settled lawsuit saying as much.  the neighbors are Prudential Real Estate who owns the land around them (but probably not where any of their offices actually are).  so yeah, NIMBYs, imo.
 
2013-07-06 02:48:24 PM
Meh, the same thing happened on the Ghost Rider ride down at Knotts Berry Farm in Southern California. Solution? They put a cover over the top of the first hill. Problem solved.
 
2013-07-06 02:51:50 PM

Generation_D: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.

Where you will be yet another asshat expat Californian complaining about all the stuff in your new home that "isn't like California." While your arrival helps to ruin the very thing you liked about the region you are moving to in the first place .

Signed,

Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona natives who have heard whiny ex-pat Californians for years.


Don't forget the part where he biatches about the juvenile delinquents on his way to the polling place where he'll vote against any kind of school funding.

Arizona was a completely different place when the majority were Arizonans.
 
2013-07-06 03:15:11 PM

FrancoFile: Apparently it is against the law in California to scream too loud on a roller coaster  when you have a noise-abatement agreement with the NIMBYs who live next door.


Nobody lives next to Great America...  The only thing surrounding the park is industrial complexes, the convention center, and nearby hotels.

If they think a few people on a rollercoaster are loud, I can't wait till they finish the new 49ers stadium a couple miles down the road...
 
2013-07-06 03:20:43 PM

Satanic_Hamster: So I'm sure you/the park would be fine with setting up giant speakers and aiming them at the neighbors and blaring Neil Diamond 24-7, right.



I'm guessing you're one of those people who would build a house next to a farm, then sue the farmer because you didn't realize that real farms don't smell like "country fresh scent" Downy?

/If you don't like stink/noise, don't farking build a house next to stink/noise. It's not exactly rocket surgery.
 
2013-07-06 03:27:19 PM

TastyEloi: Generation_D: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.

Where you will be yet another asshat expat Californian complaining about all the stuff in your new home that "isn't like California." While your arrival helps to ruin the very thing you liked about the region you are moving to in the first place .

Signed,

Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona natives who have heard whiny ex-pat Californians for years.

Newsflash:  the residents of just about every state in the union complain about residents of other states moving to their state and ruining things for the current residents.

Is there really any state where the residents actually want people to move there?


The main ones to complain are states that are opposite of Cali. Tha includes every Republican state in the Union (especially in the South). I mean seriously, have you seen some of the laws CA has? You can't even carry a realistic looking WATER pistol.

/their beer sucks too... :)
 
2013-07-06 03:40:48 PM
strangeluck [TotalFark]

Did I mention we have easy going gun laws?
You wish.
*Must pay to get government issued permission slip to exercise your "inalienable rights"
*Signs carry weight
*No OC
*Your police officers have wet dreams about earning their swastika badges.
 
2013-07-06 03:41:16 PM

the ha ha guy: I'm guessing you're one of those people who would build a house next to a farm, then sue the farmer because you didn't realize that real farms don't smell like "country fresh scent" Downy?

/If you don't like stink/noise, don't farking build a house next to stink/noise. It's not exactly rocket surgery.


It must be sad to be this bad at guessing.
 
2013-07-06 04:21:56 PM
However, there's no law against making subby's mom scream too loud.
 
2013-07-06 04:33:15 PM

TastyEloi: Generation_D: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am not surprised one bit.  The laws are absolutely insane here.  If it were not for the decent weather and job opportunities here I would be long gone.  Once I retire I will be off to some state in which the state doesn't attempt to regulate every aspect of my life.

Where you will be yet another asshat expat Californian complaining about all the stuff in your new home that "isn't like California." While your arrival helps to ruin the very thing you liked about the region you are moving to in the first place .

Signed,

Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona natives who have heard whiny ex-pat Californians for years.

Newsflash:  the residents of just about every state in the union complain about residents of other states moving to their state and ruining things for the current residents.

Is there really any state where the residents actually want people to move there?


Nebraska? Don't they have homesteading laws? P,ease move here. We'll give you land!

/In the news today Nebraska issues an apology for being too flat.
 
2013-07-06 04:41:49 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Arizona was a completely different place when the majority were Arizonans.


I lived in AZ for a few years.  I never once met anyone who was born there.  I once met someone who said they were, but they later admitted to being born in California.

Arizona would be a better place if they could keep the immigrants out - and by immigrants, I mean people from Idaho and North Dakota and Wyoming and California.
 
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