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2013-07-20 12:28:19 AM  
4 votes:
To everything, turn turn tu
2013-07-20 09:25:47 AM  
3 votes:
People say i'm crazy. But i lived here all my life. I ain't scared a no rolly coaster.
2013-07-20 12:21:46 AM  
3 votes:
Arlington residents gather to pay their final respects
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2013-07-20 12:17:41 AM  
3 votes:

Confabulat: about time this got greenlit. I'm fascinated by this stuff. I want more info and now I have to go bike to the liquor store. Rats.


Don't forget the shotgun and the mask.
2013-07-20 01:09:30 PM  
2 votes:
At least she died doing what she loved.
2013-07-20 05:05:44 AM  
2 votes:

SpiderQueenDemon: 3. Our Team Leader had once spotted a 'scared' guest who had come alone, undone his belt and used his knee to prop the bar up when it locked. TL caught this from the guy's facial expression alone, refused the 'clear' and signed to the team from Control to third-check him. The extra "you okay there, buddy?" caused the guest to first panic, then burst into sobs. Turned out the poor guest was suicidal, deep in debt, and his plan had been to kill himself on a coaster so his family would get a settlement from the park.


your Team Leader ruined peoples' lives.  By allowing him to live, he:

A. Prolonged this guy's suffering
B. Prolonged his family's suffering as they have to deal with him
C. Deprived the other guests of an awesome front row view
2013-07-20 12:38:42 AM  
2 votes:

HBK: fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.

Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.

CSB time:

I was drinking in an airport bar when I chatted up a guy who was a "seatbelt expert." His job was to evaluate seatbelts post-crash and offer expert testimony for lawsuits alleging products liability following car crashes. He had all sorts of engineering degrees and whatnot.


You met Tyler Durden!?
2013-07-20 12:18:59 AM  
2 votes:

UsikFark: the victim expressed concern to a park employee that her harness only clicked once when it was lowered into place, unlike the multiple clicks heard when others were strapped in.

"He was basically nonchalant," Brown said. "He was, like, 'As long as you heard it click, you're fine. Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn't feel safe. But they let her still get on the ride."

They're not gonna have Jack Lemmon running a roller coaster.


Too bad about her kid being on the ride next to her when she fell off.  On the bright side, he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags!
2013-07-20 12:15:25 AM  
2 votes:

Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.


Everything's bigger in Texas.
2013-07-20 03:45:49 PM  
1 votes:
i39.tinypic.com
2013-07-20 03:32:41 PM  
1 votes:

TOSViolation: jst3p: Well, there is a good chance that she was a young earth creationist pro-lifer. Let's be positive her.

At least we all know there is a 100% chance you're an idiot.


You see, here.  Here is everything wrong with the internet.  Sure, we can ignore the Grammar Nazis' constant cries for attention here and there.  But this...this is just something.  No one has ever confused "here" for "her."  They know it, I know it, you know it.  The odds of this being a typo are damn near 100%, yet you use this as evidence of someone's stupidity.  This says way more about you than it does about the person who had the gall to not push down that last "e" on the keyboard quite enough.
2013-07-20 01:23:49 PM  
1 votes:

Psycoholic_Slag: At least she died doing what she loved.


Screaming?
2013-07-20 10:25:44 AM  
1 votes:
On the plus side, if you were planning on visiting a roller coaster park this week I'm willing to bet that attendance will be a little less than normal.
2013-07-20 10:05:54 AM  
1 votes:

Saberus Terras: FizixJunkee: SpiderQueenDemon: and like five Chessmen a week.

What's a Chessman?

Look further up in the comments, Pawns, Bishops, Knights, and Rooks are discussed, Kings and Queens are left ambiguous.

Tell us what the Kings and Queens are, pretty please?  We're grown Farkers, we can take it.



Gooble gobble one of us one of us.
2013-07-20 09:37:32 AM  
1 votes:

EmmaLou: I am deathly afraid of rollercoasters (well, any rides really) and this is one if the reasons why. I'll happily hold the coats and bags while everyone gets a go on the death traps though.


On average, 1,200,000 people die in car accidents every year, compared to two in roller coaster accidents. If you're deathly afraid of roller coasters, I can't even begin to imagine your fear of cars.
2013-07-20 09:17:59 AM  
1 votes:

KellyKellyKelly: Just a couple posts before the victim was blamed.  Awesome work as always, Fark.


A "victim" would be someone who was attacked by a roller coaster. She bought a ticket.
2013-07-20 09:05:37 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder if the mishap happened before or after the souvenir photo was taken.
2013-07-20 07:51:39 AM  
1 votes:

derpy: wildcardjack: 12 bed infirmary in the park.

That's for heat stroke and the like.


Yeah, be more worried when they put in an operating room with a trauma team.

Or let funeral parlors advertise.
2013-07-20 06:44:47 AM  
1 votes:

SpiderQueenDemon: Bathysphere: What's a chessmen?

In ride-op slang, Chessmen are guests with something weird that you need to check, because Chess and Checkers. (I know. It's weird.)

And we used chess-piece names to identify which was which, so guests wouldn't overhear and freak. Pawns were kids who were too short or too terrified and whose parents still wanted to try and yank them on. Bishops were people who got on a coaster all serious and then had effing hysterics, calling on Jesus to save them and generally freaking out. Knights were line-jumpers, Rooks were people who'd try to buddy up to us and get us to let them go twice in a row, and so forth. You don't want to know what Queen and King were. Really.


Also, the thumbs-up sign you see for Clear (Clear meaning 'train can go,') is just the tip of the coaster-sign iceberg. There are ride-ops who can have whole conversations in coaster-sign, depending on how good one's TL and ATL were, the nature of the ride and whether or not it was the sort of ride you might need a lot of signs for. Every roller coaster uses High Clear (thumbs up and hand higher than one's head; Low Clear is the same sign at shoulder height or lower, used for 'yes' or 'okay' other than sending trains,) Hold (one hand in fist, other hand gripping own wrist, means 'stop NOW!') and Cross (wrists crossed above head, means 'I wish to cross from one side of the platform to the other,' you give the sign, Control makes eye contact and gives Low Clear, you cross and then return Low Clear once you're literally clear of the gap, like a salute,) but if you have a loud wooden coaster with multiple Safeties and a 48" or 54" height limit, you can have as many as twenty-one unique signs.


It was possible, on our team, to warn Control that 'The guest in Row 2-2 is trying to drag a clearly incapable kid on the ride,' with one hand. You just signed 'Chessman, Pawn, Two, Two.' and Control understood and could direct the closest person accordingly or even get Security if there was a need for it. We had a guy try to sneak a camcorder on the ride and the whole team knew about it before he set foot on the platform, just from the kids at Entrance and Height Check passing the word in coaster-sign.

There was a whole unique culture in the park that I'd be shocked if Corporate was aware of.


What I assumed chessmen meant:

http://xkcd.com/chesscoaster/
2013-07-20 03:43:19 AM  
1 votes:
I always do my best to wriggle out of restaints on roller coasters. Once I was tripping on acid and we were stuck on the incline to the Montu and it started pouring rain which is essentially like having a hose in your face in Central Florida in the summertime. So we were stuck for like an hour and i kept trying to escape, tripping mad balls all the meantime and spitting water.

I was halfway out and the damn thing started moving and I realized OMG WTF I just about became a Fark headline!

/next time
2013-07-20 03:37:55 AM  
1 votes:

jst3p: TOSViolation: jst3p: Well, there is a good chance that she was a young earth creationist pro-lifer. Let's be positive her.

At least we all know there is a 100% chance you're an idiot.

You are bad at math, there is some degree of chance that it is a simple typo. Are you from Texas? I hear math and cognitive reasoning aren't real big there.


You think it's because of the typo?

How adorable. Bless your little idiot heart.
2013-07-20 02:53:59 AM  
1 votes:
Congratulations, son. You're the new owner of an amusement park.
2013-07-20 02:24:58 AM  
1 votes:

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: UsikFark: the victim expressed concern to a park employee that her harness only clicked once when it was lowered into place, unlike the multiple clicks heard when others were strapped in.

"He was basically nonchalant," Brown said. "He was, like, 'As long as you heard it click, you're fine. Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn't feel safe. But they let her still get on the ride."

They're not gonna have Jack Lemmon running a roller coaster.

Too bad about her kid being on the ride next to her when she fell off.  On the bright side, he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags!


She died doing what she loved.
2013-07-20 01:31:58 AM  
1 votes:

derpy: Confabulat: and i'm really shocked that 16 year old minimum wage workers might not be the best people to trust with my life?

amusement park workers are paid less than minimum wage.

They get the same "seasonal" minimum that migrant farm workers do.  Think about THAT.


The migrant workers would keep that crap safe to avoid dealing with LEOs, and would be easier to understand than mumbling teens.
2013-07-20 01:24:37 AM  
1 votes:
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She sounds fat.
2013-07-20 01:23:14 AM  
1 votes:
When I read this I thought of that scene in "The House on Haunted Hill" (remake) where the roller coaster ejects a car full of mannequins in front of the riders right before they go through that same curve for effect.  If anyone on the Six Flags coaster saw it happen I would imagine there were some people in desperate need of clean underwear after that ride.
2013-07-20 12:55:17 AM  
1 votes:

HBK: Shyla: HBK: fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.

Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.

CSB time:

I was drinking in an airport bar when I chatted up a guy who was a "seatbelt expert." His job was to evaluate seatbelts post-crash and offer expert testimony for lawsuits alleging products liability following car crashes. He had all sorts of engineering degrees and whatnot.

You met Tyler Durden!?

I have no idea what you're talking about, sir.


You said you'd say that. Hold him down!
2013-07-20 12:39:57 AM  
1 votes:

Heard one "Squaaaaack!". Wasn't okay.


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2013-07-20 12:37:10 AM  
1 votes:
Another death that could have been avoided with a generous usage of duct tape....
2013-07-20 12:33:48 AM  
1 votes:

Earpj: According to the comments with the article, this one doesn't click. It's hydraulic.
I've not been on it, so I don't know.
Also, it says the kid was in front of her, so at least he didn't see it happen.


If the ride is any good, he should of looped around her at least once. Poor kid got screwed twice that day.
2013-07-20 12:31:26 AM  
1 votes:
It's weird to me that someone invented the roller coaster. And they must have been around a long time because Buddy Holly sang about it. So race mixing didn't make sense, but crazy fast twisty fall nowhere ride did.
2013-07-20 12:30:48 AM  
1 votes:

BDubPress: Rick Perry has some creative scare tactics.


You don't think New York did this, do you?
2013-07-20 12:28:38 AM  
1 votes:

gweilo8888: HempHead: Six Flags just emerged from bankruptcy...not a lot of cash in that company.

...which is why he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags.


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2013-07-20 12:22:43 AM  
1 votes:
You must be this wide to get on this ride...
2013-07-20 12:21:15 AM  
1 votes:
"Brown said the victim's young son was riding with his mother."
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2013-07-20 12:16:16 AM  
1 votes:
and i'm really shocked that 16 year old minimum wage workers might not be the best people to trust with my life?
 
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