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(Newsday)   Texas Giant rollercoaster re-opens after passenger's death. To prevent long lines, they have installed signs warning people with "unique body shapes or sizes" against riding   (newsday.com) divider line 169
    More: Followup, Texas Giant, Six Flags, body shape, wrongful deaths, passengers, North Texas  
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2013-09-14 10:28:58 PM
So they felt "No fat chicks" wasn't politically correct
 
2013-09-14 10:46:02 PM
Hershey Park already has had no fatty signs for years. They even got some poor fat guy to pose for the warning image.
 
2013-09-14 11:10:50 PM
"You must be less than |←       this        →| wide to ride the Texas Giant"
 
2013-09-14 11:30:13 PM
And seat belts. Ever if you fit under the bar, if the belt doesn't go around you then you don't ride.
 
2013-09-14 11:47:33 PM

labman: And seat belts. Ever if you fit under the bar, if the belt doesn't go around you then you don't ride.


If I remember the news story right, that particular ride did not have a belt system. Only the bar.
 
2013-09-15 12:06:32 AM
If they don't want people with unusual body shapes or sizes, why are they in Texas?
 
2013-09-15 12:12:28 AM
Will the park be rechristened Six Flags Action Park?
 
2013-09-15 12:20:44 AM
mimg.ugo.com

"'Unique body shapes or sizes'? Sounds horribly familiar...."
 
2013-09-15 12:35:15 AM
I have a unique body shape/size when I wake up.
 
2013-09-15 12:38:36 AM
Fat old ladies: try knitting instead.
 
2013-09-15 12:39:51 AM

Evelle: [about the balloons he just bought] "These blow up into funny shapes and all?"


Grocer: "Well no... unless round is funny."


livingincinema.com

 
2013-09-15 12:40:16 AM
I'm a rhombus with a toroidal mesocranium.

Can I ride?
 
2013-09-15 12:40:49 AM

AliceBToklasLives: I have a unique body shape/size when I wake up.


Not unique. But wake proud, man. Wake proud.
 
2013-09-15 12:42:03 AM
When you get to the front of the line, they have one final check.

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2013-09-15 12:42:27 AM
Parts of me flap in the breeze. Will the ride attendants let me know if they're of a unique shape or size?
 
2013-09-15 12:42:45 AM
I'll just leave this here for unique body shape.

NSFW and NSFL
http://i.imgur.com/WhPLh10.jpg
NSFW and NSFL

/Nice pussy though
//Yea, its not a live link, so don't care, bartender modster of farkdom.
 
msP [TotalFark]
2013-09-15 12:43:36 AM
I hate that coasters are starting to accommodate fat people at the expense of the people like me who don't think being a disgusting lard is appropriate. At Busch Gardens Tampa I was put in a seat designed for fatties and the restraint barely came close to me. Yea I didn't fall out but I was thrown back and forth uncomfortably because of the "accommodations" for the fat asses.
 
2013-09-15 12:44:48 AM
 
2013-09-15 12:45:09 AM

msP: I hate that coasters are starting to accommodate fat people at the expense of the people like me who don't think being a disgusting lard is appropriate. At Busch Gardens Tampa I was put in a seat designed for fatties and the restraint barely came close to me. Yea I didn't fall out but I was thrown back and forth uncomfortably because of the "accommodations" for the fat asses.


Near-death experience, no extra charge. WIN!
 
2013-09-15 12:46:29 AM
No one needs a rollercoaster.

If we can save just one fat child its all worth it.
 
2013-09-15 12:47:48 AM
All fatties should be required to ride this so we can be rid of their smell and of having to look at them.
 
2013-09-15 12:47:52 AM
Six Flags says its investigation found no mechanical failure on the ride. The park is not required to submit a report to the state on what caused her to fall

Nice to know their secret investigation of themselves found they didn't do anything wrong.
 
2013-09-15 12:49:23 AM
So no giants we be allowed on the Giant rollercoaster?
 
2013-09-15 12:50:37 AM

skinink: Evelle: [about the balloons he just bought] "These blow up into funny shapes and all?"
Grocer: "Well no... unless round is funny."
[livingincinema.com image 570x309]


Like I say, he was funny lookin'. More n' most people even.
 
2013-09-15 12:51:59 AM
Cedar point has had try out seats, and signs warning that larger passengers cannot ride for at least a decade. It always reminded me of a carnival ride where the carny holds a stick up to a child and tells them they are too short every time a fatty is told they are too fat.
 
2013-09-15 12:57:20 AM
They need one of these:
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2013-09-15 12:57:56 AM

ciberido: Let's ask Kumail Nanjiani about roller coasters.


So I rode that once.

It wasn't fun. Tons of padding, and I still got banged around.  Glad I did it once, but never again.
 
2013-09-15 12:58:36 AM
A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.
 
2013-09-15 12:58:56 AM

Sbdolan: Cedar point has had try out seats, and signs warning that larger passengers cannot ride for at least a decade. It always reminded me of a carnival ride where the carny holds a stick up to a child and tells them they are too short every time a fatty is told they are too fat.


That's one of the main reasons I don't ride any rollercoasters anymore.  Another is the fact that I was scared shiatless on the only one I rode...and it was a simple wooden miner RC.  No way I'm goin' on Millennium Force...
 
2013-09-15 12:59:44 AM
Only fat people complain when safety devices that were never designed to accommodate their heft enviably refuse to accommodate their heft.

I remember when I worked at an amusement park as a ride operator in my college years- we'd routinely get McFat-Farks trying to squeeze themselves into these ride harnesses.  And when the damn thing wouldn't close because the lip of the shoulder harness got caught on a double chin, or a stomach, of a roll of arm fat; they'd piss and moan so profusely about "discriminatory park policies" that on a number of occasions I had to call the park police to get them removed from the ride area.

/csb
 
2013-09-15 01:00:29 AM

Intrepid00: Hershey Park already has had no fatty signs for years. They even got some poor fat guy to pose for the warning image.


Disneys California Adventures coaster also has this sign.

/went on it three times today so I'm getting a kick
 
2013-09-15 01:02:49 AM

IlGreven: Sbdolan: Cedar point has had try out seats, and signs warning that larger passengers cannot ride for at least a decade. It always reminded me of a carnival ride where the carny holds a stick up to a child and tells them they are too short every time a fatty is told they are too fat.

That's one of the main reasons I don't ride any rollercoasters anymore.  Another is the fact that I was scared shiatless on the only one I rode...and it was a simple wooden miner RC.  No way I'm goin' on Millennium Force...


Please explain? You dont ride because they pointed out you were large? Or are you scared of carnies?
 
2013-09-15 01:02:50 AM
A lot of people sure are losing their heads over this.

www.killthehydra.com
 
2013-09-15 01:04:24 AM

IlGreven: Sbdolan: Cedar point has had try out seats, and signs warning that larger passengers cannot ride for at least a decade. It always reminded me of a carnival ride where the carny holds a stick up to a child and tells them they are too short every time a fatty is told they are too fat.

That's one of the main reasons I don't ride any rollercoasters anymore.  Another is the fact that I was scared shiatless on the only one I rode...and it was a simple wooden miner RC.  No way I'm goin' on Millennium Force...


Honestly, Millenium Force is better and less scary.

Think of it as the difference between a nice windy (sounds like Whinedy.  Yay stupid English spellings) mountain interstate with a speed limit of 70 on a clear day, and one of those "FARK ME" roads where the speed limit's 25 and you're going 10 because "Fark that shiat".  The first is fun, the second is scary.

Like it's really farking huge, but they designed it so that you don't get bounced around, and in the meantime every hill just takes so farking long that you get time between the hills.  None of that bouncy crap like Blue Streak or Magnum (Oh gods, back half of Magnum just SUCKS.  Like you need the bar to be about 2 clicks above your legs or you'll just get bruises).
 
2013-09-15 01:06:16 AM

phrawgh: A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.


How about instead of us conforming to your unclean and unhealthy lifestyle that costs us overruns and extra health care every year, you put the farking fork down and go outside for a change?
 
2013-09-15 01:06:49 AM
I recently ride an old roller coaster (not sure of the age, but I know Oaks Park is old), and I wish they'd had a demo seat. My knees were so banged up I could barely walk after. I forgot people used to be a bit shorter.
 
2013-09-15 01:07:45 AM
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 1. existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript. 2. having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint. 3. limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia. 4. limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of problems have unique solutions. 5. not typical; unusual: She has a very unique smile.
 
2013-09-15 01:09:51 AM

phrawgh: A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.


Ya know who else came up with a final solution?
 
2013-09-15 01:20:43 AM
unique body shapes or sizes

So no skinny people.
 
2013-09-15 01:22:40 AM
The ride has now been re-named:

The Texas Person of Average Mass and Girth
 
2013-09-15 01:27:37 AM

Fade2black: phrawgh: A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.

How about instead of us conforming to your unclean and unhealthy lifestyle that costs us overruns and extra health care every year, you put the farking fork down and go outside for a change?


I don't believe I would be considered portly at 40+, 6'3" and 210lbs by anyone's standards there Mr. Indignant McSpew
 
2013-09-15 01:36:27 AM
I am a fat smoking alcoholic that farts on airplanes. I don't tip, and cheat at Monopoly.
 
2013-09-15 01:37:34 AM

Fade2black: phrawgh: A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.

How about instead of us conforming to your unclean and unhealthy lifestyle that costs us overruns and extra health care every year, you put the farking fork down and go outside for a change?


Well, SOMEBODY's a very angry boy, I see.
 
2013-09-15 01:38:39 AM

Fade2black: phrawgh: A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.

How about instead of us conforming to your unclean and unhealthy lifestyle that costs us overruns and extra health care every year, you put the farking fork down and go outside for a change?


Where do you think I smoke? Inside? You know how pissed my mom would be?
 
2013-09-15 01:48:39 AM

ciberido: Let's ask Kumail Nanjiani about roller coasters.


I concur with this Pakistani comedian.  The Cyclone in Coney Island is the scariest ride I've ever been on and I've been on a number of scary rides in my almost 54 years of life.  I will never go on that ride again!
 
2013-09-15 01:49:20 AM
 
2013-09-15 01:49:46 AM

phrawgh: A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.


I'd put ridicule on the table but someone would probably eat it.
 
2013-09-15 01:55:07 AM

phrawgh: A lot of fat hate here. I wonder if we will finally come up with a solution for dealing with those who are different and/or those we dislike.


Maybe if you just lost weight we wouldn't care, being chubby is ok, being a disgusting lard ass is not.
 
2013-09-15 01:57:26 AM

alice_600: This tumblr is this UGH!
http://thisisthinprivilege.tumblr.com/


Geez that has to be sarcasm.
 
2013-09-15 02:03:16 AM

steamingpile: alice_600: This tumblr is this UGH!
http://thisisthinprivilege.tumblr.com/

Geez that has to be sarcasm.


It's not there are Fat acceptance conferences relating to feminism now.
 
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