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(ABC Local)   Vortex ride at North Carolina State Fair throws people out instead of sucking people in   (abclocal.go.com) divider line 41
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2013-10-24 11:38:49 PM  
Oh, my God, the video starts with a commercial for the NC State Fair! :O

That is... wow! Talk about bad timing!
 
2013-10-24 11:44:34 PM  
Megamaid has gone from suck to blow.

Film at 11.
 
2013-10-25 12:27:34 AM  
You pay your money, you take your chances.
 
2013-10-25 12:28:04 AM  
Guessing some dipshiat kid pushed the start button while walking past the control box
 
2013-10-25 12:35:31 AM  
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2013-10-25 12:38:21 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Carnival Ride Thread!

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No! fark you! Carnies really just want to kill you.
 
2013-10-25 12:40:06 AM  
So power cut out with its automated time of ride, ride stopped, people start to get off, power cut back in and boom goes the bodies.....
 
2013-10-25 12:40:08 AM  
How duz this heah cent-trug-frugal force wurk? Taint nuthin bout it in the Bible.
 
2013-10-25 12:44:42 AM  
Maybe that's how the ride really works, and we've been getting ripped off this whole time
 
2013-10-25 12:51:15 AM  
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Yeah, I'm shocked (shocked!) that a carnival ride malfunctioned.
 
2013-10-25 12:59:00 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Carnival Ride Thread!
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ahh yes, the zipper... I have still not forgotten the time I decided to get on that thing....
 
2013-10-25 01:21:33 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Carnival Ride Thread!
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Yep.  The Zipper.  Imagine if that had been the cause rather than the Vortex.  They'd have to use dental records to identify the bodies.
 
2013-10-25 01:36:09 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Carnival Ride Thread!
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My favorite until I was about 12 when I started to pay attention to things....like the rusty little pin that is used to secure the door thing that keeps you from certain death. Longest ride ever....and the last time I ever rode it.
 
2013-10-25 01:43:28 AM  

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Sorry. Not into death traps. But, thanks!
 
2013-10-25 02:24:30 AM  
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At full speed.
 
2013-10-25 02:55:51 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Carnival Ride Thread!
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I once got stuck mostly upside down on it for over two hours. Does that make me immortal?
 
2013-10-25 03:34:13 AM  

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I rode this one time in my life. Once. That was enough.
 
2013-10-25 04:03:39 AM  
Sorry, I don't trust carny rides, for the simple fact they are setup and maintained by carnies.
 
2013-10-25 04:06:53 AM  
♪♫
The tide is high but I'm holding on
If I let go, I'm certainly gone
I'm not the kind of girl who wants to die like that
Oh, no  - SPLAT!
 
2013-10-25 06:18:00 AM  
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Wanted for questioning
 
2013-10-25 06:29:03 AM  
http://www.rideaccidents.com for (almost) all your "OMG those things are dangerous" needs.
 
2013-10-25 06:37:39 AM  
It happened around 9:17 p.m. on a ride called the Vortex, which is along on the old midway section behind the Expo Center on the fairgrounds.

The Hell kind of sentence is that? "Which is along on the old midway section"???
 
2013-10-25 07:26:36 AM  
I was at the NC State Fair last night but we left just before this happend. I dont ride the rides at the fair I just go there to eat, which isn't that much safer if you really think about it.
 
2013-10-25 08:00:31 AM  

Walker: It happened around 9:17 p.m. on a ride called the Vortex, which is along on the old midway section behind the Expo Center on the fairgrounds.

The Hell kind of sentence is that? "Which is along on the old midway section"???


Translated from the Southern: It's down at the western end of the old midway.

ObConfusing: three midways nowadays, with the north side of the old racetrack removed and converted to open space.

Suggestion: One midway for kiddie rides, one for the rides you do with your GF, and one for the rides that just might injure/kill you.

Of the three roller coasters at the fair this year, the one up by the Jim Graham Building is the best.

And the smoked ribs up by the World's Smallest Horse are excellent, if a bit pricey.
 
2013-10-25 08:21:39 AM  

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Yeah, I'm shocked (shocked!) that a carnival ride malfunctioned.


Oh, so we're pretty sure that the ride wasn't designed to throw people off?  Can never tell with some of those carnival rides.
 
2013-10-25 08:24:56 AM  
Unfortunately I was one of the victims that died on that ride last night.  Just letting you know, in case you don't see me in this thread again.
 
2013-10-25 08:43:40 AM  

Captain Steroid: Oh, my God, the video starts with a commercial for the NC State Fair! :O

That is... wow! Talk about bad timing!


Noticed that and seriously have to wonder.. what level of stupidity is required to A.) advertise the fair on a tragic news report on the fair and B.) advertise it when it goes on to say it is CLOSED! "Well, hell... come on down, we're closed! But, waste your gas and time anyhow and check out our swell parking lot where you can park your car and look at trash that's accumulated while we're not open!!!! YAAA!!!!!!"

MrHappyRotter: Unfortunately I was one of the victims that died on that ride last night.  Just letting you know, in case you don't see me in this thread again.


Don't worry, I heard Fark, or at least Fark TV, was mandatory in hell, so guessing Fark should still be ok down there, too... so we'll see you again soon.
 
2013-10-25 09:05:59 AM  
There was also a banner ad for the NC State/Florida State game this weekend.  I hope nobody gets killed or seriously injured in that one.

/Go Noles
 
2013-10-25 09:10:31 AM  

Onkel Buck: I was at the NC State Fair last night but we left just before this happend. I dont ride the rides at the fair I just go there to eat, which isn't that much safer if you really think about it.


Wait are you me? I came here to say the exact same thing, including emphasizing I would never ride anything at the State Fair.

I would however eat the lamb schwarma and regret that today.

/was damn chilly last night
 
2013-10-25 09:12:26 AM  

TheMega: Noticed that and seriously have to wonder.. what level of stupidity is required to A.) advertise the fair on a tragic news report on the fair and B.) advertise it when it goes on to say it is CLOSED! "Well, hell... come on down, we're closed! But, waste your gas and time anyhow and check out our swell parking lot where you can park your car and look at trash that's accumulated while we're not open!!!! YAAA!!!!!!"


The fair didn't close, just that section. Except, you know, the usual "fair closes at midnight" thing.

Do you yell at late-night TV ads for car dealerships because the dealership isn't open?
 
2013-10-25 09:22:11 AM  

js34603: Onkel Buck: I was at the NC State Fair last night but we left just before this happend. I dont ride the rides at the fair I just go there to eat, which isn't that much safer if you really think about it.

Wait are you me? I came here to say the exact same thing, including emphasizing I would never ride anything at the State Fair.

I would however eat the lamb schwarma and regret that today.

/was damn chilly last night


You two may have seen each other in the livestock barn.  I heard two guys were arguing for dibs on the same goat.

/don't make me tell your women you were cheating on them again.
 
2013-10-25 10:01:20 AM  
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2013-10-25 10:02:31 AM  

lack of warmth: js34603: Onkel Buck: I was at the NC State Fair last night but we left just before this happend. I dont ride the rides at the fair I just go there to eat, which isn't that much safer if you really think about it.

Wait are you me? I came here to say the exact same thing, including emphasizing I would never ride anything at the State Fair.

I would however eat the lamb schwarma and regret that today.

/was damn chilly last night

You two may have seen each other in the livestock barn.  I heard two guys were arguing for dibs on the same goat.

/don't make me tell your women you were cheating on them again.


That's what you came up with? And you thought that was worth posting?
 
2013-10-25 10:03:28 AM  

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Last time I went to a carnival, we was near that ride and a bolt dropped down and landed near us...

NOPE! Not happening!
 
2013-10-25 10:38:24 AM  

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I went on the zipper once and I threw up. We should make this ride mandatory for girls who think they'd like to have a baby at a young age. Tell them that how they feel after they get off the Zipper is how they're going to feel for 9 months. And after that, they're going to feel worse.
 
2013-10-25 10:45:49 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Carnival Ride Thread!
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ALWAYS smells like vomit!
 
2013-10-25 11:13:48 AM  
Pretty glad I decided not to go to the fair last night.
 
2013-10-25 11:58:17 AM  

JuniorII: ItchyMcDoogle: Carnival Ride Thread!
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ALWAYS smells like vomit!


There is a bar in downtown Charleston SC that always smells like vomit too.
 
2013-10-25 12:00:05 PM  

js34603: Onkel Buck: I was at the NC State Fair last night but we left just before this happend. I dont ride the rides at the fair I just go there to eat, which isn't that much safer if you really think about it.

Wait are you me? I came here to say the exact same thing, including emphasizing I would never ride anything at the State Fair.

I would however eat the lamb schwarma and regret that today.

/was damn chilly last night


Hey maybe you saw me I was wearing the black pullover hoodie
 
2013-10-25 03:53:40 PM  
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2013-10-25 04:15:31 PM  

Captain Steroid: Oh, my God, the video starts with a commercial for the NC State Fair! :O

That is... wow! Talk about bad timing!


CSB: Our local carnival has a ride called "The Spider." Last year, one of the arms broke, throwing four people into the ground and sending them to the hospital. I went out there to check out the damage the next day, and I saw that one of the sponsor's logos that just happened to be on one of those seats was for the local funeral home. So, I was left standing there, laughing at a broken carnival right that just hurt a handful of people.

/The state refused to pass a new law requiring yearly inspections on carnival rides later that year because "small business."
//I'll let you all guess what state would be.
 
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