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(CBC)   Teens steal go-karts from amusement park, turn downtown Toronto into a midnight race track   (cbc.ca) divider line 50
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2014-07-16 09:13:54 AM  
I bet Rob Ford is responsible for this.
 
2014-07-16 12:19:15 PM  
Even carjackers are more considerate in Canada...
 
2014-07-16 12:22:07 PM  
I hope they picked up their bananas and turtle shells afterward.
 
2014-07-16 12:23:26 PM  
First

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.

And then:

Police have not yet said if the four young men stole the go-karts or took them for a ride upon finding them.

There's something....not right.....about this.
 
2014-07-16 12:24:48 PM  
Police were equipped with blue shells.
 
2014-07-16 12:25:04 PM  

Loaf's Tray: Even carjackers are more considerate in Canada...


How about FRANCE, then??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytfhzcSF-Y
 
2014-07-16 12:27:55 PM  

Apparently the kids apologized and were released.


/sorry

 
2014-07-16 12:29:47 PM  
These being North American slow-karts rather than actual go-karts, this sorry just got a lot less interesting.

Now with truthiness: "Teens steal go-karts from amusement park, turn cruise downtown Toronto into a midnight race track at a slow jogging pace."
 
2014-07-16 12:31:36 PM  

Savian: First

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.

And then:

Police have not yet said if the four young men stole the go-karts or took them for a ride upon finding them.

There's something....not right.....about this.


Not in dispute is the occurence of the 100cc Flower Cup karting that went on in Toronto. What is undetermined is if the Mario and the gang stole the gokarts, or if there was some other Toadie who did the dirty work.
 
2014-07-16 12:32:03 PM  
Hmmm... I guess this is Canada's Action Park. Was there a brewery at the park as well?
 
2014-07-16 12:32:04 PM  
Canadian lowrider.
 
2014-07-16 12:35:39 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: Not in dispute is the occurence of the 100cc Flower Cup karting that went on in Toronto. What is undetermined is if the Mario and the gang stole the gokarts, or if there was some other Toadie who did the dirty work.


It matters not one lick if they stole them from the kart track or somewhere else. The moment they rode karts that weren't theirs, they stole them wherever they were found.
 
2014-07-16 12:39:02 PM  

Savian: First

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.

And then:

Police have not yet said if the four young men stole the go-karts or took them for a ride upon finding them.

There's something....not right.....about this.


21st Century Journalism.  As long as it passes the spellchecker, it doesn't need to make sense.
 
2014-07-16 12:43:16 PM  
I've never seen a go-kart with a fake steering wheel for the passenger.
 
2014-07-16 12:45:09 PM  

gweilo8888: These being North American slow-karts rather than actual go-karts, this sorry just got a lot less interesting.

Now with truthiness: "Teens steal go-karts from amusement park, turn cruise downtown Toronto into a midnight race track at a slow jogging pace."


I know reading tfa is hard, that or you can jog a marathon on about fourth minuets, impressive
 
2014-07-16 12:45:58 PM  
Forth=fourty
 
2014-07-16 12:46:45 PM  
GTA - Canada!

/stupid... but fun!!!
 
2014-07-16 12:48:16 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I bet Rob Ford is responsible for this.


I doubt it. There's NO WAY he could fit his fat ass into one of those things.
 
2014-07-16 12:50:04 PM  
In Canada, the police have to let you go if you say you're sorry.

Don't believe me? Think I'm making it all up?

Well, that's smart. But how do you explain that Justin Beiber and Rob Ford are still on the lose?
 
2014-07-16 12:50:32 PM  

gweilo8888: StatelyGreekAutomaton: Not in dispute is the occurence of the 100cc Flower Cup karting that went on in Toronto. What is undetermined is if the Mario and the gang stole the gokarts, or if there was some other Toadie who did the dirty work.

It matters not one lick if they stole them from the kart track or somewhere else. The moment they rode karts that weren't theirs, they stole them wherever they were found.


Not sure how the law works in Canada, but that's likely not a correct reading of US law on receiving stolen property. It's legal to possess abandoned property (which is how I disposed of an air conditioner and a table...). If it's a reasonable assumption that the go-karts were abandoned when the drivers found them, they aren't actually guilty of receipt of stolen property or theft of services. Both have a knowing intent requirement.
 
2014-07-16 12:51:29 PM  
Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion:

21st Century Journalism.  As long as it passes pass is the spellchecker, it doesn't dozen need knead to make sense since.

FTFY
 
2014-07-16 12:52:48 PM  
Also, I wish I was a kid again.  I was a great apologizer back in my day - that is evidently a viable escape plan these days.

I so sorry!
 
2014-07-16 12:53:27 PM  
This seems like some kind of opportunity waiting to be exploited.
 
2014-07-16 12:56:54 PM  

Brick-House: GTA - Canada!


It's GTA - GTA!
 
2014-07-16 12:59:44 PM  
Imagine that. The Honda Toronto Indy Car race event is this coming weekend.
Coincidence??
 
2014-07-16 01:03:47 PM  

chitownmike: I know reading tfa is hard, that or you can jog a marathon on about fourth minuets, impressive


Welcome to the internet! You've done very well to find Fark, what with it being your very first day and all.

I know it's confusing, but you're going to learn that sometimes, exaggeration is used for sarcasm, to make a point, or even for comic effect. I know that everything was literal on your Amish farm, and it made so much more sense to you, but that's not how the big, bad world works.

40kmh is slow, as go-karts go (or sometimes, don't). It converts to less than 25mph, and that is likely a claim made by the track owner, who wants the public to believe the karts are faster than they really are.

In the real world, public go-karts on tracks in Europe will typically manage 40mph or so. North American go-karts of the style shown are usually more like 15mph. Proper racing karts might manage up to 160mph.

And yes, I know 15mph is still more than jogging speed, and you're still confused. Don't worry, Rumspringa will be over soon and you can go back to your innocent, sheltered ways.

/with apologies to any real Amish for the sarcasm which, as you know and chitownmike doesn't, was intended for comedic effect
 
2014-07-16 01:09:22 PM  
www.hollywoodreporter.com
wanted for questioning

/do want
 
2014-07-16 01:15:01 PM  

gweilo8888: These being North American slow-karts rather than actual go-karts, this sorry just got a lot less interesting.

Now with truthiness: "Teens steal go-karts from amusement park, turn cruise downtown Toronto into a midnight race track at a slow jogging pace."


There are lots of go-karts in North America that are not limited.  They just aren't at amusement parks.
 
2014-07-16 01:15:43 PM  
Photos of the event found!

www.thenerdmachine.com
 
2014-07-16 01:17:32 PM  

gweilo8888: In the real world, public go-karts on tracks in Europe will typically manage 40mph or so. North American go-karts of the style shown are usually more like 15mph. Proper racing karts might manage up to 160mph.

And yes, I know 15mph is still more than jogging speed, and you're still confused. Don't worry, Rumspringa will be over soon and you can go back to your innocent, sheltered ways.


It's about 3x jogging speed. Just fess up to being wrong.
 
2014-07-16 01:35:18 PM  

Savian: First

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.

And then:

Police have not yet said if the four young men stole the go-karts or took them for a ride upon finding them.

There's something....not right.....about this.


TFA also mentions the idiot kids left their bikes at Poulson Pier, so...they're not bright.
 
2014-07-16 01:49:17 PM  
Did the cops use red shells to stop them?
 
2014-07-16 01:59:10 PM  
Wanted for questioning...
tstoaddicts.files.wordpress.com

//forgive the picture size-only one I could find
 
2014-07-16 02:28:12 PM  

MooseBayou: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion:

21st Century Journalism.  As long as it passes pass p-ass is the spellchecker, it doesn't dozen docent  need knead  nede to make
 sense since cents

¢

FTFY

/ Pet peeve
// rotsky will never die!
 
2014-07-16 02:38:53 PM  
Wanted for questioning:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-16 02:54:50 PM  

Egoy3k: There are lots of go-karts in North America that are not limited.  They just aren't at amusement parks.


There aren't anywhere near as many as there are in Europe (that the public can use straight away and without a license and training.)

Hell, when I lived in England, I was nine miles outside a town with a population just under 110,000, and that was by far the biggest town within an hour's drive. There was a good indoor kart track with fast, evenly-matched karts less than three miles from the center of that town.

Now, living in the USA, I am 12 miles outside a town with a population of over 183,000 just within the city itself, and 850,000 in the metro area. There isn't a single good indoor *or* outdoor kart track anywhere in town; the only kart tracks we have within a 45-minute drive are all the sub-15mph kiddie karts.

I have been able to find precisely one reasonable kart track nearby (but still nowhere near as powerful as the ones I used in England), an outdoor track in a tourist town that's 38 miles and more than an hour's drive from me. They claim to offer 40mph karts -- Sodi RT8s imported from France, as well as slower Sodi GT5s for which they claim 30mph -- but even on the longest straight (which is long enough for them to hit their top speed), their RT8s are actually capable of 25mph at best, and I'd guess the GT5s are more like 18-20mph.

And believe me, I've spent a lot of time looking for better, because I like karts. Are there professional karts and tracks in the US? Yes, but the public can't get on them affordably and without a lot of faffing about -- they're for actual racers. Beyond that, the US is a wasteland for karting, with much of the country offering nothing between the pathetic kiddie karts and the real thing.

This text is now purple: It's about 3x jogging speed. Just fess up to being wrong.


Wow, two Amish people joined Fark on the same day! When is Rumspringa, anyway, guys?

/humans are actually capable of far faster than most US karts, which are limited to sub-15mph. The fastest human on record is Usain Bolt, at 27.44mph. Regular walking speed is more like 3.3-3.4mph, a brisk walk is 4mph, and jogging is defined by some as sub-6mph; long-distance running is 7-8mph.

(So no, it's not three times jogging speed -- it's halfway between three times a brisk walk and a jog, actually. And that's if you are among those who consider that jogging has a set speed, which I don't think most would agree.)

Average human sprinting speed is 12-15mph, so while I was exaggerating for comedic effect, it's not an exaggeration to say that you can run as fast as the typical, pathetic US go-kart. And they're certainly not capable of triple what a jogger would manage, which I would class as somewhere between 6-8mph. It's more like double, and again, I was being somewhat tongue-in-cheek, as well you know.

The real point here is that typical US slow-karts don't even manage half the speed of what's available to the public in other countries, because ermahgerd lawyers and an inability to admit personal responsibility.
 
2014-07-16 03:06:49 PM  

escherblacksmith: MooseBayou: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion:

21st Century Journalism.  As long as it passes pass p-ass is the spellchecker, it doesn't dozen docent  need knead  nede to make
 sense since cents ¢

FTFY

/ Pet peeve
// rotsky will never die!


I guess your entitled to expressing you're one too scents.
coffeeandbean.com


Pet peeves are so comforting.
 
2014-07-16 03:09:01 PM  

Savian: First

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.

And then:

Police have not yet said if the four young men stole the go-karts or took them for a ride upon finding them.

There's something....not right.....about this.


They have not determined if the kids were black or white yet. If black, they stole them. If white, they found them.

photos1.blogger.com
 
2014-07-16 03:10:12 PM  
They'll need to watch for blue shells, then.
 
2014-07-16 03:10:30 PM  
I'm not sure which is worse, youths disrespecting private property and driving dangerously, or the amount of internet butt hurt in this thread.  Lighten up, Francises.
 
2014-07-16 03:47:00 PM  
kartvader
 
2014-07-16 03:55:27 PM  

Dragonflew: Savian: First

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.

And then:

Police have not yet said if the four young men stole the go-karts or took them for a ride upon finding them.

There's something....not right.....about this.

They have not determined if the kids were black or white yet. If black, they stole them. If white, they found them.

[photos1.blogger.com image 671x518]


I don't think there ARE four blacks in Canada...
 
2014-07-16 04:05:35 PM  

gweilo8888: Now, living in the USA, I am 12 miles outside a town with a population of over 183,000 just within the city itself, and 850,000 in the metro area. There isn't a single good indoor *or* outdoor kart track anywhere in town; the only kart tracks we have within a 45-minute drive are all the sub-15mph kiddie karts.


Two things 1) I never meant to imply that they were as common in NA as they are in Europe because they aren't, only that such places do exist.

2)That really really sucks.  My suggestion to you is to get yourself a business loan and open an indoor/outdoor kart track. (outdoor for the really fast karts indoor for steady non weather dependent revenue)  It would seem like that is an untapped market. Also since you are really into karts you'll be doing something you love.

Get yourself a good web developer and software setup so you can post lap times on your website with a share to facebook option. Whoever wins will post it, and you get free advertising every time they do.
 
2014-07-16 04:34:24 PM  

gweilo8888: Hell, when I lived in England, I was nine miles outside a town with a population just under 110,000, and that was by far the biggest town within an hour's drive. There was a good indoor kart track with fast, evenly-matched karts less than three miles from the center of that town.

Now, living in the USA, I am 12 miles outside a town with a population of over 183,000 just within the city itself, and 850,000 in the metro area. There isn't a single good indoor *or* outdoor kart track anywhere in town; the only kart tracks we have within a 45-minute drive are all the sub-15mph kiddie karts.

I have been able to find precisely one reasonable kart track nearby (but still nowhere near as powerful as the ones I used in England), an outdoor track in a tourist town that's 38 miles and more than an hour's drive from me. They claim to offer 40mph karts -- Sodi RT8s imported from France, as well as slower Sodi GT5s for which they claim 30mph -- but even on the longest straight (which is long enough for them to hit their top speed), their RT8s are actually capable of 25mph at best, and I'd guess the GT5s are more like 18-20mph.


Perhaps your inability to find worthwhile tracks in Powell, TN is because you're on the wrong side of Knoxville from Pigeon Forge, which has something like 12 different go-kart places.

So really, you have 12 tracks within 40 miles.
 
2014-07-16 04:53:27 PM  
cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-07-16 05:56:38 PM  
I thought this was an early 2000s movie called "Catch That Kid"
 
2014-07-16 11:14:18 PM  

gweilo8888: StatelyGreekAutomaton: Not in dispute is the occurence of the 100cc Flower Cup karting that went on in Toronto. What is undetermined is if the Mario and the gang stole the gokarts, or if there was some other Toadie who did the dirty work.

It matters not one lick if they stole them from the kart track or somewhere else. The moment they rode karts that weren't theirs, they stole them wherever they were found.


I'm not saying they didn't steal them from wherever they were parked, just that there was logical consistency between the statements.
 
2014-07-17 02:13:18 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-17 07:21:47 AM  
At least no one died. Those kind of races seem to attract psychopaths.

thenewswheel.com

/They seem him rolling, they hating.
 
2014-07-17 10:16:18 AM  

captjc: At least no one died. Those kind of races seem to attract psychopaths.

[thenewswheel.com image 200x170]

/They seem him rolling, they hating.


[Death Stare Intensifies]
 
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