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(CBC)   Those fair rides are totally safe, said no one ever   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Fail, Halifax Regional Municipality, Tree, Jacob Jolly, English-language films, Branch, summer afternoon Wednesday, Nathan Smithers, Halifax waterfront  
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2021-07-29 8:33:36 PM  
The Star Trooper is perfectly safe. Just stay off of the Weed Whacker Whacky Wheels bumper cars, the Roto Rooter Rocket Flume, and the Block of Flats.
 
2021-07-29 9:26:23 PM  
Never be the first person to ride a ride at the fair. You'll just end up a guinea pig for the carnies to see if they set it up right.
 
2021-07-29 9:44:05 PM  

Confabulat: Never be the first person to ride a ride at the fair. You'll just end up a guinea pig for the carnies to see if they set it up right.


But.....You also might get 'comp'ed for the night!  Free rides!  Boo Ya!
 
2021-07-29 9:45:13 PM  
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2021-07-29 9:46:35 PM  
Those wacky carnies. Or do they call them "quarnies?"
 
2021-07-29 9:47:12 PM  
You mean the meth addict carnies didn't check to make sure it had profiler clearance before they set it up? Well if you can't trust meth head carnies who can you trust!
 
2021-07-29 9:49:24 PM  
FTA: Nathan Smithers, the general manager of East Coast Amusements, said there was an "operator error"

I mean, I guess, the only other possible option was it being operator intentional
 
2021-07-29 9:50:35 PM  
Joly said both he and his girlfriend were cut by the tree branches and have sore necks from whiplash.

Sounds like Joly has an injury lawyer in the family.
 
2021-07-29 9:52:42 PM  

INTERTRON: FTA: Nathan Smithers, the general manager of East Coast Amusements, said there was an "operator error"

I mean, I guess, the only other possible option was it being operator intentional


Things are going to get interesting when they find out the carnival company also had a contract with the city to trim the trees.
 
2021-07-29 9:55:36 PM  

morg: INTERTRON: FTA: Nathan Smithers, the general manager of East Coast Amusements, said there was an "operator error"

I mean, I guess, the only other possible option was it being operator intentional

Things are going to get interesting when they find out the carnival company also had a contract with the city to trim the trees.


or maybe this was the first wave of an Ent uprising
 
2021-07-29 9:55:41 PM  

INTERTRON: FTA: Nathan Smithers, the general manager of East Coast Amusements, said there was an "operator error"

I mean, I guess, the only other possible option was it being operator intentional


More like 'Operator Apathy'

'Meh. Clearance looks good. Fire 'er up.'

/Half a dozen injuries?
//one meth-head carnie is going to get this 'business' sued out of existence.
 
2021-07-29 9:57:09 PM  

Kalyco Jack: You mean the meth addict carnies didn't check to make sure it had profiler clearance before they set it up? Well if you can't trust meth head carnies who can you trust!


Apparently they didn't even give it a single test run, either.  Seems like the kind of thing they'd notice.
 
2021-07-29 9:59:06 PM  

INTERTRON: FTA: Nathan Smithers, the general manager of East Coast Amusements, said there was an "operator error"

I mean, I guess, the only other possible option was it being operator intentional


Release the hounds
 
2021-07-29 9:59:20 PM  
"If the tree branches had been facing in another way someone could have gotten impaled."

Okay but they weren't and nobody was impaled so get over it you drama queen.
 
2021-07-29 10:02:12 PM  

morg: Joly said both he and his girlfriend were cut by the tree branches and have sore necks from whiplash.

Sounds like Joly has an injury lawyer in the family.


There's a cap on soft tissue injury in Canada depending on the province.
Multimillion dollar lawsuits don't happen in Canada for things like that
 
2021-07-29 10:07:38 PM  
Joly said it took a while before any passengers got medical help, as the carnival didn't seem to have first-aid equipment handy.

See? Long wait times. That's what socialized medicine gets you.
 
2021-07-29 10:14:38 PM  

RTOGUY: "If the tree branches had been facing in another way someone could have gotten impaled."

Okay but they weren't and nobody was impaled so get over it you drama queen.


If the tree was made out of swords and knives this could have been a totally different outcome.
 
2021-07-29 10:17:44 PM  

dave0821: morg: Joly said both he and his girlfriend were cut by the tree branches and have sore necks from whiplash.

Sounds like Joly has an injury lawyer in the family.

There's a cap on soft tissue injury in Canada depending on the province.
Multimillion dollar lawsuits don't happen in Canada for things like that


Yep.
Government passed the Saving On Obscene Ridiculous Restitution for Youth Act
 
2021-07-29 10:21:19 PM  

Confabulat: Never be the first person to ride a ride at the fair. You'll just end up a guinea pig for the carnies to see if they set it up right.


You say that, but often times it can take a few dozen runs for the bolt with the missing cotter pin to work its way out.  Personally, I think the risk of death or severe injury just increases the excitement of it all.
 
2021-07-29 11:03:35 PM  
When I was a kid, the ride carnies still had sticks with magnets to collect beneath the Zipper.
 
2021-07-29 11:09:43 PM  
DO YOU WANNA GO FASTER??

(If you don't like what you got why don't you change it?)

ALRIGHT! LETS GO FASTER!!

(Raise a little hell raise a little hell raise a little hell)

/Canadian midway ride experience
 
2021-07-29 11:34:10 PM  
I've driven past shiat like this and have always thought you'd have to have as many loose screws as the ride to even consider going for a ride, let alone paying for one.
 
2021-07-29 11:37:43 PM  
The thrill of cheating death is a key part of the experience.
 
2021-07-29 11:44:39 PM  
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2021-07-29 11:51:35 PM  

Kalyco Jack: You mean the meth addict carnies didn't check


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2021-07-30 12:06:41 AM  
Ernest's Cousin, Billy "Boogie" Worrell
Youtube EimYmcr18Xs
 
2021-07-30 1:40:03 AM  

SumoJeb: RTOGUY: "If the tree branches had been facing in another way someone could have gotten impaled."

Okay but they weren't and nobody was impaled so get over it you drama queen.

If the tree was made out of swords and knives this could have been a totally different outcome.


No, get this--the tree is on fire. 🙂
 
2021-07-30 5:14:06 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: DO YOU WANNA GO FASTER??

(If you don't like what you got why don't you change it?)

ALRIGHT! LETS GO FASTER!!

(Raise a little hell raise a little hell raise a little hell)

/Canadian midway ride experience


This sounds like you've been on the Polar Express.
 
2021-07-30 6:20:39 AM  
Short documentary of the most insane amusement park rides ever imagined:

The Centrifuge Brain Project | A Short Film by Till Nowak
Youtube RVeHxUVkW4w
 
2021-07-30 8:50:12 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [gifimage.net image 400x172]


This time the weed wacks back!
 
2021-07-30 8:51:17 AM  

Zul the Magnificent: SumoJeb: RTOGUY: "If the tree branches had been facing in another way someone could have gotten impaled."

Okay but they weren't and nobody was impaled so get over it you drama queen.

If the tree was made out of swords and knives this could have been a totally different outcome.

No, get this--the tree is on fire. 🙂


That's all? Well maybe for the kiddie-ride version. The adults slather themselves with nitroglycerine first.
 
2021-07-30 9:06:17 AM  
 
2021-07-30 9:40:05 AM  
In all seriousness though when you look at how many people are using the rides there aren't all that many injuries per year. There are things you do every single day that carry more risk than even getting onto a ride assembled in a parking lot by a convicted sex offender and meth addict.
 
2021-07-30 11:09:02 AM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Not a sure thing at amusement parks either:

https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/202​1/07/wonderland-ride-stuck/


Before I even click on that, I'm going to guess...The Bat?
 
2021-07-30 11:10:21 AM  

Literally Addicted: RogueWallEnthusiast: Not a sure thing at amusement parks either:

https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/202​1/07/wonderland-ride-stuck/

Before I even click on that, I'm going to guess...The Bat?


Nope.

That one is new to me. The Bat had loads of problems too.
 
2021-07-30 2:29:05 PM  
Folks, please keep your hands and arms inside the John Denver Experience at all times. There's no sense in trying to unloop at the latch at any time during the ride at the John Denver Experience. Have fun.
 
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