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2021-12-03 2:18:22 PM  
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2021-12-03 3:00:38 PM  
A pediatric chiropractor?
 
2021-12-03 3:24:46 PM  
Don't beat your kids. Let gravity do it for you!
 
2021-12-03 3:25:53 PM  
Action Park II: Blunt Trauma Boogaloo.
 
2021-12-03 3:37:06 PM  
What are you talking about?  That slide is a GREAT idea!   I could sit for hours and watch kids go down this thing.
 
2021-12-03 3:42:08 PM  
Needs to be longer.
 
2021-12-03 4:04:42 PM  
Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!
 
2021-12-03 5:17:08 PM  
That looks fun as hell
 
2021-12-03 5:31:09 PM  
We All Float Down Here.

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2021-12-03 5:34:15 PM  
It probably wasn't meant to be installed at such a steep angle. Still seems like a shiatty design anyway.
 
2021-12-03 5:37:41 PM  
At the 1964 World's Fair there was a similar slide, but the curves were more gentle.

The best part was that at the end it went back up a couple feet, and you had enough momentum that it would launch you.
 
2021-12-03 5:38:17 PM  
That's a messed up slide but I still laughed.
 
2021-12-03 5:39:20 PM  

OldRod: Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!


IN MY DAY we were too dumb to roll the Slip N' Slide out onto grass but instead did it on the sidewalk.

/lemme alone, I was only five!
 
2021-12-03 5:39:47 PM  
doesnt look like it can get very hot in the sun unfortunately
 
2021-12-03 5:40:08 PM  
That video made me laff a lot. Sorry/not sorry.

/gonna watch it more
//then get another beer
///then watch it more.... bahahahahah
 
2021-12-03 5:40:28 PM  

OldRod: Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!


The big slide in a park near my house always smelled like rust and pee. Good times
 
2021-12-03 5:40:41 PM  

OldRod: Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!


Yeah. Our favorite neighbor had a real tall metal slide. We had one of those dinky things. We'd bring sheets of waxed paper when we went over to get the slide even faster. Good times.
 
2021-12-03 5:41:01 PM  
Ah the sound

THUNK THUNK
 
2021-12-03 5:41:04 PM  

OldRod: back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!


When the Baltimore City School System got rid of their metal slides, my brother bought a compete set at scrap value and set them up in his yard so his kids got all that fun!
 
2021-12-03 5:41:13 PM  
its funnier because whomever was filming decided to film instead of warn
 
2021-12-03 5:42:29 PM  

C18H27NO3: That's a messed up slide but I still laughed.


I didn't laugh. I am pretty sure I just saw a child's leg snap. 

I don't like seeing others get injured. 

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2021-12-03 5:42:49 PM  

kindms: its funnier because whomever was filming decided to film instead of warn


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2021-12-03 5:43:38 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: What are you talking about?  That slide is a GREAT idea!   I could sit for hours and watch kids go down this thing.


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2021-12-03 5:43:55 PM  

Mega Steve: The big slide in a park near my house always smelled like rust and pee.


In Hamilton Ontario at the old water plant, they have the original steam engine used to supply water to the city.  The flywheels are about 20 feet in diameter.  They had no way to cast a piece that big, so they cast it in sections and peed on them to make them rust together.  170 years later they're still holding.
 
2021-12-03 5:44:17 PM  
That awkward moment when the blueprints get a little scrunched on the table....
 
2021-12-03 5:44:34 PM  
Could I possibly rent your kids or grandkids? I promise to return all their parts with them, minus some wear and tear.
 
2021-12-03 5:45:09 PM  
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2021-12-03 5:45:10 PM  

OldRod: Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!


My maternal grandmother gave us old wax paper sheets for the metal slide to reduce the amount of friction we experienced.

/ also, her BBQ sauce was magic. It could make anything taste good
 
2021-12-03 5:45:14 PM  
Not the slide's fault.  Clearly this child's mass and dimensions have a natural sympathetic resonance to the deviations and deflections of the slide.

There should be a clear sign to that says "PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S MASS AND DIMENSIONS DO NOT HAVE A NATURAL SYMPATHETIC RESONANCE TO THE DEVIATIONS AND DEFLECTIONS OF THE SLIDE."
 
2021-12-03 5:46:14 PM  
Why is this not on the politics tab?
 
2021-12-03 5:46:21 PM  
Isn't the point of the chicane to force the cars to slow down?

So, they're forced to use arm strength instead of mass and gravity to create velocity. That is a good thing.
 
2021-12-03 5:46:34 PM  

mrshowrules: Not the slide's fault.  Clearly this child's mass and dimensions have a natural sympathetic resonance to the deviations and deflections of the slide.

There should be a clear sign to that says "PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S MASS AND DIMENSIONS DO NOT HAVE A NATURAL SYMPATHETIC RESONANCE TO THE DEVIATIONS AND DEFLECTIONS OF THE SLIDE."


No.  That slide only works with hollow children.
 
2021-12-03 5:47:44 PM  

AdrienVeidt: OldRod: Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!

IN MY DAY we were too dumb to roll the Slip N' Slide out onto grass but instead did it on the sidewalk.

/lemme alone, I was only five!


Sure the Slip N' Slide was dangerous but when you are dodging a lawn dart, you take your chances.
 
2021-12-03 5:49:19 PM  
The only thing that would make that better is if it was metal in direct sun.
 
2021-12-03 5:49:43 PM  
Still safer than the one at Action Park:

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2021-12-03 5:51:50 PM  
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2021-12-03 5:51:52 PM  
The plastic slides I was used to had rivets at the bottom to ensure you discharged enough static electricity to jumpstart an F350.
 
2021-12-03 5:51:55 PM  
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Long slide, with curves?  Berkeley did it.  Gentle bends for fun and safety. 

Though, they put up signs, forbidding waxed cardboard, which, of course, gave kids ideas, and lead to injury.
 
2021-12-03 5:51:55 PM  

mrshowrules: AdrienVeidt: OldRod: Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!

IN MY DAY we were too dumb to roll the Slip N' Slide out onto grass but instead did it on the sidewalk.

/lemme alone, I was only five!

Sure the Slip N' Slide was dangerous but when you are dodging a lawn dart, you take your chances.


We used lawn darts to keep the slip n' slide staked in place.
 
2021-12-03 5:52:09 PM  

iheartscotch: OldRod: Bah, these kids today with their plastic slides... back in my day we had metal slides that were more like griddles in the hot summer sun

AND WE LIKED IT!

My maternal grandmother gave us old wax paper sheets for the metal slide to reduce the amount of friction we experienced.

/ also, her BBQ sauce was magic. It could make anything taste good


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2021-12-03 5:55:50 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: mrshowrules: Not the slide's fault.  Clearly this child's mass and dimensions have a natural sympathetic resonance to the deviations and deflections of the slide.

There should be a clear sign to that says "PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S MASS AND DIMENSIONS DO NOT HAVE A NATURAL SYMPATHETIC RESONANCE TO THE DEVIATIONS AND DEFLECTIONS OF THE SLIDE."

No.  That slide only works with hollow children.


Assume a spherical child...
 
2021-12-03 5:57:54 PM  
Watched video, not seeing problem.
 
2021-12-03 5:58:05 PM  
Guess I'm too old to have fun anymore. I thought I was going to see a bad PowerPoint presentation.
 
2021-12-03 5:58:12 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Assume a spherical child...


No, no, no!

You're confusing this with kiddie bowling.
 
2021-12-03 5:58:40 PM  

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Subby, thank you.

I'm laughing so farking hard that my knees are literally weak.  XD
 
2021-12-03 5:59:56 PM  

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Long slide, with curves?  Berkeley did it.  Gentle bends for fun and safety. 

Though, they put up signs, forbidding waxed cardboard, which, of course, gave kids ideas, and lead to injury.



Huh. I was there a couple of years ago. My brother lives in the area. Fun place to take my kids.
 
2021-12-03 6:00:12 PM  

neongoats: Watched video, not seeing problem.


For real. How else will parents dull the sharp knees of their unwed daughter?
 
2021-12-03 6:01:42 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: Noticeably F.A.T.: Assume a spherical child...

No, no, no!

You're confusing this with kiddie bowling.


He's just assuming the child is American - thus spherical.
 
2021-12-03 6:01:42 PM  
Reminds me of the Alpine Slides my friends and I used to ride on in our earlier, stupider youths.

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No helmets, no pads, just concrete and turf and high speed.

Not sure how fast they went. They had a "brake" to control your speed but of course, being younger and stupider, we always go full speed the whole way down. Lots of crashes resulting in nasty cuts and bruises. I'm truly surprised we never broke any bones or gods forbid crippled anyone.
 
2021-12-03 6:02:15 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Action Park II: Blunt Trauma Boogaloo.


First thing I thought of, too.
 
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