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(LA Times)   New health risk for fatties: being ejected from amusement rides. Literally.   ( latimes.com) divider line
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2001-09-25 03:32:18 PM  
This is the second fatality at Knott's Berry Farm in less than a month. A 20-year-old woman suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm on the Montezooma's Revenge roller coaster Aug. 31.

I'd call that Montezooma's Revenge alright.
2001-09-25 03:33:29 PM  
No dillys on those rides please...might fall on YOU!

Dilly, dilly, dilly!

2001-09-25 03:38:25 PM  
is that like a FATAPULT????

-he who stacks pork
2001-09-25 03:41:56 PM  
Great, now there'll be lawsuits for discrimination on amusement rides.

Some poor judge will have to determine the difference between FAT, LARGE, HEAVY and BIG BONED.
2001-09-25 03:46:15 PM  
Wow, one more thing that kills fat people. As if heart disease and being a big fat ass wasn't enough.
2001-09-25 03:47:27 PM  
Yuk, yuk, yuk, a fat person died.

I'll have to add a note to my will to have someone post a comment to Fark when I kick off. Let the hilarity ensue.
2001-09-25 03:47:33 PM  
Disneyland has notices posted that say "This ride may not be suitable for all weights and body types"
2001-09-25 03:49:51 PM  
I suggest we chip in and buy tickets for some of our notable obese celebrities we love, i.e. Oprah, Rosanne, Rosey....

Other suggestions?
2001-09-25 03:51:48 PM  
You must be _this_ thin to board this ride.
2001-09-25 03:53:31 PM  
I'm not sure the rides could hold Oprah Rosanne and Rolley O'Donut at the same time.
2001-09-25 03:54:05 PM  
Leopold Porkstacker: LOL!!!! That's the funniest thing I've read all day...
2001-09-25 03:54:59 PM  
LDMF -- other suggestions: Falwell, Limbaugh
2001-09-25 03:57:36 PM  
At the theme park near me, they have these monitors near the rides that show safety procedures. There's a part the says "persons of a large frame (or something) may be asked to leave the ride"
2001-09-25 03:59:00 PM  
New health scare for fatties: Actually BEING an amusement ride.
2001-09-25 04:00:40 PM  
"Look, no hands"
2001-09-25 04:04:26 PM  
I guess we have a new "Yo momma so fat" joke
2001-09-25 04:07:09 PM  
Yo amusement park rider's so fat, her ass looks like two pigs fighting over a milk dud.
2001-09-25 04:14:24 PM  
[image from pasteeaters.com too old to be available]

It is such a shame.
2001-09-25 04:21:30 PM  
"Hang on, Bessie !!!!"

2001-09-25 04:27:56 PM  
this was a 40-year-old mother of five. Fat or not, these children are without a mother. I don't know that we should be cracking jokes about that......

...i don't know. I've been feeling a lot more sensitive about making fun of dead people lately.
2001-09-25 04:28:09 PM  
enough `fattie`jokes asses. Heavy people have feelings too. Goddamn....And shame on the poster too.
2001-09-25 04:35:16 PM  
Seriously, the way I've usually seen it politely worded at works is something like "Due to the design of the safety system on this ride, guests with unusual body proportions may be unable to participate." Or "especially large guests may be unable to ride". (I like the first one better)

Cedar Point (which owns Knott's Berry Farm) even has test seats you can get into without waiting in line.

Intamin AG isn't having a good year with accidents are they...
2001-09-25 04:38:16 PM  
Alright now, you guys know damn well when you come here that there are insensitive people. I can understand ya'lls desire to not make fun of death, but for some people (including myself), I find humor is the best way of dealing with heavy issues. If you find it offensive, then ignore it. No one is going to stop being insensitive, and all you will accomplish is a flame war.

Had to say it...
2001-09-25 04:40:47 PM  
Man, Five kids... I hate to hear that.
I don't know what to say about this.

I had read about a 300+ lb woman who wanted to get special treatment on airplanes because she couldn't fit into a standard economy seat. She sued the Airlines under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2001-09-25 04:44:21 PM  

I hear you. I'm sure a week from now I'll feel the same way. It's just....well, last Thursday I sat in Synagogue and someone who lost her brother at the WTC was sobbing loudly, and I haven't been sleeping too well since.
2001-09-25 04:45:25 PM  
"People with [extra] weight are somewhat fluid,
and their body reshapes

Isn't that from an episode of "The X-Files"?

Reminds me of those toys - I don't know what they're called - that are difficult to hold 'cus you squeeze one end and they ooze out the other. Rather than bars, they should instead use a tightly woven mesh net to restrain fat people.
2001-09-25 04:47:23 PM  
If we can pick on smokers, Christians, ad infinitum and treat them like lepers, then fatties are also on the short list, Tamater. And that name...is that like a big fat beefsteak tamater? Heheheheh!

P.S. You are ALL definetely going to hell!
2001-09-25 04:53:46 PM  
[image from home.light.att.net too old to be available]
In order to accomodate their more ample visitors, Six Flags unveils their newest coaster, "The Bertha"
2001-09-25 04:55:50 PM  
Well yes tamater, we agree that heavy people have feeling also, but we're only making fun of Fatties! Big, huge, obese, fluid fatties!
The merely heavy or big boned may continue to have feelings with our full support.
2001-09-25 04:57:25 PM  
Tuckt26 -- "I find humor is the best way of dealing with heavy issues."

Don't you mean weighty issues?
2001-09-25 05:05:31 PM  
Famous quote, "Fark them if they can't take a joke!"
2001-09-25 05:09:56 PM  
I have to say i heard a momma joke in here, allow me to add another. Yo mama so fat when she was born she gave the hospital stretch marks.

*disclaimer* that wasn't funny
2001-09-25 05:32:03 PM  
heard on BET:

yo mama so fat, she have other smaller fat women orbiting around her!

I recall an early episode of The Practice, in which Camryn Manheim (sp?) was trying a case on behalf of a morbidly obese woman. this woman was suing a carnival because the guy in the dunk tank ridiculed her as a means of drumming up business. CM's character argued that it was high time fat ppl stopped taking abuse; that it's time for fat ppl to say NO MORE!

thought I was gona piss myself I laughed so hard at that - I thought "yeah, and start saying 'no more' at the farking TABLE fatass!!!"

eat to live, do not live to eat. that mantra helped me drop 90lbs, and I did NOT use a diet plan. just watched what I ate because I was sick of being a big pear-shaped, flabby fatass. my best friend almost had to shoot me due to a teen age pact regarding our weight (if I EVER get THAT big...)
2001-09-25 05:41:58 PM  
I've noticed that no one here has decried making fun of fat people because they themselves are fat. This means that Fark is 100% lean.

Oh, and Yo mamma's so fat, a tornado tried to pick up her trailer and got a hernia!

Would it help if I mentioned that yo mamma was in the trailer?
2001-09-25 05:53:37 PM  
appropriate use of the term "literally"
(little gold star pasted on your forehead)
2001-09-25 05:58:09 PM  
I think there is nothing wrong with banning fat people, you can be banned on basis of height (i.e. being a midget or dwarf). Though I am sure there will be lawsuits, which really make me sick. People not wanting to take responsiblity for their actions and blaming others.
2001-09-25 06:14:26 PM  
And if you really think about it, we are only making fun of fat people to urge them through societal pressures to lose weight for their own good. WE ARE SAINTS!
One day we can, together, stamp out fattieness!
2001-09-25 06:16:27 PM  
Nothing whatsoever wrong with banning fat people from situations where it's unsafe for them or others, absolutely--so long as it really is because of safety and not because they're not the "kind of look we're after" (a quote I have actually heard). And when I fly, I either pay for first class or pay for two seats (which normally works, except for the one time this idiot booking agent put them in two different rows). There are implications to having a different size than everyone else. And while I think laughing over someone dying is over the edge, I've got two big complaints over fat jokes.

1. They're boring. Most of them don't go beyond "Don't you get it? He/she is FAT. That's the punch line. Fat. Fat. Why aren't you laughing?"

2. The double standard. Take Eddie Murphy's "Nutty Professor". Wonder how he'd feel if I (click on the name to see a picture of my pale pink face) did a remake where, with makeup to look like a black person, I felt unworthy and unlovable so created a potion to turn myself white and became the life of the party. But, eventually, I learn my lesson and need to love myself and become white one hue at a time.
2001-09-25 06:24:52 PM  
I see fatties go on roller coasters all the time. They must have something else messed up with their bodies. I heard the ones that usually get "fatapulted" usually have a big fat stomach and little bird legs. So it is usually unproportioned fatties that die.
2001-09-25 06:25:52 PM  
No more food stamps for giant bags chips, cases of sugary soda, gallons of ice cream, whole heads of cheeses, slabs of lard-drenched ribs and all of the other fatty goodness of the larder...

until you can fit safely on the amusement park rides.

2001-09-25 06:27:23 PM  
Now you're gettin' it; you can never be too rich, too thin, or too white.
2001-09-25 06:36:35 PM  
When I say "Fatty", I am talkin' about morbid obesity... what my in-laws espy at the mall in Renton WA and refer to as "Dillys", stuffin' their pie holes as they waddle along.
2001-09-25 06:36:43 PM  
People are built according to their own genetic encoding.
Free will comes in when we discuss maintainence of health.
Ishidan (begging your pardon, Ish.) is clearly, from his profile pic, ectomorphic, to use the old term. His best option is probably to get truly big by doing heavy, sumo-style squats, and heavy bench-presses, and by eating big. He will never be slender, but there is a breed of women out there who like big, protective teddy-bears. So it might not matter to him.
2001-09-25 06:38:56 PM  
Being "big" is one thing, stuffin' yer face to the point of dyin' from yer fat is quite another. I'm with Walljasper on this one.
2001-09-25 06:58:31 PM  
Wow! Heavy. I know, I know, too easy. Sorry I had to do it.

Seriously though, it makes me sad to here about her kids. If it saves lives there just going to piss some overweight people off and denie them from riding.
2001-09-25 07:03:18 PM  
If you walk, and then STOP walking, but your body continues to jiggle for x amount of seconds....

You are a FATTY!

Drop the chalupa!
2001-09-25 07:10:46 PM  
Nodhg: "Now you're gettin' it; you can never be too rich, too thin, or too white."

Huh? I think the issue is you need to take care of your health. It has nothing to do with race. Sheesh.

No more nutcake for you!
2001-09-25 07:25:13 PM  
Say what you will about genetics, but the simple fact remains that if you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight, and vice versa. Simple things, like switching to (sorry, I gotta say it) light beer, or diet soda helps. Besides, worry more about body fat % than weight, it's a better indicator of overall health.
2001-09-25 07:43:32 PM  
Five kids.

And that's just the ones she didn't eat.
2001-09-25 08:00:04 PM  
I sure hope her family doesn't think they can sue (I can see another link from Fark now...under Asinine). It was her fault she was so darned fat! No one MADE her eat all those goodies! I'm a bit overweight myself (but not THAT bad) and once this baby is born I'm darn well going to do something about it!

If they can have height restrictions for people's safety, they can darn well have weight restrictions. I understand myself I can't go on rides because I'm pregnant (not that I want to but that's beside the point) because a) I could risk losing my baby and b) they're covering their asses. Understandable.
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