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June 9th, 2007


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05:25 pm - Oh dear god.
Most every time I ride a Scrambler ride, at one point or another I either think or say "Wouldn't it be cool if you could put like giant markers under each car and make a Spirograph drawing?"

Well, someone's gone and done it with airbrushes instead of markers. It's beautiful to see the ride's pattern come out, isn't it?

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From:ruthling
Date:June 9th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
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that's awesome!
From:mhaille
Date:June 9th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
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That's really cool. (And I just rode the scrambler today, too.)
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From:kissoflife
Date:June 9th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Fan-tas-tic! (Dr. Who Nine) Yay, colors. That's loveliness, that one placed splitting so high along wall and floor there. glee!
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From:mmcirvin
Date:June 10th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
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I usually didn't have the manual dexterity or patience to make a whole Spirograph drawing without letting the gears slip and mess it up somewhere. (But looking backward, I find that my parents let me play with the set when I was remarkably young, considering it was an age when many kids would be in danger of swallowing the little pins.)

Later, they made gadgets that made it easier.
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From:mmcirvin
Date:June 10th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
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...Also, googling for "Spirograph" reveals many fine Java applets.
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 10th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)

"do you want to go backwards? I can't hear you!"

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The Himalaya is known by many names in the wild: Polar Express, Musik Express, Thunder Bolt, ah yes. Mostly the names help denote what model of SPINNING AROUND REALLY FAST RIDE it is: are the little cars mounted freely so they spin out when the ride gets going, or are the seats mounted in the frame so the thing looks like a giant spinner from the Game of Life?

They just took the one at Canobie out. I am sad! It was one of the better Himabolt Express rides around. The Tilt-A-Whirl is one of the few rides that can really get me, and that's mostly due to the fact that once you get it whipping around and the Gs are pressing your head against the seat back, I like to turn my head to the person next to me and go "ISN'T THIS FUNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHR I shouldn't have done that."
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From:mmcirvin
Date:June 10th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)

Re: "do you want to go backwards? I can't hear you!"

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While the Scrambler's no big deal, some of those Tilt-A-Whirl-ish spinning rides are worse for me than roller coasters.

But it's the swinging-boat rides that really distress me (even the ones that don't go all the way over--the ones that do, I can't even contemplate riding), and anything like the Rainbow/Da Vinci's Cradle that involves free-ish fall in that particular way makes me really sick. Even though loop-the-loops and big drops on roller coasters, I can take--that's just good screamy fun. I'm not sure what the distinction is, if it's the speed or the way the g-forces work.
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From:kalibex
Date:June 10th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
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From:thebitterguy
Date:June 10th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
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It's awesome when you get to say "someone's gone and done it". That is a neat little piece of art.
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From:pecosy
Date:June 10th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
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I haven't thought of Spirograph in a long damn time. Theose patterns are so pretty pretty!
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From:dogofthefuture
Date:June 10th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
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This is the fucking awesomest thing I have seen in at least a week.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:June 10th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
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That's cool!
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From:tyopsqueene
Date:June 10th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
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totally ace!
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From:invisibelle
Date:June 10th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
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holy crap, that is awesome.

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