Friday, June 22, 2007

THIS is how I define unwarranted!



For those who refer to me with euphemisms that evince images of female genitalia, this is why I don't ride roller coasters. On Thursday, at Six Flags Kentucky, a 16 year old girl was riding the Superman Tower of Power, which is a free-fall thrill ride wherein riders are raised 177 feet in the air and dropped. But just before 5pm, a cable snapped and went underneath the car holding the passengers and severed the girl's feet at the ankles.

I'll stick with the tea cups and the bumper cars, thank you very much.

4 comments:

rosebuckle said...

Remember our talk about "context"? With this rationale, how do you ever get in a car. The accidents & fatalities are far greater on the road!
But it's OK Marius, tea cups are fun too!

Marius said...

Ah, but it is far more difficult to live without driving than it is to live without roller coasters.
;-)

Queen Bad Kitty said...

Tomorrow is not promised,
Wihtgar! Live! Live! Live!

Bad shit happens sometimes....
I'd rather rather ride the rollar-
coaster...

Come on...Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

celebhith said...

A long time ago, I read that the reason for amusement parks in general and roller coaster rides specifically is that most people actually LIKE to be scared for a brief moment in time. . . it gives them an adrenalin rush. . .not me. It just scares the shit out of me.

I'm with you on this M. . . I HATE rides that go up and down. . . well, with one exception, but I digress. Give me a ride that goes around in circles any time!