B&M Inverted Mini!

Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:42 PM
Standing at a breathe taking 3ft. tall its the B&M Inverted Mini.

I found this and it sounds kind of interesting. Must be some kind of model. But each six flags looks to be ordering one. At a reasonable price of $2.6 million. It would run like a real coaster, just slightly smaller. Quote from site. "Tuesday, February 08, 2005
B&M Introduces Inverted Mini

Following the tremendously positive reaction to Apple's announcement of the new Mac mini low-price computer, famed coaster designers Bollinger & Mabillard announced today a new "Inverted mini" coaster.

"With this, patrons can live the inverted lifestyle in stylish simplicity!" enthused company spokesman Melinda McCloud. "The new Inverted mini stands nearly three feet tall and yet performs as a complete full-course coaster!"

When reporters pointed out to McCloud that the ride appeared to be a hastily-repainted model coaster from Coaster Dynamix, McCloud scoffed and ended the press conference, declaring the Inverted mini to be "everything you wanted, and nothing you don't need. Unless you are over five inches tall. Then you might want to buy a full-scale version."

Six Flags has reportedly ordered one for each of its parks, paying what it deemed to be a "bargain" at $2.3 million per installation." I couldn't get the link to work so I just copied. Note: I did not just type this this is an actuall story. *** Edited 2/14/2005 1:45:47 AM UTC by Corkscrewy***


Here is the link. Not sure if it will work but I have the story above and the link is to prove i'm not making this up :) *** Edited 2/14/2005 1:51:25 AM UTC by Corkscrewy***

Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:44 PM
I don't know what to say... wow.
Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:50 PM
Oh I know I know!

How about "Crap," "Schmutz," "Waste of Space," or maybe "I red iTT 0N thE InT3RnEtss!!!1111 S0 iT |\/|u$t b tRu!!!!111"

Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:53 PM
Hey, I'm just reading what it said. Not sure if its true. Thats the point of bringing these discussions up. You don't know if its true but mabye someone does.
Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:55 PM
Read the other stories on Absolutely Reliable and realize what the site is about... everything is fabricated to be funny.
Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:56 PM
Yeah... I see that now.... man, I feel cool :)

I guess I just got excited. *** Edited 2/14/2005 1:57:22 AM UTC by Corkscrewy***

Sunday, February 13, 2005 9:35 PM
I can see "this" making it to AR now. ;-)
Sunday, February 13, 2005 9:40 PM
I find it funny that not 2 articles up they once again had sent out a warning to everyone that it was a satire site after someone had taken them seriously yet again ;).
Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:49 PM
So you don't think the 3 foot ride height gave the article away?
Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:58 PM
This just proves to me again that everyone should have to pass some sort of a common sense test before being allowed to use the internets.
Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:21 PM
Always scary how many people can't recognize satire. :)

Hell, there's probably people that think The Onion is real...

Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:53 PM
The thing (out of many) that hints (ok, ok.. screams?) that it's fabricated is the mention that it looks like a "hastily-repainted model from Coaster Dynamix". From B&M? I mean, I know they're not [completely ;)] infallible, but they've got a bit more sense than that! :)
Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:53 PM
This seems to happen every week...
Monday, February 14, 2005 12:25 PM
It wouldnt be to bad of an idea for a little kid coaster. Not at all in my opinion.
Monday, February 14, 2005 12:36 PM
just a thought....doesnt the TOS say something about pasting articles on the forums? doesnt that WASTE SPACE???
Monday, February 14, 2005 12:38 PM
Nice copy/paste job! Did you clear it with ARN&R before you posted their story on another site? No? Oh... okay.
Monday, February 14, 2005 1:04 PM
Three foot high AND inverted? Talk about your headbanging.

Of course, what's worse is that things are so bad for SFI that people can actually believe that they'd put one of them in every park.

Monday, February 14, 2005 1:57 PM

tommykvt said:
This just proves to me again that everyone should have to pass some sort of a common sense test before being allowed to use the internets.

And maybe a spelling test, too? ;)

Monday, February 14, 2005 2:08 PM
I coulda sworn this thread was locked before....hmmm....maybe CoasterDynamix has gven up on models and started constructing "small scale RIDES"...;)

I think ARN&R needs to put in their TOS "I agree to comprehend sarcasm and satire before spreading nonsense rumors throughout the internet"...;)

Monday, February 14, 2005 4:23 PM
There are many people who take the Onion seriously.

Reader's Digest ran a letter to the editor several years ago, citing all the kids who had turned to worshipping Satan after reading Harry Potter books. She didn't say she got her facts from the Onion, but she quoted directly from it. RD later ran a story about the mistake.

A Chinese newspaper picked up an Onion story a couple of years ago, about members of Congress demanding better buildings or they'd go on strike (a parody of demanding baseball players). The newspaper never ran a retraction.

I've read several other cases of Onion stories being taken seriously. People are gullible. Just the other day, I got an e-mail from a close relative who insisted that I'd earn up to $20,000 from Bill Gates himself if I would just forward the e-mail to everyone I knew.


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