Coaster in Batmobile Ebay Sale

Friday, June 11, 2004 12:25 AM
Try to ignore the bizarre Batman picture itself, and look in the background. Does anyone know what coaster that might be? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2481664185&category=6168
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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:38 AM
Zippin Pippin at Liberty Land is my guess.
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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:44 AM
I shall venture a guess and say it's the Zippin' Pippin at Libertyland in Memphis, TN. The eBay listing is from Tennessee, after all, and a quick search of wooden coasters in Tennessee on the RCDB produces two currently operating results: that, and Thunderhead.

This picture further convinces me. Though it's at a different angle, it definitely looks like the same turnaround. You can even see the parking lot where the eBay picture was taken off on the bottom right. Plus, notice the stadium-style lighting above the trees on the left side of the picture. Those same style lights appear in the background of the eBay picture as well.

And if I may editorialize for a moment: wow, that picture is just saaaaaaaaaad.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:47 AM
Yeah, Dave, but I so wish I had 8gs to buy my very own batmobile. That'd be sweet!
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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:49 AM
Jeese, Dave! You over analyze. All I did was look at the location! Haha.

-Darth

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:50 AM
I like my own car, personally. Gets me from point A to point B no problem, gets decent gas mileage, runs smooth, cost me $3000 less than the Batmobile, and most importantly, does not have as its primary liability the need to wear those ridiculous costumes! :)

And Darth, it's late, I'm bored...I research. It's what I do when all my friends sign off. Tired ass pansies. ;)

*** Edited 6/11/2004 4:51:21 AM UTC by Nitro Dave***

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:53 AM
I understand about the whole *late* issue. <insert plug for my sig>

Edit: And noticing your sig, I would like to say it's nice to see some other buzzers have some other, and more *cultured* hobbies. Les Mis r0x0rs! ;) *** Edited 6/11/2004 4:56:28 AM UTC by Darth Saambe***

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:58 AM
At this point, the whole house is dead 'cept me. So I can either surf the web or read. And as great a book Les Misérables is, there's only SO much of a 1232-page book you can read in one day...

--Dave (who, in case you care, is up to Part I, Book VI, Javert, page 191...mmm reading :))

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:05 AM
That's why they make musicals!

Do you hear the people sing?

/me swoons.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:13 AM
Well, I WAS fortunate enough to see the musical about six months before it went off Broadway in 2003. But when you start to read the book, you get to see how much had to be removed from the show, and how in-depth and thoughtful Hugo's writing is. Maybe it's just this particular translation, but the story is really easy to follow and really deep -- just LONG, which is why most people won't touch it.

Every so often, though, you hit lines like "Do we ever realize our fondest dreams?" or "Do what we may to shape the mysterious stuff of which our lives are composed, the dark threads of our destiny will always re-emerge," that just make you stop and catch your breath at their beauty and aptitude. It's really quite beautifully written; I'd originally planned to take it up as a project to read over the summer during all my traveling, but it'll probably be done well before I finish traveling in July because it's so good. It's reminding me of all the reasons why I used to, and now do again, love reading.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:27 AM
I saw Les Mis on Broadway three or four times and was quite sad that I couldn't make it once more before the show closed. While I don't doubt Hugo's novel is also incredible, Les Mis was also one of the best musical productions ever staged. It was awesome and inspiring in a way that no book has ever been -- for me, anyway. Song does that to me, though.

Oh, and, uh, roller coasters rock. There should be Javert: The Ride or something. Yep.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:37 AM

Nitro Dave said:
At this point, the whole house is dead 'cept me. So I can either surf the web or read.

House is dead here too. Everyone long asleep.

I just finished a game of Pinball :)

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:55 AM
U.

Suck!

Maybe I'll sneak up to your house and trash your RCTPinball instead of Beast Buzz, now that I can't borrow your kids.....

<insert smiley here>;)</smiley>

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:59 AM
...And we've effectively killed all the 'culture' this thread was exhibiting :)
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Friday, June 11, 2004 9:35 AM
And the unprecedented "double hijack" coup has finally been attained. Damn you, you punks! ;)
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Friday, June 11, 2004 10:35 AM
This thread has gone from the sewers of Gotham (B:TR theming) to the sewers of Paris (Les Mis) and back again!
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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:58 AM
I could never get past the part about the monk and his daily life
I'm all like 'come on, get to where Valjean gets out of Jail'

My name is Jean Valjean
AND I'M Ja-VERT!
Do not forget my naaaaaaame
do not forget me....

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:01 PM
24601!

:)

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:13 PM
25 or 6 to 4!

Oh wait, that's Chicago (the band, not the musical :) )

So are we in agreement that it's Zippin Pippin in the 'Batmobile' photo?

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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:46 PM
Yes, with the car being located in Memphis, TN, I think it's a "fairly safe bet"...;)
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