Coaster names used for other things

Tuesday, April 8, 2003 3:32 AM
Since school was cancelled today (thank God), I was wondering if there was a website on my favorite roller coaster, Millennium Force. Well apparently there is a Millennium Force website, but no, not the roller coaster...a sports/nutrition drink!

Another thing that I've seen was when I was browsing around my local grociery store (Farmer Jack, if anyone's heard of it) was the "Magnum XL" brand of condoms. Now I wasn't shmoping around in that isle, but that just kinda caught my attention.

Is there anything anybody's seen here that has a coaster name but is completely not a coaster?
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*** This post was edited by Top Thrill Dragster 4/8/2003 7:36:36 AM ***

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 6:13 AM
Other things names used for coasters....

Sports Teams
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=18401

Cars
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=18428

Later,
EV
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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 6:16 AM
I've seen "Top Thrill Dragster" used as a screen name for this guy :)

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 7:13 AM
LOL! That's too much! Where's the pancake stack? :)

Day off school? TURN OFF THE COMPUTER. It's spring! What about girls? Maybe some day down the road you will actually be able to experience the "Magnum XL"

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*** This post was edited by Peabody 4/8/2003 11:20:35 AM ***

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 7:21 AM
It's 30 degrees where he lives... hardly spring-like weather of the type good for picking up chicks. ;)

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 7:27 AM
I play in a band called Release the Kraken.

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*** This post was edited by chris 4/8/2003 11:28:38 AM ***

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 8:47 AM
Go to an office supply or art supply store. Find the Sanford 4" wide poster marker. Notice its name. <1>

Go on down the aisle. Pick up an oil-based crayon used for making light-colored marks on almost any surface. Again, notice the name. <2>

On an unrelated note...
My computer at home has a 250Mb hard drive. Because ProDOS can only see partitions of 32Mb, it's cut up into pieces. Since ProDOS-8 is limited in the number of volumes it can mount, the drive is cut up into 4 32Mb ProDOS partitions and one 120Mb HFS partition (accessible only from GS/OS). The partition names:
/Gemini (ProDOS, boot volume, 32 Mb)
/Cyclone (ProDOS 32 Mb)
/Tornado (ProDOS 32 Mb)
/Thunderbolt (ProDOS 32 Mb)
:Magnum (HFS 120 Mb)

The master file for the RC Rollback here on CoasterBuzz comes from /Thunderbolt/Almanac/Buzz.dat

The computer across the room from that one has only a 20Mb drive in it, named /Phoenix. That's a computer I rescued from a junk pile and installed a HD in. Pity the HDD controller seems to be dying, flipping certain bits at random...

The two new computers both have boring names at the moment for their HD partitions. The bridge machine has a drive named ":Server" while the fancy new machine just has ":Macintosh HD" (though it is better known as simply "/".) That said, each machine has a network name. The newest machine is known to the network as "Bacon", the server is known as "Traver," and the old GS/OS machine (the one with the five HD partitions) is known to the network as "Miller". If I ever get my LocalTalk cable run to the living room, I think the downstairs machine will need both partition names and a machine name.....

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Retrocomputing geek

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 9:39 AM
there's a snake called a viper ;)

Dawn-contributing nothing of value to coasterbuzz for a few months now.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 9:54 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned American Eagle (Outfitters).

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:01 AM
They named a video game system after Playstation: The Ride.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:07 AM
jimmybob, LOL....thanks!

Our main programmer, who is a fishing *enthusiast*, always enjoys regaling us with seamanship stories of yore about "The Kraken"...and he DOES look a little like chris...hmmmm...

dawn, contributing "nothing of value" is STILL a contribution of sorts...;)

Den....you're just a sick man....:)

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:51 AM
In the city near where I live, there is a B&M Flooring store. I don't really know any others.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:56 AM
The Mamas and the Papa have that song that's a ripoff of the launched intamin at DCA and that band, Aerosmith, used their popularity from RnRC to make a name for themselves.

Don't get me started on that guy who made movies about all the Six Flags cloned inverts and didn't even show footage of the coasters.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 12:21 PM
How about that car line that got it's name from a certain Knott's junior coaster?

There is also Viper car security systems.

Has everyone forgotten M:TR?

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 1:53 PM
A car line named for a Knott's junior coaster? Heck, I have a computer with an operating system named after the same coaster! Somebody else mentioned B&M...you knew they made baked beans, didn't you? Oh, and you know that famout coaster on Surf Ave. in Brooklyn? Do you suppose it might be surrounded by Cyclone fencing?

Then Darien Lake fans won't be happy to hear that I got a letter from the County Sheriff telling me that one of my neighbors (about a block away) is a registered Predator.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 2:00 PM

Den said:
They named a video game system after Playstation: The Ride.

You have it backwards, buddy.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 2:04 PM
Uh - I know. Was attempting this "humor" thing I hear so much about.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 2:24 PM

Ben Nelson said:
In the city near where I live, there is a B&M Flooring store. I don't really know any others.

Don't forget about the B&M brand of baked beans.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 2:33 PM
I was just checking out Trainorders, and did a double take when I saw a post about CP Maggie...

Which translates to Control Point Maggie, a point on the UPRR in Calf.

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