CoasterBuzz Podcast #146 posted

Posted Monday, June 29, 2009 2:38 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Jeff and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • The Fall Affair at Holiday World promises to be a big deal. Register today! Gonch will be there if others show up.
  • Walt Disney museum on target for fall opening in San Francisco. Gonch wonders what he'd think about the company today.
  • People go to hospital after excess chemicals let into water at Holiday World's Splashin' Safari. Jeff doesn't want to think of the nasty stuff in public swimming areas. Hot tubs are even worse when it comes to genetic filth.
  • Son of Beast closed after another alleged accident. Why did they even bother hanging on to that ride after the last accident?
  • US military helps Iraqis restore amusement park. How important is it culturally to get amusement parks open in a post-war mess?
  • Busch Tampa getting the Sesame Street treatment. Gonch wonders if there's enduring love for the show. Jeff finds Kermit's cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" very disturbing.
  • Six Flags continues marketing agreement with Chrysler, showing cars in 13 parks.
  • Epcot Test Track GM sponsorship in limbo as deadline passes. The boys think GM would be nuts to let go of the deal.
  • Speaking of transportation, Jeff saw a thing History Channel about crumbling infrastructure.
  • Disney strikes a deal with Hong Kong for expansion.
  • PETA unleashes their pain over a dead dolphin at Discovery Cove.
  • Lakeside Cyclone closed until, whenever, to get it ready for 70th anniversary.
  • Saw franchise coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando.
  • Legoland has a contest to hire master builders. Anyone see the Mythbusters episode with the giant Lego ball?
  • More iPhone apps available for ride wait times, but they depend on user participation to be of any use.
  • San Antonio paper says parks aren't reporting accidents and state isn't enforcing reporting according to the law.
  • Twitter is the latest land grab as far as trademark infringement goes.
  • CoasterBuzz Club will be going up in price soon, to $25, after eight years at $20. You can still join or renew today at the old rate. Jeff explains why the increase is coming.

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Monday, June 29, 2009 3:39 PM

For the record, here's the Milk video (no it's not a HansenRoll :) )

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Monday, June 29, 2009 8:11 PM

I remember the milk video from when my son was little. I heard someone screaming "MILK!" for a freakin' week!

I'm almost afraid to watch Kermit...:)

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Monday, June 29, 2009 8:16 PM

Well...that's 4 mins and 25 second of my life I'll never get back. Thanks Gonch.

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Monday, June 29, 2009 8:19 PM

The heart and soul of the Super Dooper (Duper) Looper joke was indeed the delivery! Don't blame me if you can't rock the wit. ;)

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Monday, June 29, 2009 8:26 PM

Why do they make the cows look so menacing in the beginning with the dark music and all? Eek! Oh my God, cows!

The whole segment is creepy. They should use that concept for theHorror Nights at Universal. "Saw" nothing... there's crying babies,menacing cows, and milk, MI-LK, milk.

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Monday, June 29, 2009 11:19 PM

That's what we watched as kids, dammit!

Pansy-ass kids today...hrmph!

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Monday, June 29, 2009 11:32 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

Pansy-ass kids today...hrmph!

No lie, man. Look at what they had to do to get milk back in the day when the baby started crying! Today they would just run to the store and stuff...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:20 AM

That "Milk" clip sure brought back memories!

And Kermit singing "Hurt" was very cool.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:27 PM

HA! Mix two of my favorite things; Muppets and NIN! As disturbing as it is, I can't stop laughing about it!

The milk video was very exciting. I couldn't wait to see if the baby was going to get fed or not...lol.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:39 PM

My take on the milk video

I find the whole thing to be much darker and menacing than I remembered it as a child.

Today, such a big production would never been done for something with such little payoff. The milk video is the true definition of art. :)

When I originally found the video, I put it on my iPod. It's like having a little piece of my childhood in my pocket.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:43 PM
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:22 PM

Upon watching it a second time, I realize that I don't find it creepy at all. I'm either desensitized to creepy, or I am creepy. I do how intense it gets the further along it goes. It makes me feel utterly nervous. It is a little cheesy though.

I agree with you in your Blog about how it can be considered true art. It does seem to haunt me. Thanks for sharing, Gonch. I feel more cultured after viewing it.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:55 PM

Ok, felt a little nostalgia pour over me with the Milk video. Not creepy to me at all, very typical music for one of the live shot shorts for Sesame Street of the early days... I'm now off to see about more deranged Sad Kermit videos, maybe some Alice in Chains?... Thanks for keeping the podcasts interesting by mixing it up a bit! Looking forward to next week's commute!

Last edited by jshorerzd, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:55 PM
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:22 PM

Lord Gonchar said:


Pansy-ass kids today...hrmph!

I agree.. They even started censoring the Count on Sesame Street.

Last edited by ridemcoaster, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:28 PM
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:28 PM

Oh, it goes farther than that! :)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 12:00 AM

Kari Byron gave birth to her daughter this past weekend, according to Grant Imahara's Twitter page.

Stella Ruby born 11:35pm 6/28/09, 42 hours of labor, weight: 8lbs 12oz. Both Kari & baby in good health. #babywatch complete!

Last edited by redman822, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 12:01 AM
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 12:37 AM

Never heard of them. (com'on Jeff. I'd love to put a tongue sticking out face right here.)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 8:10 AM

I haven't seen the Kermit video in a while, but it's very funny stuff. Just the mere mention of it while I was driving to work had me cracking up.

That milk video is indeed disturbing!

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