Posted Monday, January 8, 2007 8:30 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Jeff, Mike, Greg and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.
Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast
For me, I haven't been to any boardwalks, and I have looked at the rides at that boardwalk, and I don't see why they should preserve. If you interest in something like a Cedar Point, or even a restaurant, you are mad when it closes. If it's something close to you, you would care if it's closing. That's my explanation. I don't care if SFKK closes, but I do care if SFGAm, SFMM, or SFOG closes.
Real news can be found in the UK/Ireland from either national broadcaster; BBC or RTE. In the print media, The Irish Times and The Times would be the respectable works. The Record is, indeed, a broad approximation to the enquirer - complete with porn on page three.
Pat, "How many decisions will be made for you in the name of good, before you just don't make your own decisions anymore."
Isn't that a main plot theme in Demolition man. Salt is against the law. Swearing is against the law. No one shakes hands, kisses, or even has sex anymore. Babies are concieved in labratories. It is a funny movie, but a scary thought.
Sometimes it can be the highlight . . ;)
By the way, LG - do you make your wife call you Gonch? What about the kids and their friends? Billy, this is my dad. You can call him Lord Gonchor. I am laughing even as I type this.
*** This post was edited by CoasterDad64 1/11/2007 4:02:46 PM ***
By the way, LG - do you make your wife call you Gonch?
Only when I'm really good. ;)
OK, so here's the hierarchy:
Blood family (mom, dad, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.) call me Patrick. That privledge ends there and it's creepy if anyone else does.
Longtime friends (those that might as well be family, my wife, her side of the family and such) call me Pat for the most part. Although I do have a couple of old buddies who use Gonch.
Recent friends and internet acquantances know me as Gonch for the most part. (although that time frame spans almost 10 years now)
In more formal or professional situations, I'm Pat.
My kids call me dad, but they are quite familiar with the idea that dad is Lord Gonchar. In fact, my daughter is nine and recently started needing screen names for internet sites and asked if she could use "Princess Gonchar" (how great is that? :) ) My immediate family (wife, kids, parents) all know that Pat is Lord Gonchar. I liken it to famous folks and their 'real life' and 'on stage' personas.
Lord Gonchar worked so much better before I went legit with things and toned down the look to 'classic dad' :) (Lord Gonchar went to BeastBuzz 04 with two chicks and a braided mohawk. Pat showed up last year with the wife and kids.)
As creepy and lame as it sounds, while there may be 98% overlap, Pat and Lord Gonchar don't share 100% of a persona. Depending on the situation, that difference may be more noticable.
When you come to a coaster event, you get Pat under the label of Gonch. (pretty much what you hear on the podcast) Although I do think the Lord Gonchar posts in the forums show a slightly different (more thought-out and confrontational) personality.
Ok, that was too much weird self-analysis. At the very least, I keep it interesting. Call me Sybill. :)
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