I305 Marathoners

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:56 PM
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http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-436536?hpt=C2

For once.. Im at a loss of words..


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:00 PM
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I meet James while we were at KD. Seems like a nice enough fellow. I see that Danny Biggerstaff was also mentioned in the article.

The reporting was horrendous though.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:00 PM
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Wow. I honestly have no desire to keep riding one coaster over and over and over and over and over again. Not even El Toro.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:01 PM
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James sent me a friend request on Facebook oh-so-long ago, and I've been seeing him update his I-305 stuff. It's a tad hardcore, that's for sure.


Edit: Holy cow, that reporter is God Awful.

Last edited by Raven-Phile, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:02 PM
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:05 PM
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Ive located words:

I guess we have found 2 who arent complaining about

1) restraints
2) grey out
3) Trims

Or if they are.. its very contradictory of the situation.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:18 PM
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DaveStroem said:
The reporting was horrendous though.

Raven-Phile said:
Edit: Holy cow, that reporter is God Awful.

It's that World Coaster News dude (or whatever the hell it's called). I seem to remember that we poked fun at him years ago around here and pissed him off. Funny to see he's still at it.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:32 PM
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Now I don't feel so bad when I go to CWonderland and take a dozen or half dozen rides on behemoth.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:34 PM
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He sounds like a bad intern on midnight local radio.

Okay guys, next up we've got the Crue! Comin' atcha from radio WDKD, this is the Tool Man...


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:43 PM
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tisk tisk.. such haters.. :)


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:29 PM
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Raven-Phile said:


He sounds like a bad intern on midnight local radio.

You're being too kind.

I've kept my opinion of the CWN dude to myself for many years. And I plan to continue. It's one of the few times that 'If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all' keeps ringing in my ears...

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:36 PM
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Intimidator 305, the new coaster for Kings Dominion in 2010, as many of you well know by now, has become so popular in the past month of its operations, that it is drawing coaster enthusiasts, and those who just love this particular coaster.

I could, you know, decide to read, as it were, this entire article, as you well know by now, written and submitted, ever so dutifully, to CNN iReports, and begin to translate, for those drawn coaster enthusiasts, here at Coasterbuzz, who just love this particular Article.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:44 PM
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Ugh, this is why I'll take crappy and slanted "professional" reporting to "citizen journalism" any day. That was awful.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:48 PM
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Well I must admit I stopped the video 1/2 way through and read the text. (which didnt make it better).

For all I know the video ended in a rick roll. :)


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:55 PM

I cracked up at this comment in the chat section.

"I guess this is one way to pass the time when you are unemployed, or between government checks."


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:58 PM
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I was begging for a rick roll halfway through the video.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:41 PM
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I like the reporting. It gives me confidence that I am doing a halfway decent job when I write a news story. ;)


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:11 PM

The one thing I don't like is the comments on the video page. Someone who gets season tickets for a MLB team goes to 81 home games a season if they go to every game, that is 243 hours of watching baseball at an average of 3 hours per game. That wouldn't be seen as abnormal or obsessive but if someone said they spent that much time riding coasters, they would be told to get a life as one of the comments said.

Tekwardo said:
Wow. I honestly have no desire to keep riding one coaster over and over and over and over and over again. Not even El Toro.

Same for me, Nitro is one of my favorite coasters and even then I have never ridden more than 6 times at once or more than 10 or 11 times in 1 day.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:16 AM
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I'm with ya there. I've only marathoned a few coasters, at Cedar point during a photo shoot, and I had a great time. The problem was that I wouldn't have been able to take even one more trip on Magnum (I rode it 13 times in a row), and I had to get off of Mantis a few cycles before everyone else because I was feeling like I was going to hurl (rode it 8 times in a row, iIrc).


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:47 AM
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YoshiFan said:
Someone who gets season tickets for a MLB team goes to 81 home games a season if they go to every game, that is 243 hours of watching baseball at an average of 3 hours per game. That wouldn't be seen as abnormal or obsessive but if someone said they spent that much time riding coasters, they would be told to get a life as one of the comments said.

Not that I care for baseball, but thats a hard comparison. You arent watching the exact same game every time. Nor are you going to the game to say Ive been to x games a year, and let me try and get just 1 more in to hit 305 games..

Im quite sure if someone misses a game or two their "goal" isnt shattered.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:00 AM
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Not to mention, most baseball fans don't have Facebook pages devoted to how much the "GP SUCKS".


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