Ironic names...

Saturday, December 9, 2006 1:17 AM
I think X being a 4th-dimension coaster is pretty ironic, considering that x is usually the 1st-dimension (followed by y and then z). I think the ride should be called W.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 1:22 AM
How about building a launched coaster that shuts down for even a small amount of rain and naming it..... Stormrunner!
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 1:55 AM
I'm surprised i haven't seen this yet. When people get off Son of Beast, they end up yelling something that has the same Acronym as it.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 4:06 AM

Incidentalist said:
How about Sidewinder at SFEG? It doesn't wind towards any side. I expect to feel some laterals on a ride called sidewinder.

Lol, thats what I was thinking when I read the topic, and I've always kinda wondered why they would name a coaster that travels basically straight forwards and backwards anything like "Sidewinder"...

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 4:48 AM

SFoGswim said:
I think X being a 4th-dimension coaster is pretty ironic, considering that x is usually the 1st-dimension (followed by y and then z). I think the ride should be called W.

Ah, but the 4th dimension is actually time. So by your logic it should be called 't' :-)

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 9:19 AM

matt. said:

pyrocoasterkid said:
As a rather general and lame example... Racer at PKI and then you don't RACE the other side.... trains dispatched at 2 totally different times..

Just curious, has this been going on for a while consistently? I haven't been in a few years but I don't remember seeing that on a regular basis from like, 1986 to 2001 or so.


It's been pretty consistent over the past 15-20 years IMO. Ever once in a great while you'll get a crew that will come "close" to racing...but a full-blown, head to head race...not to often!

By the way, there's also Parque Espana, a Spanish-themed park over in Japan!

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 10:38 AM
How bizarre. I mean from 1996 to 2001 I was going like 3 or 4 times a year and remember it always racing. Maybe my memory is just fuzzy.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 3:06 PM
Why is it ironic to have a Spanish-themed park anywhere other than in Spain? Some of you seem to have no clue to what "ironic" means.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 3:21 PM
Aw, come on Moosh.. who wants to visit a park that's not themed to their own home land?

I mean, that'd be like putting a park with themes around Mexico, China, Japan, Norway, Canada, Italy, Morocco and England in Florida! How dare they think of something like that??

-Josh

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 4:29 PM
Listening to "Jagged Little Pill" right now. Isn't it ironic that I read this thread just as the song started?

Dontcha think? ;)

-Tina

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 5:15 PM

Antuan said:
Ah, but the 4th dimension is actually time. So by your logic it should be called 't' :-)
Well, there are a lot of different fourth dimensions. In graphics, the fourth dimension of a pixel or texel is its opacity. In programming, the 4th dimension of a 4-D array is usually w.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 7:50 PM
X's name has nothing to do with its production name "Fourth Dimension." X is supposed to represent the ride as the variable "X" for the unknown. It's the perfect name for the ride. Simple, and describes it to anybody who's about to get on it. X: "You have no idea what you're about to experience, even after you get off of it."
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 10:15 PM
Kraxleridah, ---> I was going for a laugh. (Albeit not a big one)

Think of log as another name for S**t. (Believe me I've cleared some trees in my day.)

If the system jams, there is no way to purge, as it has the waste no longer has an exit chute.

Hence the ironic term logjammer as the fecal bacup or backlog of "logs" which leads to another term for a person to be "Full of ..."

It gets less funny if you have to explain it. *** Edited 12/10/2006 3:17:32 AM UTC by Richie Reflux*** *** Edited 12/10/2006 3:19:56 AM UTC by Richie Reflux***

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Sunday, December 10, 2006 12:10 AM
^TMI to the nth degree.

Anyway... Trailblazer doesn't really blaze, though it sometimes trails.

Not a coaster, and maybe not even an ironic name is the kiddie ride at Knoebels called "Spanish Bambini." Since Bambino is the Italian word for child, the ride is the Spanish Italian child. Plus there is nothing Spanish or Italian about the ride-- it's just a random collection of animals and vehicles with policemen and jungle explorers of various ethnicities in the center.

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Friday, December 15, 2006 10:42 PM
Silver Bullet at Knotts Berry Farm is really orange and blue!!!
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Friday, December 15, 2006 10:48 PM
Care to show me where the blue is?

http://www.rcdb.com/ig2536.htm?picture=41

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Friday, December 15, 2006 10:58 PM
The trains are aqua, which is arguably partly-blue.
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Friday, December 15, 2006 11:13 PM

Mamoosh said:
Care to show me where the blue is?

The trains are blue, but in that pic the sky is blue!!

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Friday, December 15, 2006 11:51 PM

PhantomTails said:
The trains are aqua, which is arguably partly-blue.
By that argument, you're saying that a coaster named Silver Bullet should have no colors anywhere that are not silver. Talk about an eyesore.
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Saturday, December 16, 2006 5:03 AM
If actual silver was used, like originally planned, park guests would be blinded on the spot anywhere near the ride from the reflection of the sun's rays. Knott's originally had planned to have silver plating on the ride's trains, but opted not to after mulling over the fact that guests will be flashed in the face everytime the train hits a corkscrew.
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