Man dies at six flags great america

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:53 PM

An Andersonville man collapses after riding Superman's ultimate flight at SFGram and later dies at an area hospital.

http://www.edgevillebuzz.com/news/andersonville-man-dies-riding-six...me-coaster


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Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:01 AM

See, somebody went to Great America. Too soon?

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:39 AM

Too easy.


If I were more clever, something funny would be here.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:44 AM
slithernoggin's avatar

One: I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

Two: Did the coaster have any effect in his passing? The article doesn't seem to say.


Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:25 AM

Reports are now saying it had nothing to do with the ride, natural causes.


But then again, what do I know?

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:30 AM

Mulfinator said:

See, somebody went to Great America. Too soon?

I am guessing no TR

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:06 AM
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ShaneDenmark said:

Reports are now saying it had nothing to do with the ride, natural causes.

The first paragraph of the article in the original post mentioned that.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:17 PM

I didn't read it. Apparently neither did slithernoggin.


But then again, what do I know?

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:10 PM
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The article says he collapsed after riding the ride, but doesn't indicate what effect the coaster may have had. Correlation doesn't imply causation.


Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:09 PM
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The coaster may have caused an increase in heart rate, excitation, etc.

But of course you can get the same effects from exercise, sex, or even a scary movie, so the fact that he was on a coaster is irrelevant. The stage was already set.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 10:48 AM
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"The stage was already set." - When the phrase "pre-existing condition" comes up, I generally think that way as well...any strenuous activity or excitement can be the proverbial straw on the camel's back.


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:10 AM
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Mulfinator said:

See, somebody went to Great America. Too soon?

Science has an answer for that.

;)

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:06 AM

slithernoggin said:

One: I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

Two: Did the coaster have any effect in his passing? The article doesn't seem to say.

I did a little bit of research and found an article that mentions him having a heart attack. But again no way of specifically saying if S:UF was the cause of the ailment. And for goodness sakes, people. The man passed away, not more a week ago and you people are making jokes. I hope you dont expect any sympathy from anyone if one of your friends/family members passes away in the near future. Karma has a twisted sense of humor!

http://bestgaychicago.com/2017/09/11/scott-barnes-passing-september-9th-2017/


Are you MAN ENOUGH to ride this ride ?
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:32 AM
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To be fair, humor can be a defensive mechanism to put some space between a person and an event or issue. Gods know I use humor to distance my autistic brain from emotionally sensitive issues all the time.


Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:32 AM

Yeah, I am a very sensitive person, but someone dies or gets injured, and my first thought is how terrible it is. My second thought is usually some sort of twisted joke. It's like that horrifying urge to laugh at a funeral. Funerals are really not funny (well maybe some are...people are weird), but it's like a defense mechanism of a sort.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:37 AM
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Funerals are hard for me. I don't have a lot of empathy, it's something I understand rationally but don't feel. I've walked out of more than one funeral because knowing that I was not "getting" the emotion of the event did make me uncomfortable.

When I die, which at this pace should be next Tuesday, I don't want a funeral. I want people to gather at an amusement park and ride roller coasters, celebrating something I truly enjoyed and, hopefully, my presence in their lives.


Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 11:39 AM
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I go to lots of funerals (being a pastor - just did one yesterday) and laughter is probably a more common response than tears. For whatever reason, we seem to remember the crazy and zany things we do together more and laughing serves as a great defense mechanism to process grief at our own pace rather than all at once.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:41 PM

slithernoggin said:
I don't want a funeral. I want people to gather at an amusement park and ride roller coasters...

If it's all the same to you, I think we'll do both, k?

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Monday, September 18, 2017 7:38 AM
slithernoggin's avatar

I get it. Funerals are for the living, to mourn the death of a loved one*, not for the deceased.

But when you hear that I've passed go to Cedar Point and ride Blue Streak. It's my very favorite coaster. I'd like to know that people I care about are marking my passing doing something I so very much enjoyed.

Gawd, I'm being so morbid here...

* Or in my case, tolerated.


Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx

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Monday, September 18, 2017 11:30 AM

In my case of trying to be funny by adding something about no trip report was a jab at Timber Rider, not the deceased.

Personally, instead of being sad at my funeral, I would rather have people laugh at my funeral. I would prefer people remember the crazy crap we did and hopefully all the times I made them laugh.

Slithernoggin, I would be honored to ride the Blue Streak in remembrance of you. I really get where you are coming from with that sentiment.

Last edited by extremecoasterdad, Monday, September 18, 2017 11:31 AM
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