My Parents Won't Go to Busch Gardens

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:47 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^Larry The Cable Guy had a joke about that. :)

As far as Yuengling, we don't get it in WV but everytime I went to PA I used to smuggle a few cases back. ;) It's the BOMB!

-Tina

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:12 AM

coasterqueenTRN said:


It's a good thing Marlboro doesn't have an amusement park! Oh the horror!

*** Edited 5/14/2008 1:48:17 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***


Were you consuming Kraft food products from 1988 until I believe 2005? If so, you helped support Phillip Morris, the makers of Marlboro which also owned Kraft foods.


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

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 8:46 AM
I think the point the parents missed is that Busch is not foremost the name of a beer company, but rather the name of an American family that happens to own a beer company and many other businesses also. Among those businesses are some amusement parks which they also put their name on. The Busch parks are not named after the beer, they are named for the family as is the beer company. Similarly, they put their name on the stadium that their baseball team plays in.

Granted there is some cross promotion of the companies, but no more at the Busch parks than the SeaWorld parks. So to be OK with one and boycott the other makes very little sense. If they feel so strong about alcohol sales that you will boycott all compaies that are affiliated with it's sale then the boycott makes more sense. I wouldn't agree with it, but I could understand the feeling. *** Edited 5/14/2008 1:07:30 PM UTC by depotrat***

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 4:32 PM
Sam Adams is crud.

Brooklyner Weisse... Now that is good beer!!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 4:44 PM
kpjb's avatar Never heard of it... Brooklyn Brown Ale is pretty damn good, though. Same brewery?

I like Sam as a standard beer, but their best brew IMO is Sam Adams Double Bock. That stuff is like a carnival in my mouth.

Also, I don't like anything that ends in the word "light."


Hi

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 4:48 PM
rollergator's avatar

Jeff said:Could be worse, I guess, like in Florida where they wrote a super train into the constitution.

LOL, but without any funding to build said "hi-speed light rail", I highly doubt it's going to construct itself... ;)

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 4:50 PM
> will deliver Yuengling products for the right price.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 4:51 PM
rollergator's avatar

Lord Gonchar said:Seriously, I'm all for people doing whatever the hell they want, but I hate that certain vices are ok, while others aren't. Why can't we enjoy it all in moderation?

Go smoke a bong hit ya hippie....but only a couple of'em. Unless Scotter is home... ;)

P.S. Good to be back, you were all starting to become less annoyed... :)

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:00 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Mmmmm...bong hits. :)

My point exactly. I haven't talked to Scooter for WAY too long.


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:41 PM
matt.'s avatar You guys are smoking tobacco in those bongs, right...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:56 PM
Here in MN they passed the law to ban smoking in all restaurants and bars. And then a bunch of bars around the Twin Cities went under because the patron count dropped too much. Most places improvised an outdoor space out the back door or some detatched shelter to smoke in.

But then a place up in the north woods of the state found a loophole where if there was a performance, like a play that involved someone lighting up in character, there was no problem.

So the bar created a "theater night" where all of the patrons were deemed "actors" and everybody smoked'em if they had'em wearing costumes like a Halloween party. Until they got found out and put all over the local news.

Is it true that Florida bases their smoking laws on the percentage of alcohol vs. food sales? Something like if more than 20% of an establishment's income comes from food, then they cannot allow smoking. I like that idea. Smoking just goes too damn good with drinking!

My poor man Bush Gardens trip is to go to SFStl and then go into town and hit the Budweiser brewery tour for the hospitality room at the end. *** Edited 5/14/2008 9:59:08 PM UTC by WildThingNative***


Thanks for another great season, VF!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:24 PM
Bear, you make up here to NH with a few cases and I'll buy you a ticket to Canobie Lake, It'd be worth it to ride the Yankee Cannonbal...

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:50 PM
At least this is one of the most original threads on here. This one has left me scratching my head.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 6:54 PM

WildThingNative said:


Is it true that Florida bases their smoking laws on the percentage of alcohol vs. food sales? Something like if more than 20% of an establishment's income comes from food, then they cannot allow smoking. I like that idea. Smoking just goes too damn good with drinking!

*** Edited 5/14/2008 9:59:08 PM UTC by WildThingNative***


That would be correct. I think it works out great and all states should adopt this law.


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

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Friday, May 16, 2008 8:32 AM
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WildThingNative said:
Is it true that Florida bases their smoking laws on the percentage of alcohol vs. food sales? Something like if more than 20% of an establishment's income comes from food, then they cannot allow smoking. I like that idea. Smoking just goes too damn good with drinking!

Pittsburgh's proposed law works like this too. Not sure of the percentage though.


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Friday, May 16, 2008 10:30 PM
kpjb's avatar 10% in PA if things don't get changed.

Hi

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6:16 PM
I know the thread pretty much ended, but I wanted to answer a couple of questions. Yes, I'm an old man (34) with kids. Just posted about my parents bc you guys brought it up on the podcast a few weeks ago.

I've made many of the same arguments you guys made, but for some reason they're just set in their ways ... I guess that happens when you get close to 60 or something. One thing I've wondered is if the revenue is really shared, I mean aren't the Busch amusement parks part of Busch Entertainment or something like that? Either way, I don't have a problem with it. (obviously) I go for the atmosphere, the rides, and even the food. CP and SF are hurting themselves IMO by serving such garbage. There's a market for casual family and even upscale dining in amusement parks. BG is the place to go in that department.

Lastly, city smoking bans are ridiculous. If you don't want to work or eat in an establishment that allows smoking, then simply don't work or eat there. The market will decide, no need for big brother government telling us how to live.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:21 PM

Hopman said:
Bear, you make up here to NH with a few cases and I'll buy you a ticket to Canobie Lake, It'd be worth it to ride the Yankee Cannonbal...

I may take you up on that Hopman. Or is it Hops-man? :)

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:09 PM
You know, John McCain's wife is directly connected to the Busch company...

Maybe I should boycott Busch parks for THAT reason...

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