Save The Zippin Pippin

Dont let another classic coaster be lost , please sign the pettition

The Zippin Pippin is the 2nd oldest wooden rollercoaster in the world. Located in Midtown Memphis since 1912, it is also Elvis Presley's favorite ride. Our goal is for the Pipppin to be saved for future generations to enjoy.

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Jeff's avatar

Perhaps you should start a drive to buy it and/or move it instead of a meaningless petition.

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Or maybe he could start a petition to see what kind of support may or may not exist for such a plan. Oh, wait...

Vater's avatar

Have any of these online petitions worked? I'm not trying to be difficult; I'm genuinely curious.

Not really. But I do believe they are a good way to see how many people are behind you.

Vater's avatar

Possibly, but how many of those people are going to donate their time or money once a real effort to save it is started? It's awfully easy to type your name. I could probably start a petition to raise money to buy me a bran muffin at 7-11 and get a few signatures.

Edit: In fact...

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Lord Gonchar's avatar

I'd sign it for you. :)

janfrederick's avatar

I'll send you 37 cents if you reimburse me for postage. ;)

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

If you eat bran, I won't stand THAT CLOSE behind you.

janfrederick's avatar

Aww man...I just sent the muffin petition to my freinds. Maybe this thing will blow up! Someone is going to have the cleanest colon around. ;)

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
eightdotthree's avatar

Why has it been SBNO?

I think the city terminated the lease for the fair... or the park... or something like that.

I signed it. And since when are petitions meaningless? Our founding fathers thought them so important they enshrined our right to the process in the First Amendment of the Constitution.

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Lord Gonchar's avatar

Ensign Smith said:
And since when are petitions meaningless?

Since the rise of the internet and countless 'petition creation' sites where any bozo with a few seconds can create a petition for any 'cause' (even to get a bran muffin) and countless faceless people who normally wouldn't be bothered can sign petitions with false information.

Vater's avatar

Lord Gonchar said:
any bozo with a few seconds

My ears are burning...

Bah, you're just being un-American. ;)

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Lord Gonchar's avatar

Nah. :)

But seriously, big difference in a grassroots, door-to-door campagin to garner signatures to get something done and an online petition.

Go door-to-door and find a couple of thousand people who care enough to sign a "Save the Pippin" petition and I'll pay attention.

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Just to play devil's advocate, you're saying that the value of petitions has steadily declined over the last two centuries as population density increased (making for shorter distances for petition-makers to travel) and as horses were replaced by cars?

Under this logic, when automated telepathy converters (ATCs) move into general use around 2035, the value of petitions will have dropped to zero. (Since you won't even have to click on a mouse -- merely thinking the words 'I'll sign' will do the trick.)

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eightdotthree's avatar

Agreed, this is a local issue.

Vater's avatar

^^But, assuming the telepathy converters can confirm one's identity (am I even having this conversation?), you shouldn't have to worry that of the 4 million signatures on your petition, 3.8 million are bogus. I mean, David Spade apparently supports my cause to clear up my constipation, which is pretty damn cool...and 100% true.

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