Stark Raven Mad 2002 - JP Style

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:09 PM

I totally agree NASCAR fans for instance, the male fans are interested in the machinery and the racing, while the female fans are intersted in the drivers.

Maybe we can get the females interested in the designers or famous enthusiasts Like Magnum Dan LOL.

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

*** This post was edited by MagnumForce on 6/5/2002. ***

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:23 PM

I must be one weird female.. haha!

I love sports and keep up to date with a certain rookie NASCAR driver (Ok so my store sponsors him. If I don't know what's going on, I get weird looks.), work in lumber, and I'm intrigued by machinery. If I'm interested in a well known sports figure, it's because of what he did to interest me and not at all about what he looks like. And yes, I even like cars.. to an extent.

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AIM: Pritti Kittie

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:39 PM

WOO HOO A JIMMIE JOHNSON FAN!!!!!!!!!

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 5:56 AM
Jeff's avatar

Well Jess, didn't see you at SRM, but you've got CoasterMania and CoasterBuzzCon to try and make up for it!

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 7:31 AM
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I also beg to differ. I'm a female NASCAR, Formula One and drag racing lover, and NOT just for the drivers. I like to think of myself as a coaster enthusiast.

Unfortunately, Jeff, the reason I haven't hit many of the "events" yet is both monetary and the lack of an enthusiast family. How do you tell a teenager he can't have a birthday party because mom is heading to a coaster event instead? How do you explain to a non-enthusiast why going to a small park 6-7 hours away with "only two coasters" would be FUN?

And most of all, how do you explain to these same non-enthusiasts, that even if it's predicted to thunderstorm all weekend, that an event will still be fun??

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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 8:29 AM

Jeff said:

What do I mean? I mean riding is like seeing the parting of the Red Sea. There is no higher experience you can have as an enthusiast than riding Raven and Legend at night. What's so hard about that to understand?



Looks like someone hasn't been on Superman at Six Flags New England. Therefore, you can be on my "You Suck!" list. ;)

The Legend is fairly close to that anyway, so I won't make an arguement out of it. :)

I don't think that was hard for Nate to understand, but some could find it disrespectful if you though of a coaster as an "idol" which I think is what he was asking. It's ok though.

We do need to see some more girls at these enthusiast events, because they're the ones that really know how to have some fun and I know they help me have a lot of fun. As long as I can come next time, I might be able to get 6 or 7 to come along. I *know* I could get a good 15 to come to CB Con, but I'm still undecided on coming yet. We'll see though...

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Danny
PKI:UNCOVERED!
http://xpp.coasterbuzz.com/pki/uncovered.asp

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 9:29 AM

Jeff said:I thought you were the marketing department.
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Nope...I strictly handle publicity for the park. Oh yeah, and special events. :)

Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 9:51 AM
I'll be at CoasterMania.. Can't go to CoasterBuzzCon due to the fact that I'm not bringing as much home this year as I was last year.. Couldn't go to SRM because without work, I don't get money. I planned my vacation originally to go to CoasterMania and CBCon, but lack of funds made me choose one. Just look for a curly haired chick yelling at a skinny blonde kid (that would be my brother).. But I haven't changed much from my pic.

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AIM: Pritti Kittie

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 11:59 AM
Jeff's avatar In a group of enthusiasts you'll stick out like a sore thumb, I'm sure!

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Jeff - (can you say sausage party?)
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 12:18 PM

After viewing the photo, Uh.....yep, I agree with Jeff.

BTW Jeff, great report. The "religious" term may just be the best way to describe the two coasters at night.....20 more days and I'll make Deacon.

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 1:14 PM
Thanks for the TR Jeff. Having only done HW in the daytime, I truly look foward to next year...
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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 4:57 PM

I see you haven't rode the Beast at night Jeff, if you think legend and raven are religious just wait till CBConn on The Beast. Coming out of the second tunnel into pitch darkness seemingly twice as fast as when you go into it is just unbelievable.

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 8:41 AM

I suck at the people and feelings thing.

I can read people's feelings and know how to make them tick, but I don't care honestly. I dislike the majority of people I meet and don't have any regard for their feelings unless it benefits me somehow.

Then again, what kind of "typical girl" am I?

I was raised playing ice hockey with videogames and computers. I'm my dad's "son" he never had. I know many females like me.

I hate classifying and stereotyping people, and I hate people that do it.

-Natalie
Who enjoyed the sausage party and ignored mostly everyone.

*** This post was edited by AirtimeSROS on 6/6/2002. ***

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 9:51 AM
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But you didn't ignore me and Steph? I'm flattered, I think.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 10:18 AM
Maybe she just finds it "beneficial" to be your friend Jeff? What are you wanting Natalie? She seems like such a sweet girl. ;)

Forgot first time, but excellent TR and I'm glad to whole thing seemed to go pretty well. I'm going to have to agree with MagnumForce on this one and it should be even better this year with the brakes off the first drop!

I had to make a special mention for Boulder Dash as well just because it looks that darn good!

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Danny
PKI:UNCOVERED!
http://xpp.coasterbuzz.com/pki/uncovered.asp

*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 6/6/2002. ***

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 10:27 AM

AirtimeSROS said:
"I hate classifying and stereotyping people, and I hate people that do it. "

Whoa, time out, killer! I wasn't trying to judge anyone, I was just trying to make an objective observation based on my personal data.

Classification is merely the assigment of a single data sample into a defined category. I could classify you as human, female, brown-haired, and as coaster afficianado. I see no wrong in classification as a statistical exercise. We here on CB do it all the time ("Is S:TE a coaster?").

Stereotyping is the act of using the attributes of a group to judge an individual. That's not just wrong, that's communist.

Later,
EV
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We are the Detroit Red Wings. You WILL be defeated. Resistance is futile.

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 12:44 PM
Don't try to bend words with me, okay? Classifying based on easily seen/proven criteria is a completely different matter than classifying people's internal characteristics by those easily seen criteria. THAT is stereotyping people. I do not appreciate the condescension inherent in your reply. By saying in your post that even MOST females as a class are more interested in people and feelings, you're NOT saying something actually observed, as you've not met every single female in the entire world. Maybe the females in your social circle are those types, as you've already said your wife is, so maybe you tend to surround yourself with those who are. However, in MY social circle, most females are the opposite, as I tend to surround myself with people LIKE myself.

Also, I do not believe that those characteristics are INHERENT in females, but taught. Debates of "nature vs. nurture" always go on and on endlessly though, so while I invite you to disagree with me, I do not wish to continue the discussion in this forum, as it is not the correct place.

Putz: I respect you and your wife, and you know it. People I respect are exempt from my disdain until they cause me to disrespect them.

Koaster King: It is not my wish to be perceived as a "sweet girl." Never has been and most likely never will be. So please don't think you are bothering me in the least with your simplistic attempts at humor.

-Natalie
Who's used to people talking down to her...but only because she's short.

EDIT: Also, I hate the Red Wings and the Hurricanes both, but I'd rather see the Stanley Cup down south (which in itself is deplorable) than see the bunch of overpriced swine known as the Detroit Red Wings walk away with it, so GO CANES!

*** This post was edited by AirtimeSROS on 6/6/2002. ***

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 2:09 PM

Crumbs!! Good thing I didn't exhume the old saying "A woman scorned..."

Brian, who says the Carolina Hurricanes will always be the Hartford Whalers to him.

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Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 7:10 PM

john peck said:
"Did anyone else here over-load their Zoombobwee raft as well and get an extremely scary ride?"

Yep, I got in one ride with 4 adults (including myself) and Paula's son John. At one point John went totally airborne with us trying to catch him and get him back in the raft. Poor kid landed almost on my knee. But he's a trooper. Thought it was a blast and a half to go flying, and was still willing to spend a couple of hours cruising around showing me the rest of the park.

Thanks again Paula for letting me borrow your son!

George Burnash


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Sometimes it's up. Sometimes it's down.
But with God, life is one thrill ride that you'll never regret being on.

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Friday, June 7, 2002 10:38 AM
ACEerCG's avatar Awww....I knew you respected me deep down inside, Nat ;o) Either that or you and Jeffy T. were really hurting for other nontypical enthusiasts to hang out with!

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James Draeger
http://draegs.livejournal.com
"Legend is a wooden Jesus"

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