Stupid is that stupid does (not to smart person)

Tuesday, September 2, 2003 11:53 AM
A woman got injured when she went into park after hours to retrive a friends cell phone and fell injuring her back.

http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=1424200&nav=3YeXHkkE

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Army Rangers lead the way

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:04 PM
.... its a cell phone. NOT worth risking your life over.

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http://www.eightdotthree.net

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:09 PM
Don't you make sure you have all your belongings before you leave a ride, and in essence the park as well? Must've been a pretty darn expensive cell phone to go back for it.

Breaking your back has got to hurt. Too bad the hospital bill is going to be much more than replacing the phone :(.

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"You're afraid of heights, but you love roller coasters...yep, you're weird alright."
A friend's response to my constant yelling at the top of Power Tower. And I'll ride it again and again...:)
*** This post was edited by ThunderStorm 9/2/2003 4:11:40 PM ***

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:13 PM
Looking for a cell phone...on a rollercoaster? Smooth.

Edit: I forgot that she could have been in the station.

And to think that she isn't going to get a Darwin Award.

--Ryan

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"I don't like anyone's balls to roll..." - Koaster King
*** This post was edited by Legend_n_Raven 9/2/2003 4:15:58 PM ***

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:13 PM
The article sttd:

(She wasn't arrested. Friends in Brookfield are organizing dinner drive to help take care of the woman as she recovers.)

There organizing a dinner drive! If i do something stupid and outright dumb I wonder if someone will organize a dinner drive for me? (probably not!)


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Your Park only has 1 good coaster! That's too bad!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:27 PM

eightdotthree said:
.... its a cell phone. NOT worth risking your life over.

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http://www.eightdotthree.net


Oddly enough, alot of people do NOT realize this. During park operation, I've seen people that were willing to, and in a few cases have, jump fences into restricted ride areas while the ride is in motion to retrieve there precious little hats that they wore on a ride that goes 50+ mph.

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-Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?-

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:50 PM
(not to smart person)

Oh, the irony.

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 1:09 PM
There must have been some pretty important numbers saved in that phone to not wait for the park to open the next day and check lost and found.

I wonder how long it will take some scumbag, leech of a lawyer to pick this up and try to sue the park for her trespassing after hours and getting injured.

Stupid people shouldn't breed!

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Signature will be closed today. Sorry for the inconveinance.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 1:25 PM
Den sorry for not being able to fit the whole title in there, next time I will check with you to make sure its OK smartA$$.

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Army Rangers lead the way

*** This post was edited by supermandl34 9/2/2003 5:26:05 PM ***

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 1:45 PM
I'd appreciate that. From now on, everyone please check with me before you post anything.

Actually, if you'd quoted the phrase right (stupid is AS stupid does), you would have had room for the "too." I'm just giving you a hard time though - sorry, I'm an editor, this is how I get my kicks. ;)

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 1:51 PM
See now if I had checked with you I would have got it right in the first place lol. Sorry If I came of strong on my last post still dont know how to add smiley faces to threads.

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Army Rangers lead the way

*** This post was edited by supermandl34 9/2/2003 5:55:46 PM ***

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 2:42 PM
Try a colon : followed by a right parenthesis ). Or a semi-colon ; for a sarcastic or winking smile.

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 2:47 PM
I am assuming the coaster they are referring to is the Giant Dipper at Belmont Park?

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Bob Hansen
Resident Airtime Whore

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Friday, September 5, 2003 1:38 AM
Yes, Kick the Sky, you are correct. I heard the end of the story on a talk radio show here in San Diego several days ago.

For those who haven't been Belmont Park it has no entrance gate. The only thing keeping one away from being inside the coaster's footprint is a chain link fence w/ some razor-wire in spots. The coaster is next to many popular beach bars; this has probably happened before on a not-so-slow news day.

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paul ruben
ran lube up

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Friday, September 5, 2003 7:05 AM
The irony in this incident is, the cell phone probably was stolen or in lost and found by that point.

This reminds me of the incident a few years ago when a park customer was killed after he jumped a fence to retrieve a hat from an operating inverted coaster. A rider also was injured by that idiot.

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