Took these pics on 9/11/09, to soon to joke about Ted Kennedy's death? It is funny I'll give them that.
I don't find that tasteless.
It's just a list of dead people.
Cedarpoint has a graveyard with a gravestone for dead singers.
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Pretty funny. Grocery list is the best part, to bad they got the great Bea Arthur's name wrong twice.
They had that display in 2007 as well, though obviously with different names. I think it's pretty funny, but having "Universal Healthcare" on that list is probably going to cause some issues.
Argh... from one POV, it's a little funny.
But those people have family and friends too. I would hate to see someone close to me on a list for a laugh...
In my opinion, yes tasteless. Unfortunately, it kinda goes with the current state of entertainment, reality shows, sensationalizing everything that is 'bad' in the world, etc.
I'm VERY suprised, however, that it is in a place like a 'banshee' Cedar Fair park.
I think Swayze mught've gotten a chuckle out of it.
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Why I don't see a problem with the list of people that have passed. I do see a problem with the clock set to 9/11. I think that is uncalled for.
Unfortunately, it kinda goes with the current state of entertainment, reality shows, sensationalizing everything that is 'bad' in the world, etc.
Everybody dies. I don't see that as a 'bad' thing, just the cost of living. Might as well have a laugh about it while you can.
Which come to think about it is one of the great things about Halloween. Some guy comes at you with a chainsaw, you think you're going to die, you panic, and then you laugh when it's all over. Same goes for horror movies, or roller coasters, at least for the people who freak out on them.
If you think it is tasteless, add some steak sauce...Or ketchup, I find some of the names funny, especially dora and the likes of made up characters...
Intimidator 305 the tallest most hated coaster nobody has ever ridden...
I'm with CoasterDemon here. It's amusing, and maybe these kinds of things are something that celeb's friends and families just have to deal with.
And I'm also with matt.. I love Halloween becasue we can laugh at death.
And coming back to CoasterDemons post, it is awfully strange that a park chain that is conservative enough to not name a coaster Banshee, for fear that it would offend christian religious groups who think that banshees are "bad", would do something like this. ...But it does seem that KI's haunts are a little bit more risky and adult than CP's haunts.
Well Dick can't approve or disapprove of things he doesn't know about!
Crashmando said: Why I don't see a problem with the list of people that have passed. I do see a problem with the clock set to 9/11. I think that is uncalled for.
The time on the clock is 8:50.
Yup. Happens twice a day, Moosh. Maybe we should remove the numbers 9 and 11 from clocks so we don't offend anyone?
As someone who has had to live without health insurance for several years now (and fearing an illness emergency) I am a tad bit offended by the "universal healthcare" part though I totally get the joke behind it. I agree for such a conservative company that avoids any/all controversies that Greg Scheid would allow that type of "cheap gag" to happen. Maybe he didn't know either...hhhmmmm.
I think the universal health care thing is funnier and less offensive then the list of living people. The thing that makes it funnier is it is true many people are set on "killing" that bill. I think it would be better if they could come up with more things like that or a list failing products to avoid using people. They could add Son of Beast as next in line. Political issues though maybe a bit touchy and always lead to an unwinable debate kinda like arguments about Intamin as a ride manufacturer.
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