The term "Gravy Buffet"

Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:30 PM
I have been around this site for years but, I have never figured out what does the term "Gravy Buffet" mean? I searched Google (and Coasterbuzz VIA Google) and all I get is that it seems to be a meaning of a Coaster Event. So where in the world did this enthusiast term come from and what does it actually mean?
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Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:46 PM
Gravy buffet means what it says. Its a buffet with gravy which flows though a coaster lovers veins instead of blood. :-D
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Monday, August 27, 2007 1:29 AM
It usually refers to ACErs (American Coaster Enthusiasts) stereotypically being overweight. Whenever there is an ACE event/ERT (or any enthusiast event) the park usually will hold a luncheon for said enthusiasts. So the stereotype goes that all the ACErs would rush to the 'gravy buffet' or the worst possible food you could find and pull an 'all you can eat buffet'.

So basically, it's just a running joke about ACErs or coaster enthusiasts in general being obese or eating unhealthily. Hope that helps ease some of the confusion. :)

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Monday, August 27, 2007 3:04 AM
Is that Jimmy Buffet's brother?
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Monday, August 27, 2007 4:32 AM
Does Old Country Buffet cater? :)
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Monday, August 27, 2007 4:58 AM
All I know is that ACErs are said to go for the Buffet "Like Sharks at a Feeding Frenzy!" :)

Answer My Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!

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Monday, August 27, 2007 1:53 PM
Just read my signature, baby!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 12:07 PM
It's a comment that plays off the stereotype that hardcore enthusiasts like ACE members are a bunch of overweight, food-addicted, unmarried, homosexuals with low-paying jobs that have nothing better to do with their lives than travel the world in search of coasters. It manages to be totally inaccurate while still rooted in some truth.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 12:48 PM
^LOL!

And i thought it came from putting 16 oz's of beef gravy on a sugar covered Elephant Ear.
;)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 12:54 PM

It manages to be totally inaccurate while still rooted in some truth.

I believe that's known as 'parody' :)

At the very least it's humor at its most basic - take the truth, exaggerate it to ridiculous levels and run with it.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:04 PM

Rob Ascough said:
It's a comment that plays off the stereotype that hardcore enthusiasts like ACE members are a bunch of overweight, food-addicted, unmarried, homosexuals with low-paying jobs that have nothing better to do with their lives than travel the world in search of coasters.

You mean no married well-paid heterosexuals like gravy? Or buffets? :)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:11 PM
^sure they do. They just don't charge full-steam toward the buffet table, drooling.
;)
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:21 PM

Lord Gonchar said:


At the very least it's humor at its most basic - take the truth, exaggerate it to ridiculous levels and run with it.


Believe me... I wasn't complaining!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:35 PM
Obviously, Scooter has never seen the senior citizens bus trip stopping at Old Country Buffet. The only other place you see people with canes move so fast is Lourdes.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:23 PM
Maybe this explains why I occasionally talk so much crap about ACE. As an overweight, food-addicted, unmarried, homosexual with a low-paying job, I think I just see myself in these people, and run away screaming.

However I have sworn off fanny packs, velcro shoes, and wearing my Wally World shirt that is 3 sizes too small so there may still be hope for me yet.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:30 PM

Old Country Buffet.

Old Country Botulism. (my pet name of choice)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:38 PM

RatherGoodBear said:
Obviously, Scooter has never seen the senior citizens bus trip stopping at Old Country Buffet. The only other place you see people with canes move so fast is Lourdes.


Yeah, I swore off Old Country Buffet around the same time I stopped going to Marcs when i got launched by a HoverRound. "I got a Golden Buckeye Card, boy! BAck Off!" and i went flying...
;) *** Edited 8/28/2007 6:38:51 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 4:51 PM
The number 1 time when Coasterbuzzers and Pointbuzzers really laugh at ACErs is during coastermania when there is an ERT on Magnum and another at the same time on like Dragster or Millie.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:06 PM
Because no one on Coasterbuzz is an ACEr.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:49 PM
I used to drive busloads of those cane wavers, so I can keep up with the best of the fat guys. I just require a smaller bib.

Despite weighing about a 150# my entire adult life, I can still manage to get thrown out of all you can eat restaurants!

:p

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