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?
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. :)
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.
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? :)
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.
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***