Cedar "Counter" Point
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:07 AM
Is it a cultural thing or an esthetic preference?
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:12 AM
The white is not actually paint. It's a special earthquake-proof coating. Required under the building code. ;)
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:37 AM
I heard it's because they're all racists.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:39 AM
But wouldn't they be yellow
instead? I'm confused.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:41 AM
Austrilia coasters are white quite a bit, too... so I think it's more of a Eastern hemisphere thing.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:34 PM
Or maybe there just aren't enough of them to make a generalization that they are mostly white?
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:58 PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:03 PM
Oh, wait.....on the white thing (got caught up for a sec, darn that Dave Chappelle)...I think it's mostly cultural, or maybe they got a good deal on some white paint at Sam's Club....;)
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:05 PM
They have as well a fare share of pastel pink and pastel blue! Actually EVERYTHING is somehow pastel in Japan. They really seem to like those soft colours.
A little story:
My companion and me were driving towards Mt. Fuji (in a white car) with some fellow Japanese, who didn´t speak english too well. While listening to obscure japanese Rockabilly music we tried some small talk.
So we finally came to important questions like: "Whad favourite colah have carz in
That was a tough one! After some consideration we answered: "Red."
"Ahhhh, red! Ahhhh! In Japan, favourite car colah iz white!"
(Very soon afterwards we arrived at Fuji-Q Highland park which was closed! There went my chance to ride Moonsault Scramble. )
So, now you know it ;-)
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:57 PM
Maybe it's one of those Feng Shui things that Westerners just don't understand :(
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 4:03 PM
White is sacred, therefore the rollercoaster is blessed. Don't believe me? Fine.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 4:41 PM
So would that mean my lilly-white ass is sacred? ;)
(and therefore blessed?)
*** Edited 3/16/2004 9:48:50 PM UTC by janfrederick***
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:59 PM
It also hides the pigeon poo.
The white paint not janfrederick's lilly-white ass. *** Edited 3/17/2004 1:01:09 AM UTC by boblogone***