your not gonna like this

Monday, October 30, 2006 2:05 PM
rollergator's avatar

kpjb said:WCPO? Seriously? The Coaster Preservation Organization (formly Club) has a TV station now?

I made some smart-aleck jokes about that myself...hehe, I keep good company... :)

Monday, October 30, 2006 2:21 PM
TV news proves time and time again that it is worthless. See the blown out of proportion story about the kid who was denied candy at Six Flags for another example.

On a somewhat related note, the contract for Ohio's inspection and studies can be found here:

On the top left, select the agenda for 10/16/06.
When the agenda pops up, scroll down to item

Somewhat dry but maybe somebody here is interested in that sort of thing. :)

Monday, October 30, 2006 4:11 PM
from the article:

"Patrons experiencing back pain during certain parts of the ride, aches, a couple of people walking off the ride vomiting."

Funny... I too experienced back pain, aches and I thought I was about ready to throw up from all the shaking. I just used common sense, said "That S.O.B. [and I meant the OTHER use for those initials] is too rough for me..." and moved on.

I guess common sense wonout and the thought of running and crying to the Department of Ag or where ever didn't even enter mymind. *** Edited 10/30/2006 9:11:21 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
Monday, October 30, 2006 6:31 PM
Let me just share with the group...

I think we can rest assured that within the amusement industry, ASO/Jason Herrera has pretty much zero credibility. I've had casual conversations with *ahem* Authorities Having Jurisdiction who have had to deal with the guy. I can also assure you that these authorities DO talk to each other, and they DO talk to the facilities they are regulating. Someone suggested that PKI knew he was coming before he showed up...well, they probably did. It's a pretty small industry, and even the fiercest competitors are great friends with each other.

Herrera is apparently a jerk, and the people who really need to know that, already do.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Monday, October 30, 2006 6:41 PM
matt.'s avatar

PREMiERdrum said:
Ha... I should have explained that better.

Haha, no problem. You could see where I was going with that, I had this awful vision of some idiot 15 year old enthusiast ranting on the phone to a TV station and giving his number to file away...

All good, all good.

Monday, October 30, 2006 8:02 PM
rollergator's avatar Did anyone ELSE read ^^Dave's post^^ and start hearing "It's a Small World"?

No? OK, guess not... :)

Monday, October 30, 2006 9:58 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Herrera is apparently a jerk, and the people who really need to know that, already do.

Having had similar discussions with ITPs [Industry-Type People] I can concur that what Dave says about Jason H's reputation is spot-on. And with all due respect, Chuck, all you're doing by constantly mentioning the AS[s]O is giving them even more publicity. Just chill! ;)

*** Edited 10/31/2006 2:58:42 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Monday, October 30, 2006 10:15 PM
Hey, I think picking on the Bas^&( every chance we get would be more effective. Ignoring them is doing nothing but letting them get their way.


Monday, October 30, 2006 10:30 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Chuck - he is NOT getting his way.
Monday, October 30, 2006 10:32 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar So where's that 'Gorman' character that always posts links to their site now?
Monday, October 30, 2006 11:00 PM
Is this guy so dillusional, that he really thinks people take him seriously. I sent an e-mail to him once before about foucusing so much on the negative. Last time i checked amusement parks were so supposed to be fun, where you can leave the real world behind. But, then you have this guy who wants nothing more than to rub amusement park accidents in your face. In reply he gave me this song and dance about just making people aware. Yeah right.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 10:33 PM
It's one thing that the industry people are onto them, it's another that the media may not be. Hopefully, that will be corrected soon.

Let's face it, it's not difficult to find examples at all levels where the media, more concerned about getting the scoop on a story, ignores the lack of credentials of supposed experts or doesn't bother to check facts or verify claims.

Even locally, I get so frustrated seeing people who don't know s*** from shinola being consulted by our local paper as "experts" in one field or another.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:41 PM
rollergator's avatar ^Maybe the so-called (newly-tagged?) "investigative journalistas" really need to stop *staking out* the local Holiday Inn Express... ;)

Hehe, I really need to stop making new words to try and compete with Colbert....he has a bigger audience....AND a bridge! :~P

*** Edited 11/1/2006 4:42:41 AM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 9:16 AM
Has anyone checked this guy's qualifications? He is licensed to give CPR and first aid. Nothing else. Crackpot.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7:24 PM
Mamoosh's avatar He is also licensed to teach CPR and first aid. Which is precisely why keeps a tally of park "accidents" and "injuries" as well as details of "how the staff responded": in hopes of convincing a park to use his services to train staff on CPR and first aid!
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7:39 PM
He'll need first aid alright. Maybe he oughta investigate Vegas :)
Thursday, November 2, 2006 6:54 PM

He's already bugged the AHJ in Vegas.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 7:13 PM
What's more sad....wasting time doing with this ASO idiot is doing, or wasting endless hours on a coaster website ranting about your right to be shirtless? Discuss... ;)

Hey...but I'm CPR certified too! So, if you will excuse me, I'm off to the hospital to make my rounds... ;) *** Edited 11/3/2006 12:14:30 AM UTC by Peabody***

Real Cbuzz quote of the day - "The classes i take in collage are so mor adcanced then u could imagen. Dont talk about my emglihs" - Adamforce
Thursday, November 2, 2006 7:27 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ "House"d... ;)
Thursday, November 2, 2006 11:47 PM
^^ How about if you're already shirtless in a park and you need CPR, that's one less step the EMT has to do. :)

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