Just want you to know that the ASO is watching all you Fall Affair attendees! Because, you know, enthusiasts (which the ASO is, btw) are not good for parks, and parks are dangerous, and like, if you bang your knee getting into a PTC train, like, it is a severe infraction to the ASO.
SO WATCH OUT!
Oh, and I'm interested to hear what they have to say about CAC, lol.
When does an editorial on people and parks supposed actions turn into Libel?
Anyway from what we can tell Jason is trying to blackmail parks into giving him and his monitors free admission in exchange for not giving them a negative report on the ASOrg website.
As for CAC, their pressense had no effect on the event what-so-ever. It will be interesting to read what they have to say. I can tell you that the park thinks their a big friggin joke, as do all the other parks I speak to on a regular basis.
*** Edited 9/27/2005 2:32:32 PM UTC by Mamoosh***
So, let me get this straight:
He's trying to get park perks and get the parks to pay for CPR training for the ASO (Ever notice how that sounds kinda like CPO?). Yet, he already has negative reports about parks on his site.
Doesn't he know that blackmail is not very 'safe'? ;)
I strongly suggest everyone go to Google Group and look for the discussion above. It will shed a lot of light onto the situation.
So, he wants to get into parks for free and mandate that all parks pick the
In the end, I ask, why is this idiot still being allowed to falsely operate as a legitimate safety organization.
In print, it is libel (or is it leibel?), not slander. However, I'd be just as interested in getting him for blackmail.
"Information obtained only cements ASO's stance on amusement safety issues and proves many suspicions to be true! More about this visit in the coming weeks.."
I'm on friggin pins and needles!
--Dave, who thinks we've got to change the pa-ra-dig-um
Dave-Reading their mission statement was like listening to the architect in Matrix Reloaded. If you know the meaning of those big words, you know they're just trying to make themselves look intelligent & trying to confuse you into thinking they know what they're doing.
Two points of interest:
Information contained in this report is believed reliable...
Hmmm...Wonder if they feel it is 'Absolutely Reliable'? *** Edited 9/27/2005 5:29:23 PM UTC by TeknoScorpion***
Silverwood Theme Park visit better than expected. Not only did our contributors have a great time, but they went in an were able to get the information ASO needed.
I'm glad to see that they enjoyed themselves while manipulating and manufacturing data. I would hate for it to have been like work. *** Edited 9/27/2005 5:32:33 PM UTC by Chernabog***
I have checked out their site and find it absolutely hilarious. And I thought *I* had no life.
I am shaking in my shoes. Are we being videotaped? photographed? ;-)
I'm not sure if that meant that they would be ejected from the park, taken away by aliens, or detained by the Department of Homeland Security. . .
I thought that this all sounded a tad draconian but there is no doubt about it: we've now moved into the era of Big Brother is watching. . .even at your neighborhood amusement park. . .
Sounds like a "I'm telling mom!" organization. Organizations like these are the types that add to the cost of doing business, hence why we see higher prices around us. You'll see a business buy excessive insurance as a result over a lawsuit filed against them which would be settled out of court.
Another reason why litigation needs to be overhauled in this country and kooky organizations of the like need to be handled by a real government organization.
Disappear huh? Sounds more like the Theme Park "family" as in the Coaster Mob. Gotta love Goodfellas. ;-)
Does this mean if a park guest is "caught" doing something illegal they will tie them up, blind-fold and gag them, and torture the truth out of them? ;-)
Now I am really scared. ;-) I would hate to end up at the bottom of a lake with my leg chained to a cinderblock. ;-)
Actually they can "follow" me around all they want. They will get bored very quickly.
What are your qualifications?
There's a lot of fancy talk on their site and a lot of angry response from enthusiasts, but in the end it's as simple as "What makes you (the ASO) qualified to attempt this?"
As far as I can tell, the answer is nothing.
Hell, I officially proclaim myself "Official Monitor of Roller Coaster Design Quality"
I'll start a site warning potential guests whether or not the coaster they may ride is actually very good or not. I'll make recommendations such as "I'd replace that Immelman with a Cobra Roll" and I'll demand something be done about poor coaster design - calling out any park or designer who fails to comply and also any enthusiast who decides to enjoy an inferior design.
Since I have a site and a fancy title, I guess that instanly gives me both the credentials and the right to do such a thing.
The worst thing you guys can do is give them any attention, it just legitimizes them in a weird sort of way.
If I had seen this site on my own, I'd have brushed it off and never given it a second thought. Humoring them is the equivalent of calling out the ARN&R guys for 'lousy reporting' :)
Where is the accredidation? What is the point of their existence? Any enthusiast worth their salt certainly wants to promote "sound safety" practices while riding extreme thrill rides. Those of us who have been around for awhile know FIRSTHAND the perils of NOT riding safely.
And we stand on the brink of attending an event this weekend at a park where we had better ALL practice safe riding procedures. . .that has got to be paramount in everyone's thinking. . .
But, to think that the ASO will be "patrolling" around, looking for violators?
These people aren't park enthusiasts. They're Nazi Youth waiting to happen. . .
"Ach, my little schnitzel gruber. . .you vill have to come vith me, as I saw you just ate your second funnel cake. . .to the gulag. . .NOW!!"
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