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Build Your Own Carnival Ride

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the you-ride-it-first dept.

Technology 192

SoCalChris writes "Check out these guys who are building their own dark ride similar to the ones found at carnivals and theme parks. The ride is complete with PLC's in each of the cars, and one more PLC for the entire ride. The ride also features a blocking system like professionally built rides."

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Mhhm (-1, Redundant)

AlgebraicSpore (590915) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466444)

Qutie Intresting if I do say so myself.

Last post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466451)

Since this article popped up, this is going to be the last post.

*yawn*

Carnies? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466454)

Does it come with a free carnie person?

Re:Carnies? (5, Funny)

kingofnopants (600490) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466487)

It's an add-on and cost extra but, i think everyone will agree that at a one time payment of only 49.99 it's worth it.

Re:Carnies? (5, Funny)

NotAnotherReboot (262125) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466580)

Austin: Only two things scare me, and one is nuclear war.
Basil: What's the other?
Austin: Excuse me?
Basil: What's the other thing that scares you?
Austin: Carnies.
Basil: What?
Austin: Circus folk. Nomads you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.

Re:Carnies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466795)

Please, someone tell me I wasn't the only one who started off thinking that Basil refered to John Cleese's character on Fawlty Towers.

Re:Carnies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466646)

No, but we are running a special on Irish Travelers.

Re:Carnies? (4, Funny)

msheppard (150231) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466651)

He's not just some guy, Marge. He's a Carny and part of a noble tradition.
Carnies built this country-the carnival part of it anyway -- and though
they may be rat-like in appearance, they are truly kings among men.
[5F08] [snpp.com]

M@

fuck you, first post guy (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466455)

i mean, at least you could post something idiotic like "fp?", but noooooooo you had to try to stay on topic. I'm sure you'll get a -1 Redundant for that, but it hardly seems fitting.

Dark ride? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466458)

Is that sort of like "blacks on whites"? Quick question: Why do they always seem to go for the anal option?

Im waiting for their next article.. (-1, Offtopic)

EvilCabbage (589836) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466461)

.. How to make your webserver act like a roller coaster.

Post on link up.. watch it tumble down the other side.

Wheeeee!

Prepare to be spanked! (-1)

YourMissionForToday (556292) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466705)

Another amazing AIM chat log!

peepoh: Dude, I don't give a FUCK unless you came into your own fucking face six times.

YourMissionForToday: I jacked off in every Wendy's in the Tricounty Area!

peepoh: It doesn't count if it's not into your own face.

YourMissionForToday: it was into Dave Thomas's bloated corpse's face!

Already?! (5, Informative)

Xtraneous (594376) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466462)

Arghhh, slashdotted, yet there is a Hope!

Google's Cach [216.239.51.100]

Re:Already?! (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466718)

wtf?? That is the first post about the "/. effect", and the link he gave works. (at least for the text) PLEASE MOD THE PARENT UP INFORMATIVE!

Link or Mirror? (-1, Redundant)

sfled (231432) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466464)

Only 5 replies and the darn URLs been /.ed!

Re:Link or Mirror? (0, Redundant)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466492)

Yeah...

Slashdot tuned their server into a "Dark Ride."

4 comments and slashdotted already ... (-1, Flamebait)

Monkelectric (546685) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466465)

must be a mac

Obligatory southpark reference (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466466)

remember when cartman got his own theme park for $1 million and wouldn't let anybody go into it but then he had to and let everyone in except stan and kyle? that was awesome.

1.build carnaval ride noone can use
2.????
3.Profit!

Re:Obligatory southpark reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466508)

It was ten million, get your facts straight. Sheesh. *waits for the twenty second limit to expire* *grumbles*

Spooky (5, Funny)

ActiveSX (301342) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466467)

Their web server's in for one hell of a dark ride.

call me anal (4, Informative)

spacefem (443435) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466468)

I'm really tired of people getting the plural form of every abbreviation wrong. It's PLCs. Not PLC's. The PLC doesn't own anything. You wouldn't say "programmable logic controller's". Uhg.

Re:call me anal (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466480)

Suck my cock's your bitches asswipe's.

Re:call me anal (-1, Flamebait)

Beebos (564067) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466512)

You are anal.

Re:call me anal (-1, Flamebait)

Zebbers (134389) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466545)

no dumbass, youd never say that. here lets try it:

programmable logic controller's
programmable logic controllers
programmable logic controller's
programmable logic controllers

Damn, I say it the same.

Of course, call me anal, but you might have might "write".

Re:call me anal (-1, Offtopic)

Zebbers (134389) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466561)

meant!~

Re:call me anal (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466552)

Um, no, it *REALLY*IS* "PLC's". Yes, the apostrophe belongs there. When you pluralize an abbreviation, such as PLC, you use an apostrophe. Go look up "apostrophe" in a good grammar book.

Oh, and, you're anal.

Re:call me anal (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466572)

I looked it up in the Chicago Manual of Style, the APA Publication Manual, and the MLA Handbook. They all specifically say there is no apostrophe when pluralizing an abbreviation. So, it seems she's right.

Re:call me anal (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466594)

Like I said, a GOOD grammar book.

Let's just take a look at the dictionary definition of "apostrophe" (www.dictionary.com):

"The superscript sign (') used to indicate the omission of a letter or letters from a word, the possessive case, or the plurals of numbers, letters, and abbreviations."

Last time I checked, capitalized acronyms (TLA's, etc.) are still just a subset of "abbreviations".

Re:call me anal (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466645)

>Last time I checked, capitalized acronyms (TLA's, etc.) are still just a subset of "abbreviations".

I have 2 cents that says the only reason that you use an apostrophe in the case of abbreviations is because you're replacing the missing period. Of course, this doesn't exist in most modern typography for acronyms, so there's nothing to replace.

Oh look, I just used another apostrophe.

Re:call me anal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466579)

No grammar book would be that stupid to say that you use an apostrophe to make an acronymn plural

Re:call me anal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466612)

Well done, Flatworlder! Your advancement of knowledge here on Slashdot will undoubtedly be blessed.

Re:call me anal (1, Offtopic)

bellings (137948) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466620)

I'm pretty sure you use an apostrophe when you're talking about a plurality of words or letters. For example, there are a lot of P's, Q's, and the's lying around in my house, drinking my beer. And, they keep calling me Mr. Well, they can all take their Mr.'s, and shove them where the sun don't shine.

But, I don't know if you use an apostrophe with acronyms, like PLC. I mean, it has P's, L's, and C's in it, but if you shove them all together, I think it just might make some PLCs.

Re:call me anal (2, Informative)

gordon_schumway (154192) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466640)

When you pluralize an abbreviation, such as PLC, you use an apostrophe.

I think it's actually correct to use an apostrophe for acronyms with periods, e.g. Ph.D.'s, and not use an apostrophe for acronyms without periods, e.g. TVs.

Re:call me anal (1)

ibennetch (521581) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466568)

The programmable logic controller's hosed. all in meant good fun.... ;-)

Re:call me anal (5, Funny)

Elbereth (58257) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466619)

Actually, most people would say "programmable logic controller's".

You're not suffiently cynical yet.

The use of an apostrophe is indeed. . . (5, Informative)

kfg (145172) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466656)

accetable in pluralizing acronyms, as well as for other "non word" elements.

It's a contraction. The apstrophe substitutes for the "e" in the suffix "es," which is an older, but still acceptable form.

The dropping of the apostrophe in pluralizing acronyms is a modern phemonemon that comes about because of the modern practice, unjustifiable by traditional usage, of treating acronyms as if they were actually words.

They are not. They are abbreviations.

KFG

Re:The use of an apostrophe is indeed. . . (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466733)

conventions change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not.

In this particular case, PLCs is actually more visably appealing than PLC's. While "PLC's" is the past standard, the new convention is also acceptable.

Please, we do not need the grammar lesson from old fogies ;)

Re:The use of an apostrophe is indeed. . . (4, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466755)

"Please, we do not need the grammar lesson from old fogies ;)"

The evidence suggests otherwise. :)

KFG

Re:The use of an apostrophe is indeed. . . (1)

plierhead (570797) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466771)

Though your polysyllabic observation does indeed lead to the inference that you know what you're talking about, I have always heard (and read) the opposite so could you point us to a definitive source that backs up your statement ?

Re:The use of an apostrophe is indeed. . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466797)

Acronyms are a modern phenomenon. Words like laser and radar are acronyms. It is never acceptable to use an apostrophe to pluralize these words. PLC is an abbreviation.

Re:call me anal (5, Informative)

LadyJessica (583659) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466657)

I agree. Can't people follow the simplest English punctuation? :-) Check out Bob The Angry Flower [angryflower.com] for a tutorial for the apostrophe impared.

Re:call me anal (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466707)

Im tired of Jackasses like you who correct people for stupid spelling mistakes. Especially when PLC's is perfectly correct. So suck my cock spacefem. Plea's.

Wasn't there an ask slashdot on /. effect (-1, Offtopic)

mhesseltine (541806) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466469)

Oh, yeah. Here it is:Columbia University study of the /. effect [slashdot.org]

Maybe these guys should start anonymizing their web server logs.

Imagine... (-1, Funny)

httpamphibio.us (579491) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466470)

...a Beowulf cluster of... nevermind.

Re:Imagine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466571)

No, not 'nevermind'. A beowulf cluster of what?

Re:Imagine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466622)

A beowulf cluster of Anonymous Cowards asking about a beowulf cluster of what.

Re:Imagine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466725)

Would that be a META Beowolf cluster?

For those who don't know what a Dark Ride is (5, Informative)

EraseEraseMe (167638) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466472)

Visit here [laffinthedark.com]

The Dark Ride and Funhouse historical Society

Re:For those who don't know what a Dark Ride is (2, Flamebait)

OffTheRack (551671) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466574)

Uhhh, is it just me ... or is going through the same dork ride more than few times A YEAR more than enough? So much work for so little fun.

Re:For those who don't know what a Dark Ride is (5, Funny)

istartedi (132515) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466577)

I still don't know what a dark ride is, but the signal/noise ratio on that website was scary enough. I tried to hold out as long as I could. When I looked down at the edge of my screen and saw "loading http://www.laffinthedark.com/sounds/sal001f.wav 5 of 17" I knew I could stand the terror no longer.

Re:For those who don't know what a Dark Ride is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466602)

I hate sites that laugh at me.

Sorry, but I just do.

Re:For those who don't know what a Dark Ride is (2)

cpeterso (19082) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466732)


but you know, Slashdot is laughing at you..

That's really cool (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466474)

This might be a bit offtopic, but the Kansan has an article about Slashdot and how Taco and Hemos split the work on the site [kansan.com] .

Interesting read. I submitted it, but they rejected it; apparently they don't want the spotlight.

This is insane (3, Informative)

Dragon218 (139996) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466475)

Before any comments are up, this site is already slashdotted. Google's mirror [216.239.51.100] . No pictures, but better than nothing.

Re:This is insane (4, Informative)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466516)

Google will give you thumbnails [google.com] .

-Peter

Re:This is insane (1)

Dragon218 (139996) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466624)

We make a great team.

Slashdotted (-1, Redundant)

gulfan (524955) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466478)

This story has been up for five minutes and I'm already getting internal server errors. Here's a Google Cache [216.239.53.100] .

Only 8 posts (-1, Redundant)

the_other_one (178565) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466479)

and it's /.ed
We must be the blocking system they are talking about

What's scarier than a dark ride? (-1, Redundant)

random735 (102808) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466481)

a melting webserver.

To quoteth the master... (1, Offtopic)

Eric_Cartman_South_P (594330) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466483)

Cartman buys his own theme park and goes on TV pushing all his great rides. Then starts conclude the commercial with...

"But you can't come! Especially Stan and Kyle!"

"So come on down to Cartman land... but don't plan on getting past the parking lot!

Does it come with.... (5, Funny)

sheepab (461960) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466484)

Does it come with an automated system that makes it break down every 15 minutes, so it truely simulates real carnivals?

Re:Does it come with.... (5, Funny)

bsartist (550317) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466786)

Does it come with an automated system that makes it break down every 15 minutes

Well, if you wanted a true simulation of a real traveling carnival ride, you'd have to do much more than that.

You'd also have to forgo any and all maintenance, and keep the operator supplied with enough hash (or other intoxicants) for him to be completely oblivious to the terrified screams of customers whose children are being thrown from the ride due to inadequate restraints.

For a little added bonus, you can have the operator sell the above-mentioned hash (or other intoxicants) to passing children. This will provide an additional source of cash for you - which will, sooner or later, be necessary to pay for legal expenses and bail.

there's no such thing as an anonymous karma slut (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466486)

Here's the google cache [216.239.51.100]

Not quite jive, but... (5, Funny)

Aiwendel (230929) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466490)

"Check out these guys who are building their own dark ride similar to the ones found at carnivals and theme parks."


I happen to speak a little Slashdotese. I think this translates as :

"Kickass! Let's see how fast we can get their website over its 30gb a month transfer limit!"

just do like taco (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466491)

and ride michael's ass - it's virtually free.

Coming soon from Microsoft (0)

redhotchil (44670) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466499)

.NET themepark! 1 degree a seperation between life.. and death! Now will BSOD coaster!!!

Build your own carnival ride (4, Funny)

sheepab (461960) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466502)

Also known as Roller-Coaster Tycoon, now availible for the Mac!

Re:Build your own carnival ride (0, Flamebait)

Tyler Eaves (344284) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466614)

Idiot...

RCT is written in pure x86 ASM.

Mirror (4, Informative)

ahaning (108463) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466517)

All I'm missing is the last file, drvplan.jpg, but here you go anyway: http://www.osuweb.net/~ahaning/www.phantasmechanic s.com/darkride/ [osuweb.net]

*ahaning throws the URL at the rabid users and gets out of the way as quickly as possible... as if feeding starved dogs*

Re:Mirror (1)

ahaning (108463) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466566)

Thanks to another user hosting compressed copies, drvplan.jpg is now in place.

Page 2, however, is not. Oh well, be happy you got page 1!

Thief! Re:Mirror (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466599)

You are in violation of copyright law. Cease and desist your wholesale theft of Mr. Ferguson's copyrighted material. Permission was neither granted nor implied to set up an illegal mirror of his work, and both you and your web site host will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

Re:Thief! Re:Mirror (2, Funny)

ahaning (108463) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466652)

:-)

Nice to see that the Digital Convergence lawyers are back at work.

Re:Mirror (2)

Jouster (144775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466767)

(Ha! If this doesn't convince them I'm not a karma whore, nothing will!)

Ahaning, can you grab my latest [slashdot.org] files and update your mirror? That way we can expose all of page one and much of page two.

Now if only someone would do this [slashdot.org] (the second paragraph).

Alternately, if the author of the site could send me a tarball, I'd gladly host it in that form and decompressed, browseable form.

Jouster

Convenient mirror... (5, Informative)

Jouster (144775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466518)

I grabbed what I could, but the site was in the middle of a meltdown.

Grab the .ZIP file [thereifs.com] , or the .BZ file [thereifs.com] .

Jouster

Thief! Re:Convenient mirror... (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466611)

_You_ are in violation of copyright law. Cease and desist your wholesale theft of Mr. Ferguson's copyrighted material. Permission was neither granted nor implied to set up an illegal mirror of his work, and both you and your web site host will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

Re:Thief! Re:Convenient mirror... (2)

Jouster (144775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466681)

As I am merely reposting the content that appears on his site without deriving any benefit therefrom, no court in its right mind would prosecute me.

That said, if the gentleman wishes to contact me, he may do so at my phone number here, (540) 432-6166 x3666. I will happily take down any material that he feels I should not be providing.

Note that I blithely ignore the fact that you're a troll. Nice tactic, eh?

Jouster

Re:Convenient mirror... (2)

Jouster (144775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466615)

I'm going to grab ahaning [slashdot.org] 's mirror [slashdot.org] 's copy of the first page, since he has all the images, and roll that into mine.

I think mine is now the only source of page 2. (You didn't know there was a page 2? Look at the bottom of the page.) If someone could grab my distribution and combine it with a google cache and google thumbnails from page three, that'd be heavenly. Just post it as a reply to this thread so there's just one "mirror" thread.

Jouster

Re:Convenient mirror... (3, Informative)

Jouster (144775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466653)

Okay, new version, page 1 is complete, page 2 has some pictures missing, and no page 3 (sorry!).

Grab it in ZIP [thereifs.com] , BZ [thereifs.com] , or convenient browseable form [thereifs.com] .

Jouster

I fucked a fucking cheese wedge! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466519)

does that count as a carnival ride? it was mexican cheese!

Picture of the ride here (-1, Offtopic)

ylikone (589264) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466520)

Click here [gamepuzzles.com] to see a picture of them sitting in their homemade ride. Preliminary testing of the ride was done with their dog.

While I know money is an object (5, Informative)

mhesseltine (541806) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466524)

From the second page of the article:

On Friday, February 15, the Chinese -made Enco metal lathe arrived. It took about 4 hours to set it all up, as it had to be hoisted and mounted upon its pedistal. The whole rig probably weighs over 1,200 pounds. Don't even think of starting a project like this dark ride unless you invest in one of these machine tools. (You'll also want a milling machine.) This unit, plus tools and digital readout (DRO) runs about $6K. It's a bit noisy and vibrates, but it's a lot cheaper than a domestic unit - and it works.
If you are going to do something like this, please invest in a decent tool. EMCO machine tools are the sorriest pieces of crap you can find. Look at a used machinery auction and buy a good Clausing-Colchester lathe [clausing-industrial.com] and a Bridgeport or Lagun milling machine [lagun.com] .

As another alternative; if you're going to drop this much money on buying machine tools, just to build one ride, contact a local job shop and work with them on making the parts.

Re:While I know money is an object (4, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466785)

If you are going to do something like this, please invest in a decent tool. EMCO machine tools are the sorriest pieces of crap you can find.

Hey don't forget, these are people who like living dangerously.

Why not.... (5, Interesting)

paganizer (566360) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466527)

..do it a little cheaper?
big box on pneumatics, big screen tv on the front, 20" CRT's on the sides, and a few days rendering up something on 3Dstudio?
would be a lot more bizarre, and cost a lot less.

See my Stuff! web.changestorm.com

Re:Why not.... (2, Funny)

quinto2000 (211211) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466613)

Yeah, but it would also suck.

Neat but... (2, Insightful)

Audity (600754) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466547)

Even the professional rides are quite dangerous, I definately wouldn't want to ride on a homemade one.

Luke, (5, Funny)

fidget42 (538823) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466554)

I am your fath.. Oh, you said dark ride. My bad.

Just GREAT!!!! (3, Insightful)

Chris_Stankowitz (612232) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466584)

I finally after many years just began trusting roller coasters ( including the cyclone http://www.astroland.com/cyclone.html, I live in Brooklyn, NY) and after reports like this one http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/WABC_071002_coast ers.html and a few others on news mags I have mustered up enough balls to get back on them and now I hear that your average joe shmoe is building caosters? Is this thing safe? Has it been tested? Is there an "Authority" that approves roller caosters at all?

Google cache (0, Redundant)

Squeezer (132342) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466588)

google [216.239.35.100] Part of the google cache of the dark ride. Best I could do on short notice.

Idea for spooking people (5, Funny)

lewko (195646) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466604)

If you REALLY want to scare people, have a monitor in the foyer with a sign on it saying "Safety Monitoring System" and a Blue Screen of Death.

Muhahahahahaha.....

Probably been suggested before... (2, Insightful)

deth_007 (122166) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466636)

And offtopic, well, mostly. But the way I figure it... /. has a ton of web serving capability, why don't they mirror sites before posting stories so that everyone could read them? They could even have a 'originally at http://...' frame on top like google does for it's cached pages. Sure would make reading /. stories a lot easier :)

Re:Probably been suggested before... (1)

coolfrood (459411) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466688)

Well, technically that could account to copyright violation. You just cannot mirror a site without prior permission.

Re:Probably been suggested before... (1)

x0m3g4 (617567) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466737)

Also where would the fun be if we lost the power to slashdot webpages?

Re:Probably been suggested before... (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466788)

Google does it.

As long as they have no robots.txt or Pragma: No-Cache, I don't see that they would have much case.

They're gonna call it... (3, Funny)

SniffleBear (604984) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466654)

The Flaming Sybian (And that's what it actually is!)!

Will be popular with the ladies.

Re:They're gonna call it... (1, Offtopic)

Jacer (574383) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466768)

Oh man, you did say what I thought you said! Incase anyone doesn't know the Sybian is a, it's a.....well...It's like a dildo, but, ahh, use google......

I built a ride when I was about 15 (5, Funny)

ylikone (589264) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466660)

My ride consisted of a grocery store shopping cart with a rope tied to it. I drove a large metal stake into the ground at the top of a ravine and tied the other end of the rope to it. Then I would place my younger sister and her friend into the cart and push it down into the ravine. The rope would stop the cart from going all the way down into the rocks and water at the bottom... but I did not think of putting seat belts on my ride so it didn't end up working that well.

Mod parent up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466695)

ha, this is funny... reminds of some of the dangerous experiments I subjected my siblings to when I was younger.

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dr_dank (472072) | more than 11 years ago | (#4466731)

Bearded lady sold separately.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4466802)

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