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My mother was right - stay off carnival rides

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, May 17, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member


    She never trusted the people who took them apart and put them together. Odds on a few bolts getting lost along the way? Probably pretty good.
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I blame the jumping frog.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That made me giggle.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    My mom used to try to dissuade me from getting on carnival rides by telling me stories about Ferris wheels coming of the axle and rolling down Main Street.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I'm 100 percent with your mom on this issue. What is the upside of a successful carnival ride? A few momentary thrills? The downside is death, which makes the risk-reward ratio a little lopsided.
  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Your Mom saw "1941" once too often.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Is retching a sausage on a stick on your neighbor an upside or downside?
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I can do that even without the rides. Some recent carnival fair in Texas? Fried Twinkies and chicken fried bacon. <glump!>
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Seeing the folks running carnivals, I'm not sure I'd trust them to take my ticket properly
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Anyone seen these guys lately?

  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Probably depends on how well you like your neighbor and where exactly the stick ends up.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member


    Bart: We're natural-born Carnies, Dad. If only we weren't tied down with a family.
    Homer: Yeah. We could start our own game, where people throw ducks at balloons and nothing's the way it seems.
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