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About Calvin

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    A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
  • Birthday 12/26/1989
  1. Just hit up our local water park here, Wild Water Adventures, yesterday. It's a pretty good park, defenitely better than the alternative, The Island, which is a hot little chunk of cement with a bunch of out-of-the-box slides. They've got a new bowl slide, "Ghostslider", but everyone referred to it as "Ghostrider" by a mix of muddled advertising and the fact that it's easier to say. Honestly, I wish I'd ridden one of these earlier. Probably the most fun I've had on a water slide, simply because it's so different. I kind of expected the transition to the bowl to hurt, but it was actually re
  2. Haha, that claustrophobic bomber thing is an Eyerly Loop-O-Plane, and they're friggin' amazing. Unlike modern, larger rides similar to it, the counterweights don't weigh very much, so when you come down, you come down hard. There's a reason they call those things "The Hammer".
  3. I always thought Dutch Wonderland was the best cute little park ever. They somehow managed to make a Chance Yo-Yo pretty. QUACK
  4. I figure it's kind of dumb to recommend albums everyone knows, so here goes: Grandaddy's The Sophtware Slump is a very good but unfortunately very unknown album. Think something like OK Computer plus Twin Peaks. The nine minute opening track is a favorite of mine. Caribou's Andorra is also good; think modern-day psychedalia. The Cardigans' First Band On The Moon, which features their hit song, Lovefool, is overlooked as a full album. It's one of those ones that leaps from track to track without a pause in between. On top of that, the mastering is incredibly good. Mad Pudding's
  5. The Black Hole at Fresno's Wild Water Adventures is a black enclosed tube slide. There are two slides, a lower one and a higher one. The higher one starts off with a small drop and a turn; I fell off my tube on the first turn, and had to push myself all the way down. Thankfully, the paint is chipping off the tube so there was light, but I kept thinking, "Boy, I hope they don't send anyone down."
  6. Oh, great, and I'm moving to Seattle next year. Stupid Fresno. Why couldn't they have built this twelve years ago?
  7. I've got the first soundtrack, and was considering getting the second one but I've heard it wasn't as good. na naaa na na na naa naa na na na naa naa na na naaaa
  8. Best sequel ever: Godfather Part II Worst sequel ever: Godfather Part III
  9. The bunny hops are way awesome. *slam! slam! slam!* I never understood why people crabbed about the "boring" layout of Dragster. The whole point of the ride is A, you go really fast and B, you go really high. Anything else and you would have gotten something like Kingda Ka.
  10. Looks like you had a "fun time" at "Thorpe park", Mr. Poster. Stealth is taller than I thought it was.
  11. My cousin and I were riding X-Scream on the Stratosphere tower. We'd been riding in the front seat with him on the inside and me on the outside edge. I told him we should switch seats and when we went over again he screamed the loudest I have ever heard a person scream, it was hilarious. I looked down the side and got an interesting "compressed" view of the tower.
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