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XANAX: The Ride

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  1. The sun isn't even up and I am already screwed up by daylight savings... why the hell do we still do this?
  2. The fact I adore Cyndi (still, after all this time) 8) Coaster obsessions Peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches (try it) The fact I wrote a screenplay for a *modern* film version of Wonder Woman (and no, the 2007 release isn’t my work, I think Angelina Jolie ended up lighting her fire place or lined her bird cage w/ it!) I always hand money to panhandlers
  3. Nice close up, was not prep'ed for that at all! Um, "get well" just seems like an understatement! ~Xan "My finger hurts now" aX :shock:
  4. ^ I liked that one... too funny! **Sign at Cuban Black-Market** "Sorry We Do Not Accept Bits of String" ~Xan "AND... just saw the CHUMBA WUMBA episode last night, never get tired of any episode" aX
  5. It wasn't until I was 17 that I realized that chickens DO HAVE lips... :shock:
  6. Based on the Mayan Calendar Theory, the world won’t end until 2013. Lots of time to get in some good ride time… Anyway, my confessions are: Some time in the late 80’s, I had a major crush on Lion-O (if you don’t know who that is you are probably too young to remember the CARTOON). I have to take massive amounts of Valium before I can fly on a commercial jet. It’s been that way since 1997 and I don’t know why, nor does my doctor. This is coming from someone who loves coaster air time and drop rides! I Tivo “Little House on the Prairie” and watch on the weekends. I cannot change the oil in my own car, I am lucky to get the gas in the right hole. I went camping …alone… in a cemetery. It was actually quite calming so I did it again a week later. As of last night, I had no idea what a “Furry” was. In 1993-1994 I had a stocker, and I wasn’t afraid of him; I was flattered! Looking back, I realize it could have been dangerous or deadly! I know the ‘real’ identity of Anastasia Beaverhousen.
  7. As bendy as I have been about the bendy track, I found myself pondering about this missing piece of Revy. Details some one, anyone!!! A pic would be great, and I want to know where the new gap is located on the lay out. AFM: you are cool but you suck for not giving the details about Revy!
  8. Bendy track??? How cool! And I was getting exicted over paint markers and stakes in the ground... Can't wait! 8)
  9. That sounds like a nurishing diet! Yeah, since I was very small, I always pictured carny ferris wheels rolling away - A La Simpsons or something...
  10. ^WHAT? You don't have faith in their [drunken] assembly skills. Come on, they can put that stuff together in their sleep... I have seen them do it too!
  11. That's what I was thinking (along those lines). Could you imagine trying to reach for the radio to change the station in the event it went into one of those infamous 20 min commercial breaks??? I think for me I would be just 1/2 inch too far from the button!!! And knowing me I would get it installed and have to be released by a third party EACH and EVERY time I got to my destination.
  12. Wow, so many here who are freaked over tower rides and free falling! Who knew? On that note you can laugh at the fact that Eagle's Flight (SFMM) made me sweat bullets just waiting for the gondola. The ride was even worse. It was the tallest "bucket on a wire" ride in CA, I think. Its' hight was amp'ed by the fact that it was across the length of the mountain. When the ride passed over the conveyer wheels I would panic!!! And don't get me started on the 3 mile an hour breeze (yes, 3 whole miles per hour - you would have thought I was bracing for a tornado) or my sister who insisted on rocking the gondola while telling me of the old uban myth about the newly weds and the cable snapping... YIKES! It was a slow painful ride... I think I celebrated the day it closed! :shock:
  13. When you get back in the mood Elissa, It's a victimless crime, like tax evasion or public indecency!!! Thanks! 8)
  14. ^^^Yeah, I was thinking an accessory to some stylish t shirt that is sold on a theme park website... ...or take out the driver side seat belt of your car and install it. Safety first!
  15. Funny pic! I half expected another bird related C.T. photo!
  16. I know that rederings can be significantly different than the final product, but I think the strait-a-way at the bottom of the first drop looks great!!! Plus anything w/ that much air time is a good thing! We don't need no stinkin' helix!
  17. I told a friend the other day that the new coaster would be called TATSU, and that the name was Japanese for dragon… Well, he said it means more than just “dragon”. Apparently, if you are referring to just any dragon you would say doragon. Tatsu is a specific type of dragon that embodies all that is violent or powerful in nature (e.g. storms, earthquakes, etc.) The root word (verb), spelled the same, means to stand very tall and very proud. It also was used quite often for the first born son as a given name, but not so much anymore. Tatsu (we all know is Japanese) also references the 5th Chinese zodiac symbol (yes, Chinese), a dragon. And though the Chinese notion of a dragon is powerful, the Japanese perception of a Chinese dragon was thought to be very violent. I am wondering if this concept stems from the battles in the Sea of Japan centuries ago, and the conflict between the two cultures way back when? On another note, Tatsu is the most common type of dragon tattoo in US/western culture. It is used to sell beer in modern day Japan. And there is no female version of this immortal dragon! Tatsu is almost always portrayed in art with its’ mouth open, clouds or big ocean waves are usually in the background. I am no expert and invite anyone to correct any of this info. After hearing this about the Tatsu dragon, it is almost possible to think that SFMM actually put some thought into naming a coaster again!!! Classic head shot for a Tatsu
  18. It says it right here on the left! <~~~~~~~~~~~~~~just on the outskirts of munchkinland!
  19. REGARDING TATSU COLOR PALETTE… I don’t really give too much merit to what a coasters’ colors are; they don’t think of me or you (coaster fans) when they decide this. But I will say this, based on color theory; the colors are a stark contrast to the green of the trees. This makes me think they want and need that coaster to stick out like that. It makes perfect sense if you want your newest product to be seen, no matter if it is the latest in snack foods, or a more wholesome treat – a coaster! Look at GR’s color. It has been there since the park opened and every incarnation of its’ color scheme has been an opposing color to the shades of greenery. It catches the eye of the GP and makes them seek out the ride; in turn they are drawn to another marketing/sales area. Once upon a time, GR could be seen from many vantage points (EF, LJ, ST, etc.) I don’t think they think of enthusiasts when they are picking shades and hues from a color wheel/palette. Plus when a coaster is very “terrain” oriented, you need something else besides a basic lift hill to draw in the GP. In the case of S:TE, they could have painted that thing Martha Stewart Poop Brown, and it would make no difference. The only real marker for S:TE is its’ tower opposite the station. In this case they were screwed for color to draw in anyone to the station. The GP will flock to Tatsu for many marketing reasons (the final step in that process is color), and if SFMM has any sense, they will have a new money maker/sales area(s) right there at the top of the hill ready to suck out the pockets and wallets of the GP. Xan “the paint is for the GP” aX
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