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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby Halian » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:21 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:I repeat...

Merry-Go-Rounds spin Clockwise.

Carousels spin Counter-Clockwise.

What is the deal, people? Are we too lazy to even know that little thing about these 2 rides? :x


I actually never knew that. :o

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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:56 pm

Halian wrote:
Nrthwnd wrote:I repeat...

Merry-Go-Rounds spin Clockwise.

Carousels spin Counter-Clockwise.

What is the deal, people? Are we too lazy to even know that little thing about these 2 rides? :x


I actually never knew that. :o

The terms are generally considered interchangeable. That, and there are widespread disagreements on what constitutes the supposed difference--heck, people can't even agree on which is which within a definition. The other common stance is that a carousel is all horses and a merry-go-round is a menagerie (includes multiple species). But, yeah. They're the same. I'm glad, because they're both such lovely, evocative words.
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:51 pm

^ Hmmm. Somehow, through all these decades of mine,
that is what I've remembered as "the definition" of the two.

But, it's just a flat ride, yes? ;)
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby Dombot » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:03 am

I'm okay with religion, but if you try to shove your religion down peoples throats and/or act like I'm delusional because I don't believe in your religion, please reconsider everything you've ever done. It's normal for people to have different beliefs, and you don't need to force people into your own belief either. :x
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:15 pm

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I'm done.
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby mill3nniumforc3 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:22 pm

Here is my petty little rant.

Cedar Downs Racing Derby IS NOT a carousel. Yes, it has horses that spin in a circle, but it IS NOT a carousel! It is a thrill ride/racing derby simulator because the table spins at 14.5 miles per hour, the horses aren't stationary, and it is even listed on the Cedar Point website as a thrill ride. So whenever a parent tries to chastise me by saying "my toddler can't ride the carousel," it takes pretty much every fiber of my being to not scream at them to 1. Look at the signage at the entrance that says children must be 48" tall to ride, and 2. Take your toddler to the Kiddy Kingdom Carousel.
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:16 pm

Found out a good friend passed away, last week.

We haven't been in touch for a while. But still.

it sucks. :cry:
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:49 pm

Ever have one of those moments where you just want to tell one of your friends "God, I hope you die in a car wreck on your way home tonight?"

No? That's just me? Hmmmmmmmmmm.
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:11 am

I hate it when I can't get to sleep at night. :(
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:54 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:I hate it when I can't get to sleep at night. :(


Seriously my life every night. :cry: I feel your pain. :(
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