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Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:01:37 AM »
-12 here, so no chance of snow ("It's a dry cold!")

Meanwhile my sister in western Arkansas reported mid 30s and rain... and she can keep it. I'd rather be below zero.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:20:06 PM »
As we hadn't used our season passes at all, I stopped by guest relations to see if we could switch my wife's pass over to my son's gf and save us $60 to get in. The lady at guest relations looked up the account, saw it hadn't been used and got it taken care of very easily. Score!

Wow, that's a great report, especially about the ticket swap!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: December 22, 2018, 12:24:47 AM »

4. My phone said it was 36° out tonight before Time Traveler closed and 35° before Powder Keg And Wildfire closed. So, either my phone’s temperature was five degrees off what SDC thought the temperature was or they don’t actually close the rides at the posted temperature guidelines.


Your phone doesn't measure the temperature. It tells you what your weather app thinks the temperature probably is, based on your location.

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Branson Talk / Re: Starlite Theatre - No more
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:40:42 PM »
I have never been in the toy museum, or that car museum.  Are they worth going to?

Which car musuem?  I have been told the new one (new from tornado) is around 25 to get in,.

Petit Jean is $10, but it's out of the way unless you're coming up from Arkansas.

http://museumofautos.com


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The Boulder gag ran through the 1970's and maybe into the 1980's. Not sure when it was removed. It was accompanied with a strobe light effect which may be why it was removed due to some medical issues. There was also a explosion and a voice that said something like "Look out below, its a rockslide" .

Exactly. I thought it was the best scene on the ride. It was classic like the original route of FITH, where you were about to go across the burned-out bridge before swerving and plunging.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:29:54 PM »
Looks like the area is in for a major snowstorm this weekend. If you plan on being in Branson, make sure you keep an eye on the weather. I know many people have already cancelled their plans. If it comes like they say it will,  the 8-12 inches of snow will cripple i44 and the Branson area from Friday evening and all day Saturday.

I do not miss living where snow cripples everything.

Raised in Arkansas, three years in Germany, 24 years in Texas, now I'm in New Hampshire. I'm happy that the low tonight is 8F, because it's much safer than hovering around the freezing mark.

I have to make a 200 mile round trip Wednesday morning to get sworn in as a state representative. I don't mind the weather, just the time spent doing it.

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Random Talk / Re: Deck the boughs...
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:27:35 AM »
Gitcha some, Young Matt!  ;D ;D ;D

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Random Talk / Deck the boughs...
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:26:54 AM »
As seen on Facebook, shared from a friend in Oregon, originally by some stranger, probably none of whom have ever heard of SOTH.  ;D


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: JoDee Herschend
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:09:15 AM »
She was a hoot in "Jack & Pete Tell it All". It was obvious how much they were deeply in love.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 24, 2018, 07:05:01 PM »
Im still shocked this took precedence over FITH, AP or most notably FM being demo'd and reworked as previously speculated. Maybe the PTB were afraid of backlash of such iconic classics being touched?  (Well maybe not AP)

FITH and FM are iconic classics; AP is just old.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:35:53 PM »
Oh man!  That modern dolly and those plastic crates really bug me.

So does that electric Coke box in front, but it's no more incorrect than the soda fountain in the 1977 picture.

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Random Talk / Re: Non-political politics: I won!
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:50:21 PM »
Congrats!!  And under those circumstances and stipulations, thank you for being willing to serve!  That's a sacrifice.

I wish more of our representative/ senate pay scales were closer to that than what they are.

Being semi-retired and in a job with flexible hours helps. I've already arranged with my boss and coworkers to have Tue/Wed/Thur off in order to attend committee meetings and session days.

The pay is set by the state constitution, so it's very unlikely to change. And we like it that way. We do get mileage, which is the only way I could afford to take the office, since the State House is a hundred miles from my house (two hours each way).

For the recount on Tuesday, I had to drive through Franconia Notch in a heavy snowstorm. My daughter lives at the first exit south of the notch, so if it's ever closed (not uncommon), I'll have a place to crash. And I have plenty of friends in the Concord/Manchester area where I could flop a couch if needed.

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Random Talk / Re: Non-political politics: I won!
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:42:39 PM »
Congrats

Anyhoo, what do you see wrong here?  ot a rant and I'm pretty sure it would likely have more  of a negative effect on my political leanings.

"The House’s current size — 435 representatives — was set in 1911, when there were fewer than one-third as many people living in the United States as there are now. At the time, each member of Congress represented an average of about 200,000 people. In 2018, that number is almost 750,000.

"This would shock the Constitution’s framers, who set a baseline of 30,000 constituents per representative and intended for the House to grow along with the population. The possibility that it might not — that Congress would fail to add new seats and that district populations would expand out of control — led James Madison to propose what would have been the original First Amendment: a formula explicitly tying the size of the House to the total number of Americans."

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/09/opinion/expanded-house-representatives-size.html

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