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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Rabbi, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    A "hurricane simulator"....

    One of our local malls has one. Curious, I just had to investigate this oddity of modern wonder. What you have is a phone booth sized chamber that you enter for the grand price of 4 bucks....and a fan comes on....

    Yeah, a @#$% fan comes on. For three bucks I'll give you a ride around the block in my car with the windows down.

    Not being satisfied with just discovering the mechanical nature of this cash eating anomaly, I stood vigil to see if anyone would feed it. Over the course of about 45 minutes that I will never get back, a wide array of people on a profitably regular basis all stepped up to the plate to say "Yes, I will exchange money to stand in a windy booth"

    I'll be damned....


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    http://hurricanesimulator.com/
     
  2. hpracing007

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    I wonder how much you can net with one of those machines a month.

    Might be worth it:supergrin:
     
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  3. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    The jokes that include the term "blow" pretty much write themselves....
     
  4. Zagato

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    "give the people what they want"

    "theres a sucker born every minute"

    "a fool and his money are soon parted"

    ....all come to mind.

    Good work by the marketing stooges.
     
  5. Ross-in-Pa

    Ross-in-Pa Western Pa

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    I have seen these also in our local malls. Unbelievable.
     
  6. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    And to top it off, you chose a path in LE over a lucrative and dynamic career in entertainment vending.
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    I'll take the car ride with the windows down, I would enjoy the conversation.
     
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    this reminds me of the claw machine with fake ipods in them. i stood and watched people shovel a couple hundreds of dollars into them with only one person winning.....and it was fake...
    that claw machine owner is a happy man
     
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    guitarguy69 Glock'N Roll

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    Would be fun to watch pretty ladies, ala Marilyn Monroe style. :whistling:
     
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    Rinspeed JAFO

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    Any chance that would be in the Viper. :whistling:
     
  12. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    You can sell anything to people. Idiots used to buy pet rocks for crying out loud.
     
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    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    Obligatory photos for the younger generation.



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  14. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    We have one of those at the local mall here. I didn't watch as long as you did but I saw several people get in it. Oddly enough it is right outside a hair shop. I thought it might come in handy for people leaving to help get the loose hair off.
     
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  15. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Livin' on the third coast, we don't need simulators.
     
  16. Rabbi

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    Oh, you stepped into this one....For that I need.....

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    ....even Nessie is cheaper than a hurricane simulator....
     
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    We have one of those in the local mall. I admit I was curious at first but quickly thought that there must be better ways to spend a few bucks. FWIW, the sign said that the "wind" gets up to 78 mph. I think we had that this winter, and for free!
     
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    Yeah...I'd be apt to try it out if the wind was in the 175-200mph range. I'm not paying to feel something I experience every time I ride my motorcycle.
     
  19. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    175-200 MPH is terminal velocity and then some. You can do such a thing in a vertical wind tunnel. Such as the Skyventure tunnels.
     
  20. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Meh, go stand in front of Congress if you want to get hit with a blast of hot air...