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Forum: Random Ramblings... November 20th, 2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By Carl_LaFong
If you are interested in 3D graphics in general...

If you are interested in 3D graphics in general there are several free, open source 3D programs available on the Internet. One is called Blender and can produce some very respectable results. The...
Forum: SFoT memories October 25th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,772
Posted By Carl_LaFong
I very much enjoyed the smell of the Midway at...

I very much enjoyed the smell of the Midway at Fair Park, back before they repaved and prettied the place up. Not exactly like Bourbon Street but a respectable odor of ill-repute in its own right.
Forum: SFoT memories October 21st, 2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,772
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Yeah, the smell of the water features like Skull...

Yeah, the smell of the water features like Skull Island, Caddo Lake, river and Johnson Creek were particular favorites of mine.

One smell I found particularly repellent, though, was the smell of...
Forum: General SFOT Forum October 21st, 2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,825
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Perhaps we should suggest attractions that are...

Perhaps we should suggest attractions that are obvious bad ideas, just in case something similar might actually be in the planning stages. Commissioner Gordon's Groin Punch of Justice, for example.
Forum: Park Fans October 21st, 2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,175
Posted By Carl_LaFong
There was a shooting gallery just outside the old...

There was a shooting gallery just outside the old employee compound, next to the oversized chair and confederate restroom. Unlike the boomtown arcade this one used rifles that actually fired...
Forum: Universal and other parks September 23rd, 2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,201
Posted By Carl_LaFong
I've been on that stretch you're talking about. ...

I've been on that stretch you're talking about. The river runs the gamut from leisurely paddling to white-knuckle thrashing. In addition to spectacular scenery you also see the remains of 19th...
Forum: Food Service September 20th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,704
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Mmmmmm. Pancho's.

Mmmmmm. Pancho's.
Forum: Universal and other parks September 20th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,201
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Although I'd like to go back my personal...

Although I'd like to go back my personal circumstances make that sort of expenditure a remote possibility. That and I'm just too damn out of shape to be hanging from trees anymore. On the brighter...
Forum: Universal and other parks September 20th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,201
Posted By Carl_LaFong
This trip also took place in very early spring. ...

This trip also took place in very early spring. We definitely needed coats and long underwear at night.

The trees my group hit were rooted at the waters edge next to where we put in. The...
Forum: Universal and other parks September 19th, 2008, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,201
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Wow. The Buffalo River. I went on a canoe trip...

Wow. The Buffalo River. I went on a canoe trip there as a HS sophomore back in the 70's. IT was about 12 of us with one teacher as chaperone. Things started to turn south when one of our vehicles...
Forum: General SFOT Forum August 9th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,669
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Forum: Food Service July 14th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,704
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Colonel's sold BBQ in the 70's. Them and Judge...

Colonel's sold BBQ in the 70's. Them and Judge Roy Bean's.
Forum: Food Service July 11th, 2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,704
Posted By Carl_LaFong
I remember Ma Snookers as having big pizza slices...

I remember Ma Snookers as having big pizza slices and some excellent heated sub sandwiches. The subs were piled with meat and cheese and it was definitely a task to get one's mouth around it. As i...
Forum: General SFOT Forum July 9th, 2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,040
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Certain Bob Dylan songs place me on the street...

Certain Bob Dylan songs place me on the street between Colonel's BBQ and the old confederacy recruiting tent. I can't explain why it happens. It just does.
Forum: Park Fans June 9th, 2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 24,750
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Jeez. I was already two years gone from the park...

Jeez. I was already two years gone from the park and seeing the world that year. Feel old? I *am* old. That's why I avoid mirrors like a vampire.
Forum: Seven Seas Employees June 9th, 2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,798
Posted By Carl_LaFong
As an aside, the guy who plays Creed on the NBC...

As an aside, the guy who plays Creed on the NBC show "The Office" was the guitar player for the Grass Roots in the 60's.
Forum: Seven Seas Employees June 9th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,369
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Wow. As a sport diver the thought of working...

Wow. As a sport diver the thought of working under a platform at that depth is a bit unsettling.
Forum: General SFOT Forum June 6th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,467
Posted By Carl_LaFong
I found a parolee's travel permit on the parking...

I found a parolee's travel permit on the parking lot one night. Apparently, he needed his PO's permission to travel to the park for the day.

The only other "find" was $27 wrapped in a rubber band...
Forum: General SFOT Forum June 6th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,467
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Yeah...ummm....I'll be needing that back. Thanks...

Yeah...ummm....I'll be needing that back. Thanks in advance.
Forum: General SFOT Forum May 30th, 2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,838
Posted By Carl_LaFong
That sounds pretty much like it was. I could...

That sounds pretty much like it was. I could access any back area, drive a scooter around the parking lot all day, hang out in the park all night if I felt like it and no one outside of my...
Forum: General SFOT Forum May 30th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,838
Posted By Carl_LaFong
The carts we used were actually pretty...

The carts we used were actually pretty watertight. I don't recall any liquid escaping from any bag that wasn't hanging half out of the cart.

Worse than parking lot roadkill were the loaded...
Forum: General SFOT Forum May 30th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,838
Posted By Carl_LaFong
A certain amount of desensitizing took place over...

A certain amount of desensitizing took place over time. Much like medical professionals cope with all those disgusting body fluids.
For whatever reason we weren't chosen for the more glamorous...
Forum: General SFOT Forum May 30th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,838
Posted By Carl_LaFong
We didn't have a Flumie in my day but we did have...

We didn't have a Flumie in my day but we did have the Circle Man. He would show up every day wearing a bolo tie and a straw cowboy hat. He got his name by spending the day walking the park in a big...
Forum: Steam Fans May 24th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,766
Posted By Carl_LaFong
Where did he find it? :-D

Where did he find it? :-D
Forum: Seven Seas Employees May 20th, 2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,311
Posted By Carl_LaFong
D'Oh! Seven Seas! Forget I said anything.

D'Oh! Seven Seas!

Forget I said anything.
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