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Forum: SFoT memories November 20th, 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,127
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Embarrassing Moments

Remember "Fire-Watch" duty at the Cave? It was an easy "double" because all you had to do was go put on a blue maintenance uniform for stealth and go stand guard at a designated place in the Cave...
Forum: Historic Arlington January 16th, 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,246
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Time-Temperature

Yeah, that was when there was a high volume of calls, e.g. when it was very cold. You could barely hear the other callers and had to shout to talk to them. Sort of a primitive form of social...
Forum: Historic Arlington December 14th, 2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,246
Posted By Greg Pogue
Time-Temperature

Remember the "time-temperature" telephone service? The number was 844-6611. I think you could dial 844 plus any four digits and get the same result, e.g. "844-1111." You would hear an ad for...
Forum: Removed Rides November 16th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,004
Posted By Greg Pogue
Rides that should never be removed

What is your list of rides/attractions that you think should never be removed. Mine would look like this:

Mine Train
Tower
The Front Gate Plaza
Shock Wave
Southern Palace
Train
Maybe Cave,...
Forum: Removed Rides November 12th, 2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,731
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Casa Magnetica

Chaps? Chute Out? I guess you are from a different era. I worked a double at Chute Out one time and that's about the hottest I've ever been, so I can see that. I would estimate it was a good...
Forum: Removed Rides November 6th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,731
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Casa Magnetica

Casa Magnetica was a good place to exile a wayward Rides foreman or other employees. It was sort of Six Flags' version of Alcatraz. The threat of being sent there helped keep other inmates in the...
Forum: Removed Rides October 11th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,470
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Rides you worked no longer there

...and the granddady of all closed rides: LaSalle's Adventure ("River"). I only worked there a couple of times. But I was so fond of the ride that I was depressed when they closed it. I've...
Forum: Random Ramblings... October 24th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By Greg Pogue
Mr. Pepperminttrivia

Jerry Haynes (AKA "Mr. Peppermint") was the father of Gibby Haynes of the band Butthole Surfers.


Anyway, Mr. Peppermint will be missed.
Forum: Gifts and Souvenirs September 20th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Bring On The Whips!

Yikes!


The logic of selling functional bullwhips inside a crowded amusement park always perplexed me. You'd be cruising the blacktop, headed for a well deserved break in the Canteen and hear...
Forum: Random Ramblings... August 30th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,648
Posted By Greg Pogue
My lineup:

This exposes my age. Bear in mind these were all re-runs long into syndication when I was watching them. So I'm not that old.

Brady Bunch
Gomer Pyle, USMC*
Star Trek (as in "the" Star...
Forum: Random Ramblings... March 21st, 2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By Greg Pogue
It's kind of like trying not to finish "Shave and a Haicut.."

There's no basement at the Alamo!!!!!:laugh:
Forum: Random Ramblings... March 18th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By Greg Pogue
Texas History Quiz--The Alamo

Went to San Antonio for spring break with the kids. Thought up this little quiz on the drive home:

1. The current structure and location of the Alamo is:

a. a concert hall

b. a...
Forum: SFoT memories February 9th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,426
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Favorite Souvenirs

Another one:

The "invisible dog" leash.
Forum: SFoT memories January 17th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,579
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: River Jokes

"I'll ask Francois if it is safe to go on, in French...

(In English) Hey, Francois, is it safe to go on...in French?

Francois is shaking his head back and forth, which in French, means 'no.'...
Forum: Removed Attractions December 17th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,845
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Lost Parents Caboose

The real railroad caboose that functioned as "Lost Parents" in the early 80's was way cool. Probably wouldn't pass muster as safe for young children, though. Kids liked to climb up to the upper...
Forum: Removed Attractions December 17th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Western Union...er...Onion?

What were you doing? Riding rides? Meeting girls? Working double shifts?

I was too scared of the supervisors to get spotted out of uniform chatting it up with other employees on duty, so...
Forum: General SFOT Forum December 16th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,984
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: New topic for discussion

I remember the "Security" office inside the compound kind of looked like a little house. Then again, First Aid kind of looked like a little house, too. I don't remember any structure that looked...
Forum: Removed Attractions December 16th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Western Union...er...Onion?

I'm just supporting the phenomenon that when you are up to your eyballs in something all day, you lose interest in it.

Work at Six Flags---you want to go to the lake on your day off.

Work at...
Forum: Removed Attractions December 16th, 2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Western Union...er...Onion?

Funny thing...I worked five and a half seasons there. Maybe visited the park on a day off half a dozen times, mostly to entertain out of town guests. As a child I thought that if I worked...
Forum: Removed Attractions December 15th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By Greg Pogue
Kennel

Didn't really want to start a new thread, this is so trivial. But, did anyone work at the Six Flags kennel? Is that still there?

I remember going out there one time for something, but I don't...
Forum: General SFOT Forum December 15th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,984
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: New topic for discussion

Huh? Where, exactly? How did they hide that from us?
Forum: Removed Attractions December 15th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Western Union...er...Onion?

I'm sort of amazed that I remembered the location so accurately. I may have been there twice in five long years of service to 6F. The structure looked and smelled new to me at the time, so I...
Forum: Removed Attractions December 14th, 2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By Greg Pogue
Western Union...er...Onion?

Does anyone remember the Western Union Office? You could go there and spend $11.95 or some rediculous sum like that to send some kind of Mail-Gram kind of thing to someone from Six Flags. Worked...
Forum: General SFOT Forum November 29th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,781
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Why did park only ran one Elevator for the Oil Derrick?

Speaking of the stairs and the 50-foot level...

One day when I was working at Tower I was standing down by the railroad crossing talking to the foreman, when I looked up and, what the...

A boy,...
Forum: General SFOT Forum November 23rd, 2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,781
Posted By Greg Pogue
Re: Why did park only ran one Elevator for the Oil Derrick?

I never really understood why the Tower was not more popular. Even as a kid, with all of the thrill rides beckoning, I insisted on riding up to the top of the derrick just to look around.

I got...
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