Crazy-ass shit…!

29 Apr

 

Hi.

I like to throw off my three readers once in a while, by putting up a post that is completely unrelated to American Idol, or my inner-demons, and this is one of them.

 

 

This:
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(Pic from: http://johncordova.com/cities/towers/towers.html)

Is the Stratosphere observation Tower, in Las Vegas.

 

This is also my first post ever with multimedia, as in, a picture. Wow, do I rock or what!!!

 

OK, so this observation tower, which, well, towers 1,149 feet above Vegas, is part of a hotel/casino/other complex, called the Stratosphere. You’re still with me? Good.

Now, let’s check out this close-up of the top of this 1,149 feet tower:
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(This pic is from HERE)

You see the thingies sticking out, 1,149 feet above Vegas? Yeah? Well, these thingies are the crazy-ass shit I was mentioning in my blog title.

These thingies, are thrills rides. Yep, like the ones found in amusement parks, only almost at the top of a 1,149 feet tower.

 

Personally, I love amusement parks, I’m especially fond of roller-coasters, but I’ll get in pretty much anything that doesn’t throw me up into the air, to then drop me down, while creating complete mayhem as far as the regular position of my internal organs is concerned.

Otherwise, bring it on: shake me, spin me, swing me, turn me upside down, put me on a 45 degree track, or suspend me under one, and chances are that I’ll be going back for seconds.

However, you could give me a thousand bucks to get in one of the Stratosphere thingies, and chances are that I won’t take you up on your offer, however I will be happy to film you, should you decide you fancy going to shit yourself 900-something feet up above Vegas. No, really, it would be my pleasure.

 

Up there, I think they have three rides, one of which is the big stick completely at the top of the tower. This is the one type of ride that I do not enjoy at all, the one that relocates my heart in my throat, and my intestines right above my ankles.

However, on top of the Stratosphere tower, it suddenly seems way more appealing that the other two. Let’s see why, and let’s start with the lesser of two evils, Insanity.


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(Pic from: http://www.earlyvegas.com/stratosphere.html)

That, above, is Insanity, or some computer generated version of it. Regardless, the ride itself is as absurd as it looks. Don’t believe me? Then watch this:


Fucking ridiculous, isn’t it?

Well, that is nothing. If you offered me a thousand bucks, I would actually go on that ride. You could maybe have me up there for half of that.

 

 

However, compared to X-Scream, Insanity is for pussies. This is X-Scream:


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 (Crazy pic above from HERE)

 

And there, from a different angle:
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(Ridiculous pic above from HERE)

 

Now, don’t tell that you don’t find this to be the stupidest idea like, ever. I don’t mean to freak anyone one out, but it seems to me that this “ride” is nothing but a disaster waiting to happen. Seriously. This thing slides back and forth on that other thing, and I’m no sissy, but dude, I’m getting vertigo just looking at it.

 

But let’s check out this masochist’s wet dream in action, shall we?



 

Pretty freaking insane, huh?

 

 

If you haven’t had enough, here’s the story of some dude who actually went on this thing, and didn’t like it, but then, why someone in their right mind would submit themselves to this kind of torture of their own free will is beyond me. Anyway, his account of his moment of madness is pretty cool, and comes with some neat pictures, and a short video at the bottom of the page.

 

Note #1: The roller-coaster, which was the one ride up on the the Stratosphere Tower NOT designed to give people heart attacks, is now no more. I don’t know if the tracks are still up there, but even they are, you still can’t ride it. Maybe you can run along them though, and I bet you even that will be less scary than having a shot at X-Scream.

Note #2: These rides are still fucking nuts, no matter what anyone says.

Note #3: Creating blog posts with lots of photos and videos is tedious, and takes almost as much forever than my usual posts that are full of words.

 

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3 Responses to “Crazy-ass shit…!”

  1. Lissycat May 13, 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    i would ride both. i’m a fuckin freak like that. seriously.

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  2. Samantha April 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    I’m a total wuss so I try to avoid scary rides, but these rides are off the chain!! Wow!!

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