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<div class="quote-block">SACRAMENTO, Calif. - No screaming on the Screamer!<br><br><br><br>
A suburban amusement park has gotten so many complaints from neighbors about bloodcurdling screams that it has instituted a no-shrieking rule for its scary new thrill ride, the Scandia Screamer, a gigantic, windmill-like contraption that sends people plunging 16 stories to Earth at nearly 60 mph.<br><br><br><br>
Riders who let out a screech or just about any other noise are pulled off and sent to the back of the line.<br><br><br><br>
"After the first complaint, our rule was no profanity," said Steve Baddley, general manager at the Scandia Family Fun Center. "Then neighbors said it wasn't just that it was the crazy, excessive screaming. Then they said it was really all of it, the loud laughing, everything. Eventually, we said, `Bag it, that's it no noise.'"</div>
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Hm. I wonder if one could sue for false advertising since you're not allowed to scream. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">So...if they scream in <i>mid-ride</i> they stop the ride, pull the person off and then resume the ride? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></span>
 

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I saw this in a local paper about a week ago. I have the same question as Brandon. If you're screaming while on the initial ride up the big hill, OK, but what thrill ride is built to stop in the middle to let off transgressors?<br><br><br><br>
The neighbors get little sympathy from me. They live next to an amusement park, for heaven's sake. They want it to be a cornfield? Then they ought to have bought it years ago and found some other business that will pump as much property and income taxes into the local government and activity into the local economy.<br><br><br><br>
I live on a three-lane road heavily traveled by semi-trucks. My house on the steepest part of a long hill, too, so the going-up trucks are chugging loud, and the going-down trucks are jake-braking. The "No jake brake" sign isn't until the city limits farther down the hill. Do I complain about the noise? No. I knew this was a hill on many truck routes when I moved in. Just like the people who live next to airports, I get used to pauses in phone conversations and rewinding DVDs to catch a line I missed.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Gardner has moved his cigar smoking to his garage because the Screamer has marred the view from his back patio.</div>
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Awwww.... what a pity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Serenstar</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Awwww.... what a pity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"></div>
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Yeah, no kidding. What a poor baby that he doesn't like smoking in his yard as much as he did before.
 
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