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A German theme park owner has been forced to shut down his newest thrill ride. Somehow no one seemed to notice that, fully extended, the attraction forms two massive “flying swastikas.” The owner says the ride will be “redesigned.”

Don’t they model these things for weight and balance issues? How could that fall through the cracks?

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There are 21 comments.

  1. DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader Member

    EJHill: Don’t they model these things for weight and balance issues? How could that fall through the cracks?

    Eggs < Omelets.

    • #1
    • August 20, 2019, at 11:21 AM PDT
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  2. Hang On Member

    The other giveaway was the ride was called the Hackenkreuz.

    • #2
    • August 20, 2019, at 11:21 AM PDT
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  3. Fake John/Jane Galt Thatcher

    For the love of God does nobody have anything better to do than this stuff?

    • #3
    • August 20, 2019, at 11:49 AM PDT
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  4. Misthiocracy grudgingly Member

    Hang On (View Comment):

    The other giveaway was the ride was called the Hackenkreuz.

    [ Misthiocracy runs to DuckDuckGo News … ]

    News sources says the ride was called the “Eagle Flight”.

    https://news.yahoo.com/german-theme-park-forced-close-173319688.html

    I was wondering how hard it would be to redesign the ride. Apparently, they’re just going to reduce it from four cars per arm to three cars per arm.

    So, the new version will be a tribute to the flag of the Isle of Man.

    • #4
    • August 20, 2019, at 11:53 AM PDT
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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    For the love of God does nobody have anything better to do than this stuff?

    My general response these days to people who freak out over this kind of nonsense is to dismiss it as “First World Problems.”

     

    • #5
    • August 20, 2019, at 11:57 AM PDT
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  6. Hang On Member

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    The other giveaway was the ride was called the Hackenkreuz.

    [ Misthiocracy runs to DuckDuckGo News … ]

    News sources says the ride was called the “Eagle Flight”.

    https://news.yahoo.com/german-theme-park-forced-close-173319688.html

    I was wondering how hard it would be to redesign the ride. Apparently, they’re just going to reduce it from four cars per arm to three cars per arm.

    So, the new version will be a tribute to the flag of the Isle of Man.

    Adlerflug, eh?

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    • August 20, 2019, at 12:11 PM PDT
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  7. Jim McConnell Member

    This story reminds me of when we were designing a hospital in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s and the landscape architect selected a decorative design for the concrete blocks of a retaining wall at the parking lot. When the Interior Department representatives were reviewing the drawings at a design meeting, they pointed out that the design in the block faces was the form of a Star of David. They weren’t pleased; thought it was a deliberate insult.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 12:24 PM PDT
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  8. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    EJHill: Don’t they model these things for weight and balance issues? How could that fall through the cracks?

    Exactly, they where concerned about the weight and balance issues, the over all appearance fell through the cracks, because people only see things that they go looking for.

    Like the Star of David that a Jewish engineering subcontractor managed to get built on the roof of the main terminal building in Tehran, nobody looked for it in the design – so nobody saw it until it was built.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 12:56 PM PDT
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  9. Arthur Beare Member

    E.J.Hill

    Don’t they model these things for weight and balance issues? How could that fall through the cracks?

    They do, and the swastika is perfectly well balanced.

    As for the symbolism, thats not their department.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 1:02 PM PDT
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  10. Misthiocracy grudgingly Member

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    The other giveaway was the ride was called the Hackenkreuz.

    [ Misthiocracy runs to DuckDuckGo News … ]

    News sources says the ride was called the “Eagle Flight”.

    https://news.yahoo.com/german-theme-park-forced-close-173319688.html

    I was wondering how hard it would be to redesign the ride. Apparently, they’re just going to reduce it from four cars per arm to three cars per arm.

    So, the new version will be a tribute to the flag of the Isle of Man.

    Adlerflug, eh?

    By golly, Hitler really just ruined everything for the Germans didn’t he? One seemingly can’t use any German word without it already having been used by the Nazis in some way, shape, or form.

    Heck, it’s not just the Germans either. I remember a few years back a little league team, whose name was the Eagles, getting in trouble because they called their clubhouse the Eagle’s Nest.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 1:10 PM PDT
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  11. Stad Thatcher

    How about this building?

     

    • #11
    • August 20, 2019, at 1:26 PM PDT
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  12. Randy Webster Member

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    The other giveaway was the ride was called the Hackenkreuz.

    [ Misthiocracy runs to DuckDuckGo News … ]

    News sources says the ride was called the “Eagle Flight”.

    https://news.yahoo.com/german-theme-park-forced-close-173319688.html

    I was wondering how hard it would be to redesign the ride. Apparently, they’re just going to reduce it from four cars per arm to three cars per arm.

    So, the new version will be a tribute to the flag of the Isle of Man.

    Or Sicily.

    • #12
    • August 20, 2019, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  13. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Post author

    Stad : How about this building?

    US Navy barracks!

    • #13
    • August 20, 2019, at 5:35 PM PDT
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  14. Jon1979 Lincoln

    EJHill: Don’t they model these things for weight and balance issues? How could that fall through the cracks?

    Obviously in the design process, they did Nazi that.

    • #14
    • August 21, 2019, at 5:59 AM PDT
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  15. Stad Thatcher

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Stad : How about this building?

    US Navy barracks!

    Hey, @ejhill. Was that your Trump Tower in Greenland picture featured in a Trump Tweet?

    • #15
    • August 21, 2019, at 7:13 AM PDT
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  16. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Post author

    Stad : Was that your Trump Tower in Greenland picture featured in a Trump Tweet?

    That was all Jon.

    • #16
    • August 21, 2019, at 8:25 AM PDT
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  17. Kephalithos Member

    Speaking of political incorrectness at amusement parks, Denmark’s second-oldest roller coaster features a tunnel whose entrance is straddled by a naked woman.

    How such a thing has survived to 2019 is beyond me. Then again, the Danes also have this. There must be something in the water.

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    • August 21, 2019, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  18. Stad Thatcher

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Stad : Was that your Trump Tower in Greenland picture featured in a Trump Tweet?

    That was all Jon.

    Yep, caught my error. Your effort would be more realistic . . . (snicker snicker)

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    • August 21, 2019, at 10:12 AM PDT
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  19. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    How about this building?

     

    I hope its some ‘Woke’ Ivy League college campus. 

    • #19
    • August 21, 2019, at 3:58 PM PDT
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  20. Full Size Tabby Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    For the love of God does nobody have anything better to do than this stuff?

    Now that we’ve had our fun, I suspect that without prompting very few people would see a swastika in the design of a carnival ride. As others have noted, people see what they’re looking for. And today many social problems we have are due to people looking for things at which to be offended. And the rest of us get blindsided because we are thinking about lots of other things. 

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    • August 22, 2019, at 6:46 AM PDT
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  21. Stad Thatcher

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    And today many social problems we have are due to people looking for things at which to be offended.

    Sadly, it’s getting easier and easier to find “offenses”. Someone had to go back and look at all of Kate Smith’s work to find those songs . . .

    • #21
    • August 23, 2019, at 5:53 AM PDT
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