Binge and purge: easier than ever!

November 14, 2007

As the song says, kicks just keep getting harder to find. The amusement park industry is having its big convention, and the hot new thrill seems to be dining 165 feet above the ground, at a table suspended by a crane.

Yeah, that’s pretty much what I wondered, too. Who cares? It’s not like you can’t go to the Rainbow Room if  you want to dine high up. Heck, you could even sneak a sausage pizza aboard a gyrocopter. It doesn’t take Isaac Newton to guess what’s going to happen when you eat raw oysters and some linguini,  washed down by a few beers, and then sit there swinging back and forth, back and forth…

The promoters of this suspended table thing say it’s available for business meetings, too. We’ve seen those “meetings” in James Bond movies. “Uh, sorry Mr. Blofeld, I don’t want to join your evil scheme, so I guess I’ll just be goin’ home now…”

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The attraction ‘Dinner in the Sky’ is demonstrated at the amusement industry’s international convention in Orlando, Florida November 13, 2007.  REUTERS/Nicholas Wolaver/Handout

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Brilliant! Now where are the toilets?

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

Haven’t those people ever seen the Final Destination movies?

Posted by K | Report as abusive

I see. So now we move the desk to the cone of silence instead of the other way around. Does that work any better?

Gene! Shelly! You’re on!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

When the crane lifts you high for your next pizza pie, that’s a gimmick,
When the world starts to veer like you’ve had too much beer, that’s a gimmick.
When you swing to and fro to the point you don’t know but to be sick,
Scuzza me, but you see that in this industry
That’s a gimmick!

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive