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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby doom1001 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:31 pm

Every time I pass by Dinosaur World on I-4 I think of the Martin Short movie "Clifford" where he played a 10 year old that wanted to go to Dinosaur World.Here's a clip.


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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Visioneer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:39 pm

Dino update = Hilarious! :lmao: I laughed so many times at your captions. Thank you! I'm moving to Orlando in about a month, so all of your updates are priceless. I'm hooked.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:08 pm

crazydaveh wrote:I thought they built a kids water play area a few years back? Did you guys see anything that looked like it?


No, no suggestion of anything even remotely like that.

Thanks for keeping me from spending $12.95! I owe you two beers at Epcot!


Not much of a drinker. But you can buy me 5 Wonderbars in the Canadian Pavillion, if you like. :mickey:


the ghost wrote:I demad they open a dinoshark exhibit when the movie is finally made.


Wait, I thought that had aired already. Dave?


Guy T. Koepp wrote:Did your dino's lack bung holes & genitalia? Ours did. :roll:


Believe me, if these things had had genitalia, every photo would have featured them. :p
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Meteornotes » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:25 pm

^Dinoshark was indeed on two weeks ago. It will be shown again in April.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby printersdevil78 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:44 pm

Another excellent TR from the masters of roadside adventure!

the ghost wrote:Also, I demad they open a dinoshark exhibit when the movie is finally made.
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Already done (albeit a little further north). Full photo TR coming soon!

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:17 pm

First off. Obviously another great update. Thanks!

Electerik wrote:An now, kids, it's time for "Touch and Tell!" (Just don't tell your parents!)

This. This made me laugh! :lmao:

Electerik wrote:This little guy is deadkennedysasaurus, though some people guess that he actually preferred Minor Threat and didn't really mind the suburbs but maybe not.

Then you throw this out! A Dead Kennedys reference. A Suburbs reference. Then... a Minor Threat reference! YESSS!!!
I actually own and run a Straight Edge clothing company called "Out Of Step XXX", and I got the name from Minor Threat.

Lovin' these Florida updates. Thanks again!
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby DenDen » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:43 pm

Where's Terry when you need him! This is full of Terrence moments! :lmao:
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Maximo37 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:53 am

Thank you Thank you Thank you for visiting Dinosaur World. EVERY time I'm on my way to BGT, I always comment on visiting Dinosaur World, but just never seem to... My partner works in Jurassic Park (Discovery Center) at IOA and he and his team were planning an, out of the way, team building trip to Dino World... I'll be sure to show him this... Thanks again. Great work... Keep on Oddventuring...

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:39 pm

STR8FXXXINEDGE wrote:
Electerik wrote:An now, kids, it's time for "Touch and Tell!" (Just don't tell your parents!)

This. This made me laugh! :lmao:


And...it looks like I misspelled "and." I blame Misty. I'm usually so tired of uploading photos by the end, that I wind up posting the update without thoroughly proofreading the captions. Then she reads it and tells me where I screwed up. Looks like she missed that one. Bad Smisty! :p

Minor Threat is awesome, and very easy to get into because they only had, like, one CD. :p

I've always felt that the only kind of music I really don't care for is middle of the road stuff. If I'm gonna listen to rap, it's going to be Public Enemy instead of MC Hammer.

Thanks, as always, for the kind words.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:09 pm

We like mini golf. A lot. It doesn't have to be new, or even particularly well-kept. In fact, very often, old funky courses are more fun than newer ones. It's kind of like a really bad old movie, where there's joy in the fact that someone somewhere actually thought that what they were doing was a good idea--but were very, very wrong.

On the other hand, not all bad movies are fun. Sometimes, bad is just bad.

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There are quite a few activities at this family fun center, but we're just here for the mini golf.
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Indoor, a standard-issue arcade.
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The party room looks nice. That's good.
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Um...are those McDonald's cups in the claw game? What kind of crappy prize is that??
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Pricing for the various activities. There are two 18-hole mini golf courses, and each one is $7.25 (no discount if you play both).
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The "scorecards" are actually just blank pieces of paper. And the courses themselves do not appear to have any sort of name or names.
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Well, this looks pretty. (Of course, it was a pretty day.)
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The holes don't look very exciting, though.
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The go-cart course doesn't look too exciting, either. Then again, I'm not really that into go-carts, so I might just be sounding like one of those people who think that roller coasters that don't go upsidedown must automatically suck.
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Well, okay, that's kind of cute.
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More boring holes, but at least there's something else to look at.
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On the other hand, you do get a great view of the freeway.
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So, some areas are nice, some are ugly, and all are boring. Got it.
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Monkey!

(In the background, hanging from a tree.)
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The 18th hole on the left-side course. Even when there's something cool, you pretty much just putt straight up the middle of it.
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I have no idea what all the metal pipes sticking up all over the place are for. They look like capped off water lines. Maybe they just wanted to add some water fountains later on, but weren't sure where.
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If you don't putt straight up the middle, you find yourself retardedly behind this weird metal block.
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See the lighthouse up ahead? Kind of looks like the last photo, doesn't it? Run down is one thing, but boring and repetitive is hard to forgive.
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Last hole. Putt straight. Or whatever.
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Grand Prix Tampa's nameless mini golf. You can do better.
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