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What are some memories of your wonder years?

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  1. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    Damn I miss our monorails. The bloody Fatty O'Barrell Government destroyed something that was unique in this great city of ours. How on Earth they think that a rail running above the road on an independent circuit, free from traffic jams, run by a private operator was a bad thing, I will never know. Sure, it only covered about 30% of the CBD, and there was plenty of room for growth, but THAT'S WHERE THEY COULD'VE IMPROVED IT. All the work was already there done for them, they just needed to extend it to Circular Quay and Barangaroo, and that's it... CBD entirely covered. But no no no, let's close down George Street and put a light rail on it that broke down after 60 minutes of operation :tonguewink::tonguewink::tonguewink:
     
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    It's the best man... the only problem is though that I find myself in situations where it's either zone or nothing.. If I don't get into the zone I just end up procrastinating for hours.. but once in the zone, I can work for hours and hours on end and it feels like no time at all :yum:
     
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    sucks man, the monorail was so iconic.. I mean how many cities have one? even if you weren't riding it, it was always nice to see/hear it cruising around, doing it's thing.. it never bothered anybody... not to mention it was a really big tourist attraction, generating most of its revenue from tourists
     
  4. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    Yeah mate, I know that feeling. That's why I like being very busy at work because the times flies. Before you know it, it's lunch time, then knock-off time. It's a pleasant surprise.
     
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    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    Exactly right brother. I first went on the Monorail when I was in year 1 at school, and at the time, it was still fairly new. I also remember going on it when I was dating my ex. She wanted to go to Sega World lol, so we went down there then caught the monorail back up to the CBD. Yep I also loved how it was iconic to our city.

    I'm sure there are countries in Asia that have one, but the only other nation that really stands out in having them is Germany (and they are inverted to ours lol)...

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    I vaguely remember the rides on it as a kid, and then I did a loop a few years ago... I used to just enjoy seeing and hearing them go by when having a beer in the city.. there was just a warmth about them... I thought ours was designed in the Netherlands? tomato tomahto... I know England has had a at least one monorail.... my friend and I were actually talking about Sega World the other day.. that place didn't last long! I remember it being super expensive
     
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    It actually last a lot longer than most people think. Back in 2007 (when I went with my ex) it was simply like an Arcade where you can walk in and play the arcade machines on it. The arcade games were normal price, but the rides were expensive (there were no rides left in it when we went). It wasn't by any means packed in 2007, and a lot of the machines were old, but that nostalgic feel that the place had was awesome. That iconic blue cone too, the in door rides... there was no other building like it. I reckon that with the recent releases of the Sega Mega Drive Mini and Sega Heroes on Android and iOS (a game I'm addicted to BTW), that Sega World would've done better had it opened today. Gee's I reckon parents would've wanted their kids to get out of the house and off their phones and go to an indoor theme park - Sega World was just that.
     
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    I only went there once from memory.... I don't recall going on many rides, but mostly doing the other things that were on the concourse... apparently they wanted to open a whole bunch of them, which obviously never came to fruition... it probably would pick up for a little while, and then die back down again if it were around today... people are creatures of convenience today and it's the same as football attendances in a way... it's just more convenient for people to be at home.. I mean they would get consistent visitors no doubt, but wouldn't be enough of a turn over once overheads, wages etc are factored in.. I wish we had a Fun Spot over here myself, I'm all about the classics
     
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    Wow! Blast from the past.
     
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    Who remembers these guys...

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    Wanna laugh?

     
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    Who remembers these things you'd put over your monitor to reduce the radiation :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:

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    Watching The Paul Hogan show with my old man. I use to try and get up early before he went to work and watch the Thunderbirds with him aswell.
     
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    Paul Hogan show was the best! Had some hotties on there as well. Bought the Best Of DVD a few years ago, he's a funny bastard.
     
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    Buzz Rothfield
     
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    Yeah it still cracks me up. I bought the DVD a couple of years ago aswell.

    A fistful of raviolli still cracks me up
     

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