People playing chess on roller coasters

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The thoughtful looks. The apparent midgame. The hand on the chin. It's perfect.
Clockwise from top left: Andrew Burke, Chris Ranker, Ryan DowlingSoka, and Chance Brown.

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Jared Meadows and Renea Campbell at King's Dominion.

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Devon Colligan losing to Walter Hickey, taken on Nitro at Six Flags in NJ.

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Ashley, Maureen, Greg, and Kunal play checkers.
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Jordan Stosky (right, looking at the board) and his friend Lucas travel from Canada to Florida to play chess on the Revenge of the Mummy coaster.

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That's Nate Jellis on the Loch Ness monster at Busch Gardens, Virginia. They had trouble sneaking the board and pieces on the coaster, and had to tape them on as they were going up. The souvenier photo didn't work out but they snapped this shot with a camera smuggled on-board. I've ridden that coaster, and I'm amazed they held on to the board.

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Captain Phillip Sprincin. That's right, a fucking helicopter.

The comic:
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  • xdvx
  • May 4, 2009, 2:48 pm
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  • 1

    i was gonna say..the last picture made it obvisious lolz..god damn people playin chess and on a rollar coaster...usual u do one not both

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    Ima go try that now !

    • Gavin54
    • December 9, 2009, 8:21 am
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    Skill for the people playing chess

    • peace
    • February 14, 2010, 3:06 pm
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    I don't get it... is there some kind of joke behind this or what?

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    they should play chess on the tower of terror! everyone is flipping out wen the pic is taken!

    • tacolad
    • February 14, 2010, 9:25 pm
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