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September 23, 2019



I do not like roller coasters (the whole getting-shaken-up thing is not appealing to me, but that is perturbing.

On the other hand, the number of deaths we accept due to preventable automotive accidents per year (like distracted driving or stupid aggressive driving or drunk driving) is ludicrously high compared to Six Flags deaths or shark attack deaths or lightning deaths, so there's that. Even deaths by furniture are higher than most of the chain-email-panic cause du jour death categories. Our sense of scale and what we assume as necessary vs. unnecessary: altogether really weird.


KC - I think it's the same with amusement parks, vaping, and school shootings: when kids die extra attention is paid even if it's a relatively small death count.

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