Thursday/Friday, my humor post roundup. And for you faithful readers, some Canobie Lake Pictures. There's a bunch of these. The park really is this wonderful. You've got to see it.
Just inside the front gate at Canobie Lake Park: a popcorn vendor. This is far from a unique picture but boy does it blend the line between reality and Roller Coaster Tycoon. Note a couple spilled kernels on the overhangs. And that the trash bin beside the popcorn stand is of the same design.
Canobie Lake Park's antique carousel. It's an unusual one for the variety of carvers represented on it and for being a two-level carousel. The non-jumping row is a step down from the rest; it's a neat look.
Pinball Alley! The park has nineteen, count 'em, pinball machines in the main arcade, and a few more scattered across the park. These include some modern games, like Spider-Man and (not pictured) AC/DC, as well as some of the all-time greats like Twilight Zone and Monster Bash. They've also got some real old ones, such as Space Invaders, the pinball (not working the day we were there, alas.) Also in view: Shrek, a reskinned version of Family Guy that's enormously more playable. And every game is a quarter. Even the new ones.
The international food court! This might be the most lickable set of amusement park buildings outside the original soft-serve-ice-cream styled buildings at Great Adventure's oldest sections.
Yankee Cannonball: Canobie Lake Park's classic wooden roller coaster. See how anxious and/or dreadful the passengers are.
So with that, let me invite you to read my humor blog. Run there the past week:
- What I Think Of Whatever It Was I Just Got, this week's major piece. Me complaining about my health because you don't get enough of that already.
- Bob and Ray Put Up The Storm Windows, pointing to an installment of the old-time radio classic.
- Why I’m Not In A Good Mood (Kinda Icky Edition) from back when I thought my sickness was over with already.
- Why I’m In A Good Mood (Cedar Point Edition), a spot of found comedy from the past weekend that I loved.
- H L Mencken’s Bathtub Hoax, which you've heard of yes, but have you ever read it? You should. It's worth it.
- Statistics Saturday: Amusement Park Content, In Three Charts, a powerfully silly little thing that got someone else to mention d'Efteling, delighting me.
- Nothing Is Happening In Apartment 3-G: But It Is A Lovely Day Outside, last week's report on the great void of comic stripping that's there. Yes, I plan to address the rumors in tomorrow's installment.
- What Is Art, And What Can It Do To You?, last week's major piece. An answer to what art is and how you can know you're doing it.
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Trivia: Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life began 27 October 1947. Source: Quiz Craze, Thomas A DeLong.
Currently Reading: The Mapmakers, John Noble Wilford.