austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

Then you'll be glad you tried it

You know what? Let's do something different today. Let me list my humor blog's recent posts first. Then you can see pictures.

You could get these on your Friends page, more or less as they happen. Or in your RSS reader, if you've got one. Or just let WordPress e-mail you stuff as it gets published.

Return with us now to Canobie Lake Park, though:

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The Canobie Corkscrew, Canobie Lake Park's older steel roller coaster. It's a two-loop corkscrew which used to be at an indoor amusement park/shopping mall in Chicago. It made its way to New Hampshire by the sort of twisty path that steel roller coasters will do.


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The launch station for Canobie Lake Park's Canobie Corkscrew. I like the onion-tipped center, which vaguely harmonizes with the Turkish Twist station, but I can't explain why this style and not something else. Their stations all look a touch better than they need to, though, and I'm happy for that.


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The Melt sandwich shop. All grilled cheese sandwiches, all the time. And yet if you opened this at Washington Square it would just contribute to the hipster occupation of Lansing that isn't gentrifying my neighborhood fast enough already. We were sad not to have a chance to eat here since several of their grilled cheeses looked pretty good, really.


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Hearses! We caught, in early August, some of the vehicles for Canobie Lake Park's Screeemfest event, for Halloween.


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And now I've seen everything. And by ``everything'' I mean ``Carrot Top wearing a Tonight Show With Jay Leno T-shirt in public''. Also in the middle, aggressively punchworthy Funky Winkerbean star Les Moore.


Trivia: About a third of the houses on the London Bridge burned in the Great Fire of 1666. The remainder were saved in part by a natural firebreak where houses burned in the Great Fire of 1633 had yet to be rebuilt. Source: Old London Bridge: The Story of the Longest Inhabited Bridge in Europe, Patricia Pierce.

Currently Reading: The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed, John McPhee.

Tags: canobie lake park, humor, new england parks tour
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