What's been on my humor blog the past week? A string of things:
- Walking Through Novel-Writing, last week's major piece. Simple sarcasm or a satire so deep even I don't get it? You make the call.
- Nothing Is Happening In Apartment 3-G: And It Will Stop November 22nd and no, I don't know what I'll do with my time once I don't have explaining the mess that is this former comic strip.
- Statistics Saturday: Michigan Place Names I Still Don’t Pronounce Right After Three Years which is a bit of a fib since I've learned how to pronounce ``Lansing''. I think.
- Calendar Notice: When You Can Stop Cleaning Ahead Of Thanksgiving as a useful silly guide.
- Caption This: Ray Walston Doing Things on Voyager which is why you don't recognize what episode this is from.
- Why We Never Listen To My iPod On Shuffle and it mostly comes down to my laziness.
- What I Think Of The Peanuts Movie and how wishy-washy can I be about having thoughts about it?
- Walking Through Novel-Writing Some More, this week's big piece and a follow-up on last week's.
America's Most Haunted, an example of the rare boutique pinball project that successfully produced pinball machines. It's a pretty fun game with modes that represent, like, ghosts in an abandoned hospital and the like.
So, I'd never played Who dunnit outside its Pinball Arcade version. It makes much more sense in person. Also I had my best game of it ever when I actually touched the machine in person. This suggests a pinball game strategy I had not considered before.
One of the fewer-than-I-thought photographs I took of the Pinball Wizard Arcade's overall setting. It's a dark place, yes, but there's pinball machines (there's a giant Hercules in the lower right), pool, classic arcade games. There's also an REO Speedwagon CD you can get from the redemption counter. Not pictured.
Trivia: The ketch which the space shuttle Atlantis was named after --- a research vessel of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute --- is in the service of the Argentinian coast guard now. (As the El Austral.) Source: Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories, Simon Winchester. (Argentina took it over in 1966, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has a replacement vessel by the same name.)
Currently Reading: The Laser in America, 1950 - 1970, Joan Lisa Bromberg.
PS: Reading the Comics, November 10, 2015: Symbols And Meanings Edition, a bunch of comics that let me say what things stand for.