- From The April 2017 Scraps File, words not used last month.
- Statistics April: What Was Popular-Ish Around Here, a review of what got read.
- Statistics Saturday: The United States In Descending Order Of Thickness and only later did I realize I should have done it by volume too.
- What's Going On In The Phantom (Weekdays)? February - May 2017 One story ends, another begins.
- Is The Auto Care Place Close To A Relationship Breakthrough? as my sign fascination continues.
- Still, Nice To Hear Craggy Island's On An Uptick from a bit of oddball news regarding a beach.
- Craggy Island Vacationing when I realized I had enough stuff it could've been this week's big piece.
- Out On The Town, and why we were. This week's big piece.
Here's some more puttering around Anthrocon In The Off Season:
The experience of everyone playing Nascar: play Nascar or just sit impassively waiting for the thing to finish? I'm being too hard on it; there's some fun stuff on the game. We just always played savagely hard tables. In front of it, the Gottlieb mid-80s game Car Hop that's entirely based on roller skates and short skirts.
The classic arcade video game section was overseen by Car Dealership Santa.
So when I saw this Journey arcade I thought it was a refitted thing where some obscure early-80s game got the faces of the band imposed on whatever the original sprites were. Not so: the original game included digitized pictures of the band, with the objective being to reunite them with their instruments. Well, would you think that was legit if you encountered it in the field today? Especially with the digitized heads of the band on sprite-cartoon bodies?
Game console section, seen from a low angle so all the laser lights on the ceiling show. Also I show off my love for weird shadow and light play.
Small UFO serving the game consoles.
Trivia: Jay Ward's last TV pilot was a show, Fang, the Wonder (?) Dog, conceptually a Lassie spoof. Source: The Moose That Roared: The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose, Keith Scott.
Currently Reading: Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-40, William R Trotter.
PS: Excuses, But Classed Up Some instead of another Why Stuff Can Orbit post.