austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Their house is a museum

My humor blog: I have one. Here's what you could be enjoying there.

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Me getting arty again: carousel horse display (``romance'') side and the less-ornate reverse side as seen in a mirror. With another horse photobombing the action.


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M C Illions horse with some companions at the Merry-Go-Round Museum. Scenery panels above. I like that Illions's address is carved as ``C.I.'', as though Coney Island were an actual postal abbreviation. On the other hand, I've sent stuff to, like, 'Garden City LI' and that's gotten through. New York City is kind of a weird world.


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Looking a carved horse in the mouth. It's not always pretty and might reflect where there could've been harnesses for the rider to hold. (I don't know that this ever did.)


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Exhibit at the Merry-Go-Round museum that makes me wonder: what would the game be? And why does it use the Original Wheel of Fortune logo graphic design?


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Photo of then-First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House Christmas event, showing off a carousel deer ... in front of that carousel deer. Remember when we had a First Lady and, for that matter, a President? Those were good times. Also I keep liking that Daniel Muller-carved butterfly lady in the upper right there; I don't remember if her lights were working in past visits.


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Tools of the trade, I think from the Dentzel carving shop, along with a horse that's had its paint stripped to show what a fresh-carved horse would look like.


Trivia: While a candidate for the second round of NASA astronaut selections in June and July 1962, Neil Armstrong presented a (cowritten) paper, ``A Review Of In-Flight Simulation Pertinent To Piloted Space Vehicles'' (about how to build spaceflight simulators) to the Paris meeting of NATO's Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development, and received the Octave Chanute Award at a meeting of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences. He felt good about his chances for selection. Source: First Man: The Life of Neil A Armstrong, James R Hansen.

Currently Reading: The Vulgar Tongue: Green's History of Slang, Jonathon Green.

PS: Reading the Comics, September 29, 2017: Anthropomorphic Mathematics Edition, some comics accidentally posted late. Sorry.

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