- Why I Am Not A Successful Alternate-History Writer, last week's big piece, a huge bundle of goofy plotting set in the late 19th and early 20th century.
- What Does This Compu-Toon Even Mean: 4 October 2017 Edition (a cry for help)
- Statistics Saturday: Some Sequels Given The Subtitle ‘2000’
- What’s Going On In The Amazing Spider-Man? July – October 2017 (a bunch of goofy plotting that actually got published)
- In Which Capitalism Asks Me To Make A Decision and I get asked my opinion on something ridiculous.
- In Which I Am Once Again Dumbfounded because of minstrel show ridiculousness.
- Me: Self-Image Versus Reality and a quick bit of self-assessment.
- Why I Am Not A Successful Fiction Writer, this week's big piece, another bundle of goofy plotting.
After the Merry-Go-Round Museum we got back to Cedar Point and found that we had not, in fact, missed the Halloweekends performances. There was only one we really wanted to get to, and we were just in time to catch it.
Back to Cedar Point! A moment in the magic-and-music-and-dance show at the Jack Aldrich Theatre, in what turns out to have been the last day of the ten-or-so years the show's run. Here, the dancers are done up in baby doll costumes while a boxed-person stunt goes on.
Comic magician doing a card trick. The comic magician comes out between the major dance pieces, presumably to cover the costume changes and set redressings needed.
Fluorescent dance during the magic-and-music-and-dance show. Also right about here I realized that, oh yeah, my camera can go up to a simulated film speed of ISO 3200 so why shouldn't I be trying more low-light pictures like this?
Friday The 13th-inspired dance; the Freddie Krugers would push the guy into the box for the trick where they put sheet metal panels through the box.
The magic trick I'd been part of! A couple years ago I was the guy on the left, holding up the banner, and ending up locked into the stocks in the comic magician's place.
And one of the later dance bits, a metamorphosis-in-the-box trick. The comic magician gets on stage for some of the dances and this is one of them.
They're not doing this show this year, so we caught, if not the final performance of this after a decade or so, at least one of its final day's performances.
Trivia: Jack Donnelly, Jack Corliss, and Tjeerd van Andel's 1977 dive in the submersible Alvin that first witnessed life in deep-water lava vents was number 713. (An uncrewed diving probe had photographed clams and mussels in the spot the day before.) Source: Pacific, Simon Winchester.
Currently Reading: The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution, Alex Storozynski. I was barely out of the prologue before I realized I've got a Christmas present for my father, who always yelled at the news radio when the traffic report mispronounced the Kosciuszko Bridge's name. (They said it like everyone in the New York City area says it, mind, it's just they say it wrong.)
PS: The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: What I Learned, my self-reflective piece at the end of a lot of work.