austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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It's your life and you can do what you want

Really, really tired. Here's my humor blog the past week.

Marvin's. Enjoy.

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So besides the replica carousel horses maybe for sale there is this little lighthouse on offer. Also that humanoid figure for Jack Daniels. I don't think the hot air balloon is part of the giant track for airplane models but I couldn't swear to that.


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Looking from near the men's room back towards the pinball games (you can see The Wizard of Oz, bottom right), with stuff in the way, the motif of all marvin's.


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The Old King Cole machine is a bunch of marionette figures that do play a song if you put in a quarter and the machine is working, which is not something you can always rely on. Well, it's a complicated place to keep working.


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Stuff more towards the back of the museum, with the giant popcorn bucket the location of the food and drinks stand.


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Among the many things Marvin's gathered are circus posters for Carter the Great and other magicians, including as you can see at least one named Marvin. Not sure if that's a real piece or a modern replica in honor of Marvin Yagoda.


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Back end of the redemption counter and what they say they truly believe to be P T Barnum's Fake Cardiff Giant. Barnum's was a plaster replica, covertly made in wax, from the original gypsum-carved thing.


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And Barnum's Fake Cardiff Giant, which is concealed below the waist which is why I don't have any full-body shots of it. It's got a spot near but looking away from the women's bathroom.


Trivia: Until February of 1971 the tentative scheduled date for Apollo 17 was June 1972. Source: Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of NASA's Lunar Expeditions, William David Compton. NASA SP-4214.

Currently Reading: Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure The Heavens, Andrea Wulf.

PS: As I Try To Make Wronski's Formula For Pi Into Something I Like, some more mathematics manipulation and I reveal some tricks.

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