austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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We'll find a way through the mad rushing crowd

We were in Mexico much of the last week. But I had a lot of stuff for my mathematics blog pre-loaded and ready to go. And then one thing that wasn't pre-loaded. So here it is.

What's Going On In Dick Tracy? November 2017 - January 2018 is my story comic review for the week. And now let's poke around The Peaceable Kingdom a bit more:

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Rubber rat trying to make its way into the Itty Bitty Home Appliances, whatever the heck those are exactly.


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bunny_hugger just past the cheap thrills and pondering the less-cheap thrills at the back of the store.


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The Peaceable Kingdom, from the back and looking toward the entrance.


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And something we only that day discovered about The Peaceable Kingdom: they've got fairy doors, like a fair number of Ann Arbor shops.


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Peeking inside the fairy door: a slightly disheveled fairy shop, probably stocked from the cheap thrills counter.


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It turned out the fairy shop had windows on the inside, underneath the display windows of the Peaceable Kingdom.


Trivia: The name of the International Monetary Fund traces to Maynard Keynes; before his intervention at the Bretton Woods conference it would have likely been the ``International Stabilization Fund''. Source: 1945: The War That Never Ended, Gregor Dallas. (I mean, Keynes had more influence than that, but this is indeed a trivial bit.)

Currently Reading: Space Lash, Hal Clement. The first story (1956's ``Dust Rag'') starts off this nice zippy Arthur C Clarke-ish piece about astronauts trying to find a local south magnetic pole on the Moon, and then their helmets get covered in static-charge-attracted moon dust and it turns into five pages of how to solve this physics problem and my heart just sank. It was so nice a story about exploring an exotic setting and then a solve-the-puzzle got dropped into it.

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