You know what? Let's do something different today. Let me list my humor blog's recent posts first. Then you can see pictures.
- Walking Through Novel-Writing, this week's major piece. A vaguely defined satire of writing guides and video game walkthroughs or actual advice from a guy who doesn't write novels? You make the call!
- Caption This: Script Revision Time, a much-needed chance to make fun of the guy you forget was on Star Trek: Voyager.
- What Amazon Thinks I’ll Buy, mocking useless algorithms.
- The October 2015 Scraps File – with NaNoWriMo donations, stuff that did not appear on my humor blog in October.
- Statistics October: A Month I Will Never Have Again, Unlike All The Others, because I've got readers trying to understand Apartment 3-G, which is going away.
- Statistics Saturday: The Months Of The Year In Alphabetical Order and somehow I found another way to do this.
- Nothing Is Happening In Apartment 3-G: Where Did My Spring Go? as reality continues to dissipate in the comic strip.
- What I Have Learned About Curing Werewolves And The Danes, or, 800 words in which I'm just made giddy by Wikipedia again. Last week's major piece.
Return with us now to Canobie Lake Park, though:
The Canobie Corkscrew, Canobie Lake Park's older steel roller coaster. It's a two-loop corkscrew which used to be at an indoor amusement park/shopping mall in Chicago. It made its way to New Hampshire by the sort of twisty path that steel roller coasters will do.
The launch station for Canobie Lake Park's Canobie Corkscrew. I like the onion-tipped center, which vaguely harmonizes with the Turkish Twist station, but I can't explain why this style and not something else. Their stations all look a touch better than they need to, though, and I'm happy for that.
The Melt sandwich shop. All grilled cheese sandwiches, all the time. And yet if you opened this at Washington Square it would just contribute to the hipster occupation of Lansing that isn't gentrifying my neighborhood fast enough already. We were sad not to have a chance to eat here since several of their grilled cheeses looked pretty good, really.
Hearses! We caught, in early August, some of the vehicles for Canobie Lake Park's Screeemfest event, for Halloween.
And now I've seen everything. And by ``everything'' I mean ``Carrot Top wearing a Tonight Show With Jay Leno T-shirt in public''. Also in the middle, aggressively punchworthy Funky Winkerbean star Les Moore.
Trivia: About a third of the houses on the London Bridge burned in the Great Fire of 1666. The remainder were saved in part by a natural firebreak where houses burned in the Great Fire of 1633 had yet to be rebuilt. Source: Old London Bridge: The Story of the Longest Inhabited Bridge in Europe, Patricia Pierce.
Currently Reading: The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed, John McPhee.