austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

Come to this house

Once more the advisory: I have my Dreamwidth bug-out account a couple months ago, and may well be shifting over to that as soon as I find a transition date that accords with the complex and home-grown numerological superstitions I have.


The LiveJournal feed of my humor blog, as far as I know, is still functioning. The WordPress RSS feed certainly is. I think. Nobody's told me otherwise. Here's what I've posted there the past week:

Now back to Pinburgh Friday, the day I took surprisingly few photographs:

SAM_4840.jpg

``And you tell me this is 1980?'' said the backglass artist.


SAM_4842.jpg

Playfield art for the 1980 game Roller Disco, celebrating that happy time when white people and blue people could put on roller skates and disco together. And for all that, I sincerely love the art here, and the simply fun scene pictured.


SAM_4847.jpg

A game that I don't think was in competition, although maybe I just missed it. 1977's Time 2000, a game made by Atari, somehow. Atari made a couple of pinball games and none of them are quite normal somehow. But if this were the cover of a yellow-spine DAW paperback wouldn't you read it? Of course, if you know what a yellow-spine DAW paperback is.


SAM_4850.jpg

Playfield of Atari's Time 2000 game and you see what I mean? There's a couple pinball games that have this weird bifurcated flippers thing --- Rocky is the other prominent example --- and it's weird every time. Yes, it looks like there's a gap between the left side's right flipper and the right side's left flipper, but there's actually a little island there concealing, I think it was, a scoop that tosses the ball back up into the playfield.


SAM_4853.jpg

Playmatic's 1975 game Fairy, which again I would totally buy if it were the cover art for a yellow-spine DAW paperback. The art seems more like it's not so much ``fairy'' themed as ``1930s Flash Gordon serial'' but we can work with that too.


Trivia: The New York Central railroad, when first capitalized in 1853, was $23,000,000. Source: The Story Of American Railroads, Stewart H Holbrook.

Currently Reading: Gateway To The Moon: Building the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex, Charles D Benson, William B Faherty. NASA SP-4204, excerpted.

PS: Reading the Comics, April 1, 2017: Connotations Edition, closing out what was a busy week last week.

Tags: humor, pinburgh
Subscribe

Posts from This Journal “humor” Tag

  • She can show you what you must do

    And then on to my humor blog, which I've actually got written through to Monday and have planned out for a whole day after that, if you can…

  • You and you and you and you, the king in the palace and the princess too

    Here's your chance to catch up on my humor blog. Everything There Is To Say About The History Of Tying Shoes which was last week's big…

  • Everyone, how do you do, the cook in the kitchen and the Duchess too

    Despite Penelope's death, and Pinburgh eating up a lot of time, and driving, and all that, I still had a week of stuff posted to my humor blog.…

  • You can ne'er return again

    So what all's been happening in my humor blog? My usual sorts of nonsense. Here's some of it; enjoy. Fairy Tales Are Why I Can’t Get…

  • Childhood's joy land

    So looking back over my humor blog for the week. Really expected more of a response to my Imaginary Eras in French History piece but you know?…

  • While you dwell within it

    My humor blog. Let's take a look at it. Not to be blunt but I'm emotionally dealing with Penelope right now which is why the humor blog is even…

  • I am in Paradise

    It's hot. Here's my humor blog for the past week. The question about what to watch now that I'm out of Talkartoons is still open, by the way. Give…

  • But I don't feel afraid

    Had a week on my humor blog that I'm basically happy with. If you skipped it and its RSS feed, here's your last chance for many of these to be…

  • Every Friday night

    I had a full week of humor posting, despite a big trip and its aftermath. Thanks in part to exciting news about Jim Scancarelli's comic strip…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments