austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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We need more room

Had another full week on my humor blog, so if you missed it here's the various recent posts:

So let's get back to Saturday at Pinburgh and a couple more hours of the fun and photogenic stuff there.

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More backglass art because it was just that captivating: Sonic's 1976 Faces, an electromechanical game with the ever-popular theme of gazing into your soul.


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Most of the playfield for Sonic's 1976 Faces, a game we did not have cause to play in the tournament but which we couldn't resist because look at those eyes and those nostril-bumpers and the lips on that machine and then there's more faces below it. Seriously, just, wow.


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Finals for the Tiny Pinball tournament; contestants stand on chairs. Or, I get arty while waiting for the C Division finals to play out. Stars is a great early solid-state game we can't get enough of ourselves.


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The C Division Champions, by contrast to B, were able to arrange their victories in decreasing order by size.


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One of the other concerts: a live orchestra playing the music while someone speedruns the video game I Dunno, Something About Ninjas Or Something. I have no idea if they missed any beats but none of the people who knew what the game was seemed unhappy with their performance so I suppose it was without flaw in technique.


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Mobs of people waiting to put in games for the side tournament, the Intergalactic Pinball Championship. It was like 10:30 pm, with qualifying ending at 1 or 2 am and it turns out that we should have put games in earlier in the day when nobody was there. Live and learn.


Trivia: The Hudson River bed in the area of the Tappan Zee bridge is a layer of silt, in some spots 300 feet deep. Source: Engineering In History, Richard Shelton Kirby, Sidney Withington, Arthur Burr Darling, Frederick Gridley Kilgour.

Currently Reading: Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen, Philip Ball.

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