austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

Welcome

I'd spent the weekend at AnthrOhio while stuff about Motor City Fur[ry] Con went along here, so that's part of why my humor blog had a low-key week. If it's not on your friends feed or on your RSS feed then this is what you've missed:

And now ... something I thought might never happen. This is the last of my Pinburgh picture selection. I hope you enjoy this little farewell tour and stick around for the next stuff.

SAM_5382.jpg

My final game: Spanish pinball company Recel's 1978 Poker Plus, which finally gives us a card-themed game featuring a woman cosplaying as a wasp-themed superhero.


SAM_5400.jpg

After the end of everything: one of the rows of games --- the front three part of a bank I had done pretty well in tournament play --- powered down for the end of the event.


SAM_5421.jpg

Outside the convention hall was this setup, ReplayFX's 1980s Living Room. Besides the wood-grained sets and Nintendo system there's all sorts of classic old-time fun, including vintage issues of TV Guide and ohter magazines. Notice on top of the TV is a storage box for audio cassettes, too. No idea what if anything was in there.


SAM_5426.jpg

Convention put to bed. All emptied except for staff, who're getting ready to move the very many games back where they ought to be. Except those two people in the bottom right playing games. Did you spot the FunHouse in the scene before bunny_hugger did?


SAM_5433.jpg

Post-convention photo of the game floor. The bank of pinball games on the right, between the dividers, were the games for the Intergalactic Pinball Championship, which we tried to finish on Saturday night and for which we didn't place. Did you spot the FunHouse in the scene before bunny_hugger did?


SAM_5434.jpg

Striking the main stage. This was where the A Division had its finals --- you can see there's still some confetti on the left side of the stage --- and where I had put in a quick game afterwards when the place was free.


Trivia: The term ``cash flow'', one of the key measures of a commercial project's prospects, was coined only in 1954. Source: An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power, John Steele Gordon.

Currently Reading: The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development, Carl B Boyer.

Tags: humor, pinball, 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