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They said 'how true', they said 'not you'

I want to let people know about my humor blog, available on your Friends/Reading page, or in your RSS reader, and can't think of any fresh ways to do it. So here's the stuff that was posted there the last week:

And now let's return to the day at Kennywood!

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Lost Kennywood: one of the few themed areas, the park is themed to ... what amusement parks used to be. Behind it is The Phantom's Revenge, its taller steel roller coaster and the one with an entry queue that begins way over the other side of the park, like when a Roller Coaster Tycoon player realizes they forgot to account for the entrance.


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Our lone disappointment for the day: The Exterminator, the ride that always has the longest queues, was also the only closed roller coaster. We'd try a couple times and there was just no going there, alas.


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Wedding party! I was fast enough to get a glimpse of the bride and groom being shuttled around for what I suppose were photos for the wedding party.


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The general packed-ness of Kennywood. From the queue for The Phantom's Revenge here's the track of that roller coaster (green), the Turtle ride, the Thunderbolt wooden roller coaster, and just barely a glimpse of the Ghostwood Estates dark ride, plus, the Potato Patch French-fries stand. I got some pictures that also show off the valley, but the trees in the foreground are so much more interesting.


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Rides atop rides: the green track is all The Phantom's Revenge. The wooden roller coaster on the right is Thunderbolt, and you can see how the ground slopes down and how there's the far side and the industry on the far side of the river there.


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View of The Black Widow, the big spinning swing ride, from the spider-cavern entry queue. Not to brag but boy was I there at the right moment to view the support tower there.


Trivia: A pilot in the X-15 could not see any part of the plane except the cockpit and window. The plane's nose and wings were obscured. Source: At The Edge Of Space: The X-15 Flight Program, Milton O Thompson.

Currently Reading: Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers, Simon Winchester.

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