Let me take a break here to share stuff that's been on my humor blog the past week. I've spent a good part of it posting some Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan fiction from a decade-plus ago. It'll be finished tomorrow.</p>
- Setting The Styles
- Statistics June: Or What Was Popular Around Here
- Statistics Saturday: Books Making The Case For
- What’s Going On In Gil Thorp? April – July 2017
- MiSTed: Galactic Federation Update, Part 1/4
- MiSTed: Galactic Federation Update, Part 2/4
- MiSTed: Galactic Federation Update, Part 3/4
- Explaining Vacuum Cleaners
That said, how about that Calhoun County Fair?
Poor little chicken, all deflated and set out on the cage floor between shows.
Poor little chicken, aware that I was saying something about her and worrying that it was worse than it actually was.
``Can I help you?'' Turkey is not at all sure about being on camera, especially my camera.
Turkey decides to do something about my camera once and for all!
From the fair's historical museum section: the pre-2003 corn dog frying machine. It's not an industrial-grade machine; that they got in 2003. This was their homemade contraption for frying up corn dogs and I'm charmed by it.
Trivia: Insurance companies wanted to charge $35,000 to cover the 1947 move of the 200-inch mirror from Pasadena, California, to Palomar, well outside Caltech's budget at the time. The journey was eventually insured for $1,800. Source: The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope, Ronald Florence.
Currently Reading: Barnaby, Volume 3, Crockett Johnson.
PS: What Would You Like In The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z? The request lines are open! Featuring art from Thomas K Dye!