austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Getting ready, for the county fair

How about that mathematics blog? I've got one, yeah. Here's what it's run this past week:

Also if you were wondering: What's Going On In The Amazing Spider-Man? I know and I can tell you. Meanwhile, back at the Calhoun County Fair:

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The drop tower, reaching up from dusk to night. I think it wasn't all that enormous, maybe forty feet or so, but that's still plenty to get a breathtaking view of the fair grounds and to rival the Ferris wheel's view of things.


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Also here's the Ferris wheel. At the bottom the ride operator had this cozy-looking seat and just put his foot up on the ride platform while there was little to do but let the big wheel keep on turning.


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Platform and lots of reflections from the Wipe-out ride, which is one of those many spinny platform rides that are a good deal of fun. I couldn't resist what the lights did to the metal plating, though.


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Another view of the merry-go-round and the ride operator helping it brake to a stop. Or maybe helping it get up to speed; it's hard to tell just from his body language. But I think he had to help stop it more.


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Farewell shot of the fairground rides as they closed up for the night and we tried to find somewhere that still had elephant ears for sale. We found them.


Trivia: In 1977 Spain had the highest per-capita fish consumption of any Western country, and almost no fishing grounds within the 200 miles of its coastline that could be reserved to itself. Source: Cod: A Biography Of the Fish That Changed The World, Mark Kurlansky. (That year Canada's Exclusive Economic Zone cut Spain from many cod grounds.)

Currently Reading: Introvert Doodles, Maureen 'Marzi' Wilson.

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