austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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They might as well be dead

I thought I'd take a couple days of picture-only posts so that I get a little less behind on that part of my blog here and also deal with feeling really lazy. Narratives to resume soon.

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The Lions Club brings out a set of 'biplanes' to represent their fight against eye disease and that makes for a nice bit of groups of old guys driving in swoopy figure-eight loops. I don't know what rotter brought the giant laser dot to aim at that guy.


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What's more fun than a bendy-bus? A bendy-bus dressed up in bug guise by the Capital Area Transit Authority, for their ever-popular CATA-pillar. Yes, it winks.


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And here the rain starts getting serious, just in time for the Capital Area Makers club, if I'm not completely off.


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Rain getting more serious and some people start dashing around as if they figure they could do something about the problem.


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The rain wasn't a straight progression to worse and worse; there were moments it seemed like it was letting up and we could get, like, whoever these people in lighted robes were.


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Lansing Lugnuts, with their mascot dragon Big Lug daring the rain to do its worst. YOU MAD FOOL! WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR AMBIGUOUS RELATIVE LITTLE LUG?!


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No real idea what happened here --- the lightning hadn't started yet --- but I love that I got such a freakishly overexposed shot so here you go.


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Here the rain's getting heavier, enough that the parade seemed to come to a stop --- were were getting longer pauses between floats --- and people were quite reasonably giving up, even if it meant crossing the police tape and crossing the parade route.


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A last bit of normalcy: clowns doing their bit to keep the parade going. It won't last.


Trivia: The Latin zodiac sign Aquarius, the Water-Bearer, was in Sanskrit `Kumbha', and in the Babylonian scheme something we don't know. Source: Mapping Time: The Calendar and its History, EG Richards.

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

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