Had another full week on my humor blog although sometimes I don't know where it comes from. If you haven't got it on your RSS reader already then here's a recap, just before some more pinball pictures.
- Everything Interesting There Is To Say About Christmas Decorating which isn't much but is pretty good considering the state I've been in since the 11th.
- Also I’m Still Taking Notes To Figure Out The Plot to _Rudolph And Frosty’s Christmas In July_ and I turn one of those offhand comments between me and bunny_hugger into 200 words.
- Statistics Saturday: Thurls Rated By Christmas Impact as part of the Internet's annual rediscovery that Thurl Ravenscroft is a person with that name.
- What's Going On In Judge Parker? October – December 2017 and it's trying to keep crazy by 2017 standards so I'm really doing you all a solid here.
- Intruding Upon My Good Wishes since it's easier to think about odd stuff from cartoons than anything else.
- The Twelfth Talkartoon: Up To Mars, thanks to a pantsless Mickey Mouse and I think I get one good cultural observation in and that'll do.
- And a Christmas Thought I Forgot To Have Like Two Weeks Ago that involves Bronner's and John Wayne.
- Year In Review: Top Ten Events Of 2017
So let's soak in the atmosphere of the World Women's Pinball Championship. Also the regular old mere National Championship.
bunny_hugger keeping a stiff upper lip after the first-round knockout by trying an Avengers game set on way easy settings and that's still kind of a dull game, really.
So, the setting for the International Flipper Pinball Association National Championship and World Women's Championship. It's a freestanding building that seems like it ought to be in a strip mall. Not sure the facade quite screams the Fun! it says it is.
One of the back rooms at Fun!, loaded with games that were mostly turned off but were for sale.
Backglass for Gottleib's 1961 Egg Head, a game I didn't know existed, but whose mechanical-man design amuses me.
And a reverse angle on the backroom at Fun, showing off Avatar and Captain Fantastic and, in the distance, the Spider-Man Vault Edition that I've never seen anywhere else and later was turned on and set to play so nice and easy that I almost missed my place in the pin-golf tournament.
More from the back room, this time shooting more sideways and showing off that besides pinball and shuffleboard they've also got video games. At least emulators including some games that we had forgotten about or hadn't known existed but that are still pretty good ones.
Trivia: The best time for bicycling a mile in Boston's City Races of the 4th of July, 1878, was three minutes, 33 seconds, roughly 17 miles per hour. Source: Wondrous Contrivances: Technology at the Threshold, Merritt Ierley.
Currently Reading: Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics, Nancy Forbes, Basil Mahon.