austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

I have a callus on my finger and my shoulder's hurting too

And how's the humor blog going? If you havne't been reading it yourself, here's a fresh chance. The Statistics Saturday post turned out to be quite popular.

And how close would we get to the virtual reality roller coaster? Watch.


I forget what queue this is for but I so rarely get amusement park photos from above something that I'm tickled by it.


Park squirrel! Didn't spot a chipmunk at this park but that's all right. We love catching wildlife who do the best they can with this weird scenario.


The now-retired queue for the Chaparral Antique Cars ride. The sign, annoyingly, says that the entrance ``has been relocated back to it's [sic]original entrance in the Texas section near the New Texas Giant'' and don't think we were not upset about that.


We did not use the Virtual Reality goggles on Shock Wave and so do not know what about the experience makes it inappropriate for those under 13 but I guess we have to conclude it's Cinemax-grade light porn.


Spot the kid clinging to the Shock Wave bars who can't see the Virtual Reality! Also spot the kid in the background far right rolling her eyes into Oklahoma.


Shock Wave is a fairly average ride, probably why it was suitable for a Virtual Reality experiment to draw interest. But it does have this nice segment where it runs at ground level, and that's exciting for everyone. Roller coasters put a lot of stock in speed but don't often enough appreciate that it's faster if you're near something.

Trivia: Astraea, the fifth asteroid discovered, was found by Karl Ludwig Hencke in December 1845. He had begun searching for asteroids in 1830. Two years later he discovered the asteroid Hebe. Source: In Search of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost in Newton's Clockwork Universe, Richard Baum, William Sheehan.

Currently Reading: The Complete Peanuts, 1997-1998, Charles Schulz. Editor Gary Groth.

PS: Wronski's Formula For Pi: Two Weird Tricks For Limits That Mathematicians Keep Using.

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