And what's happening on my humor blog now that I've got it updating like every day? A mix of stuff, some of it meant to be funny even:
- Everything Interesting There Is To Say About Baseball Without Talking About Playing It which was last week's long-form piece.
- In Which The Neighbors Are Done Taunting Me, Which Taunts Me More which is another follow-up report.
- Statistics Saturday: Some Yoga Poses Which Do Not Ordinarily Turn You Into The Thing Posed so keep looking for the good stuff instead.
- What’s Going On In Judge Parker? Is Something Happening In Apartment 3-G Suddenly? March – June 2018 (No, again, nothing is happening in Apartment 3-G.)
- This Is A Particularly Baffling Warning if dreams can be warnings, that is.
- The 39th Talkartoon: A Hunting We Will Go and that's about enough to say about that.
- The Great Lottery Experiment in goofy microfictions.
- Time For A Serious Talk With LinkedIn's Algorithm, this week's big piece, which was going to just be a minor piece until I realized I had written over 450 words about it without meaning to, so I promoted it to a major piece.
Now let's get back to the evening in Rye Playland, please.
Looping loops! One of the exciting rides that we weren't going to go on. Also a Wipeout, which we've gotten to know from a couple of parks and that's rather fun. But don't you like that logo, too?
Launch station for The Dragon, with one ride operator going from dispatch to arrival, and another trying to climb out of the park. And as with many older rides there's no waiting for specific seats; you have to take your chances and maybe get quite lucky.
Train coming in at The Dragon's launch station.
And then next ride cycle we were right up front, in position to choose our seats. So here everyone's just got off the train and it's being readied for new passengers.
Historical plaque explaining The Whip, with engineering-style diagrams about how it works that are much easier to read than those on the Old Mill. Note that sometime after the sign was put up they got an update about ride-maker William F Mangels's name.
Rye Playland's tower in the early twilight; it's starting to glow.
Trivia: There were something like 277,264 flights into and out of Tempelhof Airport during the blockade of Berlin. Source: Naked Airport: A Cultural History of the world's Most Revolutionary Structure, Alastair Gordon. (The book has no qualms about the number there but I know better than to buy six digits of precision on something as amorphous as ``number of flights into or out of an airport over a given time''.)
Currently Reading: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons, David A Bossert.