austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

Mystic merry toyland

I thought I was going to get ahead on my mathematics blog, and then the week got in the way. Well, here's what I have got recently.

And then! One of the more exciting of these to come up in ages. What's Going On In Gasoline Alley? What Is Walt Wallet's Toothpaste Conspiracy Thing? April - July 2018 in the century-old comic strip.

Oh, wait. There's more Storybook Land pictures than I realized when I wrote the last two entries' PS's. All right. Won't be running out of pictures for a couple days yet.


The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe. And for this one they include the nursery rhyme. This one goes on about twice as long as I ever remember hearing it and so the last couplet whipped me fairly soundly.


Upper floor in the Old Woman's shoe, complete with a bunch of children and one of the busy storks.


And if you happen to be extremely tall and have long arms you can reach up to this sort of upper half-level shelf high up in the Old Woman's Shoe you can set your camera to photograph ... uh ... I guess there was something there at some time.


The big canal that's appeared some in previous photographs, such as with the ducks or the bridge that the Old Tyme Car Ride used. Here, an animatronic Tommy Tittlemouse whom I never heard of before either pulls a fish out of the water over and over and over again. Notice how low the water level is, by the way, on the right.


So here's how low the water was. This was a couple feet to the north of Tommy Tittlemouse there. Not sure where the water's from --- maybe one of the fountains? --- but it's not doing much to keep the channel flowing.


From the station of the miniature train ride, which circumnavigates most of the park: it starts with these mannequins for reasons I don't know.


Bubbles the Coaster as seen from the miniature train, chugging along the opposite and fenced-off area of the park.


Scenery visible only from the train: High Diddle Diddle, Cat, Fiddle, Cow, Moon, and Jump.


The train chugs through a Santa's Warehouse building and there's briefly the chance to see all kinds of toys. I don't think any of them were set up as animatronic figures.

Trivia: From 1935 through the outbreak of war about 30 percent of Greece's exports were to Germany. Source: A Low Dishonest Decade: The Great Powers, Eastern Europe, and the Economic Origins of World War II, 1930 - 1941, Paul N Hehn.

Currently Reading: How To Read Nancy: The Elements Of Comics In Three Easy Panels, Paul Karasik, Mark Newgarden.

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