austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Everyone, how do you do, the cook in the kitchen and the Duchess too

Despite Penelope's death, and Pinburgh eating up a lot of time, and driving, and all that, I still had a week of stuff posted to my humor blog. Here's what it was, in you missed it.

And now let's get some good first views of Gillian's Wonderland Pier.

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Tee Time Golf advertising panels, featuring the Public Domain Cartoon Cover of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble looking over at ... Octopus Tweety Bird? I dunno. This picture rewards close study of the ways it doesn't quite make sense.


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First real look at Gillian's Wonderland, with those neat signs spelling out 'W-O-N-D-E-R-L-A-N-D' receding into the distance.


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Couple of animal sculptures that decorate the Tee Time miniature golf. Notice the dinosaur in back, just like in one of the advertising panels noted above.


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And also there's the Fred and Barney car, with Fred driving on the wrong side for the reasons. He was on the left in the cartoon, right? I don't exactly remember either but he must have been on the left, mustn't he?


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Fuller view of Gillian's Wonderland, which opens onto the boardwalk, and is largely enclosed in this gorgeous castle. I had expected it to be a pier but this is not even slightly bad to see instead.


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What's a castle without having some kind of dragon there to rescue the young prince? Notice in the doorway below a view of their antique carousel.


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Little panel on one of the Gillian's Wonderland castle towers. Their mascots are bears, so I guess she's part of the Wonderland Bear (WonderBear?) family.


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View of their antique carousel, Philadelphia Toboggan Company #75, from 1926. One of the few carousels to still have a brass ring dispenser on hand. Only two tickets per ride, too.


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View of the Frontier Express Monorail, which runs on an elevated track around the whole place and doesn't make enough sparks that you worry.


Trivia: Isaac Bullard, leader of the 1810s religious group the Vermont Pilgrims, styled himself the Prophet Elijah and called his son Second Christ. Source: Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, David S Reynolds.

Currently Reading: The Complete Peanuts, 1950 - 2000, Charles Schulz. Editor Gary Groth.


PS: Reading the Comics, July 28, 2018: Command Performance Edition, the tweet announcing which got retweeted by GoComics.com, so I might just have a population spike for an ordinary old post.

Tags: #75, fifth anniversary trip, gillian's wonderland pier, humor
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