I had a lot of fun on my humor blog this week. Rex Morgan was a particular delight. Also good?
- Some Groundhog Predictions, last week's big piece, about things that might be forecast.
- A Couple More Groundhog Predictions, a couple more possibilities, since I thought of a few more and what was I going to do, just save them until the premise would be timely again?
- Statistics Saturday: Some Names Of Machines That Used To Be Personal Occupations and I'm surprised to report someone had questions about my research!
- What’s Going On In Rex Morgan, M.D.? Does the ham radio guy know what kind of plane this is? November 2018 – February 2019 and you would not believe how many people are making a fuss over an emergency plane landing.
- Statistics January: What Was Popular And Why, Here, Last Month a bit that somehow is always well-received considering it's just a list of things.
- Popeye’s Island Adventures: Bluto and his teeth get some attention, also spinach and a cartoon that's honestly kind of a weird one.
- In Which I Avoid Accidentally Reading a Book a Second Time thanks to my brain's weird selection of what things could possibly be important.
- How To Clear The Snow On Your Sidewalk, this week's big piece, in which I was trying to write for a mongoose joke and couldn't stick it.
I'm getting near the end of my Waldameer pictures! You'll see the sun set between pictures here, even.
Ravine Flyer, back from the ravine!
Waldameer statue of a kid holding up a dog, at the North End near where the miniature railroad turns around.
Ravine Flyer II was designed by Gravity Group, so the roller coaster spends as much time as possible banked as steeply as possible. Here's one of its less steep curves, on the return leg of the coaster.
Sea Dragon, the swinging ship ride as at many parks. That little mast in the center of the boat often gets taken off these rides anymore, since it's something that can break but doesn't actually matter to the ride.
The Comet's launch station as seen by night.
Ravine Flyer II by night, too. I think I took this exact same picture but at the start of the day, too. Anyway, love those lights along the lift hill.
I tried to do a tracking shot of the Ravine Flyer II coaster coming back to the station! Did it work?
Sea Dragon rocking beautifully in front of the Ferris wheel. Look at those light streaks from the ride's mast.
Steel Dragon by night. The lighting gives the chance to enjoy some really quality darkness, too.
It was the next-to-last day of the park's season! They had fireworks and everything.
More fireworks as seen from the Comet station.
Yes, I could have found a spot that didn't have the Comet station blocking part of the sky, but I might not have found one that had the Sky Lift train running back and forth in front of the fireworks.
Trivia: A proposed 1931 merger of Sears and Montgomery Ward broke down when, ultimately, Sears insisted on offering one share of Sears for three of Ward, while Ward insisted on a two-for-one swap. Source: The Grand Emporiums: The Illustrated History of America's Great Department Stores, Robert Hendrickson. (It seems not to have gotten past informal talks anyway.)
Currently Reading: The Secrets of Triangles: A Mathematical Journey, Alfred S Posamentier, Ingmar Lehmann. Seriously read a theorem about triangles that read like spooky dark magic here.
PS: Reading the Comics, February 2, 2019: Not The February 1, 2019 Edition, wrapping up last week's comics.