- One Excerpt From The Me/iTunes Conversations, last week's big piece, inspired by my trying to get at the last minute of a podcast. Also an early lead for my favorite-piece-of-2019.
- In Which I Reconsider A Hasty Decision with some Jonathan Livingston Seagull content.
- Statistics Saturday: The Seven-Day Forecast because I thought of another joke to make from this starting point.
- What’s Going On In Dick Tracy? Is Marty Moon Going To Get Killed? December 2018 – March 2019 Mary Moon is a character from Gil Thorp, a completely different story strip, which is why this is a funny thing to imagine happening.
- How Did The Amazing-Spider-Man End? Is It Ever Coming Back? It ended in kind of a muddle and they say it's coming back, but I haven't heard about anyone being hired to do it.
- Popeye’s Island Adventures is building castles in the sand as they make a pretty good cartoon at that.
- A Quick, Dumb Little Thing Because I Want To Lower My Words-Per-Post Average and I think the title might be longer than the post.
- Some Thoughts About How To Fix Walking, this week's big piece, mostly silliness.
And now back to Halloweekends wait no that's not it. Right. Some Halloween stuff, though. Our pumpkin-carving that year, and the Halloween party we went to at the hipster bar where Lansing Pinball League meets. This won't take long.
bunny_hugger at work carving her pumpkin, which that year was going for a bit of a rodent theme.
In the night glow, her father's pumpkin looks quite unsettled by bunny_hugger's well-carved rodent.
bunny_hugger's mother's jack-o-lantern, meanwhile, just looks like it wants to not have to deal quite so much with mine. Note the ears carved far back, on my jack-o-lantern; if I have a signature style, it's the ears.
bunny_hugger in her dragon costume, playing pinball at the Halloween party. The hat is the one she bought at Waldameer during our Labor Day trip that year; the wings, gloves, and tail you'd seen are her hard work.
Some of the crowd hanging out there. There were multiple Marios, although this one spotted me. Do you see the guy in Care Bear kigurumi?
There were Spiders-Man all over the place, too.
People on stage for judging in the costume contest! I have no idea what any of these figures are supposed to represent.
The emcee interviewing bunny_hugger about what her costume is.
And a couple of folks, mostly in costume, hanging out in the small alcove from which the Lansing Pinball League grew.
Trivia: England first imposed a Salt Tax on its own citizens in 1694. (However, there were import duties imposed from 1303, and most of the country's salt was imported.) Source: The Great Hedge of India: The Search for the Living Barrier that Divided a People, Roy Moxham.
Currently Reading: And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air, Bill Streever.