I got my humor blog a full week ahead of deadline! So I didn't have to worry about writing these things while we were off on our amusement park trip, to be reported on at length shortly. Here's the stuff I had written:
- Everything There Is To Say About Going Indoors, last week's big weird formalist experiment as a long-form essay.
- In Which I Explain Why I Have Embraced Night Mode On My Laptop, more of me making excuses for not doing more stuff sooner.
- Statistics Saturday: The Weather, Over The Year or, hey, I just feel a little chilly is all.
- What's Going On In Dick Tracy? Did Daddy Warbucks really kill his wife? March – June 2019 And we haven't officially gotten the answer yet but I suspect people really want me to have an answer.
- I Just Want To Check That I Understand A Technology Thing Right about web site notifications.
- 1960s Popeye has Plumber's Pipe Dream as I review a half-century-old cartoon that's completely forgotten and not that good.
- In Which I Use Few Words Few In Count And Average In Kind, more silly little wordplay nonsense.
- Everything There Is To Say About The History Of Gas Prices, this week's big piece, a hastily assembled pile of nonsense.
And now I resume giving you a photographic tour of one evening at Six Flags Mexico.
Medusa Steel Coaster seen at night, through some of the fencing. The lights aren't all the same color and do add some great hues to the white support structure.
A look up some of the taller support structure of Medusa Steel Coaster, with the night sky making a great backdrop.
One of the twisty turnarounds of Medusa Steel Coaster, with the roller coaster's launch station in the background.
Warning sign at Medusa Steel Coaster, with images that seem to suggest you can't ride if you're pudgy. (What it means is that the lap restraint has to lock down, which yes, is critically important.)
After-ride picture of Medusa Steel Coaster going up the lift hill. I had the camera resting on a fence but apparently that was shaking more than I realized. I hadn't yet learned that my camera has a low-light image mode that might have gotten the great version of this picture.
It turns out that by night the Medusa Steel Coaster logo in the gift shop has light-up eyes. We remain non-stone.
I do not know why there's a drum set in the Medusa Steel Coaster gift shop but the sign suggests there is also a story in there.
Trees all decorated around a spinning-tubs ride.
Lights that make even the bathroom look pretty good. Also we found that while many Mexican bathrooms were labelled Sanitarios, like they said in High School Spanish Class, many were also labelled Los Baños, like they said in High School Spanish Class was too impolite to say. Possibly the connotations of the word have shifted since the 80s.
Revisiting Roller, the first roller coaster we'd been on that day. In the night the landscaping really stands out.
A view of the Giant Ferris Wheel by night. We didn't take a ride, but it still looks good from the ground.
Nighttime in El Circo de Bugs Bunny.
Trivia: In 1775 the Continental Congress set 39 lashes at punishment for crimes ranging from first-time desertions to striking an officer to petty theft. Source: The First American Army: The Untold Story of George Washington and the Men Behind America's First Fight for Freedom, Bruce Chadwick.
Currently Reading: Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America, Michael A McDonnell.