Sure I'm doing a lot of writing for my mathematics blog. I'm also doing a bunch of writing for my humor blog. Did you like that? Did you miss any of it? Miss all of it? Here's your chance to catch up:
- The Stages Of The Road Trip: Stage Two, last week's long-form silliness, getting the vaguely defined group under way at last.
- To Answer Your Question About The Road Trips or, it's a funny thing that I have a very slow copy editor's soul.
- Statistics Saturday: US Vice-Presidential Name Lengths Over Time which you see is funny because it uses the form of graphics tools used to tease meaning out of things and applies it to something which holds no meaning.
- What's Going On In Gasoline Alley? Also, what's wrong with Funky Winkerbean? June – September 2019 Funky Winkerbean is doing a story that gets into some really heavy territory that I am not confident it can handle well, is what's wrong.
- Is Gary Larson's The Far Side coming back? I don't know, but I bet asking the question has caused some people using search engines to find my essay saying I don't know.
- Popeye versus The Phantom. Not *that* The Phantom He faces off against a ghost who doesn't so much walk as be vaguely annoying.
- I briefly wonder if Long Story Short is making fun of me as my little Wednesday experiment in formalism somehow goes on still more.
- The Stages Of The Road Trip: Stage Three, extending what seems to be a theme now.
Let's get back to Saturday at Motor City Fur[ry] Convention 2018 and a last visit to the Sheraton in Nova.
The hallway! In what turned out to be the last fursuit parade down this nice and well-lit corridor in the old Sheraton. I think that's the start of the parade in the far right there.
Extremely shiny silver dragon marching in a suit that must have weighed, I estimate, 860 pounds.
Fursuit parade staples such as cheerleaders, tigers, and skunks playing brass.
The ant guy in his costume, with the nice sugar-cube backpack that really, really works. And yes, of course the anteater follows. You have to do that sort of thing or else people get all nervous.
bunny_hugger making her way even though the parade does its best to lose her. (She can see roughly a thumbnail-size image of blurry shapes throug her head so anyone walking at anything but a very uniform pace is losing her.)
The parade gathered on the hill outside, ready for the fursuit group photograph.
And here's bunny_hugger, up way high but near enough several raccoons to stand out.
Bit of a broader view of the fursuiters ready to be photographed.
The other end of the fursuiters gathered on the hill.
bunny_hugger in her natural habitat, somehow just behind people wearing taller suits.
And here's who's doing the photography. The guy with the ladder is doing the convention's official photo.
I don't actually know whether they're also part of the official convention photography or whether they just know who to ask to photograph from atop the hotel.
Trivia: In 1949 Rutgers launched a campaign to have its campus designated the future site of the National Football Hall of Fame, to respect its significance as site of the first intercollegiate football game. Source: Rutgers: A Bicentennial History, Richard P McCormick.
Currently Reading: 100 Years of American Newspaper Comics, Editor Maurice Horn.
PS: My 2019 Mathematics A To Z: Fourier series, where I go nearly a thousand words without saying ``sine'' or ``cosine''. Good luck figuring that one out!