austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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C'mon and let's get dizzy, wiggling is so much fun

It's another full week on the mathematics blog. Reminding people of my archives really works as a publishing strategy. Who knew? If you didn't have it in your RSS feed, here's your chance to catch up:

Meanwhile, how about the story comics? Don't you want to know What's Going On In Rex Morgan, M.D.? Why is the mob after Rene Belluso? July - October 2019 is a nice easy block to review.

And what was happening at the VFW Ann Arbor Pinball Hall of Fame open house weekend? A lot of wiggling! Enjoy!

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Backglass to Bally's Wiggler, which has some interesting super-spy or super-thief thing going. And I know what you're thinking but, no, the artist was Jerry Kelley, not Christian Marche.


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Playfield of The Wiggler, which includes a target called the Wiggle Jet, a lane called Wiggle Alley, and a general region known as Wigglesville.


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Here, let's take us all down to Wigglesville!


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Some henchmen(?) getting in the way of Wiggle Alley, which does guide the ball to do this nice long series of S-shuffles along its way. Various targets on the main playfield light rollovers in Wiggle Alley to make it more valuable.


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And the Wiggle Jet Super-Bonus, featuring a henchman(?) in a space hovercraft(?). It's a bit hard to say exactly what's going on with this game but it's really interesting.


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Backglass of Bally's 1964 Mad World, which has a bunch of silly nonsense in its art.


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Lower playfield for Bally's Mad World, featuring the world having had enough of it all, thank you. Also two people racing cars to collide because they were throwing in a lot of wackiness for the art here.


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Bally's 1971 Vampire, surely based on any given horror movie host of that era.


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Bally Midway's Gold Ball, one of a handful of games based on portraying the pinball player as a solid metal possibly-robot figure, much like Silverball Mania does.


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bunny_hugger partying on with the Party Animals.


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What you get when they try drawing furries from outside the traditions of furry art.


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The lower playfield for Party Animals, which you can tell is not done by furries because half the characters here are birds.


Trivia: Irving Berlin took on that name when a publisher misspelled his birth name Irving Beilin. Source: Know-It-All, A J Jacobs. (Or, ``Irving Baline'', according to Wikipedia.)

Currently Reading: 100 Maps: The Science, Art, and Politics of Cartography Throughout History, Editor John O E Clark.

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