And here's my humor blog, filled for the week with stuff to read. Or at least to look at. Here, try looking at this stuff:
- Some Books You Can Get Me For Christmas, last week's big piece, sketching out books I'd kind of legitimately like to get.
- Thimble Theatre is 100 years old too so there's now like five comic strips that have been going a century. Huh.
- Statistics Saturday: Best Versions of A Christmas Carol, one of those lists which has a certain arbitrariness to it, so ...
- What’s Going On In Mary Worth? Is Iris pregnant? Is Estelle daft? September – December 2019 and no, I am not happy with where the comic's been going this plot.
- Finally, some Calming News after an Alarming Year, a short follow-up.
- 60s Popeye: Swee’Pea Thru The Looking Glass, a cartoon I liked, although not enough to think of a good subject line for the review.
- Statistics Saturday Bonus: Best Versions of A Christmas Carol (Reevaluated) ... I gave that list another look.
- Go Juice, which is this week's big piece because I didn't have the time to do another books list.
And now let's look more at the spectacle that is Casa Bonita.
The show gets under way! Comedy bit with the guy as the incompetent daring jungle explorer, the woman as the host who can not believe he's captured a gorilla, and a gorilla.
Showing off how friendly and tame the gorilla is, right?
And I think this is about where the gorilla figures he's had enough and goes about his business instead.
The gorilla jumps up on a railing, to look like he's climbing a tree, and making me wonder how this can possibly be safe to perform.
The gorilla goes strolling off into the audience.
Walking across a little bridge from which you get a good view of the waterfall.
The gorilla shows his opinion of the jungle explorer.
Gorilla sneaks up on the hostess.
I forget what the pretext was that had her out by the diving platform while the gorilla was poking around free, but you know where this is heading?
Dramatically down! Into the water. High diving is part of the show; it's also a separate performance done on off-hours.
Gorilla returns to the performance stage, triumphant.
And we bring the show to an end, from lower down.
Trivia: Between 1820 and 1839 about two-thirds of a million immigrants entered in the United States. 501 thousand of them, about 75 percent of the total, arrived at the Port of New York. Source: Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, Edwin G Burrows, Mike Wallace.
Currently Reading: The Definitive Prince Valiant Companion, Compiled by Brian M Kane.