And now let me share the contents of a full-up humor blog for the past week. If you weren't reading these things before, you can read them now. Or even later. It's fun how that works.
- Some Reasons Everybody Treated Me Like That In Middle School, last week's long-form piece and a bit of self-inquiry that was a lot of fun.
- A Reason They Did Not Treat Me Like That In Middle School but still an insight into what my stupid brain insists on thinking about.
- Statistics Saturday: Number Of Times I've Seen Builders Tea Since I Bought That One Box In 2015, a follow-up to an utterly forgotten event in my life.
- What's Going On In Judge Parker? Is Sophie Parker running away from home? October 2019 – January 2020 She hasn't yet; Alan Parker still thinks he can run for mayor, though.
- Norm Feuti's _Retail_ comic strip is ending which is just some actual comic strip news that's sad.
- Popeye the Popular Mechanic builds a 60s Robot as I see good stuff in a cartoon that on paper seems like it shouldn't be that good.
- What's got me late and vaguely offended today and it's just a dumb little thing that happened.
- Everything there is to say about IP addresses, this week's long-form piece, about computer stuff because self-inquiry is scary and hard.
And now, let me give you a lot of pictures of The Whip at Lakeside Amusement Park.
Peering through two of the barely-translucent circular discs outside Lakeside's Whip.
A look from the Whip over to the Kiddieland area; the Royal Grove is the white building on the left there, and you can see a line outside the ticket booth.
Overhanging patio outside the Whip, with a view of their stylish ride stained-glass W.
bunny_hugger admiring the patio and the Whip's W logo.
The overhang's patterend floor tiles, which have taken some damage. But you can see how dazzling this has to have been when it was new, and it's still adorable.
A ice clear look at the Whip's W logo, in case you want to render it in your theme park simulator.
The ticket booth for the Whip, underneath the overhang. It's not in use anymore but it would be a shame to lose a great-looking place like this.
One of the many fountains in the lawn beside the Whip.
Oh yeah, and on top of the overhang? They're quite proud of radio station W-H-I-P here at Lakeside.
A look at the Whip's actual ride, you know, stuff. Notice the ride's motor is housed in a little box made up to look like a rather large barn.
Little closer view of the center of the Whip, and the housing for the machinery. There's also a look at the ride operator overseeing things.
And here's a side view of the Whip.
Trivia: France's 1848 revolutionary government placed a surtax of 45 centimes on every franc paid in direct taxes. At the time only property owners paid direct taxes. Source: 1848: The Revolutionary Tide in Europe, Peter N Stearns.
Currently Reading: The Bowery: The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street, Stephen Paul DeVillo.