My humor blog had another week of mostly comic strip news. Here's what you missed:
- Everything there is to say about seeing comets, last week's big piece and some nice free-form silliness.
- Why does Pluggers look different? Did Gary Brookins stop drawing Pluggers? And yes, he's stopped drawing, but no, they aren't done with Brookins-drawn Pluggers strips yet.
- Statistics Saturday: Some British Spellings which I stand behind even though nobody actually likes the piece.
- 60s Popeye: Frozen Feuds to warm the Goonish heart and beware of the Alice the Goon earworm.
- There’s nothing particular going on with the comic strip _Buckles_ but I wanted to keep the comic-strip-news thing going.
- What’s Going On In Prince Valiant? Wait, Aleta is Queen of the Witches? May – August 2020 so yeah, I guess she is? A plot recap, anyway.
- Statistics July: how July 2020 treated Another Blog, Meanwhile which is always my best-liked thing of the month.
- Some more things to say about The Story Of Brick, this week's long-form piece. Spot the vintage Usenet joke!
So that's all fun. Let's get back to Canada's Wonderland for pictures now.
Some more geese hanging around the park. There were bunches of young goslings too.
That's some great necks on those geese.
The ride sign for Behemoth, which is great. As a ride, but also as a sign. You can see how each letter is bigger than a person.
To the side of Behemoth is this claw ride, and a Skyhawk-type ride, and if you look in the right spot you'll see the antique carousel too.
The queue leading up to Behemoth, and a train coming back from the ride.
Here's the opposite side of the queue. Behemoth runs out over the water, whereas Leviathan stays on dry land, letting you know that they weren't thinking of having a pair when they built the first coaster.
Though tempted, bunny_hugger did not get another ride hat.
Fish extremely interested in the feeding station.
And, oops. Someone's fed their fanny pack to the fish!
And the owner of the fanny pack went over the fence and ducked down to the water's edge to try and retrieve it. Quite the bold move; I was wondering if he was going to fall in. The monitor there is asking a trivia question, 'What is the name of the children's show featuring Snoopy in Playhouse Theatre?: Symphony of [ illegible ]; Snoopy's Dog Days of Summer; Snoopy vs Red Baron; Snoopy's Wild Ride'. Hint: 'It's not a ride!'
Train coming through Backlot Sunt Coaster's billboard. The billboard is in rougher shape than its twin at Kings Island.
The cupola above the antique carousel, with angels blowing trumpets, a figure imitated in miniature by the kiddieland carousel.
Trivia: The defense of a doctoral dissertation, in Dutch universities, is still (as of 2008) done with attendees in academic robes and mortar boards. Source: Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason, Russell Shorto.
Currently Reading: When Biospheres Collide: A History of NASA's Planetary Protection Programs, Michael Meltzer.
PS: My All 2020 Mathematics A to Z: Hilbert's Problems and, what captured my interest, wondering why we know about Hilbert's Problems.