austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

I've always had something to hide

Not in hiding: my humor blog. Run there this past week have been:

Now let me get you back to Fantasy Island, on the western edge of New York state so that's why there's a Wild West shootout going on.

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Bandits facing the fearsomely old guy who turns out to be the Sheriff.


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Deputy Sheriff shooing the bandits out of town, and surely a happy ending to the confrontation, right?


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There isn't really an off-stage area so the bandits just gather and wait for their cue.


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They're back in town and one of the bandits' pants has ripped! I believe this was an accident although it's the sort of thing you expect to have happen.


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The bandits figure out how they're going to take over the town and that deputy and that old man won't be able to stop them.


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Huh, someone took away that keeping off the mat. Wonder why they did that.


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Oh, climbing up those wall slats that happen to be spaced like you'd use for a ladder, that's a clever idea.


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Oh, see, now that one's up high there'll be no stopping the bandits!


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I feel very safe standing in front of the old guy with his shotgun like this!


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Nobody told me the Deputy had a gun too! [ Falls over. ]


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The shootout's getting intense, and the bandit on the roof comes to the aid of his fallen comrade!


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Whoops! Oh no, he's falling from the roof --- say, it's lucky there's that pile of mats there!


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And success! Thanks to a bunch of white men having guns, nearly all of them are now dead!


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And after the show kids are invited in to take the sheriff's pledge and get a tin badge and that sort of thing.


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Back out into the park. Here's the Yellow Brick Road, leading from the Fairy Tale Fortress into the fairy tale area which, Wikipedia says, they only established in 2018. I assume they moved together and re-themed stuff that was older, since it looked more than a year old when we visited.


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Rapunzel, a miniature drop ride that's part of the Fairy Tale section of the park.


Trivia: Nicotine does not appear to be directly responsible for the health problems caused by smoking. Source: Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World, Nick Lane. (This is why nicotine patches are reasonably safe ways to control a smoking habit.)

Currently Reading: Promise Denied: NASA's X-34 and the Quest for Cheap, Reusable Access to Space, Bruce I Larrimer.

PS: My All 2020 Mathematics A to Z: Imaginary Numbers, a piece I figured would be a tight 1200 words and spilled out to, like, a jillion.

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