austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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And we'll all sing a song

I'm at a nice, comfortable pace on my mathematics blog. I post one thing a week that I intend to be like 1200 words and that ends up twice that. I post a couple of links to past essays. I fill in some stuff in the middle. Here's what's been going on around there the past week and a half:

And on the cartoon beat here's 60s Popeye: Pop Goes The Whistle, a new decade with an old plot as Popeye goes looking for Swee'Pea.


Let's get back now to our August 2019 trip to Michigan's Adventure.

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The Elephants, one of the kiddie rides and one of those that we always wonder whether it's going to be replaced in the off-season. This ride dates to 1983, when the place was still known as Deer Park Funland.


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Airplanes is another of the 1983 Deer Park Funland-era rides that we worry about without having ever ridden. (We're far too large for them.)


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Just a nice little quiet space with some midway games beside the Giant Gondola Wheel, installed 1989.


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The General Store, which has the more miscellaneous heap of souvenir stuff, including clearance items. We got a nice coffee mug with the pre-2001 logo on it from this shop once and keep hoping we'll find more odd stuff like that.


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Large teddy bear at the basketball challenge game trying to affect an attitude.


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Goats! We could not visit the park without spending a bunch of time at the petting zoo.


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Goat knows there's higher places to get, but the triumph is in appreciating that you're already somewhere high up.


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Kid falling completely into the goats' plan.


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bunny_hugger trying to commune with the fluffy chickens and they're skeptical.


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Goat commiserates with bunny_hugger about making friends with the chickens, though.


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The sheep has his counsel, too.


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Donkey is looking really good.


Trivia: President James A Garfield was shot in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad building in Washington. While a member of congres Garfield had complained the three-storey Gothic building should be torn down, referring to it as a ``nuisance which ought long ago to have been abated''. Source: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President, Candice Millard.

Currently Reading: On The Shoulders Of Titans: A History of Project Gemini, Barton C Hacker, James M Grimwood.

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