austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Automo-bubbling, you and I

Oh, a mathematics-blog post I forgot to advertise here: Why not make an iceberg? which is just a little thing about a center-of-mass problem.

And in comic-strip reading? What's Going On In The Phantom (Sundays)? Why is The Phantom talking about Emperor Joonkar so much? November 2020 - February 2021 plot in review here.


Now I'll close out pictures of the Mount Hope Cemetery. And then a quick picture from a pinball event in town and a little oddity that of course involves the library.

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Again looking over the Sycamore Creek from the tallest hill in Mount Hope Cemetery.


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Though there's a road through this part of the cemetery, it was closed for the season. It's a pretty sharp incline and with any snow or ice on it the road would be impassable.


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Historical plaque near the entrance of the graveyard explaining its history.


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The other side of the plaque, noting some of the other prominent people buried here.


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I ... don't remember what I took this picture for. Maybe for the bizarre doubling-back that branch does. The tree does look like something went really weird along the way of its development.


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The plaque for the Stranger Things pinball launch party, which bunny_hugger folded into a regular night of Lansing Pinball League play as she didn't have the time or energy to do something more elaborate with it. We didn't win.


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The Michigan State University library doesn't have self-checkout stations, so all your books get stamped with the due date. Here's the due date card I loved from The Great Salad-Oil Swindle, Normal C Millier's Pulizer-prize winning 1965 book about a financial scandal, and a book that makes you ask the question: why was this not culled in the 32 years between when it was checked out in 1988 and when I picked it up in 2020?


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The second page of due dates from ... I'm not sure. From looking over this journal from February 2020 first I'm heartbroken by fossilized plans and expectations for the future. But also I find Mario Puzo's Inside Las Vegas there and a photo-heavy book about the glorious sleze seems likely to have this sort of pretty steady checkout history.


Trivia: The carbolic acid with which Dr Joseph Lister first sterilized medical surfaces and tools was readily obtained from the coal tar waste-products of the 19th century's gaslight illumination. Source: Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules that Changed History, Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson.

Currently Reading: The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, Jon M Sweeney. He does get around to explaining other popes had quit under duress and Celestine V was the (at the time, only) one to do so on his own impulse, which seems a fair enough distinction. Benedict IX is a mess.

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