Was this past week a tease of a return to normal activity on my humor blog? If you've added it to your Dreamwidth reading page or to whatever your preferred RSS reader is, you already know the answer! Or you were waiting to see what all I did post in this weekly recap. So here's what it's been.
- MiSTed: The Tale of Fatty Raccoon, Chapter XX and the end of Fatty's main adventures.
- I am saving _Wonder Park_ for a special treat in a short post dumb enough to be a tweet. (See me @Austin_Dern if you'd like more of me, plus commissions of my character.)
- Statistics Saturday: Some imaginary _Star Trek_ movies which is one of those pieces where the list is maybe redundant to the premise.
- 60s Popeye: The Big Sneeze (warning: sneezes not all *that* big) which is all I have to say about these forgotten cartoons for the week, to my surprise too
- In which I apologize for not opening up more which is another short post dumb enough to be a tweet.
- What’s Going On In Spider-Man? When will you stop covering Spider-Man? December 2020 – March 2021 A plot recap. I figure to stop when Rocket Raccoon's story stops, at the end of August.
- If only there were a solution which would not have to make things worse which is another short pos and based on a trivial inconvenience in my life.
- MiSTed: The Tale of Fatty Raccoon, Conclusion in which I spin out a little bit more of Fatty. Alternate title for this: the Raccoonclusion.
Back to the photo roll. Here's photos from my birthday trip to the zoo, six months ago today.
Potter Park Zoo bald eagle not giving me the time of day.
The other bald eagle, though, figures he can take me.
Did I mention it was a month to Halloween and they were decorating? We didn't see it in full Halloween livery (we think), but it was nice seeing some fun being had.
Grey wolf hanging out. We usually only dimly see them, by night, at the Festival of Lights in December.
Grey wolf hanging out on top of a deck.
And here's the grey wolf standing up giving a chance for everyone to study the anatomy of a kind of dull pose.
Red kangaroo who figures that's as close as you need to get, thanks.
This red kangaroo agrees.
Strrrretching with a smaller kangaroo.
Still from a picture of a (Western grey?) kangaroo, having some lunch.
Some more of the kangaroos keeping me at a distance.
Oh! Yipes! Uh ... hello?
Trivia: Between 1939 and 1940 the Soviet Union opened new metallurgical plants at Magnitiogorsk, Kuznetsk, and Nov-Tagil; industrial complexes at Chelyabinsk and Novosibirsk; aluminum works at Volkhov and Dnepropetrovsk; coalfields at Kuznetsk and Karaganda; and an oilfield in the Urals-Volga region. Also thirty chemical plants in the trans-Urals. Source: The Second World War, John Keegan.
Currently Reading: Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear, Jim Steinmeyer. So (in an anecdote that maybe even happened) the magician Edward Victor, finding that the Disappearing Donkey trick failed --- a stagehand had ``fallen asleep'' at the critical moment --- told the audience, ``I promised to show you a disappearing donkey, so, here I go!'' and walked off stage. Great bit, even if it's not true.