austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Will you recognize me

My great quiet on the mathematics blog threatens to end as I post my hugest single entry in possibly ever. And even then, I left something out. And I get ready to get myself into trouble for the rest of the year. What's run there recently? This has run there recently.

And if you like low-budget dubiously-animated cartoons of the early 60s consider 60s Popeye: Ace of Space, in lifelike 2D and featuring a Martian robot.


Now let me finish that walk around town, before I start sharing pictures of a different walk around town, one from before the tornado and tornado-attached weather.

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Statue labelled ``Freedom - Patriotism - Humanity'' despite commemorating the American soldiers of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the Boxer Rebellion.


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Historical marker explaining how the Gilded Age structure you've seen seeing is the third capitol the state of Michigan has had, and what happened to the first two.


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Flowers lining the walkway in front of the capitol and --- hey! Where's the spot where they put the State Tree?


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See? There's Lansing City Hall, and there's the plaza where we always stand to watch the Silver Bells Electric Lights parade and tree-lighting, but no tree stand!


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One of the Michigan Walk of Fame stars, this one commemorating Will Keith Kellogg. It's along Washington, near Michigan Avenue, so it's easy to see while walking back home.


Trivia: Between 1862 and 1890 fewer than 400,000 American families benefited from the Homestead Act (offering cheap land for settlers working the western states and territories), at a time when the population of the United States grew by over 32 million people and western states and territories gerw by more than ten million. Source: The Age of Capital, 1848 - 1875, Eric Hobsbawm.

Currently Reading: Giant Teen Titans Annual, Editor Rick Taylor. (Not sure if that's the best person to credit for this, but it's a collection of Teen Titans comic book stories that I have because of the reasons and I'm not sure when I did buy it.)

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