austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Oh how absurd it

Too busy right now to tell you about the new new car, or the thing we did for Labor Day, or that we did after. So instead please learn What's Going On In The Amazing Spider-Man? Will Spider-Man ever come back to the comics? June - September 2021 in plot recaps, featuring Rocket Raccoon and the last of my Spider-Man plot summaries!

With that done, enjoy a half-dozen pictures from Cedar Point in August.

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The Cedar Point 150 central planter, near the commemorative bricks including the one we got . Blue Streak's in the far background, and that's Raptor hanging around in green and blue-green in front of that.


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Back to Wicked Twister! The ride is open and the sign promises a 0 minute wait, which is an underestimate.


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Not much of one, though. Here's the launch station --- see how much brighter it is already --- and note the safety sign warning to keep all parts of your body inside the train, and ponder how you would define ``inside'' precisely if someone forced you to.


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Looking at the track for Wicked Twister. Note how there's wheels on three sides of the track, like most roller coasters built after about 1920 have.


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Peeking out from the exit station up at Wicked Twister's ride sign.


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The queue for Wicked Twister comes in two chunks, and so has to explain to people not to go to what sure looks like the entrance if you come from GateKeeper or the Giant Ferris Wheel or so. The small channel between the queue areas are gates that look like they swing open, most likely so park vehicles can get through that area when required. Apparently there just wasn't the space to put a queue capable of handling an hourlong wait for a ride without interfering with work vehicles and so this was the best compromise.


Trivia: In 1967, fifty American-owned vessels, most built during World War II, accounted for nearly all the containerized cargo shipping worldwide. Between 1968 and 1974, at least 406 container ships entered service. Source: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the Wold Economy Bigger, Marc Levinson.

Currently Reading: The Complete Peanuts, 1983 - 1984, Charles M Schulz. Editor Gary Groth.

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