austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

Without any proof

Can't imagine you haven't heard about my humor blog already, but in case, here's what you missed this past week and can catch up on now:

And now off to Cedar Point, for some more things to point at.


On line for Rougarou. It used to be a stand-up roller coaster, but converted to seats and is a generally more comfortable ride now, although you can still feel where it's not quite so intense as it 'ought' to be, as the track's still designed around you putting your weight on your feet.


Rougarou train going around one of the loops that's not quite an inversion, that's still fun but made a bit more sense when you stood up for it.


One of the big drops of Rougarou, which passes close to a fountain that you don't notice while on the ride.


The railroad running! Just at the right time to slow us walking past!


Blue Streak caught in the lovely evening glow.


Blue Streak ride operator, I believe, closing an empty seat's belt and restraints.

Trivia: Writing in 1904 Henry Chadwick --- the first important sportswriter, and promoter of baseball --- claimed that by the end of the 1850s, as there was no penalty for a wild pitch, almost no strikes were ever called and ``it was frequent to see a pitcher deliver 50 or 60 balls to the batsman before the batter selected one to strike at'', and also that players running the bases ``seldom or never touched them''. Source: But Didn't We Have Fun? An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843 - 1870, Peter Morris.

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

Tags: cedar point, humor

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