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What you know is the truth

You may feel that since I crashed so hard my blog updates have gotten perfunctory. Here is the past week of my humor blog.


Here's a little more of the Cedar Point 150th Celebration Parade.

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The G A Boeckling float, representing the ferry that used to take people from downtown Sandusky to Cedar Point. And, particularly, looking at the captain, Young Stephen Colbert.


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Some of the hands on the G A Boeckling float.


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Now here's the lifeguard float and, behind it, the Water Swing float.


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A good look at the Water Swing float. I'd been fooled the first time I saw it into thinking people were riding the swings; it's just silhouette cutouts.


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And now here's a decent look at one of the Cedar Downs floats.


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A good look at the Midway Games float, and particularly the Fascination replica. Cedar Point's been hitting the nostalgia button for the Fascination parlor, replaced in the early 2000s with a Johnny Rockets, a lot recently. While there's no replacing the lost attraction, it does seem like you could build a modern-equipment Fascination game, using 25 optical switches per lane plus a computer. I suppose the need for a large space for the parlor to really work --- the game's better the more people play --- and that it needs at minimum two attendants constantly is what's keeping anyone from doing it.


Trivia: The Gobi Desert is expanding rapidly enough some projections have it enveloping Beijing before the end of the century. Source: Coal: A Human History, Barbara Freese. (The book was published in 2004, so the writing must be about twenty years out of date. I trust current projections are for the Gobi to swallow Beijing possibly by later today.)

Currently Reading: Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Marcia Chatelain.

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