November 7th, 2016

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Tweet tweet tweet, my that bird sings sweetly

The start of the End 2016 A To Z on my mathematics journal gave it a nice busy week. Not so busy as to overflow your RSS feed, but still, busy. Run the past week have been:

Some more of Indiana Beach! We had a grand time so you'll surely like more pictures of it.


Safety sign for the Antique Autos ride. Also note that it is described as a ``Mild Thrill'' ride, leaving me to wonder what exactly a mild thrill is. ``This is great! Sort of!'' Something like that.


Kid on the Antique Autos ride scared the Wabash Cannonball train is going to run into them. He shouldn't worry. They're on totally different tracks. Just very near one another. There's also the Cornball Express roller coaster in the background.


Miniature train crossing sign, from the Allan Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York. The sign might well date back to the 50s. Herschell specialized in the 50s in Kiddielands and the rides that would fit there.


Dr Frankenstein's Castle: Indiana Beach's repeat award-winning walk-through haunted house. Dr Frankenstein's animatronic is visible on the balcony on the left side. On the far left is the little shooting gallery and Whac-A-Mole arcade.


Bit of a closer look at Frankenstein's Castle, so you can see its promise of Fear, Fantasy, and Fun. Also some of its (nonfunctional) gargoyles. And its


Waiting area for Frankenstein's Castle, with some of the props which give it atmosphere.

Trivia: Only 108 vessels entered the United States during 1812. Source: Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, Peter L Bernstein. (I'm not clear if this reflects the number of ships arriving from overseas, and whether that reflects best estimates at smugglers or is just ones that came properly through customs. But it was depressed and then war times.)

Currently Reading: The Lost Work of Will Eisner, Editors Andrew Carl, Josh O'Neill, Chris Stevens.