Five golden rings
Before I launch into the saga of Pinball At The Zoo 2019, let me recap my humor blog for the past week. You already saw this if you put it in your RSS feed reader. But, who does that? Seriously, does anyone besides me?
- Far From Everything There Is To Say About Upgrading Operating Systems, last week's big piece, which somehow never quite came into focus, but I had to publish something.
- Statistics April: What, if Anything, was Liked Around Here All Month, the monthly self-preening that is itself reliably something well-liked because ??? ??? ? and ?, you know?
- Statistics Saturday: Reasons To Believe The Person in Charge Of Quaker Oats’s Cereal Mascots In 1996 Had Already Taken A New Job in which I list things that were for real and in earnest, instead of being funny.
- What’s Going On In Gil Thorp? What’s With The Hats, Hippo, and Secret Volleyball? February – May 2019 which, to date, has acquired not a single 'like' at all, and man, I know it's about Gil Thorp, but I would have thought, like, someone would at least like that I had put so much effort into it. On the other hand the existence of a completely un-liked piece like this means the couple of people who I think just reflexively click 'like' are actually putting some judgement into their interactions, so I guess that's a good thing?
- In Which I Misunderstand A Food Objective for, mostly, the sake of making a faintly history-ish joke that I didn't try to get perfectly correct.
- Popeye’s Island Adventures sends Olive Oyl on vacation or, how long can I talk about a cartoon I didn't find all that good anyway?
- In Which I Start on Another Tack to Lower My Average Word Count With Some Little Dumb Thing which is turning into a fun little running theme even as the pieces get longer and longer as they always do.
- Everything There Is To Say About Programming A Computer In The 80s, a piece of me being all nostalgic and not actually going for any particular jokes, which is why I've had more people calling it hilarious than I normally get in a month, and it's been published for under four hours now.
So let's finish up the Christmas walk around bunny_hugger's parents house ...
The snowy streets of bunny_hugger's parents' neighborhood. Also, by the way, it was really really cold.
One of the parents' neighborhood houses, decorated, with a nativity angel who maybe made a little too merry over the holidays and faceplanted.
bunny_hugger pausing to photograph a house's decorations.
The flash brought out that it was still snowing, part of why all these pictures were a little blurry.
bunny_hugger blazing a trail through the snow and providing the art for my album of Kraftwerk covers.
When the morning comes! Well, the next evening, anyway, as the sun tries to set in the most gorgeous way possible.
And with Christmas Day and Boxing Day done, what else is there to do? ... Other Christmas stuff. Please enjoy it today, in the middle of May.
Right after Christmas we made our trip to Crossroads Village, just outside Flint, to see whether I can make my camera take low-light pictures this year!
And here's the train ride, which goes past a long display of light, some of them animated. Let's hop on!
What fantastic luck, here's a train car we can have all to ourselves!
Trivia: Northrup's proposal, submitted the 10th of June, 1963, for six Project Ranger spacecraft estimated the total cost to be $72.4 million, with a fee of 6.8 percent for the company.
Source: Lunar Impact: The NASA History of Project Ranger, R Cargill Hall.
Currently Reading: The Secrets of Alchemy, Lawrence M Principe.