January 13th, 2020

krazy koati

Racing with the waves

Although it's been a travel week I did log a couple of pieces on my mathematics blog. Here's what you could have seen:

Meanwhile in the story comics: What's Going On In Gil Thorp? Did Chet Ballard get his comeuppance yet? October 2019 - January 2020 in review. Yes, he did.

Now let's get a bunch of pictures of Lakeside Amusement Park, Denver, in:

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A good look at the unicorn-helmeted horse on the Lakeside Park carousel. I don't know which horse they regard as the lead but this would make a compelling candidate.


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And a look at the back of the Merry Go Round's house, where it looks as much as it possibly can like a slightly outre cake transporter from the 70s.


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And ... oh, hey now ... what's this, over here, behind the Merry-Go-Round and down that path that's closed off with a line of ... triangular blue flags?


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It's not a functioning ride, obviously, but we would have to investigate this further. The story is remarkable and I shall reveal it in time.


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Now a look at functional stuff, including the sign for the Speed Boats that already promises a great look at night, and their tower.


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To get to and from the Speed Boats, and a couple other rides, you have to cross the tracks for the railroad and the park uses exactly the tiny-stairway hack to do that which you might have used in Roller Coaster Tycoon.


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Height sign for the Wild Chipmunk, Lakeside Park's wild mouse roller coaster.


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And this is the overhang of the Wild Chipmunk's ticket booth. It was not being used to sell tickets but isn't it gorgeous to just look at?


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Obstructed view of the Wild Chipmunk ride sign which also promises: this has got to be awesome at night, and also be the title card for a Hanna-Barbera short sometime around 1959.


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A view of the full ticket booth outside the Wild Chipmunk, which is gorgeous and hardly looks like it can be real. Also note the Scrambler booth in the distance there.


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Here, we put the Scrambler booth up front. The Cyclone roller coaster's visible in back, there.


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And now looking from the Scrambler at the ticket booth outside Wild Chipmunk, with the Cyclone in the background again. The ticket booth continues to look unreal, doesn't it?


Trivia: It was 1886 before the United Kingdom prohibited the altering, delaying, or disclosing (to other than the intended recipient) the contents of a telegram Source: The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegram and the Nineteenth Century's Online Pioneers, Tom Standage.

Currently Reading: The End of Physics: The Myth of a Unified Theory, David Lindley.