February 24th, 2020

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And a pistol that shoots

I did nothing but comics on my mathematics blog last week. On the other hand, I did it pretty well. Don't believe me? Read on:

Boy, those edition titles really suggest something about my energy level for these things, doesn't it? Well. Meanwhile in the story comics: What's Going On In Dick Tracy? Who's Shaky and why's he want Dick Tracy dead? December 2019 – February 2020 in short review.

And now? Let's look from a high point of Santa's Workshop.

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The Space Shuttle ride in full swing, as seen from the far side of the ride, opposite where you queue and all that.


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Space Shuttle ride coming to its stop and showing off the weirdly complicated plastic covers used to suggest engine plumes.


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The Space Shuttle ride is at the top of a small side trail; I'm not sure it's the highest point in the park (after all, there's wherever the zip line starts from) but it is still quite high up and that's worth taking a moment to pause and look around from.


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Looking down at the mountains around Santa's Workshop.


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A view down the valley and toward Cascade, Colorado, including a very slightly complicated tangle of highway, service road, and side road leading up to the park that threatened to get us lost on the way in.


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Oh, now, what's this ride that we're seeing from the back? ... We'll come back to this.


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Penguins flank the Snowflake Maze, which I believe is a mirror maze but that we never saw open.


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Oh deer! Santa's Workshop has a couple of deer that you can feed.


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Deer giving me a Cinerama widescreen side-eye.


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Darker-furred deer views me with even greater suspicion.


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The deer are going to grant me one last chance to give them some corn and then they're leaving.


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Someone squatting down to give a deer a little chin-rub while they wait hopefully for deer food.


Trivia: Marcus Loew, the ``King of Small Time'' vaudeville, claimed to have the best chaser (final, lousy act to get the audience to turn over) in the business: a bad sculptor who made inaccurate busts of famous people, on stage. Source: No Applause - Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, Trav S D (D Travis Stewart)

Currently Reading: The Art of Atari, Tim Lapetino. Coffee-table book with a LOT of great big splashy full-page pictures of the box art for Atari 2600 games, along with thumbnails showing what the actual gameplay was like, which is not a mistaken plan considering but does get pretty funny, considering.