July 18th, 2020

krazy koati

You love and I'll labor, you sit and I'll stand

The Lansing school district has chosen to have the first quarter online-only. This doesn't affect the colleges, unfortunately, but maybe it'll start nudging Michigan State University in the sane direction. I don't know what East Lansing's school district is up to, but the East Lansing city government is in the midst of some spectacular higgeldy-piggeldy mess that saw the current mayor and the former mayor resign from the five-member City Council. High school sports still think they're carrying on as normal, but won't.

The Harper's Bar Covid-19 outbreak has got somewhere near 200 people infected. And now the HopCat bar in East Lansing closed after employees [plural] tested positive. (HopCat has a sister bar in Kalamazoo that's also closed for similar reasons.) Also closed for plague in the area: LeRoy's Classic Bar and Grill, the Lansing Brewing Company, and The Nuthouse, a sports bar and where our pinball friend RED plays competitive foosball.

Really really really really glad that our local hipster bar has declined to open at all.


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Little schoolhouse with a dunce skeleton and schoolmarm.


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The U R Dade funeral parlor, and skeletal hearse. U R Dade makes appearances in the main part of the park for Halloweekends.


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The City Marshall's office, jail, and Dirty Bill's Saloon and Cafe, which seems like an inappropriate aggregation of city structures.


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I suppose the freight and ticket office is where we'd get the tickets for the railroad we're on?


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The 'bone dry' water well, and a blacksmith's.


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Wonder how upset those passengers are that the railroad never stops for them.


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What do skeletons need with an outhouse?


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Skeletal saw mill. I'm tickled that they were overalls even if those are really too big for them.


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Moonshine distillery. The blue roller coaster is Millennium Force and the purple-red one to the right is Rougarou.


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So here's a little story interrupted.


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Oh, that must be what the parent was pointing the shotgun at last picture and wait lipstick marks?


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Snake River Paper Company isn't really part of Boneville, but I suppose it is still part of the Frontier Town area. Snake River Falls here is the shoot-the-chutes ride.


Trivia: A ``Malacca-Max'' containerized cargo ship, one large enough to just barely fit through the Straits of Malacca, would have a capacity of nine thousand standard 40-foot containers on a ship a quarter-mile long, 190 feet wide, and 65 feet below waterline. It could plausible hold a billion dollars of cargo in one load. Source: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Marc Levinson.

Currently Reading: Read You Loud And Clear: The Story of NASA's Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network, Sunny Tsiao.