Darien Lake announced they're not opening this season. Great Escape, another Six Flags park in New York State, announced the same. They cite not being able to get good guidance from the state about safe opening procedures. This seems late in the season for the announcement, but Halloween is a crazy big money factory for amusement parks. Christmas can be too, though I don't know that they did anything for the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year's sequence.
My humor blog this week was full of all kinds of ponderings, described plainly. What have you missed? This, if you haven't seen it already:
- In Which I Remember The 90s For A Change which was last week's big thing and is a bit of a nostalgic memoirish piece.
- In which I think about parenting in like 17 years and have a stray thought about disasters caused by gender-reveal parties.
- Statistics Saturday: The Most Insignificant Programming Languages and I don't care that nobody agrees; I say ``Object Oriented Ubbi Dubbi'' is a really funny idea. Also ``Visual Logo'' but I accept people disagreeing with me on that point.
- 60s Popeye: Weight for Me and a cartoon that's aged without a single flaw which is one of those cartoons that brings back the question; were the animators on Brutus's side?
- There are many small things to watch on TCM tonight but they're all in the past, so, sorry you missed it.
- What's Going On In Rex Morgan, M.D.? What is Rex Morgan doing for the pandemic? June – September 2020 It ends up being many small things.
- In which I admit to not having seen Discovery or Picard and I make, like, 300 words out of a style convention on a Wikia.
- In Which I Ask Not To Be Given An Eight-Million-Dollar Dinosaur Skeleton, Please in a piece ripped from the very mildly odd science news.
Now let's hop back in time, to June of 67 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the miniature golf courses! I'm very happy that this coincidentally matches the theme of this week's big humor essay.
bunny_hugger facing down a tyrannosaurus rex and her kids.
Dinosaurs and mammoths hanging around the putting greens.
That seems like a small baby for the size of that egg, doesn't it?
And here we get the dinosaur in some good evening light.
You know some stupid teen or drunk guy has tried to climb into that mouth.
Here's an alligator-y creature in front of a hole that goes inside a little cave.
bunny_hugger considering her shot and completely icing out that dinosaur behind her.
Giant spider figures, and netting, when you look directly up inside that little cave. You're not supposed to look directly at the ceiling like this.
Evening sun doing nice things for the dinosaurs' looks.
Miniature golf hole that's just the Cool S shape.
The toppled-over brontosaur here was one of the figures that bunny_hugger was pretty sure she remembered from having been here and playing dinosaur miniature golf years ago, I think with her parents? ... Check the comments (on Livejournal) for corrections if I have this wrong.
Man, what does the theft problem have to be at dinosaur mini-golf if they have to tie down the flags?
Trivia: Overseas commerce from the colony of West New Jersey started no later than 1680, when Mahlon Stacy sent a ship to Barbados. Source: New Jersey From Colony To State, 1609 - 1789, Richard P McCormick.
Currently Reading: The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed The World, Amir D Aczel.