December 11th, 2020

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Oh no, must be the season of the witch

Something roused my humor blog out of its low-power mode! Briefly. It would of course be the lure of overthinking Rankin/Bass specials. In which post did that happen? Guess ... it's one of these:

Correct! It's that Fleas A Crowd cartoon, which is a nice little surprisingly odd one.

Back to pictures, from our last day visiting Cedar Point in 2019.

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Gemini, where the lift hills for the racing coaster (the left side) meet part of the mid-course turnaround, returning (the right side).


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That pumpkin-headed monster that I got the blurry photograph of Friday night. By the light it's ... I'd say better, really.


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Over near Iron Dragon is this little food stand, The Dragon's Inn. We keep worrying the park is going to renovate itself away from having stuff in this style.


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Looking at Rougarou, with one of the highly-banked turns on the right and a loop on the left.


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Train climbing the lift hill of Rougarou, with several of its loops and swoops in view. The Power Tower is the hugely over-exposed tower in back.


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bunny_hugger shares high-level discussions with her mount on the Kiddie Kingdom carousel.


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Back to the Cedar Downs racing carousel and again those bold contrasts in light and shadow. Every picture of the carousel is a study in negative space.


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Matterhorn: I suggested we take a ride on it because we never give it attention, and it always feels like something about to be renovated out of existence. It looks pretty good --- we love that the decor looks like it's been allowed to age --- but Cedar Point runs it pretty boring. Not too fast and no backwards cycle.


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Better view of what's under Matterhorn's canopy.


Trivia: General William T Sherman was elected an honorary member of one Saint Louis baseball club when the secretary noticed he regularly attended their games. Source: But Didn't We Have Fn? An Informatl History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843 - 1870, Peter Morris. (The text is ambiguous about just when this was; I think his election was 1869 if I'm not being over-fussy in reading the footnote.)

Currently Reading: The Taste Of War: World War II and the Battle for Food, Lizzie Collingham. Because I've been feeling like I needed some lighter reading given my mental state and then something went completely wrong.