austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Have a good time but remember

And wrapping up the rooftop miniature golf at Seaside Heights:

This figure is labelled a bear on the score card, but I can't see how it could be anything but a kangaroo.
Features here: the giant rabbit, of course; there's also an elephant that doesn't look at all like public domain cartoon Dumbo obscured by the rabbit's right arm. Also there's the jack-in-the-box head, and over to the right, the huge Alfred E Neuman-esque figure.
This is a water trap. If you don't shoot your ball into just the right spot of the ramp it falls into the stagnant puddle underneath. Guess where my ball went, and where bunny_hugger's did not.
There's that same generic animal figure again, this time as a squirrel, being stared at by a disapproving jack-in-the-box.
This is about the best view you get of the Alfred E Neuman-ish figure while playing rooftop golf. It's much more visible from the boardwalk. Note the Ferris wheel of Funtown pier way, way off in the distance, under the statue's left arm.
You know that squirrel statue well by now, but note just behind him the hipster mouse who's just hanging out with these statues ironically.

Trivia: The Exclusion Act of 1932 made a warehouse within the Rockefeller Center complex into a free port, allowing center tenants to import goods for display or storage duty-free until they were sold. Source: Great Fortune: The Epic Of Rockefeller Center, Daniel Okrent.

Currently Reading: The Panda's Thumb, Stephen Jay Gould.

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