The local newspaper mentioned that at South By Southwest a trade group from the Lansing area advertised to whoever's interested in this sort of thing the proposition ``Escape To Lansing''. The big selling point --- and the one that's on their web site --- is that Lansing is free of many disasters which make it annoying to do business, to wit:
Hurricanes. True. Mid-Michigan is admirably hurricane-free, what with most hurricanes refusing to tromp over the Appalachian mountains and deal with trying to follow the highways around Toledo.
The rest of this image-filled entry is over at my humor blog. Also running there since last week's I'm No Good At Music have been:
- Next, The Comics, mostly pointing to a math comics roundup from my mathematics blog, but also featuring something curious from a 1957 Beetle Bailey.
- Little Bits Of Gratitude, one of the lesser things you have to be thankful for.
- Warnings From The Dream World: Trans-Dimensional Travel Edition, some useful advice for people who go hopping through the multiverse.
- The Chuckletrousers Decade, about that famous in very obscure circles incident.
- Statistics Saturday: Unsuccessful Search Terms, which never brought anybody to my humor blog before.
- Betty Boop, MD, one of the Fleischer-iest Fleischer cartoons out there.
Trivia: The Saturday Evening Post circulation in 1897 was about 2,231. By 1899 it rose to 97,000, and doubled that the next year. Source: Advertising and the Transformation of American Society, 1865 - 1920, James D Norris.
Currently Reading: Europe, 1914 - 1939, F Lee Benns, Mary Elisabeth Seldon.
PS: Calculating March Madness, as there's all kinds of calculations to be done about a simple 63-contest single-elimination match.