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Jul. 14th, 2017

Let me take a break here to share stuff that's been on my humor blog the past week. I've spent a good part of it posting some Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan fiction from a decade-plus ago. It'll be finished tomorrow.

That said, how about that Calhoun County Fair?

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Poor little chicken, all deflated and set out on the cage floor between shows.


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Poor little chicken, aware that I was saying something about her and worrying that it was worse than it actually was.


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``Can I help you?'' Turkey is not at all sure about being on camera, especially my camera.


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Turkey decides to do something about my camera once and for all!


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From the fair's historical museum section: the pre-2003 corn dog frying machine. It's not an industrial-grade machine; that they got in 2003. This was their homemade contraption for frying up corn dogs and I'm charmed by it.


Trivia: Insurance companies wanted to charge $35,000 to cover the 1947 move of the 200-inch mirror from Pasadena, California, to Palomar, well outside Caltech's budget at the time. The journey was eventually insured for $1,800. Source: The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope, Ronald Florence.

Currently Reading: Barnaby, Volume 3, Crockett Johnson.

PS: What Would You Like In The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z? The request lines are open! Featuring art from [personal profile] thomaskdye!

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