Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Spookomotive Train Ride -- Octboer 17, 2018

Halloween is coming.

Weekends in October, the California State Railroad Museum offers the Spookomotive Train Ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad.

"Delightful, not Frightful."

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cloverfield -- October 15, 2018
Halloween is coming.

The 2008 movie Cloverfield was hard on the Statue of Liberty.

Some people feel that images of Lady Liberty are insulting to our so-called president.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Museum of Ice Cream -- October 14, 2018

Today we visited the Museum of Ice Cream, which is housed at One Grant Avenue, in the old Security Pacific building.  There were many samples of ice cream and popsicles.  The was a wading pool full of plastic sprinkles.  Despite a compressed air shower, they were difficult to get rid of.  It was fun.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Old St Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, LA -- October 13, 2018

Halloween is coming.

Saint Louis Cemetery No 1 opened in 1789. Most of the burials are above ground because of the high water table. Homer Plessy, the plaintiff in Plessy v Ferguson, is buried there.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Comic Book -- Famous Funnies -- October 11, 2018
Halloween is coming.

Famous Funnies, which ran from 1934 to 1955, was the first long-running American comic book. It mostly published reprints of newspaper comic strips.  The little guy with the big nose and glasses looks familiar, but I can't place him.  I hope someone can tell me who he is.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Pulp -- Terror Tales -- October 9, 2018
Halloween is coming.

Let's review this cover of Terror Tales:
-- Weird lettering in title.  Check.
-- Bats.  Check.
-- Hunchback/deformed creature... Check.
-- with bloody knife...  Check.
-- and eerie lantern.  Check.
-- Scantily clad woman.  Check.

This should work.