Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Geauga Lake

I haven't posted a brochure in a long while, so let's take a look at this 1978 brochure for the now defunct Geauga Lake amusement park in Aurora, Ohio...

 As you can see 1978 was the first year for the Corkscrew.  The Internet tells me the Corkscrew lasted from 1978 to 1995.  The roller coaster now resides in India at an amusement park called MGM Dizzee World where it's reportedly been re-named "Roller Coaster."

Admission in 1978 was $6.50, and adjusted for inflation that's only $23.15 in 2013 dollars.  How many amusement parks in North America have an admission of less than $25 today?   

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Madness of March

What am I going to post this month?

I've gotten in the habit of using a holiday to guide my posts for the given month, and this month we have both Saint Patrick's Day and Easter.  How is one to pick a fitting theme with these competing holidays. They've sorta canceled each other out in my mind. Although it's not that I'm sitting on a amazing stash of fascinating Saint Patrick's Day and Easter related stuff either.

Maybe I could use this post to rant about the upcoming daylight saving time.  It's nothing but a pain.  A quick word to the world leaders and captains of industry who I know are fervent readers of this blog - isn't it about time we pulled the plug on this nonsense people?

Hey speaking about "rich and powerful" readers, I suspect many famous comic artists read my blog also.  For example how many saw the comic strip Lio by Mark Tatulli that ran on Sunday February 17, 2013...

Now check out the blog post I made on December 5, 2007.  It was about homemade Christmas cards I made back in 1990...

Card Front

I'm sure it's totally a coincidence, or possibly a homage.  

Well back to figuring out what the heck I'm going to post for the rest of the month.


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