Book of the Week: Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park.

I started reading Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park yesterday. …My God. Oh, my God. You heard rumors about the place, growing up in New Jersey — but you didn’t know. Not really. None of us did.

And yet, nothing in this book so far is a surprise.

#commissionearned

Alpha reader revisions of the first two chapters of TINSEL RAIN done!

…Damn, I forget how long these take. And how weirdly tiring they are. But they gotta get done.

While you’re waiting for me to finish my next novel, why not read FROZEN DREAMS, my first one? It’ll be fun! It’ll also make it easier for me to be able to pay for more books.

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Tweet of the Day, Simple Modern Gets Chill Points, Here edition.

One of the nice things about being retired is that I don’t have to milkshake duck anybody anymore. I am allowed instead to simply, heh, enjoy things. Case in point (Via @BrianFaughnan):

The CEO took one look at this and… decided to give everybody a cubicle budget. Honestly, I would have done the same thing, just for the heck of it.

FILLLMMMS… INNNN…. SPAAAACE…

Assuming that this isn’t just PR nonsense, mind you: “Space Entertainment Enterprise has announced that they will be co-producing Cruise’s space film project, and they propose to build an arena production studio in space. It will be a place for filmmakers to shoot movies and shows like this in zero gravity.” Also mind you: if we can get price-per-pound to orbit down low enough, this becomes feasible. It’ll likely be only feasible as a publicity stunt for the rest of my life, but that’s all right. Future generations can have their own future.

So, they found Sodom. Or what was left of it, after the blast.

Via @EsotericCD comes this interesting article:

We present evidence that in ~ 1650 BCE (~ 3600 years ago), a cosmic airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam, a Middle-Bronze-Age city in the southern Jordan Valley northeast of the Dead Sea. The proposed airburst was larger than the 1908 explosion over Tunguska, Russia, where a ~ 50-m-wide bolide detonated with ~ 1000× more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. 

I get why the article writers don’t want to say that this was Sodom, and I approve of their precision. But I don’t have to share that precision. This was totally Sodom, which is going to be disappointing to a certain segment of online commenters. I was particularly amused by this part:

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