Mice are the animals I’m surprised didn’t get mentioned. Five mice - Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, and Phooey - rode the Command Module for Apollo 17.
Six more mice flew on Skylab 3/2, as did two mummichog minnows. But still, mice around the moon; that’s got to capture the imagination.
My love and I had been talking about urbanized animals that could fit well into the Over The Hedge cast. Skunk and opossum, obviously, even if they’d have to be different characters from the movie. Bluejays, grackles, and rats would fit in easily too. Neither of us thought badger but I’m certainly up for it.
It’s always such a happy day when the Alien Lovers get featured.
There is! About forty states and provinces had something this past weekend. It’s exciting to chase after a place in the championship, even if you don’t figure your chances are that good.
Depends whether he needed the bonus to his score. Probably would be a nail-biter finish if he tilted but still won.
Neat timing! Today’s the day for the state/province pinball championships in the United States and Canada!
Good-looking spot and a very nice lineup. Total Nuclear Annihilation’s a real delight from the last couple years’ of games.
My own local venue is http://www.avenuecafelansing.com/home.html which doesn’t list the games they’ve got. But word is they’re getting in a Star Trek: The Next Generation soon. (Possibly already; we haven’t been in the place since the last pinball league night two weeks back.)
FunHouse is my all-time favorite. My wife’s, too. Sad to say it’s not on location within two hours of us. Of the ones they’ll have on Saturday, I’d say 4 Square, a nice electromechanical table from about 1970. … And it’s only been out two months, so I’m not sure how it’ll age, but I’m really really liking the new Beatles table.
The Michigan finals are being held in Fremont, a small town about 20 miles northeast of Muskegon, on the far west end of the lower peninsula. It’s not geographically ideal - there’s a lot of major pinball sites all over the lower peninsula, and this is isn’t near that - but the person overseeing the tournament took over late in the year, had to pick a venue quickly, and knew the spot well. In the past it’s moved around spots near Grand Rapids, Flint, and Kalamazoo.