Saturday, September 4, 2010

Safe Terror

One of my most anxious friends enjoys thrill rides because they're controlled fear. I just like looking; most rides are pretty visually rich as well as pretty scary. I marvel at the people who design the rides, taking countless aspects and guidelines into account. I'm also amused but not too surprised that there's a student paper about the physics of The Vortex.

Goodbye Fair Season! Hello school semester! For a last swing around the midway enjoy Rick Lyman's tribute to State Fairs.

1 comment:

Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

I thought the laws of physics governing The Vortex went something like:
1. Spins you really fast.
2. You stick to the wall.