atlantic city

June 17, 2015
Went with my Aunt and her friend to Atlantic City. I don't really get gaming, so I puttered off on my own.

I checked out the Ripley's Believe It Or Not place, that led off with this 13-foot-high Hulk statue (they had an Optimus Prime as well):


The interior had a touch orientalism and maybe racism, but also some true moments of surprise and delight... a Tibetan Skull bowl split the difference.


I had a wicked classy T-shirt custom pressed:


Steel Pier is pretty cool...

I went on this thing:


Finally, the trip home was well-timed:
"I have yet to come across anyone who admires virtue as much as sexual attractiveness."
--Confucius
Just found out about "Preterism", the idea that the stuff in Revelation happened along with the destruction of the Temple in 70CE.

It's kind of a weird idea, and possibly a twist of a plain reading of the books, but I've heard weirder and twistier.