two wheeling


  1. There are actually 17 transports. There are 15 “on stage” during normal operating conditions while 1 is in rehab for that day and the other is a spare.
  2. The cars have two main parts, the wheel base that stays on the track and the motion-base. This motion base (where guests sit) is attached to the wheel-base by three hydraulic arms. The hydraulic compressor is under back part of the Transport, behind row three. When fully extended, it can raise the motion-base 15 feet into the air! But, it doesn’t extend this high during the ride. The wheel-base is powered by bus bars in the floor/track. These bus bars were replaced this fall. They had broken down after continuous use for the past three and a half years. It took so long to replace because the parts weren’t available in the United States. The vehicles are front wheel drive and only move forward. All of the backwards movement is simulated by show effects and the motion base. Having said that, the cars will, unexpectedly, jump backwards, on occasion. All Indy CM’s are terrified by them. They are unpredictable.
  3. Newer Disney rides have excellent devices for seat-belt detection. The Indiana Jones Troop Transports have a similar function at the front left and right of the car — rows of well-hidden green LED’s. The SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) For the Safety Checks of the Indiana Jones ride.
  4. Every Transport gets serviced every night
  5. The maximum speed on the transports is about 22 mph. However, with effects, they go 65 mph simulated.
  6. There is an LCD panel on the back of the transports (lower right hand side) It is pretty well disguised. Maintenance uses them to find the status of each vehicle.
  7. Compare the initials in Mara font to the initials and birthdates of the designers on the rear quarter panels of the vehicles - for example TB0201 is T. Baxter, born Feb. The last two digits on the vehicles are the vehicle number, and there are 16 of them.
  1. There are the LED lights that indicate when the seat belt is locked.
  2. Due to some crazy guests, who think its fun to buckle their safety belts behind them, SOP has been changed than the seat belts must also be visually checked, with flashlights, to see that all safety belts are fastened correctly!
  • They are on both sides of the cars.
  • These must be checked before the car is dispatched!
Day Eighty-Eight

-Two men in their forties came through in complete hunting regalia save for one’s bright pink boots to purchase two Hot Wheels cars. Specifically, they bought the Roller Toaster, a toaster on wheels. I applaud their taste in toys and fashion.

-I would like to apologize for whatever I am doing to give the impression that, when I reach out to offer change, I am offering my hand to hold. Several elderly women have acted upon these unintentional signals and none of us have been happy about it. 

-Someone stamped a Decepticon logo onto a series of twenty-dollar bills. This is the beginning.

-A hanger was labeled “NB.” I am thrilled that the store had begun to carry clothes outside of the gender binary, although I wished that they would make them for adults and not just newborns. 

-I handled several articles of clothing for infants and toddlers with taglines such as. “First Crush,” and, “Cutest Bachelor.” I am grateful that we as a culture begin forcing romance on our youth at such an early stage, lest they become queer, or worse, uninterested in relationships altogether.

-Nothing makes me happier than older guests shopping with their friends and insisting upon paying for each other’s purchases. Nothing makes me more stressed out than when the bickering escalates and I am forced to choose sides and accept one’s payment at the fury of the other.

-In the middle of paying, a woman pointed at Starbucks, loudly said, “Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh,” and then returned to her business without any acknowledgement to assure me that it had actually happened and was not a heat-induced hallucination.

-A woman approached me, informing me that I looked important and therefore must be a manager. The joke is on her, as I am but a lowly cashier, but appearances are half of the battle and this proves that my master plan is on the right path.

-I asked a man how he was. He looked me in the eye and replied, “I am but a man.” That will not be changing anytime soon if he keeps up this attitude.


mood: Eliot advising Hardison to be more assertive in his relationship with Parker, realising he’s the one asserted over the whole evening, ending up secretly proud of it.


In which Moiraine has a history lesson for angry villagers. Had some lighting fun in this, also hit the Procreate layer cap but it’s good to know I can get decent comic pages out of my iPad. There’s no text tool so y’all get my suspect handwriting though.

The lore-building in the early books was always some of my favourite content. I love that you could just feel the weight of the past and how the world had changed. Also heraldic eagles are pretty cool looking, you should go check ‘em out.


Thank you Faust for making such great female characters :DD Here’s her Thrilling Intent universe trio Aesling the Neckstabber, Vachon the SPELL-er of SWEET AIR, and Koh Kura the totally legit magician.

WWII Firearms in Syria Part 1

Like so many other conflicts that have been recently waged in the Middle East, every gun of every sort will find its way into the hands of combatants. Sometimes articles of history too.

Beretta M38/44: the official submachine gun of the Royal Italian Army during WWII, the M38/44 was one of the better small arms fielded by the Italians. This one here has been highly customized by its owner, the receiver and barrel seemingly nickel-plated and the stock sawn off.

The same Beretta M38/44 in action. The 1938 series was extremely robust and proved very popular with Axis forces as well as Allied troops.

DP-28: a Russian light-machine gun, the DP was light and cheap to make, consisting of less than 80 parts. It was rugged and reliable, but fed from an inconvenient 47-round pan magazine which was prone to damage and jamming. It was replaced by the better RPD.

DShK M1938: a Russian heavy machine gun designed for infantry support, the DShK still sees widespread use. It was frequently deployed on a two-wheeled mounting and armored with single-sheet of steel. It is sometimes nicknamed Dashka in Russian-speaking countries, from the abbreviation.


M1 Garand: the workhorse of the American GI during WWII, the M1 was one of several semi-auto rifles issued during the war, but the US was the only major belligerent nation that issued semi-auto rifles on a large scale. 

With almost 5.5 million built, M1 Garand’s are not exceedingly uncommon on modern battlefields. 

This M1 seems to have an aftermarket scope attached to it.

M1919: America’s medium machine-gun of WWII, the M1919 saw service on all fronts and with multiple different allies. It was powerful and reliable, if not heavy. Though visually distinct from its predecessor, the M1917, both weapons are mechanically the same. The arrival of the GPMG pushed the M1919 into a secondary role in most cases.


Seriously, though: if the two-wheeled version, “bi-cycle”, is a “bike”, and the three-wheeled version, “tri-cycle” ,is a “trike”, then logically the one-wheeled version, “mono-cycle”, could indeed be a “mike”. However, some fool went and decided to call the one-wheeled version a “uni-cycle” instead, so following the same principle, the short form ought to be “uke”. Which… hmm.

Jin stole TWO army bombs tonight at two separate times, I hope this means he was having a blast


Meet the Rutgers students who invented an eco-friendly transportation service for refugees

  • Trump wants to ban refugees from entering the United States. But these Rutgers University students want to help refugees live with dignity.
  • Rutgers Business School seniors Gia Farooqi, Hasan Usmani, Moneeb Mian and alumna Hana Lakhani — who are all Muslim — pitched Roshni Rides to the international social entrepreneurship competition Hult Prize for a $1 million prize.
  • The group won the regional finals of the competition in March, out of 50,000 applicants. The team beat out schools like Harvard, Yale and Purdue, and is one of five regional winners across the world, Umair Masood, Rutgers’ campus director for the Hult Prize, said in an email.
  • Roshni Rides is an eco-friendly rickshaw service, a two- or-three-wheeled man-powered passenger cart, that will allow refugees to travel with ease and without a financial burden.
  • If the team wins the $1 million prize, Roshni Rides would start its service in Orangi Town, Pakistan. Read more (3/9/17 3:14 PM)

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Weekly Young Jump #24: Saito Shuka Mini-Interview

Voice of Watanabe You

Shuka Saito

Born on August 16th. Height 150.5cm. Blood type A.
Nickname = Shukashuu

Q. What kind of child is Watanabe You-chan?
“Energetic!!! Also, she’s an amazing kid who’s talented enough to qualify for the national high diving team! Since her dream for the future is to become a ship captain, her catchphrase is ‘Yousoro~’ (laugh)”

Q. Please tell us about yourself!
“I’m a carefree person. You’ll never see me with a straight face because I’m always smiling (laugh). Dancing is my specialty, so I feel my presence is stronger when I’m dancing.”

Translation: shukamod
QC: Mega, Yujacha