California State Fair 2014

Entrance to the California State Fair

The state fair is in town, and I had the pleasure of attending. Now I don’t find myself going to these things much anymore as the allure seemed to dissipate after reaching a certain age but there’s still plenty to see and enjoy. A few buildings had some promising artwork one seemed to focus on the pre-18 crowd, but another was dedicated to some astonishing artwork from what I believed to be local colleges. My favorite was a black and white photo of some flowers in a vase; the creator used a 19th century plate technique that I don’t really understand, but the results really blew me away. Sadly I can’t share a photo of that but there was an awesome dancing porcupine that I can share a picture of.

aag0fAt the fair there’s a section dedicated to teaching people about trees plus a little coloring area for the young’ins. Along the path you can see various animals such as Racoons, owls, I think there was a fox, and the porcupine to the left which had one of the coolest reactions out there. He actually got up and started to dance for us while we were walking by. I have no idea why, he may have expected food, but I don’t think you’re supposed to feed them. Either way it was a pretty cool thing to witness.

One of the coolest things that I saw at the fair was one of those Zoltar speaks machines, now I know whaZoltart you’re thinking(get it?) there are plenty of these psychic machines, but what makes Zoltar so special? It just so happens that Zoltar was the star psychic machine that drove the supernatural circumstances which were the essential building blocks of a movie called Big(1988). If you are unfamiliar with this classic piece of cinematic gold, and happen to have never come across a Zoltar machine the process is simple enough. Zoltar with all of his magical mysteriousness will move around with glowing lights and dispense a fortune for a price, these fortunes tend to be similar to a horoscope giving you some advice as well as some general observations of the world.

If you haven’t gotten out there yet and are planning on it the fair will be running until July 27th. If on the other hand you’re interested in reading more blog posts then you have come to the right place. Below you can find a list of other blog posts I’ve made, or feel free to look around and view some of the contributions by our other fine DJ’s.

Movie Reviews: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Knights of Badassdom, Godzilla 2014,

Show Reviews: Sleepy Hollow, From Dusk Till Dawn, Archer, 30 Rock, Defiance Season 2

Comics: Transmetropolitan

Games: Flappy Bird, Glow Golf

Bands: Acacia Strain, Die Antwoord

Food: Pescatarian.

The Earth: Earth Day at Sac State

Computer Stuff: Version Control,

I’m DJ Good Deal a DJ with KSSU Sac State’s only student run radio station.



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