I probably don’t need to tell you that today is Do Additional Research for a Blog Post Day, when anyone who is routinely posting should put aside some time to look deeper into one of their chosen topics. As such, I am meeting with some friends down at an amusement park for further investigation into thrill rides and their peculiar appeal to so many people. Normally, I’d be working or meeting with students or something along those lines, but if you don’t take such holidays seriously, then can you even call yourself a blogger? So I feel obligated to make this sacrifice and do the necessary observations. No, don’t call me a hero – it’s just the onus of a resolute pop psychologist.