My calendar at work this year has pictures of Japanese mountains: one for each month. I recognize Mt. Fuji, the Japanese Alps, Mt. Tanigawa , and the mountain surrounded marshlands of Oze .
(the last 2 are about 30 minutes away from where I live)
The other 8 mountains look scenic and impressive, but I have no idea where they are.
I’m kind of disappointed.
I was hoping Mt. Splash, Mt. Big Thunder, and Mt. Space were going to be on it.
note: I’ve Googled the mountains of West Virginia and there is no Mt. Mama! … John Denver is full of crap! … I kind of liked him in Gilligan’s Island though.
double note: if it wasn’t for Mt. Kilimanjaro, I’d think Africa was flat.
triple note: if it wasn’t for Heidi and “The Sound of Music“, I wouldn’t know anything about Switzerland at all … except for that Nazi gold, cheese, chocolate, cuckoo clocks, neutrality, army knives, and that Disneyland ride they invented.
quadruple note: the photo has nothing to do with mountains. I just thought those that saw the little red car before would like to be updated on what the owner has been acquiring.
Today I said the word “dink” for the first time in about 20 years. It still sounds funny!
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Tagged army knives, Big Thunder Mountain, Bob Denver, calendars, California plates, cheese, chocolate, cuckoo clocks neutrality, dink, disneyland, Gilligan's Island, Heidi, humor, humour, Japanese mountains, John Denver, Kilimanjaro, Mountain Mama, Mr. Tanigawa, Mt. Fuji, Nazi gold, no Matterhorn at Tokyo Disneyland, Oze, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Switzerland, the Japanese Alps, The Sound of Music, West Virginia
I’m glad there are landmarks:
… if there weren’t, I wouldn’t know what cities were being destroyed in all those disaster movies.
note: In the event a of catastrophic human extinction type natural disaster, I’m going to Disneyland … because it never gets wiped out in those disaster movies.
… probably there wouldn’t be any line-ups either.
double note: are there any seamarks?
triple note: Dr. Mori is a landmark of sorts for people driving by the city where I live. I still don’t know what the hell he is selling!
Today left me scratching my head … or maybe the student with headlice did.
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Tagged disaster movies, disneyland, Dr. Mori, humor, landmarks, Numata, seamarks, there goes the Statue of Liberty and the Taj Mahal again!
When I see costumed characters, I am aware that there is a person in the costume sweating away and doing a job.
I think most adults share this awareness.
But at Disney Parks, many people seem to forget this and
… basically go crazy when they spot Mickey and company wandering around.
I’m not totally immuned: I get sucked in to the fantasy for a second before I start thinking that there most likely is a short woman in the Mickey outfit.
I didn’t fully grasp what an amazing job Disney has done in creating this illusion until last weekend at DisneySea.
While watching Mickey appear in many different outfits during a musical performance, my friend said “Mickey must have to change into all those costumes really quickly backstage.”
I replied “Maybe it’s just a different person in a different Mickey Mouse costume with a different outfit coming out each time.”
I’m mean like that sometimes.
note: How fast would Disney sue me for walking around in a Mickey Mouse costume?
How many people have had their photo taken with a person wearing a Mickey Mouse costume at a Disney Park over the years? millions? billions?
How many people while showing their photos say, “This is me with a person in a Mickey Mouse costume.”? probably none.
triple note: Do you want your Disney dream bubble burst? There is a little guy in the Minnie costume waiting for work to finish so he can go out and get drunk with his buddies. POP!
quadruple note: I do like Disney parks and will put another entry on in the near future with more Disney Outlandishness.
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Tagged costumed characters, creating illusions, disney, disneyland, DisneySea, humor, leave your reality at the main gates, Mickey Mouse, smashing illusions, theme parks, Why does Mickey Mouse and company have to wear clothes anyway?
Why do people have fake brick and fake wood siding on their houses?
If I was going fake, I’d want a fake front like on a movie set; a fiberglass cartoon style like Toontown at Disneyland; or cool trick art optical illusion stuff.
If you’re going fake, go all the way!
note: fake “wood brick siding” in a Jenga style would look quite nice.
double note: a house made of giant Lego bricks would be too amazing!
“I built a 3rd floor on my house; it took 30 minutes.”
triple note: I don’t think there is enough fiberglass in most diets. In fact I don’t think there is any at all. What’s up with that?
quadruple note: Would fiberglass glasses be called fiber-optics?
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Tagged disneyland, fake, fake brick siding, fake wood siding, fiber glass, fiberglasses, houses, humor, Jenga, Lego, movie sets, optical illusions, siding, Toontown, trick art
Asteroid B-612 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
When I was a kid, some things just blew my tiny little mind.
Disneyland, The Planet of the Apes, Where The Wild Things Are, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Dr. Seuss.
Before I even knew what a box was, these other people had been thinking outside of it for a long time.
And some were thinking inside it.
“This is only his box. The sheep you asked for is inside.”
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Maybe there is no “thinking outside the box” after all.
Just some people have bigger boxes than others.
note: I think my box is full of crayons (and they are all the same colour).
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Tagged books, boxes, disneyland, humor, imagination, movies, The Little Prince