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  • Silent Protest
    Silent Protest

    How do I love thee Disneyland, let me count the ways. I love that you were a part of my youth that can never be taken away. I love that you still provide someplace to retreat to when I need a break from the outside world. I love that the…

  • Godless Disney?
    Godless Disney?

    You know. I was just thinking about this the other day. After reading the Walt Disney conspiracy theories contained in Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code (you have read it haven’t you?), it occurred to me that hardly any religious references make it into Disney films. This guy who runs the…

  • Walt Disney On Ice!
    Walt Disney On Ice!

    There’s a popular urban legend that Walt Disney had himself frozen before Lung Cancer claimed his last breath. It’s not true, of course. But that doesn’t stop people from speculating about his life, what his life might have become, or even what would happen if he were cloned. Waking Walt…

  • WDW History Collection
    WDW History Collection

    One of the best books written about Disneyland’s history is the Nickel Tour: A Postcard Journey Through a Half Century of the Happiest Place on Earth by David Mumford and Bruce Gordon. It’s an amazing work that I refer to often as the canonical source for Disneyland history. WDW in…

  • The Perfect American?
    The Perfect American?

    Christian Science Monitor book review of Peter Jungk’s fictionalized biography of Walt Disney and one of his animators. This animator becomes obsessed with the famous filmmaker after he is let go from the company. When reading the book remember the reviewer’s caution, “Every detail in the book is true, except…

  • Mickey Mouse in Space
    Mickey Mouse in Space

    In 1955 Walt Disney broadcast the famous ‘Disneyland’ TV show on ABC. In large part it was an effort to publicize his upcoming creation of the Disneyland Themepark. One of the lands in Disneyland is Tomorrowland and the ideas and philosophy behind that led to a series of episodes on…

  • WWWD?
    WWWD?

    This Independence Day, when our fellow countrymen and women are off half-way around the world fighting to restore human rights and dignity in multiple countries (Bosnia, Afganistan, Iraq, Sudan (soon?)), I feel more emotionally wrapped up in the status of our nation than I have for many a year. As…

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