Sunday, May 01, 2005

The not-so-friendly World of Disney

Disney and Nehru
Originally uploaded by Brite Lights photos.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Today's San Francisco Chronicle carried a hilarious story about how Walt Disney, Uncle Walt, the guy who discovered Annette Funicello and founded the Mousekeeters, was actually kind of a crabby old fart.

Disneyland itself, of course, is an American icon and my kids STILL sadly point out that their Neanderthal father never took them there when they were kids.

Guilty as charged. It was too goddamned expensive. Probably even worse today.

The story can be found at The writer is Steve Rubenstein.

M-I-C, see you real soon, K-E-Y, why, because we love you, M-O-U-S-E...


Add my Olympus camera to the list of problems with the new computer. The three-year old camera needs on older version of system software to work - a version I'm NOT going to install on this computer.(MAC OS9).

So, later today, we go shopping for a new still camera, too.


We did receive word from the Sabbatical delivery crew that they are wet, not-yet-cold and heading straight for Hawaii, hoping for a wind shift in the next five or six days.

If not, well, Aloha! I've always wanted to visit the Kona coast and see what Hunter S. Thompson was writing about in his best book, 'The Curse of Lono.'

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