Wouldn't this be a great parody?
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And in other news have you heard that this years Half Marathon course has been changed? The starting gate is now located east of Epcot and our pal Huey will be out on World Drive rather than west of the Richard Petty Experience. These changes place the mile 6 marker near Cinderella castle rather than over by Splash Mountain.
New Course 2009
Congrats to Deb for dropping in on our mutual pal Donald this weekend. Stop over and congratulate her yourself. http://www.debwdw.blogspot.com/
The pictures above and below are of the school's entrance lobby.
Out front is an Official Winter Olympics Flagpole from 1960. Walt Disney Chairman of Pageantry
Next it was time for a visit to the Disney Museum.
Lots of great things to see in here. No pictures are typically allowed so I left my camera outside. We found that pictures were allowed with regard to a Disneyland minature exhibit located upstairs. Many of the shop windows have items in them. This photo is from Lisa's flicker collection. A couple others of hers are posted here today. Thanks for sharing Lisa.
Another room held a large amount of railroad memorabilia. There were many props and lobby cards from the Disney film The Great Locomotive Chase. This is a film that I have never seen. I had hoped that it might be for sale in the gift shop. Sadly it was not. Note to staff, If this film is available this is a missed opportunity.
Here is a brief scene I found online.
After our tour it was time for a little R&R back on Main Street and the Uptown Cinema. Please note the "red carpet" sidewalk leading there. This was a nice touch. Someone in town apparently "gets it."
We arrived just in time for the Cartoon Symposium. This years guest speakers were David Coverly "Speed Bump", Jan Eliot "Stone Soup", Greg Evans "Luann", Michael Jantze "Normal", and Tom Richman.
This was much more interesting that I imagined it would be. Each artist had something unique to offer. Greg, Jan, and Michael are known primarily for comics strips. Michael is currently working with youtube and discussed the difficulties, rising costs, and solutions of bringing cartoon panel charactors to life in a video format. View one solution his studio came up with here. David Coverly discussed the challenges of doing single panel comics. Tom Richman is a free lance artist who's characature work can be found in many magazines including MAD.
During an intermission and again afterward we visited Ripley Park.
I will conclude tomorrow with some more pics and thoughts.
From Craig: "I'm telling you...we parked under the golf ball!"
From sambycat: "Golf - The Final Frontier"
From MikeF: To qoute the late and great Rodney Dangerfield: "All I know is I gotta a lotta balls".
From Chris: "Hmmmmm....what would Indiana Jones do.....RUUUUUN!!!"
From Rae: "The Finish Line!"
From Big Brian "FORE!"
A few years ago Big Lou from the Beyond Mainstreet Podcast visited here and he posted video on his show. Check out episode 23. Hopefully Lou will be stopping down again this year.
Anyone else planning on being here that I am not aware of? Jeff from MO perhaps?
This past Friday we had a home game. Our DCG Mustangs against the Ballard Bombers. I like to attend as many of these as possible and be supportive and this was to be one of those good rivalry match ups.
It had been raining all day and would continue late into the evening. Armed with our Stadium chairs, large umbrella, and most importantly our Sea World parkas we went to the game. Quarter after quarter the rain came down in a steady drizzle. The concession stand suffered a bit because few people wanted to eat in the rain. In fact for the first time ever I made it through a game without hearing the announcer hawk the “world famous super nachos” That just does not happen, after all we are talking about experiencing the ultimate in Nacho Nirvana.
The field was so wet that often an extra few yards were gained during tackles as the players slid on the grass forcing a wave of watery foam out in front of them. Receivers on both teams could not find a grip on the ball all night. As we entered double overtime the score remained 0 - 0.
We managed to finally draw blood with a running play that secured a home team win.
Here are the quotes updated with the answers.
“Whoa, Nellie! He’s wearing the white shoes” The Best of Times
Now that's what I call high quality H2O. The Waterboy
" tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper." Knute Rockne, All-American
"U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi! You ugly! You ugly! Yo momma said you ugly!" Wildcats
"You're 5 foot nothin', 100 and nothin' and you have nearly a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in there with the best college football team in the land for two years. And you're gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." Rudy
"Hey, unless you're gonna kiss me, get your hands off my ass." Any Given Sunday
"I love Brian Piccolo. And tonight, when you hit your knees, please ask God to love him." Brian's Song
"Ladies, ever had a quarterback sandwich?" North Dallas Forty
"All right, men, now here's the play we're gonna use. I don't think the guards know this formation. It's called 'incidental punishment after the ball is blown dead.' Remember, any man you tackle gets an elbow, knee or kick in the mouth." The Longest Yard
"Show me the money!" Jerry Maguire
“The most important thing to remember is to protect your quarterback - me!” The Longest Yard
We will be perfect in every aspect. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You make a fumble, I will break my foot off in you John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. REMEMBER THE TITANS
This is national TV. So don't pick your noses or scratch your nuts. North Dallas Forty
One day, not today, not tomorrow, not this season, probably not next season either but one day, you and I are gonna wake up and suddenly we're gonna be like every other team in every other sport where winning is everything and nothing else matters. And when that day comes, well thats, thats when we'll honor them. We Are Marshall
After this it's just babies and memories. Friday Night Lights
This isn't going to work. You're playing football with a bunch of butlers! Heaven Can Wait.
Wally call me crazy but I've got a funny feeling about tonight's game. Maybe we've got a shot. Necessary Roughness
You don't know how to spell 'Mustang'? You have GOT to be SHITTIN' me! Gridiron Gang
Let's open up a can of kick ass and kill 'em all, let the paramedics sort 'em out. The Program
People don't want heart Dick, they want wins. Invincible
That's it, I'm leaving the country. I'm moving to New Mexico. Little Giants
I raised you to be a winner, so dammit boy, win! Varsity Blues
Ok Charlie may not be hard to pick out, but who can name the other two gentlemen and the common interest they shared with the actor who played Charlie?