In response to an announcement on the Disney and More blog about a new, highly detailed 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea model of the Nautilus, famed cephalopod promoter and occasional blogger “P. Z.” Myers has (according to a post on the always reliable “Myers is a Godless Heathen” discussion forum) issued an ultimatum to the model’s creators.
Says Myers (badly quoted from a hostile source):
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is the epitome of anti-tentacled-sea-creature propaganda. The death of a glorious giant squid is played for thrills instead of tragedy. It is such an affront to all that is decent that I can’t see how a benevolent God could possibly allow such a thing to exist. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s an Internet poll about Ceiling Cat that I have to destroy.
Personally, we at DisneyLies.com love 20,000 Leagues Below the Sea and welcome this new model (which comes complete with working ram plate — for use against imperialistic remote-control boats — and a hint of Captain Nemo’s hidden angst), but are disappointed that its perfectly detailed pipe organ was removed for use in the company’s Haunted Mansion model.