Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Disney Copyright Violations

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

I see that there is a new blog set up to help catch those nefarious types who would dare violate Disney’s blessed copyrights and trademarks. I encourage you to visit Disney Copyright Violations? immediately and send them any evidence you may have of Disney copyright piracy.

Maybe if you catch something really juicy, Disney will send you flowers for your birthday? Or raid your house and confiscate your computer as evidence? Or ignore you completely?

Who knows???

New Game in Town: Mouse Words

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Just to help sidetrack rumors that I’ve died, exploded, or become a convert to Universal Studios, I’ve posted a new bit of entertainment on Mouse Words are little stories that you add to by suggesting words to fill in the blanks.

This is a totally original concept, and nothing like MadLibs (or so our lawyers tell me).

Actual True Update

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Thank you to everyone who has written to say that they miss this blog.

I am currently unable to maintain my writing schedule because an old injury was significantly aggrivated by — you’re going to love the irony here — an attraction at DCA. There was no indication that the attraction could aggrivate my condition so the injury was unexpected, and at the moment I can’t type for long periods of time so I have to save my typing capacity for my day job. I’ve been concentrating my online time on, as that lets me exercise my sense of humor (such as it is) without doing any typing.

I apologize for not posting about this sooner. Because my injury occurred at DCA, I kind of wanted to keep it quiet and give Disney a chance to change their signage so that others will not be injured as I was. I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. After sending a note to Disney, I received an e-mail asking me to contact them so we could discuss the situation further. Since then, they have not replied to my e-mails or returned my phone messages. To say the least, I am disappointed. I am a massive Disney fan and really hoped that they would care about my situation more than this. I haven’t even visited the parks since this occurred (my annual pass is getting all dusty), since I just don’t feel right going there while this is hanging over my head.

But enough whining. My condition is improving, and I hope to be back in some capacity near the end of this month. In the meantime, if any of you are visiting a Disney property and have the chance to take some pictures (of Halloween decorations, characters, buildings, inside attractions — anything, really) I’d appreciate your e-mailing them to me at liar (at) so that I might try to have some fun with them in coming months.

Thank you all for understanding and for all the nice e-mails!


Correction correction

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Correcting our earlier correction, mathematics historians now inform us that four is not “a couple.”

Sorry again!

Reprieve for Virtual Magic Kingdom!

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Yesterday’s closure of Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom caused such an uproar that Disney management has decided to rethink the entire situation. At this point, VMK will be closed for a month of “retooling,” after which it will be reopened — as the latest Disney Vacation Club property!

Guests who wish to purchase Virtual Magic Kingdom virtual property will receive a number of “points,” which may be exchanged for time visiting with friends and interacting with the VMK environment. Alternately, points may be used at more than 100 other online destinations, such as Club Penguin, World of Warcraft, and a variety of off-shore casinos.

Ownership will cost as little as $15,000/year for a family of four, and will be available anywhere Disney can fit a sales cart.

Petersen Cars Exhibit

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (a city in California) is currently hosting an exhibit of items related to the Pixar film Cars.

We were rather disappointed in the displays. Many of them were framed artwork that was supposedly from the movie, but everyone knows that Cars was computer animated so there was no hand-drawn art. How dumb do they think we are. There were also some little statues of the characters, but the film wasn’t claymantion either. Very, very deceptive.

One nice feature of the exhibit was a gallery of full-size Cars characters in costumes as if they were in different Disney films. Below is a photo of Lightning McQueen in Pirates garb. Also present were Mater, dressed as Winnie the Pooh, and Doc Hudson as Tinker Bell.

Lightning McQueen pirate car from the Peterson Museum display

Disney’s Fairies Pixie Hollow

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Very soon, young Disney fans will be able to visit Disney’s latest online world, Disney’s Fairies Pixie Hollow (DFPH). DFPH joins Disney’s growing family of online worlds, which to date includes Virtually Magic Kingdom and Penguin Clubbing. DFPH will be very different than its predecessors, though, in that it will combine both familiar and new characters with World of Warcraft-style combat and character levels.

“You’ve never seen online combat until you’ve seen Pixie vs. Fairy combat,” says Tink Slaughter, a fictional Disney Online spokesperson. “There will be massive battles involving hundreds of the wee folk slinging blinding pixie dust, dive bombing in trails of sparkles, and folding their arms and pouting when enemies just won’t die as fast as they might like.”

Sounds great — sign us up!

Writers’ Strike is Over!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

It appears that the Hollywood writers’ strike is over — thanks, in part, to occasional quips to the media from former Disney head muckmaker Michael Eisner (or so says his publicist).

This will mean that many Disney Channel and ABC television shows can go back into production as soon as currently destitute production staff can be gathered, with hopes that many shows can be put “in the can” before the actors’ strike anticipated for later this year (to be followed by director, producer, key grip, best boy, animated character, foley, and craft services strikes, in that order, at five or six month intervals).

“The first order of business,” says alleged Disney spokesperson Sylvia Liesalot, “will be to get back to work on dozens and dozens of High School Musical sequels, remakes, and spin offs. There’s even going to be a retro reworking of the whole original HSM starring the original Mousketeers, or at least the surviving ones. And we’re going to try and work musical teenagers into other shows, like Lost and especially Desperate Housewives. After the strike, the writers must have piles of pent-up creativity, and we’re going to use as much of it as we can before they realize what a farce their new contract really is. Ha — just kidding on that one!”

Annie Leibovitz Again

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Once again, Annie Leibovitz had photographically recreated three scenes from classic Disney animation using famous people as models. This set includes scenes from Aladdin (with Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell and as Jasmine, David Bowie as Aladdin, and Shaquille O’Neal as Genie), Peter Pan (with the late Dave Thomas as Wendy, Elton John as Tinkerbell, and Michael Jackson as Peter), and Pocahontas (with Pokémon in the title role).

This set of photos is being released much earlier than originally anticipated, largely because of growing controversy over Leibovitz photographic technique. Apparently, rumors are circulating that Photoshop or some kind of darkroom techniques are being used, and that they are not exactly as they appear in life (as Leibovitz swears on her mother-in-law’s life and a stack of what are apparently Bibles they are)

Delete Your MySpace Account Day

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

As January 30th is International Delete Your MySpace Account Day, Disney would like to remind you that today would be a great time to create a Virtual Magic Kingdom account (if you don’t already have one, which you should). International Delete Your Virtual Magic Kingdom Account Day isn’t until some time in November, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your new pastime.