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Nemo’s nemesis?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

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 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.

Disneyland mashups

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

At the DisneyLies corporate offices we’ve been hearing a lot about some of the Disney-themed “mashups” that fans without fear of copyright infringement have been creating. If you know where we can find any of the following (or other good ones) without landing ourselves in prison, let us know!

  1. “The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room” vs. “Go!” by Tones on Tail
  2. “The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Mansion vs. Swisskapolka
  3. “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” vs. “Firestarter” by The Prodigy
  4. Autotuned Disneyland Railroad spiels vs. “Last Train to Clarksville” by The Monkees

And if you can’t find these but want to make your own version, be sure to get all the copyright holders’ permission first so that you aren’t raided by record-company commandos in the middle of the night!

100 uses for an old churro

Monday, January 11th, 2010

In no particular order:

  1. Scratch a hard-to-reach place on your back
  2. Have a friend hold it in their lips, then cut it in half with a whip
  3. Use it as a tiny cane
  4. Strap it to your chest and see what airport security has to say
  5. Jokingly hold it under your nose as a cinnamon-flavored mustache
  6. Shred it for use as hamster bedding
  7. Use it as a handy holder for a stack of donuts
  8. Toss it into a hurricane and see if it will go straight through a tree
  9. Coat it in poison and put it at the bottom of a pit trap
  10. Make a lamp out of it
  11. Sniff it while on Soarin’ Over California to experience the lovely cinnamon-orange scent
  12. Prop up a box to make a trap to catch cute little bunny rabbits
  13. Conduct a symphony
  14. Poke an attacking shark in the eye
  15. Hold open the eyes of a giant that deserves the Clockwork Orange treatment
  16. Wrap it in foil and reenact the “cucumber” scene from Spinal Tap
  17. Participate in Jedi training
  18. Throw it at a clown who’s out of pies
  19. At the Pacific Wharf Cafe, ask, “Can you skip the bread bowl and just put my soup in this?”
  20. Bend it; throw it; catch it when it comes back
  21. Paint it; light it; join a candle-light procession
  22. Plant it and hope it grows into a delicious tree
  23. Bake it inside a cake so that it can more easily be smuggled into prison
  24. Use it as a peg leg on your life-size gingerbread pirate ship model
  25. Bring it to guest services and see if you can trade it for a turkey leg
  26. Replace a missing Lego technic rod
  27. Drop it in a bottle of diet Coke and see if it explodes
  28. Replace the broken dowel on a hand-made towel rack
  29. Use it as a last-minute substitute rolling pin
  30. Show off your strength by using it as a bat to break a table leg
  31. Brace a broken table leg
  32. In Innoventions, pretend that it’s the new cordless Rock Band microphone
  33. Use it (and your fingers) to count to 11
  34. Bury it for the entertainment of future archaeologists
  35. Hollow it out and use it as a glass for long, tall drinks
  36. Attach your “trader” pins to it
  37. Try to convince folks that it’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s famous pal, Mr. Stick
  38. Paddle an Explorer Canoe
  39. Use it to measure a tower in “churro units”
  40. Contribute to the filling of a local landfill
  41. Hang it from a string next to the door as a handy sugar lick
  42. Mail it to the Smithsonian so it can be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations
  43. Test a very large car’s oil level
  44. Send it to scientists for detailed chemical analysis and/or carbon dating
  45. Keep it as a souvenir of the time that you bought so many churros that you couldn’t even eat one more without becoming seriously ill
  46. Keep it as a souvenir of the time you couldn’t eat even one churro without becoming seriously ill
  47. Give it to Billy Hill to use as a spare bow
  48. Slice it into disks and play tidily winks
  49. Run it over with a steamroller so that you have the longest, flattest, old churro in the world
  50. Replace Jafar’s staff and see if he notices
  51. Replace the wicked queen’s cauldron stirrer and see if she notices
  52. Replace Michael Eisner and see if anyone notices
  53. Whittle a chain out of it
  54. Feed a soon-to-be-malnourished pet
  55. Go on Autopia and pretend it’s a gear shift
  56. Pole vault a very low fence
  57. Throw it on the floor of a restaurant and see who can name all the health codes you’ve just broken
  58. Give it a cute name, put a dress on it, and tell everyone that it’s your new best friend who will never betray you by telling things that you had made it swear it would never tell on pain of death (unlike some people that you could mention)
  59. Put cotton candy on the ends to make a delicious giant Q-Tip
  60. Prop open a lion’s mouth so it can’t bite you
  61. Tell a jolly joke about how it looks so much like a stick that it must be “sticky.” (Repeat until parents and/or friends beg for mercy)
  62. Hold it at arms length and run around on the PeopleMover track (since there’s nothing else going on up there)
  63. Take it on the Tower of Terror, let it go, and watch it hover mysteriously in the air for a split second
  64. Bar a castle door so invaders can’t get in
  65. Sell it on eBay and retire with all the money you make
  66. Bring it to a local school as an educational example of rotational symmetry
  67. Use it as a replacement PDA stylus
  68. On the Disneyland Railroad, throw it to the t-rex and yell “Fetch!”
  69. Practice sword swallowing
  70. Rub two of them together to start a fire
  71. Ask those Mythbusters guys to blow it up
  72. Twist it into a pretzel (for the irony)
  73. Barter for an old chimichanga
  74. Wait until it dies, then see if you can get it a position as Happy Haunt #1,000
  75. Take it on Space Mountain to see what a churro in space would look like
  76. Travel to Denmark and plug a hole in a dike so that the little Dutch boy can take a break
  77. Try to lose it, then scream in horror as it somehow manages to find its way back to you again and again
  78. Surgically replace a shattered bone
  79. Kill a vampire
  80. Find a notorious gangster who is attempting to get away from the police and throw it through the spokes of his bicycle
  81. Burn it to ashes; spread the ashes in the Haunted Mansion
  82. Put it in a safety deposit box as a legacy for your descendants
  83. Sharpen one end and give it to Mickey to sign autographs with
  84. Play “Rock, Paper, Churro”
  85. Make an emergency replacement flute
  86. Attach a heating element and electrical cord, wait until November, then give it to Rapunzel
  87. Do your famous “Pinocchio” imitation
  88. After a performance of “Two Brothers,” tell people you’re not crying, you’ve just got a bit of this old churro in your eye
  89. Throw it in Splash Mountain to see if it will float
  90. Try to bribe a guard who’s throwing you out of the park
  91. Go on the Mission Tortilla tour, wrap it in a freshly made tortilla, and enjoy a tasty churrito
  92. Take it with you into the Disney Animation building to find out what Disney character it is most like
  93. Go to first aid and tell them you’re sick; when they ask you to open your mouth and say “Aaah,” tell them you brought your own tongue depressor
  94. Use it (and thousands like it) to build the world’s biggest “ship made out of toothpicks”
  95. Put it in the Large Hadron Collider and accelerate it to near the speed of light so that its mass increases 7,000 fold and it’s large enough to feed everyone in South America
  96. See if it can be brought back to life with electrodes and lightning
  97. Take it to the streets of San Francisco and club a mime into submission
  98. Rub it for good luck
  99. Stare at it until it boggles your mind
  100. Just eat it anyway

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!