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Message 1263941 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 4:17:32 UTC
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Hello from Orlando!

Eric and I are taking a treasured niece on a trip, which happens to include "the Dreaded Disney". For those of you unfamiliar with the Disney Industrial Complex, Disney World is very, very, very family oriented. After a couple days of twirling around in tea cups and waving at princesses, Eric and I got a little silly tonight and well... after our niece went to bed, with all due apologies to David Letterman, we created our very own list of:

Top Ten Ways To Get Banished From The Magic Kingdom

Number 10: Schizophrenic Monologue on the Monorail
Number 9: Flashing From a Flying Carpet
Number 8: Flinging Poo at Pooh
Number 7: Asking Snow White if she would like to meet Winky, the eighth dwarf
Number 6: Offering to give people crabs on the Pirates of the Caribbean
Number 5: Tinkling in a Tea Cup
Number 4: Trying to ring Tinkerbell
Number 3: Jostling Jasmine's Jello Jigglers
Number 2: Space Mounting

And the Number One Way to Get Banished From The Magic Kingdom...

Seeping Booty


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Message 1263944 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 4:26:57 UTC

HAHAHAHA! Have fun tomorrow, let me know which one is most successful ;)
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Message 1263947 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 4:29:43 UTC
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Don't get sun burned Angela and Eric, have a nice trip. I like Disneyland, Disneyworld I've never been to though.
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Message 1263950 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 4:41:13 UTC - in response to Message 1263941.

LOL!!!! A most excellent list. My sides hurt from laughing!

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Message 1263953 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 4:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 1263941.

Number 4: Trying to ring Tinkerbell
You ran Ang?
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Message 1263973 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 5:57:34 UTC

You naughty people








The art of a good double entendre is obviously still alive ;-)



Have fun, just don't ask Willie Wonka
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Message 1263991 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 7:27:17 UTC

HOO could we live without them? I have six domestics. Things get a bit more difficult for me.
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Message 1264124 - Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 21:17:48 UTC

Hahahahaha :)
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Message 1264173 - Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 19:13:20 UTC

My favorite show at Disney is the The Enchanted Tiki Room

Eric (singing gleefully in line): "In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki bar..."
Miranda: "No Uncle Eric! It's the Tiki ROOM!!!"
Eric (indignantly): "I've been misled!!!"



We also went on the carousel last night...

Auntie Angela: "A horse is a dangerous animal! I want the kindest, gentlest, most docile nag in the barn."
Uncle Eric: "I certainly didn't end up with that!!!"


(He's a funny man, that Eric. If he gets any funnier, he's going to die alone!)

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Message 1264179 - Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 19:23:31 UTC - in response to Message 1264173.

What? Ya mean It's not the Pirates of the Caribbean? That's My favorite one, arr. :)
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Message 1264217 - Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 21:05:06 UTC

This stuff has me rolling on the floor! It's almost encouraging me to share some of the funnier moments between Michele and I, but I don't want to be a copycat.

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Message 1264264 - Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 23:21:53 UTC

(He's a funny man, that Eric. If he gets any funnier, he's going to die alone!)

Auntie Angela? "Yes dear?"

"Does Uncle Eric bite his toenails?

"No dear, I set the raccoons on him when he tells funny jokes!"

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Message 1264269 - Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 23:31:03 UTC

I have always thought of Dizknee land/world/park to be a rather childish sort of place and knot some where i would choose to go,
But with this kind of view. it may be bear able.
Though i will not say which of the bears.
Or what could be done.

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Message 1264672 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 22:44:59 UTC

Next time Eric is down this way ... which hopefully will be for the Rose Bowl ...
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/from_pies_to_mai_tais/11373/
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Message 1264874 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 15:33:24 UTC

Last time I went to Disneyland, I was teaching electrical equipment maintenance at the Naval Training Center in San Diego. Couple of my single colleagues (male and female) and I went up on a Saturday. Inside almost every adult is a little child. We had lots of fun.
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Message 1264889 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 16:01:43 UTC

I have spoken to many people who have been to Disneyland in both Florida and Paris, and they all say the same thing. it's a monumental financial rip off. It is deliberately targeted at the kids, in such a way that parents are seen as mean if they don't put their hands in their pockets. The kids love it but it costs a fortune.

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Message 1264909 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 16:57:05 UTC - in response to Message 1264889.

I have spoken to many people who have been to Disneyland in both Florida and Paris, and they all say the same thing. it's a monumental financial rip off. It is deliberately targeted at the kids, in such a way that parents are seen as mean if they don't put their hands in their pockets. The kids love it but it costs a fortune.


This is true of almost any faire or festival. Here in Illinois we had two young-child themed parks known as Kiddy Land and Santa's Village that were exactly the same. As is the local County Faire. As is the roller coaster theme park Six Flags Great America. As is the Renaissance Faire that I went to. And it was the same the time I went to Medieval Times.

They all promise you an illusion of a dream world come true while taking you for as much money as they can get from you.

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Message 1264913 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 17:10:27 UTC - in response to Message 1264909.

They all promise you an illusion of a dream world come true while taking you for as much money as they can get from you.

If you go there without expecting such, it's your own fault!

I cherish the memories of experiencing Disneyland Paris with my daughter.

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Message 1264917 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 17:13:21 UTC - in response to Message 1264909.

I have spoken to many people who have been to Disneyland in both Florida and Paris, and they all say the same thing. it's a monumental financial rip off. It is deliberately targeted at the kids, in such a way that parents are seen as mean if they don't put their hands in their pockets. The kids love it but it costs a fortune.


This is true of almost any faire or festival. Here in Illinois we had two young-child themed parks known as Kiddy Land and Santa's Village that were exactly the same. As is the local County Faire. As is the roller coaster theme park Six Flags Great America. As is the Renaissance Faire that I went to. And it was the same the time I went to Medieval Times.

They all promise you an illusion of a dream world come true while taking you for as much money as they can get from you.

But of course! Constructing and maintainng the illusion is expensive.
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Message 1264919 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 17:14:38 UTC

Don't get me wrong, it's for the kids, and the kids love it. It is just a shame that it is so commercial. Glad you had good memories Gundolf :-)

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