Thursday, February 26, 2009
John Sturges captures the stranger Spencer Tracey in an unfriendly town. Spencer Tracey has that charm like grace that makes me want to watch more and more of him as I root for his blundering humanness. Bad Day at Black Rock shows what happens when small communities lock themselves up from them the outside world: A Darkened Heart!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Henry (The Host of the Country Bear Jamboree):
Howdy Folks! Welcome to the one and only, original Country Bear Jamboree, featuring a bit of America - our musical heritage of the past.... that's what I use to say, before they turned out the lights September 9, 2001. That was right after the release of our motion picture.
We did not see it coming that a clueless little yellow bellied, lover of honey would be the devil himself. It hurts. Management at Disney told me that Winnie drew in more of the little tots than my band of jug playing crackers. Between you and me, brother Wendell and I still sing, "Mamma don't whip little Bufford" on the back porch of our trailer.
Walt Disney Ski Resort
Disney's Mineral King Ski Resort was a project developed by Walt Disney and Company in the late 1950s and 1960s. Disney had become interested in skiing around this time, and decided to build a ski resort in Mineral King Valley. At the time, many skiers believed this to be the largest potential resort in all of California. Disney's bid won out over those of other developers, with plans made to build 27 ski lifts, serving an expected 2 million annual visitors, by 1973.
The ski resort was never built though, due to environmental concerns raised by a coalition of preservationists, led by the Sierra Club. After years of legal battles between pro-development and preservationist groups, the Mineral King Valley was annexed into Sequoia National Park in 1978 by an act of Congress. That legislation effectively stopped the plan to ever develop the area into a ski resort.
Country Bear Jamboree Originally to be at Mineral King Ski Resort...
The Country Bear Jamboree was originally intended by Walt to be placed at Disney's Mineral King Ski Resort which he was trying to build in the mid 1960s. Walt knew he wanted some sort of show to provide entertainment to the guests at the resort, and he knew he wanted the show to feature some sort of bear band. The project was assigned to imagineer Marc Davis.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
"Tick tock and you don't stop. Tick tock and its all writers block. Tick tock the bomb of creativity explodes, implodes, into chaos without form; into the void we look at tick tock, what could it possibly mean.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
We'll I'll be pardner Dave, put it there, we share the same birthday. I'll keep my eyes on youse." Belle Starr
Hit one out of the park today. Go Braves!
"I'll be throwing it your way. Lets go Cowboy and Score a Touchdown!"
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to me, happy birthday stay out of trouble... and away from Whitney... happy birthday to me...
Hello Cleveland, ummh Denver, Happy Birthday to you!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Sir Charles Wheatstone was a quite lad who invented 3-D pictures. His dad was a music teacher who taught all the kids of England to play "three blind mice". 3-D lead many Victorians to episodes of seasickness, after movies they held onto street lamps and "zig-zagged" home.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009