Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 17, 2013: I don't care if your underwear's green. I can't see it and you're getting pinched.

Kurt Russell was born on this day in 1951. Russell is a true Disney legend, animated and live action. Russell is the voice of Copper in The Fox and the Hound, live action in Follow Me, Boys!, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Barefoot Executive, Now You See Him, Now You Don’t, Charley and the Angel, Superdad, The Strongest Man in the World, Miracle and Sky High. But the movie I always associate with Kurt Russell is The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, a movie I saw when I was 8 or 9 years old at the Paramount in Ashland, KY. The Paramount is now the Paramount Art Center where my son has been appearing in their production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Okay, this one may seem complicated… Miracle is a hockey movie. Disney made The Mighty Ducks, also a hockey movie. Disney Quest, in Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs) has a giant pinball game based on The Mighty Ducks. So let’s go play pinball at Disney Quest and have a ball.

Gary Sinise is a good guy and he was born on this date in 1955. Gary has a band called the Captain Dan band in honor of his character in Forrest Gump. He also starred in the miniseries of Stephen King’s The Stand and in 2000; he starred in the movie Mission To Mars, distributed by Disney’s Touchstone Pictures. With that in mind it makes sense that he appears in Epcot’s Mission: SPACE as the Capsule Communicator. Sinise is also a regular host at the Candlelight Processional, both at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. So let’s go to Epcot and ride Mission: SPACE with Captain Dan but I’ll only ride the mild side. I don’t like to launch my lunch.

I hope you’re wearing green; it’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Epcot’s definitely wearing the green right now with the Flower and Garden Festival. Get on over there and wrap yourself in greenery if it keeps you from getting pinched.

As all constant readers already know, this blog originates in the Great Commonwealth of Kentucky. On March 17th, 1755, the Transylvania Land Co. bought Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief. By 1792, Kentucky was the fifteenth state and the USA was better for it. Let’s go to the Magic Kingdom, ride the Walt Disney World Railroad and see if we can get the Chief of the Indian Village to sell Frontierland. It’s worth a shot. Be sure to ask for Conductor Brittany, she's back in town.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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