Monday, June 10, 2013

June 11, 2013: Corn is walking around food... sometimes.

Today is Corn on the Cob Day. Hey, I don’t need a day; I love corn on the cob. In fact one of my favorite things on planet Earth is corn on the cob at a state fair cooked in the shuck with butter so you can peel back the shuck eat the buttery goodness found therein and walk around while you eat it. Man, food is better when you can walk around eating it. Food is also better when it is shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head but I have not yet found corn shaped like Mickey Mouse. At Walt Disney World you can find corn on the cob, it takes some doing but it is there. Just eat.

Richard Todd was born in Dublin, Ireland on this day in 1919. Todd played Robin Hood in the live action version of The Stories of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men; he was Charles Brandon in The Sword and the Rose and Rob Roy in Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue. Todd was also the first choice to play James bond in Dr. No but, due to a scheduling conflict, the role went to Sean Connery. Visit the English Pavilion at EPCOT in honor of Mr. Todd.

Today is Chad Everett’s birthday, born in 1936, in South Bend, Indiana, he was best known as Dr. Joe Gannon in Medical Center. Everett appeared in a number of films and television series. In our little corner of the world, Everett was chosen by the family of John Wayne to be the voice of the animatronic figure of Wayne in Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Great Movie Ride. Go visit Chad and John today.

The first time that I remember Shia LaBeouf was Even Stevens and then the movie Holes where he plays Stanley Yelnats. LaBeouf was tapped as the successor to Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones series but I’m not so sure that turned out so well. LeBeouf has had more success in the Transformer movies but that’s another park we won’t mention here. Visit the Indiana Jones show at Hollywood Studios; we won’t hold that last movie against Harrison or Shia.


1742: Benjamin Franklin invents the Franklin stove. You make it, you name it. As we have talked about before, visit Ben at The American Adventure in the World Showcase at EPCOT.

1959: Hugh Laurie was born. Hugh Laurie was the star of House, M.D. and the dad in Stuart Little. Laurie also played Jasper in the live action version of 101 Dalmatians putting him square in the middle of our radar. I miss House. Look for Cruella DeVil... she’s around.

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

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