It IS a Small World, After All


Jung defined synchronicity as "temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events."  I have no idea what that means.  Sting defined Synchronicity as "I’m a simple man in my huge Tuscan villa, so piss off."  Or something like that.

Lately, people have been talking about Disney World for some reason.  Probably having more to do with Sting, than Jung.  Specifically, needing a boatload of Sting’s money in order to enjoy oneself in the House that Mickey built. 

Steven Levitt over at Freakonomics ponders the cost and attraction of going to Disney.  He doesn’t get it.  Especially after shelling out the equivalent of a nice used car in order to take the family there for vacation.   Steve, I don’t get it either. 

About the same time as the Freakonomics post showed up, Kitty Coble chimed in with her call for the other sheep at the park to quit screwing up her photo ops.   She should be prepared for more of that rude behavior for her upcoming trip to the House of Mouse.

Then, Ceeelcee  bemoans having just left real China, now being interned in Fake Epcot China.  At least it was all you could drink Bud Light at the Great Hall of China.   My fondest memory of Epcot involves taking my then underage brother bar hopping from fake country to fake country.  He didn’t drink, but was there for moral support and to absorb information for future reference regarding tipping, flirting with the help, and faking sobriety when in front of the family.

With the exception of avowed Disney cult member Coble, almost everyone I talk to hates that place like it is the Happiest Concentration Camp on Earth.

Why do you suppose that is?

I think it is because they haven’t released Song of The South from the Disney Vault. Ooops.  Now some rock snob is going to call me racist



2 Responses to “It IS a Small World, After All”

  1. Katherine Coble Says:

    I think if my first experience of WDW was as an adult I would be much less enamoured of the place. I’m a victim of cultic programming. Not that I mind.

  2. Roger Abramson Says:

    The author of Freakonomics (a fine book) ought to know better than anyone that you don’t go to WDW during peak or semi-peak season (basically, sprign, summer and the holidays). Go in early January, as we did for the marathon (if you can) and the place is as barren as a Democrats for Joe Lieberman fundraiser.

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