Put away your black armbands, everyone. I am not dead. In fact, I have been relatively alive this entire time… just not online. As it turns out, real life has been/is far more interesting and fun than its virtual counterpart. That’s not to say that I have forsaken my online life, just that I have been busy with other things. It’s not personal, internet.*
That said, I fully intend to post with more regularity than Haley’s Comet sightings by a Yeti. That’s a promise!
See you soon.
Her life devoid of any joy or human interaction, Helen settles in with a cup of coffee to wait until Mike’s next blog post. That extra flavor in her coffee, you ask? Oh, those are tears.
*For a few of you, it’s actually incredibly personal.
Ericka and the rest of the staff over at Tipsy Lit were kind enough to publish another piece of mine.
The great thing about posting on someone else’s blog is that the lawsuits regarding plagiarism (and, oh, there will be many) inevitably are brought against them. So, again, a BIG thanks to Tipsy Lit for that one.
Yet another Tipsy Lit author tricked into bathing with the help of booze.
For your viewing pleasure is a Christmas video by my nephew, Aidan. It celebrates our recent discovery of an amazing/ridiculous Christmas song from 1960 titled “Dominick the Donkey”
Show some love to both my nephew and the donkey, but, please, if you have any sort of criminal record, don’t come within 10 feet of either of them.
Adam over at Chowderhead, in what can only be seen as an attempt to lose readers, has interviewed me for his blog. If you get a moment, head on over and give it a read.
WARNING: The interview does contain pictures of my face (in my opinion, my very un-photogenic face), so be aware that you may find yourself immediately vowing celibacy.
Below is a link to my newest article for Forces Of Geek and editor Stefan Blitz. I am taking a break from FOG for a few months, so please send me off by clicking on the link below.
Mouseketeer Roll Call!
Mary Danella Espinoza…?
* insert sound of record scratching here *
Below is the link to a new article of mine for Forces Of Geek. It gets more interestingd after the link, trust me.
Disney does many things well, like family-friendly movies, theme parks that attract millions of people and reminding us that magic can be a real possibility.
They also do a few things with what must be regarded as an unparalleled finesse and expertise.
Such things include global media domination, turning moderately talented 13-year olds into pop sensations and tapping the unlimited well of character merchandising.
Characters that haven’t been animated in over 50 years still retain a fan base and marketing potential.
Cinderella and Snow White are just a few of Disney’s character elite that have seen a resurgence in popularity, especially with young girls. This is in no small way the result of Disney’s marketing of the Princess line.
“Role models? You betcha! We’ve all got unique qualities that make us strong, female characters. Examples? Well, we can’t think of any off-hand, but we’ll totally get back to you.”
The Disney Princesses campaign highlights some of movies’ most cherished princesses, portraying them on equal footing, all the while celebrating their individual appeal….
To many, Evolution is a theory, one that can be argued, debated and even disputed. While I may lose some readers who are devout Disney Creationists, I do hope the rest will consider the evidence I have collected. Evidence that I hope will put to rest the creation vs. evolution debate regarding Mickey Mouse.
With that said, please read my grad school-like thesis, Disney Proves Evolution, which documents the evolutionary process of Mickey Mouse in real-life, but also the terrifying incarnations that scarred generations of children.
Unbeknownst to the television audience, these children weren’t running toward fun and magic, they were running from the walking terror and living nightmares of Mickey and Minnie.