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cbertsch
cbertsch
The Happiest Place on Earth
It's Disneyland, supposedly. And we do love our trips there, despite having to confront the raw underbelly -- more like an overbelly, come to think of it -- of these United States as we wend our way through the teeming hordes to our favorite attractions. For us, though, I'm pretty sure that the stretch of California coast between Legoland and the Seaside Market qualifies as the spot of maximum collective bliss. And the epicenter is Pannikin:

We didn't have one of our marathon half-day sessions there this time, since our visit was short and we spent a good deal of it in the Magic Kingdom. But we made up for quantity with quality. Heck, even the short-haired barista who exemplifies "tom boy" smiled at me this morning, instead of giving me her usual glare for being with that hot Italian-American chick you see on the left.

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Mode: worn smooth with pleasure

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danthered From: danthered Date: October 23rd, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Fortunately, we went to Mauschwitz Disneyland when I was five years old, therefore young enough to enjoy it wholeheartedly and not yet old enough to see that Disney are just about as evil as Wal-Mart.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 23rd, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, not lacking for evil. Although I think Disney is in some ways better than it used to be. Once the family lost control and the mergers happened, the corporation became "evil" in the way that all TNCs are evil, instead of a homespun promoter of fascism, American style. At least they have a Gay Day and non-discrimination policies now, which is way different from the way things were under Walt and kin. One of the employees even joked with Kim about the need to take drugs to deal with the rush of people who are hard to look at. I don't think that would have happened thirty years ago. Still, it's hard not perceive the pain that goes into the creation of one's pleasure. The only solution is to revert to a childlike state in order to get one's money's worth, which is sort of like becoming a Fundamentalist Republican for a day.
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