Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mouseketeer roll call, count off now!

I am perhaps the only writer in America that went to the Happiest Place on Earth only to find a giant gaping vagina in the middle of it all. That's why you can call me the reluctant Mousketeer.

If you have something to say about it, please email my editor. His name is Frank Lewis. Be sure to include your full name and city.

9 comments:

ajooja said...

The Rockin' Rollercoaster is my favorite Disney attraction. Riding a rollercoaster in the dark with speakers blasting Aerosmith in my ears is the only way to go.

Still, it's Disney.

~~shudder~~

"Have a magical day!"

"Yeah, fuck you."

Zen Wizard said...

That picture just reeks of wrongness. Like making a cowboy wear a PeTA T-shirt.

Or making ME wear Affliction.

Zen Wizard said...

PS--how come Goofy wears clothes and can talk--but Pluto is the same philo-genetic order and he is naked and can't talk?

I have always wondered that...

Helen Mansfield said...

I wuv the cute little kitty witty!

Resurrected Chemist said...

I've never been to Disneyland but if I do go someday, I'll check out the Rock n Roller Coaster for sure.

How was it that the Disneyland experience moved you to think about your father?

Whitenoise said...

Disney Diaries

Erin O'Brien said...

Hi everyone.

When I saw the Rockin' Rollercoaster tram take off--that just made me think of Dad because back in the day 0-60 MPH in six seconds was a big deal and here was Disney taking that to whole new heights. I never researched it, but I wondered if the take-off was powered by magnetics.

Then the whole Disney thing--so perfect and flawless, eventually made me appreciate the contrast of my everyday life, hence the last line of the essay. Alive vs. dead; joy vs. sorrow.

The complexity of all that sort of contrast is just absent from Disney and I wanted to draw subtle attention to that.

Now I'm off to check out whitenoise's link ...

Hal said...

Slap and my ass and call me Charlie if you want to, but I don't think you've made a bff in that cat after making him/her wear those mouse ears.

shaina said...

you're a genius, erin o'brien, a frikkin' genius.

i love you.