Friday, February 27, 2015

Alice in Wonderland ride: Off and On Model

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast there is much talk of off model figures at Disney rides.

In fabulous Anaheim California there is an Alice in Wonderland ride.

Ken points out that the Queen is on model:

And "Alice at the end of the table" is also on model:

 But the White Rabbit? Fuck him in his off model ass:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Space Mountain

On the newest Snydecast Dana and Ken talk about the different Space Mountains.


As Ken mentioned, the Walt Disney World version has two tracks, Alpha and Omega:

Here is Disneyland Anaheim's version:

 Here is Disneyland Paris' version, which as Dana mentions, is faster and crazier:

 Finally, here is the Tokyo version:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Moroccan tea glasses

Dana mentions the Moroccan tea glasses he once had on the newest Ken PD Snydecast.

Moroccan tea glasses are rather beautiful. Here are some photos:



Monday, February 23, 2015

Morocco in EPCOT Center

On the newest episode of Ken PD Snydecast Dana talks about going to Morocco.

They mention Morocco in EPCOT. 

World Showcase has the following "country pavilions"
Mexico  
Norway  
China 
Germany 
Italy 
United States  
Japan  
France 
United Kingdom  
Canada
and Morocco.

These are large, multi-structure areas that contain examples of architecture as well as some of the following: live entertainment, restaurants and a ride.


The Morocco Pavilion contains the following:

Restaurant Marrakesh - Serves various types of Moroccan cuisine including: Harira soup, Pastilla Appetizers, couscous, various lamb dishes, and shisk kabob.

Tangierine Cafe - Serves hummus, various salads, rotisserie chicken, Baklava along with beverages including coffee, mint tea, slushies, beer, and carbonated beverages
Spice Road Table -Mediterranean

Shopping:
Tangier Trades - Sells jewelry, Moroccan clothing and shoes, mirrors made from camel bones, and daggers
Brass Baazar - Mosaic fountains and brass and silver plates and mirrors
Outdoor Baazar - extension of the Brass Baazar. Items include decorative ceramic tiles and vases, Moroccan instruments, and handmade baskets.
Medina Arts - More ceramics.
Casablanca Carpets - Offers Moroccan-made rugs, lanterns, and sconces.
Souk-Al-Magreb - Sells belly dancing how-to's, couscous and the cooking utensils to make couscous, fez hats, and rose water

Entertainment:
Mo'Rockin - Rock and roll music set to Arabian rhythms

Meet Disney Characters from the films:
Aladdin & Jasmine




It's like the same as the country, I bet.


Friday, February 20, 2015

The National Museum of the Marine Corps

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast, Ken mentions going to the The National Museum of the Marine Corps outside of Quantico, VA.

Ken mentions the amazing figures that were on display.

Take a look:





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some of the worst service ever!

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken talks about having "the worst service ever" at  La Cantina de San Angel.



Ken ordered some plain nachos and something else and the the nachos were terribly off model.




Sorry. Phoning it in today. Go back and read yesterday's post. It was better.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gator Gum



Here's a couple sentences from wikipedia that don't really seem to make sense:
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as well as the late 90s to early 2000s, a Gatorade brand of chewing gum called Gator Gum was produced. The product, manufactured by Fleer Corporation, was available in both of Gatorade's original flavors (lemon-lime and orange). In the late 1970s, Stokely-Van Camp (owner of Gatorade before 1983) negotiated a long-term licensing deal with Swell and Vicks to market Gator Gum. The gum was discontinued in 1989 after the contract expired.[17][18]

Whatever.

As mentioned on the show, Quench Gum is available in a tub on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Quench-Gum-Tub-O-Quench-Ounce-Pack/dp/B001IEXQSU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8



Here are some reviews from Amazon:







Here are some reviews from Amazon FOR Quench Gum:



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fez!


On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken and Dana chat about fezes.

Y'all know what they are.

From wiki:
The fez (Turkish: fes, plural fezzes or fezes[1]), as well as its equivalent, the tarboosh (Arabic: طربوش‎ / Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [tˤɑɾˈbuːʃ], ALA-LC: ṭarbūsh), is a felt hat of two types: either in the shape of a truncated cone made of red felt, or a short cylinder made of kilim fabric, both usually with a tassel attached to the top. The tarboosh and the modern fez, which is similar, owes much of its development and popularity to the Ottoman era.[2][3]

 Whoop dee shit.

Anyway, wiki also says this:
Several Disney Parks characters are depicted wearing fezzes, including Harrison Hightower of Tokyo Disney Sea's Tower of Terror attraction and Albert, the monkey, of Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor attraction.

Let's take a look at those two fez wearers:

Harrison Hightower III is the villain of the Tokyo Tower of Terror. He stole treasures from around the world. He is portrayed by Imagineer Joe Rohde.

Joe is famous for creating Expedition Everest and for having so many earrings it causes everything he builds to be sloped to the left.


Here is a ride-through on that attraction.



Mystic Manor is a dark ride attraction in the Mystic Point section of Hong Kong Disneyland. It is only superficially similar to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion attraction. This is a whole different attraction.

Plus it has a monkey named Albert. He wears a fez.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gran Fiesta Tour

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentioned Gran Fiesta Tour.

From wiki:
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros is a musical boat ride housed within the pyramid-shaped Mexico pavilion, at the Epcot theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States.

Take a look:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Off Model

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken says that Donald Duck in Gran Fiesta Tour (at EPCOT) is off model.


Here's some crap from wiki:
Off-model is a cartoon character drawn out of par with the original source material or model sheets.[1] Off-model drawings are the products of artists or by cartoonists wishing to parody another franchise but not wishing to incur a lawsuit or commit copyright infringement by actually drawing someone else's trademarked characters. They may also be the result of sloppy work, where the character has noticeable differences in appearance throughout different episodes.

Here's some weird looking Donald Duck photos:






Monday, February 9, 2015

Dana Snyder as The Penguin!



Warner Bros. Animation has released a trailer for the all-new DC Comics original movie -- "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts." The trailer finds the caped crusader clashing with his nemesis the Penguin -- and this time The Penguin is voiced by Dana!

Enjoy!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Whotininnies

It's been a long time since the last Snydecast, but recently on Glen Oliver's birthday Ken reminded me of one of his other lapsed podcasts:



Join Ken Plume and Glen Oliver as they take you on a journey beyond geekiness and nerdiness - Well, they pretty much just nerd out geekily and have a bit of a chat about Doctor Who and all things sci-fi.

Listen to them here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown

From Ken's Twitter feed:


He's right, it's amazing.



And as luck would have it, the whole flick is on YouTube: