Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I have been planning on voting for Barack Obama for years, way before he announced his candicay for the office of President. He locked my vote with the speech below, from the Democratic National Convention. Before this speech I, like many people, had not heard of him. After this speech, I never forgot his name.
What struck me and still resonates when I hear him speak, is that he does not sound like he is lying. His voice, tone, and entire demeanor, tells me he believes what he says, and he wants us to. I never got that from a candidate before, and I don't think there has been one since McGovern in 1972. I don't want to have a beer with Obama, because that may be the worst way to choose a President.
Like many people voting, I came to age in the 2000s, turned 21 eleven days after 9/11. In the summer of 2000, after the eight years of peace and prosperity, I was complaining to my father that my generation lacked a defining moment. Eight years on, we have had too many, stolen elections, terrorists attacks, wars without end, and we need one more defining moment.
This is our last chance to make a valid change, to break away from this cycle of curroption in politics. I don't know if the country will make the right choices, or if the media will dominate and tell the country who to vote for, again.
Obama called Pennsylvanians bitter, clinging to their Bibles and guns when times are tough. He didn't lie, he spoke his mind, and aside from some paid actors (or maybe not) in a Clinton commercial, we agree. This country has been through a dark time, and when things are tough, people will cling to whatever gives them hope.
Obama gives me hope for the future, and that's why I am voting for him this coming Tuesday. Rewatch his speech and think about who you want in control of his country.
***This is not Disney related.***
I am really happy with the way this collage turned out. I shot a 360 degree panorama in this park that over looks Harrisburg (the city on the top of the photo), stitched them together, and then used the polar coordinates in Photoshop make the panorama into a ball. Rotated and adjusted the colors to finish it.
I will try this same method at Disney World.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
In 1961, we are shown a photo of the hose and chemical wagon of the fire department.
In 1964, the image has been changed to show a "Pretty Disneyland Tour Guide" who is pointing out the highlights of Main Street as part of a journey through the Magic Kingdom.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Main Street lost the Shooting Gallery, and now has the Penny Arcade.
Tomorrowland remained the same.
In Fantasyland, the Mickey Mouse Club Theatre changed it's name to the Fantasyland Theatre.
Nothing changed in Frontierland.
Adventureland had the most change in the Park, adding the Swiss Family Treet House, the Tiki Room, and a Big Game Gallery, which is an "exciting shooting gallery with an African motif."
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
By the way, many April Fool's Day pranks are lacking a certain wit, but Google has done a wonderful job, as always. I cannot wait to search in the future.
Also, if you feel forced to write a lame post, that, coupled with an lame image, can only be an April Fool's joke, you don't need to identify it as such.