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by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test img
Replies: 7
Views: 4994

OOOOOHHHH!!!! That's how it's done!
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ten years ago...
Replies: 0
Views: 3185

Ten years ago...

...The Los Angeles Modern Conservancy Tour of Knott's Berry Farm (June 23, 2001):

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by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Bon jour enfant! Je m'appelle Butt-Head. Huh-huh (test)
Replies: 2
Views: 3559

Just me. It looks like the my French sort of works. (The only other worthwhile thing that came out of two years of high school French was being able to translate the opening song of Sid & Marty Krofft's Lidsville into French. I did that at the time--I couldn't do it now.) I can only remember a t...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri May 20, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 6881

THANK YOU!!! The green-haired one is Luscious Lime and came in a "bottle" of lime-flavored soda. I still have that one. There were some great Kiddles like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland (I wish I still had that one), the crocodile that came with Peter Pan, the Kozmic Kiddles, an...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri May 20, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Alice in Wonderland bus in L.A.!
Replies: 0
Views: 3024

Alice in Wonderland bus in L.A.!

1) http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll182/Vonpooka/WonderBusRearSmudged.jpg 2) http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll182/Vonpooka/WonderBusRedQueen.jpg 3) http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll182/Vonpooka/WonderBusMiddleSection.jpg 4) http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll182/Vonpooka/WonderBusSnapp...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu May 12, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: YouTube video of Disney CA Adventure bygone Superstar Limo
Replies: 8
Views: 6100

Neat! I think an Aladdin dark ride would have a lot of possibilities. The film had some pretty wild scenes. I forgot all about that Aladdin virtual experience in Florida. (I didn't think to look for it on my last trip.) I think Euro Disneyland has an Aladdin attraction that's just off-the-shelf: veh...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu May 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 6881

THANKS!!! I'll pursue that as well!
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed May 11, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: YouTube video of Disney CA Adventure bygone Superstar Limo
Replies: 8
Views: 6100

When I first learned of Superstar Limo, I thought that might be a problem: recognizability of celebrities among varying generations. However, I, too, was interested in the dark ride aspects. I thought the sets looked neat. Having now seen that YouTube video, I'm sure I would've enjoyed it whether or...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed May 11, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 6881

In the coming months a website devoted to Upsy Downsys (and some of the Liddle Kiddles) will be coming online. It will represent 10 years of research, including interviews with the designers. There will also be pages with fan memories and fan art. So far, it's just my memories and memories of one ot...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun May 08, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Rare footage of Disneyland's first Circarama 360-degree film
Replies: 15
Views: 9172

Here's a picture of a new generation Flying Saucer being tested: http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll182/Vonpooka/DLFlyingSaucer.jpg I believe this test was done many years ago--maybe as far back as the late-'90s. I recall hearing rumors of a new Flying Saucers attraction being considered for the T...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri May 06, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 6881

Thank you very much!!! I'll try both venues!
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun May 01, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online
Replies: 10
Views: 6881

Mattel's Upsy Downsys (1970) retro now online

UPDATE: http://upsydownsyland.com/ 13+ years of research. Includes numerous interviews with veteran toy designers. Most emphasis is on Upsy Downsys, but other topics include: memories of working at Mattel in the late '60s-early '70s, detailed biographies of numerous Mattel alumni, and some discussio...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Bon jour enfant! Je m'appelle Butt-Head. Huh-huh (test)
Replies: 2
Views: 3559

Bon jour enfant! Je m'appelle Butt-Head. Huh-huh (test)

This is a test to see if my two years of French courses in the early-mid '80s was worthwhile.

Original English: "Hey baby! I'm Butt-Head. Huh-huh."
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Rare footage of Disneyland's first Circarama 360-degree film
Replies: 15
Views: 9172

I'm guessing the film may still be in storage somewhere. In the late '90s Disneyland brought back America the Beautiful, the version that played in the early '70s. Here's some footage of House of the Future I'd never seen before: part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoCCO3GKqWY part 2 http://www.yo...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

In the '70s I had a postcard of the Weiner (huh-huh) Mobile. It's one of the few post cards I didn't manage to save.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Rare footage of Disneyland's first Circarama 360-degree film
Replies: 15
Views: 9172

Rare footage of Disneyland's first Circarama 360-degree film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4uDEXbdqTY&NR=1 I never knew they filmed Las Vegas in 360. Actually, this documentary is full of interesting stuff. This segment goes into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDvlHL4oR-c Another discusses Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Disney's Magic Highway USA (1958)
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

I'm guessing Magic Highway may have also inspired designs in Steven Spielberg's 2002 movie Minority Report with cars going up the sides buildings, etc. BTW, there's a new documentary that has what I think are some pretty wild ideas. It's called "2057: FutureCar: Disc 2." I rented it from N...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Jim Henson's "Time Piece"
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Getting back to Henson's Time Piece, when I watch it now--in a time when alternative modes of transportation are a preoccupation--the pogo stick seems like a fun way to get around--probably funner than a Segway (Segue?). Your post had me remembering this WWII-era cartoon - we could use more of this...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Jim Henson's "Time Piece"
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

I_LUV_POWER!!!! (your name really calls for some heavy handed shift key action) what did Henson have to say about Pal? Any interesting insights? He must've said something about Pal, and I'm sure it was insightful., but again this was 25 years ago. Although this regular event was named after George ...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Disney composers > Sherman Brothers film
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: L'Aérotrain
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

An inspiration for Disneyland's Rocket Rods(1)? I'd think those would be popular in the U.S. They're sexier (and look funner) than monorails, light rails, subways, or buses. (Maybe there's a Thrill Ride Industrial Complex that would feel threatened by such a thing being so commonplace and is keeping...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Jim Henson's "Time Piece"
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Thanks for posting that!! The last time I saw it was almost 25 years ago (fall of '84) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills), but all I remembered was that Da Vinci-like flying contraption. I'm surprised I don't remember more, but it was an incredible evening: Jim Henson hosted that month'...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The "E" Ticket fanzine goes out with a bang
Replies: 0
Views: 952

The "E" Ticket fanzine goes out with a bang

Yesterday I received what, it turns out, is the last issue of "E" Ticket. As the introduction states, doing the publication was no longer fun after co-editor Leon Janzen died a few years ago. Those who are still owed additional issues will be compensated. I'm finding this to be the most en...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Anaheim, Disneyland 1959 fest SPECIAL GUESTS June 6
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Thanks for the link! I thought I had all the Disneyland opening specials, but I didn't. I'd seen a lot of clips of this, but I never knew they had all been shown together in this special. (I'd seen the slicker but less interesting color special on Disneyland '59.) Once you play this on You Tube, the...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Disney composers > Sherman Brothers film
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Favorite old shows that hold up and those that don't
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

I watched the Land of the Lost marathon on Memorial Day weekend, and I actually appreciate more as an adult. Technically it doesn't hold up (but the heart that went into characters like Dopey does), but I still get into the stories. On the other hand, Sid & Marty Krofft's Lidsville never made th...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Forrest J. Ackerman dies at 92
Replies: 12
Views: 2340

I just read an old article about it in (the now-defunct) Starlog magazine. The museum was created with input from George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and others. Among the numerous items on display is the Seaview model from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. I'm glad there's still a place where movie arti...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue May 19, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Flux Capacitor
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

I was thinking about the Back to the Future films recently because of similarities between Watchmen with its parallel version of 1985 and that of Back to the Future II. The latter even had a reference to Nixon still being president in 1985, although it was rather subtle. (I probably noticed it on my...

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