August 1st, 2006

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Samantha came over for dinner last night. Had baked chicken with a mead and shallots sauce and mushrooms, broccoli with lemon-almond-butter, and diet creme brulee. Good dinner. Very good. I think that'll be my extravagant meal for the month, though I still have most of a bottle of Chaucer's to play with. Hmm.
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That was short--

Or, "Thank god Eisner's gone." Disney's announced a return to traditional animation with "The Frog Princess." Good, glad they got that whole "CGI only" thing out of their system.
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The grave's a fine and quiet place...

I've been on a Live365 binge, and I'm very fond of Haunted Mansion Radio, a radio station devoted to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. I've heard several versions of "Grim Grinning Ghosts" now, and lots of versions of the welcome/exit sounds.

After a dozen iterations, I'm struck by how, over and over again, the ghosts ask you to join them. Of course, that's a fairly obvious running joke, but that would be an interesting story--someone who, over and over again, goes on the haunted house ride until finally s/he/it finds a way to join them. That must have been done.