Disneyland Shooting Gallery Goes Nuts

We got to Disneyland at 8 a.m. on Sunday so we could enjoy what we thought would be a relatively “quiet” day in the Park.

And for the most part, it was. Hey, I got to sit in the front seat on Splash Mountain and there was no line, either. In fact, while walking through Frontierland I decided I’d stop to take a picture of the shooting gallery. I figured that since there was not one person playing the game and it’s usually pretty crowded otherwise, this would be the perfect opportunity to get the shot.

So I stood there, took aim and pressed the shutter. And that’s when it happened.

At the firing of the flash, every animated object every sound was triggered. Every owl animal was howling, every horn on every bull’s skull was a-spinning. Thinking it was rather comical, I grabbed my other camera* and shot this clip:

The whole thing reminded me of episode of The Simpsons when the family goes to Itchy and Scratchy Land and the robots go crazy with the camera flashes. Now, I could have stood there and throughly entertained myself for hours on end but hey, The Kid wanted to go see Jack Skellington’s Haunted Mansion Holiday and I can’t blame him for that.

A few passersby were also getting laugh out of it so I wasn’t the only one being entertained by the shenanigans.

So the next time you go to Disneyland/Disney World, give it a try. Just, you know, make sure there are no Disney Cops around when you do.

* A rare occasion. We usually only take one camera.

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“Emergency!” Fire Station

I have absolutely nothing to blog about, so here’s a picture Los Angeles County Fire Station (not LAFD) 127, the fire station used in the TV show “Emergency!” I was in the area yesterday and had my camera so I decided to take this shot. If you wanna check it out, it is located at 2049 E. 223rd Street in Carson, CA.

In other news, my computer is still acting up and and still using the laptop, which isn’t exactly ideal since most of the programs I use are too big to run on the laptop. It sucks, and I can’t wait until we have the money to finally buy a spiffy Mac. Or a cheap PC. I dunno.

Anyway, there you go. At least you know I’m alive 🙂 And I apologize to those of you who have left comments that were awaiting moderation. I just haven’t been on the computer much lately–sorry!


Ah, camping. There’s nothing like being one with nature, being free of the hassles of the daily grind, hanging out with Satan…

Wait, what?

Here’s a picture I took of the roaring firepit where we made S’mores on Saturday night:


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Do you see what I see? No? So go ahead and click on this one already, ya yutz!

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ZOMG!!1! It’s the face of The Dark Lord himself! Beelzebub! Mr. Scratch! Old Nick! Belial! George Bush! Mephistopheles! Der Leibhaftige!


Ahem. Come on now, people. You know damn well that that’s not Satan so don’t embarrass me. I mean, you’d expect him to be in a pit of fire, right?

But I’m sure he’d tell some kick-ass campfire stories…

Now playing: The Alan Parsons Project – Lucifer
via FoxyTunes

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Where Am I?


Where Am I?, originally uploaded by aeromat.

Inside the Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA. This is where all things Disney happen–pretty damn amazing. Lots of pics to follow when I get home!

UPDATE: All images have been uploaded and will only be accessible until Thursday, when I will make the set Private again. If you wish to see them after that, you must request to be one of my Contacts on Flickr.

We also made a trip to the Imagineering Building which was just a few miles away. Photography is forbidden inside but honestly, there wasn’t much to see. Both places had employee stores where any Disney fan would absolutely lose their freraking minds–especially pin collectors. I bought more than my share of things for everybody, including a Walt Disney Studios “Part of the Magic” license frame. The rest were [limited edition and employee-only] pins and other goodies.

Walking around there was really interesting. This is where everything Disney comes together, you know? The history of the place and all that goes along with it…it was humbling to be a part of it if only for a few hours.

Ready to go? The slideshow starts here. Enjoy!

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What to Do?

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon. You’re caught up on the laundry, the weather’s too cold for taking a dip in the jacuzzi, and you’re bored.

So what do you do? Isn’t it obvious?

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