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Makes no difference who you are.

Lou Mongello, Matt Hochberg, Len Testa. These people will distort my perspective and feed my obsessions. They will separate the layers and illuminate the most trivial of details. Make me believe in the validity of a fantasy.

If I listen closely and often, I am convinced by grown men that my 40 years are incomplete as I have not experienced the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich at the Main Street Bakery. Or gunned down a glowing intergalactic being with my own laser? And how can I not drop everything to see the treasure room in Injun Joe's cave? One more day without experiencing the multisensory delight of a virtual ride over the west coast including the scent of fresh oranges becomes unacceptable.

While my Walt Disney World obsession didn't originate with podcasting Radicals, I hold them responsible for accelerating, facilitating and encouraging. Now I gotta do it again.

It is not a park but a stage. It is not a ride but a show. It is not a theme but a delicately nurtured detail come to artistic fruition. The story is a story behind. How can a vision in reality be rendered in reverse? Walter Elias Disney came, saw and conquered. It takes another generation of imagineers to celebate the subtlety of an imaginary piano teacher giving lessons from a second story window in an alley off a Main Street constructed with forced perspective or a sidewalk that twinkles after dark or a miniature prototype for the City of Tomorrow inside a space mountain or a whisky lapping kitty who bunks with an off duty pirate. You either have ears to hear or not but if you see, touch and taste, you'll come around.

Warning: A Dole Whip Float may induce trances.


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