Partners at Night

On August 25, 2010, in Disney, Disneyland, Photography, by John Giaconia

Partners at Night, originally uploaded by DonGiaconia.

A long nighttime exposure of the Partners Statue in front of the Castle at the hub in Disneyland.

Friday Bacon: The Bacon Economy

On August 20, 2010, in Bacon, by John Giaconia

This week in Bacon we take a step back from the dreamy deliciousness that is sizzling crispy bacon right off the frying pan to report on financial bacon.  Pork belly prices are on the rise and that translates to higher costs for everyone’s favorite meat marvel.

Hmm, I decide to start blogging about bacon every Friday and the value of bacon rises.  Coincidence? I think not!

CNBC has the full report via the DesMoinesRegister as well as your bacon money shot of the week: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/08/17/cnbc-likes-the-bacon-economy/

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Bell Rock – Sedona, Arizona

On August 17, 2010, in Photography, by John Giaconia

Bell Rock – Sedona, Arizona, originally uploaded by DonGiaconia.

On our way from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon, my mom and I stopped briefly in Sedona to take in the majestic red rocks. I couldn’t get over how brilliantly red the rocks are. It’s an amazing place to visit.

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Bacon is Musical Meat Candy

Katy Perry is planning her next album about meat after singing about sweets, cakes and fruit. Since Bacon is meat candy this makes perfect sense.  She even has expressed info in wearing a bacon bikini for the cover.  Isn’t that just called a Bakini?  She also wants the CD to smell like sausage.

It turns out she’s dating a Vegetarian Comedian, Russel Brand so I wonder if  there is a little personal meat / anti-meat rivalry between the two?

You can read the full story here: http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/famous/shopping/article/-/7688216/katy-perry-wants-to-wear-a-bacon-bikini/

 

Ahoy down there! For this week’s Photo Tuesday, we have a waterfall frozen in a nautical night shot. This shot is of one of the Finding Nemo Nautilus Submarines passing through the waterfall at the end of the Finding Nemo attraction at Disneyland. This picture was taken at night with the help of the handrail to steady the shot.

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Bacon and Rocketry, a Perfect Harmony

On August 6, 2010, in Bacon, Shenanigans, by John Giaconia

Sizzle, Sizzle, Sizzle it must be Friday because I hear sizzling Bacon!

“Bacon is great, there’s only one way to top it,
and that is to power bacon with a powerful rocket”

Thanks to SpenceMan for passing along a video from the folks over at RatherGood.com. If you’re not familiar with these guys, they brought us such greats as Pavoratti Love Elephants and She’s Got a Chicken to Ride.  Today we have a video about bacon, a rocket, and a catchy tune. ((Headphones Recommended))

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It all started with a Mouse – Watch

On August 3, 2010, in Disney, History, by John Giaconia

August 3rd, 1933

The Original Mickey Mouse Watch

77 years ago today the first Mickey Mouse watch went on sale.  Disney had recently hired a new ‘merchandising man’  named Herman Kamen. His job was to market the Disney brand via Mickey Mouse. He put together a contract with the Ingersoll Waterbury Clock Co. of Waterbury, Connecticut — a dying and bankrupting company. The watch sold for about 3 bucks and was so successful it was solely responsible for saving the watch company from oblivion. They sold 11,000 the first day, and 900,000 in the first year. After 2 years they had sold 2.5 million Mickey Mouse Watches.

In the 60’s the company was renamed to US Time and now we know them simply as Timex.  Timex makes watches for many other companies and brands such as Ecko, Versace, Guess, Valentino, Ferragamo, Opex and Nautica. Yep, without Mickey and Walt, we’d have never had Timex.

Mickey Mouse: Then and Now

The history of the Mickey Mouse watch is even included in this video about Mickey Mouse. It amazes me how much of an impact Walt Disney had on the 20th century — especially in ways that you don’t often think of.

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Paradise Pier Reflected, originally uploaded by DonGiaconia.

I took this shot from the Boardwalk while waiting for the World of Color to begin. It was one of those ‘Take 30 Shots and hope one of them comes out clear’ situations.

Monday Shenanigans: Lousy Larcenist’s Lament

On August 2, 2010, in Shenanigans, by John Giaconia

Here is a new segment to ease you into your work week, Monday Shenanigans.  This week we bring you to Atlanta Georgia and a lousy larcenist’s lament. Not content with successfully pulling of his heist and managing a clean getaway, he makes a point of expressing his dissatisfaction with his day’s ‘work.’

The Hamburglar

ATLANTA — Police say a man who robbed a fast-food restaurant with a gun was so mad about the amount of loot that he called back twice to complain.

The man walked up to the drive-through window of an Atlanta Wendy’s late Saturday night, wearing a ski mask and holding a gun.

He demanded the cash drawer, grabbed it and ran away.

But police say he later called the fast food restaurant to complain about the amount of cash.

Police say in one call he said that “next time there better be more than $586.”

He called again with a similar complaint.

Source: Police: Wendy’s robber complains about skimpy haul

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