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Re: “Arizona Makes the Legislature Hall of Shame

Sometimes I agree with Dan; sometimes I don't. Sometimes I just don't care. But our legislature would be a joke if it weren't so frightening. $24,000? I have never earned $24,000 per year. I would apply for the job but I hear the application fee is way out of my reach.

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Posted by Sandragon on 02/15/2012 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Old Footage of Disneyland Is My New Happy Place

I see that I have drawn 3 dislikes. I wonder why. Because I noticed something that I took for granted in 1957?
I liked the film. It really captures the era. I felt like I was back at one of the parks with my Mommy and Daddy and little sister. Last year my sister and I were looking at old photos and there we all were, in our dresses, all clean and neat. Notice how all these people are not only well dressed but they are impeccably clean and their hair is combed. While walking around a park for hours! Amazing.
The big amusement parks in our area, Crystal Beach and - later - Fantasy Island were sometimes a lot more crowded than Disneyland appears to be here. But we couldn't even imagine standing in line for hours for one ride. The longest I can remember waiting would have been at some of the exhibits at the New York Worlds Fair, particularly to see the Pieta. My kids would have liked to go to Six Flags more often but we only took them a couple times. It just isn't much fun -- or cost-effective -- to spend so much money to stand in line or fight through crowds.
I live in Southern Arizona now and still have not been to Disneyland. I have thought about going, probably to fulfill the childhood dream. It certainly won't be the same. I will probably be dismayed at the crowds and prices. (How DO people afford to take their kids?) But I will smile at the excitement of little children. Even if they have tousled hair and ketchup-stained t-shirts. (T-shirts! They were underwear in 1957!) Maybe even BECAUSE the tousles and ketchup make them look adorable and happy. (How DID Mom keep us so clean and combed?) And I will take for granted the fact that I am surrounded by faces of many different colors and features.

Posted by Sandragon on 02/15/2012 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Linda Ray Reporting From SXSW, Volume 2

what does SXSW stand for?

Posted by Sandragon on 03/18/2011 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Brewer's Rebranding of Arizona Begins With a Puppet Show

Made me laugh. Think it is a clever way to make the point. Know what? I haven't read it either! Shame on me. From Green Valley, AZ..........But I expect I will still think this law was a lousy idea. (I had to say that in case I don't read it and get back to you)

Posted by Sandragon on 05/22/2010 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Bodies: The Exhibition: The Video

There are several versions of this show traveling around the country. I viewed one last summer and found it fascinating. However, my friend was disturbed by this use of real human bodies for financial gain. Some of the poses are more artistic. Others are more aimed at education. I have heard that to be accepted in this country more emphasis has been put on education. But some of them are creative and beautiful as works of art.
I would recommend this for anyone. There is nothing 'icky' or gory. The only reservation might be if you would have trouble explaining this use of real people to your children.

Posted by Sandragon on 05/13/2010 at 3:30 PM

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