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Episode 579 - Listener Questions

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, & Mike Newell


Topics:

  • Listener Questions


  • Kathy complains that Disney did not answer her complaint about Fantasmic!.
  • Lee asks about making ADRs for Christmas.
  • Liam from UK refers to the Sip and Snack episodes, and thinks about combining Drinking around the World and Eating around the World.
  • Liam from UK asks about the publication date for the Unofficial Guide.
  • Gregg from NJ asks about low crowds but high hotel occupancy.
  • Craig from UK asks about TDC names.
  • Marjorie from NY asks about her staying in the parks with her parents leaving early.
  • William refers to Episode 510: Listener Questions, and says where the old Barber shop was.
  • Monique from Massachusetts asks about Happy birthday balloons.
  • Toby from Louisiana asks what the Panel favorite week to go to the World is (see also Episode 219: Our favorite months to go and avoid).
  • Neil asks about child swap.
  • Ryan from Illonis says that the film Animal House reminds him about the Panel.
  • Ron from Oregon asks about getting Ron's son birthday; gift card.
  • Whoeverthisis asks why the Best Park calendar was updated 17 days before her trip.
  • Megan from Georgia asks whether she should do the College Programme.
  • Rich from Ohio refers to Episode 515: Deluxe Resorts, and makes a suggestion about jumping on the bed.
  • Beth from Michigan refers to Episode 518: Water Parks, and asks about how much the locals go to the water parks, and likes Orlando Stroller Rentals (see Episode 479: Strolling Through The Strollers).
  • Ulas from West Virginia gives a funny Trip Report about her children and Grandma, including a new use for the Unofficial Guide.


  • Running Time: 32:49

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Episode 579 - Listener Questions
Authored by: Jedwbpm on Wednesday, June 17 2009 @ 06:57 AM CDT
Newell is D-Day, Annette is Mandy Pepperidge, Matt Pinto, Len Stork, Scopa is Mayor Carmine DePasto

Jeff
Episode 579 - Listener Questions
Authored by: jcodirewolf on Wednesday, June 17 2009 @ 09:12 AM CDT
Okay who all here has old posts with UUCP bang path in it? This was from a post I made in 1988, it also had my Internet address in the sig file.
UUCP: ...ihnp4!codas!uflorida!beach.cis.ufl.edu!jco
Internet: jco@beach.cis.ufl.edu
For you kids... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUCP
Trimobius Disney Cabinet
Authored by: GHR_UCLA on Wednesday, June 17 2009 @ 07:25 PM CDT
TDC was a reference to the "trimobius." This was some kind of weird fabric three-dimensional puzzle that could be worn as a hat. The inventor had licensed the patent to Disney and when they declined to actually manufacture it, he was extremely upset that they wouldn't at least sell the patent back to him. His way of getting revenge was to write a long rant complaining about Disney every day and cross-post it to all the Disney usenet groups, as well as CC'ing copies to several major newspapers, the president, etc. At the beginning most of the rants were about his licensing dispute with Disney but eventually he just started copying political complaints other people had. He started around 1995 and kept it up for about two years.
Many of the Disney usenet people began telling fanciful stories about how eventually this guy would win, and when he did there would be many vacancies at Disney (presumably after the positions' incumbents had been lined up against a wall and shot for crimes against the trimobius). Hence the need for a post-revolutionary Trimobius Disney Cabinet as a sort of corporate government-in-exile, ready to assume power.
Episode 579 - GEnie memories
Authored by: TinkyBell on Wednesday, June 24 2009 @ 05:47 PM CDT
I was listening to this episode on my way home from work today when one of the Mikes (sorry, couldn't tell which) mentioned being on GEnie. Boy, that opened up a floodgate of memories for me! I was VERY active on GEnie starting around 89 or 90 and up until after it was sold and the prices went way up. Initially I signed up because of the Science Fiction Roundtable, but as it turned out, that RT was so busy that I was always way behind reading the posts. So I became active in many other, less active, roundtables. For a while, I was also part of the help desk at the Aladdin Roundtable, answering questions about modem settings, and how to use Aladdin. Thanks for the memories, Mike!

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