Monday, 29 April 2013

Disney's Monstrous Summer All Nighter!

Do you have those friends? You know the ones who challenge you to do things that you just know you shouldn't be doing? I never seem to have a shortage of those kind of friends. When I was young(er), one of my "friends" challenged me to jump my car across a small stream running beside his house. Possibly inspired by watching too many Dukes of Hazzard reruns I accepted, only to come to the stark realization that a 1980 Chevrolet Citation doesn't have a lot of jumping power. Fortunately the damage to the car (and me) was minimal, but the money for the tow truck came straight out of my wallet and not that of my friend who came up with the dumb idea in the first place. 

The only picture I have of my old Citation. Don't ask why I'm on the street emptying it while wearing only a towel. I honestly don't know.  

Thursday, 4 April 2013

National Tell-A-Lie Day

George Washington couldn't do it, but I can! Today is National Tell-A-Lie Day, and in honor of that, I'm going to spend all day today telling lies. Of course, now that I've said that, I have to tell some truths as well otherwise that wouldn't be a lie. that right? I'm not sure, so here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to tell you three things, and two of them will be lies. You try and figure out which one is true. Simple right? Let's hope so. To make sure you don't cheat, the answers are at the bottom of the page. Although telling you how to cheat seems kind of silly now doesn't it? Kind of like putting the answers in the back of the Math textbooks. Nobody ever looked at those instead of doing the math themselves did they? Of course not.

Oh's not National Wander-Off-Topic Day...back to the lies. Here we go:

  • I've ridden on a float in a Disneyland parade.
  • I've ridden on a horse that once competed in the Kentucky Derby
  • I've ridden in the Mystery Machine from the Scooby Doo movies.

Monday, 1 April 2013

More of Trip Advisor's Strangest Complaints

There can't be more can there? About six months ago I wrote an article called Trip Advisor's Strangest Complaints. It was about some of the stranger things that people felt the need to include in their reviews of hotels, and after somebody complained that the Disneyland fireworks started before they were ready, I thought I'd found the pinnacle of strange things for people to complain about. 

I was wrong. 

Welcome to Trip Advisor's Strangest Complaints: Part 2.