Sunday, July 29, 2007

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Sara and I are becoming addicted to the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction at Disneyland. Think of it as a combination of a Fantasyland dark ride and an arcade shoot-em-up game. You ride around in a little ship and shoot at targets located in the ride. A computer keeps track of your points and displays your score at the end. Kiosks at the end of the attraction allow you to save pictures which also list your score.

Sara and I thought we would keep track of each of our high scores. Sara's current high score is 88,700 and mine is 105,200. We're new at this, but will keep trying to improve our scores at each visit. I'll keep posting our photos in the future.

Sara totally kicked my butt on this one, and got her new high score in the process.

I finally figured out that trying to aim my gun could dramatically improve my score.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Man of the Century

Sara and I watched Man of the Century last night. It's a cute little independent film about Johnny Twennies, a 1920s newspaper reporter who is somehow transplanted into the 1990s and doesn't seem to know or to care. As a result, the movie is filled with a lot of hilarious slang, styles, and mannerisms from that bygone age. It's not the best film ever, but it's definitely worth a rental.

The movie also stars Susan Egan as Johnny's modern girlfriend Samantha who is suffering through all of Johnny's out-of-date ideals regarding courtship. Disney fans will recognize Egan as the voice of Megara from Disney's Hercules, as well as originating the role of Belle in the stage production of Beauty and the Beast.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Astro Orbitor

Take a ride with Sara and Tim on Disneyland's Astro Orbitor.

More Flag Retreat

A complete Disneyland Flag Retreat Ceremony, from July 7, 2007.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Farewell Beauty and the Beast

Disney's long-running stage musical of Beauty and the Beast is closing after 5,464 regular performances.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Disneyland College Band

Check out the 2007 Disneyland College Band, filmed in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle on July 7, 2007 playing a Disneyland Attraction Medley. These guys are good!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Above The Law

By commuting Scooter Libby's sentence, the Republicans show once again that if you're a good buddy of the President, then you are above the law.