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"Mundus Vult Decipi . . ."

March 01, 2013

DeScope is . . . Back From the Shadows (Again)!
Back from the Shadows Again, #1
Photo by:
Robert and Cathy, AKA hsld

Yes! That's right! DeScope, A Cranky Journal of Themed Design and Development is BACK, baby! Back from the shadows! Back from the brink! Back from beyond! back, uh . . . online . . .

Back with new content? Oh, hell no. Not yet. But, like, you know . . .

Hey, whattaya want, fre crying out stinking loud, hunh? We're back that's something, right?

So what does this mean to YOU, Mr. and/or Ms. Reader of Cranky Journals of Themed Entertainment and/or Development?

No, really: what does this mean to you? Anything? Something? Nothing? Other?

Wow . . . 89.3 percent "other." Wow and ow.

Look, here's the danged deal, drop me a line and say hello or something. Lemme know what's, like, you know, on your minds.

In the meanwhile (in between while) . . .

DeScope, A Cranky Journal of Themed Design and Development is BACK!

(There, that oughtta hold the little designers for a year or two . . .)


"COMEDY FOR SMART PEOPLE"
by Rich Procter

March 12, 2011

Peter Bergman, member of the Firesign Theatre, died last Friday (March 9, 2011).

To anybody under 40, this probably won't mean a hecukuva lot. To people of a certain age—I'm 60, born in 1951—this is . . . well . . . profoundly sad. The Firesign Theatre changed my life. The were as brash as the Beatles, funnier than Monty Python, smarter than Thomas Pynchon, jazzier than Miles Davis . . .
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The Endless Queue

"Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur"

April 23, 2010

"The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived."

A nice, dead language-y quote that, like all such quotes anywhere and everywhere, used to give the illusion of classiness in the absense of that self-same quality.

Attributed (as we all know) to Petronius, but it might have been some apple-polisher or someone else for all we know.


And the Hits Just Keep On Comin'!

"Have you been out to Disneyland,
When the moon is shinin' bright?"
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THE "COMEDY WAREHOUSE" SHOW
A satirical revue premiering at the COMEDY WAREHOUSE, Pleasure Island, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, on or about May 1, 1989
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The Resistible Rise of Mickey Mouse, Swampland Socialist
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The Firesign Theater's "I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus"
as Preemptive Satire of Themed Design and Development (Among Other Things)
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Muntzing
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Grad Nite, Disneyland, June 12, 1974:
The Enchanted Tiki Room
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Demi-gods of Themed Entertainment
Design and Development:
Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810): Ultraviolet and ultra cool
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The best, the most perfect theme park attraction in the world: CASEY Jr. CIRCUS TRAIN!
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The people have spoken! Well, you know, kinda . . .
Theme-y and amusement-y park "bests"
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From the DeScope Archives . . .
Dark Rides on my Brain: In Praise of Day-Glo Thrills
and Paper-Mâché Glories
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Cinema Circus
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"Your Trip to Disneyland!"
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The Lazarus Effect
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