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
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 . . .
"Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur"
"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.
And the Hits Just Keep On Comin'!
When the moon is shinin' bright?"
A satirical revue premiering at the COMEDY WAREHOUSE, Pleasure Island, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, on or about May 1, 1989
as Preemptive Satire of Themed Design and Development (Among Other Things)
The Enchanted Tiki Room
Design and Development:
Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810): Ultraviolet and ultra cool
Theme-y and amusement-y park "bests"
Dark Rides on my Brain: In Praise of Day-Glo Thrills
and Paper-Mâché Glories