So says the New York Observer which also highlights the author’s writing career. Article here.
When he’s not picking up your garbage, he’s processing it. A Russian engineer handcrafted this entire Wall*E computer case out of metal over eighteen days. Although the original site appears to be unavailable, you can see detailed images of the entire creation process archived here instead.
And on the computer tip, an unknown artist plussed their Apple Mac laptop by adding a little something extra in the way of Snow White.
CHICAGO, April 9 (Reuters) – ESPN will launch a website dedicated to the Chicago market on Monday in an effort to reach more fans and generate more revenue from local advertisers, after more than 10 years on the radio in the Windy City.
“This is our first entrance into the local marketplace,” Marc Horine, ESPN’s vice president of digital media, said on Thursday.
“We thought the time was right to go beyond just the local radio station website,” he added. “We have no immediate plans to move beyond Chicago; (but) we’re looking at this as an incubator.”
Characters In Flight operated by Aerophile is a 72-foot-diameter balloon with a whimsical design featuring silhouettes of a dozen of Disney’s “flying characters” – such as Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Dumbo. The vibrantly colored balloon can lift up to 30 guests at a time on a six-minute trip – thanks to its enclosed volume of 210,000 cubic feet of lighter-than-air gas. The ascents, by day or night, provide guests with an unparalleled, 360-degree view of up to 10 miles.
Guests board a gondola beneath the 105-foot-high balloon from a landing platform on Village Lake at the end of the main promenade at Downtown Disney West Side. Riders can catch flights seven days a week. Hours Sunday-Thursday are 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. while ascents Friday-Saturday are 10:30 a.m.-midnight. Tickets ($16 for ages 10-up and $10 for ages 3-9) can be purchased on site. Availability is on first-come, first-serve basis.
A soft opening is scheduled to begin Friday, April 9 as per the Walt Disney World resort.
For more information about Walt Disney World Resort, visit Disneyworld.com.
Viva Vision, a leading provider of mobile entertainment, and Disney Interactive Studios, today announced the launch of “Walt Disney Presents,” an innovative mobile slideshow featuring popular Disney characters, movies and trivia.
“Walt Disney Presents” is an interactive slideshow which dynamically displays static images creating an engaging, interactive experience. With its easy and intuitive interface, subscribers can pause, rewind and fast-forward throughout the slideshow and even save their favorite images.
Consumers are able to access the following categories as part the “Walt Disney Presents” slideshow:
* Character Spotlight – Images and fun facts on a characters such as Mickey Mouse, Tinkerbell and Winnie the Pooh
* Feature of the Week – Images from popular Disney films including The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians and Alice in Wonderland
* Storybook – A series of images that tells a story, such as Minnie’s summer vacation adventure
* Disney A-Z – Trivia questions to challenge even the biggest Disney Buffs
* Walt’s Vault – Classic images for the most devout fans
* Weekly Poll – Users can vote on their favorite character each week
* Favorites – Users can save their favorite images to view time and again
“Walt Disney Presents” gives consumers a constant flow of fresh entertainment within the application. The slideshow is now available on major carriers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: CARS Fleece Clog Children’s Shoes
Units: About 73,000 distributed in the United States and 18,000 distributed in Canada
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Distributor: Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong
Hazard: The shoe has four decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Buster Brown & Co. “CARS” fleece clog children’s shoes. The shoe is a red plastic molded clog with fleece lining and is designed to resemble a car. They were sold in infant sizes 4 to 6 and toddler sizes 7 to 11. The infant-size shoes have a strap in the back. Each side of the shoe has two red and black decorative wheels and the number “95”. “Buster Brown & Co.” and “Disney” are printed on a tag sewn inside the shoe.
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores in the United States and Canada from September 2008 through March 2009 for between $6 and $10 (U.S.) and for about $13 (CAN).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Customers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Buster Brown & Co. toll-free at (888) 869-1044 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, visit the website at www.busterbrownshoes.com, or send an email to [email protected]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Apr. 9, 2009 – With picture-perfect skies outside his window most days, Walt Disney World Emergency Operations Coordinator Eric Alberts dedicates his time to preparing for inclement weather. “Safety for everybody that works or stays here is our top priority,” Alberts says as he checks the latest forecasts.
By expertly planning for severe weather in advance, Walt Disney World Resort made history in 2006 as the first theme park and resort area to be recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® Community. Committed to maintaining its leadership in emergency management, Walt Disney World Resort just renewed its StormReady status through 2012 and remains the only recognized commercial site in Florida. Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Ca. has also earned recognition as StormReady.
Paradiso 37, a high-energy restaurant and bar featuring cuisine from North, South and Central America, welcomes guests to its table in May at Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort.
The lakeside eatery will offer a delectable variety of menu offerings representing the 37 countries of the Americas, plus an international wine bar, 37 varieties of tequila and 10 signature frozen margaritas.
The new concept was developed by Orlando-based E-Brands Restaurant Group, a multi-concept restaurant group which currently owns and operates Timpano Chophouse, Samba Room, Taqueria Canonita, Aquaknox, David Burke, Salsa Orlando and Canonita Express in a number of locations across the United States.
The lively Downtown Disney restaurant will feature nightly entertainment and will be open daily from 11 a.m. until late night.
The world premiere for Disneynature’s Earth will take place April 18 at 1:00 pm at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. At the event, Marine Life Artist Wyland will unveil a 4,000-square-foot painting inspired by the film.
Wyland has earned the distinction as one of America’s most unique creative influences and a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. He is perhaps best known for his monumental Whaling Wall mural project — an epic series of life-size marine life murals that spans fourteen countries on four continents and is viewed by an estimated 1 billion people every year. His Wyland Foundation, in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands. Today, he is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries.
MILWAUKEE, April 8 — For the first time ever, the team at United Vacations has custom-designed a vacation giveaway in celebration of the Disney fan base from around the world. Their phenomenal grand prize valued over $7,000 opens the door to a whole other world inside the Walt Disney World(R) Resort where one lucky family will have the opportunity to experience aspects of the destination that the average vacationer rarely, if ever, has access to in one visit.
From the 70-year old who sports a Mickey Mouse watch to the first grader whose bedroom is decorated in pixie dust and Dalmatian spots, Disney fans are truly one of a kind – and they are the focus of this very special vacation giveaway.