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Bet you never noticed this Easter Egg in the Marvel movies!
 
Last April, Cinema Blend reported that Marvel’s Phase Two movies all share a common trope:
Last April, Cinema Blend reported that Marvel's Phase Two movies all share a common trope:
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Disney was never able to sell his people mover system to other parties.  
Also, the monorail at WDW only serves two parks: Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. 
A monorail in San Francisco has a big problem: elevations.  (That's why there are cable cars and electric buses: they can handle steep grades better.)  
It's also unlikely people would tolerate an elevated railway in their neighborhood.  Streetcars have charm. Monorails, not so much.
 
#muni   #transportation  

Why does #disney  do it better? Because it's a corporation that can rely on data and not tormented by politics into satisfying certain districts, etc.

The other reason is #math  - they point out that Disney uses 3 monorails and additional busses to move around 100k people.   #sf  is only using 6 lines to move 1 million people...they would need 30 lines to have the same level of quality.  Also, you pay $100 for the privilege of using the Disney monorails.  

I would rather see SF get washed and scrubbed so it was clean like Disneyland.
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"Here kitty kitty..."
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That would be a shock to see suddenly!
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Did you know people actually LIVE at Disney World?
Ever wonder who they were?
Mayor Todd Watzel has had one of the most uneventful political careers in history.
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It is obvious you have a lot information  as well as have a lot interest of Disney.
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[A comic con crawl!]

Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro libraries are partnering to host the second Valley Comic Con June 25-27. The free event will change location each day and feature art and costume contests, photo booths, anime, cosplay, authors, entertainment, exhibits and food.

Valley Comic Con will open at the Staunton Public Library from 4 to 8 p.m. June 25; move to the Waynesboro Public Library from 4 to 8 p.m. June 26; and conclude at the Fishersville Library from 1 to 4 p.m. June 27.
Contests, anime, cosplay, shows and exhibits at Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro libraries.
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The controversial graphic novel by Sonny Liew which raised official hackles sold out its second print run of 1,500 copies within a week, according to its publisher, making it the top-selling local fiction title so far this year. 
The controversial graphic novel by Sonny Liew which raised official hackles sold out its second print run of 1,500 copies within a week, according to its publisher, making it the top-selling local fiction title so far this year.
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Mrs Weber's Omnibus

I’m a huge fan of Posy Simmonds’ work, at least those bits — Tamara Drewe, Gemma Bovery — that have made it over the pond. I was very curious about Mrs Weber’s Omnibus, given that it collects six of her previous books, published between 1979 and 1993: Mrs…
I'm a huge fan of Posy Simmonds' work, at least those bits -- Tamara Drewe, Gemma Bovery -- that have made it over the pond. I was very curious about Mrs Weber's Omnibus, given that it collects six...
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GEORGE BODENHEIMER
ANDREAS DEJA
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DANNY ELFMAN
GEORGE LUCAS
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Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman and others will be named and honored as official Disney Legends during D23 EXPO
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I will try to get this so you will understand.  One has to ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE to the Disney company in some way to get legend status. One DOES NOT get legend status because they sell their company to Disney.  https//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Legends
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Pretty cool...
 
How to build a city from scratch
a real one!

I ran across this as part of my job stuff research, but having read it, I now have a strong urge to play Cities: Skylines!

It's a very interesting piece, but the part that cracked me up as a strategy, city building gamer was this: Step 12: Start again, clown, you’ve forgotten parks. Ha! Whose been snooping around my game saves?!!

#citybuilding   #construction   #strategygames   #citiesskylines  
From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look it seems someone’s building a brand-new city. How hard could it be?
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Jeff Koterba has a great editorial cartoon about the current economic crisis in Greece!
Jeff Koterba editorial cartoons, Omaha World-Herald editorials and op-ed columnists
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[Google translation]
The sprinter Samia Yusuf Omar represented Somalia at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In her home country she was under threat from Islamic extremists, who reject that women play sports. Hoping to be able to participate in the London Olympics, she was trying to escape to Europe. Samia Yusuf Omar drowned 2012 at the age of 21 years off the coast of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea.
Dass Reinhard Kleist in der Lage ist, schwierigste historische Themen in einer Graphic Novel umzusetzen, hat er mit "Der Boxer" bewiesen.…
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Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern in Fox Searchlight’s dramedy “Wilson,” which has started shooting in Minnesota.

Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”) is directing from a screenplay by Daniel Clowes, based on Clowes’ graphic novel of the same name. Mary Jane Skalski and Jared Ian Goldman are producing.
Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern in Fox Searchlight's dramedy "Wilson," which has started shooting in Minnesota. Craig Johnson ("The Skeleton Twins") is direct...
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For money? I catalog books for Barnes & Noble. For fun and satisfaction? I evangelize for comics and graphic novels.
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  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
    Data Analyst, 2008 - present
  • Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Center
    Lead Bookseller, 1999 - 2008
  • SuperCrown Books
    Receivor, 1994 - 1997
  • various youth hostels
    night desk clerk, 1994 - 1999
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Omaha, NE - Bronx, NY - Lake View, IA - Washington, DC - Manhattan, NY - Brooklyn, NY
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Bookseller: 4 Harry Potter launch parties, a hurricane, two blackouts, and an anthrax scare across the street at ABC News. Oh, and eight Holidays in retail.
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  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
    BS Ed. Library Science, 1990 - 1993
  • Cornell College
    1988 - 1990
  • Omaha Burke High School
    Diploma, 1985 - 1988
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