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Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Word for the week: Mouse-o-fascism

"Like Lancaster, Donald felt constrained by the political exigencies of the time to be seen as not undermining the wholesome American message of such companies as Disney, both during the second world-war and in the notoriously partisan "red-scare" of the early cold war years.
Unfortunately, however, Donald had less luck in hiding his prematurely anti-mouse-o-fascist beliefs in his oeuvre, and while Lancaster had success with films like The Crimson Pirate, Donald paid a heavy price at Disney after releasing films such as this thinly-veiled swipe at the Mouse's employment policies.~ (p. 387)

~ Chalmers Wöder Patterson, from The Mouse, the
Dancing Banana, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire,
Why do Free Markets Sometimes Kill People?
Regnery Publishing, 1998
$39.95, $29.95, $19.95, $9.95 - Buy it! More..."

hi el gato negro. just dropped by to say you never need to apologize to me for blogwhoring off-topic in my comments, because, after all, i am the king of off-topic blogwhoredom.

however, your link to the sfchron story was totally gummed up, but i will send folks to ripley's post on same.

thanks so much for keeping me abreast of developments in this story, because it gives me more great chances to re-use my photoshop image of mickey crushing spock.
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