Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Shawn likes The Disney Channel - circa 1986

This is a Disney Channel Magazine from October 26 - December 6, 1986.

Back when this guide was published I didn't even have The Disney Channel, as I lived in such a rural place, we couldn't even get cable until the early 90's.

I found this magazine when I was working at a movie theater. After one of the movies I was clearing out the theater and someone had left this on their seat. Since they never came back for it, I kept it - as I was fascinated with The Disney Channel.

Okay - Let's go over what I want to watch:

Donald Duck Presents, The Mouse Factory, DTV, Walt Disney Presents, Mouseterpiece Theater, The Adventures Of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Blackbeard's Ghost, The World's Greatest Athlete, The Making Of Disney's Captain EO, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, The Parent Trap, and Mary Poppins!

Whew! - I better get a 20 pack of VHS tapes!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shawn likes refridgerator magnets

I bought these great looking refridgerator magnets when I was at Walt Disney World back in 1999. I really love the villains and think that both magnets look great!

Shawn likes great comic book covers

Action Comics #469
Just in case you can't read the dialogue -
Terra-Man: Doggone if you ain't the most rambunctious bronc I ever rode, Superman!
But I aim to break you! Wa-Hoo!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Shawn likes Disney Music

Growing up I had several Disney book and record sets
which included the songs from the various films.
Those LP's (in addition to 'The Wonderful World Of Disney' TV show),
are what started my great love of Disney and specifically Disney music.

This 78 song, 3 CD collection of Disney music,
"The Music Of Disney - A Legacy In Song"
was released in 1992, and without a doubt -
it is the 'Holy Grail' of my music collection.

Although The Little Mermaid and Beauty And The Beast
were on CD before this set was available -
this was the first chance I had to amass
a great amount of Disney music on CD.

I remember being at work and reading the the USA Today that this was available.
I literally put down the paper, left work, went to the record store and bought this.

It has a great collection of all of the big Disney hits
and a lot of the lesser-known songs.
It includes music from the animated features,
the live action movies, the various TV shows and even the theme parks!

For me though, the item that really puts it over the top is the lavishly illustrated 60 page book that comes with the boxed set.

It's jam packed with information about the songs, the movies,
the composers, and the voice talent.

I think it's a conservative estimate to say that I've listened to this set 2,481 times,
and I can't wait for the 2,482 time!

Shawn likes Maleficent

I think this figure looks SO good. The regal look in Maleficent's eyes is captured so well in this piece.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Shawn likes FIZGIG!

FIZGIG! is a fun game that you can play
if you head on over to Game Show Network's website - www.GSN.com

As seen in the helpful hint above -
you move different firework icons into groups of three.

Once they match up - the tile behind the item disappears.

Then, all of the items that are left on the screen fall down -
and other icons take their place.

But of course - it's not SO easy
because you have to do all of that before the 'timer countdown bar' disappears.

Once you clear ALL of the tiles
(including the very last one on the right hand side.........)

Your level is complete.

By the way - that isn't a 'flash reflection' on the screen - it's your celebratory fireworks display!

Now that you know HOW to play - GO and play!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Shawn likes Anderson Cooper

... because he's very intelligent! ;-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Shawn likes Mother Goose

The photo above is the parking lot of the store where I work.
Look to the right of the tree.
What do you see there?

It's a goose - and not just ANY goose.

It's Mother Goose.

You see, she decided to lay her eggs right on the 'island' in our parking lot.

I love seeing her there during my workday- tending to her motherly duties.

In the first photo you'll notice that we put up some traffic cones

around her so she won't be disturbed.

On the rare times when she's not sitting on her nest ,
I've seen at least 4 eggs, so I can't wait to see the goslings when they hatch.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Shawn likes The Shmuzzle Puzzle

This is the Shmuzzle Puzzle and it it so cool!
I first saw The Shmuzzle Puzzle about 25 years ago
and have loved them ever since.

Every puzzle piece is shaped the exact same way.

One side is the picture of a puzzle (as seen above)
and the other side looks ...

... just like these two cute little salamanders.

They can fit together in so many different ways.

But when you put them together the correct way - you get this!

And you can now play with some Shmuzzles online at their website!



Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shawn likes playing Old Maid - in Spanish - with animals

This is a set of Disney "Old Maid" cards that I found in some flea market - somewhere.
It's such an odd set - and I'm not sure if I really like it or not.
Most of the characters are SO far 'off model" that they really look bad ...
... but the set has so many characters that you don't really see in a lot of merchandising, so I think I'm ready to overlook it.
Look at Goofy up there - UGH!

But here it looks like they took Dutchess and O'Malley right off of the film frame.
And my gosh - Bongo and Lulubelle! Bongo! Lulubelle!
This might be the only mainstream piece of merchandise I have that has them on it!

Thumper? Too much time in the tanning bed?

Oh my - I guess maybe that's what 'Chop' looks like-
but it's not what Dale looks like.

Robin looks great - Little John - not so much.

Here are the 'Old Maid' card, directions and box.