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He has to holler just to be heard, but with every word he drops knowledge. Photos by Steve Wise & Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] & Steve Jurvetson [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr, all jumbled up and remixed by Marty.

Lin-Manuel Miranda dedicates Disney’s Hall of Treasury Secretaries

The "Hamilton" star took a break from shooting "Mary Poppins Returns Again: the Cash-in." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Tucked into a corner of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Spa, between Africa and Pandora, is a new attraction: Disney's Hall of Treasury Secretaries. The new show features animatronics of every U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, from Alexander Hamilton all the way up to whoever holds that job today. Hamilton writer/composer/star/prop guy Lin-Manuel Miranda was on hand to dedicate the attraction. Manuel dazzled the ... Read more
Artist's concept of the Great Epcot Congressional Uprising of 2020. Photo from Library of Congress [public domain] via Wikimedia.

AI upgrade leads to brawl at Disney’s Hall of Congress

They should have known not to give them competing programming. EPCOT, FL -- A recent AI software upgrade at Disney's Hall of Congress, located in the dark alley behind the American Adventure Pavilion, led to an all-out brawl between the Democrat and Republican animatronic figures. The upgrade happened before the park opened, and Disney Imagineers were able to restore the original software from backup. Disney (the company) spokesperson, Jun Disney (no relation), shared details on the upgrade. Fox vs. CNN "Software upgrades are routine, and ... Read more
Kudos to Google Maps for updating their images so amazingly fast! Photo © 2020 Google Maps, used by permission, and maybe modified a wee bit.

BREAKING: Brexit in effect; Epcot’s UK pavilion disappears

We interrupt your normally scheduled (Step)Moms Panel Discussion for this breaking news. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- While much of the United Kingdom celebrates its exit from the European Union and awaits what happens next, guests of Epcot were stunned to find that the UK Pavilion had disappeared. "It's just a bare patch of dirt now," says Gerald Myerly, a visitor from Boca Raton, Florida. "This was not totally unexpected," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation), "especially to readers of Uncle ... Read more
I wonder if we'll have to pay to use this cover photo now? Photo source: Literally everywhere.

Disney acquires “lady yelling at cat”; new Animal Kingdom land coming?

Don't look at the cover photo. Disney may soon charge you for it. BURBANK, CA -- In its latest move towards Total Domination of All MediaTM, the Disney Company has acquired ownership and all publishing rights in the "lady yelling at cat" meme. Sources say that the company is still considering how best to use the property. It's early in the process, but there may be a lady/cat feature film, a new series on Disney+, or a new land at Disney's Animal Kingdom ... Read more
She probably meant to say the Palestine Pavilion. Epcot photo [CC0] via Pixabay; AOC photo by nrkbeta [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Congressperson questions orbit of Epcot’s Space 220 Restaurant

"The emptiness of space is very much a focus of my brain," -- AOC, probably EPCOT, FL -- In the midst of Epcot's many issues -- closings, construction, apartment complexes -- comes a new hiccup: government meddling. Yes, now even the new Space 220 restaurant is in jeopardy after a U.S. Representative questioned its safety. Congresswomanperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Neptune) recently sent a letter to the Walt Disney Company demanding to know more about the orbit of the upcoming Space 220 restaurant. Her letter ... Read more