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Joe can relax, but the earring will still be hard at work. Photo by alchetron.com [CC BY-SA 3.0].

Joe Rohde retires; Joe Rohde’s Earring to continue working

We suspect it was the source of all of the good ideas anyway. GLENDALE CA -- Good news from Disney Imagineering headquarters! Although legendary Imagineer Joe Rohde will be retiring effective January 4 of next year, his famed earring will continue working for the foreseeable future. The earring, which unsuccessfully ran for president earlier this year (and which may be an alien), made the announcement on its official Twitter account. No announcement has been made as to how the earring intends to get to ... Read more
The resemblance is uncanny, you have to admit. Photo insets © Disney and Mel Brooks, probably.

“Yes, the Mandalorian’s ship was modeled after the Space Winnebago from Spaceballs”

We knew it. We just knew it. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Sources at Disney+ have now confirmed what we've suspected all along. The Razor Crest, the spaceship flown by the title character of The Mandalorian, was indeed modeled after the Space Winnebago, Lone Star's spaceship in Mel Brooks' classic Oscar-winning drama Spaceballs. Just a few minor details are different Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) finally returned our call. "Yes, the Mandalorian's ship was modeled after the Space Winnebago from Spaceballs," Disney (no ... Read more
Clarence Farley, 102, the last surviving person to have seen Star Wars in a theater in 1977. Photo by Marg [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia, modified.

Last surviving person to see original Star Wars in theater honored

The only other known viewer passed away last month. SOUTHFIELD, MI -- Clarence Farley gets a far-away look in his eye when he talks about Star Wars. The 102-year-old lifelong resident of Southfield, Michigan, a Detroit suburb, is the last known person still living to have seen the original Star Wars movie in a theater during the year of its release, 1977. "That was something special, let me tell you," Farley told Uncle Walt's Insider. "To see that huge star destroyer passing overhead -- on ... Read more
Mickey likes to talks to tomatoes. No word if a squash can make him smile. Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney to purchase VeggieTales

Okay, now they own everything. BURBANK, CA -- The Disney Company is in final talks with VeggieTales owner Universal to bring Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all of their vegetable friends under the Disney banner. Sources inside both companies say that they expect a deal to be closed soon. One of the final hurdles to reaching agreement is VeggieTales demand that Disney disassociate itself from dancer and actress Julianne Hough. "Vegetables just have a problem with anything that sounds like 'julienne,'" ... Read more
Ultimate cosmic power!!!! Still can't reopen Disneyland. Image background by Carlos Donderis [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

“Mega-Merger”: Disney purchases Apple, Google, Microsoft & Amazon

And they are currently negotiating with both major political parties. BURBANK, CA -- In a stunning development, the Disney Company announced today that it will be purchasing Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, and all of their subsidiary brands. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) was ecstatic. "This is off the record, obviously," she whispered into our hidden microphone, "but this is just one step closer to our ultimate goal of world domination." How does that square with with founder Walt Disney (related)'s dream ... Read more