Tag Archives: Wal-Mart

High School Musical Wake-up Calls

16 Aug

What time is it? Time to wake up! Disney and Wal-Mart are providing free wake-up calls from Sharpay and Chad. Hat tip: The Disney Blog.

Tigger Socks Protected Under First Amendment

4 Jul

San Francisco Chronicle has the scoop (hat tip to Mousevine!):

As long as they’re not carrying messages about “bong hits 4 Jesus,” students have the right to express themselves in the clothing they wear to school, whether it includes a cancer awareness pin or embroidery of Tigger on their socks, a Napa County judge has ruled in halting enforcement of a school’s dress code.

For the past nine years, Redwood Middle School in Napa has required students’ clothing and backpacks to be entirely solid colors and has banned pictures, words, symbols or patterns — except the school logo — as well as jeans or “denim-looking” clothes.

So, um, I guess those “bong hits for Tigger” shirts are out, but now the socks are A-OK.

My favorite commentary during the battle for Tigger socks was posted recently (but before the ruling above) by Little Tigger, on Mr Broke Hoedown’s blog Collateral Damage:

I will always wear my Tigger overalls,
I refuse to wear stupid plain growedup
clothes, if it becomes law, it will
be the first law I will have broken
in my whole life.

Climb Aboard The Plane Of The Future

4 Jun

Disney is one of many companies collaborating with Boeing on “the plane of the future.” From Forbes, via DIS News:

Ah, the jet set. Crammed into a coach-class seat next to a pair of sweaty neighbors. Nothing to look at but the back of an air sickness bag. Your knees are crushed when the jerk in front of you pushes his seat back. Good stuff.

Take heart. At Boeing’s Payload Concepts Center north of Seattle, engineers are studying techniques used by Starbucks, Disney, Cirque du Soleil and Wal-Mart for clues to make flying less of a chore. “We are having a blast,” said Pete Guard, the center’s director. Good for them. Now what about us?

Strangely enough, there’s no mention of Dippin’ Dots. Shouldn’t the airplane of the future include the Ice Cream of the Future?

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