World’s Fair Wednesday – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!

Created for the 1964 World’s Fair, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress took fairgoers through decades of technological achievement.  Anyone who’s read more than one post on this blog knows that I’m a big fan of Walt’s vision for the future, and the Carousel of Progress emphasizes that spirit perfectly.  It went through a few changes…

Five Things – 4.23.12 – World’s Fair Edition

Lately I’ve found myself reading about Worlds Fairs, those expos of society’s progress that were held time to time all over the world as far back as the 19th century.  Growing up as an 80s kid, I never heard much about these – seems like I was born just a little bit too late for…

Five Things – 11.28.11

1. Discworld – for some reason I’ve always dismissed this series by Terry Pratchett as being a goofy, magic-and-dragons fantasy with a hefty injection of British humor.  I gave it a chance recently and it turns out that it is a goofy, magic-and-dragons fantasy series with a hefty injection of British humor, and I love…