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40 Years of The Haunted Mansion

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When hinges creak in doorless chambers,
And strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls,
Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still,
That is the time when ghosts are present practicing their terror
with ghoulish delight.

Welcome foolish mortals to The Haunted Mansion...

The Haunted Mansion is my absolute favorite attraction in the entire world! Ever since I was a little kid going to Disney World, I have always had an affinity for The Haunted Mansion. OK, maybe not the first time or two inside because it scared the bejesus out of me, but after that, it has remained my favorite ever since.

Even though I grew up with the attraction in Disney World, the true Haunted Mansion is in Disneyland. It's not just that it happens to be the original, but that it's simply more perfect. The exterior building itself is one of my favorite visuals in all the Disney parks.

The Haunted Mansion is now turning 40-years old this year. It's pretty amazing how a ride that ancient has still remained one of Disneyland's top attractions. And even though there have been technological improvements within -- especially in recent years -- by enlarge, it's still the same attraction that has been scaring and delighting guests for 4 decades.

The magic really begins the moment you enter the line as you pass by the infamous animal cemetery and humorous gravestones. The eye for detail in and outside the building is unmatched by anything else inside the resort.

You also can't give enough credit to those men and women who have to dress up in those stuffy outfits and greet you with their monotone voices and eerie glances at the door. All that just adds to the overall macabre ambiance of The Mansion and it's definitely appreciated.

Unlike most other Disney attractions, the featured character in the attraction isn't someone you ever get to see. The creepy voice of the Ghost Host guides you from the first room in the house all the way to the moment you step out of your DoomBuggy.

The Ghost Host's spiel is so darn catchy that some people feel the urge to recite it much like a person singing along to their favorite song on the radio. Obviously, this can be a bit irritating, but it's done out of love and not purposeful annoyance.

From the stretching room in the beginning to the Hitchhiking Ghosts at the end, the 10-minutes inside The Haunted Mansion is pure bliss. Happy 40th Birthday to the best attraction ever!!

Keyboard Cat Is At It Again...

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Where are your brains, boy??

Let's Euthanize Granny!!

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Why should we continue to let all the old people in America burden our healthcare system with their countless ailments and diseases that are just going to lead to them dying off anyway? As we know, the pending Democratic-supported healthcare bill has a solution built right into it: euthanize old people. Let's face it -- it makes a lot of sense.

Old people are the ones who keep our insurance rates high because they're always sick. Why should the rest of us who are not old and sick have to pay so much for insurance when we're the ones barely using it? Letting the old people croak is actually an efficient way to fix the broken healthcare system.

Oh, so you think I sound crazy, huh? Well, that's the point.

Who the fuck would support any bill that believed we should euthanize our seniors?!? The answer: NO ONE. Neither President Obama nor any Democrat in Congress supports such a thing. Who in their right mind would believe this nonsense anyway?? Well... Republicans do.

I swear these people are willfully ignorant. They choose to believe the lies and rumors they hear from the most unreliable sources and allow themselves to be convinced they are fact.

This whole Obama-is-going-to-euthanize-Granny crap started when a Congressman thought it might be a good idea for the government to pay for a fully elective visit to your doctor where you can discuss your end-of-life care / living-will. Why is this a good idea? For starters, so you don't end up like her forcing family members argue over your fate...

It's indeed true that the cost of those who express their end-of-life care to their doctor and/or in a living-will is statistically lower. When you don't linger around longer than you want to, there are less expenses in result. Of course, if you wanna lay there brain-dead for a few extra months until your organs can no longer function -- you'll still have that right too.

This helpful option has been twisted so awfully that some old people are now believing that the government is going to force them to chose how they are going to die. Good grief...

Honestly, the angry organized mobs we now see at town meetings are the fault of every Democrat in Washington who couldn't muster up the testicular fortitude to pass a healthcare bill before they left for their summer break. Now they are suffering the consequences as they go back home. Of course, WE will suffer the consequences when they come back and either don't pass the thing or give us a watered-down version that won't be good enough.