Thursday, January 17, 2008
Time Machine o' Fun!
Before you laugh and groan (and I can't deny I did both), go pull out your own photo album and find the pictures of someone you're awfully fond of ... as they looked 25 years ago.
You can hardly believe they'd present themselves that way, that they could ever have looked so goofy, so young, so awkward. And yet, that's exactly why you started loving them in the first place.
And in those 25-year-old memories, you remember how you felt then, when things were so fresh and new and life was filled with possibilities. You know change and growth was inevitable, but there's something so joyful in those old reminders, you know that somewhere in your friend, that old heart and spirit is still there.
The Walt Disney Company is going to report its quarterly results soon. No doubt, the phrase "difficult comparisons" will be used. Look past the crappy music, the creepy narration and the simplicity of this promotional piece and focus on what else is there: A clear sense of purpose for EPCOT Center. Then look at the jumbled mess that lower-case Epcot is today.
There's a difficult comparison for you.
(By the way, double-click on the video to go to Youtube, where you can find the second part of this 1983 video.)