Skip to main content

Tagged With "Super Bowl"

Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
While we are anxiously waiting for Macs report, here is Dismaland's official trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2NG-MgHqEk
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just been there today for exclusive TG coverage! Completely 'alternative' and totally eye opening! I hope to have photos for TG as soon as my laptop is back from the menders. In the meantime, here is a overview starring my own good lady with Dismaland below (on a rainy English summer's day)...
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I can't wait for your report Mac! That's one park I really like to see.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks like "Something completely different" To admire its absurdity is quite refreshing. Whether it has international - appeal only time will tell. The beauty of English weather is Mac could have driven North to the Costa-del-Mersey. Cut the grass - take the grandkids to the park and a warm glow of sunburn for not wearing my hat. But with a name like Dismaland I suppose warm rain is part of the experience, Love to see more photos too
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I saw a report on this a few days ago and wondered when the lawsuit would be filed.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought the same thing when I saw the photo Rob include with the post, that of Cinderella's castle with Tinkerbell--type flight over it. Disney is very protective of its intellectual property rights. I expect that suit is already being drafted.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I think Disney would get bad press by suing and this park is only going to be open a short time, but I guess we will see. In the 1990's , there was a top ten hit by a group called Dada called Dizz Knee Land and I don't think Disney bothered them, but not certain.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I understand what you're saying Rob, but that castle is as much a part of Disney's image as it's mouse. This is one of the Disney logos (logo is used courtesy of the Walt Disney company)
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Although they might be better advised to let it ride. Not only is the parody nature of it possible armor against a suit (in
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect even the font used by Disney for the name is registered and proprietary. I also think it's all part of the conceptual piece as imagined by Banksy, no fool, and he's hoping for a suit, the sooner the better. All publicity is good publicity and part, I strongly suspect, of his conceptual overview.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
I think Banksy has read the instructions "retire to a safe distance before igniting fuse" To England where the Courts know the difference between "Satire" and "Plagiarism"
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
"Disney has refused to comment on notorious street artist Banksy's latest work of art - a seaside theme park called 'Dismaland' that skewers the Happiest Place on Earth...The silence from Disney is strange, considering the company's history of fiercely defending it's copyright of Mickey's image. In 2012, the company filed a complaint against the EDM artist Deadmau5, who performs wearing a Mickey-esque face mask." More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...Mouse-like-ears.html
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
One thing I know Disney is thinking of is their British fans. They are some of the most devout Disney fans I've seen. They go to the parks and bring back tons of merchandise and they return. If they filed a suit, I think they'd get a lot bad press in Britain.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I think devoted Disney fans would welcome a lawsuit. Especially in the UK. Nothing like a good turf war. Think football. Think footpaths.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Think footballers in mouse-masks impeding a footpath...
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
Come to think of it, I sure hope Banksy didn't block any footpaths with his endeavor. That could mean more trouble than even Disney could dream up
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Of course the best defence Banksy has is his anonymity. It is the fact that Banksy's true identity has always been a jealously guarded secret, known only to a handful of trusted friends.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
Too bad Banksy and Disney couldn't team up in the making of an amusement park. With Disney's money and know how and Banksy's great imagination they could really make something
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect neither of them are real team players. I think it must be Disney OR Banksy, no meeting in the middle.
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
You guys are certainly mirroring all the thoughts that we had yesterday! I hope that my photos (taken in the drizzle) will come out to show you. The views that struck us immediately were the Dismaland logo above the entry (and on the souvenir T shirts), the Mickey Mouse ears worn by all the staff, the dilapidated, iconically-shaped, crumbling fairy tale castle with it's polluted moat - but perhaps the most dramatic is the centrepiece in the castle with the life-sized princess's pumpkin...
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just a couple of dismal (!) iPhone photos to add fuel to the discussion...
Comment

Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
The Dismaland website crashed again today as people tried to buy tickets. Since the website crashed over the weekend also, people were speculating that this was part of a extended performance to make the bemusement part experience worse. A spokesperson for Banksy assured the BBC that the website crashed because of high demand. dismaland-website-crashes-again-as-banksy-denies-online-ticketing-error-is-a-hoax-10471010
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
Comment

Re: How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

DrFumblefinger ·
Sometimes when I'm in Vancouver I head to Canada Place to watch the cruise ships coming and going. You actually get to see the belly of the ship being loaded. The dozens of palates of food that go on is amazing. Would you have thought a cruise ship would consume 3 massive containers of potatoes in a week? 2 of onions? Might even have been more, that's all I saw. It is truly a model of efficiency.
Comment

Re: Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

GarryRF ·
It's amazing to see that nature can be predicted. We can prepare for it and enjoy its wonder.
Member

Kirsten Hines

Kirsten Hines
Member

Jill's Scene

Jill's Scene
Reply

Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
People wouldn't recognise them ! Got more chance of selling Yorkshire Puddings and a hot bowl of Scouse in Times Square !
Blog Post

Cruising through the holidays

Marilyn Jones ·
    Every year thousands of passengers find out warm tropical breezes and Christmas festivities mix well aboard a Princess Cruise Line ship.  “We install more than 347 Christmas trees fleet wide. Each vessel has a showcase tree in...
Blog Post

Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 6). Polonnaruwa

DrFumblefinger ·
 The eastern most point visited when touring Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is Polonnaruwa.  The ruins in this ancient capitol are the best preserved and most varied in Ceylon and it’s well worth the effort to visit them. ...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 5, 2014: Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taiwan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  Did you ever think you would eat ice cream out of a miniature squat toilet? Or that someone would come up with that concept?   This phenomena was first introduced in Taipei, Taiwan in the early 2000s when it was a unique idea for an ice...
Blog Post

ET, Call Home: A visit to the Arecibo Observatory

PHeymont ·
On our recent visit to Puerto Rico, we took an unplanned side trip to what might be called ET’s phone booth—a vast radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory that “listens” to space both for astronomical information and any...
Blog Post

Super Bowl crowds the skies

PHeymont ·
U.S. airlines are adding dozens of extra flights, and even some temporary routes, to get fans to next week's Super Bowl game in Phoenix. United's added the most, with 55 extra flights, both others are not far behind. As well, some airlines are using...
Blog Post

San Juan: Two Markets, Old and New

PHeymont ·
As Gumbo readers know by now, a lot of us who write these pieces are suckers for markets, large and small, wherever we go. If an army travels on its stomach, an army of bloggers stocks up at the public market.   So, on our recent trip to Puerto...
Blog Post

Ecuador Spends 3.8 Million for a Super Bowl Ad

Travel Rob ·
Ecuador becomes the first foreign country to have a tourism commercial  on during the Super Bowl.The Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely states that if Ecuador gets just a one percentage increase  in American travelers, it will pay for the...
Blog Post

Does it Pay to Host the Super Bowl?

Travel Rob ·
Is there a benefit for cities that host the Super Bowl? According to Glendale's mayor, not in their case.   Read More: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-bad-economics-of-hosting-the-super-bowl/article/2559417  ...
Blog Post

Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

PHeymont ·
Last Saturday's "super-tide" at Mont-Saint-Michel, the island monument just off the coast at the border of Normandy and Brittany, drew over 30,000 spectators from all over the world, anxious to see the storied island as it seldom is...completely...
Blog Post

How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

PHeymont ·
Today's (Mar 22) NY Times has a fascinating article on the "backstage" operation involved in getting 6000 passengers off a ship, washing 93,000 pounds of linens, loading up all the food and water, and getting the next 6000 passengers out to...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015   Getting organized to spend the day in San Francisco, I skipped coffee in the morning in favor of a mug of tea I made for myself in the kitchen of the hostel at Fort Mason .  I spent much of the day with my pal, Deb,...
Blog Post

Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
Blog Post

Oct. 14, 2017: Tiffany Floral Bowl

PHeymont ·
A sample of the beautiful works by Tiffany and others at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art near Orlando.
Blog Post

A Rambler in Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
A few days in Portland, spending more time wandering the streets than the big sights, but finding plenty to see.
Blog Post

The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
Blog Post

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (Where Gumbo was #210)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, India. An 18th century royal observatory with a most fascinating collection of instruments used to observe and measure the sun, stars, earth's rotation and such. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Topic

Things you should do in Singapore

khush ·
Singapore is a tiny island and may be smaller than many major cities around the world, but this country has succeeded to create a high level of discipline among its people and is today being looked up upon across the world. However, don’t let the country’s inclination for law frighten you. Singapore can promise can extraordinary vacation, as long as you follow certain simple tips that will make your tour much more enjoyable. 1. Throw your litter into the bin Though this is quite a basic...
Blog Post

Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Arco, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument until the rains came.
Blog Post

Fountains of Basel

PHeymont ·
Basel is home to a wide variety of fountains, some whimsical, some serious, and all a part of the city's fabric. Here are some of PHeymont's favorites.
Blog Post

Pondicherry 2: A la recherche de temps perdues

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares another tale from Pondicherry, India
Blog Post

April 12, 2020: Jama Michalika cafe, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across a 19th century cafe in Krakow, exuding historic charm and serving tasty tradiitonal cuisine.
 
×
×
×
×