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Disney will sell anything.

Appropriate for this, I suppose.

They’re much cheaper than I assumed,

-Shady

The shorter one also waited around in the bathroom while his friend finished taking a shit. Because, you know... THAT'S not creepy.

Here are three easy steps to do just that:

1. Own a Star Wars character backpack.

2. Own a Darth Vader helmet with Mickey Mouse ears.

3. Walk around Epcot all day long wearing the above two items with your buddy who also is walking around Epcot wearing the very same thing.

The force is… something or other with these two,

-Shady

"I saw her face... and ears."

…and couldn’t not share it with you.

Pizza face and Mickey ears,

-Shady

PS: This marks 2,700 posts. Jesus Christ.

Mickey Mouse in "Croissant de Triomphe."

Disney just released a new Mickey Mouse short called Croissant de Triomphe.

Not only is the new cartoon super fun, but it looks amazing. And it’s all in French!

Check it out here.

Consider me impressed,

-Shady

…in the last two weeks. Obviously.

First of all, Wi-Fi is about what you’d expect in Thailand. Pretty scarce. But also, our trip was a much needed break from everything, including “The Blarg.”

I figured the site’s traffic would be low while I was gone. I was wrong.

On Wednesday, November 7th, the site had its best traffic day ever with 35,237 visitors. The day before was the site’s second best day with 34,360 visitors. Both days got their boost when someone posted a link to my Mickey Mouse suicide post on Reddit.

The new high shatters the previous best-day total by nearly 18,000 visits. (In June of last year, Nirvana linked to “The Blarg” on its Facebook page.) In fact, the new one-day high beats any entire month total ever achieved in the history of the site.

So thanks to whoever posted that link on Reddit! I owe you one. Or, more accurately, 35,237.

Clearly, I should post less often,

-Shady

…for this article in “OC Weekly.”

M-I-C-K-E-Y A-R-R-E-S-T,

-Shady

…which you can read more about here.

Today I found out that Mickey was busy shilling amphetamines in Africa in the 1950s! Learn more about that here.

Mickey’s your pusherman,

-Shady

…by author Neal Gabler titled Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.

A lot of Walt’s personal life is touched on, and his home on Lyric Avenue here in Los Angeles (where he lived from 1927 to 1933) is mentioned numerous times throughout the book.

There’s even an old black-and-white photo of it in the book (click on all photos to view a larger version):

Walt Disney's Lyric Avenue home

This morning, while on my way to a meeting, I came to an intersection and noticed that I was crossing Lyric Avenue. “Oh,” I thought to myself, “this was Disney’s street.”

But it was a quick, fleeting thought because I had to be somewhere. I looked to my right to make sure no one was crossing the street and saw this:

Walt Disney's Lyric Avenue home

I recognized it immediately. I quickly turned right instead of going straight and saw this:

Roy Disney's Lyric Avenue home

This was Roy Disney’s house. The brothers had built matching houses (for the most part; they were actually mirrors of each other) right next to each other on Lyric Avenue.

Here’s another shot of Walt’s house from the other side:

Walt Disney's Lyric Avenue home

And here’s a shot of the two of them next to each other:

Walt and Roy Disney's Lyric Avenue homes

Though differing stories exist, it is believed that Mickey Mouse was actually created in the garage of Walt’s house. Just below that big window there is where a pop culture icon was born.

Pretty cool.

Across the street, I noticed a huge old high school:

John Marshall High School

This is John Marshall High School. Recognize it? You should. Marshall High School is pretty much the go-to high school for film and television productions. It was the high school in:

– “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
– “Bachelor Party”
– “Boy Meets World”
– “The Wonder Years”
– “Grosse Pointe Blank”
– “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
– “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
– “Pretty in Pink”

They also used the school and its football field in “Grease,” and it was also the school where Van Halen got “Hot for Teacher.”

And tying it all together is this photo:

Walt Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue

This is a picture of the first Disney Studios that was located on Hyperion Avenue. If you look in the background of the photo, directly in the center you can see John Marshall High School which, having just been built in 1931, was brand-spanking-new.

So there’s a ton of history going on all within one block, from Freddy Krueger to Mickey Mouse. Pretty damn cool indeed.

Some day strangers will be taking photos of 1703 W. Bolivar Avenue,

-Shady

Last October, my friend Jorge did me a huge favor by linking this “Sketchbook: Warm Gun” post from his popular blog.

The amount of traffic I received from his link was unlike anything this site had previously seen; the entry was viewed more than 3,000 times in one day alone.

That post has been the most-read entry on “The Blarg” for nearly half a year now, but the post “Mickey Mouse + Suicide =” has been getting steady and consistent daily traffic ever since I posted it last July. A lot of this is in thanks to some linking from a few foreign sites that I can’t read or understand.

Today, “Mickey Mouse + Suicide =” officially surpassed “Sketchbook: Warm Gun” as the most-read story on “The Blarg.” In fact, the suicidal mouse was the first post to break the 6,000-views barrier, clocking in at 6,058 views at the time of this post.

People may like celebrities, but apparently they like suicidal pop culture icons way more.

Goofy just overdosed,

-Shady

August was already lining up to be a record-breaking month here on “The Blarg,” but yesterday I woke up to a pretty big surprise.

A Polish website linked to this article on “The Blarg” about Mickey Mouse attempting suicide. I don’t know what the site actually says, but it caused a huge surge in “Blarg” traffic, giving the site its biggest day to date: 665 visitors. That push also made August a record-high month, clocking in at nearly 9,000 visits and shattering the previous month’s record of 6,454.

So thanks to everyone who made August such a huge month! Thanks, Poland! Thanks, Mickey Mouse! Thanks, attempted suicide!

Aiming for 10,000 in September,

-Shady

Old Poop!