Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Sometime just before 1956 turned into 1957, one of the teams that was to participate in the Rose Bowl football game showed up at Disneyland. Because why the hell not? But first, let's have the Disneyland Band (no Vesey Walker, sorry ladies) play a fanfare to welcome them (note the odd Christmas decorations on City Hall in the background). I am guessing that the band is playing a tune called "Mighty Oregon", because...
... the team in question was The University of Oregon Ducks. They look so nice and normal! And yet, you know that these boys got into some shenanigans on a daily basis. I've seen "Animal House" six times and "Revenge of the Nerds" twice (I don't like that one as much), and that qualifies as scientific proof. Unfortunately for the Ducks, they lost the big game, scoring 7 points to the Ohio State Buckeyes' 10 points.
I just heard from Corinne, the wife of GDB reader/friend Chuck (you know him from the comments); she said, "While Scout camping on Friday, Chuck had an accident and has a very serious eye injury (he nearly lost an eye!). He can't really see to blog or type, and says he didn't want you to worry in case you thought he had fallen off the face of the earth or worse, was slumming on another Disney site."
My goodness, I just figured he was off doing something more important than looking at lame Disneyland blogs!
I gather from Corinne's tone that Chuck will ultimately be OK, though it will be a while before we hear from him again. So it couldn't hurt for all of us to send him our best thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery.
Get well soon, Chuck!