Sunday, January 27, 2019

Indian Village, October 1963

It's a sleepy Sunday, and I don't want to get you guys pumped full of adrenaline by posting something exciting. I CARE. Instead, I'm going to share a few perfectly-fine-but-nothing-special images of the Friendly Indian Village, circa 1963.

Imagine traveling along a river 200 years ago, with no signs of life other than a few woodland critters, when suddenly there's a small village up ahead! People - way out here? Not only surviving, but thriving. Don't be too agog, or we'll hit one of those rocks.

Those folks have got it all figured out. Everyone has his or her role to play, except for the kid on the canoe, who just wants to dance. I was like you, kid, I was like you.


K. Martinez said...

And if one didn't comply to their specific role within the "Indian Village" they were dragged off thirty yards north and dropped into the Sarlaac pit to be slowly digested for a thousand years.

The first pic is nice showing the "rapids" area and Indian Village. Thanks, Major.

TokyoMagic! said...

I like that pic of the Indian Village, taken from a little further back than usual.

Ken, I hope that Star Wars Land does have a Sarlaac pit. I also hope it is part of all the "interactive" features that Disney keeps touting. I'd love to see a band of Ewoks scoop up a random park guest and throw them into the pit. If they did it every fifteen minutes, it could become that land's version of the Small World Clock.

JC Shannon said...

I like the village pic with the rapids. Very realistic. Maybe the Sarlaac pit will swallow the whole darn thing, and we can get our river back. Major, your comment about dancing reminded me of the John Belushi skit in the cemetery. "I outlived everyone because I'm a dancer!" I myself, am a dancer. Unfortunately I have no rhythm or even basic coordination so I usually go it alone. Kinda like Peewee Herman, but without the bow tie.

Melissa said...

He can dance if he wants to. He can leave his village behind. 'Cause his village don't dance, and if they don't dance, it's probably because everyone has his or her role to play,

Chuck said...

Note that not a single one of the men is wearing a hat.

Major Pepperidge said...

K. Martinez, I know this is controversial, but my favorite Star Wars character is the Sarlaac. I wish he had been featured more, and became pals with Han, Luke, and Leia. (Spin off movie idea, Lucasfilm!).

TokyoMagic!, I like your idea about the Sarlaac pit at Disneyland. How about make it so that if somebody is throw in, they somehow wind up outside the park, unable to get back in without buying another ticket? It might be mean, but that’s the Sarlaac for you. Plus, BONUS REVENUE.

Jonathan, man, that Belushi skit has to go back to season one, or thereabouts. And yet… I remember it! When I dance, people usually assume I am having a seizure, and they jam a stick into my mouth so that I don’t bite my tongue.

Melissa, it took nearly 13 years, but we FINALLY have a “Men Without Hats” reference! Which means that you win the special prize... in which you get to accompany the band on tour for 36 months. Please contact me to redeem this wonderful prize.

Major Pepperidge said...

Chuck, maybe they are wearing hats... IN THEIR MINDS.

Gnometrek said...

There is only one logical exit from the Sarlaac pit. The Sarlacc pit gift shop.

Nanook said...

@ Gnometrek-

'Disney-think' - it's the wonder of the age-! (And don't think they haven't already thought of it...)

Anonymous said...

Always enjoying pics of the FIV.

Thanks Major. I rarely wear a hat in Disneyland and definitely not in the Sarlaac pit. Best part is the belch at the end.