Profound Insights

  1. I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
  2. Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back.
  3. Half the people you know are below average.
  4. 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
  5. 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  6. A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
  7. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  8. If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
  9. All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.
  10. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  11. I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met.
  12. OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
  13. How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?
  14. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
  15. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
  16. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  17. Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
  18. Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  19. I intend to live forever; so far, so good.
  20. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
  21. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
  22. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
  23. My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.”
  24. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
  25. If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
  26. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
  27. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  28. The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
  29. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
  30. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
  31. The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.
  32. The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
  33. Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don’t have film.
  34. If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

My First Visit To Disneyland

Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opened on July 17, 1955.

The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits.

My first visit was the following year when I was 12 years old. My mother took my sister, who was then ten, and me to Disneyland. We even stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. It was one of the highlights of my life. The video below was taken that year and was restored, so the quality is quite good. This is the Disneyland that I first remember.

Many years later, I moved to Yorba Linda, which is fairly close to Anaheim, so we spent a lot of time there with our three daughters,

Over the years there have been many changes, including the addition of Disney California Adventure.

Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion.