Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Archive for May, 2012

May

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2012

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Disney Legend Bob Gurr on creating his Disneyland rides

"Since Walt wanted the Matterhorn Bobsleds to open in just over a year later, along with a Submarine Voyage, a larger Autopia, and a Monorail, he asked if it could be built faster. He asked me to design a bobsled and two track layouts. He asked Arrow Development, Walt’s favorite outside manufacturer, to find a way. Arrow said bent up pipe would be the quickest way, thus it turned out to be the world’s first steel pipe coaster. See, Walt

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May

25

2012

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10 failed movies and TV shows redeemed by later success

At the time? Embarrassing. Now? Fun! Strange how a few years makes you see the joy that was intended.

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May

24

2012

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You hate songs in the second person

Second person isn't just a way of announcing, I'm a musical! I'm talking metaphorically about abstract concepts! It's also a way for writers to distance themselves from the toughest feelings their creations have. As if to apologize for the absurdity of breaking into song, lyricists use You to provide some intellectual breathing room. It's the hot mitt of musical emotion.

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May

11

2012

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There’s a plaque for everything

Tweet Jimmy Carter spent two nights here in 1994. Steinhatchee, Florida.

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May

11

2012

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Revisiting Rosewood, Florida, today [WATCH]

We pass desultory intersections like Rosewood's every day. And we will never know how many of them were once the settings for brutal events, in which Americans, believing they were right and on the side of God, were in fact the instruments of something sinister and evil.

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May

8

2012

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A little of my recent work

I round up a few links to a selection of the coolest things I've been up to in the past few months.

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