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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:18 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:I like one of the HuffPost comments... DisneyWorld with the death penalty.


Having just spent last Saturday at DisneyLand, I disagree. Singapore is much less expensive than that rip-off money-sucking time waster. I could spend 4 hours with some vapid 5C-chasing SPG at Ku De Ta and not even get laid, but have a better and cheaper time than what Disney costs now.

And sorry for the completely off-topic rant against Disneyland :cool:


Love it! No massage on the fourth floor of DisneyWorld.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Oct 2014 1:02 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:I like one of the HuffPost comments... DisneyWorld with the death penalty.


Having just spent last Saturday at DisneyLand, I disagree. Singapore is much less expensive than that rip-off money-sucking time waster. I could spend 4 hours with some vapid 5C-chasing SPG at Ku De Ta and not even get laid, but have a better and cheaper time than what Disney costs now.

And sorry for the completely off-topic rant against Disneyland :cool:


Love it! No massage on the fourth floor of DisneyWorld.


They don't even give lube when you're told to drop-trouser and wait for yet another 60 minute long queue...

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 2:47 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I like one of the HuffPost comments... DisneyWorld with the death penalty.



'Art not for art's sake, but for its commercial spin-offs is the agenda here. Unlike great arts cities of the world, Singapore works on a Faustian bargain, which swaps political and artistic freedom for profit. Singapore is better planned and better run than most cities, yet writers like William Gibson and Stan Sesser have called it, respectively, ``Disneyland with the death penalty'' and ``the prisoner in the theme park''.'
http://www.singapore-window.org/sw02/021214af.htm

I recognised the expression and so googled for it. I had thought it might be Stan Sesser (an AWSJ columnist, and author), but it's one William Gibson.

['The prisoner in the theme park' is not a reference to the country, but rather the early rival of LKY, later the political prisoner held for life on Sentosa. X-ref: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1348 ... nd_Cruelty].


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