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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Metaphor

What else can you expect from the Most Converged Place on Earth?
The Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride broke down just minutes after opening today as part of Disney’s $1 billion Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

“Rise of the resistance broke down after about 18 minutes,” one park guest tweeted.
No corporation, however massive, can escape the consequences of corporate cancer once it contracts the disease.

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59 Comments:

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother December 05, 2019 1:48 PM  

¡Qué lástima!

Blogger Longtime Lurker December 05, 2019 2:11 PM  

Engineer Schiff strikes again!

Blogger Argus Bacchus December 05, 2019 2:15 PM  

Diversity is their strength.

Blogger Jay Will December 05, 2019 2:18 PM  

There's no fun if you don't break something that works...... but in the upside down world came a dark Lord.

Blogger Latigo3 December 05, 2019 2:20 PM  

Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!
Actually, the Vincent Price laugh would be appropriate here.

Blogger Warunicorn December 05, 2019 2:23 PM  

What's amusing is the tweet from that one dude who thought it was awesome before it broke down about 75% of the way through. Is this dude happy with mediocrity? lol

Blogger Cataline Sergius December 05, 2019 2:30 PM  

Not a surprise in the least.

Disney Parks are starting to frequently have these kind of problems with high visibility rides, when they never used to.

Another big example was Disney World's new Skyliner pods that were launched this fall.

Also there is no way in hell you would catch me on one. It is not that I’m worried about them falling it is because Bob Chapek decided (and he had to have been the guy with the final say on this) to save money by not installing air conditioning in the gondolas. Orlando is usually hot. Damn hot and in July it gets all the way up to fucking hot. I can’t look at one of these things without thinking, “oh no! Not the BOX!”

Now they are well ventilated and chug along at a good enough clip to create a cross breeze. The problem is what would happen if they stopped moving?

On October 6, Disney Guests got to find out. The Skyliner system came screeching to a halt and stayed halted for three hours. Every five minutes a loud voice blared, “Skyliner system has halted!” at it’s prisoners.

The only thing that kept matters at “major inconvenience,” instead of “corporate disaster,” was the fact that it was past ten at night and it was October.

Blogger RobertDWood December 05, 2019 2:32 PM  

Gotta check those thermal exhaust ports. Every. Day.

Blogger Silent Draco December 05, 2019 2:33 PM  

"Commence primary ignition." (oops)

Ctl-Alt-Panic

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei December 05, 2019 2:34 PM  

So much for using the Force.

Guess Habiba thought the hydrospanner was a back scratcher.

Blogger YIH December 05, 2019 2:34 PM  

I thought having Rise of the Resistance was way optimistic for a Dec. 5 (they picked that day because it's Walt's birthday. From everything I've heard this "trackless ride system" is cutting edge tech (cars guided by Wi-Fi, ect.) and the Disneyland version has had even more issues which is why it may open next month.

Blogger VFM Bear December 05, 2019 2:44 PM  

The Empire Struck Back!

Blogger Damelon Brinn December 05, 2019 2:50 PM  

Did they name the Resistance in the movies after the anti-Trump whiners, or vice-versa?

Blogger rognuald December 05, 2019 2:51 PM  

Too much resistance.

Blogger Oswald December 05, 2019 2:56 PM  

The force is not with them.

Blogger anorganicbear December 05, 2019 3:00 PM  

Wait, they made minorities stand in line? Racist!

Blogger Joeplanet December 05, 2019 3:01 PM  

Same company that sent a few folks to the hospital the same week they launched the sky tram gondola system, and blamed it all on the manufacturer.

Blogger Austin December 05, 2019 3:01 PM  

Roller coasters designed and built by all the people previously excluded from the roller coaster industry! Enjoy the ride!

Blogger Beau December 05, 2019 3:05 PM  

¡Qué lástima!

Ai Adai

Blogger Jim December 05, 2019 3:07 PM  

Think that's bad? Disney originally installed the tracks upside down.

Blogger John Bradley December 05, 2019 3:08 PM  

If this had happened in the old days (impossible) Walt would've had some VP and lead engineers consigned to wearing the Mouse suit for a couple weeks in the summer as punishment for this embarassment.

In modern-day Disney, I'm sure the guilty parties will be given a pat on the head for being so wonderfully diverse. Competency is just a metric that White Men use to oppress women and minorities, after all.

(See also "pedestrian bridge in Florida")

Blogger Karen took the Kids December 05, 2019 3:14 PM  

Rest assured, the transracial disabled gender queer engineers were on hand for a swift fix.

Blogger Griffin the Grey December 05, 2019 3:16 PM  

Apparently all the people are okay, but, tragically, the train isn't fine.

Sad times.

Blogger Jeroth December 05, 2019 3:23 PM  

Alaska Airlines seems to be heavily converged as well "We pledge to increase our African American female pilots by 2025." Not just vague appeals to diversity. Not just saying they want female pilots. But specifically black female pilots.

Blogger TheMaleRei December 05, 2019 3:29 PM  

From everything I've heard the ride is very cutting edge, very advanced, so advanced that they don't fully know what they think they're doing...
Rather like when Test Track opened up at EPCOT about 20 years ago or more. That thing atill goes down at least once a day.
Star Wars latest foray is going to be a mess for a long time.
All rushed to meet the Holiday season.

Blogger TheMaleRei December 05, 2019 3:34 PM  

Something else about the new ride.
I watched a vid on YouTube that spoiled the whole ride and the theming looks okay enough, but the actual ride itself is underwhelming at best. The refurbished Star Tours ride from five odd years ago is far superior, especially since it has 100% fewer references to the Disney Trilogy.

Blogger Zaklog the Great December 05, 2019 3:50 PM  

Regrettably, this is why I expect the food and service quality at CFA to drop precipitously over the next few years. You cannot betray the spirit of a group and still have it perform the same.

I know they're just another fast food place at this point, but they still have pretty good food, especially if you're trying to maintain a healthy diet. But what will happen going forward . . . ? Probably the food and the service are both going to go downhill.

Blogger Dwayne Thundergrit December 05, 2019 3:58 PM  

@21
(See also "pedestrian bridge in Florida")

California high speed rail could be equally interesting.

Blogger lazlo azavaar December 05, 2019 4:12 PM  

There's something very symbolic about all this, but I can't put my finger on it.

Blogger Stilicho December 05, 2019 4:13 PM  

Don't get on a ride at Diversity World or Diversityland if you value your life. I am not surprised that the physical assets are following the pattern set by Diversity Studio's movies, flagship acquisitions like ESPN, etc. I am only surprised that Diversity Mouse wasn't the one to kill Sports Illustrated.

The Google Archipelego may yet beat them in the race to unsupportable incompetence though. It doesn't have the legacy properties or brand loyalty to help prolong the decline and is even more inclined to rule by woke mob veto.

Blogger Matamoros December 05, 2019 4:23 PM  

Off Topic. Vox has repeatedly mentioned the importance of decentralized resistance. It appears that this is appearing in Russia - http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/12/russian-authorities-unsure-how-to-react.html

Blogger Noah B. December 05, 2019 4:32 PM  

When R2's not happy, nobody's happy.

Blogger Barbarossa December 05, 2019 4:42 PM  

@24 In fairness to Alaska Airlines, since it's both Alaska and a job requiring some mental ability, if they hire just one, they'll be able to claim an infinite percentage increase, demonstrating a true commitment to DIE-versity. Then they'll shut the program down and put their quota hire on the Barrow (or whatever the hell they call the place now) to Willow run, hauling rancid seal pelts in the back of a DC-3.

Blogger Jeroth December 05, 2019 5:48 PM  

Barbarossa wrote:In fairness to Alaska Airlines, since it's both Alaska and a job requiring some mental ability, if they hire just one, they'll be able to claim an infinite percentage increase

They already have four. And judging from the photo, I'm a little doubtful about the mental ability.

Blogger Damelon Brinn December 05, 2019 5:56 PM  

Every now and then these days something happens that reminds me of when things were breaking down in Atlas Shrugged. Sounds like we're getting closer to the Taggart Tunnel crash. It'll probably happen for the same reason: people detached from reality will demand that something go forward for political reasons, and those who know better will fade out of the way to protect themselves.

Blogger Sargent.matrim December 05, 2019 6:05 PM  

Wow. That's hilarious.

Blogger rumpole5 December 05, 2019 6:47 PM  

It's sad. I remember the Disney World of the middle to late 80s. It was very much in line with the mainstream patriotic theme, 1950s Daniel Boone, coonskin cap culture, and everything was about as perfect as it could be physically. All that changed in the 90s, things declined noticeably, both in theme and in physical condition. The last straw for me was getting on a monorail car with my young son to find a gaggle of florid homos on one of Disney's gay days. I don't think that I've been back since the turn of the century.

Blogger JG December 05, 2019 7:07 PM  

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Blogger papabear December 05, 2019 7:14 PM  

@27 Can't be imposing white people standards of etiquette on the CFA employees, especially when it starts to become diverse.

Blogger Al K. Annossow December 05, 2019 7:14 PM  

It's easy to lose your way when you have a one track mind.

Blogger Amethyst Dominica December 05, 2019 7:38 PM  

Funny. There used to be a country where things were notoriously shoddy, people had to wait in line for inferior products, and it was basically a huge laughingstock that put ideology in front of performance. It was called the Soviet Union, and we in the West used to laugh at it.

I never thought I'd live long enough to see us BECOME it...

Blogger JG December 05, 2019 7:53 PM  

Speaking of the horrors of convergence, Victoria's Secret has chubby models now disgracing the Pink product line.

Victoria's Secret is owned by L Brands, CEO is Les Wexler, a long time friend of Jeffery Epstein. Wexler now claims that Epstein stole from him. Rumor has it Epstein's NYC mansion was given to him by Wexler.

Coincidence, I think not.

Blogger God Emperor Memes December 05, 2019 7:58 PM  

I guess Rose was too heavy for that ride.

Blogger bobby December 05, 2019 8:28 PM  

It wasn't ready - but it opened, and ran (however briefly.)

So, scheduling bonuses were paid and late penalties weren't assessed. The ride was officially turned over from the builders to the park, which had to sign off on it in order to put customers onto the ride.

And it obviously wasn't ready.

Lots of people were endangered in order to accomplish this.

Consider that if you are about to board a ride in the future. There might be a bunch of people in a room watching you on camera and crossing their fingers.

Blogger spinoza December 05, 2019 8:53 PM  

Consider the largest gold mine in the world cost only 3 billion to become fully operational and sustainable... ich bin raus.

Blogger Calvin809 December 05, 2019 9:14 PM  

The ebonics over the air traffic radio would be maddening.

Blogger JG December 05, 2019 10:39 PM  

The Roku unauthorized.tv app is operational! Woot!

Blogger Lazarus December 05, 2019 10:51 PM  

NFL news: Trubisky redemption?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 05, 2019 11:37 PM  

OT: Kirk Durston on the inevitable connection between sexual immorality and civilizational collapse.
It's Science, people!

Blogger Damelon Brinn December 05, 2019 11:50 PM  

Lots of people were endangered in order to accomplish this.


Combine the blessings of diversity with the eagerness of our tech overlords to beta-test toys like driverless cars on the general public as soon as possible, and I'd think twice about getting on any kind of public conveyance. If you have to go among the tall buildings at all, keep your head on a swivel. The thing that breaks loose and slams into you might not be a parade balloon.

Blogger One Deplorable DT December 06, 2019 3:30 AM  

@28 - California high speed rail could be equally interesting.

It's being abandoned by the state with the highest welfare and homelessness levels in the nation. Who would have thought that building high speed rail would be a problem when your tax paying population is sinking financially? Shame we can't get some entertainment value out of it since they've already wasted billions.

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei December 06, 2019 4:07 AM  

A convergence that ties together several threads on this blog.

Two quick notes:

1. "An expert on far-right hate groups from the Anti-Defamation League said the GFBD phrase -- an omerta used to discourage snitching -- likely started among outlaw biker gangs and was at some point adopted by members of the Aryan Brotherhood."

Nothing like a definite maybe.

2. And likely the real reason behind this kerfuffle: "When asked why ESPN was discouraged from using the phrase if no one at West Point was aware of its problematic origins, an academy spokesman said the athletic department officials were concerned that any motto that uses the word "God" might be misinterpreted as the military espousing religion and might create problems for an institution that works hard to keep matters of church and state separate.

Blogger Section 8A December 06, 2019 6:27 AM  

I think you refer tangentially to Chuck Johnson 'diabolically' making a financial killing on stuff like this in your latest book. News like this must be the mother lode as even normies can imagine a broken down ride with their kid stuck on it.

Convergence strikes again.

Blogger mrpinks December 06, 2019 6:30 AM  

On a positive note, Israel Folau has triumphed against Rugby Australia and had an undisclosed pay out (around the $8M mark). This marks a major win against one converged business and their sponsor who pushed for it, QANTAS airways, whose gay CEO was majorly butt hurt by Folau's twitter post.

Blogger Dan in Georgia December 06, 2019 7:27 AM  

Hey! Wat dat white stuff? It col hea!

Blogger Dwayne Thundergrit December 06, 2019 8:21 AM  

@51 Shame we can't get some entertainment value out of it since they've already wasted billions.

Well just as long as those billions lined all the right pockets I'm sure the great minds running California don't consider them wasted.

Regards

Blogger Brad December 06, 2019 10:14 AM  

"It's a metaphor, but it really happened."

-Dodgeball

Blogger Balam December 06, 2019 2:41 PM  

@Snidely Whiplash
That was a good summary to read, I had the idea that sexual immorality correlated with empire decline but I did not think it was so closely linked that it was practically mathematical law, down to three generations of time til destruction/ascension.

If we were to use it as a predictive model things are looking up for a new mega Caliphate.
Infogalactic: ''A 2014 Pew study on global morality found that premarital sex was considered particularly unacceptable in "predominantly Muslim nations", such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt, each having over 90% disapproval, while people in Western European countries were the most accepting, with Spain, Germany and France expressing less than 10% disapproval.''

Blogger God Emperor Memes December 06, 2019 3:51 PM  

https://babylonbee.com/news/rise-of-skywalker-to-introduce-first-lesbian-at-at

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