Tuesday Night Grab Bag O’ Thoughts

1.  Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island went out of business back on Saturday September 27TH 2008. Apparently people began lining up at the entrances to the ‘Downtown Disney’ section at 9 AM that morning just so that they could get in to the joint for one last party to go. From what I’ve read at Wikipedia it was the biggest party that Pleasure Island had seen since its hey day of the mid-to-late-1990s. I believe it too. I spent a lot of time there for about a dozen years from 1994 to 2006. I saw a once-thriving nightclub district begin to diminish and die a slow death as this current decade continued on.

1989-2008

Rest In Peace: 1989-2008

2.  Back in July when gas prices were hovering right around $4 per gallon I boldly stated that they would plummet to the $3.25 to $3.50 range in time for Thanksgiving. Later on I got even more outrageous by stating that gas prices would collapse by at least a dollar per gallon. And so here we are. Average gas prices are now below $3 per gallon in 17 out of 50 states, and several cities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas now have gas near $2.50 per gallon. Want my next ludicrous prediction ?  Tune in next Tuesday night.

3.  Get ready for a real-life wintertime cold front to sweep through South Florida this weekend. Get ready for our rainy season to come to an abrupt end. Get ready to shock everything metallic in sight as the relative humidity plummets towards arid conditions. Get ready for temperatures early in the morning in the refreshing mid-60s !  Yeah you heard me !

4.  I received my absentee ballot for the upcoming election in the mail last week. Maybe this Saturday I will declare it to be ‘Election Day’ in my living room as I vote on paper and send it on its way via the U.S. Mail.

5.  This young man is cool and smart:

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Your Bro Danny
    Oct 15, 2008 @ 09:15:23

    BRO!!! Our favorite hangout for SO many years is gone!!!????? We’ll never get to go to the Comedy Warehouse again for improv comedy? Or see the fireworks show every night at Midnight??? Or make fun of the ridiculous Adventurer’s Club?? Or make fun of the rowdy bar fights that used to happen at the Country Saloon?? Or hear Blood is Pumpin or Sandstorm at Mannequins while the air jets go off??? Or listen to disco and 70s music at the Retro club?? This is a very very sad day. We had a LOT of fun memories there Bro!!! I am seriously sad about this. I really wish I had known they were closing, as I would have brought Christina to Orlando and met you there so we could relive all those years in one night. =(

    What are they putting there in it’s place??

    I need to change the subject since I am so sad about Pleasure Island closing.. I paid $2.84 per gallon for gas this morning..Discuss.. =(

  2. The Major
    Oct 15, 2008 @ 16:01:50

    I was devastated when I found out about it yesterday afternoon (17 days after the fact), but it’s no shock. Pleasure Island had been slowly dying since around 2000-2001.

    The area formerly known as Pleasure Island is being absorbed on the west side by an expanding Downtown Disney West Side – and on the east side by an expanding Downtown Disney Marketplace.

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