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Monday, June 9, 2008

Mickey Mouse!

Magnet #108 - Donald Duck

Donald Duck!

I always feel sorry for the attention-starved Donald during the Mickey Mouse Club theme song.

So, in honor of the most recognized Disney character after Mickey, I give you: Donald Duck Day. No, I swear! Look it up for yourself. This day in 1934, he made his first appearance in The Wise Little Hen.

Sigh. Oh, the places I could go with this Donald post.
  • My high-school crush which resulted in a penchant for all things Donald.
  • My identification with Donald's anger management problem.
  • My wonderment as to why he wears a little sailor hat, but has no sailor bottoms.
  • My realization that Huey, Dewey and Louie were his nephews...but does that mean Donald has a brother or a sister I don't remember?
  • What prompted him to head to Latin America to become one of the Three Caballeros? (Which by the way, I totally added to the top of my Netflix queue. Why am I the only one who remembers Jose Carioca?)
Yeah, ok. So, obvi, too much time spent wondering about this duck. Which is weird, since I hate birds. But, that's a magnet for another day.
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The Geek said...

Right there with you, Joy. I love Donald. I had a friend when I was little who could imitate his quacking-freak-out noise, and I'm sure, looking back, I drove her bonkers by requesting it as much as I did.

And personally, I think Don took his south-of-the-border vacation to get away from a girl and pressures of every day life. Like Billy Crystal in City Slickers. :-)


G said...

"My wonderment as to why he wears a little sailor hat, but has no sailor bottoms."
Nope, he doesn't wear pants, but did you notice that when he gets out of a bathtub, he wraps a towel around his waist? Makes you wonder what he's covering ...

joy said...

OMG, GG! You reminded me of this one little guy (Little Brian, versus Big Brian the one who misspelled his name as Brain in first grade), who used to do the Donald voice. Wow, I can't believe I forgot that guy. Hey, thanks! I'm soooo going to FB him! :-)

And, v...I can't believe I never thought about the towel thing. Ewww...poor somewhat anatomically incorrect Disney characters.