Print your own MAPO stickers, declare your goods to be of bespoke Disney manufacture


21 Responses to “Print your own MAPO stickers, declare your goods to be of bespoke Disney manufacture”

  1. Pedantic Douchebag says:

    Something something anti-Semitism.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:


      • Pedantic Douchebag says:

        1) “Something something (insert a punchline that has to do with the subject of the post)” is shorthand for when you can’t think of a funny enough joke about said subject, so you make a meta joke about making a joke.

        2) “Walt Disney was an anti-Semite” is an ancient meme/joke, dating back to before the internet; probably starting when he hosted Leni Riefenstahl back in the 1930s, or maybe because of his association with the MPAPAI. No one can really find any substantive proof that he was an anti-Semite, in fact, the opposite would seem to be true, to a degree.

  2. Sarge Misfit says:

    Um, wouldn’t using those be a form of IP infringement?

    • Nah, that character is part of our collective culture. And since that’s where Disney gets most of their characters, I feel certain that they’d express nothing but warm, fuzzy, happy feelings at the idea of people paying tribute like this.

    • nickgb says:

      Yeah, this is just about the most clear-cut case of trademark infringement I have ever seen.

  3. I thought it was almost impossible to out-niche the old payphone project site. This post has probably done it.

  4. pjcamp says:

    There’s something deeply weird in the idea of Herbert Hoover having an actuator frame.

    Also, “I want my Mapo!” How many people are old enough to get that joke?

  5. Grey Devil says:

    I believe it’s rather strange printing counterfeit stickers to slap onto stuff. I’d be more behind the idea if it was ironic or humorous but this just seems odd.

  6. jerwin says:

     It tells you who’s boss and is a marker of almost every attraction of real value at Walt Disney World – it’s the fabulous MAPO sticker.
    MAPO manufactured basically everything that ended up in Disneyland or Walt Disney World between 1964 and 1990 

    So… almost everything built in the last twenty years is worthless?

    • Marc Mielke says:

      Just not made by Mary Poppins anymore. I suspect Disney might have taken over Santa’s workshop and just has elven sweat shop labour do everything these days.

  7. BillStewart2012 says:

    Put one on your tofu?

  8. Petr R. says:

    Um, wouldn’t using those be a form of IP infringement? 

    • “After some careful cutting, you too can make all of your furniture, and even your pets, a part of Disney history!”

      You plan on selling your pets as authentically made by Disney?

      • autark says:

        150 years from now some kid on Disney owned, corporatized, reality TV version of Antiques Roadshow will refer to an archive of this thread when she debunks the authenticity of great great grand kid Doctorow’s memorabilia collection.

  9. Dave Lloyd says:

    Love the use of “The Godfather” font!

  10. hakuin says:

    Truly the age of Mappo.

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