The excellent Disney history blog Progress City is kickstarting a book of its best articles, including several that are substantially rewritten and polished for the project. $15 gets you a PDF, $30 for a paperback.
The Progress City Primer is a new collection of historical essays about the Walt Disney Company and its theme parks. Section topics include Walt himself, the Disney Imagineers, the history of Walt Disney World, classic Epcot Center, and never-built attractions and resorts.
We've scoured the archives of the Progress City U.S.A. blog for our favorite articles and essays from the last seven years. Each essay has been updated, expanded, or completely rewritten, and a number of entirely new articles will be included as well.
The book is currently projected to run about 300 pages, and it will include black and white photographs.
In addition we hope that this new release will be the first in a series of Disney historical publications. Research is already underway on several new titles, and additional funding raised here will go to help speed their completion. Any extra funding on this Kickstarter will go to ensure the creation of new books, stories, podcasts, and other projects from Progress City.
Martin Shkreli, the hedge-fund douche-bro who hiked the price of an off-patent drug used by AIDS and cancer patients from $13.50 to $750, then promised to lower the prices after becoming the Most Hated Man on the Internet did no such thing, because he is a liar.
A leaked recording made of a conference call posted by the Edison Electric Institute, which lobbies for the power industry, reveals lobbyists for high pollution companies talking about how they can exploit the Syrian refugee crisis to get a rider inserted into a pending bill that would kill the EPA’s Waters of the United States […]
Yesterday, Dell was advising customers not to try to uninstall the bogus root certificate it had snuck onto their Windows machine, which would allow attackers to undetectably impersonate their work intranets, bank sites, or Google mail. Today, they apologized and offered an uninstaller — even as we’ve learned that at least one SCADA controller was […]
These knitted gloves are here to save the day (and your hands) with an ultra-comfy, double-layer that will allow you to stay warm and use your phone. Now you can take photos on the fly, text, Tinder, and more without letting freezing temperatures get in your way. Plus they work with all touchscreens, so no […]
Carrying this EDC card is like slinging around a handheld toolbox wherever you go. Its minimal design is small enough to fit in your wallet’s billfold, and it’s TSA-compliant so you’ll never leave it behind. It’s got hex wrenches, metric and imperial rulers, flathead and Phillip’s screwdrivers, and a bottle opener so that you’re ready […]