I had this idea a long time ago to open a Chinese restaurant where, at the end of the meal, everyone at the table would get a personalized fortune in their fortune cookie. We’d pull it off by bugging each of the tables, and listening in on people’s private dinner conversations. So, if, let’s say, a man and a woman were breaking up over dinner – the woman might get a fortune saying, “You’re better off without him. He called a woman named Mindy when you were in the bathroom.” Anyway, that was the idea, and, until today, I thought that it was mine alone. But, just now, while reading the Pop Candy blog, I found out that there’s something similar at Disneyland – or at least there was – in a private, members-only area called Club 33. (The club, started in 1967, by the way, costs $10,000 to join.)


I can’t even begin to imagine how cool it would be to be the person hiding in the secret room, listening in on peoples’ conversations, and projecting snappy comments out, through the beak of an animatronic carcass-picker.

This entry was posted in Ideas, Other and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Brackinald Achery
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I feel like that. It’s awesome.

  2. Ed
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I wonder if there are tape recordings of this vulture in action. I’d be interested to hear his voice.

  3. Al
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Does someone have a carcass I can use. I’d love to make one of these and leave it somewhere, like at the Sidetrack, on someone’s table. A raccoon should work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Jodi Lynn