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(Huffington Post)   ♫ Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me... ♫ Disney legend who helped Walt bring the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion rides to life (and who also wrote that song), has passed away, age 98. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney, The Mickey Mouse Club, The Walt Disney Company, Grim Grinning Ghosts, Haunted Mansion attractions, Mickey Mouse Club  
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2017-09-13 12:08:57 AM  
Maybe he will be one of the 999 happy haunts on the Haunted Mansion ride for all eternity.
 
2017-09-13 02:04:11 AM  
i got to deniro in two:
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2017-09-13 07:32:56 AM  
One of the last of the original Disney Theme Park legends ... lost Marty Sklar and now X Atencio .  These guys' work had such a huge impact on so many people.
 
2017-09-13 07:48:26 AM  
You have to admire a man who made Rapey Pirates into Hungry Pirates.
 
2017-09-13 08:09:27 AM  
Be sure to check out pirates of the pancreas Morty.
 
2017-09-13 08:37:14 AM  
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2017-09-13 08:46:35 AM  

kdawg7736: Maybe he will be one of the 999 happy haunts on the Haunted Mansion ride for all eternity.


... and may his version of post-life rewards involve lots of pirate wenches.
 
2017-09-13 10:09:01 AM  
My two all time favorite rides at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Godspeed, sir.
/ Drink up me hearties, yo ho!
 
2017-09-13 11:21:13 AM  
They were awesome rides. If you had wings was cool as well.
 
2017-09-13 06:07:05 PM  
I always remembered that Xavier was a Colorado boy, RIP good sir.  Oh crap, Marty Sklar died too....I missed that bit of news.
 
2017-09-13 11:27:41 PM  
Many years ago in the days of the Commodore Amiga, many software publishers had tried to copy-protect their diskettes. And, as happened on other platforms, bit copiers were released to crack such protection and allow customers to make backups.

One of them (I forget the name) made very clear that their software was not to be used for copyright infringement, but was only for making legal backups to protect one's software investment. The first screen it displayed was the typical FBI splash screen warning that copyright infringement was against the law.

Then up popped a picture of a seaside cave with an open treasure chest spilling over with gold, jewels, and diskettes. Lots of diskettes. With that song clip from the headline playing in a loop, until one clicked past it to get to the main program. 😁
 
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