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Mike lives in Phoenix, Arizona and has two claims to fame. The first is that he was born the day Disneyland opened. So, yes, he is old. The second is that he is the funniest internal auditor in the profession of internal auditing. Yes, a very low bar. Yes, this is akin to being the sanest person in the asylum. So why not combine those two great achievements? Why not combine that love for Disneyland with a slightly offbeat sense of humor? I guess we'll all find out.
The debate among Disney fans has raged for years.  Which is better – Disneyland or Disneyworld?  Well, we finally have an answer.  A thoroughly researched and unbiased analysis has been completed, and below are the results. Disneyland Walt Disney world The Happiest...
It’s Thanksgiving time and we all have a lot to be thankful for. That includes some things that are very specific to us Disney fans. In case you need a reminder, here’s a quick list. We should all be thankful...
Halloween is near and it is definitely time to start putting together that just-so-perfect Disney-inspired costume. But, maybe you’re tired of the same old, same old. If so, here are a few suggestions that are a twist on the...
Any day can be April Fools with Mike Jacka and You've Got To Be Kidding. This time around he's pulled something spooky out of his brain for Halloween at the Disneyland Resort. The Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is just a week...
Time for a quick game of “Would You Rather”. Disney style. Would you rather always see the world as a black-and-white Mickey Mouse cartoon or have everyone else in the world sound like Captain Rex from Star Tours? Would you rather...
You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. We can't guarantee you'll enjoy it, but you'll live longer if you do. The Disney corporation has always maintained a laser-like focus on our fans, ready to provide rapid response and reaction to...
Just a little over two years ago I introduced you to an amazing man…the most interesting Disneyland fan in the world.  Let’s revisit this extraordinary individual and remind ourselves what it is that makes him so…interesting. He always picks the shortest...
Do you have a Disney Bucket List? Mike does . . . and a sick sense of humor to go with it. Take a look at this roster of things to do before you die and let us know...
Math can be fun. Wait! Don’t run away! Seriously, math can be fun. All you need is a little something extra – a certain spin – to make math both entertaining and relevant. So, to help young and old alike...
When the Imagineers get rolling they come up with some incredible ideas. Unfortunately, they don’t all get made. Even some of the best fall by the wayside. (I don’t know about you, but I’d still give almost anything to ride the version...
It can be hard to face reality. And how much harder is it when you have reached the pinnacle of your career, only to be thrown into the dustbin of history. Such is the fate of Disney’s extinct attractions....
It’s been quite a while since my last “You’ve Got To Be Kidding” post.  I want you to know that I’ve got a lot of really good excuses, and I was prepared to share each and every one of...
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for ending their 108-year championship drought! (And condolences to the fans of the Cleveland Indians. But look at it this way; you only have 40 years to go.)  So, with Chicago’s long wait over, following is...
You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax and allow yourself to smile . . . A lot going on around the park these days. Here’s a few stories you may have missed. Pumpkin Spice Makes a Big Splash In...
You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Allow yourself a chuckle or two and enjoy today's edition. You might just help a friend or family member solve a serious medical condition. Is the thrill gone? Are you finding it harder...
You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Let yourself have a little fun for a moment. Let’s face it.  Many of us have been to Disney parks a number of times and, while the cavalcade of excitement never diminishes, sometimes...
You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. settle in and enjoy yourself. The results are in and the 10th Anniversary Gumball Rally is becoming another fond memory. However, before it all fades away, let's revisit the excitement with a list...
The biggest race that you may not be following closely is who will replace Tom Staggs as the heir apparent of Disney CEO Bob Iger. But you won't get a straight answer in this column. You've Got to be...
Welcome to another edition of You've Got To Be Kidding. This column is parody. Allow yourself a chuckle or two. We often hear the debate. Which is better – Disney animation or live action movies? Recently, while sitting in a...
You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax, and allow yourself to have a bit of fun! Few people have noted the hidden connections that exist between Shakespeare and Disney.  However, a close perusal of the bard’s works...

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