There’s just something about Disneyland that seems to bring out the worst in people.
I flew down to California for a wedding a couple weeks ago. As the old adage says, “When in Anaheim, go to Disneyland and spend all your money.”
It was here, at the end of a long day in the Mecca of princesses, pixies and capitalism that I had an epiphany. What I realized that fateful weekend is that, after millions of years of refinement, humans are still just big dumb animals, only with computers.
It is a typical human trait to hold ourselves in a higher esteem than the rest of the animal kingdom. After all, we invented the internal combustion engine, the bagel dog, the iPod Nano and that little rack that drips all the fat off of bacon when you cook it in the microwave. And the microwave.
Could a gazelle have invented the microwave?
But we also came up with Disneyland, which essentially negates all positive innovations we have achieved as a species.