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Cover Blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

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Quoting from Toontown Through A Keyhole

Huzzah! Here’s the cover blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? Sounds like a must read, don’t cha think?

Hard-boiled gumshoe Eddie Valiant lands a plum job as Gary Cooper’s bodyguard while Coop scouts locations for his next movie—a screwball comedy titled Hi, Toon! But Eddie’s dream job quickly turns into a nightmare. The film’s being shot in Toontown, and Coop’s co-star turns out to be none other than Roger Rabbit.

Eddie’s a big fan of Coop. Of Roger? Not so much.

Now a sinister hoodlum is threatening to murder Coop if the movie gets made. Before long, Eddie, Coop, Roger, and the ever-glamorous Jessica Rabbit are embroiled in a mystery that could destroy Toontown. When Roger bites off more Toonish trouble than Eddie can swallow, the answer to the question Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? suddenly becomes no laughing matter.

For more information, look here. And follow Gary on Twitter at @GaryKWolf & @GaryKWolf_WWRR.

Full disclosure: I was asked to write a blurb for Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? — not the one I quoted above — and was given a free review copy to do that. Stay Tooned!

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How to lock in the price of your used iPhone now, send it in when you get a new iPhone

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As the launch date of Apple’s new iPhone gets closer, the value of your old iPhones tends to depreciate rather quickly.

But thanks to what Gazelle announced today, you can lock in the price of your used iPhone now, then send it in to Gazelle for cash when you have your new iPhone in your eager hands.

This means instead of having the usual 30-day price lock guarantee, it is now extended to up to 50 days (for orders placed between now and September 10, 2013) — you can hold on to your current iPhone until October 15th to send it to Gazelle, giving you plenty of time to transition to your new iPhone. And with this new Extended Price Lock Guarantee you’ll lock in today’s price no matter if the value of your old iPhone goes down after the new iPhone comes out.

Apple is expected to announce new iPhones on September 10th with availability rumored to be on September 20th.

“Our price lock promotion allows savvy consumers to maximize the value of their old iPhone and lets them wait until after the new iPhone is here to send in their old one,” said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer, Gazelle. “In many cases we pay enough to cover the full cost of upgrading to a new phone. We’ve been doing this quietly for years to help our customers get great value despite the potential challenges of getting their hands on a new iPhone in the early days of a launch, and we’re delighted to extend the price lock program even further this year.”

You can trade in every model of the iPhone except the first-generation one. Values go as high as $350 for an unlocked 64GB iPhone 5.

Here’s what to do: Go to Gazelle using this link, select “iPhone,” then use their online form to select what model and carrier you have, and the condition of your phone. They’ll quote a price and send shipping materials to you for free. After locking in your price, simply send Gazelle your old iPhone by October 15th and they’ll send you the cash. They even pay for shipping your old iPhone to them so you don’t have to.

20130823-125829.jpgAnd by using this link to Gazelle that I’m giving you, get an extra $10 reward on your first trade-in!

In addition, earn an additional 5% by taking payment with an Amazon gift card instead of a check. It’s your choice!

I’ve used Gazelle to get cash for my old iPhones for years and I recommend them highly. I first blogged about it here.

Follow Roger Rabbit creator Gary K. Wolf on Twitter. P-p-p-please!

20130824-161840.jpgRoger Rabbit fans: You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movie and shorts, you even might have found his Facebook page… But do you follow Gary K. Wolf on Twitter? P-p-p-please do! He’s there as @GaryKWolf & @GaryKWolf_WWRR.

P-p-p-please follow him, then welcome Gary to the twitterverse!

Back to the Contemporary… in the 70s… with my iPhone

20130824-111422.jpgI had a weird but wonderful dream last night in which I went to WDW’s Contemporary Hotel back in the 70s but I still had my iPhone 5. I took lots of videos!

The Contemporary Tower’s Grand Canyon Concourse looked amazing. Cast Members were very interested in the iPhone and very friendly.

After posting about that on Twitter this morning, @Tekneek replied: “@DisneyEcho They were friendly because they were scared of Future Man and his gadget.”

Haha! No, not scared, but they were very puzzled at videos I showed them of Disneyland Paris that I had earlier saved onto my iPhone (back in my home time) from the official Disneyland Paris website. 🙂

Battery life on my iPhone sucked because there was no WiFi and no cellphone reception at all back then… because those didn’t exist yet. When I remembered that my iPhone was wasting power searching for non-existent not-invented-yet signals, at that point in my dream I put the iPhone into Airplane mode and battery life improved. 😉

When I woke up none of the videos I took in my dream were still on my iPhone, so I can’t post them.

I’m making $215 $230 selling my old iPhone 4S to @gazelle but you could get even more!

20130823-125829.jpgYes, I locked in a deal of getting $215 UPDATE: $230 for selling my old iPhone 4S. Here’s how you’ll get cash for your used iPhone, other cellphone, MacBook or other electronic gadgets from @gazelle: Use my link to get an extra $10 reward on your first trade-in! Gazelle extra $10 reward

Plus, when you choose to sell your gadget to @gazelle, you can get your money in a check or earn an additional 5% by taking payment with an Amazon gift card. It’s your choice!

I’ve sold my old iPhones with @gazelle for many years and have always had an excellent experience with them. Any questions? Leave a reply here and I’ll help.

Give @gazelle a try and make money from your old gadgets: Gazelle extra $10 reward

UPDATE: I checked back later in the day and the offer price had gone UP by ten dollars! So, I cancelled the agreement that they’d pay me $215 and then made a new agreement for $230.

Walt Disney Imagineering changed the voice of Mara in the “Indiana Jones Adventure” at Disneyland

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UPDATE: Be sure to read the great news in this article’s comments!
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Return the ominous voice of Mara at Disneyland to its former glory! Let your “true” voice be heard, as Mara’s once was! Sign the online petition here.

Why I signed it: I was so fortunate as to have my first experience riding the Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland way back when it was one of the highlights of the official Disneyana Convention one of the few times that convention was held by The Walt Disney Company at Disneyland rather than Walt Disney World. It was so long ago that all the effects in the attraction were still working as designed! Each time since then that I’ve returned, I’ve always enjoyed being warned by the ominous voice of Mara in that booming way of his. Imagine my surprise to hearing a recording of it this week and how I unimpressive it now sounds after being changed! I implore you, give back to us Disney fans the original voice of Mara! With any luck, you will restore it before my next vacation to my favorite place on earth, the Disneyland Resort. Whatever team changed Mara’s voice are certainly acting like “foolish mortals”!

See the new effects, which are great, and hear the not-great new voice on YouTube.

Again, please sign the online petition here.

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UPDATE: And, again, be sure to read the great news in this article’s comments!
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Gary K. Wolf’s long-awaited 3rd Roger Rabbit novel

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Hey, Roger Rabbit fans!

Gary K. Wolf has a Facebook page — “Fans of Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? — where you can keep up to date on all the latest developments about Gary’s long-awaited 3rd Roger Rabbit novel.

Check it out: “Fans of Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?.

Gary also writes on his blog: Toontown Through a Keyhole. That’s fun, too!


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