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→ Clemson could charge for some student football tickets

Part of me likes the idea that you can get students who really want to go to football games to pay a little extra for better seats, but I feel like IPTAY already allowed that. Ultimately, not charging students to go to the games was a nice touch and I hope it stays that way.

→ Daisy Ridley Confirms Talks For “Tomb Raider” Reboot

I’m fine with having more franchises built around Ms. Ridley.

→ Doctor Who To Stream Exclusively On Amazon Prime

I don’t really care about this, except for hoping that Amazon gets an actual AppleTV app made.

→ It’s Truck Day, Red Sox Nation!

Woo hoo!! It’s almost Spring Training!!

→ Daniel Bryan Just Announced His Retirement, And Nothing Is Okay Anymore

This is such a bummer.

→ Conroy, Hamill Return for “Justice League Action” on Cartoon Network

Kevin Conroy will always be Batman to me.

→ Clemson claims consecutive top-25 wins for first time in 27 years

This doesn’t take away the sting of the national title game loss, but it’s nice the basketball team isn’t going to be dead last in the conference.

→ John Cena’s Shoulder Surgery Was Successful, So Now He Can Hurry Up And Start Recovering

I hope the WWE uses this period without Cena to do something interesting. Based on the timing, I would think his big return would be at SummerSlam.

→ Breaking News: John Cena Undergoing Shoulder Surgery

Rut roh. Looks like things are about to get really interesting.

→ First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Mads Mikkelsen to play main villain

Cumberbatch looks great. I’m looking forward to this one.

→ Nikki Bella May Have To Retire Her Finisher Because Of The Damage It Did To Her Neck

I’m not the world’s biggest Nikki Bella fan, but I hope she recovers from this. Also, I’m going to miss seeing her do her finisher; it’s probably the best of any female in the WWE.

→ Brandon Stroud’s 10 Best Pro Wrestling Matches Of 2015

Pretty good list. I would have put Sasha v. Bailey from Brooklyn at 1, and bumped the Royal Rumble triple threat down to like 7 or 8, but, overall, it’s a pretty good list.

Server Update Complete. Please Forgive some Duplicate Tweets and RSS Items

I recently moved this site to a newer server and I think the move caused some duplication in my new article tweets. Things should be fixed now, but it might take a bit for all the mistakes to work their way through the queue. Thank you for your patience!

Generic Disney Trip Planning Outline

On a recent episode of Mighty Men of Mouse, they discussed travel outlines, spreadsheets, etc…

Personally, I have always created my travel outlines in OmniOutliner Pro for the Mac, and then synced them over to my iPhone to use on OmniOutliner for iOS. This allows me to easily navigate the outline, closing and opening various sections as I work through things.

My outline is broken down into the following sections:

  • Packing List
  • Things to do Before we Leave
  • Reservations
  • Scheduling Information
  • Daily Itineraries

Most of the categories are probably pretty self explanatory, but I will clarify the difference between Scheduling Information and Daily Itineraries. Scheduling Information is essentially a “times” listing, while Daily Itineraries is the plan for the day. If it turns out that something unexpected changes in the daily plan, then I can use the data in the “Scheduling Information” section to make adjustments on the fly.

If you want to see a generic version of my outline for using OmniOutliner, you can download that here (Kivus Generic Outline)1, and if you want to see what a PDF of it would look like, you can do that here (PDF of Outline). Unfortunately, I doubt the PDF version will be very helpful to you since it is so generic.

  1. This is a “zip” of the OmniOutliner “oo3 file” (which is technically a folder). You’ll have to unzip it before you can use it in OmniOutliner. 

MMoM Listener Community Vacation Survey Results

tl:dr – October was the preferred month.

The Mighty Men of Mouse Listener Community Vacation survey is now over. In total, we got 30 responses, that resulted in the following summaries of data:

Raw Numbers:

Survey Results

Weighted Averages:

Weighted Averages

Further Analysis:

The survey was rated on a 1-5 scale ranging from “Definitely not” to “Yes, I would be there.” It was the numerical values of the responses that created the weighted averages.

Looking at the numbers, it’s clear October and June had the highest “weighted average.” Earlier in the survey, this was because October had a “stars and scrubs”-style set of “yes” and “no” answers, while June was quite balanced. As time progressed however, things evened out across both months.

Ultimately, it was October has 6 more “I would really try, but no guarantees” (i.e. “4” rating on the scale) that toppled June’s 2 more “Yes, I would be there” ratings (i.e., “5” rating on the scale.)

Some other random notes:

  • One of the “definitely notes” for October is Howie. (Boo.)
  • There was one entry that was “definitely not” for all months, and two entires that were “yes” for all months. I sort of ignored those for analysis purposes.

→ Construction permits suggest a return of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights for 2015

Phew. I would be really bummed if Elyssa and I didn’t get to run through those during the Wine & Dine.

→ Stephen Amell from Arrow to Wrestle Stardust at SummerSlam

Interesting. I hope they’re already practicing together to put on some kind of match.

→ Swihart Will Be Called Up After Hanigan Fractures Right Knuckle

This is kind of exciting and also kind of stinks. I am excited to see what Swihart can do, but I also am afraid that the Sox are bringing him up too early.

→ Want to see all the Menus in Epcot?

Eating WDW has you covered.

→ Frozen-based Enteratinment Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

I think this a good move for Disney. It gets more Frozen-based options into the parks, without forcing Disney to commit a large upfront cost, before Disney can figure out if Frozen has staying power.