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From: adam louis stephanides <astephan@students.uiuc.edu>
Subject: (urth) Three Fingers
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:05:46 

On Mon, 15 Jun 1998 Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

> First and foremost, what on earth gives you the eyedea that they're
> _pretending_?

"Captain Hook" tells Michael he will be suffocated with the bonbons, but
Michael has no trouble swallowing the bonbon, and the "Wicked Queen's"
final remark shows that that's what's supposed to happen.

> And, similarly, the knowtion that they're "dressed up" 
> as Disney characters?

Because they remove their masks, and are revealed to be "paunchy
[men/women] in a business suit."  This is all plainly depicted in the
story; unless you've misremembered the ending, I'm missing your point.

> You have to know how fiercely these people protect their trademarks
> to feel this story.  We're talking about a company that brought 
> suit against an urban daycare center because they'd hand-painted
> Disney characters on the walls.

To be sure, knowing the determination with which Disney defends its
copyrights/trademarks adds resonance to the story.  (I'm tempted to make a
joke about how I would rather have Captain Hook et al. after me than
Disney's lawyers, but I'll refrain.)


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