What happened? Pleasure Island?
Pleasure Island is a cursed amusement park seen in the 1940 film Pinocchio where it is shown to turn mischievous young boys into donkeys. The park is owned and operated by The Coachman, who made a fortune from his crooked deeds, and is seen in the film when the Coachman brings Pinocchio, Lampwick and a coachload of other boys to the park. Pleasure Island is a theme park located on an island and is accessed there by ferry. It is implied to be an illegal place as hinted by J. Worthington Foulfellow. The Coachman is apparently the owner of the park and takes all the bad boys that Foulfellow and Gideon captured, including Pinocchio and Lampwick, to the island. Apparently, the boys can do whatever they pleased on the island, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, fighting, wrecking the place and other deeds that good children wouldn't do. The boys were also free of the law and any adults or teenagers who could stop them from being naughty. However, unknown to the boys, Pleasure Island in truth actually serves as a trap. Once the boys had enough time being bad, they would turn into donkeys after they made "jackasses" of themselves. The boys would first grow donkey ears, then a tail, their head would turn furry, having donkey hair, their laughing would then become braying, their hands and feet becoming hooves, before losing their ability to talk (though some donkeys like Alexander can still talk) and then finally being on all fours. The donkeys were then rounded up by the Coachman and his minions. The donkeys were then inspected and those who couldn't talk were stripped of their clothes if they still wore any before being put into crates, then taken back to the ferry that took the boys to the island. They were then sold to salt mines, the circus, etc for money. Have a pleasant day.
What happened to Treasure Island Stores in New Jersey?
Ahoy matie! Treasure Island awaits. Treasure Island, a casual furniture retailer, sells outdoor home furnishings (patio tables and chairs, umbrellas, hammocks), home décor (cushions), arts and crafts (florals, frames, needlecrafts), and Christmas items (Christmas trees, lights, wreaths, garlands, candles) through more than a dozen stores in New Jersey and New York. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2006. All of its 16 stores are expected to close by March.
In Pinocchio, how did they turn boys into donkeys on Pleasure Island?
It was the island itself. Remember, in the world of Pinocchio there is an element of magic—and all the characters know it. There are fairies (the Blue Fairy) and even talking animals (like Honest John and Jiminy Cricket). Though a talking puppet was surprising to many, it was just “surprising,” not shocking or unbelievable (well Geppetto was a little shaken up, but he quickly came to terms with it and thought it perfectly possible after realizing it must have been the answer to his wish).Earlier in the movie, when Honest John was being hired to collect “stupid little boys,” he was told that the boys would be taken to “Pleasure Island.” Immediately, the fox gasped, holding his neck and said “Pleasure Island?! But the law!” (implying a possible hanging for the job that was being requested of him).For whatever reason, Pleasure Island is an ominous island that is banned by law. Considering this is a fairy tale, it can be assumed that the island itself was somehow magically cursed. The old man is the only “human” you see on the island. Those helping him are only seen as black shadows with white, circular eyes (and in some shots, you can see they’re actually furry and apish). At one point, the older man even turns red with pointy ears while talking to Honest John, startling both the cat and fox violently.In short, like the fairy and the other non-human characters, I don’t think the person on the island is human. Rather, he’s a being who lures victims to the island with something appealing and then closes them in kind of like a venus flytrap. Many old—and sometimes ancient—stories use this tactic (and sometimes the predators happen to be fairies, in fact). In the Odyssey, it was a sorceress (goddess of magic and daughter of the sun god) who turned Odysseus’s men into pigs when they came to her island. She welcomed them, and later tricked and drugged them.As for why Pinocchio didn’t transform, Jiminy said it himself. When Pinocchio started to change, Jiminy says “Let’s get out of here before you get any worse!” — again implying that it was their presence on the island that was causing the effect.So, in short, the island is implied to have magical properties, and the man who runs the island is probably not human but rather some sort of fairy or being that is quite common in old stories. Overall, like much of Pinocchio (and other old stories), much of what happens is more symbolic than literal.
Do women get some kind of sick pleasure out of this?
A friend of mine told me about some girl who stood him up, last night. I empathized and described a similar event that occurred to me more than once. Four years ago, I was supposed to go on a date with a waitress from a restaurant I'll never eat at again. We had plans to meet around midnight. I happened to be in the neighborhood early that night. I then caught her red-handed waiting for a ride to pick her up. When I confronted her, she tried acting stupid. I told her, "No-no-no! You're not talking you're way out of this one! This was planned." I then demanded an explanation from her asking why she wasn't honest. She could have told me she wasn't interested or at least told a white lie like she was seeing someone else. Though she knew she couldn't pull a fast one over on me, her only rationale was "I'm tired." Baloney! Over a month ago, another girl met me at a Chinese restaurant. Halfway through the date, I detected she was hiding something from me. For one thing, all she did was talk about herself. Sure enough, her girlfriend spilled the beans and told me she wasn't interested to begin with. Her so-called "girlfriend" and I struck a rapport after they had a fallout. The second girl agreed that was wrong with this woman did. Help me understand this, ladies! If they aren't interested in a guy, why can't they just say so? Have they ever heard of white lies? I know women love to gossip, but they quibble, too. When she tells me she has a boyfriend, that's sufficient. She claims she doesn't want to hurt the guy's feelings, yet she stands him up and leaves him on an island. Go figure! To me, that's the ultimate insult. Were women in our society raised to behave like this? Keep in mind, you won't avoid offending the guy doing this act of cowardice. If anything, you'll offend him more. So why do they pull this cute routine?
Would any of you men..if stranded on a deserted island with a good looking man, eventually have sex with him?
Scenario - You both have been stranded for 6 months on this deserted island with no end in sight. You both are in your early twenties to early thirties with high libidos. Eventually, would you cave in to his advances that you both pleasure each other. My answer is: As a straight man, I would eventually begin having sex with him. Its only natural to get off and if there are no women around, then I would not mind a good looking man to take her place. I would pitch and catch. At least I am being honest. I know some of you are saying NO WAY but I am sure you would also have sex with a good looking guy if you were both stuck on an island together. In this case, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Nothing wrong with two men taking care of each other sexually in a situation like this. What are your thoughts...please be honest.