antedating "Disneyland East"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 15 22:23:08 UTC 2009

During the Vietnam War this was applied derisively to the Pentagon or,
alternatively, to MACV HQ in Vietnam.  The term appears to have been coined
by comedian Mort Sahl:

1960 _Time_ (Aug. 15)  [,9171,939770,00.html]:
A SAHL'S-EYE VIEW: The Unfabulous Fifties...Cape Canaveral: Disneyland East.
Bomb Tests: Contamination without representation.

1963 _Time_ (Feb. 8) [,9171,829847-2,00.html] :
"Disneyland East." In contrast, vocational training is underplayed at the
Air Academy in Colorado Springs—an 18,000-acre complex (50 times bigger than
the Naval Academy) that the other academies scornfully nickname "Disneyland


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