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      (IMPORTANT) What's next for our community   03/24/2016

      Today we're excited to announce the start of our new Facebook group: Universal Community by Orlando Informer. We're also announcing we're closing our forums. This is probably the hardest decision I've made so far with Orlando Informer. This week marks the 2nd anniversary of our forums. Monday will mark 2 years from when I first applied to work with Orlando Informer. I was entering a pool of over 50 applicants, didn't meet the requirements, and didn't think the odds were very high that I'd get the position of Forum Moderator. It never even crossed my mind that not only would I get the position, but that position and these forums would be the start of being able to do what I love as a fulltime job. At its core, our forums have always had two goals: A ) Help families receive specific answers to specific questions, feedback from folks who have been in their shoes, and help them maximize their investment into their vacation. B ) Build a community of people who love to visit Universal, with a foundation of respect and tolerance. I can speak for our entire team on our forums (both past and present), especially our Community Manager @Chuck Plagmann, when I say that we have devoted hours of time every day of the year working towards these two goals. We feel that we've made major strides towards both of our goals, but see the opportunity to help a significantly greater amount of people plan their vacation and add on to our established (and amazing) community. Unfortunately, as time goes on, forums like ours have a tendency to slow down and be replaced by social media. It's the cycle of life for forums. We believe that this Facebook group is the logical next step for our community. Our forums and the content within will remain browseable for the foreseeable future, however you will not be able to submit new content. Our Facebook group, Universal Community by Orlando Informer, will be curated by our same team that ran the OI Forums. @Chuck Plagmann and I will be on the group daily to provide insight and help families plan their vacation. @debi will be monitoring for any Special Needs questions. Our (very talented) authors, like @Marc N. Kleinhenz, will be on the group to talk about their latest articles and your feedback. Finally, @Park Beast will even be dropping by from time to time to talk about our weekly podcast. You can access our Facebook group by searching "Universal Community by Orlando Informer" or visiting UOR.community from any webbrowser. We know this is a substantial change from our forums, but are hopeful you'll be willing to give it a shot. Additionally, we're launching a Facebook group for Universal Hollywood: "Universal Community by California Informer" or visit USH.community. This is the end of the forums, but it is just the beginning of our community. One thing we consistently hear from members of our forums is how different our community is from some of the others found online. We are committed to maintaining this reputation in our Facebook group. I have met a countless number of people, many I call friends, from our OI Forums. I know real bonds (and even relationships) have resulted from the time spent on these forums. I'm looking forward to seeing these bonds develop and new ones form on our new outlet. Please know that this decision was not made lightly or without considering the amount of time many of you have spent on here. I fully believe this is the next step forward to growing our community and helping as many people as possible have the best trip to Universal. I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone for many years to come. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with feedback -- taylor [at] orlandoinformer.com See you on the Facebook Group, Taylor P.S., Unlimited likes on Facebook, you can thank me in advance.
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Well St. Patrick's day is almost here...

 

Six retired Irishmen were playing poker in O'Leary's apartment when Paddy Murphy 
loses 500 quid on a single hand, clutches his chest, and drops dead at the table. Show-
ing respect for their fallen brother, the other five continue playing standing up. 
Michael O'Connor looks around and asks, 'Oh, me boys, someone's got to tell Paddy's
wife.. Who will it be?' 
 

They draw straws. Paul Gallagher picks the short one. They tell him to be discreet, be
gentle, don't make a bad situation any worse 

 

'Discreet???  I'm the most discreet Irishmen you'll ever meet. Discretion is me middle 
name. Leave it to me.' 

 

Gallagher goes over to Murphy's house and knocks on the door. Mrs. Murphy answers
 and asks what he wants. 

 

Gallagher declares, 'Your husband just lost 500 quid, and is afraid to come home.' 

 

'Tell him to drop dead!', says Murphy's wife.. 
'I'll go tell him.' says Gallagher. 

 

 

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A woman was walking down the street. Without warning, she was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.

The woman took out her bill fold, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some wine with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago" the homeless woman replied.

"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" the woman asked.

"No, I dont waste time shopping, the homeless woman said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" the woman asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I havent had my hair done In 20 years!"

"Well," said the woman, "Im not going to give you the money. Instead, Im going to take you out for dinner with my hubby and myself tonight."

The homeless woman was astounded. "Wont your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know Im dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting."

The woman replied, "Thats okay. Its important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine."

 

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A woman went up to the bar in a quiet rural pub.She gestured alluringly to the bartender who approached her immediately. She seductively signaled that he should bring his face closer to hers.

As he did, she gently caressed his full beard."Are you the manager?" she asked, softly stroking his face with both hands.

"Actually, no," he replied.

"Can you get him for me? I need to speak to him," she said, running her hands beyond his beard and into his hair.

"Im afraid I cant," breathed the bartender... "Is there anything I can do?"

"Yes. I need you to give him a message," she continued, running her forefinger across the bartenders lip and slyly popping a couple of her fingers into his mouth and allowing him to suck them gently.

"What should I tell him?" the bartender managed to say.

"Tell him," she whispered,"Theres no toilet paper, hand soap, or paper towels in the ladies room."

 

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Lisa needs brain surgery and figures its easier to buy a new brain.

She asks the doctor what he has on sale.

"Well youre in luck I have two in stock, a mans brain for $1000 and a womans for $100."

Surprised, she asks why the price difference?

"Generally women brains run cheaper because they come to us used!"

 

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8 hours ago, Chuck Plagmann said:

Lisa needs brain surgery and figures its easier to buy a new brain.

She asks the doctor what he has on sale.

"Well youre in luck I have two in stock, a mans brain for $1000 and a womans for $100."

Surprised, she asks why the price difference?

"Generally women brains run cheaper because they come to us used!"

 

Heh!  Good one!

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