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No Response to Alicentaur Article

The feared and/or hoped for response to last week's article concerning Mozdoc never materialised, much to the dissapointment of many. Although the twice @Toaded multibodied Ali-Hextaur seems to be quite familiar with the e-mail addresses of the admin staff, he seems to have overlooked the SpinDizzy website.

Much planning and theorising of funny and clever responses to Mozdoc's possible reaction to the article were in vain, as he has had no contact with the editor of the paper, or the admin staff concerning the article.

Plans for further humiliation and jokes at Mozdoc's expense have been put on hold until it can be assured that he will be embarrased by them.

Spacecraft Accident Raises Suspicions

Admiral Alicia Vulnine announced today that the SpinDizzy space program schedule has been delayed due to what, at best could be described as technical difficulties.

During a test fight Saturday night, the Albion took off from the Rose Garden under full power in an attempt to reach Spindizzy orbit for the first trials of space testing. However midway up, the two main engines at the rear of the yet to be commissioned star cruiser suddenly started to flare then exploded in a blinding flash that was seen for miles. Admiral Vulpnine experienced difficulty with the Minkowsky power plant which drives the engines of the spacecraft. Although safety procedures and equipment had checked out perfectly, and all indications showed them to be in normal operating order prior to the accident, all attempts to save the spacecraft failed.

Luckily, the ship was equipped with escape pods, and Admiral Vulpnine was able to narrowly escape the tremendous explosion. Experts say that if the craft had not been at such a high altitude, it could have caused extensive damage to much of SpinDizzy. The wreckage of the cruiser crashed on part of the Vulpnine Hydroponics Dome, tilting the inner sphere about 10 degrees off axis. Witnesses claim to have seen a fighter type craft near the doomed ship as the engines started to fail. The pilot, Alicia Vulpnine seems to have been unharmed, but was naturally a bit shaken.

Admiral Vulpnine stated that telemetry from the craft will be studied, but it appears to have been a catastrophic failure of extensively tested systems. In a statement to the press, Admiral Vulpnine stated, "The first starship wasn't really meant to fly in space. I will build another one and this time have the residents of SpinDizzy name it. We shall go into space and do the other things, not because it is easy but because it is hard!"

When asked if sabotage could have been the cause of the destruction of the ship, the Admiral simply replied, "No comment."

Giant Pancakes With A Cye'd Order Of Bacon

Cye, local 50ft Vixen last week expressed a desire for pancakes which started a study in methods of making pancakes about five feet across. The additional concerns of fifty gallon drums of syrup, 10 pound pats of butter, and bacon strips 4 to 6 feet long were set aside as the Rose Garden group began deliberating ways to cook pancakes of that size.

The idea of cooking pancakes over an active volcano was considered, but no one was too anxious to stand in molten lava while flipping them. The most pressing concern, a frying pan large enough to make them, was resolved when Ping, local toon Mouse, pulled a frying pan of perfect size out of his 'Toon Bag.

With a frying pan, Alicia's Gundam's rockets for heat, and pancake batter all ready to go, Cye realised that if she didn't get home and go to bed, she would sleep right through breakfast. So all the giant pancake implements were put aside for the time being. At a later date, be prepared to have a stack of five foot wide pancakes, with several gallons of syrup, and a pound of butter. Yum yum! Listen to the ateries of those of us of smaller size crackle anf clog as we fill up on great pancakes!

Flipper Healing

No, it isn't a goofy Dolphin who answers to an old 'ah ooga!' car horn who was hurt, but Gilead, local Seal, who is healing nicely from a broken flipper. Gilead hurt her flipper while valiantly saving a schoolbus full of Nuns that had caught fire and had sped through the highway guardrail to plunge towards the rocky shore hundreds of feet below.

Gilead's gallant action of saving the Nuns, caused injury to her flipper, and she has spent the last several weeks recuporating from her injury. With her usual modesty, she has been reluctant to offer any details of her brave and noble efforts, but she did a good thing that will offer more respect to Seals from now on.

Explosion Reported In Apartment Blaze

Fire officials are investigating the cause of an explosion and fire Wednesday at the Crackles Apartment building, said SpinDizzy Fire Capt. Jonathan Browser.

The SpinDizzy Fire Department responded to N1, E3 at 11:17 PM Friday to a report of a building fire east of Chocolate Circles. While enroute fire officials were notified that there had been an explosion, which started the fire.

An explosion was heard from the upper floor of the Crackles Apartment. The first arriving fire units found the upper floor heavily involved in fire. The fire was largely under control by early morning, but firefighters were working into the afternoon on small parts of the apartment that had collapsed.

"When I looked outside, I saw a big hole in one of the apartments, and as I started to help, the flames started to engulf everything," said a nurse who lives behind the apartment building. she had just returned home from work when she heard a loud boom.

The southwest apartment was currently rented to a rat named Kinsor. Evidence indicates that he was in the apartment at the time of the fire, but no traces of remains were found, leading authorities to believe he somehow escaped the apartment before it collapsed.

The owner, Twohart, denied any knowledge of suspicious activities surrounding the apartment. "It's always been a very quiet place. I'm surprised, myself, and plan to talk to Kinsor when he turns up, to find out what happened.

Weekly Survey

This week, Argon told folks,"I'm doing a survey to be published in @Action News. The question this week is, 'What do you think Daytona Beach, Florida is like?'"

  • Ark says, "I hear they race dune buggies there."
  • MSC-07-Albion says, "I wouldn't know"
  • Nimble has never seen it...
  • Drake just likes beaches and sand. "Uh, hot, white, lots of cute mares in bikini's, Argon. :)"
  • Ba'ar growls, "hell on earth because of the heat argon.;-D"
  • Boki squalls, "There are many gulls!"
  • Skolf says, "I'd imagine it having lots of car geeks, espically around racing time for the Daytona 500. Noisy too."
  • Gilead barks, "Lots of cars plowing through milling throngs of scantily- or un-clad college kids."
  • Arkitah chirrups, "Like Disney World, except with more munchkins, plenty of drugs, and terrible, terrible writers!... No wait, that's Hollywood California."
  • Nimble has never seen it...
  • Drake just likes beaches and sand. "Uh, hot, white, lots of cute mares in bikini's, Argon. :)"
  • Ba'ar growls, "hell on earth because of the heat argon.;-D"
  • Boki squalls, "There are many gulls!"
  • Skolf says, "I'd imagine it having lots of car geeks, espically around racing time for the Daytona 500. Noisy too."
  • Gilead barks, "Lots of cars plowing through milling throngs of scantily- or un-clad college kids."
  • Gina_Doberman says, "Kind of like Ohio, but with palm trees!"
  • Cye says, "Very very small."
  • Britney says, "Much warmer than Daytona Beach, Alaska."

The Doze Garden

The Doze Garden Comic Strip

Guidelines and Procedures for Submitting Articles

Submitting a story or artwork for @Action News is easy! Just send it to argon@spindizzy.org or qmail or page Argon about it.

Most any type of story or article will be accepted. Generally, we'd prefer things that aren't out and out lies or flames about other folks, and have a basis in the reality of SpinDizzy. Things that occur in public areas are fair game. The things reported don't have to have actually happened, (any more than anything that happens here does) but make sure you don't overstep the social boundaries and rules of interaction that we have. These are pretty broad guidelines, but we expect good sense to apply.