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Cye Back To Normal

Cye can again, 'Get Big' (reference to the Apache Chief episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law.Cye, local 50 foot Vixen is back to her normal size after she and a group of like minded friends confronted Morticon, local Evil Wallaby and alledged leader of the Society Of Evil Doers (SED). As reported in last week's edition of @Action News, Morticon had used some sort of machinery to shrink Cye from her normal 50 foot tall size down to only 3.5 feet tall! Telling the folks at the Rose Garden that Sumanitu, Local Wolf, was in dire danger from the the wiley Wallaby, a group joined forces to save him. Upon arrival at the Control Tower, the Wolf, although wounded seemed to have Morticon at an impase, and with the arrival of reinfocements, found himself outnumbered.

Patch O'Black, local Jellicle Cat, bravely approached Morticon from the rear, as Argon, local Shiny Centaur distracted him with threats and discussion of state politics. As the Wallaby's attention was diverted, Patch announced his presence, allowing the Centaur to grab Morticon's 'ray gun'. As Argon fooled with the buttons on the gun, with the barrel of the weapon just happening to be pointed in the Wallaby's direction, Cye suggested that Morticon return her to normal size.

Mouser, local Fursnake and Morticon's Henchfur, who always seems to be around but seldomly involved in any of the SED's plots, attempted to escape, but was refrained from exiting by Argon's hoof on his tail. As Argon continued to fool with the buttons on the 'ray gun', Morticon agreed to fix the shring machine and with a twist of a knob, returned Cye to normal 'Cyez'.

As the Vigalantes...er, group celebrated Cye's return to normal, both Mouser and Morticon escaped. None the less, there was much gladness and happiness as Cye returned to the Rose Garden and her normal life as a 50 foot Vixen. As of press time, Sumanitu was recovering well from his wounds. Rumor has it that Morticon's injuries from the 'ray gun' battle will only effect him when he sits down.

So Funny I Forgot To Laugh

We wish we could escape here as easily as the point of that joke escaped us.Tired of feeling unpopular? Want to be the life of the party? Want to hit it off with the opposite sex? Do you have trouble making friends, meeting people, getting along with others when trapped in an elevator with the power off? When you have to make a speech, do you have a witty comment or funny story to tell?

If the answer is 'no', then here's the answer. British scientists who found such pursuits as curing cancer, building flying cars and jet-belts, and changing Humans into Centaurs beneath them, have used their talents to find the world's funniest joke. According to CNN.com the joke is,

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy takes out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps: "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says: "Calm down, I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a gunshot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says: "OK, now what?"

So now you know.

Sock-Mouser's Minions Defeated

First it was cotton pile. now it's Gomer Pyle!Sock-Mouser, local sock puppet, recently made an attempt to do something in the Rose Garden this week. Upon this reporter's arrival there, a group of mismatched socks led by the one of a kind evil Supp-Hose had several of the folks involved in bad puns and avoiding static cling. The socks apparently had the evil intention of doing something evil.

Although missing socks normally remain in hiding, these lost socks have been led out of the Chamber of Lost Socks to apparently convince other socks, which are happily mated, to seperate and join his unholy cause. The chaos the World would endure with no matching socks is impossible to describe, so I won't bother. However if all clothes were to join this alliance, you can imagine the diffuculties.

Sumanitu, local Wolf, came up with an ingenious defense. He brought in cans of paint, and threatened to paint the socks so they matched. Everyone knows a pair of matched socks are happy socks. Sock-Mouser acked at this unprecidented defense and crawled away, leaving some argyles to form a rear-guard formation. As of press time, no further attacks by clothing of any kind have been made.

Weekly Survey

Argon doing the survey.This week, Argon asked folks, "I'm doing a survey suggested by Austin to be published in @Action News. The question is,'What board game do you think would have the make SpinDizzy Edition?

  • Boki squalls, "It is Spinopoly! But there are not enough names! Oh ho! Austin's Coati Twister!"
  • Carlos clucks, "SpinDizzy Battleship!"
  • Austin says, "I think I'll go with 'Trivial Pursuit.'"
  • Gilead picks "Choose your parents from among the pigs."
  • Suri says, "Mono-poly, I think. You can have an edition with little pewter Lemurs for playing pieces."
  • Cye hmms. "Snakes and ladders :)
  • Carlos clucks, "How about Jenga?"
  • Gilead chirps, "Jumanji. :-)"
  • Rose says, "Monopoly."
  • Gina_Doberman draws blank on this one.
  • Mouser hisses, "Trivial Pursuit, in more ways than one..."
  • Tanuki barks, "Monopoly is too easy, but it would work if we have enough spaces, otherwise, I'd lean towards Sorry."
  • Sunni says, "Battle ship"
  • Scruffy - Well, I'd love t'see an SED edition of Mousetrap..
  • Flutterz - S'Monopoly!
  • Darwin - Monopoly, of course. :)

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 newspaper@spindizzy.org or qmail or page Argon about it.
@Action News is published weekly on or after 12:01 AM Eastern Time on Sunday. 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.

Thanks! Argon, Editor @Action News