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@Action Name Copied

Action News @ 10@Action News, the name you know and trust for information concerning SpinDizzy Muck, has had it's name stolen and used by a Florida TV station.

Orlando Television station WRDQ has taken the words in the name of @Action News and rearranged them to in a transparent effort at using the well thought out name of our paper to name it's evening newscasts, Action News @ 10. This obvious theft of this paper's well known and immediatly recognised identifying feature has been met with shock and disgust by the @Action News staff.

Advertising manager Wiley Coyote said, "This is horrible! Now when we try to sell advertising in @Action News, clients don't know whether they're getting an ad in the paper, or a 30 second spot on some grade B TV station. Anyway, who watches the TV news at 10pm?"

@Action News' crack legal staff is working on the problem and plans to take '@Action' soon.

Itchy Doom OF SED

Tarka with nano-fleas.My dear readers! Once again I have escaped with my life from the new SED HQ where I was secretly listening to the plans of the SED. Their latest attack upon the peace loving peoples of Spindizzy is vileness to the core, horrid to even think about, but I, Tarquol, braved the evil confines of the SED to scoop this latest plan to you!

As I listened, they seemed stuck on the idea that the only way to really win against the peace loving citizens of Spindizzy was to trick all of them into casting a itching spell on themselves. You heard it here first... they want to give everyone fake nano fleas! Fleas apply named by Tarka as 'Doom fleas'.

Morticon, the evil leader of this plot, seemed very pleased with the idea and promptly renamed it and claimed it as his own creation. The new Morticon's ninja roo fleas plan was put into motion.

Expect this little evil SED plot next week!!!!

The Core

Argon interviewing Rona.The film ‘The Core’. Where to start? It’s a veritable banquet of bad science, I should know. But even the most talented of artist should look past the crude beginnings and see... well, in this case, looking past the crude leaves crud.

While I had no intention of believing the film, quite the opposite in fact, for I had to jab my keys into my eyes to blind myself to the bad science in this film to make it bearable. Ok, the science was bad, I’ll leave it at that with the parting shot of the alloy in the film being called ‘Unobtanium’, ha-ha, it should have instead been called ‘Unbelievium’.

Ok, ignoring the bad science (80% of the film), leaves the acting, or lack thereof, and the special effects. The acting left me feeling as if there were no actors only animated props. The sets had more charisma to me than any of the actors. As a matter of fact, when the main cast got together, I was immediately planning out the ‘flow-chart-of-doom’, being which character will die when. I came pretty darn close to how it all happened; only switching two of them at the end. There was one great ‘freak-out’ scene by one of them, the only reason beyond the effects in the film that would be a reason to go see it.

The remaining element of the film that is noteworthy is the effects. They’re pretty gosh-darn neat.

So, here’s the summary of the plot, careful, there might be a spoiler. Bad things happen, it’ll get worse. Plan to fix them, but it got worse quicker. Go fix problem, but bad things happen there too. Problems got fixed, people got FUBAR’d. The End.

Weekly Survey

BarterGarter doing the survey.For the @Action News Survey this week, BarterGarter asked, "Who do you think is BarterGarter's alt?"

  • Gilead chirps, "Austin! ;-)"
  • Gen says, "Me!"
  • Argon says, "I think your alt is Boki."
  • Gilead guesses... Butterfluff.
  • Fenris growls, "I think it's Mavra."
  • KevMan says, "MsDee"
  • Ping squeaks softly, "Hrm. How about... Argon?"
  • Tanuki barks, "my answer is that you haven't got one, at least not here.
  • Ba'ar pages, "Mouser... fursnake. ;-D"
  • Suri says, "Me!" and begins to gather up a pile of stuff from her "alt's" wagon.
  • Morticon pages, "Scruffy?"
  • MsDee smiles, "Morticon."
  • Terry puffs, "Well, Duh. It's Mouser."
  • Mavra says, "Ok, ok... hmm... I'd say that BarterGarter is her own alt, sort of like grandpa, but only a bartergarter." Mavra hums the song, 'I'm my own grampa.
  • PatchO'Black mews, "Maybe BarterGarter is my alt!"
  • Adara pages, "In respond to the survey, I think your alt is...MORTICON!"
  • Flutterz pages, "Flutterz knows! She just...uh...can't remember the name!"
  • Brongaar is too new to have a clue, he shakes his head, as he puts his pic of Patrick Stewart away, "So you aren't Mavra's alt?"
  • Rose says, "Could be Mouser, as he's sort of snake like."

@Action News Flash, BarterGarter's Alt is Carlos!

The Doze Garden

The Doze Garden Comic Strip

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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