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East Bun Olympics a Hopping Success

The Rose Garden played host to the 1st annual East Bun Olympics. The EBO is a triathlon of events that occurs during a series of days surrounding the Easter holiday. Folk show their rabbit worthy traits by competing in a number of leg worthy events. The three events are Hopscotch, Jump Rope and the Bunny Hop. Each event occurs on a single day and all folks are invited to compete in as many or as few events as they like.

  • Results of Hopscotch

Participants of hopscotch were Spindizzy kids Leslie and Zach; others sited ankle or foot problems or general non-readiness. Leslie swept hopscotch by the advantage of having constructed most of the board. Zach still put up a valiant effort but conceded to Leslie after missing too many marks between hops.

  • Results of Jump Rope

Participants were Leslie, Zach and Roofus Roo. During the event Zach took the lead by a good twenty jumps from Leslie, however when a reluctant Roofus Roo decided to participate. He jumped like any good roo does and shined with success. The humble Roo was given a small bauble and he accepted the award with grace.

  • Results of the Bunny Hop

Although postponed one day, the Bunny Hop was the event that drew the most participation. The Bunny Hop is an individual dance, where folks dance and hop until they drop or a certain time is reached. The participants included but were not limited to Borris, Daystar, Gilead, Leslie, NeverNever Roofus Roo, Slug and Zach. Of the participants, Borris, Daystar, Gilead, Leslie, Roofus Roo and Zach were able to make it until the end time. The final decision was of who would received the coveted Golden Egg was given to Nikon and Argon as non-participants in the event. As of this printing Argon is the opinion everyone should get the award, Nikon was not available to comment on the event decision. Argon says the final decision may be a rather arbitrary or random one.

Leslie's report:

Easter Bun-lympics!

Zach the human again and I had the first Spindizzy Easter Bun-lympics last weekend and Monday with a couple of sports contests. The first was last Friday and was a big hopscotch contest, where we made a board with twelve squares on it winding around the park. We started out with the hopping up to a number and back again, and then tried hopping around a blocked piece, and Zach lost his balance pretty early so I won.

The next day the contest was jumping rope and after trying harder to find people we got more to play along. Besides me and Zach, Lundy the dog jumped rope too, and Roofus_roo the kangaroo did too. Scandal the fox did a special bit where he showed off by jumping on his hands instead of his feet for a really long time.

I tripped on about the twentieth loop and Lunday and Zach hopped together about forty times. Roofus though just kept on hopping over and over and won by far. He was amazed he did it, too, but he kept hopping over the rope until Zach and I stopped twirling the rope because he did so well.

Easter Sunday we didn't have anything because I couldn't make it, but we did Monday instead when it was a big bunny-hop dance contest. This went on long and long as everybody tried to keep hopping and moving even without music. This just about everybody joined in on, me and Zach and Borris the polar bear and Slug the skunk and Daystar the jellicle kitten and PatchO'Black the jellicle cat and Tarka the otter tried at different times and I just hope I didn't forget anybody.

It was hard to keep dancing as everybody got tired sometimes or other, and Borris would jump up so far and land so hard it shook up *everyone*. He said he learned that stomping on seals. But sometimes it made us fall over. During this too Nikon the mini flubber raccoon shrunk me little enough I could dance up his hands and arms and onto his head. He didn't want to be shrunk too. (Nikon can shrink people, but it doesn't have to last and I don't want to be little forever.)

We don't know who won though because Nikon and Argon the centaur were going to judge it, and they didn't say who won before I had to go to bed. I hope Mr. Argon will add who won to the end of the article here.

Well, it was a great contest, and honestly, everyone did very well, but if I had to pick a winner, I'd choose Leslie. Leslie worked hard to put the contest together, and she was in every event, and in spite of all that hopped very bunnily to the very end.

Horseshoes from dragon scales

Argon, local centaur, mentioned having made plans to get new shoes. "Horse-like" or not, he's enough like one that he uses a farrier to shoe him with regular horseshoes.

Aushae, local silver dragoness, offered to make him a set out of a few loose scales she happened to have. After discussing padding and angles, Aushae used her claws to mold the scales into perfect fitting horseshoes. She applied them to Argon's hooves quickly and efficently and the centaur, after a quick "test run" of a trot and gallop around the Rose Garden, pronounced them very nice.

The shoes are, of course, a silver color and will, according to Aushae, maintian the centaur's hooves and keep them healthy and polished. Argon likes keeping his hooves shiny so is very happy with the way things worked out.

A thought from Ba'ar

Greetings folks Ba'ar here. For the longest time, I know you've enjoyed the various columns I've written for the @Action Newspaper including my ongoing Bearing Up column. Surely I'm not the only one who has a loopy idea or two suitable for publication. The way I see it, my friends, is that Spindizzy @Action News belongs to all of us, and it's up to us to keep things funky and fresh. So why not put pen to paper (or fingerclaws to word processor ;-D) and send it in to Argon. He's always searching for new and different things for the paper.

Gilead's Mean April Fools Day Puns That Nobody But Gilead Will Probably Get.

Editor's Note: Read all the way to the bottom for a link to a page where Gilead clarifies these puns.

Q: What are the main postprandial lipid transporters in an armored dinosaur's blood?
A: Ankylomicrons.

Q: What are the postprandial lipid transporters in Nikon's blood?
A: Chylopicons.

Q: Why is Superman faster than a speeding bullet?
A: His cells have mighty chondria.

Q: What do you call it when a group of white blood cells turn Red?
A: C-X-C-CP.

Q: What's a Red blood cell's favorite C-X-C chemokine?
A: Mig.

Q: Why is aluminum used so much in airplanes?
A: Because of it's Reynolds Number.

Q: When can RNA vote?
A: When it's 18S.

Q: Why can't 9 move by itself, while 11 can?
A: 11 is 9+2.

Q: How do you make a cow aorta pie?
A: BAEC it.

Want to make sense of Gilead's puns? Visit his Gilead's Giggly Answers to the Mean April Fools Day Puns page.

Zach's Quoted Quote Question

Can you guess where the quote was said and who said it? See the bottom of the paper for the answer...

This week's quote:

"It's what remained of his being a bunny, his ears became his shoes and ______ worked his tail into a t-shirt and jeans. "

News from Duma Mountain, or, Spotty Journalism

Ray's filk.

Hello, my friends. I want to apologize, but, as of tomorrow, Friday, April 1 (and, no, this is not a prank), I will no longer be running the Bardic Circle. I am withdrawing from SD for an indefinite period of time for personal, RL reasons. If anyfur else would like to moderate them (at times and dates of their choosing), or to use the Agora (Luge S7 E4, BP, EP) for other gatherings, please do so. -Ray

This week in history

Back issues from a year and more ago. Remember when...?

Newspaper Circulation Report

@Action News, SpinDizzy's weekly paper, apparently has a fairly healthy circulation, so we figured we'd show just how healthy it is.

Each week, as long as there's room. I'll show the 'hit graph' for the @Action News website.

Graphic of @Action News website hits.

Bearing Up

Bearing Up logo.

Welcome to the latest edition of Bearing up, the advice column where Ba'ar (That's me!) has answers to your most challenging questions.

Dear Bearing Up,
Why can't I sleep?
- Sandman

Dear Sandman:
You're on the computer too much.. Log off and go to bed.

Dear Bearing Up,
After seeing the survey in the paper last week, I started wondering just how much chocolate can Vixie eat in one sitting?
- Hershey

Dear Hershey:
Why Don't you ask her?

Dear Bearing Up,
How do they get the red pimintoes in olives?
- Heinz

Dear Heinz:
It's something the Keebler Elves work on when they're not making crackers.

Dear Bearing Up,
the time is to change this weekend. Do I set my clock ahead or back?
- Argon

Dear Argon:
Ahead. That way you can always be AHEAD of everyone else.

Dear Bearing Up,
Which is better, Fahrenheit or Centigrade?
- D. Gree

Dear D. Gree:
Neither! The Kelvin Scale!

Dear Bearing Up:
I've heard rumors that Anakin Skywalker will become Darth Vader in the new Star Wars movie. Say that ain't so!
- H. Solo

Dear H. Solo:
It's true...but it could be worse...Jar Jar Binks could have become Darth Vader!

Remember possums (to steal a term from Dame Edna ;-D), if you have any questions,please page mail me (Ba'ar) online or send mail to big_bear@operamail.com. Thanks.

Weekly Survey

Argon doing the survey.This week, Argon is asking, "I'm doing a survey for @Action News. The question this week is, 'What kind of sandwich is your favorite?"

  • Morticon - Every wallaby enjoys a good Tooth Sandwich.
  • Terra chimes - "The Earl. For if not for him, it wouldn't be!"
  • Logan - "Getting fairly random with these survey questions. But I'd say... grilled cheese and tomato soup."
  • Gilead - "Proscuitto and brie, with sprouts and romaine, on a Dutch crunch roll, spread with fig paste."
  • Borris - "Three pound pork tenderloin sandwich with onions and pickles!"
  • Zach - "I would say a Zachwood, its a series of slices of breads, nutella, strawberry jam, a slice of bread peanut butter, grape jelly, another slice of bread almond butter, butterscotch, another slice ad infinitum. Oh yeah don't forget the bananans"
  • PatchO'Black mews - A corned beef sandwich, with muenster cheese, pickles, mayo, on toasted wheat bread." Rico - One that tastes good?"
  • NeverNever - Spaghetti sauce and melted mozzarella cheeze on toast :D"
  • Carl - What is this, the food paper now? You going to be telling us how to fold our napkins and where the fingerbowls go next week?

Zach's Quoted Quote Answer

Zach's Quoted Quote Answer

B & R Clothiers for all your dressing needs. Check out our after Easter sale, great brands, names and prices. Prices so low you better pick up your turtle pace. Visit our new store in the heart of hare town.

Today's location takes us to the Rose Garden, yeah one of these day it will occur elsewhere and you won't be ready. Our missing word is a name, and that name is Leslie and our quoter is the fine double headed hare, Tottle.

Congratulation to all of you that guessed right!

The Doze Garden

Why the "All you can eat" buffet went out of business.

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, Carl or SDN 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