Volume VII – Issue 321 — October 28, 2006
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|Edgar Argon Notahorse||The Lemurs (from 101 Cretumbrous Poems)|
Once upon an evening boring, naught to do and nearly snoring,
Oy Cretumbro! I remember, it was in the half-Octember,
Anxious then I crossed my chamber, eager to confront the danger,
"Scoundrel!" cried I, "Rotten Lemur! You plot to steal my zincen portal!
I gave voice to threats most dire, and gave chase too, lest it transpire,
"Whew!", I whewed, with deep emotion, knowing it had been a close one,
Turning then, I saw the Lemurs, kerschlundling on their Lemurs' femurs,
|Argon||"Mammal Stacking" Reaches New Heights|
Suri, local lemur, known for her facination with all things zinc, occaisionally demonstrates an interest in an activity she has named "Mammal Stacking. This consists of finding a cooperative centaur and jumping upon his or her equine back. Suri then finds an unaware someone, whom she wears as a hat. This "stack" of three, centaur, lemur, and someone worn as a hat is displayed as a "Mammal Stack" by Suri.
This week in the Rose Garden, Suri jumped on Argon's equine back wearing Lou, local civet. Although centaurs sometimes don't take kindly to folks jumping on their backs without an invitation, Argon has offered an open invitation to Suri to do so at will. This open invitation has also been extended to Portia, local red panda, Than, local lion cub, and Patch O'Black, local Jellicle cat among others. It is considered rude to jump on a centaur and dig one's heels in his or her sides and yell, "Giddy-up," as though a centaur were a horse. Argon and other centaurs do not consider themselves horses and will usually take offense at being treated as such, however those named among several other have been offered the invitation to these folks listed above.
On this occaision, Suri's centaur, lemur, civet stack was increased with the addition of Natastsa, local coati, who placed Pathfinder, local red panda on her head as a hat. This resulted in a "Mammal Stack" of five mammals, Argon, Suri, Lou, Natasha, and Pathfinder. Suri seemed quite happy with the result of this "stack" and proclaimed it a record. The rest of the folks in the stack seemed quite comfortable and no one disputed Suri's claim.
It is unknown if this was a world record, but it was certainly a Rose Garden record as far as the recent history of the Rose Garden was known. The record's standing had not been exceded as of press time.
|Gilead||Gilead's Spooky Puns|
Q: Why have there been more and more vampires lately?
Q: Who do ghosts see to solve an unmurder?
Q: What do really rich ghosts drive?
Q: What's the hardest sort of undead to outrun?
Q: Besides a mummy, what's the easiest?
Q: What did the scarab do when it got scared?
Q: What's the best sort of lab assistant for an otter mad scientist?
Q: What hides in the closets of little children and comes out to dance when the lights go out?
Q: Why did the evil rabbi sneak a golem to his enemies by parcel post?
Q: What book should you never read to cubs?
Q: Why did all the hard of hearing sorceress's helpers avoid her between midnight and 1am?
Q: Why shouldn't you listen to Italian chiroptera?
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|@Action News Staff||The "Eventlist" Crystal Ball|
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|Argon||The Doze Garden|
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