Volume VIII – Issue 360 - July 29, 2007
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|Argon||Blimp brought down by penguin|
|A visit from the SED (Society of Evil Doers) blimp resulted in an unexpected mess in the Rose Garden.
The SED blimp, a seemingly sentient, self governing device, makes occasional visits to SpinDizzy's usual central meeting place. This week there was a large group present as it floated in. A previous discussion about orca whales and their taste for penguins resulted in a comparison between the blimp and whales.
For reasons unclear to this reporter, it was decided that bringing the SED blimp down would be a good idea. Argon, local centaur, carried the comparison between the blimp and whales further by warning that it might be full of valuble whale oil. Borris, local polar bear, has had experience in capturing whales and used Aurora as a harpoon. He threw the penguin at the blimp and scored a direct hit. Tragically, Aurora's beak became lodged in the blimp causing blimp oil to pour all over the Rose Garden.
Aurora was able to dislodge her beak which caused even more blimp oil to gush out. As the oil came out, the blimp began to waver and sink. As its altitude decreased, the penguin was able to drop to the ground.
As the blimp wavered its way across the skies, the blimp oil continued to flood the ground below it. Moolooite, local puffin, said, "His blimp is not up to environmental standards, leaking blimp oil like that!" Kefan, local centaur, said, "It's up there blocking flying penguins. This mess is all his fault!"
Suri, local lemur, watched the whole event with excitement expressing hope that the blimp oil was flamible and the blimp was filled with gun powder. However no explosions or fires were produced so Suri was dissapointed. However, Travis, local red fox, with the help of Suri, finally stopped the oil by finishing off the blimp with SA-7 missles he had installed covertly into the canal bank. This did result in explosions and fire so Aleph, local human said, "Good job on this one, Suri. You're sure to receive a Secret Lemur Commendation from the Secret Lemur Society."
Moolooite worked to gather up as much blimp oil as possible, but the Rose Garden was still a mess. A late evening rain of blimp oil cleaner removed the rest of the oil and by the next day the Rose Garden was back to its spotless state.
Note that any inaccuracies in this report are the fault of lemurs.
|Argon||Adjustable tail limit found|
A scientific investigation took place this week which resulted in the answer to an age old mystery.
Suri, local lemur, has often mentioned the abilities of her Deluxe Adjustable Tail. Its known abilities include extending and retracting, acting as a spring, and perhaps receiving radio broadcasts. As with most discoveries, this one came as a suprise while another was being investigated.
As is usual, Suri arrived in the Rose Garden and took her place on Argon, local centaur's, equine back. After "kerchundling" back and forth a bit, it was noted that she cast a shadow. Argon moved a bit to find that he had a lemur sundial. Although Argon was always careful to assure invited guests on his equine back did not fall off, he wondered if lemurs bounced.
Several methods of finding out were discussed and Argon decided to toss Suri to Ceredwyn, local wolf, to see what happened. As the centaur reached back to get Suri, he found he had hold of her Deluxe Adjustable Tail. He gently pulled on it, and found it, as its name implies, extended, leaving Suri standing comfortably on Argon's back. As the centaur found himself coiling up lemur tail, he handed the end to Elissa, local scottish vixen, and asked her to take it and run. She did and the tail halted at an amazing 33 meters (106 feet)!
Once Elissa reached the end of the lemur's tail, she slowly came back and it returned to its normal length. Elissa was wise in holding on as the flyback could have hurt someone. Considering Suri's interest it was with a sigh of relief that all this transpired without any explosions. It is always a happy occaision when scientific knowledge can be advanced without the danger of exploding lemurs.
|Suri||Suri's Fun Things to Do!|
Make a Rain Stick!
A long wrapping paper tube is best, but You can do this with a paper towel tube as well, if You want. Tear off two sheets of zinc foil, each about half again as long as the cardboard tube. Loosely crush them into long 'snakes', each a bit more than half as wide as the tube. Wrap them around one another in a double helix, so that they look like a zinc model of a DNA molecule. The whole assembly should be just a tiny bit wider than the cardboard tube, and there should be a fair-sized hollow between the 'snakes', running the entire length of the assembly. This part is important, because the hollow is the path where the beads will trickle along to make the noise.
Now, carefully, feed the helix into the tube. You'll probably have to keep adjusting things a bit with Your fingers as You slide it into place. Be patient and careful, because it's important that it fit snugly. Once it's all the way in, cut off any extra. Now seal one end of the tube by gluing on a piece of zinc foil. Add a handful of zinc beads to the tube, and seal off the other end. Cover the whole assembly with zinc foil so it looks nice. Now You've got a rainstick!
You can try using other things in place of the beads. BBs, dried beans, rice, etc, all make different sounds.
|Gilead||Gilead's Yo Momma jokes for critters|
Sometimes someone will insult you while you're busy eating, or carrying a cub by the scruff, and you simply can't do the mature thing and immediately bite, scratch, or kick them. In those cases, the best you may be able to do is to insult their parentage. For when you have to defend yourself verbally without any warning to prepare yourself, in lieu of puns this week, a big list of
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|Argon||Doze Garden Cartoon|
Love found Argon's pencil and eraser so he couldn't draw a cartoon this week.
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