Toon Squirrels Return
Spin and Dizzy, well known local Toon Squirrels arrived at the
Rose Garden Monday night after a long absence. In spite of their
usual disagreement and argument between themselves, it seems
their hiatus was caused by exploratory digging in the
depths of SpinDizzy. In spite of the mystery of their odyssey, no
information or hints were offered.
A chance remark from Maxl concerning murdering Terry in her
sleep caused the Squirrels to wonder about death threats on
them. Argon made a joke about using a steamroller.
It was asked how a steamroller would fit in Spin and Dizzy's
bedroom. Argon adamantly remarked that he wasn't doing
*anything* in their bedroom. After being reminded that the
Squirrels were Toons, and all a steamroller would do was make a
funny plot device, Argon became lost in thought wondering what
else could work while idly tossing an eraser. A mention
was made of using 'The Dip', made famous in "Who Framed
Roger Rabbit', but Argon claimed only cowards used 'The Dip'.
None the less, the Toony Squirrels are back on the
surface. Their return is welcomed, and there are no plans
to edit their scenes.
Do Folks Take Pride In?
Argon did an informal survey in the Rose Garden asking, "I'm
doing a survey for the paper. Tell me, what do you take pride
in?" here are the responses he got:
Lavender - Rabbit - Her ears. / Vassily - Sloth - His suit. /
Skanee - Reverse Gryphon -
pride in being unique, though it often feels like a curse, too.
/ Flutterz - Wanna
be Dread Pirate, Flower Fae - Her aphid
herd! / Lia - Elf - Her
m4d skillz? If she had any. "Well, I'd say my art." /
Whitesilk - Skiltaire - Takes pride in being who she is. /
AlexRaccoon - Raccoon Blimp - Is proud to be a Balloon! /
Gina_Doberman - Doberman Pincher - Takes
pride in her home which is all decorated in an Apple motif! /
Rown - Centaur - Takes pride in his enormous hooves. /
PatchO'Black - Jellicle Cat - His ability to get along with and
make friends among varied people.
In spite of corporate infighting, spying, huge bribes, death
threats, and refusal of service attacks,
website of SpinDizzy, has been renewed for another two
years. Argon, local Centaur and SpinDizzy.org webmaster
confirmed today that he had secured the rights to the domain
name and it's associated web space for the use of SpinDizzy
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, announced that due to his
company's inability to obtain SpinDizzy.org, the next OS
produced by Microsoft would have to be reworked to conform to a
different name. "I thought SpinDizzy would be a recognizable,
but unknown name for our next Windows generation. The fact
that this Argon character, refuses to sell it to us has brought
our plans for this new system to a crashing halt." It
is reported that Microsoft offered Argon $23,000,000 for the
domain name but he steadfastly refused to sell.
"It has been my pleasure to contribute this small
service to those of us who use and enjoy SpinDizzy," Argon
said, " The
website has attracted residents here, and allows those
who cannot connect to keep up with what's going on, It also lets
those who are not residents to get a feel for what SpinDizzy is
In conclusion, Argon stated that no amount of money would
cause him to sell the domain. "The SpinDizzy site
will remain as a shining
beacon to RPers, Furries, Toons, and anyone looking for a refuge
to enjoy fun and conversation on line as long as I have anything
to say about it."
As a side note, Bill Gates is reported to be considering
calling the operating system Linux. He was quoted as
saying, "That's a random collection of letters that no
Windows user has ever heard of, and can't be owned by
anyone!" He continued saying so as nice young men in their
clean white coats were coming to take him away, ha ha.
A Pond Be Built In The Rose Garden?
The idea of a pond in the Rose Garden has been proposed by a local otter for the water
going residents to enjoy. According to Slipstream, the pond can
be stocked with fish (to keep the otters well fed as well as
the local seagull) and to make it worth while for the other
residents, a swimming area can be added (otters don't worry
about such things, they swim anywhere there's water
Other benefits would be a constant irrigation source for
plants and according to Slipstream there can be bathing suit
contests there for the ladies and gentlemen should they wish
to wear a bikini. Although he doesn't know why gentlemen would
wear a two piece bikini. His major motivations are for the
benefit of the SpinDizzy residents, and to see a certain
female Otter in a bikini! He couldn't
help showing his enthusiasm (panting) when relating his
motivations to this reporter.
Slipstream's motivations aside, I can see some uses for a
pond in the Rose Garden. Outside of watering the local flora
and fauna the pond can also double as a gathering place for
aquatic residents without the discomfort of being out of the
water such as the Cetans or frogs. Morticon can even harbor a
spy submarine there should he desire. The vegetation that
springs up around a pond would make great scenery.
Other ideas Slipstream had for rose garden activities were
a national SpinDizzy otter's day. He thought it should be every
day but decided that too much of a good thing might be harmful
to other SpinDizzy residents. He also considered a fish and
crab roast as well. Another is a "burning of that spider
infested oak tree" as he put it. Any of these would be
good as long as that certain Otter wore a bikini to these events, he
stated with a grin.
||Oh ho! has become an
often heard phrase on SpinDizzy due to it's introduction into
the language by Boki, local Sea Gull. Boki's style of
communication, that of the third person, and his curiously
interesting personality and self centered view on life has
influenced many here in SpinDizzy.
As an example, when the local supermarket announced a sale on
tuna, a number of Otters, upon hearing the news, shouted,
"Oh ho!" and raced to the store. The SpinDizzy's
Government announcement concerning a food giveaway program
read, "Oh ho! Free Cheese Today At The Rose
Garden!" Many Mice were heard to proclaim that 'This
Cheese belongs to (name)!"
Boki is having an effect on the language patterns of folks in
SpinDizzy. It is just like that. You should listen to @Action News!
It is obvious!
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