Argon - Editor

Newswire Sourses SED Plot Succeeds!
In a surprising turn of events, a plot of the SED (Society of Evil Doers) succeeded to some degree Friday night in Centaur Square. (Enter  cs  to go there). Morticon, local Evil Wallaby, and alleged leader of the SED used some sort of mind control upon Fungus, newly arrived local Orc.  Orcs, not known for their brain power, was convinced by Morticon that the Wallaby  would give him gold if he followed Morticon out of The Rose Garden.

Morticon, knowing his weapons wouldn't work in the Rose Garden, lured the Orc west. Expecting to be given gold by the Evil Wallaby, Fungus was surprised when Morticon pulled out a mind control device and used it successfully on him.  Surprisingly, neither the size of the Orc's brain, nor SED technology caused the device to not operate, and Morticon successfully convinced the Orc to go to Centaur Square and knock over the statue of Cherion which is displayed there.

Once there, Argon, local Centaur and care taker of the Square, did his best to convince Fungus not to topple the statue.  His efforts were in vain, thanks to to the power of Morticon's mind control device, and Argon finally resorted to brute force in an attempt to prevent Fungus from knocking the statue off it's base.  In an attempt to stop the Orc, Argon ran upon him at at full gallop to knock him away from the statue, but in doing so, both the Centaur's weight and speed, and the Orc's strength combined to knock the statue, and Fungus to the ground.

Once he hit the ground, Fungus seemed to come to his senses and pulled a broken device from his neck.  He claimed to have no memory of any of his action after meeting Morticon off the Rose Garden. As the Orc's cleared, Shoe told Fungus,  "Morticon do. Morticon roo. Me not do."  As Fungus got to his feet, he said, "Fungus get revenge! Fungus barbarian and strong! Not get hurt for long!" Argon nodded in agreement saying, "Yes. you should get revenge. It's all Morticon's fault!" Fungus then limped away, screaming a war cry, brandishing his axe.

There is conjecture that the small brain size of an Orc, was the only reason that Morticon's mind control device was able to work.  As of press time, Fungus had not confronted Morticon.  However, this is one of the very few successful SED plots to have actually had witnesses.

Argon SED Challenged By Evil Bunny
Bakunin, local Evil Hare announced his intentions to become,  Evil emperor of SpinDizzy.  Claiming to have come to the Rose Garden after 'roughing up' Morticon, local evil Wallaby and one of his henchman, Bakunin stated that he would take his place as Emperor, "When I am finished dispensing of that fool Morticon, and his clown troupe the SED..."

Local reaction was muted, as all that was heard was a few snickers.

When asked, Morticon replied by telephone from his vacation home somewhere on SpinDizzy. sounding relaxed, He said, "Hmm? I haven't heard anything about this. He must have attacked another wallaby or kangaroo by mistake, thinking it was me. What an idiot. I assure you I still run the SED and have several evil plans upcoming..." ::click:: The connection was then lost.  Repeated calls went unanswered.

Kulan Spoof #recent Yields Interesting Results!
We all know what 'spoof' does - it lets you make an 'anonymous' comment in the room you're in.  But not everyone realizes the spoof program here keeps the last 10 things spoofed in a room.  These things can be recalled by typing 'spoof #recent'.  Try it now and see for yourself!
After remembering this, I got the idea to go to EACH room on the map (I did not go inside buildings or any of that, since those are private areas) and see if there were any amusing spoofs laying around.  As you can see below, at least a few of them were amusing, especially out of context.
For those of you who notice things in your room you wish weren't saved, you can erase the spoof list by typing '@set here=/./spoof:'.   Also, typing 'spoof #help' shows you further commands you can use to fine tune spoof in your rooms.  Without further ado, here is the best of what I discovered (not edited):
( 100 keys, kilo..keyloboard...get it? )
( [deep breath] SCIENCE!!! )
( "My ... a fiesty one. We'll fix that tomorrow" )
( Medic #2 "Here you go Ma'am" )
( The entire horde of extras vigorously shake
( Team Rocket blasting off again! )
( Ask Ralph Nader. )
( Toons, Furr and Fluff:The Armageddon Before
( VO: QuietHeart broke his silence,  )
( Just got back from a coughing fit. )
( other then that, it's a nice lawn ornament )
( As the smoke clears.. Richard is on his butt
( Ahh, even the bus comes here ^_^ )
( Mmmm, the smelling of burning fur )
( They flail helplessly! )
( S'allright? S'allright. )
( feel the burn :) )
( Nothing odd but these spoofs. )
( Contacting www.flyingchair.com:80 )
( In the paper products isle )
( nice eyebrow )
( Centaurs don't do well on two wheeled vehicl
( not unix? )
( Hi. I'm Bruno, and I play a sexy blonde onli
( THe magic 8 ball says yes! )
( You tickle Io!  The planet responds with a b
( Picketed Butlers and Petitfours? )
( Peppermint pokes Kulan in the nose. :^> )
( Or maybe she's just been eating violets agai
( were they towels, was it Coldfyre?  We may n
( Everyone says Hi. )
( <HTML><B>Ping glares at Lamar. <U>"I am most
( Churrr!)
( guys look good in dresses, trust me. )
( Because people think Nikon is Austin's alt.
( And so, SpinDizzy got its second shore area!
( Unfortunately it's just Mountain Dew. )
( Yeah? Well I got -this- disease from a great
( you've discussed Andreas Katsulas before. )
( BF is a nothing, not a mr or mrs. )
( Sorry for the sarcasm )
( Ouch, not in the eye! )
( Welcome to Non Sequitor theater. )
( Electric thermometer, hon...it goes in your
( Sorry, reverted to proofreader. )
( The sugar is from sweet-potatoes )
( No there aren't.  Trust us. )
( Get it? Grass? Stalk? Haw! )
( lucky for the 'taur, he missed his death )
( The Pope Mobile )
( It's locked silly. =P )
( Mickey Mouse id gaseous too! )
( The Great Carnac?  Not know? )
( Bob finds one of those Mr T. Ate My Balls pa
( Lemmie just clamp junior into the lathe here
( The Fox head says, "Yes, put me on Reiter...
( The fox head says, "Yes! I need a host!" )
( Heh heh, he said jewels!" )
( Heh heh, he said got off, heh heh! )
( AKA: Shuddup and Kiss me, you fool! )
( no high tech otter equipment to help? )
( Wallabys taste like Wallabys. )
Madame Kleo Horoscope
If you were born this week, you are too young to be reading this horoscope. 
However, if you were born during the week of March 31st your horoscope is as follows:

You are spiritually invincible, today is a good day to read your VCR instructions.  But beware, the seeds of evil that you plant today will grow into big plants of evil in the future.  The rest of your week may seem normal, but I would suggest permanent press.  Your lucky numbers can be disclosed by calling 1-800-555-1214 (requires a touch tone phone, $5.99 a minute)

Argon Weekly Survey
Argon asked in this week's survey, "I'm doing a survey to be published in @Action News.  The question is, 'How many times a week do you visit SpinDizzy?'
Royce churrs, "Never. I live here."
Austin says, "Typically five to ten."
Reiter says, "5-6 times a week, maybe, if you don't count the fact that I have to reconnect every time I crash. If you do count that... hm... 23 times a week would be average."
Mouser hisses, "I'd say about 5 times a week..."
Steve chits, "As often as necessary."
Shoe says, "3 times usually."
Morticon counts.. he needs multiple paws. "7 * 3 = ~21 times a week"
Brittany usually visits 1-2 times a day.
Kilroy visits SpinDizzy at least once a day
Gina_Doberman says, "I'm here just about every night!"
Leslie pips, "I live here Mr Argon. Don't have to visit."
Maxl grumbles, "4512 connects. Divide that by about three years.  And then by 52 weeks a year, etc."
Butterfluff says, "The last two weeks, three or four. The month before that, once."
Gilead chirps, "In an ideal week I'd visit once. And just stay the whole week. But I'd say...14 times, on average, probably. The at-work connect, and the at-home connect after."
Boki squalls, "Boki does not count! It is many times!"
Alex says, "Basically an average of 20+ times (including alts)"
Ringo gets online too many times. "And I'm cutting back in favor of researching my people (Raccoons).  I think it's important. I get on spindizzy too many times."
Argon The Doze Garden 

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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.