Guide to Wunderland
- News Archives
In the updated version, Mary Anne married the Skipper, Ginger
moved in with the Howells, and Gilligan shared a hut with the
Professor. When the rescue ship finally arrived, there were five
additional islanders: Titian, Othello, June, Hildegard, and Bob.
When they got back to civilization, the kids formed a band...
but their music sucked.
New this week: Pimple
'I whose mere name has kept this country safe,
I that in early days have driven out
Maeve of Cruachan and the northern pirates...'
- W. B. Yeats, On Baile's Strand
nimiety (nim-eye'-et-ee) n.
- Dogma :-|
A little preachy;
just barely delivered us
from ho hum acting.
This classic send-up of the classic monster movie
is quite possibly Mel Brooks' best film (even though - or perhaps
because - he stayed behind the camera on this one). Gene Wilder
plays Frankenstein's grandson, who inherits the castle and picks
up where grandpa left off. It's a quote-master's must-see, and
is required viewing for all Teri Garr fans as well.
||Rob's Wedding, Mad Lab Rabbits,
and the Impending Holiday Rush
The big news in our community this week is that Rob
just got married! The wedding was held at the beautiful Kent
Manor Inn out by the bay, and it was a delightful occasion, marked
with exquisite food and great live music.
Rob is one of several Toasters who moved out west in the mass
migration to Boulder that occurred a couple of years ago, when
Magnet melted down. He got together with Aileen out there, but
her family lives in our neck of the woods, which is why the wedding
was held out here. This meant the rest of the Boulder office
was in town as well, and it was great seeing them all again...
and finally getting to meet Aileen.
All in all, it was a wonderful wedding... the only snafu I
know of is that Hurricane Lenny had just finished flattening
their honeymoon destination, forcing them to quickly devise a
Plan B. Here's hoping that went off as well as the wedding, and
best wishes to them both for many happy years together!
For quite a while now, we've been trying to devise
a good fan reward/recognition program, something that would allow
us to harness the energy and enthusiasm of our fanbase, and to
use that power for Good (never for Evil). And although we still
haven't figured it all out, we've decided to go ahead and launch
the program, and figure the rest of it out as we go along.
After months of debate, we've settled on calling this loosely-knit
team the Mad Lab
worked up a great looking mascot character, and we've started
a page with initial information on the program, with a survey
you can fill out if you're interested in joining up, through
which you can give us your opinions and ideas.
One thing we've
already been getting requests for (which we already had in the
works) is a very compact piece of propaganda, which our Rabbits
can keep handy to give away whenever someone is curious about
getting their own Fluxx deck or Icehouse set. To this end, we've
designed a new Micro-Catalog. It's the size of a business card,
and hopefully we'll have them available by this time next week.
Other than that, the main thing on our minds this week has
been the impending holiday shopping season. This will be a crucial
time for our business, one which we've been preparing for in
various ways for quite some time. Even so, we still found ourselves
with many little improvements we've been planning to do still
unfinished just a few days before the official start of the holiday
shopping season. So, we've been hastily adding some buttons to
the Shopping Cart pages, clarifying the options
for shipping, finally getting that privacy
statement written, and otherwise doing a bit of polishing
up here and there. And now the store is really looking sharp,
and we're just about ready to handle the hopefully-massive holiday
rush that, judging by the recent increase in orders, is already
starting. Here we go!
games have you played today?
those scientists... they're all alike! They say they're working
for us, but what they really want is to rule the world!" - Angry villager, - Young Frankenstein
Martian Chess: A
variation designed to make use of a fifth stash, of black icehouse
pieces (but playable with a regular set, too - mix 3 colors,
use the 4th as the blacks). Each time a piece makes a capture,
a trophy point (marked with a stacked black piece) is assigned
to the surviving piece, increasing its value accordingly.
saw a truck that said 'Gilligan and MacGonnigal, Construction',
and I thought 'Yeah, like I'm gonna let Gilligan do my construction'." - Frank Kanach