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A Hopi vision
of what we've done to our Earth
and our way of life.
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"Played Fluxx while deployed in Iraq.
Hours of non-combat fun!" -- Kathryn of Honolulu,
||Timeline & Funding Questions
got a package in the mail this week from a fan named Marcy.
(Hi Marcy! Thanks for the cool stuff!) The package contained
a variety of cool stuff, some from the past, some from the present,
and some, including this button, from the future. My favorite
thing is the button... it really feels to me like an artifact
plucked from an
alternate reality in which John Lennon lives and is campaigning
for a ban on guns.
We've actually seen Marcy once before, long ago, but we didn't
really meet. Her husband is a medical marijuana patient known
as Glaucoma Jim, who we heard speak at Cannabis
Cup #10 in 1997. I found his story so inspirational that
I mentioned him
in my big report, Stoners
in the Haze. Well, it's another 8 years later, Jim
still has his eyesight, and he and his wife have become fans
of our games!
Another thing I really enjoyed in Marcy's package was from
the past, stories from their trips to Amsterdam, memories which
included playing Fluxx
in the coffeeshops. Marcy is understandably particularly excited
about our recently announced plans for Amsterdam
Coffeeshop Playing Cards, described on last week's huge new
edition of my "What's
on the Stove?" planning report. She asked on one of
our mailing lists
how soon we might be planning on releasing this product.
This of course begs the whole question of the timetable for
everything we've got brewing on the stove. ("When do you
plan to actually move?"
is, for example, a common question.) So, having last week written
at length about all the things I'm working on, this week I've
been thinking about priorities and schedules and I came up with
this little chart:
Everything always takes longer than it seems like it should,
and this is an ambitious schedule, so it's doubtful we'll really
get all this done in the time I'm predicting here. Moving alone,
it seems at times, could take as long as everything else on this
chart. And this of course is just the stuff I'm focusing on...
other massive Looney Labs projects, like the completion of SuperFRED
and the growth of our sales department, aren't even described
funding is also another problem we face, as usual. Even if we
were finished with all the artwork for all these new products,
we'd still need a load of cash to pay for getting them all printed.
Unfortunately, the more our company grows, the more money we
need for expansion...
So, once again, Kristin and Meg are looking for more investment
capital. Kristin has just sent out her report to our investors,
so if you know anyone who might be interested in loaning us heaps
of money, please let us know. Thanks!
Have a Great Week, and Thanks for Playing Our
||"Conceding that it's possible to jack up
rationalizations and interpretations that spin these last obvious
lies into inadvertent misstatements or something a little less
criminal, go back to the top and look again at the inarguable
distortion of the basic math of Social Security, which ain't
much more complex than grade-school arithmetic. Bush absolutely,
positively lied. Repeatedly. Lying to Congress is an impeachable
offense. It is also, very sadly, now a standard part of how this
country is run." -- Bob Harris, "Bush
Lies To Congress, 2005: A Sample of Obvious Lies"
||"There is not one bit of justice, logic,
scientific fact or moral clarity involved in the mechanism of
the drug war. To destroy the drug war monster, requires nothing
more than the truth and the courage to speak."
-- Dean Becker, "Crackajuana
||"It has ever been my experience that folks
who have no vices have very few virtues."
-- Abraham Lincoln, who was probably gay, according to researcher
C.A. Tripp, who makes the case in a new book called The Intimate
World of Abraham Lincoln