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"Dear Looney Labs: I would like to start by saying Thank you! My family and I have enjoyed many hours sharing Fluxx with all of the people we know. It's a great game that kids and adults can play together. A terrific concept that has motivated my sons to become creators of new cards as well as new games! I have attended Origins gamefest for the last three years and GenCon gamefests for the last four or five. I ran into your booth at Origins and played IceTowers, which I had to purchase on the spot. With the IceTowers purchase I received your advertising card... and then ordered Fluxx, some Blanxx, Cosmic Coasters and the rest is great history." -- message with a SASE request from Doug P.

Thursday, November 24th 2005
by the Writer's Guild of Wunderland

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If you want something from our online store before Christmas, we need your order no later than Monday, December 19th!

Twilight of the Happy Flowers

We got hit with a bummer this week: the supplier of our Happy Flowers has discontinued them!

Unlike most of our other products, which we design ourselves and manufacture here in the USA, the Happy Flowers were created by someone else and manufactured in China. Even so, they fit so well with our corporate imagery that we embraced them completely, selling the plush, posable flowers individually, giving them away as little prizes at our tourneys and events, bundling them together with our flagship product to create the gift-basket sort of thing we called Flowers & Fluxx, and even simply incorporating them into our lives as something we always have with us when we leave the house, to give away to strangers as random acts of kindness (and marketing, since we got a big batch with "LooneyLabs.com" embroidered on the stem).

We just love the Happy Flowers, they make great unbirthday gifts. You never know when you'll feel like giving someone a Happy Flower, and I've made it a habit to keep several in my white go-everywhere bag, so that I have refills ready as needed for Kristin, who tends to give a couple away whenever we go out.

But suddenly, all that has changed. Our supplier, who makes plush objects of every type imaginable, has stopped manufacturing the Happy Flower. We may well find another manufacturer who can fill the void this has created in our lives (obviously, the search will soon begin) but until and unless that happens, we now must think of the Happy Flower as an endangered species. This makes us sad.

Of course, we didn't find out about this until we were running very low and placing a restock order, so we're immediately considering ourselves sold out, and we're hoarding the last of them for ourselves. (Sorry.)

That said, there's one way the Flowers are still available, for a little while: in the aforementioned product called Flowers & Fluxx. And in a stunning coincidence, we'd already just decided to feature this product in this year's Holiday Special!

Here's why. With the arrival of Fluxx 3.1 last month, we find ourselves wanting to sell through the rest of our stock of Flowers & Fluxx as quickly as possible. Although the changes we've made to Fluxx since version 3.0 are all basically minor, folks are still going to want the latest version... and our supply of Flowers & Fluxx was assembled using the now-old version of the game. This gives them a certain feeling of obsolescence that makes us want to clear 'em all out fast.

This brings us to our new Holiday Special. Place an order for $60 worth of games from our online store, and we'll give you a FREE copy of Flowers & Fluxx! (That's a $24 value!) Check out the product pages for more details, restrictions, and so on. Then do your holiday shopping with us, online! Like Tirade says, our games make great gifts (particularly our newest ones, EcoFluxx and Family Fluxx).

AndyThanks for reading, have a great week, and Don't Forget to Play!

Thought Residue
I love my hair. How many other bald men do you know who can honestly say that? But it's true. Bald as I am on top, I've grown a handsome ponytail which I am proud to sport. I started growing it long in the back almost 15 years ago, when the drought up on top was first becoming obvious. My hair hangs down now as far as my watch!

I love my watch. (I was reminded of this by seeing it in the close up photo of our snake included in the new Gazette article about us.) It's a Timex digital watch from the mid-eighties and true to the old slogan, it has taken quite a lickin' and yet kept right on tickin' (if, that is, a digital watch can truly be said to tick). I've been wearing this watch on a chain around my neck for 20 years, and it's been bumped and bashed thousands of times in as many different ways during that time. And although it's a bit worn and does have some minor cracks in the glass, it's still doing great and serving me well. Someday I suppose it will suffer some sort of catastrophic failure... hopefully before then I'll have lined up an identical replacement via eBay.
"Today is a time of celebrating for you -- a time of looking back to the first days of white people in America. But it is not a time of celebrating for me. It is with a heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my People. When the Pilgrims arrived, we, the Wampanoags, welcomed them with open arms, little knowing that it was the beginning of the end. That before 50 years were to pass, the Wampanoag would no longer be a tribe. That we and other Indians living near the settlers would be killed by their guns or dead from diseases that we caught from them. Let us always remember, the Indian is and was just as human as the white people. Although our way of life is almost gone, we, the Wampanoags, still walk the lands of Massachusetts. What has happened cannot be changed. But today we work toward a better America, a more Indian America where people and nature once again are important." -- Wampanoag speaker at a 1970 ceremony marking the 350th anniversary of the Pilgrim's arrival in Massachusetts

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