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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price :)
Give me your tired,
your poor, your huddled masses.
We will squeeze them dry.
"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.
||Twilight of the Happy Flowers
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
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
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.
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
for reading, have a great week, and Don't Forget to Play!
||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