GrowlerZone Issue #6

GrowlerZone #6 + + + + GrowlerZone #6

+ + A Cultural Posting From Growlerville + +
Issue #6
"That's precisely what vague is all about." (Oldold)

In this issue:

- - DEAR GROWLERZONE: Feedback forum

- - SUGGESTED LISTENING: Growler Radio 26 Timefish:
Traveling through time in search of food

- - GRIST: The Ascent Of A Candidate

- - AMAZING HUHU FACTS: There is (literally) only one Timefish.

- - THE REAL GROWLERVILLE REPORTS: More first hand Growlerville News
There's a big box of fake bugs that needs explaining.

- - UNCLE HUHU'S KNOCK-KNOCK CITY: This Pro Just Keeps on Knock Knocking



Did you know that our website has 28 age appropriate crossword puzzles?
Go here: The Growler Tapes Crossword Puzzles





Dear GrowlerZone,
My kids noticed that in the first Classic story, "Cutting The Cord,"
the kids cut a cord against the Growler's will. Then in the last story of
that series, "Quarter Past Twenty," the Growler cuts the cord against
the kids' will. Did you do this on purpose? JB

Dear JB,
Wow! Thanks for letting us know! GZ


Dear GrowlerZone,
What is with this character, Snifs? Is he speech disabled? My kids
claim they can understand him completely, but I definitely cannot.
Please give him some speech lessons for me. Candice U.

Dear Candice,
Imagine he speaks another language. The stories are designed
so you don't need to understand his speech. But your kids are on to
something... GZ


Dear GrowlerZone,
I found several internet sites with someone named Fred Growler
(go here: Growler Radio Vol. 20). I know who Growler Fred is, but is there
another character that I never heard of? Scuz Zemn

Dear Scuz,
The error on that site is just someone assuming that Fred is a
first name. That's our old boy, Growler Fred. FYI: There's also
Growler Ferd, who made his first appearance as a misspelling.
And a Fred Growler, who has nothing to do with Growlerville and its citizens. GZ


Got questions or comments? Let's hear from you.
gz @ growler.com Put "Dear GrowlerZone" on the subject line.





GROWLER RADIO 26 - Timefish

The Timefish evolved the ability to create an opening in time called a temporal vortex, through which they can travel to other timezones in search of better survival conditions. But is this temporal vortex a dangerous place for the Baby Huhu?
And what is Prof. Growler doing with all those fake crickets?

An organization called EARS (Encrusted Animal Rights Society) has been protesting the exploitation of encrusted animals by scientists. They've even infiltrated Prof. Growler's project.
The kids get caught up in a weird experiment, and then lead a last ditch rescue effort.

Concepts:(1) The temporal vortex, where time does not pass, and a species that travels through time to find the best conditions for survival.
Concepts: (2) A thriving species comprised of one, sterile individual.

Revisits: Traveling through time.




GRIST: The Ascent Of A Candidate.

by QB Snifs

When was the last time you heard an open discussion about the downside in the practicing of magic?
How about the right to live magic free.
Have you heard of magic labeling ("no magic was used in the manufacture of this product" or "this product is magic free")?

Growler Fred, the first anti-magic candidate ever to run for a seat on the Huhu Authority here in Growlerville, has caused an amazing stir. His influence reached right into the mainstream media this week, when the Growler Times suggested that Fred's pet project, the Fund For The Victims of Magic, to be paid for by the licensing of magic practitioners, was long overdue.

The continuing debate infuriates the hard line practitioners, who vow to keep Fred out of office whatever the cost. These are the entrepreneurs and powerful citizens who built Growlerville's unbelievable industries and infrastructure, and they have always had unchallenged control of the Huhu Authority. All current members are themselves magic practitioners, and none are eager to confront these issues publicly.

And then old Fred shows up, having been beaten down so many times by stupidity, bad luck, and unfortunate plot lines, that he thinks all magic is bad. And now, he has an audience and a significant media presence, in the form of a hit radio show, where he keeps delivering his consistent, don't-let-them-fool-you-into-thinking-magic-is-good message.

His most recent bombshell is a claim that the Camouflage disaster was actually the result of an industrial accident at an illegal waste disposal plant, where instead of carting the garbage to distant landfills, it was treated with Camouflage and then dumped in the nearby woods.

His handlers are presenting Fred as a candidate who is a heroic victim of the Camouflage incident, fighting to change the system in spite of the odds. For whatever reason, Fred is suddenly the talk of the town.

But what are his chances of winning the election? First of all, you have to understand that his opponent, Mother Huhu, is perhaps the most formidable political force in recent history. So the pundits are having a blast, talking up the intellectual positives of a Growler Fred win, but are really saying it's a lost cause. Of course, this only augments the weird attractiveness of Fred's candidacy, adding the underdog status to an already pathetic figure that the media has so eagerly plundered in search of a hero.

Who says politics is boring?

Have any comments on the pro/anti magic debate? Email us: gz @ growler.com




AMAZING HUHU FACTS (Growler Radio 26 Timefish)

Item: Timefish

Fact: There is only one Timefish. 

It used to be thought that the Timefish evolved the capability to create openings in time and thereby travel to other time zones primarily in search of better living conditions. But Professor QB Snifs, using his highly modified Trans Time Coordinator has studied the habits of the Timefish and has made some astounding discoveries.

By following the school, he learned to his amazement that the school grows in size as it is joined by individuals from other timezones. This and other empirical data led him to an incredible hypothesis, but one that explained all the observations.

Huge numbers of individual Timefish could all be the same Timefish, each from a different time zone, coming together to look like a large school.

Snifs also theorized that only one individual Timefish was originally created - perhaps as some doomed freak of nature deep within the Forbidden Zone, or possibly the result of an experiment conducted in the future.

Whatever the origin of this living anomaly, its ability to join itself in other time zones became a reliable way of reproduction and it thrived. Its reproductive instinct causes it to seek out and accompany itself in an earlier or later time zone. In this way, the entire school could double its size by going back in time one instant and merging with itself.

 So we learn that the survival of the fittest can mean the success of a sterile species, made up of only one individual.

 And that's an amazing Huhu Fact!




The Real Growlerville Reports

The Real Growlerville 6: The Hall Of Disasters

A first hand account by investigative journalist, Mr. E

The Hall Of Disasters is a huge brightly lit room with a large dark rock on a pedestal in the very center. The plaque explains that this is a sample of an encrusted mineral called the Shadow Sponge that Oldold carried out of the Forbidden Zone long ago..........Read More.




Knock knock.
Who's there?
June who?
Ju need to be so annoying?

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Juicer who?
Ju serve tea with desert?

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Mikey who?
My key doesn't fit in my keyhole!

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Deesa who?
Deesapear and don't come back!


Click here for the big collection of knock-knock jokes from Uncle Huhu: More Knocks




Another recommended story that May Relate to this issue of GrowlerZone:


Make sure they've got the bugs out of the system before you order any free magic samples over the phone, or you may suddenly find yourself stuck somewhere strange.  No problem, except that Growler Louise won't let anyone read the Magic Reference. And then there are these seemingly useless beans..

There are so many different kinds of magic, like the enchantment that sounds like music, but actually stops time.  It could be a great way to get your chores done when your schedule's tight.  But what about when it happens to you by accident?

Growler Fred has an answer!

Visits: Another magical accident

Concept: Time manipulation- sometimes its convenient and other times it's not.




More Stupidity

Bad Sepllnig Dsneo't Meattr. Dsoe It?
See what we mean. More Stupidity Fun




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Listen to the songs of the Baby Growlers  Series


Baby Growlers 1: Beat of the Spoon
Baby Growlers 2: Wild Baby
Baby Growlers 3: No Laughing Allowed
Baby Growlers 4: Too Hip To Hop
Baby Growlers 5: Shoelace Blues