Written by Babs
Illustrated by Yakko
11:58 am: I had lunch at the Warner Cafe--a
clubhouse sandwich with fries, a bowl of clam chowder, a slice of Boston cream pie, and a
large glass of milk. I wasn't particularly hungry that day.
12:23 PM: I was on my way
to a pawn shop downtown when I ran into Bugs, literally. Note to myself, dont ever
walk with your face in a newspaper.
"Where's my money,
gumshoe?" he demanded.
"Don't worry, you'll get it
soon enough!" I answered. "By the way, the name's Sylvester. Not Gumshoe."
He looked at me like he couldn't
believe what I was saying. "Gumshoe. It's a synonym for 'detective'."
I pulled a thesaurus out of my
pocket. "You carry that around with you?" he asked.
"Oh, you know, for just such
an emergency." I flipped through the pages till I reached the entry
"detective". To the right was a number of synonyms, one of which was
"gumshoe". "So you're right." I blurted.
"Aren't I always?" he
"Anyway, since you're here,
I was wondering if you had any information as to the whereabouts of a missing ruby."
"You're talkin' about Babs'
"Yes. How did you
"Word gets around fast in
this town, Sly. Besides, it's on the front page of today's paper." He pulled the
newspaper out of my hand and showed me the front page. Among the other headlines was
"Ruby missing! Babs Bunny distraught!" I couldn't believe I didn't see that
before. Then he continued, "Other than that I haven't heard or seen anything, but
I'll give you a buzz if I do."
"Give me a call too while
you're at it," I said. He gave me this funny look, and started to walk away. Then I
hollered "I'll have your money as soon as I solve the case! I promise!"
At this moment Bugs turned
around. "No hurry!" he exclaimed sarcastically. "It's not like I have bills
to pay or something!" He then continued on his way to wherever he was going, and I
continued on my way to the pawn shop.
12:32 PM: Stopped for ice
cream--a chocolate fudge sundae with extra whipped cream and a cherry on top. Yummy!
12:35 PM: I arrived at the
pawn shop. Behind the counter was a young man with an attitude problem. "What do you
want, you pathetic-looking cat?!?" he yelled.
I calmly walked up to the
counter. "I was wondering if perhaps someone might have came into your establishment
and tried to sell you a ruby."
"Nobody tried to sell me
nothing like that!"
"Didn't your teacher tell
you not to use a double negative?" I asked. "Anyway, if someone does, here's my
card. Don't hesitate to give me a call."
He looked at the card.
"You're a cop?!?" he exclaimed.
"No, no, no!" I argued,
"I'm a private eye!"
"Whatever. Now go away! I've
had enough problems with cats today!" he demanded.
"Problems with cats?" I
"Yeah. These stray cats keep
comin' around begging for food! What do I look like, a fast food chain?"
Just then a black and white cat
appeared at the door. Around its neck was a collar with a pretty red rock attached. I knew
it looked familiar, but I didn't know why. So instead I shooed the cat away, checked out a
few chess pieces, and walked out the door.
Be on the lookout for Part 3 in
the next issue of The Looney Bin!
NOTE: If you missed part 1 and
would like a copy, send an e-mail to Babs at Linda_Pang@prodigy.com.
Okay, heres the deal.
Im starting a Pinky and the Brain story here. Im asking at least one person to
continue the story. Maybe only a paragraph or two, but something. I will post the
continuation of the story in the next issue of the Looney Bin!
Pinky & the Brain
As usual, Pinky & the Brain sat in their cage. Brain was
working on his latest invention. Pinky, on the other hand, was staring into a blank
Suddenly, Pinky broke out in
"Pinky? What are you
doing?" asked the Brain.
"Why, Brain? Cant you
The Brain looked into the screen
for a second.
"Well, there are these two
funny looking lab mice on the screen. One has big, silly willy ears and the other has a
really huge head! Ha, ha, ha! Narf!"
Pinky looked carefully at the
images before him as if he was in deep thought.
"Actually, they look a mite
bit like us!"
A look of frustration formed on
Brains face. He lifted the pencil, which he had been using to put his plans on
paper, and brought it down on Pinkys head.
"You dolt! Those are our
While rubbing his head, Pinky
said, "Oh! Gee! Right you are, Brain!"
Seeing no point in continuing
that aspect of their conversation Brain quickly changed the subject. He lifted his
invention above his head.
"Do you know what this is,
"I cant say I do,
Brain. Is it an
automatic horse shearer?"
Brain scrunched his face.
"No, Pinky. Its a
micro-magnetic thermonuclear hypnotic device!"
"But Brain, it doesnt
looks like its very magnetic or thermonuclear."
"Its my invention,
Pinky. When you come up with an invention then you can name it whatever you want!"
Brain took a second to calm down.
"Can you guess what
were going to do with this, Pinky?"
To Be Continued
BY YOU!!! =)
Well, it looks like I owe you guys
answers for the first for the first two parts of the of the Tiny Toons: How I Spent My
Summer Vacation Quiz. Sorry for the delay in the answers! Here you go!
I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION ANSWER KEY
1. A street cleaner
2. The Simpsons
4. In a trance
6. & 7. Skateboard, Jam box, A rubber ducky
8. The books are never seen again!
9. A bomb, An anvil
10. - 12. Yo-yo, Squirt Gun, Basketball, Baseball
bat, Tennis racket, Another basketball
13. - 15. Paris, Italy, China, Peru, Boise
17. - 19 Cheese grater, Canoe, The Kitchen Sink!,
22. - 25. Stop, Caution: Duck at Work, Railroad
Crossing, Speed Limit 5 MPH, Road Under Repair, SLOW Pedestrians Crossing
26. - 27. Sunglasses, Beach chair, Jam box,
28. - 31. Toilet seat, Lamp, Baseball, Toaster,
Bar of soap, Pail of Icy water, Tray of ice cubes
32. - 34. 3 bunny shaped dolls, Surfboard w/ WB
emblem, Batman mask
36. - 39. Little Beeper, Concord Condor, Sweetie,
Sneezer, 4 kids
40. - 42. Beach Comber Deli, Tony's Pizza, Sun
Shades, Schlock Art
43. 5 cents
Well thats it! It took long enough to get this issue out!
Well, thanks to all who helped make this issue possible.
Special Thanks To:
Babs, Colin, Yakko, Harley and Warner Bros. for
providing such delightful screen shots!
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