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15 Years of Island Drama and Hijinks

Over the years, we have collected a few stories involving the characters who live on this Island. For a while we stuck them in the sidebar, but 10 years worth of Ms. Morales failing to successfully cross the street, Bear getting into difficulties at the Crazy Horse, Percy cavorting with his nudist companion, Javier falling into romantic trouble, Marlene and Andre making bread soup and punk rock music, Mr. Howitzer flailing at talking crows with his walking stick, and Suzie pondering Life's Persistent Questions at the Old Same Place Bar really started to accumulate in a rather embarrassing manner.

Then, of course, there are the hedgehogs and the crew of the Iranian spy sub AIS Chadoor to add to the mix.

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October 2001
A Sunday Jaunt with Percy

11-28-01

Poodleshoot & BBQ

LAST REVISION 10-16-2013
02-23-03
Bear & Love
A Bay Survey

08-24-03
Newark Invasion Update

11-29-03
2003 Poodleshoot

01-11-04
Mambo and the Moebius Strip

01-25-04
State of the Onion Speech

02-02-04
The Officer & the Jaywalking Turtles

04-04-04
Newark Invasion Update
05-09-04
Papoon for President
05-25-04
Interview with the GOP Alt Candidate
10-11-04
Candidate Debates

11-14-04
Eugene Shrubb and Osama Bin Lassie
11-28-04
Poodleshoot Report
02-14-05
Bear Gets The Editor into Trouble

02-21-05

State of the Onion Speech

04-30-05
Shrubb And War

10-02-05
Jim Has A Party
10-09-05
Unintelligent Design
10-14-05
Current Politics Explained
11-27-05
Poodleshoot Report

   
01-05-06
The Island Faith-Based Initiative
02-19-06
Just Like GK

03-12-06
Hester & Hydrangeas
08-13-06
Squirrel Problems

10-01-06
Ms. Morales
10-10-06
Ms. Morales Again

10-20-06
Lutefisk & Chinese Eggs

Night Crossing

11-01-06

11-12-2006
Ms. Morales 3rd time

11-20-06
Night And Sleep On The Island

11-25-06
Poodleshoot

01-01-07
NYE At The Vicarage

01-12-07
Wharf Rat
Snuffles

01-26-07
Sally Causes an Eruption
02-25-07
Sunday Night Jam At The O.S.P.B

03-19-07
Dangling Conversation At A Bus Stop

03-23-07
The Affair Of The Easter Peeps

03-25-07
Boat Trouble

03-29-07
Mr. Howitzer And The New Library

04-08-07
The Easter Egg



05-01-07
Fishing & Abalone

05-08-07
Jim & a Tick

05-20-07
The Golden Trout And Eugene

07-04-07
Suzie's Breakup

08-02-07
Suzie And Aisling

09-30-07
Mrs Almeida And The Chickens

10-05-07
Come Home Sally

10-12-07
Wally's Gun And The Raccoon

10-31-07
A Spooky Party

11-01-07
Waiting On A Train

11-05-07
Pedro And a Near Miss

11-28-07
Poodleshoot Report

12-01-07
Andre & Marlene's
Home Of The Blues


12-07-07
Seasonal Celebrations

12-15-07
Fetching The Tree

12-23-07
The Xmas Tree in Situ

 
01-20-08
Lynette Fixes A Problem
02-07-08
In Jacqueline's Salon
02-14-08
Blue Valentines Day
03-03-08
Mr. Cribbage & The Raven
03-16-08
St Patricks Day And The Wee Man
04-08-08
Wally, Joanne and Desire
04-13-08
The Skunk & Heroditus
05-14-08
Bear and Mother's Day
05-31-08
Mr. Howitzers Dog And The Chilies
06-08-08
Javier's 50th Birthday& Fire

06-20-08
Fathers Day

10-08-08
Quentin's Story

10-20-08
Saving Pvt Opus
10-31-08
Season Of The Witch
11-03-08
Dream Crossing

11-15-08
Dinner At The House

11-28-08
10th Annual Poodleshoot

12-28-08
News from the Island

01-03-09
Welcome Back My Friends

01-11-09
Mike Disposes Of The Tree

02-01-09
Lionel's Daughter

02-07-09
Mr. Johnsons BBQ


02-08-09
Bonkers Steals Dinner

02-15-09
Rain And Romance

03-12-09
Rolph Comes To California

03-23-09
Bread Soup

04-12-09
Rent Increases


04-19-09
Spring Is The Most Dangerous Season for Javier

04-26-09
Javier Gets The Blues

05-03-09
Suzie, the Staff, and Avoiding Spring

05-10-09
Mother's Day on the Island

05-24-09
A Beautiful Girl at the O.S.P.B.

05-31-09
Jose Saves The Indomitable

06-07-09
Love Hurts (Javier Especially)

Graduation Day
06-12-09

06-24-09
Father's Day at Mama's Cafe

06-28-09
Music and Bozos

07-04-09
Problems with Fireworks

07-24-09
Marsha's Story

08-16-09
Counting Perseids

08-30-09
Dogs

09-06-09
Possums and Beauties

09-13-09
Mr. Blather and Healthcare

09-30-09
Their Daughter Performs in "Hair"

10-11-09
Suzie's Blind Date

10-18-09
Suzie and Jorge

11-01-09
El Dia de los Muertos

11-08-09
Suzie Returns Home

11-15-09
A Surprise for Suzie

11-26-09
The Annual Island Poodleshoot

12-06-09
The Food Bank

12-14-09
Channukha
12-20-09
Solstice

12-27-09
Waiting for the Ball to Drop

 
2010
 
01-31-10
The Man with the Redshoes

02-07-10
Rain and Hard Times

02-14-10
La Pistole y La Corazon

02-21-10
The Terrible Accident

03-07-10
Jose Goes to the E.R.

03-14-10
Show a Little Mercy

03-21-10
The Man from Minot

03-28-10
Spring Fling at the Clubhouse

04-04-10
Pesach at Marlene & Andre's

04-25-10
Cmdr. Stiffstik & the Stars

05-09-10
Mother's Day & Lady Gaga

05-15-10
The Gardens of Qom in Spring

06-08-10
Javier's Birthday This Time

06-20-10
Piracy, Father's Day and BBQ


06-27-10
The Norwegians and Juanita's Hot Dish

July 4, 2010
The Mayor's Parade

July 11, 2010
500 Monks and the Fish Fry

July 18, 2010
A Pint of Plain

08-01-10

Where We Come From

08-15-10

How to Make Garam Masala

08-22-10

Cowboy Wiz

08-29-10
Everybody Here is from Somewhere Else

10-03-10

Lutefisk and the Pastor

10-31-10

The Strife Family

11-02-10

The Night Crossing This Time

November 14, 2010

Mr. Howitzer, Dodd, & Hermano, the Pig

November 28, 2010

12th Annual Poodleshoot & BBQ

December 5, 2010

Chanukah and the Hummingbird

December 12, 2010

Absinthe and Shoveling Snow

 
 
2011
 

 

January 2, 2011
The Great Recession

January 9, 2011
Winter and the Man from Minot
January 23, 2011
Leave 'em Laughing
January 30, 2011
Bacalhau Rescue
February 6, 2011
Farewell to LWB
February 13, 2011
Wild Badgers & Crazed Weasels

February 14, 2011
Love Hurts

February 20, 2011
Careless Love
February 27, 2011
A Long Winter

March 6, 2011

Adam Comes to the House

March 13, 2011
It Takes an Archipelago

March 20, 2011
The Wee Man Returns

April 03, 2011
Island Love Rituals

April 17, 2011
Wendy & Eusebio, Danya in the Lion's Den

April 24, 2011
Jesus has a Bad Dream

May 8, 2011
Adam and the Firemonk

May 15, 2011
The Goddess and the Runaway Moose

May 23, 2011
The End of the World - Not!

June 5, 2011
Lovers, Crazy People & Cowboys

June 15, 2011
Javier's Birthday This Time

June 26, 2011
Jose in ICU & More Birthdays

July 4, 2011
A Guernville Independence Day

July 10, 2011
Summertime
August 7, 2011
Life, Death, Rats and Hot Pink Feathers

August 14, 2011

Ever Been to Minneapolis?

 

August 21, 2011
On This Harvest Moon

September 18, 2011
Rachel & the Viking Cowboy
September 25, 2011
The Most Dangerous Game

October 2, 2011
The Tzadik's Dream

October 30, 2011
Doom & Drawing Straws
November 2, 2011
The Night Crossing - Noche de los Muertos

November 27, 2011
The 13th Annual Poodleshoot & BBQ

December 4, 2011
Fire, Fire, Fire!
December 11, 2011
Luck and Death

December 18, 2011

Andre Gets Arrested for the Holidays

December 25, 2011
A Spirit Visits Mr. Howitzer
December 31 - January 1, 2012
New Years Day
   
 
2012
 
January 7, 2012
Holiday Jobs
January 16, 2012
Planning the Ball
January 28, 2012
Luff Sings and Harvest Moon
February 14, 2012
Valentine's Day Massacree
February 28, 2012
Dirty Business
March 14, 2012
Luck of the Irish

March 28, 2012

The Angry Elf's Story

April 8, 2012

Pesach and the Dream of Jesus

April 16, 2012

Fish, Cottonwoods & Electrons

April 23, 2012

Jose Drifts

May 20, 2012

Broken Bones & Books

May 28, 2012

Rolf's Nightmare of America

June 3, 2012

The Recession & the Mafia

June 10, 2012

Birthdays & Graduations

June 17, 2012

Son, Get a Career

June 24, 2012

Happy Endings?

July 4, 2012

The Parade

July 22, 2012

The Maltese Bagel Case

August 19, 2012

The Electoral Process

August 26, 2012

The Bully Problem

September 6, 2012

Crazy Autumn

September 30, 2012

El Abuelta di la Diablo

October 7, 2012
Mr. Howitzer 3.0

October 21, 2012
Sharon Takes out the Garbage
October 29, 2012
The Drawing of Straws

November 1, 2012
El Noche de los Muertos

November 25, 2012
The Poodleshoot

December 16, 2012
Ihr Kinderlein Kommet
 
2013
 

January 6, 2013

Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain

January 27, 2013
Snow Angels

February 3, 2013

Jack of Hearts

February 10, 2013

Old Friends

February 14, 2013

Blue Valentines

February 24, 2013
Alte Liebe & Herr Schmidt

March 17, 2013
The Wee Man Returns


April 14, 2013
Senor Augustino et Fils

April 21, 2013
The Most Interesting Man in the World

April 28, 2013
Pedro, Kites and Cacophony

May 12, 2013
The Euphonia Caper

(3 parts)

June 2, 2013
Orion's Belt

June 9, 2013
The PPA
, & the Class of '13

June 16, 2013
Javier's Birthday This Time
(2 Part Episode
)

July 4, 2013
Mr. Blather has a Contretemps with Fire

July 14, 2013
Quentin & Sgt. Rumsbo are Saved by the FSM

July 21, 2013
The FSM & The Iranian Spy Submarine

August 4, 2013
Wally's Son Finds Sanctuary

August 18, 2013
Joshua Meets a Famous Fugitive

September 1, 2013
Art and The Angry Elf Gang

September 8, 2013
Sociopathy and Making Yontif

September 16, 2013
Old Schmidt, War, and Peace

September 22, 2013
Myron & the Roofrats

October 6, 2013
Suzie and a Unicorn

October 27, 2013
Drawing of Straws Again

November 1, 2013
El Noche de los Muertos

November 28, 2013
The 15th Annual Poodleshoot & BBQ

December 30, 2013
Celtic New Year


 
2014
 

January 5, 2014
Welcome Back My Friends - 2 Ministers

January 19, 2014
Suzie is Determined to Stay Single

January 25, 2014
Eugene and Cupid

February 14, 2014
V-Day This Time - Denby's Luck

February 23, 2014
What Happened to Eugene and Sabine

March 3, 2014
Mr. Cribbage Has a Gutter Contratemps

March 9, 2014
Mr.. Howitzer Gets Knocked Out

March 16, 2014
The Wee Man This Time

March 23, 2014
Dangerous Spring

March 30, 2014
Oranges and Poker

April 6, 2014
Larry Meets Mr. Death

April 13, 2014
I Like Your Hat

April 20, 2014
Pesach This Time

April 27 , 2014
Calling Tech Support

May 2, 2014
The Knights of Carumba

May 11, 2014
Motherless Children: Los Perdadors

May 18, 2014
A Spring Night

May 25, 2014
La Pistole y La Corazon Redeux

June 1, 2014
Not the Way it Used to Be

June 8, 2014
Javier's Birthday and the Riot Squad

06-15-14
Fathers Day

07-04-2014
July 4th this Time

07-13-2014
Full Moon Lunacy

07-20-2014
The Moon, Baseball
, and Love
07-27-2014
The Moon, Religion, and the Heroic Dog

08-03-2014
The Summer of Supermoons and Dogs

08-08-14
Wierd Stuff People Eat

08-17-14
Politics and a Funeral

08-24-14
Police activity

09-07-14
Strange Fish

09-21-14
Survivalists and DAESH

09-29-14
Seal Harassment

10-05-14
High School Reunion

10-12-14
I Like Your Hat (Oops!)

10-26-14
Drawing Straws

11-01-14
The Crossing This Time

 
2015
 
01-04-15
The Truth about Pirates
01-14-15
Last of the Benders

02-01-15
California Heritage

02-08-15
Alonso, The Strong
- More History

02-14-15
Valentine's Day Massacree, Again

02-22-15
After the Party

03-08-15
March Madness


03-15-15
Desire
03-22-15
The Wee Man Returns
04-05-15
Pesach and Jesus

04-19-15
The Most Dangerous Season

04-26-15
Control Issues

05-10-15
Mother's Day
05-24-15
Wild Ride
06-07-15
The Infamous Fart

06-13-15
Javier's Birthday, This Time


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