Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Happy Birthday Slinky Dog

That's right today is the birthday of Slinky Dog from Toy Story 1 and 2. His actual name is Gary Slucy, but for the rest of us he will always be Slinky Dog. This is Gary’s fourteenth birthday but in slinky dog years that makes him 43.982 human years old. From everyone at IODS we wish hem a happy birthday, and may all his slinky dreams come true.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

SARS Alert

IODS just learned that the SARS (Slinky Acute Rust Syndrome) has been reported in multiple locations outside of China. With the spread of this deadly syndrome we recommend that any slinky that has just come from China be thoroughly inspected by a slinky expert. Currently there is no cure, and early detection is key. If you spot any signs of rust on your metallic slinky please be advised that this is the first sign of SARS, and you should seek immediate medical attention. If caught early the spread of rust can be stopped, and damage to the slinky minimized. In cases in which the spread of rust is not contained rustidya can occur. We are currently researching and looking for advice and solutions on how to deal with SARS and rustidya, and will post the information as soon as we get it.

- Note:
Non-metal slinkies are not affected by this SARS alert as the disease only strikes metal slinkies.

Please spread this alert to as many slinkies as possible. Time is of the essence.

Story of Slinky Survival

The IODS team has been informed of a rumor spreading around the internet about an inspirational story of a slinky that survived the tsunami disaster. We cannot be sure that this is a true story, no confirmation from reputable sources has come in, but as it is, this story can serve to motivate all disabled slinkies to keep living every day to the fullest.

From what we have been able to gather, the story starts with our brave slinky lying on the warm sands of the beautiful resort town of Kamala Beach. It was a little after nine when that warm, sunny day started to turn tragic. While the slinkies owner went back to the resort after his morning swim, the slinky was left on the beach, where it had a front row seat to witness the powerful waves that were about to devastate the region. The first wave that hit just managed to reach the slinky in the center of the beach, but it was the follow up wave that picked the slinky up and hurled it coil over coil in the direction of the town. As the slinky was being hurled by the awesome force of the wave, one of its coils got caught on a palm tree. After catching the palm tree the slinky held on for dear life as more waves came in and then passed. When the sizable waves finally stopped, another horrific catastrophe occurred. The branch of the palm that the slinky was caught on broke off and fell to the ground bringing the slinky with it. On the ground, the palm branch rolled over a few of the slinky's coils and badly damaged them. For the next two days, the slinky was left alone, entangled with the palm branch in the middle of the street. Then on the morning of the third day, the slinky realized that it had to reflect the morning sunlight in order to get someone’s attention so that it could be rescued. Miraculously, by midday it felt someone begin to move it, and when it looked up, it was none other then its owner, who had survived the disaster by leaving the beach in the morning.

This is where we loose the story and all information regarding the slinky. IODS hopes that if the slinky or its owner hears about our page they will e-mail us with more information. However, as it is, this is a story of perseverance and of the slinky's will to keep living. This is the story that gives hope to all disabled slinkies, and tells them that as long as you have hope everything will turn out fine in the end.
So here is a salute from all of us at IODS to all the brave slinkies out there that hope that they will one day be able to be "normal" again.

Monday, January 17, 2005

In memory of our coiled bretheren

IODS would like to send our prayers out to all the slinkies that perished in the Asian Tsunami disaster. At 8:00 AM EST we will be holding 30 seconds of silence here at IODS central. If all of you can join us at your own location in remembering all the great slinkies whose time with us got cut tragically short, the whole world will be grateful.

Also if you have any slinky survivor stories to report please feel free to e-mail it and we will post it on the site.

Mission statement

IODS was created to provide owners of disabled slinkies a place where they can get counseling and community support in their time of great need. For far too long, physically challenged slinkies and their owners have had to live secluded from society with no place to turn for help. It is the hope of the IODS staff that we can provide a warm, caring, and loving community that will offer support and advice ranging from repair options all the way to dealing with the psychological ramifications of slinky disability. With your help and support we will be able to become the voice of handicap slinkies everywhere, and together we will fight make sure that any slinky no matter their disability can enjoy all the things that life and physics has to offer.