Sunday, December 23, 2012

Beginning to Look a lot like Xmas

The Idyll-Beast Research Center wishes to thank Mayor Max and his staff for their outstanding work on this year's Greater Idyllwild Tree Lighting Ceremony. We are delighted to have an animal of such vision in our midst. 

The Mayor's office has submitted this evidence from their holiday photo op. This year the Idyll-Beast happened by for a little power lunch and to talk over events of common interest. Christmas with Mayor Max is becoming a veritable carnaval of the animals. After a brief altercation over a particularly engrossing sock...

the creatures tapped out a joint statement of "peace and joy to Beasts of goodwill..."

 and obliged the staff photographer with a smile and a wag...

Friday, December 7, 2012

To "Serve" Man

More evidence of the Idyll-Beast's activity during the Halloween "Great Pumpkin" parade has come to light. It seems the Beast carried the idea of his costume, "Idyll-Beast Esquire, attorney at law" further than we had imagined. The county court has been clogged with confused respondents who believe they have been named in a lawsuit. It seems that during the parade the creature "served" other celebrants with what appears to be a lawsuit alleging "unlawful deliciousness and fraud."The Animal has been changed by his time on the Board of Directors of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce. As they say, "monkey see, monkey do."

Our legal team has determined that the case is probably frivolous, but to be on the safe side (ex abundanti cautela) "defendants" may bring their "summons" to the Idyll-Beast Research Center. Although not qualified to give legal advice, we know how to spot a hoax.  We reproduce below one of these documents. Click on the image to see a larger view. You may need to click again to magnify the image.

If this is what it seems to be, it would represent a change in the animal's feeding habits. The Idyll-Beast is known to be an opportunistic eater, and our society presents opportunities previously unexplored by the higher animals. Using the courts to harass prey into being eaten would seem a logical step for an omnivore.

The document seems to be missing a "proof of service" and the verification paragraph is suspect, missing a signature as it is. Trick or treat indeed. The tone is somewhat more refined and polite than that of some attorneys, and the prose more natural. Many "Delicious Idyllwilders" will be watching their mail boxes for a "Motion to Compel."