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Limited Edition #9.5 - Holiday Special
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 14:48:00 GMT [download/play]

Parts read by:

1 - Jute from A View from the Top
2 - Riknas from Free Play
3 - Darren from Shut Up We're Talking
4 - Shawn from OMGRL and Massively Speaking
5 - Karen from Shut Up We're Talking, A View from the Top and EQual Perspectives
6 - Beau from Spouse Aggro
7 - Jon from VanHemlock Podcast
8 - Winterblink from Warp Drive Active
9 - Philip from Warpath and Drone Bay
10 - Stephen from Drone Bay and Warpath
11 - David from Drone Bay and Micro Warp Cast
12 - Leala  from Spouse Aggro and Epic Dolls
13 - Michael Zenke from Massively and MMOG Nation
14 - Jonathan from Online Gamers Anthology
15 - Emeny from Combobulater
16 - Brent from VirginWorlds
17 - Astara from Ringcast and Not Your Average Gamer
18 - Joe from Free Play
19 - Andreas from Free Play
20 - Peter from Addicted Gamer
21 - VanHemlock

Every Who
Down in Who-ville
Liked Christmas a lot....
But the Grinch,
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
Did NOT!
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

Whatever the reason,
His heart or his shoes,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Whos,
Staring down from his cave with a sour , Grinchy frown
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.
For he knew every Who down in Who-ville beneath
Was busy now, hanging a mistletoe wreath.
"And they're hanging their stockings!" he snarled with a sneer.
"Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!"
Then he growled, with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find some way to stop Christmas from coming!"
Tomorrow, he knew...

... All the Who girls and boys
Would wake bright and early. They'd rush for their toys!
And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
That's one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!
Then the Whos, young and old, would sit down to a feast.
And they'd feast! And they'd feast!
And they'd FEAST!
They would feast on Who-pudding, and rare Who-roast-beast
Which was something the Grinch couldn't stand in the least!

They'd do something
He liked least of all!
Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Would stand close together, with Christmas bells ringing.
They'd stand hand-in-hand. And the Whos would start singing!
They'd sing! And they'd sing!
And the more the Grinch thought of this Who-Christmas-Sing,
The more the Grinch thought, "I must stop this whole thing!
"Why, for fifty-three years I've put up with it now!
"I MUST stop this Christmas from coming!
......But HOW?"

Then he got an idea!
An awful idea!
"I know just what to do!" The Grinch laughed in his throat.
And he made a quick Santa Claus hat and a coat.
And he chuckled, and clucked, "What a great Grinchy trick!
"With this coat and this hat, I look just like Saint Nick!"
"All I need is a reindeer..."
The Grinch looked around.
But, since reindeer are scarce, there was none to be found.
Did that stop the old Grinch...?
No! The Grinch simply said,
"If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!"
So he called his dog, Max. Then he took some red thread
And he tied a big horn on the top of his head.

he loaded some bags
And some old empty sacks
On a ramshackle sleigh
And he hitched up old Max.
Then the Grinch said, "Giddap!"
And the sleigh started down
Toward the homes where the Whos
Toward the homes where the Whos
Lay a-snooze in their town.

All their windows were Dark. Quiet snow filled the air.
All the Whos were all dreaming sweet dreams without care
When he came to the first little house on the square.
"This is stop number one," the old Grinchy Claus hissed
And he climbed to the roof, empty bags in his fist.

Then he slid down the chimney. A rather tight pinch.
But, if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a moment or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
Where the little Who stockings all hung in a row.
"These stockings," he grinned, "are the first things to go!"

Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums!
Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimbley!

Then he slunk to the icebox. He took the Who's feast!
He took the Who-pudding. He took the roast beast!
He cleaned out that icebox as quick as a flash.
Why, that Grinch even took their last can of Who-hash!

Then he stuffed all the food up the chimney with glee.
"And NOW!" grinned the Grinch. "I will stuff up the tree!"
And the Grinch grabbed the tree, and he started to shove
When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove.
He turned around fast, and he saw a small Who!
Little Cindy-Lou Who, was not more than two.

The Grinch had been caught by this tiny Who daughter
Who'd got out of bed for a cup of cold water
She stared at the Grinch and said, "Santa Claus, why,
"Why are you taking out Christmas tree? WHY?"

But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
"Why, my sweet little tot," the fake Santa Claus lied,
"There's a light on this tree that won't light on one side.
"So I'm taking it home to my workshop, my dear.
"I'll fix it up there. Then I'll bring it back here."
And his fib fooled the child. Then he patted her head
And he got her a drink and he sent her to bed.
And when Cindy-Lou Who went to bed with her cup,
HE went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up!

Then the last thing he took
Was the log for their fire!
Then he went up the chimney, himself, the old liar.
On their walls he left nothing but hooks and some wire.
And the one speck of food
That he left in the house
Was a crumb that was even too small for a mouse.

He did the same thing
To the other Whos' houses
Leaving crumbs
Much too small
For the other Whos' mouses!

It was quarter past dawn...
All the Whos, still a-bed,
All the Whos, still a-snooze
When he packed up his sled,
Packed it up with their presents! The ribbons! The wrappings!
The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!
Three thousand feet up! Up the side of Mt. Crumpit,
He rode with his load to the tiptop to dump it!
"Pooh-Pooh to the Whos!" he was grinch-ish-ly humming.
"They're finding out now that no Christmas is coming!
"They're just waking up! I know just what they'll do!
"Their mouths will hang open a minute or two
"Then the Whos down in Who-ville will all cry BOO-HOO!

"That's a noise," grinned the Grinch,
"That I simply MUST hear!"
So he paused. And the Grinch put his hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low. Then it started to grow...
But the sound wasn't sad!
Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn't be so!
But it WAS merry! VERY!

He stared down at Who-Ville!
The Grinch popped his eyes!
Then he shook!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!

Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any presents at all!
He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?
"It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
"Maybe Christmas...Perhaps...means a little it more!"

And what happened then...? Who-ville they say
That the Grinch's small heart
Grew three sizes that day!
And the minute his heart didn't feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light
And he brought back the toys! And the food for the feast!
And he...

....HE HIMSELF...!
The Grinch carved the roast beast!

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Episode 9.5 Discussion Thread

'Congrats to all!' by crazykinux
Submitted on 2008-12-23 15:30:04 CST
Was a lot of fun to do, and even more to listen to. I`ve gotta say that some of you folks are very talented.

Happy Holidays to all!

David "CrazyKinux" Perry

'yeeey!' by foxybimbo
Submitted on 2008-12-23 15:47:48 CST
it's soooo good! well done! absolutely fantastic!!! am so impressed! very well done and very merry christmas!!

'masterpiece' by mchris
Submitted on 2008-12-23 17:21:11 CST
came home drunk. checked the VW. lmfao.
absolutey tip top work from everybody. shows how talented you all are.
merry christmas the collective!

'Great job!' by LealaTurkey
Submitted on 2008-12-23 17:33:19 CST
That turned out awesome! Tho I am a little scared of you now Darren. =)

'Part 4' by Brent
Submitted on 2008-12-23 17:41:35 CST
Is that really Shawn or is that a misprint?

'Wonderful' by welshtroll
Submitted on 2008-12-23 18:19:38 CST
That was very good, a super christmas message from the VW collective, nice.

Happy Christmas all

'Awesome' by Marc
Submitted on 2008-12-23 18:32:47 CST

Part 3..... whoa

Merry Christmas to the collective!


Marc & Ali

'Part 4' by Shawn
Submitted on 2008-12-23 18:41:21 CST
Yes it's me. I'm a dork, huh :)

'Vocal talents' by shuttler
Submitted on 2008-12-23 19:05:36 CST
great job too!

I cant stress how greatful I was for everyone helping me to get this together!

Merry Christmas

'Nice work!' by Sinaea
Submitted on 2008-12-23 20:02:29 CST
Yay, nice work everyone! The funny voices were... well, funny. ;D

'Holy Crap, I gotta say...' by Beauturkey
Submitted on 2008-12-23 20:10:58 CST
..that I am SOOOO proud of my voice, I think I even sound smarter than the Brits.

I keed. This is awesome. We really all sound kinda' hot.


'Merry Xmas' by JoeH
Submitted on 2008-12-23 22:20:52 CST
Woot, I officially said the least, guess thats best for the listeners...

Merry Xmas everyone!

'Wow, I never thought...' by Burtimus
Submitted on 2008-12-24 02:13:44 CST
You guys rock! A classic, for certain. I can't wait to have my grandchildren huddle around the rusty ol' iPod XXVII Mk II and listen to the voices of long ago.

Well done!

'BURTIMUS! Where have you been?' by Beauturkey
Submitted on 2008-12-24 04:15:42 CST
Dude, where have you been?? Gawl.
Contact me meanie.

I haven't been talking to ya for a long time...did you like sail off the face of the earth??

Email me NOW.


'Awesome!' by Jmo
Submitted on 2008-12-24 04:55:52 CST
Just Awesome!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

'Very Nice!' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2008-12-24 06:03:41 CST
I realy liked listening to you all. VW is a great place to be, I'm glad.

Merry Christmas all :)

'Wow...' by Mirage
Submitted on 2008-12-24 06:52:49 CST
That was incredible. I loved hearing famliiar voices, even Shawn's, which didn't seem quite right, and Darren's which gave me such a fright.

Merry Christmas everyone.

'Awesome Show...' by Saylah
Submitted on 2008-12-24 15:37:54 CST
It reminded me to get the original animation for my niece!

'OMG i love American accents. lol sooo cool, well done Shuttler And all the great voice talents' by MrMikame
Submitted on 2008-12-26 11:24:40 CST
OMG i love American accents. lol sooo cool, well done Shuttler And all the great voice talents