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Welcome. An Origin Story.


If you find yourself here, you find yourself at the written history, sifted through JCPenny catalogs and grocery lists, molded three times so far and dropped again in the bottom of a sink of dirty dishes, through the garbage disposal, and mysteriously found and removed from a wine bottle on the Pacific coast. This is the history unverified as well as we can recall, to be reformatted when the holders see fit. This is the beginning of The Rough & Tumble, as so many of you have been asking:

The Rough & Tumble didn’t meet until after they had known each other for years. Being avid ornithologists, they had met briefly on their own individual bird watching expeditions as they were both obsessed with the ever elusive and disappearing Grus Americana, or the North American Whooping Crane. They had passed field notes and binoculars back and forth since 2007 and Scott had even aided Mallory in her research in Nashville, published in 2010’s “Mallory Graham Thinks About Her Invisible Friends,” a work that describes the endangered species in its natural habitat. In 2011, Scott returned to that very spot to study its migratory patterns and insisted on Mallory’s professional input, published in 2011’s “Those Phantom Towns.” Earlier descriptions of the elusive bird’s loneliness are referenced in 2008’s “Storyville.”

In June 2011, the two realized that the best way to study the species, whose numbers had dropped to an estimated 437 in the wild, would be to form The Rough & Tumble, a teeny-tiny traveling ornithology duo. They camped out for months underneath the abandoned nest of a lost whooping crane and produced “We Sing In Your House When You’re Not There…we even ordered pizza,” a ground-breaking study of the disappearance of the whooping crane. They have since hit the road along with their dog, Butter, who is skilled in helping lost animals find their way home. The three are still out there.

What you find here are the findings of two individual bird watchers who realized that when dealing with endangered birds, it is best to have a bird watching partner.

If you have discovered this information by accident, please return to your daily activities. If you have discovered this information by accident and wish to procure above mentioned references, kindly attend an R&T show for the specific artifacts accompanying these true and false facts (note these dates for possible delivery). If you have already procured these artifacts and find yourself here, consider this the fulfillment of the prophecy.