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August 2011 Newsbytes archive

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For historical purposes, a collection of links and other tidbits posted to Newsbytes in August.

Higgs Raccoon: Disney to adapt Tuxedo Gin - Japanese graphic novel with talking chinstrap penguin.

Fred: Artist injects herself with horse blood; wears hooves.

Fred: A "furry" car of the future design, that uses fake fur for aerodynamic efficiency? (video)

GreenReaper: An online photoset in French Swiss paper 20 minutes mentions a furry outing in Vincennes Park last Sunday.

GreenReaper: Apparently this started with a video and article from Le Parisien.

GreenReaper: Apologies to anyone bothered by comment spam last night - I'll throw on a few more filtering modules.

Rakuen Growlithe: Yahoo has a list of outrageously expensive pets. The cat on the list costs $22,950.

Higgs Raccoon: Trailer: Puss In Boots "No Pants"-pants. Apparently furries are going to "go absolutely bonkers for this."

Higgs Raccoon: On the Denver Westword blogs: "Sorin Katt on coordinating Rocky Mountain Fur Con 2011 and becoming a furry himself".

dronon: Anyone else getting a 403 error when trying to post a reply?

GreenReaper:You posted something that caught the eye of the spam filter. When you kept posting it, your IP was blacklisted. Can't fix it from here, but will restore the comment on Monday.

Fred: Rare ladybird spider preps for increase in England.

Fred: Grizzly bear population explosion in the Rocky Mountains.

Sonious: During the Republican debate Herman Cain quotes a Pokemon Credit song. He's a "pro-growth" candidate he said before this. Obviously that means he wants to increase America's Special Attack.

Fred: Hidden camera in tropical jungles get closeups of many rare mammals.

GreenReaper: Firefox is now in mascot form.

dronon: Blogger Mightygodking makes wry commentary upon re-watching Animalympics.

Fred: A 'living fossil' eel 200 million years old is discovered in an underwater cave near Palau.

GreenReaper: The aforementioned Earth Eternal beta is now open. [Eclipser]

GreenReaper: Robots can now fly like a bird. [bioastre/chameli]

dronon: Otters return to every county in England.

Fred: Genetically modified fish to help the environment.

RingtailedFox: Bull Spunk closes down I-65 in Nashville.

RingtailedFox: In Soviet Russia, Dogs Walk You?

RingtailedFox: StarFox - the original Space Oddity?

RingtailedFox: A modern-day 'Homeward Bound' story: Dog reunited with family.

RingtailedFox: Capybara Spotted far from home in California, even has its own twitter feed.

RingtailedFox: Match Made in Heaven: Dog survives fall, finds new owner.

Higgs Raccoon: Legend of a Rabbit film revue.

Higgs Raccoon: This Saturday is Possum Day in Cullman, Alabama.

GreenReaper: FA is being DDOS’d.

GreenReaper: FEMA's furry for emergencies, with a three-page comic on supply kits, family plans and weather preparedness. [Brigid Alverson/CBR]

dronon: The company that made the three wolf moon shirt have new animal shirts in mind... (slideshow)

GreenReaper: Fox turns conveyor belt into slide. [Slime Lowlife/a.f.f]

crossaffliction: Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba!

GreenReaper: Flayrah just got faster! Fixed a delayed-ack issue, and Amazon's code is now served locally in gzipped, minified form.

Fred: We have closure: wrong-way emperor penguin to return to Antarctica.

Rakuen Growlithe: Those Shark Bay dolphins have developed another fishing technique and it seems to be spreading.

dronon: Neurons in the human amygdala may preferentially respond to when we see animSQUIRREL!

Rakuen Growlithe: Fur Affinity's new feature violated its own TOS for five days before revealing it and altering the TOS.

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.