May 2012 Newsbytes archive
This month’s contributors include Sonious, Higgs Raccoon, crossaffliction, RingtailedFox, GreenReaper, dronon, earthfurst and Fred.
RingtailedFox: A smart way to reunite talking birds with their owners.
RingtailedFox: Unknown toxic substance kills animals in Monroe, MI. (Courtesy Toledo News Now)
GreenReaper: Now here's a definition of furries I can get behind . . .
earthfurst: Today (Saturday, May 5) is FREE Comic Book Day including 1) a free full-color hardcover with Mouse Guard and other stories 2) a Bongo flipbook with Spongebob 3) Peanuts/Adventure Time flipbook 4) Yo Gabba Gabba 5) Barnaby and Mr O'Malley 6) Burt Ward Boy Wonder (and some bat dogs?) 7) DC Nation Superman Family Family flipbook (with Krypto) 8) Sonic the Hedgehog 9) etc. (download previews)
dronon: Kyell Gold and Sofawolf press will be some of the guests of honor at Gaylaxicon 2012 in Minneapolis from Oct. 5-7.
Higgs Raccoon: Exhibition of anthropomorphic taxidermy opens in Ontario, Canada: ”Get Stuffed – A Whimsical Look at the Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy Tradition”
Fred: Did you know there was a mystery about where horses came from?
crossaffliction: Maurice Sendak died yesterday. He’s probably best known for Where the Wild Things Are, but furries should check out his more conventionally furry illustrations for The Cunning Little Vixen.
GreenReaper: a.f.f regulars point out Maurice’s other anthropomorphic activities.
Fred: Orangutans at the Miami Zoo use iPads to “talk” to their keepers – who hope that in the future, orangutans at different zoos can use iPads to communicate with each other.
GreenReaper: Flayrah is now on Tumblr.
crossaffliction: The Grey is rentable or buyable in two days. It has wolves! … heh, heh.
Fred: The bug wrangler – he trains bugs (for real).
RingtailedFox: No, not in the water we drink from! People peeing in lake suspected cause of mass fish die-off.
RingtailedFox: 8-year-old pit bull saves owner from oncoming train.
GreenReaper: Fursuiters: prime caption contest material.
crossaffliction: Could a Care Bears reboot cause “Bronies 2: Electric Boogaloo”? And, in related news, The Hub may be looking for a new PR company soon.
GreenReaper: Fred Patten and FurPlanet are preparing a UMA short story anthology for AC. (Buy $50 this w/e, get 15% off with code wolfden)
dronon: Narnia dogs can’t stand, which shows what happens when you're not quite anthropomorphic enough, but want to be.
Higgs Raccoon: ”The Politics of Animals” (Species stereotyping!)
GreenReaper: If you thought ‘90s fursuits were bad…
crossaffliction: Very bizarre Star Fox Wii-U game rumor. Honestly, the rumor that Retro is or was interested in doing a Star Fox game is awesome enough.
Higgs Raccoon: The Top Ten Furries in Gaming.
RingtailedFox: Dog is also dog's best friend... right to the end.
RingtailedFox: Lucky dog survives trash bag, gets new family. [WDIV-TV]
dronon: The theme to Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers played as a rock instrumental.
GreenReaper: Tokyo keepers catch fugitive penguin.
crossaffliction: I like Catwoman too.
Fred: Eeny meeny miny moe; which animals should zoos help preserve, and which animals should zoos let become extinct?
RingtailedFox: Dog adopts bicyclers on cross-China trek.
RingtailedFox: Man Vs. Otter... the prize? The most unlucky fish in history!
GreenReaper: Zoophiles: If you're renting land for an annual camp-out and BBQ, make sure it’s not owned by the church.