March 2013 Newsbytes archive
GreenReaper: Rats fooled into thinking alike.
RingtailedFox: Deer on ice saved by helicopter!
Higgs Raccoon: One of many reports about the financial difficulties of the recent Las Pegasus Unicon (MLP:FIM convention).
crossaffliction: I may have enjoyed Ted director Seth MacFarlane as an Oscar host, but not everyone was impressed (these two forgot to mention he also basically called Adele fat). Luckily for them, MacFarlane has said “no way” to future hosting duties.
crossaffliction: Well, the New York Times has run with it, but Hasbro licensed human versions of My Little Pony? Or possibly those are really bad anthro? [Sethisto/EQD]
GreenReaper: Future posts with videos from Vimeo will have images on the Twitter summary.
Higgs Raccoon: Nominations for the 2013 Fandom's Favorite Fursuit Fracas are now open.
Equivamp: Furry Fiesta ruined this guy's day. :c
GreenReaper: . . . last year. It took him eleven months to complain. The con booked out the hotel this year, so it's unlikely to be an issue.
crossaffliction: Legend of a Kung Fu Rabbit is available to own, exclusively from Wal-Mart! dronon sure loved it when it was just Legend of a Rabbit.
GreenReaper: Is /r/furry suitable for young teens?
RingtailedFox: Quebec dog survives shot to head.
Fred: On April 13, the Dallas Cowboys will kick off their 2013 football season with the world’s largest screening of WB/Chuck Jones’ What’s Opera, Doc?, on the Cowboys Stadium’s 160-foot wide, 72-foot tall HD screens.
crossaffliction: TMNT co-creator Peter Laird on Megan Fox: “ I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O'Neil.”
GreenReaper: Why do rats sniff each other?
RingtailedFox: European pine marten streaks across Swiss soccer pitch, interrupting game! [Yahoo! News/YouTube]
GreenReaper: Scientists grow hybrid human/mouse teeth via kidneys. [Slashdot]
Higgs Raccoon: Eric Roberts is A Talking Cat!?!
Fred: A Talking Cat!?! has lip-sync that might have been acceptable in the 1940s, but today? It's just BAD!
Fred: I respect the serious search for new species, but as for finding "a big, sexy bug or frog", I echo Ward Kimball's comment about being assigned to design a cute cricket for Pinocchio: "THERE IS NO WAY THAT YOU CAN MAKE A REAL CRICKET LOOK CUTE! THEY'RE DAMN UGLY BUGS!"
Sonious: “To be a member of the Furries all you need are some paws and a furry tail.” I wasn't a furry this whole time and didn't even know it? Darn...
GreenReaper: Ukrainian attack dolphins on the loose.
crossaffliction: Not the furriest thing ever, but animation/furry crossover fans may enjoy Guy Lodge of In Contention’s top ten Studio Ghibli list.
Fred: All four-winged birds are extinct. (Too bad.)
Patch Packrat: Subverting fandom: When Disney fandom goes corporate.
Patch Packrat: Rediscovering Walt Kelly’s Lost Pogo short.
crossaffliction: It doesn’t say whether 1 in 4 bronies are furries … also, Applejack is still best pony.
GreenReaper: Harsh, but necessary: Punxsutawney Phil beheaded for inaccurate prediction.
GreenReaper: Retailers sold real fur as faux-fur.
GreenReaper: Did rat cause Fukushima power outage?
GreenReaper: Squirrels can start fires, too.
crossaffliction: Well, the MLP:FiM “Friendship Express” DVD will be obsolete on May 14 with a Season 2 DVD announcement.
crossaffliction: Okay, JM; I didn’t say anything when you defended cub porn (admittedly, who doesn’t in this fandom); I didn’t say anything when you publicly endorsed bestiality (admittedly, your stupidity shocked me into silence), but now you compare watching cartoons to eating crap on a furry site and then have the nerve to say, “But I’m not a snob!” Guess you’d know about crap, huh?
Patch Packrat: The documentary about bronies is here. [Cartoon Brew]
Fred: If science does recreate the extinct passenger pigeon, then what? Do we want massive clouds of them darkening the skies today?
Fred: The Cartoon Brew says that The Croods grossed $43,600,000 in its first week of release domestically, and an additional $12,900,000 in Russia on the same weekend. DreamWorks’ animated features are consistently big hits in Russia.
crossaffliction: The Croods was a definite step up from Rise of the Guardians, though not furry enough for a review. Furries might enjoy the bits near the end involving the sabre-tooth tiger ... ish thing. Not as good as the best of recent DreamWorks pictures, story-wise (animation is top notch as always), but still recommended.
Higgs Raccoon: PC port of Dust: An Elysian Tail may be out as early as April.
GreenReaper: Colorado's black bears getting bolder.
dronon: A Talking Cat!?! is The Room of anthropomorphic animal movies.
Patch Packrat: Sexy Cadbury caramel bunny.
crossaffliction: Hey, season 1 of MLP:FiM is available on Blu-Ray, now! I mean, who wouldn’t go through the hassle of exporting from Germany a high definition edition of a Flash animation featuring characters who have approximately five more lines, maybe, on average than Hello Kitty? Isn’t that what hi-def is for?
Fred: Abuja, Nigeria has a Pinky and the Brain Day Care, Nursery and Primary School. The Cartoon Brew shows the school’s webpage “which is almost certainly unauthorized by Warner Bros.” It also quotes the lyrics of the school song, which praises Pinky, the Brain, and God, in that order.
crossaffliction: With G.I. Joe 2: Whatever, When’s the Pony Movie Coming Out, Hasbro? hitting theaters this weekend, RottenTomatoes compares toy movie franchises. Now you can find out what critics thought of such furry masterpieces as Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, The Care Bears Movie and, of course, My Little Pony: The Movie.
crossaffliction: Another furry Wal-Mart exclusive, Adventures in Zambezia. I’ll put up a review sometime.