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December 2013 Newsbytes archive

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Contributors this month include crossaffliction, dronon, earthfurst, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, Patch Packrat, Rakuen Growlithe and RingtailedFox.

Patch Packrat: This seems like a Flayrah-worthy piece. "Where there is coyote there is wild... awakening that “dark irrational self” that “human animal inside the social machine.” Searching for the coyote totem.

crossaffliction: Ang Lee responds to accusations of drowning a tiger. Wait a minute, the tiger in Life of Pi wasn’t all CGI?

GreenReaper: Scientists describe vocal organs that permit koala's low-pitched bellow.

GreenReaper: Remember Neuroware's cat ears? Now they want you to wear your phone on your head to record video.

GreenReaper: Nonhuman Rights Project files habeas corpus claim for chimps in New York Supreme Court. [Slashdot]

GreenReaper: Final voting is underway on suggested names for @FurFright's replacement.

GreenReaper: A 10% pre-reg discount for donors has helped raise over $850 in initial funding for @FurFright's replacement.

GreenReaper: Naming vote terminated amid "increasing drama"; board to choose tonight, guided by prior submissions. #FurFright

crossaffliction: It’s not a spoiler, it’s a PSA. And just check out the rest of the gallery.

crossaffliction: Fox McCloud vs. Bucky O’Hare. Who will win? Rainbow Dash, probably.

Higgs Raccoon: There is speculation that Brian will be returning to Family Guy on December 15.

GreenReaper: Forget five a day - some monkeys eat fifty!

GreenReaper: Check out this wide-ranging interview of Dust (and Jazz Jackrabbit 2) developer Dean Dodrill.

Fred: Science finds that wolves, like dogs, can learn from humans. Duh!

Fred: Cold-resistant cockroaches come to snowbound NYC.

GreenReaper: US intel study found "furries in [virtual worlds] may have occupations in the creative arts" (5th 'takeaways' slide). [Pi/Vivisector]

GreenReaper: More on in-game research: Through the Azerothian Looking Glass: Mapping In-Game Preferences to Real World Demographics.

Rakuen Growlithe: Fur Affinity is in read-only mode again, due to "a huge backlog of unpurged InnoDB transactions".

GreenReaper: The final book approaches for long-in-hiatus gay furry slice-of-life comic Circles.

GreenReaper: The Chicago Tribune investigates the local LAFF bowling meets. Conclusion: furries are nice, but can't bowl.

GreenReaper: Should Santa Claus be a penguin? [Quantum Coyote]

RingtailedFox: Purina is offering to help feed needy kitties this holiday season. One can of cat food per view (up to 500,000 views)... so start clicking!

crossaffliction: Furry comic/abbreviation fans rejoice! Comics Alliance end of the year awards spotlight IDW’s TMNT and MLP:FiM. [EQD]

crossaffliction: I haven’t seen Inside Llewyn Davis, but apparently there’s a cat named Ulysses who does a mean Gwyneth Paltrow impression. Or something. [Guy Lodge/In Contention]

Higgs Raccoon: Entertainment newssite Wetpaint speculates that a future episode of Grey's Anatomy will include a "catman" character reminiscent of the late Stalking Cat.

GreenReaper: No surprise: chimps aren't legal persons in New York.

earthfurst: $1 re-print of IDW Publishing's first MLP comic expected in shops Feb 5. Order code DEC13 0437 (Diamond Comic Distributors) for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition.

GreenReaper: Heading to Colombia this Sunday? Drop by Bogota for Festifur! Can't go? Catch the stream @2PM ET.

GreenReaper: Learn the folklore behind China's 'Jade Rabbit' moon lander.

GreenReaper: Update: ETA for @FurAfifnity's upgrades "should be tonight".

GreenReaper: Notification tables fingered as root cause of @FurAffinity ills.

GreenReaper: Rebuilding RAID renders @FurAffinity resolutely read-only.

GreenReaper: FA has returned, with notification nuking options disabled.

GreenReaper: Furry FM, relaunched by Sangie Nativus, seeks musicians, listeners; focus on electronic dance, house and trance.

dronon: Creepy taxidermied mice chess set.

Fred: No more woof: Dogs talk.

Fred: An animal shelter designed to make animals want to stay in animal shelters.

Fred: A design studio for trendy stuff for cats.

Fred: The crab that lives 120 years, sneaks in windows, steals pots and pans, eats kittens.

Fred: 1910: hippopotamus ranchers come to Louisiana.

Fred: How is a swarm of locusts like a flock of birds?

Fred: The Marvel superheroes as anthropomorphic animals.

Fred: Wally the alligator is the live mascot of Cajun Gator restaurant, Port Huron, Michigan.

Fred: Gifts to the turtle mascot for good luck.

Fred: Charities for impoverished seniors feed their pets, too.

Fred: Will duck hunters shoot the Peabody Hotel's famous ducks by mistake?

Fred: Carnivorous fish attack river bathers.

dronon: Animated movie to avoid: 2012's Life’s A Jungle: Africa’s Most Wanted.

Fred: Review of The Art of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Lots of foodimals!

dronon: Reindeer racing.

crossaffliction: Originally posted last February, this MLP:FiM comic by KTurtle proved surprisingly prescient after today’s episode. Let’s see how his Gravity comic goes.

Fred: The fish that expands 60 million times.

Fred: With global warming, tropical mangroves rapidly expand north.

Fred: The dog thief.

Fred: Giant rubber duck is attacked by eagles -- maybe.

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.