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May 2014 Newsbytes archive

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

crossaffliction: Bob Hoskins, the live action star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.

dronon: Zarathus' costume-making skills get some attention outside the fandom.

Patch Packrat: Furry scandals: 4 stories that may never be fully known.

Patch Packrat: Did Ke$ha rip off the furry video of this indie rapper?

dronon: It's Free Comic Book Day! Amongst other things, there's an issue of Rocket Raccoon and The Tick.

Fred: The male antechinus has nonstop sex until it drops dead.

Fred: Dancing peacock spiders.

Patch Packrat: “Nerd culture” debate reveals agendas.

Patch Packrat: A tasty assortment of snausages.

dronon: The geek hierarchy needs to go: Why it's time to stop hating furries and LARPers.

dronon: A game from the 29th Ludum Dare competition: Kitsuni.

Higgs Raccoon: Lee Marshall, the most recent voice of Tony the Tiger, has died of esophageal cancer, age 64.

GreenReaper: Forget Planet of the Apes - just one loose gorilla was enough to terrify this Victorian ship's crew.

GreenReaper: These fish might look a little like tadpoles, but so would you if you lived five miles beneath the waves.

dronon: Helpful (funny) charts: How to properly pet animals.

Patch Packrat: Furries to march for millions at San Francisco Pride 2014.

Higgs Raccoon: Animated movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return opens in the US, has really bad debut.

Higgs Raccoon: Cat saves child from dog attack.

Higgs Raccoon: Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 has been pushed back from December 2015 to December 2016.

Patch Packrat: Snausage links and furry news of the week (5-15-14) - seeking a contributor to help email me weekly Newsbytes to post there. (crossie? Anyone else?)

Patch Packrat: Forecasting the future of furry.

Patch Packrat: Furry News Network is gone. “Furry news” is sooper serious.

Higgs Raccoon: More Rocket Raccoon: Guardians of the Galaxy trailer #2.

Patch Packrat: "Renegade fursuiting is BEST fursuiting: chat with Sakura Fox" part 1 and part 2.

dronon: (Old news from March) Chair of the Canadian Education Committee thinks that talking animals in children's books are detrimental to education. Don't skip the audio interview! It's a fake, satirical article. Well done!

Fred: Some believe that the report of the Chinese banning Alice in Wonderland in 1931 because "talking animals are false" is an urban legend. Nobody can find such a law as having been passed.

Rakuen Growlithe: Dronon, there's actually a bit of truth underlying the satire. It's something I wanted to write about but with nothing being approved there doesn't seem to be much point...

Patch Packrat: Guest posts welcome... check my blog to contact me and submit, or just email patch.ofurr@gmail.com. :)

Patch Packrat: Talking animals topic betrays culture-blind critics (... not you guys... praise goes to comments above).

Rakuen Growlithe: Well now my main topic idea is gone. No point doing a bunch on the same article for a limited audience. x.x Still have a review idea in the pipeline.

Patch Packrat: Sorry... had the story written in drafts for a week or more since I noticed it linked from Furcast... anything else you have is welcome.

Patch Packrat: Academic journal opens door on research for furry porn.

GreenReaper: Classic portraits 'made better with cats'.

Fred: Who, er, what do you think won Best of Show at the 29th annual Tarantula Exhibition?

crossaffliction: I spent some time tagging all the old Previews archives. I don’t know if that’s really worth a Newsbyte, but that was, like, a lot of work, and I crave recognition.

Patch Packrat: Dr. Tibbals on furries, sex and sociology.

GreenReaper: Toxic toads from South East Asia threaten Madagascan wildlife; most likely, it's our fault.

Fred:The poor misunderstood hyena can't help that it has weird sex.”

RingtailedFox: Bat invades WEYI NBC 25 studios during weather forecast!

Patch Packrat: Furry news and Snausage links of the week (5-29-14) - Dutch street fursuiting, serious crime reported, more.

GreenReaper: The flip side to toxic toads: once invasive species take root, killing them all might not be the best idea.

GreenReaper: Free-rider crickets learn, twice, that it's better to let others call for mates when killer flies are listening.

Patch Packrat: Furries, self-sesteem and identity: assumptions to check.

GreenReaper: If you thought furries were kinky, wait until you see what some insects get up to.

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a reporter and Red Fox from Hooker, Oklahoma, interested in movies, horror, stand up comedy

Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.