September 2011 Newsbytes archive
I wasn’t as proactive as I thought I would be, and I’m pretty sure I missed a couple posted during the first of September, so apologies there. Otherwise, here was last month’s Newsbytes.
Higgs Raccoon: Inside the mascot costumes at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Equivamp: 21 feet? That's huge! People beware.
GreenReaper: Freddie Mercury … with tigers!
RingtailedFox: Man walking dog saves officer in attack.
RingtailedFox: Dog really is man’s best friend.
RingtailedFox: I’m pretty sure this isn’t how you prepare beef.
RingtailedFox: As seen on The Tonight Show: Raccoons to be evicted from Altoona, PA house.
RingtailedFox: Dog saves owner (and self) from house fire.
RingtailedFox: Another dog saves their owner from a house fire.
Rakuen Growlithe: Deviant Art’s blog asks questions about anthropomorphic characters in art and fantasy.
RingtailedFox: Seagull goes up the down escalator.
RingtailedFox: Apparently, hyenas offer a fascinating insight into human intelligence and prove that complex societies give you big brains (or the other way around). Full story coming soon.
Rakuen Growlithe: Glowing cats are helping learn how to fight feline AIDs.
Rakuen Growlithe: Who's superior? Man vs. Beast.
Rakuen Growlithe: Escaped pet parrots can teach their wild cousins English.
dronon: In the "potentially in development but may not come to fruition" department, a remake of the live-action late-80s Beauty and the Beast tv show is being considered.
dronon: Also a very long way away if at all, the studio who made Coraline is interested in making an animated adaptation of Colin Meloy's book, Wildwood.
Sonious: Lion King 3D does very well in the box office, getting twice as much as Contagion and making 10 million more than anticipated.
Fred: Deep-sea squid males mate with any other deep-sea squid they meet, with the odds it's a female 50%-50%.
Higgs Raccoon: Writer/director opines that "Ted and Sue meet on the Internet but now they're taking things to the next level" is boring, but "Ted and Sue, two furries, meet on the Internet but now they're taking things to the next level" might be better. (Cue GreenReaper to post a comment noting that furry plays have already been done.).
Higgs Raccoon: Graveyard Greg's first furry novel, Welcome to Cappuccinos!, succeeds in getting funded on kickstarter.com.
RingtailedFox: It was bound to happen again... an uproar caused by a controversial (yet funny) furry music/sex video on YouTube.
Rakuen Growlithe: The last bullfight in Catalonia is about to be held before the tradition is banned.
Sonious: Obama was in Pittsburg during Anthrocon. News is coming out that he was in Seattle during RainFurrest as well. His next stop is Los Angeles... where Antheria is this weekend. This is getting crazy.
Sonious: Furaffinity's convention has moved from mid-May to mid-August in 2012. (August 17-19) Keeping with the video game themes, looks like GTA theme this time...
crossaffliction: Completely missed this for my monthly article, but Kung Fu Panda 2 set the world record for the highest grossing movie directed by a woman.
Rakuen Growlithe: A new book, Wet Goddess describes the authors sexual relationship with a dolphin.
Rakuen Growlithe: There is a 12-year-old cat in Massachusetts with two faces!
Higgs Raccoon: Heidi the cross-eyed opossum closes her eyes forever.
crossaffliction: Since Heidi's gone, here’s the Oscar animation race according to a professional. In case you don't trust me implicitly, of course.