October 2011 Newsbytes archive
For this month, I’ve kept the tags to ten. Hopefully they catch the furry zeitgeist.
Green Reaper: NPR's new head comes from Sesame Street.
RingtailedFox: Revenge of the bees.
Equivamp: If it looks like a bear and walks like a bear, it's probably a...what? Furry, humanoid creatures spotted in Siberia.
Fred: Prosthetic limbs for animals.
Fred: This new British animated TV advertisement implies that if you eat the sponsor's yogurt, you will turn into a blobby monster. Let us know when some food will turn us into furries.
GreenReaper: ‘Criminal’ penguin steals rivals’ rocks.
dronon: Iron Liz gives a very positive video review of the Ironclaw RPG.
RingtailedFox: Housecat and mountain lion have stare-down contest.
RingtailedFox: Another kangaroo attack in Australia, near Perth.
Sonious: RE: "In July police were forced to pepper-spray a giant red kangaroo after it bounded into an elderly woman's garden in outback Queensland as she was hanging out the washing and attacked her." I plead the 5th.
Fred: Followup to article on loose exotic animals in Ohio being shot on sight..
GreenReaper: One risk when buying meat from strangers: being beaten with a frozen armadillo.
dronon: Sims 3: Pets
GreenReaper: Gathering for Findra: Memorial Park on SpinDizzy, 12-3PM PDT, Sunday 23.
GreenReaper: Oily pelican photo wins top prize.
Sonious: Google+, dealing with loss of usage, is now planning on implementing pseudonym support sometime in the future.
Fred: Luxury demand for its shell threatens the chambered nautilus.
dronon: Something retroactively silly from 1986: Someone wants the Chipmunks dead.
Fred: It's nice to see that humans can’t be blamed for all animal extinctions.
Fred: 100,000 crows? That's not too many -- except for Terre Haute.
Rakuen Growlithe: PETA is suing SeaWorld for slavery.
Fred: Revenge of the roasted raccoon: neighbors' complaint of man cooking a raccoon on a backyard BBQ leads police to discover a meth lab.
Fred: Study of how woodpeckers peck without injuring their brains could lead to better head protections for humans.
Fred: Australia's new $1,000,000 gold coin, the world's largest gold coin, naturally features a kangaroo.
Fred: Video of “adorable” fox family living in landfill.
Sonious: TF2 makes a new item for the Demoman call The Pickled Paws. Demoman activity in Furry TF2 servers expected to reach critical mass in 3...2...1...
crossaffliction: Did you know Watership Down was listed as a “very important” horror novel by Stephen King in his nonfiction book Danse Macabre? The movie was pretty scary too.
Fred: Canadian senator argues to replace the beaver with the polar bear as the national emblem; very prejudiced against the beaver.
Equivamp: Happy Halloween to those who don't need to use Halloween as an excuse to dress up!
GreenReaper: Nice to see they snuck in some of our charity figures.