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August 2012 Newsbytes archive

Edited by GreenReaper as of Sun 2 Sep 2012 - 00:28
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This month’s contributors include crossaffliction, dronon, earthfurst, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, Patch Packrat, Rakuen Growlithe, RingtailedFox and Sonious.

crossaffliction: kind of went furry last month: One columnist is apparently a furry in denial while another incidentally explains how furries and bronies are the last true nerds.

Patch Packrat: BroNYcon.

Sonious: Bottlenose dolphins form cliques based upon skills.

GreenReaper: John Groat (Hakeber and Jim's son) has been admitted to hospital with a broken collarbone, cracked rib and suspected collapsed lung after being hit by a car. [tip: AshMCairo]

GreenReaper: Stockholm furs plot Nordic Fuzz Con.

Fred: Cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo sets new land speed record.

RingtailedFox: Raccoons take over Toronto City Hall! Maybe they'll do a better job than Mayor Ford... (our plan is working perfectly.... first Detroit, now Toronto... *evil laugh*)

Higgs Raccoon: @RingtailedFox: "Raccoon invasion - Germany overrun by hordes of masked omnivores". Tomorrow, ze vurld!

GreenReaper: Trio of beaver kits spotted in Scottish reintroduction trial.

Fred: Tens of millions of stray dogs, and who knows how many of them are rabid?

Patch Packrat: Bay Area reporter spots furries at street fair.

crossaffliction: For those of you who missed it, the last Annie Awards are now available to watch online at Cartoon Brew. Spoiler alert: Rango wins.

GreenReaper: Indy Star covers IndyFurCon 2012.

Higgs Raccoon: The NewsMail in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, covers a local furmeet happening on Sunday.

Fred: The European Dog Frisbee Championships, held this weekend in Poznan, Poland, have over 200 teams entered .

RingtailedFox: First a TV station, then a mall in Pittsburgh, now bears have invaded a Norwegian hotel and drank over 100 beers! I for one welcome our new ursine overlords!

Higgs Raccoon: He's not really an anthropomorphic animal, but Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to use 80s TV character "ALF" in a live-action/CGI film.

crossaffliction: Ponies feature in the background of a Bollywood comedy’s trailer for no apparent reason. [Sethisto/Equestria Daily]

crossaffliction:The new Scooby Doo reboot has Jerry Beck excited. Also, I thought I was the only one who liked A Pup Named Scooby Doo.

dronon: Pre-release reviews for the long-awaited XBLA game Dust: An Elysian Tail are very positive!

dronon: Mulberry Fashions posts an odd, Where-the-Wild-Things-Are-esque photo montage.

RingtailedFox: One kangaroo is still at large in Germany, after a wild fox and wild boar team up to free three kangaroos from their enclosure at a wildlife park.

GreenReaper: Norway: Miss a moose, hit a bear.

dronon: Emo minotaur music video.

dronon: Top ten panics caused by stuffed animals.

crossaffliction: Seriously, that pony “plot” thing is the worst butt based viral image macro since … oh, you have got to be kidding me.

GreenReaper: Furries? Guild Wars 2? Yesthere's a group for that. Six days to launch!

Fred: The mystery peacock of Kew Gardens Hills.

Fred: The mystery monkey of Tampa Bay.

Higgs Raccoon: San Francisco Bay Guardian: Director Princess Donna creates pornographic film with men in panda costumes. (NSFW)

Fred: It's Cobra-Strength Honey Badger Habañero BBQ Sauce.

Fred: All that you wanted to know (well, more than most people wanted to know) about Northern hairy ants.

Fred: A video game for fish joins video games for cockroaches and for cats.

GreenReaper: Unsporting zoo director shoots marauding tiger through skylight before it can eat visitors. Meanwhile, a man dies in California after being stabbed by a cock.

earthfurst: Kitty Loves Monster has moved out of basement and into 2000+ square feet of warehouse space.

GreenReaper: Brighten up your Monday morning with some adorable fox cubs.

crossaffliction: Yeah, well, it was still less racist than Avatar.

crossaffliction: Previously reported on foreign furry fare Ernest and Celestine is coming to America in 2013.

GreenReaper: S'A'Alis (Jeff 'JT' Vogt), former host of FurryMUCK and founder of the Avatar Archive, says he has less than two weeks to live after a two-year battle with liver cancer. [tip: Rebekah]

GreenReaper: Flooded-out koala hitches ride on Australian canoe.

Higgs Raccoon: Elephant rocks the harmonica.

GreenReaper: Photographers capture beauty, brutality of nature.

crossaffliction: Cracked columnist asks where animal stars of yesteryear are, finds answer depressing.

Rakuen Growlithe: Classic Disney characters receive make-over for fashion show.

RingtailedFox: Animal sanctuary takes in baby animals orphaned by Hurricane Isaac. (Courtesy: WPBF-TV ABC 25)

RingtailedFox: Black bears invade Newfoundland town!

Sonious: Taylor Swift's "Never Ever Getting Back Together" music video featuring random use of animal costumers in chorus lines.

Fred: The cat cafés of Tokyo.

RingtailedFox: Neighbour of "America's unluckiest woman" saves doe from Hurricane Isaac floodwaters in Braithwaite, Louisiana.

RingtailedFox: Ohio State Government wants to spend 3.5 million on new temporary exotic animal shelter. (Courtesy: WTOL-TV CBS 11 Toledo)

GreenReaper: Fox freed from flooring.



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More newsbytes than stories! I guess not much happened in August - everyone on summer break?

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No, we were all just too busy arguing about the quality of ... certain articles to worry about, you know, posting our own.


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I've done very little this year since I resumed my studies and I've also been writing more for my personal blog as those have both been taking up a fair amount of time. Also I haven't seen too much furry news going on lately and at I've let at least one story go by. I'm expecting something sometime in the future but I can't be sure when exactly.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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crossaffliction (Brendan Kachel)read storiescontact (login required)

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

Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.