June 2013 Newsbytes archive
Contributors this month include Bob Guthrie, crossaffliction, dronon, earthfurst, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, oldhans117, Patch Packrat, Rakuen Growlithe, RingtailedFox and Sonious.
RingtailedFox: Oppai Parrot Style!
GreenReaper: Police dog holding out for really big pension bone.
GreenReaper: Watership Down animated prologue remade in stop-motion. [tip: electricfoxx]
RingtailedFox: Tale Spin Vol. 3 to be released soon?
GreenReaper: Furlandia update: True Life casting director @AlexShawTV responds.
Bob Guthrie: Protesting British National Party and the English Defence League members were chased off down London's Whitehall by a cete of badger-suited femmes during political protests Saturday.
Green Reaper: 'Oldest primate' ate bugs by day, climbed and leaped through trees with monkey-like feet, fossil suggests.
GreenReaper: All on board for Furry Cruise 2013!
GreenReaper: Why yes, those prairie dogs *were* talking about you - and they're calling you fat. [tip: coyoty]
GreenReaper: How the chicken lost its cock.
Higgs Raccoon: Giant pink slugs and cannibal snails in New South Wales, Australia.
RingtailedFox: Dogs hit with tear gas in Turkey.
RingtailedFox: Boy reunited with his dog after Moore tornado.
crossaffliction: Here’s something you don’t see every year: an Oscar pundit talking about Best Animated Short in June.
GreenReaper: Remember SheezyArt? It's down for a revamp. According to FB, art will be preserved.
GreenReaper: The Canadian government just gave $75,000 to the Anthropomorphic Research Project to study furries.
GreenReaper: It's not just bats who can use echolocation - we do it, too.
GreenReaper: Newsbytes: now on Facebook.
GreenReaper: Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai reports on his wife's health issues from an inoperable tumor. [via StrRedWolf and Mel White]
GreenReaper: A velvet fursuit for your car.
GreenReaper: For Russian fans: Flayrah is now on VK. #?????
Patch Packrat: Some local merchants of Pittsburgh requested an Anthrocon shirt design to celebrate the city and the con, only for sale to the public outside of the con.
GreenReaper: NSA using furry characters to recruit young code makers, breakers. [wild-lion]
GreenReaper: Don't miss the CryptoKids®'s detailed biographies.
Fred: The Pittsburgh-Anthrocon T-shirt seems like the sort of thing that is worth a whole story; not just a Newsbyte.
Patch Packrat: @Fred: perhaps I will walk around and interview a few merchants at AC next month, and ask who's buying shirts. :)
GreenReaper: Dog disease puts tigers at risk.
GreenReaper: See Google's front page for an animation of Maurice Sendak's characters, including those from Where the Wild Things Are.
GreenReaper: Houston furs: FBI is looking for a "teddy bear bandit".
earthfurst: San Francisco appeals court ordered that Andres Martinez, a California prisoner, should receive the book of werewolf erotica that he had mail-ordered, but had not received because prison authorities had confiscated it.
Patch Packrat: National Geographic investigates "the furry subculture" in “Extreme Anthropomorphism: Boomer the Dog”.
RingtailedFox: Lions and other exotic animals rescued in Thailand.
GreenReaper: Everyone has catsuits in Super Mario 3D World. [Der Verrückte Fuchs]
crossaffliction: So how’s SSB4/5 doing for furries? So far, we’ve got the one human character from Animal Crossing.
GreenReaper: Renowned ornithologist secretly wanted to be a bird.
GreenReaper: Could you, would you, eat a guinea pig?
GreenReaper: Digger omnibus Kickstarter opens, hits $40,000 of $30,000 goal in one day.
Higgs Raccoon: nextmovie.com treats us to The Adventures of Superpup, a 1958 canid version of Superman which never made it past the pilot episode.
crossaffliction: E3 update: Ride your Pokémons. Wait. Not like that. Get you mind out of the gutter, you horny weirdos.
crossaffliction: And while we’re on the subject of Nintendo’s E3 revelations, if Krystal isn’t in SSB Wii-U, after this crap … well, I guess I can stop saving up for a Wii-U.
crossaffliction: “Other online sources.“ EQD reveals bronies are going to pirate the crap out of MLP:EG.
GreenReaper: 'Fandom-centric' book club Bookmarfs! launches with Octavia Butler's Fledgling.
GreenReaper: What do cats get up to outdoors? The BBC follows along with GPS and video collars.
GreenReaper: Gay furs a target market for SF Mini.
GreenReaper: Positively-charged 'non-stick' myoglobin key to lengthy marine mammal dive times.
Fred: Tor.com has a furry novelette about a slime mold who works at Wal-Mart and has a pet human.
crossaffliction: I’m in agreeance with In Contention’s Guy Lodge; the Best Animated Feature race hasn’t started yet.
crossaffliction: You wouldn’t think it would be that hard to dye a Fox’s hair red.
Rakuen Growlithe: It seems like Flayrah is getting a lot more bots than usual lately.
GreenReaper: On average we get one spam attempt every five minutes, not counting those blocked by CloudFlare. We have many filters!
Fred: A study shows that cheetahs' success is due more to quick turns, starts and stops than top speed.
oldhans117: Taxidermic animals spring to life in Times Square.
crossaffliction: HitFix runs a list of great self-referential movies, inspired by This Is the End (and by the way, see that movie); furry movies take two spots, and the only three movies I didn’t love listed were the three I haven’t seen yet.
crossaffliction: Cracked takes on lawsuit urban legends, including one about Disney costumes.
RingtailedFox: Four dogs from Beirut, Lebanon find new homes in Windsor, Ontario.
GreenReaper: Regular contributors may now mark comments as spam. Please only do this for actual spam. :-)
crossaffliction: Well, this is awkward.
crossaffliction: Wow, Reddit, way to be on the ball.
RingtailedFox: Ottawa residents deport squirrels to Quebec.
dronon: Kim Thompson, who published Fantagraphics' Critters, a 1980s funny-animal comics anthology, has passed away.
GreenReaper: LIFE remembers Rosie the Bear.
GreenReaper: Timothy C. McCormick - A Retrospective; interviews with friends of Lemonade Coyote (by @CurtPehrson).
Fred: Naked mole rats can't get cancer.
Fred: The male spiders that always drop dead from having sex.
Fred: Kick a dog -- especially a police dog in the presence of his handler -- go to jail.
Fred: Mutant silkworms spin fluorescent, glow-in-the-dark silk.
Fred: The use of live slime molds as computer hardware.
Fred: You thought the Venus flytrap was large? Sheep-eating plant to bloom in captivity in England.
Higgs Raccoon: apartmenttherapy.com advises us on "15 Sources for Anthropomorphic Animal Art".
GreenReaper: The plague of criminal costumers is spreading. (Perhaps we need a caped crusader?)
dronon: Venture Libre, the season 5, episode 2 of Venture Bros. includes an anthro-cheetah.
Fred: Beijing police arrest all "large and vicious" suspects: collies, golden retrievers, labradors, any large dogs.
crossaffliction: You know Rainbow Dash is a girl, right, Russians?
GreenReaper: Newborn giant panda twins not actually that giant.
Fred: And the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest is ...
Patch Packrat: 3D printing project intends to create an animatronic owl, to use as a lure to help wildlife researchers.
Fred: Rusty the "lost" red panda is found via Twitter.
Fred: Cincinatti had a run like the Boston Marathon in March, only with all the runners wearing gorilla suits; and nobody mentioned it here?
GreenReaper: Well, zoomorphic humans are not anthropomorphic animals - if they'd done it because they thought they were gorillas, though…
Sonious: Anthrocon's fursuit photo shoot will have extra restrictions this year for Guinness Record purposes.
RingtailedFox: Fan-made Super Smash Bros. music video.
Fred: U.S. to begin retiring most research chimpanzees.
Fred: Wired: ”The best superhero comic of the year is about a crime-fighting dog who loves pizza.”
Fred: Pets cause $3 billion in annual electronics damage.
RingtailedFox: Lucky ducky gets rubber foot -- Now it's part rubber duck!
Fred: Awww! Cute baby sea otter is doomed to die.
crossaffliction: I can name every single one of these ponies.
crossaffliction: Pixar: No more sequels. Kinda.
GreenReaper: Three snow leopards sighted in one spot.
dronon: The San Diego Zoo... video... I... have no words.
GreenReaper: San Francisco Zoo holds the record for the best unintentionally-furry zoo ad.
GreenReaper: Could you, would you, eat a roo?
Fred: The pink dog in sneakers has been stolen.
Patch Packrat: Flayrah reaaaally sucks to browse on mobile.
GreenReaper: Perhaps you should upgrade to a phablet! Or use Opera's fixed-width view.
GreenReaper: #AC2013 charity auction to feature 30-inch badge for '1,000,000th fursuiter'.
GreenReaper: Going to #AC2013? Don't miss the 2012 Ursa Majors - we hope to win Best Magazine again! (Pennsylvania, Fri. 6-8PM)
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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.
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