January 2014 Newsbytes archive
Contributors this month include crossaffliction, dronon, Equivamp, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, mwalimu and RingtailedFox.
Higgs Raccoon: Marvel releases a still from Guardians of the Galaxy.
GreenReaper: Walmart recalls donkey meat for containing fox meat.
dronon: Dogs are apparently aware of the direction of the Earth's magnetic field when they have to go.
Fred: The male rock hyrax's testicles grow 20 times larger in the breeding season.
Fred: Woman arrested for beating, stabbing man with a ceramic squirrel.
Fred: Why is the lovely pink fairy armadillo pink? Because of BLOOD!
GreenReaper: Japanese scientist pursues pig-based human organ factories, despite animal-rights activists and anti-hybrid laws.
Fred: Animal diplomacy.
GreenReaper: A trio of media stories, from baracudaboy: 1) Finding themselves within their fursuits. [Posted on furrymedia.]
GreenReaper: 2) Saved by fur. [Translated from the Norwegian.]
GreenReaper: 3) Getting a kick out of dressing like animals. [Also translated from Norwegian.]
Higgs Raccoon: Dr. Phil is looking for furries to appear on his show.
crossaffliction: JM, you really gotta do your research better. 30 some stories?
dronon: Midwest FurFest is moving to an early December date in 2014.
Fred: Glowing fish. 180 different kinds.
Fred: Is today's urban metropolis a safe environment for horses?
Fred: 8 months to determine a child koala's sex.
GreenReaper: To correct the "bad research" comment: JM was talking about articles published since the one in question.
crossaffliction: Apparently, Princess Luna went and got herself banished to the International Space Station this time.
crossaffliction: Guardians of the Galaxy #1 was the fourth best-selling comic book issue of 2013. [Review here.]
crossaffliction: What happens to a Toad reintroduced into a movie franchise prequel? He’s recast, apparently.
Fred: The social life of lizards.
Fred: Surly, stabby stomatopods.
GreenReaper: Furries descend on Lake Murray. [Higgs Raccoon]
RingtailedFox: Blind Chihuahua saved from Biscayne Bay, in Florida, reunited with its family. Don't you just love happy endings?
Equivamp: Rise of the bronies.
GreenReaper: Flayrah is now on Google+, via HootSuite.
Fred: “Michel Gagné's Saga of Rex optioned for animated feature.”
Fred: Cats think humans are "big, stupid cats".
GreenReaper: Looking for a mate? Try throwing a stone.
Higgs Raccoon: The mascots vs. kids hockey game.
Fred: "Lions 'facing extinction in West Africa'".
Fred: Mass-production cloning of pigs. What animal is next?
Higgs Raccoon: Tortoise beats rabbit in China ski contest.
Fred: The African fish that leaps out of the water and eats passing birds.
Fred: Paris copies Japan's cat cafés.
GreenReaper: Short comments now use short avatars.
Higgs Raccoon: Mark "Coonrippy" Brown runs for governor of Tennessee (so he can get his raccoon back).
Fred: More on animal thoughts and rights.
Fred: You can buy glow-in-the-dark plants to light your home.
Fred: Smart birds are slow learners.
Fred: Adorable "fleas" full of natural antifreeze are active on winter snow and ice.
Fred: The desperate, almost certainly fatal life of baby Amazonian macaws.
Fred: Inbreeding in Los Angeles-area cougars because, with freeways and fences, they can't socialize with other cougars.
crossaffliction: I haven’t been keeping up with columns (October’s in the queue) but Monsters University becoming Pixar’s second no-show at the Oscars was a surprise. But yay for the furry Ernest and Celestine!
Fred: Super-animals that teleport and have ESP.
Fred: Why the 12-ton sea cow is extinct.
Higgs Raccoon: Wildlife photographer records the lives of the yellow-ringed pygmy raccoons.
mwalimu: Flavio, who at age 25 was believed to be the world's oldest living tiger, has passed away. He was a former circus tiger who has lived at Big Cat Rescue in Florida since 2002.
GreenReaper: Further Confusion 'expands consciousness' for Silicon Valley.
Fred: Forget LOLcats! Just look at these fish!
Fred: The spiders that make fake spiders.
crossaffliction: Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox will join the Criterion Collection this February.
crossaffliction: Stan Lee will not make a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy.
GreenReaper: CollegeHumor revisits furry stereotypes in NSFW superhero animation. [tip: LordNagetire]
GreenReaper: New river dolphin species discovered in Brazil.
GreenReaper: The BBC documents the impact of the battle between sea otters and sea urchins on kelp forests.
Higgs Raccoon: The rabbit in Nelson Mandela's ear.
Fred: The British: "Alien moths are coming for your nuts" and "Can blue tits save our conkers?"
dronon: Article in Bust Magazine about women in the fandom. [tip: killercacti/furry reddit]
GreenReaper: Ever wondered what it's like to hunt and eat birds, rats and flying squirrels? This Welshman found out.
GreenReaper: Avenue Q cast congratulate co-creator Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen on the Oscar nomination for “Let It Go” (Frozen). [Perez Hilton]
Fred: Giant sex-starved East African snails eat houses, hold orgies -- but if you live in Miami, you know that.
dronon: Satirical, NSFW animated short from CollegeHumor: ”Furry Superheroes are Super Gross”.
GreenReaper: Alpha0 discusses the cause and resolutions of art blocks. [tip: OntarioFalcon]
GreenReaper: English town hit by 'catnado'. [taikedz]
Fred: Ninety farting cows + static electricity = BOOM!
Fred: More on the cows.
RingtailedFox: Six puppies and their two parents saved from a fiery fate!
dronon: In a world... where a teddy bear could grant you superpowers?
dronon: A Sly Cooper movie is in the works for 2016.
Fred: Fred Patten has a new book that is only partly about funny animals.
Fred: Mega-icebergs and summer storms threaten penguin colonies in Argentina and Antarctica.
Fred: Never mind cyborg humans or cyborg animals; here are cyborg plants.
Higgs Raccoon: The Pittsburgh CLO presents Judge Jackie Justice, a musical comedy "involving zombies, spaceships, furries and more!". (Jan 30-Apr 27)
GreenReaper: Marge Simpson was originally to be a rabbit-person from Matt Groening's comic Life in Hell. [tip: tanookiman]
crossaffliction: Lucario (a.k.a. the Pokémon based on Anubis) returns to Super Smash Bros.
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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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