Furry news of the week: fursuiters in flight (7-18-14)
by Patch O'Furr
San Francisco’s Frolic Party news, Jagermeister’s ads, Fursuiters in flight, Music videos, MONGRELS are guests for Fur Con, and MUCH more…
News bites, scoops, and Snausage links- a regular feature. Tips welcome- I’d love to post yours!
– Furries Frolic In San Francisco: Queerty news.
The influential monthly Furry club night, Frolic, has a story on Queerty. (It’s hosted at a historic gay bar, due to their friendliness to subculture.) Next week, July 25, Frolic hosts it’s popular 4th annual special outdoor event for 100-200 attendees, Furries In the Wild.
– Jagermeister’s ads.
The drink named after “master of hunters” got many views for their anthropomorphic ads. Their marketing team has included “one of the organizers for Eurofurence.”
– Fursuit Bungee Jumping in Germany.
Share: “Keenora and a bunch of Euro furs all went bungee jumping, and their pictures were on the news.”
– Sakurafox Suiting Suggestions 7: Flying and TSA inspection of fursuits
The 7th entry in Sakura Fox’s super helpful series, goes in-depth for anyone who flies with this special cargo. (My less-than-perfect solution of an action packer with bungee cords had problems on this month’s trip to Anthrocon. They changed rules so no bungee cords are allowed, leaving me with a flight to catch and just a roll of cheap tape to protect it. Yikes!)
– Furries in music videos this week.
Weird Al’s “Tacky” has ears and rainbow tail on background actors at 1:40.
In San Francisco, indie rapper MC Crumbsnatcher made the fourth music video in a grossout-humor themed series full of furry performers. (I acted in Husky suit with another actor dressed in a toilet suit- I drank from the bowl and got whacked with a newspaper.) Video production came from a furry-run studio, and DJ Neonbunny of Frolic.
In Toronto, a cast of 90% local fursuiters shot a music video for indie musician Megan Lane. Behind the Scenes: “In the music video, people from the furry community stand in as stunning visual representation for underdogs.” (Shared by Potoroo, music fur and Torfur list mod.)
– MONGRELS puppeteers are Guests of Honor for Further Confusion in January 2015.
Reshare: TV and movie puppeteers from the UK show “Mongrels” are announced as the con’s Guests of Honor.
– TED movie sued for copyright infringement
“The FIRST Foul-Mouthed Teddy?” InFurNation reports on a claim against the movie by a previous TV series.
– Anthrocon dance competition and fursuit parade
Winning dance (audience recording.)
Fursuit parade (catch me at 20:50… whee!)
– Check out this other furry journalism!
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– FLAYRAH NEWSBYTES – submitted by CrossAffliction:
Contributors this edition include crossaffliction, dronon, earthfurst, Fred, InkyCrow and RingtailedFox.
earthfurst Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin & Hobbes) did illustrations for 3 strips of Pearls Before Swine in early June.
Fred: Brazil dresses dogs up for the World Cup. Small dogs only?
Fred: Is the Borneo vampire squirrel really that adorable?
Fred: The echidna is weirder than you think, besides having really big fleas.
Fred: The Declaration of Independence might not have been approved on July 4th if not for horseflies.
dronon: Steven Spielberg abandoned making an animated film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats musical. Too bad, because the development art looked great!
Fred: Swarms of vampire finches. Run away!
Fred: “Six-eyed spider stalks Moravia.”
dronon: Not furry, but somewhat cartoon-related – this December there’ll be a documentary about voice acting and the people behind it: I Know That Voice!
dronon: The English dub of Ernest & Celestine is now available on DVD.
Fred: All about Baghi: The Monster of Mighty Nature.
dronon: The tufted ground squirrel in Borneo has the bushiest tail relative to its body size.
Fred: The French building that imitates an armadillo — but it’s not anthropomorphic.
Fred: Police officer shoots aggressive tortoise; claims it broke into his house and attacked him.
dronon: And so the merchandising begins: Rocket Raccoon mask.
RingtailedFox: Wayne County bomb-sniffing dog put to rest after valiant struggle with congenital disease.
crossaffliction: And you thought the Guardians of the Galaxy were obscure. Director James Gunn originally came to Marvel pitching a different furry character: Hit Monkey.
dronon: Chinese animated film due in 2016 looks really interesting, even if the furry content turns out to be incidental: Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms.
Fred: Why the ancient Egyptians worshipped dung beetles.
I’m not a drinker, so I came across the Jagermeister logo more recently in life. It seems very absurd but somewhat furry to use a stag with a Christian cross radiating out from behind the antlers as the logo.
There’s some creepy, cryptic background to that drink… wiki has it all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A4germeister – I don’t know what it means, but Volkswagens and Autobahns have their weird nazi associations too. Well, I do like it, but I prefer Fernet. It’s very herby, but not nearly as syrupy.