Hazmat Party Foul, $3 Million Fursuit, Parades, Hugs, Tickling… Newsdump (12/8/14)

by Patch O'Furr

Headlines, links and little stories to make your tail wag.  Story tips are always welcome.


In the Media


Midwest Fur Fest evacuated by chemical spill. Fursuiters: stick to good old fashioned rug cleaner! 

Initial report: Chemical leak prompts evacuation during Midwest FurFest at Rosemont Hyatt.

Several people could be seen in animal costumes waiting outside of the hotel. Ambulances from area suburbs were on scene helping transport people.

More: Glass Jar with White Substance, Strong Chlorine Smell Causes Firefighter, EMS Hazmat Response, EvacuationMan, that’s a hell of a party foul.

‘Wizard of Oz’ Cowardly Lion costume sells for more than $3 million at auction.

The auction in New York City will raise money for owner James Comisar’s Museum of TV. Actor Bert Lahr played the Cowardly Lion in 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz”.  Watch for an article about expensive fursuit sales soon.  Drop a comment if you have any tails to tell!

Animated Paddington Bear movie reviewed.

It gives a naughty wink about concern over supposed “innuendo” in the movie, with an awful sex reference to Last Tango in Paris.  Journalists Ruin Everything?


Around Furry fandom:


College Humor writer Adam Conover responds to “Furry Force” recommendation for Ursa Majors list.

I recommended his popular furry parody animation as Best “Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work” of 2014.   Adam wrote me:

This is amazing. We’re all very excited! Do you have any idea what the process is to actually be nominated for the award? We’d love to be nominated (and, god willing, win! 😉 )

Amazing fursuit of Kaltag from Balto triggers massive urge to hug.

More photos and comments here.  It makes me want to highlight an especially appealing fursuiter with each Newsdump.  (Please nominate one!) Kind of like a fixture of British tabloid newspapers: the “Page 3 girl”, except for must-hugness. Unf... just look.


Saint Nicholas holiday parade fursuiting in the Netherlands.

I LOVE posting unique and gutsy activities of Furries out and about in the world, especially Street Fursuiting.  Keenora has a familiar fluffy face for this.  I last posted his Fursuit Bungee Jumping in Germany.  Also see his popular skydiving video.  Today, here’s a meet he participated in: “Sinterklaasintocht Fursuit Parade.” As a third annual outing, it’s apparently getting to be a loved tradition for Dutch furs.  Here’s a photo gallery from their previous outing in 2013.

Fursuit tickling video playlist, because we couldn’t live without this.


Random fun


Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 3.19.14 AMThe Law of Cartoon Pants.

Read the analysis by this blogger, who ponders:

When is it alright not to wear pants? Should Donald Duck be ashamed of his nudity, or is bare nuked duck a thing of beauty? Who decides? Are there even rules?

Nudy toons come in a few varieties: pants but no shirt, shirt but no pants, and nearly nude (maybe just a tie).