National Hugging Day, #tonytigergate, #FC2016, cool furs and hot news. NEWSDUMP (2/3/16)
by Patch O'Furr
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Site goes down with high traffic for #tonytigergate – and the hits keep coming.
The Twitter joke of #tonytigergate drew enough mainstream curiosity to overload this site. (An upgrade may hopefully prevent that next time.) After the story about it was posted here, it kept getting mainstream traction – highlighting a cheeky dichotomy. On one hand, there’s reputation concern – on the other hand, tickling an audience is kind of validating. It’s two sides to the coin of furry subculture and I don’t think that will ever change.
- Slate.com: Avid Furries Pit Tony the Tiger Against Chester the Cheetah in Junk-Food Sex War.
- Theblemish.com: Chester Cheetah Is Down With the Furry Lust Rejected by Tony the Tiger.
- Gay Times: Tony the Tiger is sick of Furries sending him porn.
It reminded Fred Patten of something else:
Dear Patch; I vaguely remember that during all the news and publicity in 1987 for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, there was a report that Charles Fleischer, the voice actor for Roger, got many NSFW erotic invitations from women, addressed specifically to Roger, not to him.
For National Hugging Day, the new episode of Culturally F’d is based on a Dogpatch Press article.
National Hugging Day is every January 21 for normal people. (It’s every day for furries.) I propose making a special occasion of it next year. And it was like a big fuzzy hug to get surprised with an entire video based on my article – “Hugs are the handshake of furries.” Wow thanks Arrkay and crew, nice to see you used it! Anyone can freely use any content on this site that way.