"An adult who happens to own a robust collection of plush pals might make you uneasy." Pretty much anyone with common sense would leave it at that, but Science says different.
When a Juggalo mates with a furry, the resulting offspring is apparently referred to as a "Juggafur." I would have chosen "Furgalo" myself-it sounds more elegant, like an expensive pair of shoes made by a renowned craftsman in a remote village in the foothills of Tuscany-but I guess classy might not be the aspiration here. [Via]
Sad news out of Pittsburgh: A judge has denied Gary Guy Matthews' request to legally change his name to Boomer the Dog, on the grounds that the change might result in "confusion in the marketplace." The Allegheny County furry reacted to the rejection philosophically, saying, "Doggone it, well I wasn't too confident about it going through at this stage, just from the vibe that I was getting in the courtroom. Right now I'm not sure what I'm going to do next, I'll just have to look into it. All I know is that I've been trying to realize my identity for a long time, like many people [...]
From the inbox: "Media Advisory: Top 125 Dogs in Pop Culture Unveiled. INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN EMBARGOED UNTIL DEC. 22 AT 11AM. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and AOL PawNation.com will announce the results of the nationwide poll that determined the 125 most iconic dogs in American pop culture on Tuesday, December 22nd from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. PHOTO OP: Beagles representing Snoopy – with one dressed as the Red Barron – and Underdog; a Collie representing Lassie and Texas A&M mascot Reveille (wearing a doggie jersey); Bulldogs representing University of Georgia's UGA and Georgetown's Jack the Bulldog (also wearing doggie jerseys) [...]
Who is Timothy McNulty? He is the greatest writer of our time, and he works at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. LISTEN TO THIS STORY SING, PEOPLE. "Preparing for his day in court, Gary Guy Mathews took off his red dog collar and left his squeaky toy at home. It is now up to a judge whether he will wake up one day as Boomer the Dog and find his furry dreams come true." Is that not enough for you? Well, read on. "Early this year he began the process of legally changing his name to Boomer The Dog, noting many of his friends already called him that: one of his [...]