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2014-03-22 08:31:36 AM  
people are farking weird.
 
2014-03-22 10:13:07 AM  
The pictures are sure to be amusing, though...
 
2014-03-22 10:28:34 AM  
if you've never heard this, give it a listen - Uecker was one dry sumbiatch when he wanted/needed to be.
Bob Uecker talks about the furry convention while calling a Brewers game
 
2014-03-22 10:47:57 AM  

elvisaintdead: if you've never heard this, give it a listen - Uecker was one dry sumbiatch when he wanted/needed to be.
Bob Uecker talks about the furry convention while calling a Brewers game


HA!  Yeah, furriers.  They're having a furball tonight.

That was funny.
 
2014-03-22 11:13:51 AM  
Without the Internet, I probably never would have known about such things as Furries and Goatses and Pickles

/Oh my
//somehow I expected more from the 21st century when I was a kid
 
2014-03-22 11:37:18 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Without the Internet, I probably never would have known about such things as Furries and Goatses and Pickles

/Oh my
//somehow I expected more from the 21st century when I was a kid


Yeah, I expected space colonies, flying cars and ultralight gyrocopters operating from every third house. Instead we got Justin Bieber, reality tv and oh, ye gods, bloody Furries. Hello? Russia? Start WW3 any old time you want.
 
2014-03-22 11:39:00 AM  

jimmy-kray: people are farking weird.


You took your profile photo in a public toilet.

/Pot calling kettle...
 
2014-03-22 11:41:11 AM  
This is the thread where people pretend that other people's hobbies somehow affect their own lives in negative ways.
 
2014-03-22 11:41:37 AM  
Is it being held at the same hotel as the pyrotechnics convention?
 
2014-03-22 11:43:38 AM  
Another reason to stay out of Fulton County. Like I needed another.
 
2014-03-22 11:45:30 AM  
img413.imageshack.us
The only way I'd go to a convention...
 
2014-03-22 11:51:30 AM  
How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?

zulius: [img413.imageshack.us image 800x600]
The only way I'd go to a convention...


I would actually go to one of these cons, but only if I could get a couple friends together, and we all go in old-timey safari costumes.
 
2014-03-22 11:52:55 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: This is the thread where people pretend that other people's hobbies somehow affect their own lives in negative ways.


That's the brony thread!
 
2014-03-22 11:53:05 AM  

fluffy2097: jimmy-kray: people are farking weird.

You took your profile photo in a public toilet.

/Pot calling kettle...


This.

That's why autism has a spectrum. :p
 
2014-03-22 11:54:20 AM  

Arachnophobe: How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?

zulius: [img413.imageshack.us image 800x600]
The only way I'd go to a convention...

I would actually go to one of these cons, but only if I could get a couple friends together, and we all go in old-timey safari costumes.


And bring elephant guns...
 
2014-03-22 11:56:14 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: The My Little Pony Killer: This is the thread where people pretend that other people's hobbies somehow affect their own lives in negative ways.

That's the brony thread!


Indeed. Furries hobbies do effect the lives of others. For instance. They ruin the internet, and everything they touch.

/to lazy to find examples.
 
2014-03-22 11:58:35 AM  

Arachnophobe: How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?

zulius: [img413.imageshack.us image 800x600]
The only way I'd go to a convention...

I would actually go to one of these cons, but only if I could get a couple friends together, and we all go in old-timey safari costumes.


Do it, it''d be funny.  You'd get in a bunch of photo ops :D

And you have a poker tournament at a furry con just like you'd have one anywhere. 'Cept the wolf sitting across the table from you has a crazy good poker face.
 
2014-03-22 11:59:37 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Without the Internet, I probably never would have known about such things as Furries and Goatses and Pickles

/Oh my
//somehow I expected more from the 21st century when I was a kid


You left out Lemonparty.

/ Why, oh why, do I know these things?
 
2014-03-22 12:00:07 PM  

jimmy-kray: people are farking weird.


But if they keep the costumes on, it's just weird farking.
 
2014-03-22 12:01:24 PM  
Ok, time to activate the CDC's self-destruct mechanism.
 
2014-03-22 12:01:33 PM  

Arachnophobe: How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?


www.bicyclecards.com
 
2014-03-22 12:01:37 PM  
That's nothing .. you've never been to Boulder on an average Saturday night.

/or an Oakland Raiders game
 
2014-03-22 12:06:14 PM  
YIFF in hell.

/Just kidding I love you furries
 
2014-03-22 12:11:06 PM  

solve4x: Arachnophobe: How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?

zulius: [img413.imageshack.us image 800x600]
The only way I'd go to a convention...

I would actually go to one of these cons, but only if I could get a couple friends together, and we all go in old-timey safari costumes.

Do it, it''d be funny.  You'd get in a bunch of photo ops :D

And you have a poker tournament at a furry con just like you'd have one anywhere. 'Cept the wolf sitting across the table from you has a crazy good poker face.


Oh yeah, it'd totally be for fun. I don't have a problem with furries at all. What would be ideal is if we could get someone with a full fursuit involved. Attach a couple of prop tranq darts to the costume, and then chase him down. With a camera crew. And put a radio collar on him.

This is getting very elaborate...

Karma Curmudgeon: Arachnophobe: How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?

[www.bicyclecards.com image 640x308]


Bravo, sir. I laughed.

/has five of the prints from that series hanging in the living room
 
2014-03-22 12:15:30 PM  
FYI: YIF
 
2014-03-22 12:21:02 PM  

cynicalbastard: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Without the Internet, I probably never would have known about such things as Furries and Goatses and Pickles

/Oh my
//somehow I expected more from the 21st century when I was a kid

Yeah, I expected space colonies, flying cars and ultralight gyrocopters operating from every third house. Instead we got Justin Bieber, reality tv and oh, ye gods, bloody Furries. Hello? Russia? Start WW3 any old time you want.


Don't know what 'pickles' are.
Please don't tell me. I am never pleasantly surprised on the internet.
 
2014-03-22 12:21:14 PM  

jimmy-kray: people are farking weird.


^ This is my favorite part about people. Too bad most of us are less that accepting of all the strange and intricate eccentricities of the human condition.
 
2014-03-22 12:21:55 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-22 12:22:40 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-22 12:24:06 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-22 12:25:34 PM  
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-22 12:26:36 PM  
TV's Vinnie:I'm posting my porno again! look at all the furry porn I've got!

Of course... It's just for threads like this. I don't fap to it or anything. No sirre!


/ziiiiiiip
 
2014-03-22 12:29:02 PM  
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-22 12:29:48 PM  

Arachnophobe: How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?

zulius: [img413.imageshack.us image 800x600]
The only way I'd go to a convention...

I would actually go to one of these cons, but only if I could get a couple friends together, and we all go in old-timey safari costumes.


I'd go as Steve Irwin, making sure to do all the colorful commentary. Probably not a good idea to wrestle them to the ground
 
2014-03-22 12:30:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
Do they look like this? Because I'd be OK with that.
 
2014-03-22 12:31:15 PM  

fluffy2097: TV's Vinnie:I'm posting my porno again! look at all the furry porn I've got!

Of course... It's just for threads like this. I don't fap to it or anything. No sirre!


/ziiiiiiip


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-22 12:31:54 PM  

Arachnophobe: /has five of the prints from that series hanging in the living room


And you, sir are a clearly a scholar and a gentleman; a man of impeccable tastes.  I wanna party with you.
 
2014-03-22 12:39:36 PM  
TV's Vinnie:

Where's your diaper porn, buddy?

You usually open with your collection of diaper pics.
 
2014-03-22 12:45:01 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Without the Internet, I probably never would have known about such things as Furries and Goatses and Pickles

/Oh my
//somehow I expected more from the 21st century when I was a kid

You left out Lemonparty.

/ Why, oh why, do I know these things?


"Do Obama's Marxist politics leave a SOUR taste in your mouth? Lemonparty.org is the solution!"

Loads of trolling potential :)
 
2014-03-22 12:50:55 PM  

Gleeman: [i.imgur.com image 850x787]
Do they look like this? Because I'd be OK with that.


Two guesses
 
2014-03-22 12:57:51 PM  
The fark is wrong with people?
 
2014-03-22 12:59:33 PM  

Gleeman: Do they look like this? Because I'd be OK with that.


Well, if you add 50-100 lbs, probably? I'm not saying there are no normal weight furries, by any means. I'm saying the demographic skews large.

Not my scene, but honestly, whatever makes you happy as long as it doesn't involve no consenting sex, pedophelia, etc. I've spent long enough trying, and failing, to find my happiness, I can't begrudge someone else theirs.
 
2014-03-22 01:00:52 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: The My Little Pony Killer: This is the thread where people pretend that other people's hobbies somehow affect their own lives in negative ways.

That's the brony thread!


No, he said pretend.
 
2014-03-22 01:10:05 PM  
4playerpodcast.com

Surprised this wasn't posted already.
 
2014-03-22 01:25:38 PM  
Wasn't planning on going into the city anyway.  Though it is good to know, they sometimes stray into the metro malls.  Last year I was at the Cumberland mall Costco and saw them in the parking lot of the nearby hotel.  Very scary.
 
2014-03-22 01:54:25 PM  
snag.gy
 
2014-03-22 02:03:31 PM  
Where is sherman when you need him?
 
2014-03-22 02:16:29 PM  
Joined thread for the pictures, stayed because there's guldanged topless cartoons being drawn in the video.  Hahaha fail.
 
2014-03-22 02:17:14 PM  
img101.imageshack.us
 
2014-03-22 02:20:04 PM  
Bloody William will definitely not be there.
 
2014-03-22 02:24:57 PM  

Arachnophobe: How do you have a poker tournament at a Furry convention?


You know the costumes come off, right?

Long story, but I ended up at a furry con.  90% of the people did not have costumes.
 
2014-03-22 02:27:49 PM  
The worst is when furries are also heroin addicts. I hate a furry with the syringe on top.
 
2014-03-22 02:42:54 PM  
Wow. Fark is going easy on us.

I'm scared o.o

What did we do? Were sorry!
 
2014-03-22 03:08:10 PM  
Went hunting for a link to the full story of Tumbles the Stairdragon to post, but alas all the links are 404's.

CSB: Went on a date with a girl who turned out to be a furry once.  She showed up in cat-ears for drinks, and I thought it a bit weird.  Didn't find out until we got back to her place that she had left the rest of the getup at home.

/Last I hear she hooked up with a horse fursona
 
2014-03-22 03:40:11 PM  
0-media-cdn.foolz.us

/The Emperor protects
 
2014-03-22 03:46:12 PM  
Oh, look.  A thread hating on furries.  Is it 2007 again?
 
2014-03-22 03:51:39 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Oh, look.  A thread hating on furries.  Is it 2007 again?


Not a lot of that here. What's you reason for reading it into the thread? Hoping you could whip up the persecution complex?
 
2014-03-22 03:58:51 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: The worst is when furries are also heroin addicts. I hate a furry with the syringe on top.


Kill yourself.
 
2014-03-22 04:00:12 PM  
Just one of the consequences of an increasingly impersonal world that is regressing back to manorialism.
Fantasy movies and TV shows have been flourishing as people seek to escape their reality, if only for a moment.
 
2014-03-22 04:02:07 PM  

ShatteredMinds: jimmy-kray: people are farking weird.

^ This is my favorite part about people. Too bad most of us are less that accepting of all the strange and intricate eccentricities of the human condition.


you can be accepting and appreciative of the strange and intricate eccentricities of the human condition while still being weirded out by it. like, yeah, i can grasp the underlying psychological issues driving this sort of behaviour. i understand that social exclusion can and does lead people to seek human connection and find acceptance in some pretty unconventional ways. all sorts of weird little subcultures get born that way. i still find it hilarious and bizarre.

Capo Del Bandito: jimmy-kray: people are farking weird.

But if they keep the costumes on, it's just weird farking.


ha!
 
2014-03-22 04:08:09 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Oh, look.  A thread hating on furries.  Is it 2007 again?


Only for TV's Vinnie.
 
2014-03-22 04:18:19 PM  

addy2: LowbrowDeluxe: Oh, look.  A thread hating on furries.  Is it 2007 again?

Not a lot of that here. What's you reason for reading it into the thread? Hoping you could whip up the persecution complex?


spot on. there's a real internet trend of people generating ways in which they can make themselves out to be victims of some sort of oppression in order to give their lives some sense of meaning.

understandable in an impersonal modern world where we have so much convenience of technology, etc., and don't really have to struggle, but really sad when you think of how all that passion could be better put to use.

like in the case of furries... if they love animals so much, how awesome would it be if, instead of spending all that time and energy and money into gratifying themselves this way, they volunteered at their local shelter, or raised funds for wildlife charities, or protested bear-baiting, or just did pretty much anything that would actually make a difference to improving the welfare of the animals they claim to identify with so strongly?
 
2014-03-22 04:31:15 PM  

jimmy-kray: spot on. there's a real internet trend of people generating ways in which they can make themselves out to be victims of some sort of oppression in order to give their lives some sense of meaning.

understandable in an impersonal modern world where we have so much convenience of technology, etc., and don't really have to struggle, but really sad when you think of how all that passion could be better put to use.

like in the case of furries... if they love animals so much, how awesome would it be if, instead of spending all that time and energy and money into gratifying themselves this way, they volunteered at their local shelter, or raised funds for wildlife charities, or protested bear-baiting, or just did pretty much anything that would actually make a difference to improving the welfare of the animals they claim to identify with so strongly?


They do.  Just about every furry con sponsors a charity.  Anthrocon raised $31,255 for a Horse Rescue last year.
 
2014-03-22 04:34:03 PM  

No Such Agency: Archimedes' Principal: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Without the Internet, I probably never would have known about such things as Furries and Goatses and Pickles

/Oh my
//somehow I expected more from the 21st century when I was a kid

You left out Lemonparty.

/ Why, oh why, do I know these things?

"Do Obama's Marxist politics leave a SOUR taste in your mouth? Lemonparty.org is the solution!"

Loads of trolling potential :)


I am a conservative black man, but that is funny.
 
2014-03-22 04:47:28 PM  
solve4x:

They do.  Just about every furry con sponsors a charity.  Anthrocon raised $31,255 for a Horse Rescue last year.

oh okay, see i didn't know that. that's cool.
 
2014-03-22 04:50:15 PM  

solve4x: jimmy-kray: spot on. there's a real internet trend of people generating ways in which they can make themselves out to be victims of some sort of oppression in order to give their lives some sense of meaning.

understandable in an impersonal modern world where we have so much convenience of technology, etc., and don't really have to struggle, but really sad when you think of how all that passion could be better put to use.

like in the case of furries... if they love animals so much, how awesome would it be if, instead of spending all that time and energy and money into gratifying themselves this way, they volunteered at their local shelter, or raised funds for wildlife charities, or protested bear-baiting, or just did pretty much anything that would actually make a difference to improving the welfare of the animals they claim to identify with so strongly?

They do.  Just about every furry con sponsors a charity.  Anthrocon raised $31,255 for a Horse Rescue last year.


Many furries also do volunteer at animal rescues, perform at hospitals, organize smaller charity events for animals and even sick/dying children. Some become involved in saving people as well, I know of many furries who are also first responders.

:) Yeah its weird. We know it is, we just stopped caring that anyone else thought it was weird and decided to do our own thing ^^
 
2014-03-22 04:51:35 PM  

jimmy-kray: if they love animals so much, how awesome would it be if, instead of spending all that time and energy and money into gratifying themselves this way, they volunteered at their local shelter, or raised funds for wildlife charities, or protested bear-baiting, or just did pretty much anything that would actually make a difference to improving the welfare of the animals they claim to identify with so strongly?


Lots of them do.

They also work in IT frequently, and keep Drew's website running.
www.tigurpaw.com
 
2014-03-22 05:33:29 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Without the Internet, I probably never would have known about such things as Furries and Goatses and Pickles

/Oh my
//somehow I expected more from the 21st century when I was a kid

You left out Lemonparty.

/ Why, oh why, do I know these things?



THANKS A LOT, FARK!
 
2014-03-22 06:13:31 PM  
Never understood the hate for furries. They seem to be a fairly innocuous lot, unlike, say, the excessively religious.

/ not a furry
// not particularly religious, either
 
2014-03-22 06:39:23 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-22 07:17:42 PM  
It's certainly not my cup of tea, but I don't understand all the ignorant hate over Furries.  Nobody's forcing you to dress up in an animal themed costume (unless you're a paid mascot for some lame sports team or similar situation).  Unless the overwhelming majority of Furries have done something awful to you, like maybe they all raped your mom causing her to bear you as an illegitimate Freddy Krueger child, then you're a farking inexcusable piece of shiat for spewing hatred towards things you don't necessarily understand and that have no significant negative effect on your life and happiness.
 
2014-03-22 07:48:58 PM  
I'm waiting for the Great Brony/Furry war the annals predicted

/ordered thousands of those plastic conical things vets use, on eBay yesterday.
 
2014-03-22 08:08:11 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-22 09:56:58 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-22 11:08:17 PM  
Oh, all right. I'll post it.
www.skylinesaustralia.com

/Weirdest boner,etc.
 
2014-03-22 11:57:47 PM  
There's only so many jokes you can make about furries before you hit the walls of "methinks thou dost protest too much" or "man, what's your dickish obsession with the furries?"

I hit that limit a while ago.

So instead I just find out about the acquaintance who was headed out to Atlanta this weekend for a very non-specific, "thing" he and his friends were doing.
 
2014-03-23 06:15:48 AM  

Guuberre: Oh, all right. I'll post it.
[www.skylinesaustralia.com image 455x548]

/Weirdest boner,etc.


sexy alf + weirdest boner = rowlf?

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-23 06:18:33 AM  

TheBigJerk: There's only so many jokes you can make about furries before you hit the walls of "methinks thou dost protest too much" or "man, what's your dickish obsession with the furries?"

I hit that limit a while ago.

So instead I just find out about the acquaintance who was headed out to Atlanta this weekend for a very non-specific, "thing" he and his friends were doing.


http://atl.alltheparties.com/parties/8055

that's gotta be it.
 
2014-03-23 06:22:44 AM  

cynicalminion: TheBigJerk: There's only so many jokes you can make about furries before you hit the walls of "methinks thou dost protest too much" or "man, what's your dickish obsession with the furries?"

I hit that limit a while ago.

So instead I just find out about the acquaintance who was headed out to Atlanta this weekend for a very non-specific, "thing" he and his friends were doing.

http://atl.alltheparties.com/parties/8055

that's gotta be it.


oh, shiat...  i can just see it now, the furcon loses someone, someone else walks in there and in their best texan drawl (and a "what does the fox say"-ish con-goer outfit) yells "any'all'y'all seen a drunk 'coon?"
 
2014-03-23 06:23:23 AM  

cynicalminion: cynicalminion: TheBigJerk: There's only so many jokes you can make about furries before you hit the walls of "methinks thou dost protest too much" or "man, what's your dickish obsession with the furries?"

I hit that limit a while ago.

So instead I just find out about the acquaintance who was headed out to Atlanta this weekend for a very non-specific, "thing" he and his friends were doing.

http://atl.alltheparties.com/parties/8055

that's gotta be it.

oh, shiat...  i can just see it now, the furcon loses someone, someone else walks in there and in their best texan drawl (and a "what does the fox say"-ish con-goer outfit) yells "any'all'y'all seen a drunk 'coon?"


*insert link to monday's "followup" story here*
 
2014-03-23 10:52:44 PM  
Went to 'Furneal Equinox 2014' with my daughter here in Toronto, as chaperone.  It is mostly cos-players and mascots and people having wacky fun, improv comedy and mostly making hotel staff smile as they spread random silliness around.

Of course, like any human hobby, the extreme weird fringe gets the press and the silently majority of normal folks having fun is ignored.
 
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