Spring’s coming meets furry playtime: Russia-based MIR TV reporter had her microphone taken away by a dog

Speaking of furry invasions: outside the fandom, a furry encounter became the star of the internet show globally. For news reporters, reporting outdoors puts them live on the scene and exposes them to what mother nature has to offer. A … Continue reading Spring’s coming meets furry playtime: Russia-based MIR TV reporter had her microphone taken away by a dog

Air Pirate Funnies is where parody met lawyers

Air Pirate Funnies was created by Dan O’Neill with the help of Bobby London, Shary Flenniken, Gary Hallgren and Ted Richards back in 1971. Only 2 issues were ever printed. The first in July, the second in August of that year. Air Pirate Funnies was an underground comic (meaning it was not published by some major publishers but by those who worked hard creating the work). Air Pirate Funnies was drawn in the style of the 1930s Disney comics but showed the characters engaging in purely adult behavior such as sex and drugs. I know this seems very tame by … Continue reading Air Pirate Funnies is where parody met lawyers

Anime Midwest 2019

Anime Midwest takes place annually in July at both the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL USA which is centrally located between Chicago and O’Hare Airport. They get on average over 16,000 attendees. It is second in Anime Cons in my area, compared to Anime Central which takes place in the same location, but their attendance is around 33,000 and is held in June. I personally like Anime Midwest better because it seems friendlier and they have a ConSweet which offers instant oatmeal, pot noodles, rice and small cups of soda free to all attendees. … Continue reading Anime Midwest 2019

Mistar Urdd to be Welsh team mascot at 2022 CWG as youth organisation becomes charity partner

Team Wales’s mascot for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will be Mistar Urdd – the popular figure personifying Urdd Gobaith Cymru, the largest youth organisation in Wales, which has become the team’s official Games charity partner. The announcement was made in Cardiff Bay on the second day of the 2019 Cardiff & Vale Urdd National Eisteddfod. Announcing the partnership, Urdd Gobaith Cymru chief executive Sian Lewis said: “The Urdd has a proud tradition of promoting health and sport among the young people of Wales.  “The Urdd Sports Department is involved in community sport and national competitions in a variety … Continue reading Mistar Urdd to be Welsh team mascot at 2022 CWG as youth organisation becomes charity partner

Borobi Day gives local language a voice

Borobi the koala will emerge from his post-Games (GC2018) hibernation for Borobi Day. The event will promote the usage of the local Yugambeh Aboriginal language from which his name is derived. The adorable blue koala won the hearts of millions during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but few would realise he was the first mascot in the history of the Commonwealth Games to bear an indigenous name. “The plan was that the Gold Coast Games would be the most indigenous Games ever,” says Rory O’Connor, CEO of the Yugambeh Museum in Beenleigh. “The Commonwealth Games had such an impact on Brisbane … Continue reading Borobi Day gives local language a voice

Maine to become first state to ban Native American mascots in public schools

Maine’s governor has signed a bill making the state the first to prohibit public schools, colleges and universities from using Native American symbols as mascots. Gov. Janet Mills signed the measure on Thursday and it will go into effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns.”While Indian mascots were often originally chosen to recognize and honor a school’s unique connection to Native American communities in Maine, we have heard clearly and unequivocally from Maine tribes that they are a source of pain and anguish,” Mills said in a statement. The law will prohibit public schools from “having or adopting a name, … Continue reading Maine to become first state to ban Native American mascots in public schools