Monday, July 09, 2007


Thank you, Bawb the Revelator, Dream City bureau chief.

Bawb is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and is constantly finding stories based in Pittsburgh. So I can thank him for starting my week off with a story about...furries:

Anthrocons convention turns city into 'real zoo'

Turns out the biggest furry convention in the world, Anthrocon, takes place in Pittsburgh--not Chicago, or New York, or San Francisco. Who'd have thought?

Oh, one more thing: don't mistake furries for plushies.

Then I had a thought: what if there were furry clowns? Well, guess what--there are:


Johnny Yen said...

The first I ever heard of these people was the CSI episode that featured them. I try not to be judgemental, but man, these people are f*cked up!

Beth said...

Furries, plushies — they all freak me out.

lulu said...

Whatever makes you happy.

my word verication is bunysx. no shit.

Dino aka Katy said...

I must have seen the same episode about the furries that Johnny saw. Didn't know about the plushies and honestly thats all a bit to out there for me

Grant Miller said...

I mentioned the furry phenemenon to a friend of mine and he thought I was making it up. Thank you for validating my story.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was bad enough, and then you would have to bring the clowns into it, didn't you? I'm going home and going to bed.

Bubs said...

Barbara, what can I say? The clowns are everywhere.

Grant, you are more than welcome. That's what I'm here for. Perhaps I'll address frotteurs or amputee fetishists at some point in the future.

Katy, Beth, Johnny...yep, plushies, furries, they all occupy a hirsute spot out there on the freak continuum. I'm afraid, though, that that one CSI episode might have overly glamorized the plushie/furry lifestyle.

Lulu, "bunysx"? Are you sure that was your word verification, and not some furry freak trying to IM you?

Mob said...

I love that fact that all these folks exist, because it just means that anything I could ever be into seems really square and tame by comparison.

jewgirl said...

I saw an hbo special about this fetish, the clown fetish and the horse fetish.

too much.

you are too much, bubbsie. nevah evah change.

Bubs said...

Awww, JG, you're too kind. Now, were you referring to a horse fetish or the "pony girl" fetish? Be specific, please. As for the clown fetish...well, if this weren't a family-friendly blog (family friendly as far as my Addams-like clan is concerned) then I'd do a post on clown porn. But there are some barriers I just can't cross.

mob, I know what you mean. They make any group of movie-con fanboys, RPG players or renfaire reenactors look mainstream by comparison.

Dystopia said...

Good, now my followers seem way less dorky! I'll keep that in mind for my next convention appearance. Thanks Dad!

Writeprocrastinator said...

Typically, I get mad when San Francisco isn't number one is the kink capital of the World, but this is the one exception.