I think I know now what's making me sad; it's a yearning for my own back yard
Comic Strip Master Command dared my mathematics blog to write about anything but comics this week, and I completely failed to do so. I was spending a lot of the week trying to get GoComics.com to stop breaking their stuff.
And I have half of a set of satisfying answers to What's Going On In Gasoline Alley? And What Happened To Jim Scancarelli? If you were wondering.
I took more pictures of Motor City Fur[ry] Con on Saturday, since, particularly, the fursuits were out and about! Let's enjoy.
Raccoons gathering for the Motor City Fur[ry] Convention fursuit parade. Not sure why all the ringtails were getting there at the same time.
And this is why fursuit parades always start late, if participants are going to be easily drawn off by the sight of gathered cameras.
PunkCat helping people gather for the big fursuit parade group photo.
Fursuiters gathering and I like that I got Malamute way up front like that, by accident.
bunny_hugger putting her hand up to listen extra-close to the instructions.
bunny_hugger being the center, or at least the center, stage-right, of attention.
Trivia: On the first anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act, British soldiers cut down the pine tree erected as a liberty pole in New York City's Commons. Sons of Liberty placed a new pine tree there the next day, with the trunk circled by iron bands to render it axe-proof. Soliders attempted to blow it up with gunpowder, unsuccessfully.
Source: The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History, Edward Robb Ellis.
Currently Reading: A Short History of the Office of Price Administration, Harvey C Mansfield and Associates.