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Homeless To Rescued, A Dog Is Reborn On Wednesday I saw her along the side of the road. She was darting back and forth along the shoulder of LBJ Freeway, and a family in a mini van was pulled over trying to help her. I pulled over and tried to get her in my car, but she wasn’t having any part of it. I went back to my house and picked up a dog crate and a package of turkey slices. Returning to the field where the poor homeless dog was wandering, I tried to lure her into the crate with the turkey, but she was too smart for that too. She wasn’t to afraid to follow me, so I settled for getting her away from the traffic and back from the road, where she and I proceeded to develop a relationship. I told her that I was going to rescue her. She looked hopeful and reluctant at the same time. A couple of drifters happened by and I paid them to try to help me catch her. They didn’t fare any better. A Dallas police officer showed up and told me to move along. He claimed to “appreciate what I was trying to to”, but said that the dog had been out there for months and that animal control had given up on trying to catch her. Four hours later I was sunburned and I was opening for Hal Sparks at The Arlington Improv later that night. I stayed as long as I could, and I told her I would be back the next day. On Thursday, before I could return to the field, I got a call from NBC 5’s Suzy Solis who asked me if I had been running up and down the highway trying to catch a dog. I told her I had, and she told me that the dog had stopped rush hour traffic earlier that morning when drivers stopped their cars in an effort to rescue her. She asked me if I would talk on camera, and I used the opportunity to commend those private citizens who had joined my effort, while pointing out how little the civil servants were willing to offer. That night there were a dozen volunteers pulled over alongside the freeway, and for a moment we almost had her. She got spooked and ran off into the darkness, so we made a plan to return at sunrise. We went home for a few hours and then my wife and I decided that we had to go back. The field backs up to a neighborhood, and between the houses and the field is an alley full of weeds, mud, and overgrown foliage. I waded through it for a few hours, thinking that it was as close as I had probably ever come to appearing like a burglar. Friday morning I was up with the sun, and so was my stray dog. I fed her, gave her some water, and talked to her. By now she was eating out of my hand, but when I tried putting a leash on her, she balked. Somewhere around noon that day I got an idea. Hal Sparks was still in town, and at lunch that day I told him what I was thinking. It involved stringing some netting in several places across the alley with the goal of boxing her into a small area where we could work with her more easily. A professional dog trainer named JP who trained my dog

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Mel had offered to help me the next day, and he would have a “catch pole” that is effectively used in these situations. Hal told me that he wanted to be part of the effort, so I told him I would pick him up at his hotel...At sunrise. Saturday morning I picked Hal up and we went to Lowes and bought the supplies. We got to the field ahead of the volunteers and begin setting the nets. After about fifteen minutes, guess who showed up to see what we were up to? As my stray dog watched her would be rescuers put their plan into action, volunteers from Operation Kindness arrived with their van and several catch poles. There were sixteen or so people in all who generously gave up their Saturday mornings to stand out in the heat and try to help this poor frightened dog. The plan worked to perfection, and after a few hours, JP got the catch pole on the dog and we loaded her in the van. It was on the way to Operation Kindness that she transformed into an entirely different dog. The stray that had barked defensively at me when I got too close was now resting her head on Hal’s lap as he stroked her matted fur. Amazingly she tested heart worm negative, and she was given care at the shelter. Later that day, Hal and I hosted a charity car wash at The Lodge to benefit The Metroplex Animal Coalition, and we couldn’t stop smiling as we told the story with the happy ending over and over. The real happy ending came a few days later when Lodge owner Dawn Rizos officially adopted the dog we named “Alley”, because of where we rescued her. In less than a week Alley went from living on the streets where those who are paid to care had given up on her, to being accepted into the home of one of the biggest animal lovers I know. Allie goes to work with Dawn every day, and she always greets anyone who comes into her office with a sloppy wet kiss. Thank you from me, and from Dawn, and from Alley, to all of the anonymous volunteers who stopped to help. I appreciate Operation Kindness for their invaluable assistance, and The Metroplex Animal Coalition for the invaluable service that they provide. To Animal Control, and Officer Dodds who just wanted me to “move along”, I know you’re overworked, but it wasn’t as hard as you were making it out to be. Hell, the “I Love The 80s” guy got it done in a morning’s time. He’ll be back at The Arlington Improv July 30-August 1 if you need anything while he’s here. Get your pets spayed and neutered, and please help us avoid more circumstances that lead to homeless pets such as “Alley”. For all those that cared about her, she has a big wet kiss waiting for you, too. Log on to http://richardhuntershow.com Follow Richard on Twitter @RichardHunter

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An interview with Henry Hill, the original Goodfella - The Original Goodfella It’s likely you know Henry Hill’s story, but you might not recognize his face — the mug most people associate with Hill’s name is that of actor Ray Liotta, who played the mobster–turned–FBI informant in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Hill — whose rise and fall in the world of organized crime was chronicled in Nick Pileggi’s book Wiseguy, the basis for Goodfellas — was in Madison on Thursday to host an invitation-only benefit for youth nonprofit Funz4Kidz at the Coliseum Bar. A more than willing interview subject, who got into trouble with the Mob for moving drugs and who’s battled addiction and a drinking problem (Hill was arrested in Illinois in December for an alcoholrelated incident), the Topanga, Calif. resident was happy to sit down for a few minutes to speak with characteristic frankness about his art, cooking, whether he had fun in prison and why the hell none of his former associates have whacked him yet. So, you sell original artwork on eBay now. How’d you get into painting? Henry Hill: Some treatment center I was in in Oregon — that was part of our curriculum. I can’t paint two stick figures. But I do watercolors. I enjoy it; to me, it’s therapy. I just do it because I’m still on East Coast time. I live in California and wake up at three or four in the morning. So I knock out a few paintings. Cooking and painting is my therapy. Yeah, you wrote a cookbook and cooked at an Italian restaurant in North Platte, Neb., for a while. The Firefly — it was in a hotel. I was doing a friend of mine a favor. This lady that owned the place, she was going tits up. I used to drink in the bar every day, and one day she walks in and said they were ready to put the padlock on the door. I said, “Why don’t you change your menu to Italian? I don’t want a job, but I’ll help you out.” I wound up there for a couple years. You get around quite a bit. When I said I’d be talking to you, the first thing people wanted to know is how you can be in the public eye and not dead yet after informing on the Mob. There’s a man above. And all the guys I pissed off are gone now. Now I got wiseguys come to me with fucking treatments and scripts — “Henry, do me a favor, get this made.” It’s like it was 30 years ago. No one’s after me;

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they buy me drinks. It feels like the Mob isn’t as powerful as it used to be. Now you hear about, like, the Russian mafia or the Chinese. Are the original Mafia still around? Oh yeah. They control the unions; they control gambling. But I’m so detached from that world today. I don’t bother nobody. The biggest trouble I get into is, I go to a park and I open a can of beer. So what do you do with your time now? I do a lot of charity work. I like to work with knuckleheads, I swear to God — kids who don’t have their head on straight. If I could change one, that guy may find a cure for cancer. Knuckleheads, gangbangers — whatever they’re calling them. They’re so intoxicated with that lifestyle, and it’s sad. And I do quite a bit of work for law enforcement. I go to Quantico and give lectures — they transfer agents to organized-crime units, and I gotta meet with them. Thirty years ago, they were fucking shooting at me. Now they fucking clap. The prison scenes from Goodfellas make it look like it wasn’t too bad, with all the cooking. How true to real life are those scenes? One hundred percent true. Back in those days, you could get away with — we had two hacks that used to bring us five pints of booze a day and charge of $100. We used to send them to New York to pick up caches of lobster for us. It was a joke — you sit around and play pinochle all day. But it’s not like that today. I haven’t done cocaine in seven years. Oops! Not cocaine — cooking. Oh, yeah. Italian. I cook. I watch CNN. I go fishing. We’re working on a movie about Boston College. [Hill was involved in the point-shaving scandal the school’s basketball team was enmeshed in the late ’70s.] We got some producers interested in it. I’m doing an article for The Wall Street Journal, called “Agony in the Office.” It’s an advice column on what a mobster would do about these office problems. And it’s the 20th anniversary of Goodfellas this year, so we’re doing a thing in Vegas at New York New York. You’ve had a pretty wild life. Any regrets? After the Lufthansa robbery (the big heist that forms the climax of Goodfellas), the government clocked me for about $225 million, and I wish the fuck I had $225,000 of it back today. But I ain’t hurting. I live in a beautiful area. I don’t mind, I don’t mind. See page 5........ Voted America’s #1 Adult Weekly

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“As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a gangster.” -Henry Hill, Brooklyn, New York, 1955 Goodfellas, the iconic, Oscar winning film co-written by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese (who also directed) and featuring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, was released in September of 1990 to instant audience and critical acclaim. It has been called “one of the most perfect films ever made” (Reel.com) and is currently ranked 15th on IMDB’s top movies of all time list. Based on gangster Henry Hill’s chaotic and often violent life (portrayed by Ray Liotta), the film takes us from Henry’s early initiation into a New York City organized crime family, to his enrollment in a Federal witness protection program 30 years later. Goodfellas is a harsh, but often hilarious first-hand look into the rise and fall of one of America’s most infamous and controversial organized crime figures. 20 years, six Oscar nominations, and one Academy Award later (Pesci for Best Supporting Actor), the Museum of the American Gangster is proud to host a special anniversary event, with Henry Hill as a very special guest. Mr.

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Hill and other surprise guests will make a live presentation before the screening and will be hosting an intimate after party in the building’s authentic, Prohibition-era speakeasy. All guests receive a limited edition Goodfellas 20th Anniversary program signed by Henry Hill. 80 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003 http://moagnyc.org

Dallas’ own Silver City will also be hosting a GoodFellas 20th Anniversary Party with very special guest Ex-Mobster HENRY HILL. The Celebration will include a Private Screening & Commentary by Hill of his Portrayed Roll by Ray liotta in the film. Don’t miss this extraordinary event at Silver City, Friday August 6th at 9pm. 214.689.8989 7501 N. Stemmons Fwy. www.SilverCityClub.com

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LA Pink

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LA Pink is a hilarious sexy tale about tattoos, being a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated world...and having an insatiable sex drive. It's a pornographic parody loosely based on TLC's reality TV show, "LA Ink", and is written and directed by awardwinning starlet Joanna Angel - LA Pink's leading lady. LA Pink also features adult stars Andy San Dimas, Misti Dawn, Draven Star, CoCo Velvett, Brian Street Team, Erik Everhard, Sean Michaels and James Deen. Joanna Von Angel is a world-renowned tattoo artist, and the owner of her shop. She has hired some of the sexiest artists in the industry to be part of her staff; between Joanna and the girls at the shop, they give the best blowjobs - and the best tattoos - in town...well, other than the shop's only male tattoo artist, Brian Street Team, who can't seem to get a customer no matter how hard he

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Things get a little crazy one day when Sean Michaels - CEO of Pizza Party Incorporated (the largest distributor of frozen pizza in the world) - walks into the shop and offers Joanna her own frozen pizza licensing deal. The contract is a dream come true; it offers fame, fortune and a whole lot of free pizza, but at the expense of giving up tattooing...AND sex. How far will Joanna go - or not go - for the sake of her business? https://www.burningangel.com/ store/115/la-pink-porn-movies

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I AM 5th.

Dallas, Texas July 31st, 2010 Who is “ I am 5th ”? Anyone who sees themselves as not the typical everyday “Joe” or “Betty”. If you have ever been seen or thought of yourself as “different.” Then you are 5th. What is “I am 5th” ? Let us start with what I am 5th is not, and then what I am 5th is. - A money making venture. All proceeds are covering the needs of the event/charity. If anything is made above and beyond that, it is put back into advertising for our next event. - This event is open to anyone who feels they are different than the standard American. This can be anyone of the LBGT lifestyle, firewalkers, base jumpers, urban explorers, shamans, folk musicians, furries, Cosplay people, live performers/artists, zombies, tattooed & pierced people, as well as all walks that may not have discussed here. - The current event is not about just getting to Party, it is about reaching out and having a wonderful time meeting others who are of the 5th element. Yes there is planned entertainment. Yes there is going to be some wonderful surprises. Most importantly to us running the event, for you to come and share with us your 5th element. And Celebrate with the rest of us! - This is not a Hoodman Blind thing. I may be one of the people promoting the current event, but I have a handful of wonderful people who want to have this event happen just as much as I do. I am 5th is about me personally, but also about you personally.

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It is about you and me, sharing life and our 5th element together. - Not every I am 5th event will be huge nor will it be costly. We are working together with lots of people in the DFW area to create unique opportunities for us to socialize as well as share our 5th element. Weekend getaways, Art Exhibits, Special events, Charity Fundraisers, etc.. Yes I am 5th came forth from my heart, and I am hoping that it grabs a part of yours as well. I believe in unity even if we have our differences. We can overcome them and celebrate. We hope that having contact with us, we hope the American society even if it is a few of them will embrace their 5th element and join us in our activities. So please come out and celebrate with us. I promise this will be a night you will never forget. When is “ I am 5th” 1st official event? July 31st, 2010. It is going to start up about 7pm and go until you want to leave. Where is “I am 5th” event going to happen? Now that is a secret. We choose to notify our “I am 5th” people via e-mail/twitter on the day of the events. This is the way you will not have preconceived ideas of the location but look at it as a chance to experience new friends and experience people in their 5th element. Why do we want to be a part of “I am 5th”? Because the message of I am 5th is one that needs to be heard and shared. We want everyone to love their 5th element. We want everyone to come out and share their 5th element with us. We want the world to see if and discover their hid-

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METRO ANE SPORTS With the rise to international stardom of octopus “Paul the Oracle” who correctly picked all his world cup selections, including the last pick of Espana for the WC title, it makes me wonder if maybe more animals could predict sports outcomes. Obviously if animals were picking all, or mostly all winners, Vegas would go berserk. And you could see organized crime and other heavy betters buying farms. PETA would simultaneously be glad in the drop of animal abuse cases, but aggravated over the infringement of their rights. I can see it now, promotions advertising all kinds of “smart” animals from small house pets to horses. Or maybe even elephants. Or camels. A whole new industry of training centers would be created. Human jobs would increase. Pet Psychology would move from the fringe to mainstream. Both naturalists with herbs and drug companies would spend billions on products to enhance memory and creativity. There was Mr. Ed the horse who could speak, and Francis the talking mule, but those were creations of Hollywood. Paul the Oracle is a bona fide for sure live octopus and not just made predictions on who he thought would win World Cup Soccer games, but seriously won each. Now Spain’s national zoo is attempting to negotiate with Germany’s zoo where Paul and his aquarium reside, but so far Germany hasn’t made a

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Ticket prices are too high and that’s for walk-ins or season holders. People believe too many of the players aren’t clean and that baseball deliberately ignored the problem for far too long and even now haven’t addressed it like they should.

that Lance has not done well and has already announced his retirement.

They don’t believe the penalties for illegal drug use are relevant, and many believe that the records that dirty players are making or breaking should be erased and baseball won’t do it.

Sports HAVE to have big names and excitement to attract not the ardent fans but the casual fans and convert them to regulars. Advertisers need a sports product that gets people watching and Lance drew them in. As this Tour has already shown, a race without Armstrong is a ratings disaster.

Case in point: A-Rod now has, technically, 598 homers. The question that sits out there like a lead weight is, why weren’t the numbers he made while on performance enhancing drugs disallowed?

I admit that after Lance retired I turned the TV dial to other shows and that his return last year brought me back and you can bet your last dollar a large part of the last two years viewing audience did the same.

MLB – Rangers.

MLB’s refusal to address these issues and more are exactly why they need Cuban.

If ever there was a need for a fortune teller it’s anybody interested in the Texas Rangers.

Besides, the mans a real sports fan and get’s it that the fans love the excitement.

Now Mark Cuban wants to join the bidding process?

Le Tour de France.

Here’s part of the problem: we’re used to rooting for teams that we understand. These cycle teams are made up of foreigners with Americans scattered about and there’s no real American team. The sport is asking us to pick an American we want to cheer for and then get to like the team. That’s how we began to follow Lance.

decision. Spain’s declared Paul to be a National Hero and wants to treat him regally, not make fried calamari out of him. The Labor Party is pressuring the government to declare a federal “Paul” holiday. The Nationalist Party wants to have a new flag made with Paul’s likeness holding the winning selection. And the Church has written the Vatican to have the title Crustacean Paul I receive official recognition. You know what, it’s four years til the next World Cup, I wonder if I bought an octopus now and sat him in front of the TV…….

Do I think Cuban would be a good major league baseball owner? Heck no, I think he’d be a great one. The NBA officiating has gotten significantly better since Cuban started publicly berating it, and fines or no, he’d bring some serious pressure to bear for game conduct, like a more standardized strike zone. Do I think baseball Commish Selig wants Cuban rummaging around in the chastity belt region of major league baseball? Oh HECK no. And that’s why, despite all the money tossed around, baseball fell from the top sports perch. They want to keep everything the same and live on the rumors that it’s still the Grand Old Game.

Regardless that our hero, Lance Armstrong, ran into a brick wall of bad luck and has no hope of being anywhere near the top twenty let alone the podium, it’s been a heck’uva bike ride.

The boys are in the Pyrenees’ now and that’s some brutal mountain climbing on two wheels, so tune it in and watch the beating.

The announcing has generally been well above average, but they’re saddled with a camera system that changes video feeds at will and leaves the announcing team scrambling to figure out what’s being shown the American audience. They’ve been extremely good at relating individual and team rider history, and what they’re capable of. Plus, they know how to make a race stage finale get you onto the edge of your seat.

As much as I admire Cuban’s obvious passion for the game and his team, somebody down at Mav’s headquarters just HAS to get a grip on how to build a team. This patchwork quilt business is like throwing paint against a wall and calling it art.

One of the issues that Le Tour has had to overcome, at least as far as being able to attract American audiences, is

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How do you like the newbie, Chandler? Yeah, he’s a big boy and can work the post but that’s when he’s healthy and he’s proven so far he can’t stay that way. Cuban and Nelson figure what they’ve got now will be capable of post season success.

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You got players there that don’t believe this is Dirks team, like Shawn Marion, a too old Jason Kidd, a way too inexperienced Ian Mahinmi, a player not living up to his hype, Caron Butler, and a player becoming more and more inconsistent, Jason Terry. Marion and Butler came in at last year’s trade deadline and have a couple dozen games under their belt with the team, and Mahinmi and Chandler just came in so they’re still learning the system. That’s too many people that gotta learn the playbook. It’s kinda interesting to watch a different kind of hullabaloo going on, and that’s around the Heat, probably nothing like what James, Bosh, and Wade had in their minds when they concocted this scenario. Almost from the start the three have been trying to put disclaimers out there that they are gonna lose some games, not be perfect, and it might take a while to get to, and win, the Finals. Then Michael Jordan comes along and say’s it’s not something he would’ve done, mostly because he likes to compete against the top talent and win, not join up with them. In a very calm voice MJ stuck a knife into the great PR play of the Heat, and he didn’t say anything that isn’t true. Great players want to have their own team and take it right into the face of the opposing camps. Going up against the best is what top athletes strive for, and getting the best thrown at you is what you want. That’s where competition is important, and that cuts you away from the rest. Is Wade no longer gonna say the Heat is his team? Will LeBron now claim it as his own? Will Bosh say he’s simply a complement? I’ll give you a clue here, if running a business by committee is a bad idea, how do you run a basketball team that way? Three leaders? Hardly. Maybe Wade’s plan will work and they’ll mesh, either right away or after some seasoning, but it’ll still mean that two of the three will have to take a step back. So maybe LeBron James wasn’t cut out to

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NFL – Cowboys. Man, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to have the start of training camp coming up. I’m flat ready for this NFL season to start. July 24 Dallas gets it goin’. I’m also about as happy as can be because for what seems to be a first in a long time we don’t have any major bad guys blowing the team up. It looks like this bunch want to play together and want to prove last year wasn’t a fluke, and want to take this deep into the post season, like all the way deep. Amen to that, brother. What do I think is the most important news in the NFL right now? No, it ain’t the Packers Jolly being suspended the whole season, and no, it’s not how much Bradford gets from the Rams. It’s Titans running back Chris Johnson signing a one year deal. It was extremely smart for Tennessee, although I hope inside they knew that was a no brainer, and it was very smart for the NFL. The Titans need the running game because of the QB situation. First Vince Young’s still new to running a NFL team, and two, he’s still immature and doing stupid things. The running game’s gonna protect the team and VY.

Mud Hens. TD

Readers Response: Two Dogs: What’s the weirdest comment you ever got in an interview? Phil Ennis Phil: I once asked a player who was one of the quietest guys around, not just with the media but all the time, about that. He said he “was the kind of person who said things out loud inside his own head”. I guess that begs the question, do you actually hear your own thoughts? I’ve always wondered if he could control the volume. TD Two Dogs: Will you join in the fantasy football leagues this year or not? You know the whole world is doing this and you’re the last idiot holdout. Kasey Bedford Kasey: No, I’m not gonna promote, give info, monitor, or play fantasy football. Far and away I’m not the last idiot holdout, but if I were, I’d consider it a great honor. There’s a Grand Canyon difference between gambling and betting, and tossing one’s money at fantasy is the ultimate definition of a suckers bet.

The League makes out because despite what many want to tell you, the NFL is not primarily a passing league. You got coaches like Martz who want to do that, and coaches like Singletary who want to mainly run the ball, but the NFL is all about balanced attacks and don’t for a second think that’s not where the success is.

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The Colts weren’t balanced and the Saints concentrated on stopping the pass. New Orleans was balanced and kept Indy from overloading one way or the other. NO won.

Skimmer: You’re probably talking about Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga. He got his 15 minutes of fame when first base ump Jim Joyce blew a call and AG lost his perfect game. Apparently his brush with immortality made him nervous and he couldn’t throw in a game after that. He’s now been optioned down to the AAA Toledo

Just like in any competition you have to be able to attack a weakness or have a second punch to counter the defense. That’s the running game.

Shelly Duncanville Shelly: I think many people had their doubts but hey, you don’t know until you try. Last year Contador decided on his own to deliberately break away from the team and go after the Tour win himself. Although this was truly a selfish act that split the team, Armstrong still had the opportunity to battle Contador and couldn’t get it done, and frankly that’s the name of the game. He probably had his best chance last year because this year’s new team, Radio Shack, is quite obviously too overall old to keep anywhere near the leaders. Don’t be too upset he’s still an international champion and an American hero and one hell of a human being with his fight for cancer research and cures. TD Two Dogs: Who do you think takes a fight between Pacman and Mayweather? Too many touts give it to Mayweather but he won’t take the fight. Aaron Mesquite

Two Dogs: Hey, what happened to that guy who had an umpire make a bad call and ruin his bid for a perfect game? Skimmer Ft Worth

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Two Dogs: Do you think Lance Armstrong should’ve come out of retirement? These last two years have ruined his reputation.

Aaron: Pacquiao may not have quite the power but his speed and unorthodox style give him, in my opinion, maybe as good as a 60-40 shot. I don’t think it’s a KO but a TKO on a roughing up that will probably look like a mauling. That’s if they ever fight. TD Don’t carry the world on your shoulders’, it leaks.

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a Volume Up button press) into infrared (IR) signals that can control many entertainment devices. And because Harmony is powered by the world’s largest database of A/V device codes — and it grows every time someone adds a new device —you’ll be able to control the devices you own today, and the ones you buy tomorrow.

Google TV: The Future of TV First there was TV. Then HD TV and connected TV. Now — with Google TV — we’re about to enter the era of smart TV. Unlike Web TV or widget TV or other attempts to marry the Web and television, Google TV brings the full Web and TV together seamlessly. So we can close the cabinet door on the old model — the TV, the DVD/VCR. And it’s easy to see how we’ve been moving in this direction — more content, an integrated digital experience — for decades. Ever since Philo Farnsworth, people have searched for ways to improve the tube. But Logitech Revue with Google TV is different. Google TV is such a significant shift in how content (in all its forms: sitcoms, movies, news, social networks, weather, shopping) is delivered into the living room that it’ll be the way we watch TV for years and years to come.

Designed in the UK, made with German Pedigree and marketed globally from the US, the Valkry Empyrean is high-end, luxurious supercar built for those who are looking for something a little

Why? Two reasons: choice and scalability. Cable increased what you could watch from about a dozen stations to several hundred stations. Connected TV gave you a few additional apps. It’s mind-blowing to consider, but Google TV increases your content choices from a few hundred to the near-infinite library of content on the Web. That’s why we think it’s not an overstatement to say, if you think it, you can watch it. Second, Logitech Revue with Google TV comes with Logitech Harmony built in. Harmony Link is a combination of hardware and software, currently built into every Harmony remote, which translates commands (such as

Google TV is based on the Android platform and runs the Google Chrome web browser. Users can access all of their usual TV channels as well as a world of Internet and cloud-based information and applications, including rich Adobe® Flash based content – all from the comfort of their own living room and with the same simplicity as browsing the web. When coupled with the Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100, Intel’s latest system-on-a-chip designed specifically for consumer electronics, the new platform will offer home theatre quality A/V performance. Sony and Logitech said they would be delivering products based on the new Intel

Atom processor and running Google TV later this year. While Google TV is designed to work with any TV operator, at launch the user experience will be fully optimized when paired with DISH Network. Google TV expands video choice from the hundreds of channels available today through a pay TV provider to the vast storehouse of video content available through the web and streaming videos. The Google TV experience is complemented by the ability to watch streaming video from leading content platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and YouTube. Google TV will also have the capability to run apps from the Android Market. To navigate the array of content that will now be available through a single device and on a single screen, Google TV introduces an integrated search experience to help viewers easily find relevant content across over-the-air and pay-TV channel listings, DVR, and the Internet, as well as a picture-in-picture layout to access multiple windows simultaneously. Google TV also features an innovative home screen to help viewers quickly organize their favorite content and personalize their TV viewing experience.. For more information on Logitech Revue with Google TV, sign up at www. logitech.com/news/googletv.

a little different to the usual generic supercar. This is car for those who like all the upsides of a supercar without all the associated pitfalls such as running costs and accessibility.”

speed of over 200 mph, the supercar does 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. The standard equipments include 20″ chrome wheels, leather interior, colored calipers, colored stitching,

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continued from page 14 I have owned cats my whole life, so of course I love them. I’m intimately familiar with their personalities and habits, and I identify with them completely. Foxes have such a wild and free spirit, are extremely intelligent, but are still mysterious because they are also mostly nocturnal. The combination of them, I feel, expresses who I am inside, both as a human and as how I see myself as an animal. How did you discover the whole furdom -- and, um, is that the correct way to refer to the community? I met a person on 4chan.org who is a furry (which is ironic because 95 percent of them hate furries), and he got me into it. I had known about furries before meeting Sirus, but I didn’t know what exactly it had entailed. It wasn’t until we had gotten to know each other better that he revealed himself as a furry. At that point, I asked him to describe it, and a lot of it was similar to what I have told you here. Since I had role-played as animals before, and have cosplayed -dressed up in costumes -- as a nekomimi (catgirl) at anime conventions, it felt very natural to extend it further into furry. But I have never even heard it called “furdom” before. Most people call it “the furry fandom,” “the fandom,” or in my case -“the whole furry thing.” How did you make your costume? So far, all my accessories (ears, tails, collars) are all pre-made. The ears were from WalMart or Claire’s at Halloween, the collars are all from Petsmart (Tigi PetHead brand), and the tails are real fur, made from furrier scraps that would otherwise be thrown out, from a costumer named Lady Heather, purchased at a gaming convention in Cleveland called Con on the Cob. I am considering getting a partial fursuit made for my fursona Sophie, which is a white French angora rabbit, and if I do, I’d make it myself. If explaining this to a non-furry, who’s never dressed up, how do you describe how it feels to be your animal self as opposed to your normal self? It gives a sense of freedom, especially when you feel that you really are an animal inside. It gets you back with your instinctual self. You can take on the traits that you feel inside that you would normally have to hide from the general public. As Lillica, I feel more outgoing and more sensual, as well as more in tune with my instincts. I walk different, carry myself differently, notice things differently, I even talk differently, i.e., I talk more slowly and deliberately. That allows me to reach out to other people, both furries and non-furries, and connect with them on many levels that I may not reach as my human self.

lazy. Does being a furry for you extend to your sexuality? Unlike some, I don’t actually engage in sexual activities as a furry very often. I admit, it can be fun to put on the ears, tail and collar on occasion, it adds a primal aspect to it, especially when you’re getting into it and you start growling, But I have found that even when not doing the deed while in fursona, I display some animalistic tendencies, such as performing the “mating bite,” or just biting in general. How often do you go to furry conferences? Anthrocon 2010 was actually both my first Anthrocon and my first furry con, but I had so much fun that I will do everything in my power to go again next year. How else do you connect with other furries? (I.e., have you met anyone on pounced.org?) The first place I connected with others was via the furry art site furaffinity.net and its forums. This is where I have met most of my furfriends. I also am on furrytofurry.com, and the forums of bad-dragon.com. Now that I am back from Anthrocon and have the time, I will soon be joining portal.furnation. com, furocity.com, sofurry.com, myfursona. com, hifur.net, furspace.com ... I think that’s every furry site out there! I love meeting new furries, can you tell? Just a little. Can you describe what goes on at a conference to someone who hasn’t experienced it? For me, the main focus of a con is to meet new friends and get together with furfriends, both those you know in real life and those who you are friends with online. You get plenty of time to hang out and have fun together. The organized events range far and wide in terms of content, from comedians to art tutorial sessions, music and concerts to dances. They attract every genre of furry that exists, most notably the fursuiters, and they all can comingle there. At the cons, people do spend a good bit of time discussing a lot of what this interview is about, most notably about our fursonas and how we arrived at them. Fursuit construction is also a big item, since a good many furries are artistically inclined and are interested in not only making a suit for themselves, but possibly going fursuit design and construction as a profession, like me. Communally, you will find quite a few species, specific panels, where they gather and meet each other, also location-specific ones where you can hopefully meet local furries to meet up with. I went to one for Northeast furs and I am still convinced there are NO other furries in my area!

What excites you most about being a furry? Besides the freedom it gives, from my experience, people who consider themselves to be furries, no matter how intensely they are involved in the fandom, are some of the sweetest, kindest, most loving, most affectionate, most open, and most pleasant people I have ever met, with only a very few exceptions. I have made more friends within the fandom than outside it.

The most surprising activity, I think, is that there is a great emphasis on gaming, both tabletop and video games. Yes, in a way they do branch over into the fandom, what with games like White Wolf and the many anthropomorphic characters of video games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, but there are always rooms devoted to tabletop and video games running, much like you would find at a gaming convention. Also, I have seen several cosplayers who are NOT furry, such as Captain Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka (Tim Burton version) and several anime characters.

What traits of your animal do you identify most? Being skilled and intelligent (I hope that didn’t sound too arrogant!), agile, mysterious, disobedient, and in the case of cats,

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in September of 2009. The friend that got me interested in it suggested I join FurAffinity, and within a day, I had made new friends, and the more involved with it I got, the more I liked it. Do you tend to hang with an all-furry crowd or also have friends who aren’t into the scene? Are you “out” with everyone in your life? I still have more non-furry friends than furfriends, but that ratio has been creeping upward every since I became a furry. I am not “out” to everyone, and will probably never be. I am out with those close to me, but I don’t go around telling everyone I meet that I’m a furry. There is still a lot of stigma attached to it, and not everyone is understanding as my friends. How have friends and family reacted when they found out? They have been surprisingly cool about it, even the ones to whom I have had to explain “the whole furry thing.” But again, my friends and family are very open-minded people, and not everyone is. What, to you, is the single biggest misconception about what it means to be a furry? Not all of us have sex in fursuits! Seriously, thanks to the media, that is THE BIGGEST misconception. A lot of us don’t even OWN fursuits, because they’re so expensive. Also, that we are all total sexual deviants and are all into bestiality/zoophilia. What was the animal you were most surprised to meet/find in the furdom? There really aren’t any that have truly surprised me, to be honest, but some of the less common ones I have seen are squirrels, deer, and cows. Do you think that humans have lost their connection to animals -- or, philosophically to you, what is being a furry about? (Even if it’s as simple as: I get to go to great parties, with a fun open-minded crowd!) In our industrial age, we have lost touch with animals. Yes, we have pets, but it’s not the same as wild animals. All we see is Animal Planet and go to the zoo, we don’t interact with them on a more personal level, and furry changes that. You get in touch with your inner animal, and through socialization, with other animals. Plus, for me, you get to dress up and play pretend, which is also a lot of fun. Are there different cliques within the furry community, and is there any sort of distinction (or tension) between those who just wear tails versus full costumes? There are indeed different sub-genres within the fandom, but I don’t think there is any tension between them. One of the things about being a furry is you identify with other furries, regardless of how involved you are in the fandom. The only possible issue is that the one who want fursuits but can’t have them for whatever reason, feel a tinge of jealousy for those who do have them, especially the very ornate (and therefore expensive) ones. Really? How expensive are we talking? Having never owned one, I can’t be totally sure, but from what I have heard, a partial fursuit (head, arms/paws, legs/feet and tail

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that are worn with regular clothes covering the torso) runs from $800 to $2,000, and a full suit costs anywhere from $2,000 to as much as $14,000, depending on complexity and the costumer who made it. Wow, that’s a lot of Gs. What age of people do you usually find at the conferences? From what i have seen, most of them are between 16 and 24, but I did see several middle-aged furries at the convention, some as old as their 50s. I also know a few that are as young as 14. What cultural influences do you think contribute to the furry-dom, from Hello Kitty, to talking mascots like, say, Tony the Tiger, or manga or vampire books/ movies starring werewolves ... There have been a great number of influences. Therianthropy, which is the belief that inside, you really are an animal, and have lived as an animal in past lives, has a definite effect on it. On a smaller scale, some Therians believe that they can actually shapeshift into full or anthropomorphic animals. Lycanthropy is the part of Therianthropy that deals specifically with wolves and werewolves, which is the most commonly known form of Therianthropy. But the modern American cartoons which are rife with anthropomorphic characters, such as Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and Japanese anime, have had the biggest impact, in my opinion. They portray anthropomorphs as larger-the-life, with intense personalities and grand adventures, and it ends up boiling over into a subculture, which is the furry fandom. But I have some other thoughts on being a furry... -- Furry attracts people from all walks of life. For instance, my boyfriend, who is also a furry, is [in the] military. In fact there’s a surprising amount of military furs! There are also a lot of artists, craftspersons, scientists, and technology experts. -- Furries still deal with a great deal of public stigma, thanks mostly to the one episode of “CSI,” and a Vanity Fair article, as well as an episode of Tyra Banks. We’re still dealing with media sensationalism, and the prejudice that the general public has us of because of the bad stereotypes -- A goodly number of furries also are into other alt subcultures, like anime, steampunk, and ren faires. -- While some Christian furries exist, there aren’t many. Most I have met are Agnostic, Atheist, Buddhist or Pagan. -- Despite our love of animals, I have yet to meet a furry who is a vegetarian! Carrie Sloan is the editor of Lemondrop. She loves markers, and, once in the fourth grade, she made up a creature called a Refimbas, that was part reptile, fish, mammal, bird and amphibian, so she kind of gets it, but she has never wanted to be her dog.

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