It is a slow news day here in the Burgh; it is raining (no, really! It is totally raining in Pittsburgh of all places! Can you believe it!?), and a general feeling of blah seems to have settled itself quite nicely over the downtown area.
In fact, the pigeon that approached me this morning didn’t even speak to me. He just looked lazily at me, blinked once, flipped me the bird and walked away (get it? The bird? Get it?!?! I’m being funny here in an attempt to shake the doldrums for you. I hope you appreciate this effort). I think if he had an ass, he would have mooned me.
Anyway, here’s something to make you laugh … or scream … or in my case, give you a case of the heebie jeebies like you’ve never had before. Video of the recent Anthrocon held here in the Burgh.
Seriously, the hairs on my neck stood up, my stomach turned, and I started shivering at the sheer weirdness of it all. The videos that were making rounds in the local news just don’t adequately show the level of dedication these people have to this … um, lifestyle? Hobby?
I’ve decided that my future children can pretty much throw anything at me: that he/she wants to be a pigeon farmer, that she has joined PETA and will be appearing in Market Square naked, ANYTHING!! But if he/she comes to me and says they have taken to dressing up in furry costumes and cavorting around ridiculously with other furry things … I will lose it.
If you went to this conference and you are offended that I find it weird, you’ll have to forgive me because it isn’t my intention to offend you … however, that said: WEIRD!