By: Ben Wietmarschen
We all remember where we were when we found out what a “furry” is. Maybe you were in Algebra class or in a sleepy Monday morning business meeting or in front of the family computer at 4am, your parents and siblings fast asleep in their bedrooms on an unusually invigorating Tuesday night.
Wherever it was, you know you said something to the effect of “Wait, what ‘s it?” or “Oh no, really?!” and then you laughed and laughed. Now imagine there was a worldwide cable TV audience watching you react to the cold hard truth of not only furry existence, but ALSO the fact that there was a convention of furries AND that convention got evacuated because of a gas leak AND they ‘re all standing outside milling around the cold downtown Chicago streets ‘CUDDLING!
My point here is that Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski ‘s reaction here (she can ‘t talk, then covers her face and looks away, then RUNS OFF SET) is perfectly understandable for a respected TV journalist and Morning Joe host.
Keep a close look at the 1:05 mark when Brzezinski scuttles off set presumably to barf and laugh her head off, away from the blinding Hollywood (or at least MSNBC) lights.