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Lupis? Attack of the Giant Rabbits
Topic by: CodyPendent
Posted: August 24, 2004 - 2:31 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 27, 2004 - 8:44 PM PDT

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author topic: Lupis? Attack of the Giant Rabbits
underdog
post #41  on August 26, 2004 - 12:16 PM PDT  
It's true! I had a rabbit as a pet too, and he was pretty mean -- I got bitten several times. Of course, I kept him cooped up in a cage most of the time. Heck, I'd be mean, too. And then his sad fate ultimately came at the hands (or teeth) of the neighbor's even more viscious poodle. :-( Poor lil' bunny rabbit. I still feel sad about it, but it's true, they can mean and ornery little buggers.

Again, I think this is more so, understandably, when they are kept in a human environment as opposed to out in the wild. But even there they've had to develop some mean-ness just to stay alive, being the target of so many predators and all.

Watership Down is a classic.

Not sure whether the other one is, but I was mostly just surprised to discover that movie had been adapted from anything remotely coherent or literary.

Craving carrots,
C
IronS
post #42  on August 26, 2004 - 6:32 PM PDT  
The mean pets I had as a child were hamsters. Of course, those came from the pet store. The ones that were born and raised in a more supportive and nurturing environment (i.e., my bedroom) were much, much nicer. Even the store-bought gerbils and guinea pigs were much nicer than the store-bought hamsters. Well, hamsters do have the rep of being the meanest, scrappiest rodents (two of my sister's hamsters once cornered an escaped rat - not ours - and we had to distract the hamsters to effect the rat's getaway).
IronS
post #43  on August 26, 2004 - 6:51 PM PDT  
By the way, Lepus is the Genus for hares (see Lepus californicus or the constellation "The Hare"), not rabbits (although they are in the Family Leporidae so the film could have been called Night of the Leporids).
woozy
post #44  on August 26, 2004 - 7:47 PM PDT  
> The ones that were born and raised in a more supportive and nurturing environment (i.e., my bedroom) were much, much nicer.

Gosh, Now I feel guilty for giving my bunnies razor blades and inviting the neighborhood kids over to make bets.
kolohe61
post #45  on August 26, 2004 - 8:54 PM PDT  
> On August 26, 2004 - 12:08 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Actually, rabbits are surprisingly agressive

Does anyone out there remember when Jimmy Carter got atttacked by a rabbit?

http://www.newsoftheodd.com/article1021.html
SonjaBlue
post #46  on August 26, 2004 - 11:28 PM PDT  
woozy wrote:

>...woozy looks Sonja/the other in the eye and opens his mouth to give his famous blood curdling growl.
>
> sqeeeeeeeeeeek
>
> then his eyes flash fire. He hiccups and winks at Sonja. Well, that's it, he thinks. I can only hope I've appealed to Sonja and she can keep that bitch in check.
> ---------------------------------

(Sonja Blue strides purposely across the room.

Stepping just inside woozy's personal space, she stops and reaches into a side front pocket of her jacket with her left hand. Woozy flinches as Sonja produces a small, dark apothecary bottle and holds it to within inches of his face. With her other hand, Sonja then reaches for woozy's arm and firmly guides his right hand to the bottle. Her fingers close his around the corked glass.

Woozy's curiousity gets the better of him as he squints and examines the glass's contents. "Hmmm..." thinks woozy.

Absentmindedly and outloud, he reacts, "Looks like a cross between a kind of taproot and something gooey [recoiling in disgust]...best left undescribed. Ewww."

Sonja half-smiles and turns to leave. Her back to woozy, she pulls a wrinkled piece of folded paper from the same pocket and holds it over her left shoulder for woozy to take.

Conspicuously silent, the Blue Woman strides purposely across the room and exits.

Woozy numbly blinks as he stands stiffly, folded note in one hand, dark bottle in the other. Shaking the note open, he reads the manual typewritten characters:


Essence of Gein*

* For use in the treatment of moderate to severe indigestion, gastrointestinal maladies, red eye, and feelings of grandeur.

Directions: Without whincing, inhale slowly and evenly for three seconds. One time. Do not use more than 12 times in a 29-year period.

If bloodlust occurs, immediately burn contents to ashes, dowse with bless'ed water, and bury in salts on hallowed ground. Seek professional counsel.

Known side effects include: lopsided grin, effeminate gesturing, random laughter, feelings of isolationism.)
woozy
post #47  on August 26, 2004 - 11:50 PM PDT  
woozy curses the woman under his breath. I really don't think a straight answer once in a while would really hurt her that much.

Examines the bottle again. Well, the bottle is nice.

Rereads the instructions

> Essence of Gein*
>
> * For use in the treatment of moderate to severe indigestion, gastrointestinal maladies,


Never.


red eye,


Never bothered to look.

and feelings of grandeur.

Occasionally. Well, Okay... frequently. But why on earth would anyone wish to be cured? Or maybe the treatment is to prolong?
>
> Directions: Without whincing, inhale slowly and evenly for three seconds. One time. Do not use more than 12 times in a 29-year period.


Hmm, the mathematical permutations. Could I use 11 times in a morning and then wait 30 years? Then my self-medication would be similar in calculations to dodecaphonic music. Perhaps I could base my schedule on the Schoenberg variations...

What is the significance of 29 years. The georgian calender repeats every 28 years. Perhaps this is a bakers 4-dozen years? Or a hairdresser's thirty? The lunar calenders are on a 19 year cycle. A solar score and a lunar cycle? Surely there's a pun in there somewhere.
>
> If bloodlust occurs,

... would a woozy recognize it?

immediately burn contents to ashes, dowse with bless'ed water, and bury in salts on hallowed ground. Seek professional counsel.

Too much trouble.
>
> Known side effects include: lopsided grin, effeminate gesturing, random laughter, feelings of isolationism.)
> ---------------------------------

have those anyway.

woozy shrugs. He'll hold onto it. It might come in handy. And it is a nice bottle.
underdog
post #48  on August 27, 2004 - 9:44 AM PDT  
> On August 26, 2004 - 6:32 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The mean pets I had as a child were hamsters. Of course, those came from the pet store.


I once heard a comedian describe hamsters as "the disposable lighters of the animal kingdom." Because they die so easily and are bought so cheap. They are really the lamest pet, and I had one, too - was lucky he lasted six months.

Better off with a rat, or a lemur for that matter.

angelina
post #49  on August 27, 2004 - 12:45 PM PDT  
hey wait no!

i had a hamster! i bought him about 6 years ago and he lived to be 3. he was a dwarf hamster and his name was mugsy and he was sooooooo cute and sweet and cuddly. oh. i think they're actually pretty badass creatures, just that they're mostly kept by young kids and so they generally die pretty quickly.

but mugsy was a scrappy little mf'er. i get a little teary-eyed just thinking about him.

still though. i'd have much rather owned a pet bat.


> On August 27, 2004 - 9:44 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On August 26, 2004 - 6:32 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > The mean pets I had as a child were hamsters. Of course, those came from the pet store.
>
>
> I once heard a comedian describe hamsters as "the disposable lighters of the animal kingdom." Because they die so easily and are bought so cheap. They are really the lamest pet, and I had one, too - was lucky he lasted six months.
>
> Better off with a rat, or a lemur for that matter.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

IronS
post #50  on August 27, 2004 - 1:05 PM PDT  
Between the mean rabbit and the short-lived hamster, perhaps you were not meant to have pets as a youngster, underdog. Too bad.

My hamsters lasted more than 3 years on average. One was so old we were hoping it would die sooner than it did.

Aside from the squeaky exercise wheel (all during the night) and the occasional fights (can't keep them things together in general and seriously not when one had babies -because the other adults would eat them), they were okay pets. We kids learned quite a few things from them. For example, hand-washing, especially around the nails, after a meal is important (underscored when my cousin received a very nasty bite from the hamster). Chocolate, hamsters, and a hot afternoon sun don't mix. And of course, treat a youngster well and it will grow up to be a good adult.
underdog
post #51  on August 27, 2004 - 1:29 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2004 - 1:05 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Between the mean rabbit and the short-lived hamster, perhaps you were not meant to have pets as a youngster, underdog. Too bad.
>

Hehe. I know, you'd think that, wouldn't you, from my postings here. Well, I "raised" cats as a young 'un (and later as an adult) and that didn't turn out too badly. I think it was just the circumstances, and also having parents who weren't used to raising pets themselves, having not had them when they were young. I had to learn on my own.

With hamsters, I'm glad you guys had better luck than I did (or frankly, any of my friends -- we all had 'em die at less than a year). I don't think they're that mean, except with each other, it's just that they commonly have health problems or other issues that make it hard for them to last very long. They have cute ones at the local pet store I go to, but I think with two cats in the house I probably shouldn't dare. That'd be a short-lived toy.

>Chocolate, hamsters, and a hot afternoon sun don't mix. And of course, treat a youngster well and it will grow up to be a good adult.
> ---------------------------------

I read that as "chocolate hamsters" for some reason...

Mmmmmmm....chocolate hamsters...oooooooooh.... [drool]


Shaky
post #52  on August 27, 2004 - 8:44 PM PDT  
I had ferrets. Ferrets eat hamsters. They'll eat rabbits, too.

I was once walking with one of my ferrets out in the hallway outside my apartment, when a cat from another apartment in the building saw him and tried to eat him. She jumped on top of him and bit his neck. Unfortunately for her, she had no idea what she had just attacked. He rolled, managed to get above her and pinned her to the floor. He had sunk his teeth into her head, right on top between her ears, and she couldn't move. She just gripped the floor with her claws and screamed. Every ten or fifteen seconds he would give her a good twist, and she would howl out or hiss.

Then he would laugh. Yes, laugh. He made a little chuckling sound when he attacked something.

I sat there laughing at the dumbass cat for a while also. Then I finally decided pulled him off her. He didn't really want to let go, and I had to squeeze his jaw to convince him. Her teeth hadn't even broken his skin, but he left four little holes where he sunk in to win that battle.

He had tried to be friendly with cats all his life up until then, but that pissed him off. From then on, whenever he saw a cat he would try to defeat it.
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