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Happy Easter

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:02 pm

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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:24 pm

Ah yes, the curse of the warerabbit!
The nightmare vision of every greyhound.
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:30 pm

Ben wrote:Ah yes, the curse of the warerabbit!
The nightmare vision of every greyhound.

If you want a real rabbit horror story, Ben, see if you can track down The Year of the Angry Rabbit by Russell Braddon - SF set in the Australia of the time it was written in (1960s? early 70s?). An attempt to get rid of the pests goes wrong, and giant carnivorous rabbits breed like, well, rabbits, and spread across the country, digging warrens under country towns and emerging at night to feed...
Not particularly classy SF but it obviously struck a chord with me at the time.
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:10 am

Thanks Kim
The business manager of the school I work at just in the last week sent around an email warning staff of an impending rabbit eradication program. The dear ol' bunnies are scratching holes on the hallowed football field and they're going to be fed poison-laced carrots. I think someone needs to come in defence of the rabbits, even if it is in the guise of a schlocky aussie science fiction fiend. Thanks for the movie reference. I'll track it down, hopefully, before the baits are laid.
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby plwk » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:16 am

Hallebuddhaya! :jumping:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Happy Easter

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:57 am

Mmmmm... (living off) hot cross buns

:D

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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Paññāsikhara » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:09 am



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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:30 am

Thank you Bhante.
Perfect!
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:51 am

Hello all,

Just so you don't have nightmares after seeing Bhante's video of the Easter Bunny, here is the truly true truth:

"History Of Easter BunnyThe origin of Easter bunny can be traced back to the ancient Pagan settlements. They regarded rabbits as symbols of fertility, because the animal gives birth to multiple offspring at a time. Since rabbits were fertility icons, they became symbols of the rising fertility of the Earth, at the Vernal Equinox. Ancient tribes celebrated the beginning of spring at the Vernal Equinox, by blessing seeds for growth and placing colored eggs on an altar. Therefore, it can be said that Easter Bunny has its origin in the ancient Pagans.

Another story, connected to the origin of Easter Bunny, is also related to an ancient Pagan legend. As per the legend, Goddess Eostre - the most worshipped Pagan deity - retrieved a wounded bird in a snowy forest, during a winter season. To help it survive the chilly winter, the Goddess turned it into a rabbit. However, it was not a complete transformation of the bird to a rabbit and hence, it continued to lay eggs. To extend its gratitude, the rabbit decorated its eggs beautifully and presented them to the deity, every spring.

However, many historical records suggest that the Easter Bunny originated in Alsace and Southwestern Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings, in the 1600s. The American folklore was acquainted with Easter Bunny, when the German settlers, who arrived in Pennsylvania during the 1700s, introduced the legendary character to them. It was termed as the arrival of 'Oschter Haws', which was considered 'childhood's greatest pleasure'. The small kids believed that the Oschter Haws would lay a nest of colored eggs."
http://festivals.iloveindia.com/easter/ ... bunny.html

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Re: Happy Easter

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:14 am

German bunny wishing a happy Eater to us all.
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:43 am

The truth is even scarier ~ WHAT ARE THEY EATING???

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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:45 am

steroids, and... little children.
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:07 am

cooran wrote:The truth is even scarier ~ WHAT ARE THEY EATING???

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Possibly an expensive photoshop program.
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:13 am

Herman is REAL! No photoshop here ~ and no cartoons either Tilt!!

Check him out ~ they made the News!
Herman could be 'biggest bunny'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsi ... 676904.stm
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Fede » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:21 am

Holy schmoley, that's some pot-roast.....
Imagine the left-overs....


Mummy, mummy, what's for dinner?
Rabbit and chips!
But Mummy, it's JULY!!!!!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Fede » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:28 am

cooran wrote:Hello all,

Just so you don't have nightmares after seeing Bhante's video of the Easter Bunny, here is the truly true truth:

.....

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Chris


Actually, the original Easter Bunny - was a Hare. hence the saying, Mad as a March Hare'.....

http://thewebsiteofeverything.com/weblog/pivot/entry.php?id=165

Hares stand upright. Rabbits sit on their haunches. Rabbits have burrows, hares live out in the open, but hide, that's why we hide Easter eggs. we're looking for the hare... if we find the hare, we find the eggs....

I can't believe I'm telling you this..... :jumping:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy Easter

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:35 am

cooran wrote:Herman is REAL! No photoshop here ~ and no cartoons either Tilt!!

Check him out ~ they made the News!
Herman could be 'biggest bunny'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsi ... 676904.stm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_(rabbit) "Herman is a German Giant Rabbit. The German Giant is a new breed of rabbit that was bred in order to produce a rabbit that could provide more meat." My dog says, "Alrighty, then, more rabbit to chase, bite and eat. Come on out to play survival of the fittest, Hermy!"
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Fede » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:45 am

Shar Pei...?
I love shar peis!

Or Shar pei-cross?
As in shar pei chasing cross bunny...
very fast.... so it's a hot cross bunny....
(trying desperately to keep to topic here.....! :tongue: )
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy Easter

Postby Annapurna » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:17 am

cooran wrote:The truth is even scarier ~ WHAT ARE THEY EATING???

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Who is "THEY"??

Germans ? :o

I can assure you "we" don't eat bunnies on Easter.... :weep:
http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/
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Re: Happy Easter

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:22 am

No! Rabbits! Monster-human-eating-rabbits!! :(
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