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Moa's Ark

Moa’s Ark (1990) [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert on Jun 29, 2014 - 3 comments

Just when you thought it was safe to feed the bunnies.

Herd of rabbits in soft pursuit of woman on Japan's Okunoshima Island. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat on Feb 18, 2014 - 66 comments

Two kids and their dog, duckling and rabbit friends.

Elena Shumilova photographs her sons and their animals as the seasons change on her farm.
posted by BungaDunga on Jan 16, 2014 - 13 comments

"There are many species in the asshole kingdom."

Animals have tempers. Bad tempers. And they want what they want. And there are animated gifs to prove it.
posted by Mezentian on Nov 28, 2013 - 16 comments

Bunny Sled!

Radagast's racing rhosgobel rabbits: A recreational musher looks at the realities of bunny sledding.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 16, 2013 - 15 comments

"I am not Steve Irwin, I am not Bear Gryllis, I am not Michael Jackson"

Catching wild rabbits using snakes. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Mar 5, 2013 - 29 comments

Now with more hedgehog!

Fact: Every bowl is super when there's ice cream in it.
Not a football fan? Looking for alternatives to the Super Bowl? You're in luck, with Puppy Bowl! [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Feb 1, 2013 - 22 comments

Parakeets in the Produce

"We cannot help but see animals from a human vantage point, and therefore in some sense all the works in the present exhibition are actually about us." Garden Fresh is a photo series featuring animals exploring a grocery store.
posted by quin on Jan 3, 2013 - 34 comments

The Peaceable Kingdom

Marc Morrone is a pet shop owner from the Bronx who spun a small cable-access show about pet care into a Martha Stewart Omnimedia-backed pet-advice career. But he first became known for his call-in show in which he gave advice while surrounded by a menagerie of moving, falling, pooping animals.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 27, 2012 - 20 comments

OMG Bunnies.

"Usavich" (Season One video) is a series of 90-second CGI cartoons made for MTV Japan about two Russian rabbits. It begins in a Soviet-era prison where Kirenenko*, a mob boss sentenced to death is sharing a cell with Putin (yes, that's his name), a common worker imprisoned on a trumped-up charge and counting the days until his release. And then it gets weird. (contains extreme cartoon violence, scatological gags, Russian stereotypes, transvestite chickens and shoe fetishes) [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on May 28, 2012 - 10 comments

Sixteen Rabbits and Three Tabby Cat Legs

Possibly NSFW. The case of the Rabbet Woman (also known as Mary Toft) is a particularly interesting one. Toft, on the advice of an unnamed accomplice, decided to engage in a scam which would enter her into the annals of history: she pretended to give birth to a series of seventeen baby rabbits and three tabby-cat legs, apparently by pushing their dead corpses up her vagina when no one was looking. Over the course of her fraud, she managed to convince many of the leading scientific and medical lights of the day that she was, in fact, giving birth to these rabbits (and three tabby-cat legs), including John Howard (pdf) (and more, also pdf), Cyriacus Ahlers (one of the King's surgeons), Nathaniel St. Andre (Anatomist to the King), Samuel Molyneux, and Sir Richard Manningham, male midwife to the Queen. Sir Richard Manninghan (Man Midwife!), although originally taken in by the fraud, eventually discovers the truth when a porter admits that he had been going to the market to buy baby rabbits for Toft. His Diary provides a pretty good summary of the case. When the fraud was discovered, Toft was charged, although the charges were eventually dropped; more lasting were the effects on some of the medical professionals, whose reputations were permanently ruined. You can read a nice summary in A Cabinet of Curiosities (google books). The case of the Rabbet Woman took the English world by storm. Scores of pamphlets--in this case the 18th century equivalent to tabloids--circulated, as the public devoured case depositions, scientific publications, satirical doggerel, and semi-erotic prints of rabbits bursting forth from Toft's nether regions (sanitized prints here)*. (previously (pay special attention to the comments), previously) [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Dec 9, 2011 - 91 comments

Bunnyjump

The Ultimate Binky Video [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Aug 29, 2011 - 42 comments

I am the doctor.

'Dumbland is a crude, stupid, violent, absurd series. If it is funny, it is funny because we see the absurdity of it all.' Fresh off the critical success of Mulholland Dr. [previously] in 2001, David Lynch set out in 2002 to conquer the internet, creating a paywalled website to feature original content like his short film Darkened Room, an anti-sitcom called Rabbits, and the intentionally lowbrow DumbLand.

Featuring animation, music, sound effects, and voice acting entirely by Lynch, DumbLand is a black and white Flash animation series with a total running time of approximately half an hour. A few notes on DumbLand from Lynch. [Also previously: David Lynch's Weather Report] [And super-previously.]
posted by shakespeherian on Jun 20, 2011 - 14 comments

Roly-Poly Rabbits

Biggest Rabbit was "Roly-Poly." The remains of a 26 pound prehistoric rabbit were found on an island believed to have been without predators, accounting for their size. "He was probably on an evolutionary vacation," said Brian Kraatz, an expert in rabbit evolution, like an "islander beach bum."
posted by zizzle on Mar 27, 2011 - 33 comments

City of Sculptures

A while ago, the west Swedish city of Borås proclaimed itself city of sculptures. And indeed you find all sorts of petrified things around the city: some neighbor on the main square; a sad rabbit in the snow; an exclamation point; some freezing kids; and a lazy student. Some of them have stories attached. [more inside]
posted by Namlit on Mar 25, 2011 - 6 comments

It's Thrilling. Ish.

Champion Swedes to take on British Challengers... in rabbit jumping.
posted by sonika on Jan 30, 2011 - 12 comments

Anya's Worst Nightmare

Japan's Okunoshima Island once produced chemical weapons. After 1945, the facilities where shut down but the buildings remained and the island became famous for something else: Being home to hundreds and hundreds of rabbits. ((via)
posted by The Whelk on Dec 25, 2010 - 28 comments

"Don't think it hasn't been a little slice of heaven...'cause it hasn't!"

Three newly approved 'in vitro' toxicity tests using artificial human skin are reducing the need for animal testing of cosmetics and chemicals. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 4, 2010 - 10 comments

A tall post about Starbucks, anger and language

Even though Starbucks was founded by an english teacher, history teacher and writer, the company has grown to have a particular relationship with language, especially with its drink menu. Notably, the sizes of drinks defies commonly understood usage as it attempts to engage customers on multiple levels while providing a new experience. Said experience has resulted in a glossary of terms and even step by step instructions on how to order and decode the lingo.

All of this helps to explain the recent trouble English professor Lynne Rosenthal had at a Starbuck's on New York City's Upper West Side when she ordered a plain multigrain bagel. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Aug 17, 2010 - 341 comments

"I'm gonna love him, and hug him, and pet him, and call him George!

How Do You Treat Rabbit Phobia? With rabbits. A German student who claimed her teacher was terrified of rabbits was exonerated in a defamation suit on Tuesday when the judge determined that the teacher did, indeed, have a raging case of leporiphobia. The bizarre story began when a chalk drawing of a bunny caused the teacher to cry and flee her classroom. How do psychologists treat rabbit phobia?
posted by Fizz on Jul 26, 2010 - 65 comments

Bunnies gone wild

Bunnies gone wild! There are rabbits overrunning the University of Victoria (BC, Canada) campus. For some it's fun and facebookable. For the University, it's a problem. They've tried humane methods of control. Now they may have to turn to more conventional means.
posted by kneecapped on Apr 2, 2010 - 90 comments

Stand By Me

Just in time for Easter (or estrous festival, or whatever you celebrate this time of year)... Muppet Rabbits!
posted by hippybear on Apr 2, 2010 - 33 comments

I Got Myxomatosis

Twenty years ago, on this day, Nelson Mandela, walked out of prison. While Mandela would go on to end Aparthied and revolutionize South African fashion, the island where he spent eighteen of his twenty-seven years in prison would go on to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lack of regular habitation, however, has brought a new problem to island, a plague of rabbits.
posted by Panjandrum on Feb 11, 2010 - 18 comments

David Lynch's "Rabbits"

In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery... [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Oct 30, 2009 - 31 comments

An' you get to tend the rabbits

Rabbit Tarot by Nakisha Elsje VanderHoeven. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 26, 2009 - 24 comments

They shoot bunnies, don't they?

There is contention in Sweden over the use of rabbit cadavers as bioenergy to provide heat in Värmland. The rabbits are invasive species, initially pets that were released into the parks in the city of Stockholm. Lacking any natural predators, the rabbits thrive on vegetation, eating their way through the city's central parks. The culling last year set a local record with nearly 6,000 rabbits removed from Stockholm's parks, mostly from Kungsholmen. Some concerned citizens have formed a group, Vilda kaniners värn (Society for the Protection of Wild Rabbits, Google translation). They speak out against the culling and provide alternatives to killing the rabbits, citing methods used in Helsinki (including plant protection) as more humane alternatives. (Biofuel details and more after the break.) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 21, 2009 - 47 comments

Kaninhoppning

Bunny show jumping, or kaninhoppning, started in Sweden and has spread to Finland, Denmark, Norway and other countries. The rabbit who completes the course with the fewest mistakes or fastest time wins. (previously, mostly YT)
posted by joannemerriam on Nov 18, 2008 - 33 comments

Learning Rabbit is in some ways like human cultural studies, but of course the subject individuals have much longer ears.

Since 1999, The Language of Lagomorphs has been the foremost resource on the web for information about the body language of domestic rabbits. "It's been pretty amazing to see how many people, even those who live with rabbits, are outright shocked at just how communicative they really are once you learn to notice. The contrast between this reality and the popular misconception that rabbits 'just sit there' could not be greater." [more inside]
posted by clavicle on Apr 18, 2008 - 27 comments

Rare Livestock Breed Conservancy

The Last Days of the Ark: "We found that in 90 to 95 percent of turkeys produced worldwide, the genetic stock comes from one of three breeding stocks" but there are heritage breeds being preserved throughout the world. American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Heritage Breeds Conservancy. Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Rare Breeds Canada. Rare Breeds Australia, with by far the best Breed Profile pages. New Zealand Rare Breeds. Desert Heritage Breeds. Rare Steeds. "Eating these breeds may be the best way to save them", so, for shopping. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Mar 8, 2006 - 14 comments

What not to do with Rabbits

Our Australian cousins do make jokes about us Kiwis having sex with sheep - so even we can see the humour in this story.
posted by Samuel Farrow on Oct 14, 2005 - 70 comments

Bunnies

Bunny paintings.
posted by kenko on Feb 18, 2005 - 17 comments

Mimotonids

Who was this Gomphos I kept hearing about?
Luck in an ancient rabbit’s foot, Elkema?*
posted by mcgraw on Feb 18, 2005 - 6 comments

I'd Really Prefer Caramel

Save the Bunnies! Every year, thousands of "pet" rabbits are purchased as Easter gifts, usually for kids, without much thought to the years of care which the animals will need. Within months, humane societies and pet shelters are flooded with the animals, many of which must be euthanized, as there simply aren't enough adopters to give them new homes. In response, the Columbus House Rabbit Society encourages everyone to eschew pet rabbit gifts and say Make Mine Chocolate!TM instead. And since no campaign is worthwhile these days without a symbolic lapel pin, you can wear a chocolate bunny to spread the message.
posted by Dreama on Feb 17, 2005 - 30 comments

Nathalia Edenmont!

At first glance it would seem to be something one would find in some photoshop gallery. But then one finds out that she has been forced to justify her work, for they are pictures of freshly killed animals. Much to the dislike of some craigslistians. With the growing uproar, there is even a petition going around (though petitions like that are hardly rare.) Is this a work of someone seeking attention through offending people? Or someone unable to use photoshop? Whatever the case, I’m sure PETA will join in. . . . Wait, it has.
posted by TwelveTwo on Jan 10, 2005 - 90 comments

Pets or Meat

Silly carnivores, bunnies are for eating!
posted by NortonDC on Oct 6, 2004 - 40 comments

Bonus Bunny

Mega Rabbit.
posted by moonbird on Jul 21, 2004 - 14 comments

Where were they for you, Oolong?

German police revive rabbit "....by breathing through a ball point pen after he passed out in a house fire.....officers opened Napoleon's mouth with a pen and breathed down it while giving the pet a cardio massage, a police spokesman said on Saturday....The officers then rushed [ the rabbit ] by police car to a vet."
posted by troutfishing on Jul 13, 2004 - 17 comments

Nothing on fire, though.

The Bunny Museum
posted by konolia on Dec 29, 2003 - 12 comments

Mystery Solved

Mystery Solved. Somewhere in the Catskill Mountains, two nature filmmakers are busy shooting a documentary on rabbits in their natural habitat. In the morning dew they are about to meet something considerably bigger than a rabbit... [Flash and safe for work]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Nov 11, 2003 - 14 comments

Yuebing

Yuebing is the new Oolong.
posted by srboisvert on Nov 11, 2003 - 13 comments

Bunnies.

Bunnies.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Oct 24, 2003 - 30 comments

Bunnies and Easter Don't Mix

Bunnies and Easter Don't Mix, please think twice before getting that cute baby bunny as a gift for a child. Rabbits require the same committment as dogs or cats and can live 10 years or more (mine is 11). So this year, Make Mine Chocolate.
posted by tommasz on Apr 18, 2003 - 12 comments

Rockem Sockem Rabbis!

Rockem Sockem Rabbis! Some more Shockwave fun, just in case you had any potential productivity lingering today.
posted by toddshot on Jul 19, 2002 - 3 comments

Welcome to the Rabbit Emporium! We've got your Rabbit cars, your rabbit lures, your rabbit candy, your problem solving rabbits, books about rabbits, blogs by rabbits, games about rabbits...heck, we've got everything you need to know to raise and care for your rabbits.
posted by me3dia on Jul 19, 2002 - 13 comments

In honour of it being Friday, and all the mention of rabbits below, I present you with: The Rabbit. The sheer volume and effort truly amazes me, and the stories are...interesting. Oh, and let's not forget the quotes page. The creator of these pages may be a complete genius or totally crazy, but always interesting. (it's entirely possible that some of this may not be worksafe)
posted by ashbury on Jul 19, 2002 - 1 comment

It's Friday. Deep fry rabbits.

It's Friday. Deep fry rabbits. (Not Flash)
posted by mattw on Jul 19, 2002 - 6 comments

It's Friday. Make Rabbits.

It's Friday. Make Rabbits. (Flash)
posted by Frasermoo on Jul 19, 2002 - 11 comments

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! "Bio artist"/eccentric intellectual Eduardo Kac has made a bunny that -- literally -- glows in the dark.
posted by milkman on Mar 30, 2002 - 21 comments

Rabbit want pointer.

Rabbit want pointer. :::flash:::
posted by Spoon on Mar 22, 2002 - 20 comments

Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit?

Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit? I've been staring at the JackNabbit.com logo for about 10 minutes now. Sure, it just screams "real-time, online appointment scheduling," but what's actually happening to the rabbit, and why? Maybe I should write Teri Garr. I bet she'd know.
posted by bilco on Nov 10, 2000 - 16 comments

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