Monday, April 18, 2011

R is for Rabbit

is for rabbit.  Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.  But they work good for adults too and they are tasty.  Anyway, let's get to the point.  R is for rabbit because the Easter holiday is fast approaching, and somewhere along the way Easter became known for a bunny rabbit that laid eggs.

Not exactly like mine as a youth,
but you get the picture.
Yeah, I know, it sounds strange to me as well.  It doesn't at first - I will admit that - because we as a Western society are so used to hearing it.  It is everywhere.  When I was a kid my parents (admittedly my Mom most of the time) would put out these four-foot high blow-up bunny rabbits with baskets attached, and the baskets were filled with eggs.  We got baskets filled with candy at my grandma's house.  My mom used to take the Leggs stockings containers and put them together to make eggs that were filled with jellybeans.  That is a uniquely 80s thing I suppose.  But Easter was always associated with bunnies laying eggs, which I am sure had confused and continues to confuse childer all over the damn place.

Cadbury Bunny.
 My favorite by far of these biologically impossibly representations was the Cadbury bunny, who not only laid eggs but laid chocolate eggs filled with creme AND HE CLUCKED!  Talk about wild - that's wild.  He was always sitting somewhere like on some pastel bedding or in the grass with a wicker basket fill with Cadbury Creme Eggs sitting next to him, as if he (or she I suppose) had just hatched them or was about to deliver them to me.  What the hell is with that?  Rabbits don't lay eggs.  And they sure as hell don't lay candy eggs.  So there.

He is still my favorite, however, because he was always a real rabbit that was sitting there making chicken noises, but rabbit movements.  His nose is twitching like a bunny, and he is furry and cute like a bunny, and he just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy (please excuse the pun) inside.  He makes me feel like everything is right in the world.  So I guess a little bit of species confusion isn't so bad in that light.

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