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rabitguy pointed out this noteworthy site, outlining "the language of lagomorphs", going into detail about the many signals of behavior, body posture, ear movement, and suchlike, and how to interpret them. Fascinating stuff. And don't miss the brief clip of happy rabbits. ^_^

"Of course, if the problem behavior is something really bad, you should first shout "No" and make it stop before demonstrating that you are offended. In this case, you may end up back to back, in an insult contest. If so, try wiping your face and hair a bit (i.e. grooming yourself), to show that you're willing to stand there forever until an apology is forthcoming. If none is given, walk away, flicking your feet backwards. Make sure the rest of your family understands what you're doing so they don't drag you to the psychiatrist. Warning: they might do so anyway."

Where Fox fumbles, the Independent Film Channel (finally) picks up again - behold the Greg the Bunny 2005 Reunion Special, and, new episodes starting this month! And on their site, as well. ^_^

Time Canada reports on the early assessment in the wake of the recent dramatic escape of all passengers from an Air France flight that ran off the runway while landing in bad weather.

Oh, this could be good - amongst Disney's forthcoming projects is "American Dog", the topmost on that page. Some more pics here, too: "From the creator of Lilo & Stitch comes the charmingly twisted story of a canine TV star who finds himself stranded in the most forsaken hundred miles of Nevada with an oversized bunny and a testy cat."

An interesting report in The Reg notes that Intel, one of the major backers of the forthcoming standard, is assisting local authorities in the technical preparations for offering municipal WiMAX net.access. This might tie in well with the FCC's recent decision to no longer require other companies be offered access to the Baby Bells' lines, potentially enforcing a DSL monopoly within their respective regions.

Mmm. Nothing like a good burger as a midnight snack. ^_^ Just some lean ground beef from the freezer, a little garlic salt, pepper, and teriyaki marinade, shaping, and finishing off for a minute or two in the microwave.

A classic tale of suburban come-uppance, via toraneko.

This is an odd little anecdote, of a girl simply wanting to buy a toy elephant, apparently not a species sanctioned by her mother. Was this really just some exceptionally zealous enforcement of gender stereotypes? In any case, the comments are worth reading too: "Since I couldn't have GI Joes I just turned every toy I had into a ninja or soldier or whatever ^^ I don't think any adults ever realized my friends and I were doing things like playing "Temple of Doom" "Highlander" and "the Conquering of the New World" instead of happy pony tea parties.

I *know* they never noticed the gallows or cardboard guillotines."

BoingBoing does turn up the occasional gem of a curiosity - in this case, a company making fish sausages has decided to try appealing to the children's market, by adding strawberry milk flavoring. '"It's an unexpected combination, but a taste that children will like," a Nissui official said. "Strawberries go well with minced fish."'

Dammit. Now I'm going to have to try that. ^_^

Finally, street art.. the power of perspective. Hee!
http://www.kurtwenner.com/ That's his website. :)
Oh, thanks! Ah, if I only had a decent printer.. ! (Someday, I'd love to have a genuine wide-format device.. 2-3', say. Had one at a previous office, which I did use to print out the very occasional poster. ^_^ Wish I still had those.. in particular, two Wild Life covers by Joe Rosales - the "special snowy issue" one, and "dance! dance! dance!")
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The Clangers were responsible for your catering?
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There will be more Greg the Bunny!?

You, sir, have made my week. :D
Yay! ^_^

I hadn't actually realised GtB came to Fox via the IFC - I'd thought he'd hopped straight from cable access. I wonder where the clips I have (eg meeting god) come from, in that case.. not that it makes any difference - just curious.

And already there's the reunion special, which I'll admit I'm only part of the way through, but it's looking nicely snarky. ^_^

And, if it's a strip you're following, more Fur-Piled just appeared..
an odd little anecdote, of a girl simply wanting to buy a toy elephant, apparently not a species sanctioned by her mother
(little stuffed animals with magnets in them, to use as fridge magnets)

*snickers* I was just buying some plushies yesterday, I saw some small elephants, and I thought of this anecdote, and couldn't help but be amused. Maybe the mother is a latent plushophile, or is afraid that he daughter will turn into one if she starts snuggling something with a fuzzy trunk? ;-)

[though really it sounds more like the mother is a bit of a moron, and doesn't realise how intelligent her daughter is]
It did sound a bit like a scene from Freaky Friday, as directed by Tim Burton. (Actually, that doesn't sound bad, come to think of it) Certainly sounds like the girl's markedly more mature than her mother.. ^_^;

Was it maybe a case that the mother wanted the horse for herself? (A case of buying a "present" you yourself want, not the recipient)

Of course, it's quite possible she's just an idiot. ^_^

Mmm, plushies. *purr* That's something I'll really enjoy, when I can finally get back into a place of my own, and get everything out of storage, plush companions most definitely included. Ah, for a bed large enough to sprawl out on again, and have a dozen or so on it, and another dozen or two around the room, including my prized Powderpuff Bunny, some 3' tall, sitting down.. so good for smushing one's face into for a hearty snuggle. ^_^ Got many bunnies? Or red pandas?
The only other explanations I can think of are a little far fetched. Perhaps the house has nothing but the mother's horse-related decorations and collectables in it, and the mother feels hurt by her daughter's need for variety? Maybe the fridge already has 23 identical elephant magnet plushies on it from prior visits to that very store, and the mother is wondering whether to call a psychiatrist? ;-) Heh, nah probably it isn't the daughter that needs that kind of help. ;-P I can only hope her parents start paying her an allowance soon so she can decide what she wants...

I've got 4 bunnies of snuggable size. One of them is really sweet. :-) A large 3-foot bunny sounds awesome. Sadly, I've no red pandas, though I'd like at least one. Anyhow, I made some major additions to my plush menagerie, that I'm really happy with, and this evening I think I may post pictures. :-)