October 17, 2009

Heating with bunnies.

In Sweden.

24 comments:

rhhardin said...

I turn on the old computers to heat the house, which is as cheap as using the furnace, since it uses resistive heating. Every watt winds up as one watt of heat either way, so you might as well think with the watt first.

There are exactly 46764764308702440000 15X10 0-1 matrices with exactly 2 1's in each row and 3 1's in each column, one of them just determined.

Maguro said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. If it works out, the next step is to power the northern U.S. with frozen squirrel carcasses.

Dead rodents could be the ultimate renewable source of energy.

former law student said...

If they don't want to burn the bunnies, they could compost them, and run a heating pipe through the compost pile.

Penny said...

I hesitate to comment because I know certain topics just supercharge my emotions, leaving any sense of objectivity to others.

traditionalguy said...
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Penny said...

"Even flat chested Bunnies should have the same rights as Pets."

Well, OK, tg, I can contribute as long as we are foolin' around.

Imagining a week of headlines saying some sassy 34B was sent packing from the Playboy mansion for not meeting "standard" dimensions.

traditionalguy said...

Penny...I deleted my dumb comment, and now you quote from it. But what can you say that's not dumb about Swedes heating stuff by burning up Bugs Bunny. Maybe a global warming alert needs to go out to the UN about deadly CO2 from bunny smoke emissions.

Chip Ahoy said...

Animal rights activists have launched a furious attack against the practice. Naturally.

Throwing bunnies into a furnace just to furnish heat goes further than mere inhumanity.

traditionalguy said...

Chip says the fur is flying over at PETA. The only death panels PETA approves of are for Swedes now.

Penny said...

Sometimes I think I could be a Peta person because I love animals so much. But I fight my emotions every day in an attempt to be a more objective human. I was given the gift of reason, and dammit, please help me to utilize it properly.

The birds and the squirrels and the cats and the deer and the dogs...and the bunnies... don't set out to be our entertainment or our teachers or our food or even our cause celebre . But they are ALL of these things, without knowing they are even one.

There is unknowable, unfathomable beauty in just "being".

Joan said...

The issue of the rabbit overpopulation and what to do with it should have been resolved well before Stockholm had 6,000 rabbit corpses and limited choices on how to dispose of them.

Given that they had 6,000 frozen bunnies, it seems like incinerating them was not the worst choice. The framing of the headline makes it seem much worse, though. WTG, headline writer! Kudos to you, too, bunny photo- choosing-editor!

Bruce Hayden said...

Well, what do you do with a lot of dead bunnies? PETA would want us to keep them alive and cherish them. But PETA has never really been in tough with the reality that some animal has to be at the top of the food chain, in particular, to keep all the herbivores in check, and it is just too dangerous to humans to leave the traditional predators there at the top of the food chain. So, one of our jobs in our newly anointed position at the top of the food chain is to do the job that the traditional predators did in controlling the populations of the animals below them that had developed high breeding levels as a species survival strategy.

Unfortunately for the Swedes, they had never apparently developed a taste for bunny. I would assume that this wouldn't have been a problem in some of the more enlightened countries like France.

Penny said...

"If you rub my petard? I would consider doing the same in turn.", she mused, disingenuously.

Sicks syllables?

Expect power outage in THREE, TWO, ONE...

Althouse?

bearbee said...

The UN needs to send the Swedes a massive CARE package containing copies of Watership Down.

Is that the method they employ to maintain an efficient health-care system?

Pogo said...

My God, it's a lapine holocaust!

Pogo said...

Besides, it's not wabbit season, it's duck season.

Chase said...

fls,

LOL!

Word verification:

sockle

Chase said...

Why can't we move our interim energy needs over to cats? There's enough to heat the whole country. Don't get me started about the recipes.

Chase said...

Pogo said:

Besides, it's not wabbit season, it's duck season.

Pogo said...

An energy policy based on small mammal combustion sounds very third-partyish.

John said...

A two word solution for the Swedes: Brunswick Stew!

Chase said...

And yet small mammals combust all of time. Is it wrong to harness and direct that into efficient energy use?






Heh.
Just imagined thousands of bunnies in little harnesses.

Fred4Pres said...

First they came for the bunnies and I did nothing...

Then one day they came for me. And no bunnies were left to stop them.

Of course if they had come for me first, those damn bunnnies would have just sat there.

dick said...

Anyone ask Jimmy Carter for his opinion?