July 6, 2013

Rabbit, lettuce...

In the Meadhouse front yard, just now...

61 comments:

rhhardin said...

Put out some clover to distract them.

Pastafarian said...

Lettuce isn't very good for rabbits, even though they like it. It causes them to bloat.

You might want to put some alfalfa out for them, to help them flush that crap out.

Ann Althouse said...

We don't like the rabbits!

rhhardin said...

The rabbit will stay put if you keep moving.

rhhardin said...

Do you have a disaster plan for that rabbit?

David Carlson said...

Dogs and cats earn their keep by killing rabbits. Looks like Zeus is failing his duty.

Ann Althouse said...

"Do you have a disaster plan for that rabbit?"

LOL. I was just listening to Mark Steyn going on about that. Magician's hat... tornado...

edutcher said...

There must not be any hawks around there for him to be that bold.

Ann Althouse said...

We don't like the rabbits!

You don't wike wabbits?

Somebody in the Meadhouse family tree named Fudd?

Pastafarian said...

Well, if you have a 0.177 air rifle, it should be quiet enough so as not to alert your neighbors; and rabbits, compared to other animals that size, die very easily -- just hit him in the chest and he'll fall over like you shot him with a twelve gauge.

And he's a nice fat little bastard too. He might be big enough for the both of you. My favorite recipe involves braising in cider for hours.

Pastafarian said...

I wouldn't try a head shot, by the way -- the brain is too small, air rifles not that accurate unless he's inside of 20 feet, and you might only hurt him.

Meade said...

I'm not as accurate with a gun as I used to be. I'd rather trap him.

ironrailsironweights said...

Humans who try to subsist on a diet of rabbit meat will die of starvation.

Peter

Pastafarian said...

Peter, that particular fat little bastard is not just pure protein. Maybe they get fatter up north, they don't get that fat down here in Ohio. But you'd certainly want to add some fat when you cook him, I'll grant you that.

However you get him, Meade, don't let Althouse blog the grisly details -- too many people would like to get you two in trouble, and I'm sure this would be illegal.* But a photo of the finished dish would be cool.

*This reminds me of the post where Althouse was considering trying to net a turkey. She googled something like "is it legal to kill a turkey on your property", and I think it was one of the libertarian commenters who pointed out: It's a damned shame that our first inclination is to type "is it legal...". If we were really free men, we'd type "Is it illegal..." instead. There are so many laws that we live in the little spaces left between them.

Big Mike said...

You. Don't. Like. Rabbits???

Of course you realize ...

Bob Ellison said...

Chip Ahoy might have some culinary tips here. Lots of rabbits in his area.

The Neon Madman said...

"I'd rather trap him."

You can try it. Get a wire cage trap from a hardware store. Doubt if it's going to work, though. Trapping rabbits is much tougher in the summer (when all that food's around) that in the winter (when they'll enter a trap for food bait).

Best thing to control rabbits in a neighborhood is one or more free-roaming cats, a hawk or two, or some owls. An air rifle works but is tedious - there 's more rabbits that you're going to be around to keep shooting at.

And I always heard that you only eat rabbits in months that contain an "r". Something about parasites.

Jack Richardson said...

The Neon Madman. You are thinking about tularemia. http://goo.gl/08dTU

Lem said...

Saturday night, while the Red Sox are playing their best baseball of the season so far, a night game in the west coast starting at 10 pm, while Adult Swim is also playing the best toons on the planet, a rabbit is a welcomed distraction.

I don't know how but it is.

Big Papi just struck out with the bases loaded.

Irene said...

We had a rabbit problem at our old house. They ate most everything we planted. They even used to eat the flowers out of our containers, on the patio. They'd stand on their thumpy hind legs, perched over the terra cotta edge, nibbling on impatiens. The dogs would yap, yap, yap, and the rabbits didn't mind. One summer, we called Critter Contro, and the brave guy trapped twelve of them. On our patio. Rabbits are mean when they're sitting in humane traps. Grrrrr: not bunnies any longer; just caged rodents. The trapping didn't control the problem. More rabbits returned.

We no longer have a rabbit problem. We now live in an area populated by coyotes.

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Revenant said...

Rabbits don't live in my area of San Diego, at least not that I've seen. We've got ground squirrels all over the damn place, though.

Lem said...

There are a lot of rabbits out at night here... and we also have our share of other species like possums, skunks and raccoons.

Nathan Alexander said...

Lots of posts today, for a weekend.

Trying to push self-inflicted wounds off the main page?

Lem said...

From Wit (2001)

I can recall the time...
the very hour...
of the very day...
when I knew words
would be my life's work.

I like that one best.

Read another.

I think I'll read...
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
It has little bunnies on the front.

"The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies...
"by Beatix Potter."

"It is said that the effect...
"of eating too much lettuce...
"is..."

What is this word?

Say it in bits.

"So-por-i-fic."

What does that mean?

Soporific? Causing sleep.
- Causing sleep.
- Makes you sleepy.

- "So-por-fic" means "makes you sleepy."

- That's right.

Now, use it in a sentence.

What has a soporific effect on you?

What has a soporific effect on me?

What makes you sleepy?

Nothing.

That's right.

What about you?

What has a soporific effect on me?

Let me think.

Boring conversation,
I suppose, after dinner.

Me too. Boring conversation.

Good, excellent. Carry on.

"It is said that the effect
of eating too much lettuce...
"is soporific."

The bunnies in the picture are sleeping.
They're sleeping like you said,
because of sop-or-fic.

The illustration bore out
the meaning of the word...
just as he had explained it.

At the time it seemed like magic.

El Pollo Raylan said...

No sign of humanity--a dead land. And yet thousands of men were there, like rabbits concealed. The artillery was quiet; there was no sound but a cuckoo in a shell-torn poplar. Then, as a rabbit in the early morning comes out to crop grass, a German stepped over the enemy trench--the only living thing in sight. 'I'll take him,' says the man near me. And like a rabbit the German falls. And again complete silence and desolation...

Captain Ivar Campbell (1891-1916)

Chip Ahoy said...

The boys walk field after field. The hares at this time of year are properly match fit so are really testing the birds. The most exciting flights of the day are in the afternoon. Roy spots a hare in its seat.

Then, quit watching !!!! Rabbits could die!!!!111 1

kentuckyliz said...

Cracks me up: the Internet was invented to that we could watch video of rabbit in other people's yards.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

And Just Then there will be.

Gahrie said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLsvvZOaFH8&feature=share&list=PLF848FE7C0138A4E3

NotquiteunBuckley said...

It won't change the fate I know so well is mine.

This, this song won't.

This sure damn is a link.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

No man can plausibly deny Bill Clinton's lust.

We are all gay.

POTUS says so.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Anyone who treats a being as Hitchens treated Reagan is a fuck.

Too pedestrian my view being, it falls upon me to change the landscape of those viewing such that their view isn't fucked.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Sonya Sotomayer didn't just work only twice as hard, she worked without hard cock which is infinitely more difficult based on the numbers and wise Latina logic; which is logic and wisdom other than wisdom or logic without Latina wisdom by definition.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

If wise Latina logic, communism, is what it is, she might very well be correct in her winning projections.

Dumb white non-bastards that wrote the constitution certainly wouldn't be able to understand wise Latina nature, much less human nature 200 plus years from their prime productive years.

So what's your problem racist whitey?

Bitch.

rcommal said...
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NotquiteunBuckley said...

Our SCOTUSJ said "Whites can't cook; or jump" every bit the same as a racist would say it, if she or they were to do such, like a true white-hater.

Ugly.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"White culture starts and ends with Hitler" Sonya Sotomayer thought when she looked out at her subjects, in my mind's eye's text.

Justice Sotomayer can see Hispania from her bench.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Elena Kagan raped me and I don't have the trail of following her everywhere she went begging for her references to disprove it.

Like the cunt Hill does.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

The gravity of my charges are enough: satisfaction shall occur within my lifetime more prone toward my being than others no matter how many hundreds of millions they raped our taxpayers for with huge grins all the while.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Sarah sees Russia, Hillary sees A B O R T I O N.

Thank you all Saints.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

What kind of racist allows Blacks to fail in their own state?

WHAT KIND OF RACIST DOES THAT???

What kind of racist makes Blacks in their OWN DAMN STATE fail?

Who are the racists behind this?

How much money they make?

Revenant said...

You need to up the dosage on the lithium, Buckley.

Rusty said...

I had a wild turkey in my yard yesterday.
I think they eat bugs.
So I drank some Wild Turkey.

betamax3000 said...

Bob Dylan on Rabbits and Lettuce:

Attended the University of Minnesota briefly after graduating high school; flunked out by non-participation ("refusin' to see a rabbit die" in a science class, and reading Kant instead of a required textbook), and cutting classes to frequent the local Dinkytown coffeehouses. (imdb)

"I move in with a high school teacher who also does a little plumbing on the side, who ain't much to look at, but who's built a special kind of refrigerator that can turn newspaper into lettuce." (Dylan in Playboy Interview)

Lem said...

Cracks me up: the Internet was invented to that we could watch video of rabbit in other people's yards.

A rabbit in other peoples yard is one less rabbit being used to trick us.

That sentence is not just right, but I haven't brushed my teeth yet, so I got to do that first.

betamax3000 said...

Re: "A rabbit in other peoples yard is one less rabbit being used to trick us."

Trix Are For Kids.

Meade said...

Silly robot.

Lem said...

I know what was bothering me about that sentence.

"being used" is a loaded proposition.

Lem said...

If something is not being used what is it good for?

Lem said...

Its Michelle Obama saying "I need you to..."

click.

Mel said...

Things become cliche because they are true: Rabbits like lettuce; rabbits are scared of dogs.

My lab is younger than Zeus and would have tried to drag me across the driveway to get the rabbit, which is why her tie out reaches to within 6 inches of my garden...no rabbit or squirrel problems this year. Bugs are an issue though.

Mel said...

Things become cliche because they are true: Rabbits like lettuce; rabbits are scared of dogs.

My lab is younger than Zeus and would have tried to drag me across the driveway to get the rabbit, which is why her tie out reaches to within 6 inches of my garden...no rabbit or squirrel problems this year. Bugs are an issue though.

dc said...

What kind of sick bastard doesn't like rabbits?

betamax3000 said...

Re: "What kind of sick bastard doesn't like rabbits?"

Elmer Fudd.

Meade said...

Shhhh... be vewy vewy quiet...

betamax3000 said...

Wascally.

dc said...

Elmer is soooo beta.

betamax3000 said...

Grace Slick Robot says:

In the Sixties There Were White Rabbits Everywhere. They Would Crawl Over My Furniture and Gnaw at My Electrical Cords. Some Would Turn into Bats When You Weren't Looking, Fuzzy White Rabbit-Bats; they Would Fly Right at You, Fearless, then Hover there, Staring Directly into Your Eyes, Like They Knew What You were Thinking. I Still See Them Sometimes.

Meade said...

Yeah. He's beta to the max.

Meade said...

The max headroom.

Jim in St Louis said...

Good Morning...
This is the closest thing to a cafe post I saw....did ya hear about the two fatalities from the plane accident in San Fran? pasted from link:

Chinese state media identified the two passengers killed as Ye Mengyuan and Wan Linjia, students from Jiangshan Middle School in eastern China. The girls are both reported to be 16 years old.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/07/boeing-777-crashes-at-san-francisco-international-airport/#ixzz2YN98CdM8



From another link: They were on their way to CAMP !!
The two Chinese victims of the Asiana Flight 214 crash in San Francisco were identified Sunday as teenage schoolgirls in eastern China, headed to the USA for a two-week summer camp.

Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16, were students at Jiangshan Middle School in Zhejiang province bordering Shanghai, reported China Central Television, citing a fax from Asiana Airlines to the Jiangshan city government. Their bodies were found outside the wreckage.


I think that the Chinese have done something....why don't our spies know what is going on here? School girls? Similar to the school girls who participated in the Olympics?

I am Not a Crackpot.