- Evil bunny!
- "The Easter Bunny is a sadistic and
unscrupulous offender who preys on people's sweet toothĒ. This is what Mr.
Karl-Friedrich Lentze said after he sued the Easter Bunny for causing him
grievous bodily harm. According to Ananova.com, Mr. Lentze, who I imagine also
gets annoyed by the low-flying reindeer fouling up his front lawn at
Christmas-time, noted that the police must ďfind this evil bunny, handcuff his
paws and remove him from shops in time for Easter."
Mr. Lentze maintained that the
bunny encourages chocolate-addiction, which leads to obesity and heart
attacks. The public prosecutor apparently noted
"We will act upon the
complaint with speed and diligence", although I am hoping he was joking.
The idea of an Easter Bunny
bringing eggs (or laying them in the ground for children to find) is somewhat
strange though. Where does the rabbit get the eggs? How does it know where the
children live? What does it do the rest of the year?
Itís not something we had as a
tradition here in Cyprus, but itís becoming a more and more popular concept.
It apparently originates in Germany.
In Australia, where rabbits
are invasive species and more likely to be shot at than cuddled by little
kids, some people have pushed to popularize the Easter bilby, a rabbit-sized
marsupial with a long snout.
In France, apparently the eggs
are brought in by a giant bell which flies in from Rome. Iím not sure how the
bell manages to fly or how it finds its way. Iím also waiting for the day when
somebody sues it for reckless flying.
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