A Conversation for 'Watership Down' - the Book and Film
Mike A (snowblind) Posted Mar 20, 2000
Gwennie Posted Mar 20, 2000
Really? *Raises eyebrows* Which one would that be, then?
Mike A (snowblind) Posted Mar 23, 2000
The High Duke of Mars Posted Mar 24, 2000
This Cartoon Network is the same as the US Cartoon Network??? Dangermouse is GREAT.
In college my entire fraternity had to drop everything right after dinner to go up to the TV room to watch Dangermouse.
No wonder I flunked out, but what a GREAT cartoon.
Mike A (snowblind) Posted Mar 24, 2000
No sarcasm this time, right?
Last time I saw DM must have been 9 years ago. At school I was quoting the baddie, going "curses, curses!" And this girl goes and grasses me up!
Never gave it much thought from then up til a few weeks ago
The High Duke of Mars Posted Mar 25, 2000
Researcher 63920 Posted May 27, 2000
I don't know about your (bloody) English bunnies, but our Eastern Cottontails make a damned fine barbeque sandwich...did one of your (bloke) readers mention bunny pie? Must be a different way of cooking them...barbequed coney, now That's eatin'! with a little East Tennessee Red Sauce or Carolina vinegar sauce and a fresh Merita bun and a cold one to blow the froth off of and you've got a meal...maybe a little cole slaw on top or some Tabasco...mmmmmmm, I'm getting hungry thinkin' 'bout it....
Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here Posted May 27, 2000
I don't know much about Pommie (English) bunnies either. Have you ever tried throwing a prawn on the barbie?
Researcher 235144 Posted Jul 19, 2003
I've no idea how I got here, but the first surprise is that so many postings are from the USA - and banging on about ancient TV sitcoms; I dunno. Well, I thought it may be of interest to some of you that the book,'WD' is more or less a re-write of "The Life of the Rabbit" by R.M.Lockley. Who is he? There is a small island in the Brisol Channel called Lundy which has only a few inhabitants and that made it an ideal choice for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to carry out their experimental work back in the 50's. Mr Lockley was part of the team which designed and produced Mixymatosis. This was done in an attempt to solve the infestation of rabbits in Australia and New Zealand. The project is viewed largely as a success even though the original form has mutated and it has a habit of popping up anywhere,i.e. it cannot be controlled. Naturally, he put it all down on paper, and I beieve Richard Adams does make him an acknowledgement at the start of his book. I expect a few of his millions would have been better received.
Plagiarism is a part of the literary world, and I believe we just have to accept it. However, sometimes it is a bit galling to see the echo achieve accolade where the original did not. I'm thinking particularly of 'The Sirens of Titan' by Kurt Vonnegut Jnr pubished here (UK) by Victor Gollance in about '57. It reappears as 'The Hitch-hikers Guide To the Gallaxy' by some-one or other, about a dozen years later. Maybe it's because we have a personal attatchement to our favourite books. Still, Kurt is the World President of the Humanist Society and I can't even remember the other bloke's name.
BTW - Poor old Art Garfunckle took a bit of a battering from youse guys. Shouldn't your ire be directed tawds Mike Batt, the writer of 'that' song. You may well loathe it, but he piled up the spondoolix with it, as well as all those dreadfull Womble songs.
I had a chat with him in English Harbour in Antigua, and he was feeling quite relaxed on board his nice big crewed yacht hanging out with Elton, Eric & 'ver lads'.
S'long Y'all, and, Oh...I had an absolutely fab time in the Carolinas & the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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- 101: Mike A (snowblind) (Mar 20, 2000)
- 102: Gwennie (Mar 20, 2000)
- 103: Mike A (snowblind) (Mar 23, 2000)
- 104: The High Duke of Mars (Mar 24, 2000)
- 105: Mike A (snowblind) (Mar 24, 2000)
- 106: The High Duke of Mars (Mar 25, 2000)
- 107: Mike A (snowblind) (Mar 25, 2000)
- 108: Researcher 63920 (May 27, 2000)
- 109: Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here (May 27, 2000)
- 110: Researcher 235144 (Jul 19, 2003)