A Conversation for 'Watership Down' - the Book and Film

Bloody Rabbits...........

Post 1

Livzy

I hated the film the first time around and still have an overwhelming urge to kill Garfunkel. I'll bloody dull his bright eyes for him. Wanker.


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Post 2

Bald Bloke

In that case you'd like the (probably apochraphal)sign in the butchers window after the film was released.

You've read the book....

You've seen the film....

...NOW eat the pie.


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Post 3

Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

I don't know about Garfunkel but myxomatosis will get rid of the rabbits.


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Post 4

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

The horror...

JTG


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Post 5

Gwennie

I've had contact with wild rabbits suffering from myxomatosis and the only people I'd wish it on are the ones who first introduced it. smiley - sadface


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Post 6

Mike A (snowblind)

I can't see what's so bad about having a million and one rabbits running amock (muck?) in the country. The farmers won't like it but it's up to them to deal with it.

After you've seen WD, you can't wish death on any animal (apart from tarantulas).


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Post 7

Gwennie

*Hands Mike A her pet tarantula* He's called Sugar, 'cos he's a real sweetie! smiley - smiley


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Post 8

Mike A (snowblind)

Grr.
Everyone plays tricks with aracnaphobes, especially my mum smiley - sadface.
Which is a shame, as some of them are kinda pretty.

But rabbits are still the best.


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Post 9

Gwennie

Oh, yes. They're really lovely wee beasties... smiley - smiley I'd love to have another one to replace our last rabbit, but I hate keeping anything caged and would worry that he'd find his way to the road where our last rabbit met his demise after living free range for a couple of years... Mind you, we lost our last cat in exactly the same place only a few month's ago... smiley - sadface


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Post 10

Mike A (snowblind)

I remember seeing three wild rabits bounding into a bush in somebody's garden when we were in N. Wales. Elusive little beasties aren't they?
But there is so much wildlife up there!


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Post 11

Hatman ACE

Rabbits are soooo sweeet.
But soooo tasty.

What a dilemma.


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Post 12

Phil

Just be carefull, picking fur from between your teeth can be a nightmare...


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Post 13

Gwennie

*Gwennie offers a large, spiked toothpick.....* If this doesn't work, I'll try our vacuum cleaner.... smiley - winkeye


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Post 14

Phil

Thank your for the toothpick, I think I'll pass on the offer of the vacuum cleaner though.


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Post 15

Gwennie

Coward! smiley - smiley


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Post 16

Phil

No need to state the obvious Gwennie!


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Post 17

Mike A (snowblind)

Chrimney, how come so many people hate rabbits? They are one of the most adorable creatures ever. And subject of the best book and animated film ever!


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Post 18

Phil

I never said anything about hating rabbits. I just don't feel they get the press they deserve. Most people go on about fluffy bunnies being all nice and that, I admit it is nice to see them (best times seem to be late evening/early morning, whilst on a train, for me). But they are also a pest to crop farmers (Peter Rabbit nearly got his cumuppance for doing his worst to the farmers crops).
They are also very nice to eat, and at least you can think they might have lived a nice bunny life before being got and turned into a pie, probably not for most supermarket stuff but a real possibility if you get rabbit pie in a country pub.
I was actually told in one pub by a local that the two chaps standing by the bar were to thank for my meal of game pie that night.


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Post 19

Mike A (snowblind)

This is one reason why I love Watership Down. Unlike some peice of Disney bull, it shows the darker side of a rabbit's life.

smiley - smiley


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Post 20

The High Duke of Mars

I was just reading through the comments and thought I might contribute this link. smiley - smiley

http://www.azstarnet.com/~rgrogan/bunny.htm

Regards,

-THDoM


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