Florida Bunny (Open Thread)

So, here’s a super Florida thing that happened this weekend:

That bunny waded in swinging! The guy he was attacking was lucky not to have been kicked by the powerful back legs. Anyway, no one was seriously hurt, and no arrests were made. Kinda feel for the guy who got his ass kicked by the Easter bunny, though. He’ll never live that down, obviously.

49 replies
  1. 1
    hells littlest angel says:

    So THAT’S what a rabbit-punch is.

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    MattF says:

    Obvs, you can’t arrest the Easter Bunny.

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    I have a guest blogger today–EJ Runyon who wrote about ways to sharpen the beginning of your story. E.J. is an author and story doctor.

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    rikyrah says:

    can I ask WTF the Easter Bunny is doing out at night?
    Of all the things about this story…it being nighttime is what I can’t get past…..LOL

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    dexwood says:

    Float like a butterfy, sting like a bunny.

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    Jerzy Russian says:

    Was that Sean Spicer in the bunny suit? Has anyone seem him lately? Maybe that is because he has been inside a bunny suit the past several months.

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    VeniceRiley says:

    You give bunnies one special day and pretty soon it’s going to be like The Purge movies.

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    germy says:

    If you wanted to fight back against the Bunny, how do you land a punch on him? No matter where you swing at him, you’re basically hitting a furry mask.

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    Keith P. says:

    This is the Happy! MEGA plot in real life

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    Mart says:

    When we were kids my dad, brother, and I saw a man size Easter Bunny with basket Easter morning while walking country hills in southern Indiana. The Bunny hops over a hillside and we run after it. When we get to the top, the Bunny is gone. Years later my dad has passed, and I am telling my kids the story. Family accuses me of BS. So I call my brother in to confirm my story; and he tells everyone I am nuts. Everyone bursts out laughing, and tells me how full of shit I am.. I am still hurt. Where was the phone camera when I needed it?

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    oatler. says:

    “Careful, knights. That rabbit’s dynamite”.

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    NCSteve says:

    Picked the wrong night to leave the house without the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records

    Trump sued his own accounting firm and the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee at the same time on Monday — trying an unusual tactic to stop the firm from giving the committee details about Trump’s past financial dealings.

    The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, seeks a court order to block a subpoena issued last week by the committee to Mazars USA.

    It amounts to Trump — the leader of the executive branch of government — asking the judicial branch to stop the legislative branch from investigating his past.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Herman Cain withdraws bid to join Federal Reserve

    Trump made the announcement on Twitter, writing, “My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. I will respect his wishes. Herman is a great American who truly loves our Country!”

    Cain would have needed near-unanimous Republican backing in the Senate for confirmation. But four Republicans have said they would not vote for the nominee, effectively killing his chances since Republicans hold 53 seats in the Senate and no Democrats were expected to support him.

    Dodged a bullet there. But gods only know how awful the next asshole will be.

  16. 16
    TenguPhule says:

    Samsung delays the launch of its $2,000 Galaxy Fold after reports of product defects

    $2,000 for a fucking phone. Are you fucking kidding me?!

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    jl says:

    @TenguPhule: ” But gods only know how awful the next asshole will be. ”

    The next toxic goof is Stephen Moore, who looks to be even worse than Cain in almost every respect and still is nominated. They are about equally bad in terms of believing in goofy gold-bug hard money policies that they conveniently dropped as soon as the idiot Trump nominated them. Cain has slightly more qualification on paper since he was chairman of board or directors of a regional Fed. That isn’t really a qualification for a national policy position since regional board of directors just give advice on local operations of regional Fed from local banking and business community, but it is at least something. Moore has nothing.

    I think the racism of dtiching Cain while keeping an equally toxic goof like Moore is much more troubling than some random white guy announcing a BS run for Dem presidential nomination. Moore is a weird lying idiot, who has done less in life and (almost impossible to imagine but true) even less qualification than Cain. Moore also has versions of gender abuse too in his history. Can we get rid of Moore too?

    NEW story: Trump’s Fed pick Stephen Moore wrote four separate times women shouldn’t be allowed to announce men’s basketball games. Moore also wrote women should be banned from refereeing men’s games and mocked reader’s who complained he was sexist.

    Edit: the tweet above is just an example of Moore’s weird sexism. The abuse in his history is trying to cheat a former partner or wife out of money, which I don’t have time to find right now.

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    trollhattan says:

    Moore is objectively worse than Cain in every meaningful point of comparison, and Cain is wholly unqualified. That’s how bad Moore is.

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    jl says:

    @trollhattan: If Cain goes, Moore has to go. I don’t know if calling a GOPer in Congress can help.

    Edit: maybe tweet on Trump’s twitter feed that Moore has to be able to knock out a Florida Easter Bunny to prove his manhood?

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    Mike in NC says:

    We’re on our way out of Florida after a few fun days spent at Tarpon Springs and Tampa. Plane doesn’t leave for another 90 minutes. Time to go home and feed the cats.

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    Aleta says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: EJ Runyon is wonderful. Thank you.

    Speaking of opening styles

    Geraldine @everywhereist

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    TenguPhule says:

    Giuliani says Trump camp did no wrong by taking Russian help

    Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted today there was “nothing wrong” with the president’s 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report .

    Giuliani called the Trump campaign’s effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill-advised but not illegal.

    “There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” Giuliani said, referring to a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a lawyer linked to Russia. The Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    I have no words that are appropriate for a family blog.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    I know I’ve felt this before and been bitterly disappointed, but it feels different this time. Like we’re getting to some kind of breaking point. I wish I knew which way it was going to break, but it can’t go on like this.

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    Keith P. says:

    @TenguPhule: As PC prices tank, too. The discrepancy isn’t sustainable

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    Mary G says:

    @TenguPhule: Well, that’ll answer the question of whether or not we still live in a democracy. I wish I thought it was a slam dunk.

  26. 26
    rikyrah says:

    I would like to buy a copy of the Mueller Report. I have a Kindle Fire. I don’t have any of the other downloads (Nook, etc.)
    Which option is best to buy? (I am not buying the one with the forward by Dershowitz)

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    TenguPhule says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    I know I’ve felt this before and been bitterly disappointed, but it feels different this time. Like we’re getting to some kind of breaking point. I wish I knew which way it was going to break, but it can’t go on like this.

    Its gonna get worse. We’re fighting not only the Republicans, but what seems like much of the media and all of the fucking pundits.

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    Cheryl from Maryland says:

    @Keith P.: Rated WTF did I just see!

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    ruemara says:

    @Keith P.: bonus points for bringing up HAPPY.

    I got 27 days of employment left. I stocked up on sedative gummies.

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    trollhattan says:

    Giuliani, Dersh, Starr lead my first-against-the-wall-list. If I ran a news operation I’d forbid booking them (although I’d be happy to covering them being booked). Do not give them a public forum unless you desire to be complicit in their harmful lies.

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    raven says:

    @TenguPhule: You are also posting shit that is really old which makes you even more annoying than usual. Please don’t dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nuthin new to say. . .

  32. 32
    TenguPhule says:


    You are also posting shit that is really old

    The article was from yesterday, you fucking asshole.

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    trollhattan says:

    Kindles can read PDFs, which are free if clunky compared to a properly prepared e-book. Dunno which of those could be better than others.

    I just ran the official PDF through OCR and plow through it via PDF reader. Source file is bookmarked, which helps a little with navigating.

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    catclub says:


    I think the racism of dtiching Cain while keeping an equally toxic goof like Moore is much more troubling than some random white guy

    beat me to it.

    Compare Reince Priebus and 2012 and Michael Steele and 2010. Which one gets fired.

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    raven says:

    @TenguPhule: Try to keep up shithead. Nobody need your fucking stupid ass links to learn about something that’s been all over every fucking news outlet from here to Timbuktu. punk

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    TenguPhule says:

    The United States will try to force Iranian oil exports to zero.

    About one year after the United States decided to leave the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department is set to announce that all countries will have to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to U.S. sanctions. This is an escalation of the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, which seeks to force Tehran to end its illicit behavior around the world.

    On Monday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce to the media that, as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently importing Iranian crude or condensate, two State Department officials told me. Last November, the State Department issued 180-day waivers to eight countries to give them more time to find alternative sources of oil.

    What could possibly go wrong go wrong.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @raven: Fuck off and pie me, I don’t need your shit always trying to pick a fight with me.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @TenguPhule: Fat Bastard still thinks he’s running a New York City protection racket. Other countries won’t give a shit for his tyrannical whims.

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    $2,000 for a fucking phone.

    It’s a bleeding edge toy for people who want the latest, greatest thing that nobody else has. I would wait at least 2-3 generations before even thinking about buying a phone with a folding screen. By then the price will be down to where a high-end phone is today.

  40. 40
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @TenguPhule: Dammit!

    I really wanted to see his 9-9-9 plan for the Fed! /S

    Oh how it would’ve fucked the economy!

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    @Mike in NC: How convenient that you’re leaving Florida just as Easter Bunny-gate comes to light

  42. 42
    LivinginExile says:

    Come on B C, admit it. That was you in that bunny costume.

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    david says:


    Between Marijuana Day on Saturday, Easter Day on Sunday, and Earth Day today,
    I’m gonna need to take tomorrow off just to recover from all the holidays.

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    NotMax says:

    Really, deeply bothers me that there are evidently and obviously others content to stand around watching and not break it up.

    That said, this being Floriduh, wouldn’t be surprised if the rabbit outfit isn’t everyday attire for whoever is inside, not just at Easter time.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    @TenguPhule: If you use your phone as a computer (and I know half a dozen people who do), and you’re into bleeding-edge tech, this doesn’t seem like nearly so much of a reach.

    I’m looking at having to spend a little less than half that for WarriorGirl’s phone; like me, she needs a lot of storage space for music and pix. Unlike me, she has big hands. Right now she’s got wifi-only iPod and iPad mini, but middle school will put us into the “must have mobile phone to contact parent about plan changes” bracket. It will be worth my while for her to have an all-in-one comms device to get us through the next three years of Suzuki, school musical, Science Olympiad, Math League, aikido, improv, and whatever the heck else she gets involved with.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Wait, what? I mean, it’s better for your health since your office is full of assholes, but I hope you have something else lined up.

    ETA: FWIW, the journey of my new self-published author friend Theodora Taylor has convinced me that Black women in creative fields are generally better off self-employed, so there’s that.

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    Carolina Dave says:

    @Mike in NC: we had similar traveling arrangements. We left Tampa yesterday. Hope you have a safe and uneventful return to NC

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    Amir Khalid says:

    The screen unfolds to twice as wide,to give the user a (mini) tablet-size screen. This is supposed to be The Next Big Thing in phones. Bur the screen has turned out to be surprisingly fragile in use — surprise, surprise.

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    J R in WV says:


    I downloaded a pdf copy for free… Link was here somewhere.

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