Mark Frauenfelder at 9:31 am Sun, Oct 10, 2010
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Even better than Joseph Jastrow's 1899 drawing.
Behold the rabbitduck
I wonder how we’d feel about aliens ever coming to our planet and doing the same with us? Maybe for fun that can use their technology to keep us alive while they do it?
Better than 3D, behold the duckrabbit in 12oz. http://www.duckrabbitbrewery.com/ :)
Must be full of hops.
Nice. Wonder how well the illusion works in the flesh.
“Ah, good old-fashioned nightmare fuel!”
Couldn’t help but notice the Duck-Rabbit Brewery is in Farmville, NC.
indeed, but as Farmville, NC was incorporated in 1872, i doubt it has any connection to the online game. http://www.farmville-nc.com/About.htm
disclaimer: i’ve neither been to Farmville nor played FarmVille. i have tasted DuckRabbit beer.
(with apologies to Billy Collins — http://blog.lib.umn.edu/hans1995/pants/048447.html )
The coyote may chase the roadrunner
But they will never be as close as this pair
Who share the very lines
Of their dialogue, whose contradictions confound me, predator and pawn
How deep the animosities must run
That make one rejoice
Whenever the other is hunted.
Flash a sign for DUCK SEASON
And I blow the mallard sideways with my blunderbuss.
Tell me now that it’s RABBIT SEASON
And powder burns the grey hare black; a lonely curl of smoke ascends.
Say, here’s an unanticipated twist:
For suddenly it’s ELMER SEASON
And I am fleeing fast away in terror…
With respect to duck/rabbit seasons: a while ago my wife and I have gone to great pain in scientifically tracking the periodic (circumannual) interchange from duck to rabbit and back again: P.Brugger and S.Brugger, “The Easter bunny in October: is it disguised as a duck?”, Perceptual and Motor Skills 76/1993:577-578 – reprint available on request by peter.bruggeratusz.ch
This was right above The Daily Bunny in my RSS feed.
“DUCK, RABBIT, DUCK!”
(With apologies to Michael Maltese and Chuck Jones)
What a hobby, mutilating dead animals to create grotesque sculptures.
That is beautiful.
In the wild they tend to have antlers, must have been poached for ‘em.
I can recommend my local taxidermist,
who has these for sale.
I think the drawing is better, for the purposes of the sight gag, as it still jumps between duck and rabbit and back again. The taxidermy exhibit – though more realistic – always looks like a rabbit, just with a bill where its ears ought to be (the head is too furry and the nose is too prominent, probably).
Put your hand over the bunny nose.
Still… ideal quarry for your all-season hunter.
I agree with you for the one that Felixs linked to, but the one from this article works really well in all three possibilities.
Just behold it.
Ssssshh! Im huntin’ wabbits! Wait, what?
It’s a transitional creature!
Evolution is now proven!
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