Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Corner View - Animals, a Smorkin Labbit?

OK, so you're gonna go with me on this one, aren't you?

Did you see the report on the recent study that said that a good laugh is as good for you physiologically as a session on a treadmill?   Well since I am notoriously phlegmatic, this was some of the best news I've had all year, and probably why I married a Brit.  (Because seriously, they must be the laughing-est race around.) And why this little guy came home with me on my birthday last year.

Nice shape huh?  Luscious red color too.  The "K" on the forehead?  I have no idea what that is about.   I do know he is proof positive that SOME PEOPLE never GROW UP!

Recognize him?  Yes.  He is a bunny.  No.  Not an easter bunny.  Not a cuddly bunny that you'd bring home as a pet for your kids.  No, not even really edible considering his, uh, fairly disgusting and retrograde personal habits.  (Yes I mean that thing sticking out of his mouth!)

No, his sole purpose in life, with his mismatched smears for eyes and anthropomorphically 5 o'clock shadow-stubble, and tubby plastic physiognomy, is to be UTTERLY ANTISOCIAL!  And to make me laugh!

He is so cute and round from the back, with his tidy little cartoon OKOLE  (that's Hawaiian for you-know-what)

In this shot with a slight shadow over his right cheekbone, he gives that perfect insinuation of Joe-Pesce-meets-James-Cagney-at-Bugs-Bunny's-House!  He is such a collision-course of what we think he should be and what most of us animals can truly be way deep inside on our very worst days.  Aren't there mornings when you wake up feeling like you look like this, and wishing you DID look like this so that, really, NOBODY would mess with you, cause you just can't be bothered?

The icing on the cake is that the name he goes by is "Smorkin' Labbit".  Being half-Chinese, if I did not laugh at this, I would have to go running home to Mommy in tears every single night of the world. 

But because I can laugh, all I have to do is look at him and slap my hand on my leg and go - ha-ha-ha-ha-HA-HA-HA! Until I cry anyway.  Oh but it feels so good.

So that is my Corner View for this week.  And it's so NOT pale but maybe a little kind of INTERESTING?

p.s. I hope that no smokers were injured in the making of this post!

More Corner Views here:  jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,


  1. Great take of CV animals. The most uncute rabbit i've every seen, except for the OKOLE !

  2. You're so funny! And I love that animal. Now that's an easy one to take care of.

  3. Good twist on the cute angle of this cv theme, and yes a good laugh does do wonders ( I think kids were programmed with this in mind).
    So funny that there is a wee 'Okole' included. Having just come back from visiting good friends in England I have to agree with you on the witty humour and level of laughs found there).

  4. ! This made my day! I'm a big fan of the Smorkin Labbits, and have one on my desk right now (he's actually a non-smoker. I'll have to remember to post him in the near future). The K (I'm assuming) stands for Frank Kozik, Labbit inventor, among other things ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Kozik ). Thx for the great post...

  5. That's a funny bunny! If it'd been given to me I'd have said, "What the ???" Thanks for sharing him/her/it... :>)

  6. Truly excellent laugh MP!
    the name is the best ...'smorking labbits'...not heard of these before...
    what am I missing out of?
    ciao bella!
    ps mail coming soon!

  7. silly silly silly. love it.

  8. oh dear, i'm very late responding to you all! nice to see all you CV'ers and Jen, great to see you! i've missed you! i think you're right about mr. Kozik. thanks all for laughing WITH me!

  9. That's what I love about CV. The variety! Mahalo for this sister!

  10. Well, I gotta say, he does grow on you. By the end of the post I was wishing I had a "smorkin'" myself.
    What does the 'K' on his forhead stand for? He looks like a Bob or a Joe, so I know his name can't be Kurt or Kevin. ;-)