Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bunnies and eggs, is there a relationship?

Why are the two traditional symbols of the commercialized Easter holiday entirely unrelated?

Bunnies don't come from chicken eggs and chicken eggs don't come from bunnies. Sure, if my science here is correct, bunnies do in fact come from eggs but that involves freaky bunny sex which, amazingly, I know nothing about except that 'fucking like bunnies' is a popular term when describing your friends who have insane amounts of sex.

Great, I went off on a twisted tale involving humans fucking like bunnies while trying to decipher the symbols of easter. Just give me the ticket to hell, please.

Where is the relationship, folks? Why must we surround ourselves with an Easter basket full of varying types of eggs and fill the fucker out with an Easter bunny? Which came first, the bunny or the eggs? Huh? Wait a minute.

That old tale is about a chicken and an egg, two things which are related. Chickens come from eggs and vice versa. Not the same with bunnies. Bunnies are born alive, they are not hatched.

Maybe bunnies, in some corner of the world, give birth to eggs where pollution runs rampant and thus began the tradition. Or maybe they swim underwater at the Mall of America like Scuba Bunny does...

Enlighten me, please.

9 comments:

The Future Was Yesterday said...

The MOA and I aren't on speaking terms solely due to its existence. But I've long puzzled over the very same thing you wrote about. Jesus Freaks look at me like I helped Christ up on the cross, normal people look at me like I'm some kind of an idiot. But if you find out, I'd sure like to know.

choochoo said...

There's this old pagan legend that a bunny fell in love with a goddess and courted her by bringing her decorated eggs. Maybe that's where it comes from.

Another thing that makes no sense? Christmas trees. Yay, Jesus is born. Let's stick a pinetree in the livingroom.

Beth said...

Don't wrack your brain over this one - just go with the myth. Next, you'll be trying to figure out Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy - and you'll go insane.

betmo said...

they derive from the pagan symbols for fertility. the christians shamelessly assimilated pagan traditions into their religion in order to convert more people. which is one reason easter falls this time of year- along with the jewish passover

Michelle Ann said...

Lewis Black had a whole part of his stand up act about the lack of connection between Easter and the whole bunny/egg thing.

The worse part...we could color a thousand eggs if we were allowed, always forgetting that our mothers would later force us to eat them all...

cathouse teri said...

Worser yet ~ the old test ~ if the rabbit died, it meant an egg had been fertilized! Explain that! :)

VE said...

Ha ha. Ticket to hell? I think you just got a fastpass ticket which gets you to the front of the line...

Worker Mommy said...

Dued, I wish I had that answer for you but I can't say as I gets it either.

But the image of "freaky bunny sex" well I'm pretty sure that there phrase made my day.

No said...

Please tell me that you're joking about the scuba bunny at Mall of America...I've been hanging out in Little House on the Prairie land for so long, I haven't been to the place in ages...how's it hangin'?