Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Alfred

Before you lower your hand, think about
how much you want to see the New Year.

Thanks, Manuela!

16 comments:

Boopalina luv said...

Alfred has found a new use for that ear sort of looks like hes trying to tell ya something hahaha

Fleetie said...

Alfred is flippin' off the stoopid hoomin!

"If you even think about lowering that thing onto me, you're history, hoomin bean!"

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

... yep, that's asking for it :-)

Tom said...

"Don't make me have to lift the other ear."

Richard the Big Bunny said...

Aw, I think ALFRED secretly likes playing Peek-A-Boo Santa Hat! :-)

SixBunnies said...

Oh, THAT'S what that "helicopter ear" thing is! All this time I thought my Rosie was just being cute. I didn't realize she was flipping me off! That explains a bunch! Alfred, Merry Christmas! Keep your hoomin in his place! :)

janet2buns said...

Upon lifting the Santa hat, the hoomin discovered a secret stash of buninium, which emits four times as much radiation as plutonium. The hoomin was vaporized nanoseconds after this photo was taken.

janet2buns said...

Alfred is clearly a WMB (Weapon of Mass Bunstruction)

Fleetie said...

Janet : I think buninium may indeed be potentially nasty if 4 times as radioactive as (239)Plutonium, which has a (rather long actually) half-life of 24100 years.

Nevertheless, 239Pu is sufficiently radioactive to keep itself warm to the touch:

Wiki section on Pu

For the kind of nasty radiation exposure incident that Alfred Bunneh might have in mind if we continue to be stoopid, see the accidental self-inflicted death by Plutonium of Louis Slotin.

Ack. Nasty. Very. Nasty. Indeed. Knowing you ARE going to die horribly, but having to wait a few days for it to unfold as your body goes berserk and shuts down in horrible ways.

janet2buns said...

Yes. Having time to reflect on what was happening to you probably was a little disconcerting. There were other people in the room with Slotin, apparently in close proximity. Any idea of what became of them?

janet2buns said...

(When I say "a little disconcerting" I mean truly horrifying.)

haley said...

besides Cinnamon movies, I can't remember the last time I saw a human on Disapproving Rabbits

Manu said...

Alfred *loved* posing with the hat so much, that we will never try it again. We value our fingers.
Maybe next year we can try throwing tinsel onto him from a distance.

And yes, he does keep his humans firmly in their place: bringing him food, or patting him. Or patting him while feeding.

Fleetie said...

There is SO much bunnitude in that adorable little bunny face!

Fleetie said...

Janet:

Yes.

Most especially so, given that he'd already watched his mate die the same way, less than a year earlier:

On August 21, 1945, Harry K. Daghlian, one of Slotin's close colleagues and a laboratory assistant, was performing a critical mass experiment when he accidentally dropped a heavy tungsten carbide brick onto a 6.2 kg delta phase plutonium bomb core.[13] The 24-year old Daghlian was irradiated with 510 rems (5.1 Sv) of neutron radiation.[14] As the young man spent the next 25 days in the hospital, slowly succumbing to radiation poisoning, Slotin spent many hours with him.

janet2buns said...

Fleetie: I understand Daghlian was exposed to less radiation than Slotin, and took longer to die. I think I'd rather have all my molecules fly apart at the same instant.