Monday, September 19, 2005

'Pass the oxygen, boys -- I've
almost reached the belly button!'


Why? Because it is there.

For those of you who don't think America's Draconian zoning regulations aren't strangling the lifeblood out of this country, consider this: In the entire nation, there is not a single hill, knoll or mountain range with a 200-foot pink bunny sprawled across it. And they call this the land of the free.

Luckily for the inhabitants of sunny Italy, their government has no such problems. There, on the side of the 5,000-foot Colletto Fava mountain, the Viennese art group Gelatin (motto: "There's always room for a 200-foot pink bunny") has erected just such a rabbit. And it certainly is majestic, even if it looks like it's just been clubbed to death by Jennifer Lopez on its way to being made into a stole.

But it's not just for show; according to Ananova.com, "they are expecting hikers to climb its 20-foot sides and relax on its belly." Thus proving, in case it wasn't obvious before: Europeans have way too much vacation time.

4 comments:

MuppetLord said...

I will eventually post this on my blog. Italians are weird.

smudge said...

How many little italian kids are going to see this stuffed animal,want it, and throw a total fit when their parents try and explain why they can't bring it home?

And how nasty is that bunny going to get? I mean... a comfy bed out in the middle of the beautiful countryside.

Adam said...

Maybe if the pink bunny was part of, say, a miniature golf course on a busy commercial highway lined with many, many strip malls and family restaurants, then it would meet all applicable zoning ordinances. . .

DJ Theo said...

Was it really knitted out of wool? I mean... it's so huge.