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(WHDH Boston)   Statues of soldiers holding guns is so cliche for military memorials; how about we sculpt a giant bunny instead?   (www1.whdh.com) divider line 56
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2012-06-15 07:46:38 AM  
Vietnam vet Frank Currin held his salute to protest Leroy -- renamed Peace -- a fiberglass bunny sculpture that went on display Sunday just feet away from a veterans memorial.

"Why isn't it down here where the playgrounds are. And they have it sitting right next to the monument," Currin said.


Solution: give the bunny a fuzzy machine-gun.
 
2012-06-15 09:10:44 AM  
Why do these people have a problem with a rabbit near a memorial? If Easter has taught me anything, it's that rabbits are the symbol for Jesus. Instead, they should have a problem with public money going to sponsor such a blatant Christian religious display as this.
 
2012-06-15 10:22:11 AM  
We love war and killing. Rawr.

Hulk hate bunnies. Hulk SMASH.
 
2012-06-15 10:22:13 AM  
www.toyvault.com
Early concept model
 
2012-06-15 10:23:25 AM  
Give Peace a chance.
 
2012-06-15 10:23:58 AM  
perhaps it's a killer rabbit?
 
2012-06-15 10:24:32 AM  
Trolltastic headline there, subby.
 
2012-06-15 10:25:52 AM  
The rabbit is a symbol of Dedham Pottery, which made the towns name back in the 19th century. If the veterans in this article need to unclench their machismo and realize that it is actually an honor to have the town symbol right next to their memorial.
 
2012-06-15 10:26:04 AM  
Seems appropriate. Afterall, going into battle is a *puts on sunglasses* hareraising ordeal!
YEEEEEEEEEEAH!
 
2012-06-15 10:27:39 AM  
that veteran needs an enema. It might clear his brain.
 
2012-06-15 10:31:46 AM  
When the veterans want to do something, we allow them to do those things. Why can't the town of Dedham put the bunnies that show the spirit of Dedham where they want to go?" said Paul Grimes, a Navy veteran.

Read more: http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12007742594064/rabbit-display -in-dedham-causes-controversy/#ixzz1xs9NZ0zr


Because people like to whine like little biatches, it makes them feel important. Just like posting on Fark.com.
 
2012-06-15 10:31:53 AM  
Maybe if they built a giant wooden badger....
 
2012-06-15 10:33:46 AM  
Sounds like some veterans need to unwad their panties and put on their big boy pants. What a bunch of whiny little biatches. Seriously. It is not like the statue was put on top of the veteran memorial or of something offensive like a soldier killing a baby. It was a farking bunny rabbit. And not only that, but it was one that had some pretty big historical significance for their town.

Someone should fetch the holy hand grenade, but throw it at the whiny little veterans who got all butthurt over this.
 
2012-06-15 10:34:46 AM  

LordSunder: Give Peace a chance.


i174.photobucket.com

Nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2012-06-15 10:35:03 AM  
Would renaming the rabbit to Lepidus be macho enough?
 
2012-06-15 10:35:22 AM  
They're just jealous.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-15 10:37:01 AM  

squidgod2000: They're just jealous.

[i.imgur.com image 470x297]


Came to see this.
"It's ferocious!!"
 
2012-06-15 10:37:04 AM  
The word is clichéd, subdummy. Cliché is a noun, not an adjective.
 
2012-06-15 10:37:46 AM  
Unavailable for comment:
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2012-06-15 10:38:57 AM  
www.tvgasm.com

"BUN-NEE!"
 
2012-06-15 10:41:41 AM  
That is not art, that is an oversized lawn ornament.
 
2012-06-15 10:43:04 AM  
i174.photobucket.com

BUNNY BURGERS!!!

Starting to get obscure...
 
2012-06-15 10:43:05 AM  
The bunny is an iconic symbol of Dedham pottery -- part of the town's history. Leroy was created by an artist and veteran to honor a local vet who died in January.


The vets are protesting an art fixture created by a vet to honor a vet. Brilliant.
 
2012-06-15 10:43:11 AM  
www.inquisitr.com
 
2012-06-15 10:43:16 AM  
Is it a "controversy"? Or a story about one pissed-off, self-important old doosh?
 
2012-06-15 10:45:07 AM  
Typical Massholes!
 
2012-06-15 10:45:31 AM  

big pig peaches: That is not art, that is an oversized lawn ornament.


i.ytimg.com

YOU'RE AN OVERSIZED LAWN ORNAMENT!
 
2012-06-15 10:45:42 AM  
"The bunny is an iconic symbol of Dedham pottery -- part of the town's history. Leroy was created by an artist and veteran to honor a local vet who died in January.."


So it's not ony a symbol of the town but was created by a vet for another vet that died. Seriously it's public ground and can be used for the public good as the public sees fit. I side with veterens on a lot of things but they should just let it go before they look silly.
 
2012-06-15 10:52:30 AM  
"but they should just let it go before they look silly"

Too late. They allready look like, as others have pointed out, whiny, entitled little brats.


/active duty.
 
2012-06-15 10:52:55 AM  
How about a lamb marching towards the war memorial.

French soldiers in WWI used to baaahh like sheep as they marched into the front lines for battle. Brass farking balls.
 
2012-06-15 10:57:07 AM  
A local veterans group is angry over a large bunny on display as part of a public art project meant to raise funds and generate interest in the arts. The display is next to a veterans memorial.

The bunny is an iconic symbol of Dedham pottery -- part of the town's history. Leroy was created by an artist and veteran to honor a local vet who died in January.


Anyone else notice the irony? A veterans group is protesting a bunny statue because of its proximity to a veterans memorial. The bunny statue was created by an artist who is a veteran and was created to honor a deceased veteran, making it a veterans memorial too. That means a veteran group is protesting that a veterans memorial is placed too close to a veterans memorial.
 
2012-06-15 10:58:58 AM  
For some reason, the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the headline was the one time back in college when I watched a group of ROTC guys in BDUs wander aimlessly through the rec center singing the "Veggie Tales" theme song at the top of their lungs. No real idea why.
 
2012-06-15 11:01:44 AM  
No silly tag?

On a related note, I took this pic today.

i49.tinypic.com

The asshole that graffitied that needs a serious beating.
 
2012-06-15 11:07:58 AM  

Zizzowop: squidgod2000: They're just jealous.

[i.imgur.com image 470x297]

Came to see this.
"It's ferocious!!"


The first time my SO tried putting a harness on our bunny a lot of blood was produced ...
 
2012-06-15 11:08:50 AM  

LordSunder: Give Peace a chance.


That's all we are saying.
 
2012-06-15 11:12:02 AM  
I didn't pet Hoppy! That would make me look weak.
 
2012-06-15 11:14:46 AM  
Recondo Rabbit. Held his M-60 position during an attack. Ran out 7.62, emptied his M-16. Shot a duck with a .45 ACP. "Feathers flew everywhere"
 
2012-06-15 11:18:22 AM  

JustFarkinAround: Unavailable for comment:
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Why didn't I think of that?
 
2012-06-15 11:18:44 AM  
profile.ak.fbcdn.net

/hotter than subby's mom
 
2012-06-15 11:19:12 AM  
Where's the pancake?
 
2012-06-15 11:22:09 AM  
I don't understand the insistence that if a public park has a war memorial on it that's the only thing that can be there. I may have to drive over there and look at it myself. I think it's the park at the below coordinates. It looks like it's plenty big enough to contain both And it's hardly like it's in any way distasteful or reflects poorly on the military or veterans. I usually side with veterans but this just seems a little stingy.

42°14'28.89"N
71° 9'16.86"W
 
2012-06-15 11:42:48 AM  
www.hyperborea.org

But in the meantime......
 
2012-06-15 11:49:22 AM  

squidgod2000: They're just jealous.


This. So much this
 
2012-06-15 11:59:02 AM  
But what about all the bunnies that performed bravely in battle.
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-15 12:06:50 PM  
WW I memorial in Des Moines, by Iowa Lutheran Hospital:

Link

(put in as a link as the photo is too large)


The first time my mom saw it, her question was, "What's holding up the naked guy's helmet?"
 
2012-06-15 12:23:07 PM  
Make that the helmet in front of the naked guy.
 
2012-06-15 12:46:08 PM  
i174.photobucket.com

Won't somebody think of the bunnies?

I'm thinking of bunnies
 
2012-06-15 01:53:04 PM  

St_Francis_P: Vietnam vet Frank Currin held his salute to protest Leroy -- renamed Peace -- a fiberglass bunny sculpture that went on display Sunday just feet away from a veterans memorial.

"Why isn't it down here where the playgrounds are. And they have it sitting right next to the monument," Currin said.

Solution: give the bunny a fuzzy machine-gun.


media.nj.com

Or a knife.
 
2012-06-15 01:58:17 PM  
On On!
 
2012-06-15 02:25:41 PM  

Fark Master Flex: St_Francis_P: Vietnam vet Frank Currin held his salute to protest Leroy -- renamed Peace -- a fiberglass bunny sculpture that went on display Sunday just feet away from a veterans memorial.

"Why isn't it down here where the playgrounds are. And they have it sitting right next to the monument," Currin said.

Solution: give the bunny a fuzzy machine-gun.

[media.nj.com image 155x129]

Or a knife.


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