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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Wallace & Gromit meet real rabbit curse

Ireland On-Line has the details:

A 100-year-old superstition about rabbits has led to a ban on posters advertising new animated movie Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit on the Isle Of Portland off the west coast of England. The superstition originates from a century ago when rabbit burrows often caused land slips and, on one occasion, killed a crane operator because the ground beneath him collapsed. Since then local residents will not even say the word rabbit, instead referring to "furry things" or "underground mutton", convinced that the floppy eared pink-eyed creatures will bring them bad luck.


Blogger Carnacki said...

Love it. Have you seen it yet?

10/09/2005 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger protected static said...

Not yet - I think we're going to try and see it next weekend as a whole-family outing... Slowly but surely we're introducing the boy to the wonders of pop culture - his imagination's a bit too vivid at times. He does great with books, but TV and movies are too 'real' for him sometimes.

(We've managed to finagle babysitting to go see MirrorMask tomorrow, though. Minus the boy, of course...)

10/09/2005 10:10:00 PM  

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