Saturday, December 25, 2010

Homo homini lepus

The other day I opened what turned out to be a Christmas present: an enormous rabbit-fur hat.  Once I put it on, the cat ran from the room in terror.  I'm concerned that there may soon be reports of a large homo lepus roaming the Roxbury green.  As you can see above, even celebrities look bizarre while wearing one.

[The title above is a parody of a Roman proverb credited to Plautus, "homo homini lupus", or "man is a wolf to his fellow man".  In my case, man is a rabbit [lepus] to his fellow man.  Or maybe his cat.  It's funnier if I don't have to explain it, isn't it?]