This blog has been around for a few weeks now, and I figure some of you may be wondering about the name.   I went through many names.  Most of which were already used on other sites. I needed something unique, funny, and hopefully a bit nerdy.

So how/why “Bunny Venom”? 

This is Attila:

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I recommend it for any pet owner, Houdini couldn’t get out of that harness.)

Attila is my pet rabbit that I adopted from the local animal shelter earlier this year.  What can I say, those Sarah McLaughlin commercials really started to get to me…but I digress.

He may look cute and harmless, but that rodent has a viscous streak a mile wide!

Attila-the-Bun is a curious little bunny who prefers exploring and destroying to cuddling and being sociable.  While he does enjoy cheek scratches quite immensely, he would rather be chewing on something.  So much, that if you interrupt said destruction, he may give you a nasty little nip.   I do love my little “bunbun” though, despite his destructiveness.  Not so sure how he feels about me, though.

 Well, we’ll not risk another frontal assault. That rabbit’s dynamite. 

This is where the website name came from.  I couldn’t think of a title, then it hit me.  What if the bunny bit me (which he has….many times), then, like Spiderman, I gained some sort of super-powers from the bunny’s venom?  It seemed so ridiculous that it was cute, and amusing.  That in turn reminded me of some more super hero ridiculousness…Deadpool.  Hence the quote at the top of the page (taken from Marvel: Ultimate Alliance).   “Bunny Venom” seemed like something that would happen in a Deadpool-like comic.

Attila’s name was somewhat of an appropriate coincidence.  I named him Attila, just for the pun.  In an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, they happen to use the pun (Attila the Bun!), and they also happen to mention Saint Attila in Holy Grail when they are about to use the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch against the killer rabbit.

Brother Maynard: Armaments, chapter two, verses nine through twenty-one.

Cleric: [reading] And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, “O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.” And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu…

Brother Maynard: Skip a bit, Brother…

Cleric: And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

Brother Maynard: Amen.

Questions?

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