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Sacramento airport opens art-filled terminal
by: Don Thompson From: AP October 06, 2011 10:17AM

SACRAMENTO International Airport is scheduled to open a $1 billion terminal replacing a structure that is four decades old with a building that is designed to be a striking entrance to California's capital region.
The terminal will house $6 million in public art including a distinctive centerpiece that is certain to generate attention, a an 18-metre aluminium red hare leaping into a suitcase that dominates the glass-and-steel entryway.

The bunny's pere, a Denver University art professor, says that even though "people are going to go, why a rabbit, it doesn't make sense," the hare, a sort of orangey red "stimulates speed but represents the warmth of Sacramento

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:45 am
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the design of that rabbit makes me think of Spider-Man.


Spider-Man had an enemy named White rabbit....

Born from a wealthy family, the girl who would become the White Rabbit grew up in a safe, secure environment and was showered with all the material possessions she desired. However, she was bored, and only found entertainment from old novels, such as Alice in Wonderland, her favorite. As she grew older, her family married her off to an older gentleman named Lewis Dodson (a name derived from the author of the Alice in Wonderland books Lewis Carroll whose real name was Charles Dodgson). At the time of the marriage, she was twenty-five and he was eighty-two. She eventually had him killed- simply saying about his death that he "died happy"-, and used her inheritance to buy various gadgets so that she could experience a life full of danger and excitement.

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in Native American Mythology the Spider and the Rabbit are both seen as an embodiment of the Trickster.

Tricksters. Tricksters appear in nearly all Native American mythologies, but they generally have a greater place in the folklore of hunter-gatherer peoples than of settled agricultural groups, possibly because people who lived on wild resources were more keenly aware of the uncertain nature of life. The trickster, who is almost always male, represents uncertainty. He loves to upset things and spread confusion.

Sometimes the trickster's acts are comic pranks, but they often have a cruel side as well. They might involve sexual trickery, as when the trickster disguises himself as a woman so that he can marry a man or marries his own daughters while in disguise. A trickster can also be a devilish figure who eats babies or leads other creatures to harm themselves. His behavior often stems from impatience or from uncontrollable appetites.

...Tricksters are often animals. Common trickster figures in Native American mythology include Rabbit in the Eastern regions, Coyote and Spider in the Plains and the Southwest regions, and Raven in the Pacific Northwest.

Read more: Native American Mythology - Myth Encyclopedia - god, story, legend, names, ancient, animal, snake, world, creation, life ... z1ZyQOCQvu

Spider-Man is seen as a hero by most, and "The trickster appears as a culture hero when his pranks—such as stealing fire or the sun—benefit humans."


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Transformers, there's more than meets the eye.


In "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" the character played by Rosie Huntington-Whitely buys a rabbit for the character played by Shia LeBeouf.

Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:35 am
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@ jho, Thanks for pointing out that it will be the year of the WHITE rabbit.

Alice in wonderland, Jefferson Airplane, The matrix, the pooka Harvey.....

I have a hunch that we will see a lot of time travel news this year, which for me ties in with the rabbit and pooka theme

There is the time traveling rabbit in Donnie Darko, and keeanu Reeves the time traveling saviour also dressed as a large rabbit in a movie called Prince of Pennsylvania

in Native American cultures (ones that have adopted Christianity) the Hare/Rabbit is associated with Christ....their pre-Christian Saviour was a giant rabbit.

bugs bunny traveled in time in " A Connecticut Rabbit In King Arthur's Court"

I wrote about all of this in the Due Date thread, I'll try to dig through that thread and look for more.....

Stephan King's new book is about time travel...

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In his 50th book, Stephen King puts time travel, chaos theory, keen observation, edgy suspense and a fine romance to work as he sends high school English teacher Jake Epping to revisit the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy — and maybe change history.

...Jake is King’s time traveler: a newly divorced guy with no kids, who teaches an adult education class in Lisbon Falls, Maine. King sets him in motion with a story about a long-ago mass murder in a nearby town, and then gives the teacher a way to undo the crime.

Jake learns about a “rabbit hole” that connects the pantry of a local diner with the past. Take a few steps into the storeroom and you emerge in Lisbon Falls at 11:58 a.m. on Sept. 9, 1958. The diner owner, Al Templeton, has been doing it for years, and he explains how it works. You’re always gone for two minutes, no matter how many months you stay in the past. And every trip is the first trip. The clock resets each time you go through that rabbit hole. You can have the same experience. Or your actions can change something. ... ravel.html

...and we have this from CERN
18 November 2011 Last updated at 06:17 ET

The team which found that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment - and confirmed the result.

....The idea that nothing can exceed the speed of light in a vacuum forms a cornerstone in physics - first laid out by James Clerk Maxwell and later incorporated into Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity.

There may have been more stories, but these two are pretty big...

Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:04 am
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Mind if I resurrect this thread and chase the white rabbit some more? :-)

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You couldn't make it up... or could you? :roll:
The Fukushima Nuclear White Rabbit:

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