#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, October 1st, 2013 12:27
#2 By: John Smith, October 1st, 2013 12:32
#3 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, October 1st, 2013 13:01
It turns out that Disney's creepy CIA spook also hired the sharpshooter who 'liquidated' Bambi's mother in the service of narrative causality. There is, however, absolutely no evidence that phosphorus munitions were used during the forest fire scene.
#4 By: Allen_Taylor_Garvin, October 1st, 2013 13:03
It wasn't completely unknown before Disney. It was originally a Norwegian folk legend, but immigrants had brought it to America and it was known in folklore circles.
Another Norwegian folk belief was that if lemmings got stuck someplace and couldn't get out, or get past, they would spontaneously combust. It's too bad Disney didn't run with that.
#5 By: incarnedine_v, October 1st, 2013 13:20
Also, Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand when scared and chameleons don't change colour to match their environment.
#6 By: Daniel Johnson, October 1st, 2013 13:34
For anyone who's never read it: James Thurber's Interview with a Lemming.
#7 By: layne, October 1st, 2013 13:57
So...they're like the Kennedys then?
#8 By: Bob "Genghis" Khan, October 1st, 2013 14:15
#9 By: Jeff Atwood, October 2nd, 2013 00:44
Oh, next you'll be telling us there is no such thing as a "digger" lemming or a "blocker" lemming. Come now.
#10 By: Rich Tintera, October 2nd, 2013 00:58
So the Disney Corp. ran a bunch of lemmings over a cliff for their documentary? Just when you think they couldn't get any more evil...
#11 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, October 6th, 2013 12:27
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