Former IDEXX CEO presented Glenn Close with “boiled bunny” on their first date


In an interview on NPR All Things Considered, Glenn Close, the actress made famous earlier this year for her much acclaimed portrayal of Nova Prime Rael in Guardians of the Galaxy, discussed her first date with her now husband David Evans Shaw. Shaw, the founder and former CEO of Westbrook, Maine based IDEXX Laboratories, presented her with potted [stuffed] bunny:

My husband is from Maine — he lives in Maine — and the first time I went to visit I walked into his wonderful kitchen and there on the stove was a pot and out of the pot was coming the head of a stuffed bunny. Not a real bunny I have to add, but a lovely white stuffed bunny. I still have the bunny, it’s very funny.

This comes just as the Daily News reports that “professional bad guy Dimitri Diatchenko faces felony counts of animal cruelty and making threats after he allegedly ate his ex-girlfriend’s bunny and sent her threatening step-by-step photos of the sick meal.”


Back to Shaw’s adorable move, which—of course—was a nod to Close’s [actually] famous portrayal of a spurned lover in Fatal Attraction. In the film, she plays a woman with borderline personality disorder who boils a bunny as a means of showing Michael Douglas’ character that she definitely means business. It was the first in a series of films in which Michael Douglas played some poor man on the receiving end of the wrath of vindictive women (Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and Disclosure), minorities (Falling Down), and America hating anti-capitalist commies (Wall Street).

How ever will us straight, white men make it in a world that is so thirsty for our blood?

Alex Steed

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