"Henry: from the height and weight of that Easter bunny, me thinks that might be you inside that costume." -- Antonio de la Cova, "Happy Easter" (comment), Babalú, March 23, 2008
Methinks so, too.
The authority of a man like Professor de la Cova cannot be dismissed out of hand. When my own is added to his opinion, I think the case is made beyond a reasonable doubt for Henry's rabbithood.
Whether or no it is Henry (he denies it), it is enough that there are those who think it could be him.
Some have suggested that the picture may have been taken at a mall, which brings up the interesting possibility that Henry may work there part-time as a bunny rabbit during the Easter season. Henry recently admitted that he uses a public library computer to take advantage of the free downloads from The Miami Herald archives. Perhaps working professionally as the Easter Rabbit is another of the "Economist's" economies.
Dressing as the Easter Bunny to amuse one's children is not something that anyone should be ashamed of. Nor is there anything dishonorable in pursuing a career as a rabbit impersonator. Mel Blanc made a fortune at it.
We had rather, however, that it was Val, not Henry, in the rabbit costume; for then we might have been able to answer a question that has long puzzled mankind:
"If a man in a rabbit suit sees his own reflection in the mirror does he think he's drunk?"