I'm glad Blackjack didn't become a glove! Kudos for the girl for saving him - he was obviously not being cared for since he was in that kind of condition. And kudos for you for giving him a safe new home! I don't think your story is dorky at all - it fits right in!
Here's one of mine; we'll call it "The Big Banana Caper":
One day I went to an Organic store out of curiousity, and I found a bag of dried banana slices (no preservatives, no sugar added) and immediately thought of Charlie, bananas are his favorite. He will eat a banana, peel and all. I got home and announced to him what I had gotten. He was so excited (he understands the word "banana") and he started running crazy circles around my feet. I set the bag down on the table. The phone rang so I went to the other room to answer it. I heard something fall. Charlie had gotten up on the couch, jumped from there to the table (a good 2feet at least), pushed the bag into the floor, ripped a whole in it, and right as I walked back into the room he ran away as fast as he could while carrying a stolen chip. He stopped in a corner and had his back to me, so I couldn't see what he had (even though I could hear him crunching). I let him finish his chip and acted like I didn't know what he had done. He then ran over to me and acted like he had never seen the bag before and that he had no idea what could possibly be in it. I humored him and gave him a (another!) chip. I figured if he was willing to work so hard to get an extra one, I might as well let him have it.
Rabbits have such intelligence, both my buns amaze me with the things they come up with. His favorite toy is a wooden puzzle ball. It's made up of 1/2 inch thick wooden sticks connected by small wooden pegs with a nut in the middle. Charlie will work on pulling out every single peg out so the ball will fall apart. Needless to say he has gone through a few. The first one he got he just snapped the pegs in half and broke them. The last one he had almost every single peg was still intact. It's amazing.