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Countdown to Halloween, Day Six: RATS!

Rats are intelligent creatures that make great pets. Doesn’t stop them from being creepy as all hell, though. In this way, they’re much like Crispin Glover…

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…the great Dwight Frye…

…and funnybook villain Vermin:

(Well, okay. Maybe Vermin wouldn’t make such a good pet…)

But they also make for some rockin’ cello action!

(A historical note: the situation described in tonight’s Halloween song actually happened. Whether it was by Papal decree, or just a decision of the local clergy, is apparently an open question, but the capybara (an extremely large South American rodent) was declared a fish for the purposes of Lent. Read more about it: )

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3 Comments on Countdown to Halloween, Day Six: RATS!

  1. Heh, in the preview window I saw you’d mentioned that the story actually happened. For a moment, I thought you were going to choose this song.


  2. Best post about rodents ever. And it wasn’t even about the flying variety!


  3. Thanks, Mr. Jett!

    And sj: A fine choice that would have been, too. Got a different Irish band in mind for tonight, however…


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