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i'm spartacus

story: i recently was invited onto a chatroom for my neighborhood, which was nice, and i thought i might connect with some locals. it turns out to be populated by whingers for whom everything sucks and is deblasio's fault, including the presence of bicycles (which now have their own lanes, an intolerable thing), the completely out of control crime (there have been some muggings around here recently, which means everything is going to hell despite the fact that crimes in all seven felony categories is at an all-time low), trash is sometimes left on sidewalks (pictures! look at it!), and the state of the subways. do you know that someone saw a rat at the local subway station recently, and that some homeless people sleep on the benches? things never heard before in the history of new york city. so i had the instinct to post this bit of guerilla advertising, but i wouldn't get away with it.
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i'm spartacus
up along Manhattan, east across the bronx, south over l.i. sound and into Laguardia. the picture on the title card doesn't appear in the video.



Link is 'currently unavailable in European cities' :(

This rat needs its caffeine fix.

A wired subway rodent dragged a coffee cup across a Brooklyn subway platform, skittering across several yards as a bemused straphanger videotaped the mad dash.

“Made my whole day!! #coffeerat #nyc #MTA #pix11 Franklin Ave Brooklyn,” Twitter user Melissa Walker wrote, posting the 30-second video Wednesday afternoon.

Made my whole day!! #coffeerat #nyc #MTA #pix11 Franklin Ave Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/Y2VsyGsAd2

— Melissa Walker (@Melissa_Writes1) December 4, 2019
The rat slalomed past three pillars, the small coffee cup firmly clenched in its tiny teeth as it ran across the yellow paint at the end of the platform and hustled behind a wall.

“I can’t! Oh my God,” a woman can be heard saying on-screen during the critter’s midday coffee run.

In 2015, “Pizza Rat” made its viral video debut, carrying an entire slice of pizza down a New York City subway staircase before giving up at the bottom of the stairs. The YouTube video, taken by Matt Little, has been viewed more than 11 million times.


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So much different and also so much the same.

I just rambled about this to you elsewhere, but I think I remember this visit!
And here's that photo that you somehow managed to remember me taking two decades ago!!!


I wish I'd had a better camera at the time!
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