Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I really meant to post this on Friday, when the story first hit and everyone was talking about it.

But real life and laziness (maybe not in that order) got the better of me, so I’m just getting to posting it now. Of course, you’ve all probably seen this already, so this whole post is by now probably pretty damn moot.

Anyway, for those that haven’t seen it, the video below was taken early last week by a passenger on his cell phone, while riding the NYC subway.

We’ve all heard the stories about the armies of rats, alligators, and C.H.U.D.’s that populate the sewer systems of Manhattan, and I can confirm that EVERY SINGLE ONE of those stories are true.

Especially the C.H.U.D.s. One time, while waiting for the 2 train below Wall Street, I was accosted by something barely human, asking me if I could read his (it’s) Tarot Cards for him. When I said that I couldn’t, he called me a “Homo Fag” and shambled off. Surely, that HAD to be a C.H.U.D., right?

And what the fuck IS a “Homo Fag” anyway? I’m not strong in literary verbiage, but wouldn’t a “FAG” who was of the “HOMO” variety of “Fag”, really be straight? Like one of those double-negative thingies? Confused, I tried to enter into a parlay with the chap about this very thing as he slumped off, but he didn’t seem up for a spirited debate.

What the hell was I talking about, again?

Oh yeah, check out this video of a rat crawling up some guy and kissing his face.



Anonymous said...

*screams like a little panicky girl pants*


If this image plays in my mind tomorrow morning while I am having brekkie. You will have hell to pay.


Verdant Earl said...

I. Don't. Like. Rodents.

But I love me some C.H.U.D.s. The Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller variety, of course. Not those big drums of Contaminated Hazardous Urban Disposal units. Although you probably can't have the former without the latter. Vicious circle...

BB said...

That is nasty. I'd die if one crawled up me liked that. OMG.

Slyde said...

paula: i'll keep my fingers crossed.

earl: it is, isnt it?

barb: i think i'd die TWICE...

meleah rebeccah said...

Totally. Horrified.

sybil law said...

That's probably the most action that guy's had in years.
And really - he freaks, but not like *I* would've freaked.

latindog said...

I've seen rats crawling on subway tracks but never in the cars. I think the announcer is right in noting the the rat in this video was too clean to be a real subway-dwelling rat.

Radioactive Tori said...

This makes me think I wasn't so crazy after all when we had mice in our basement and I used to run on the treadmill down there and worry and flinch every time I saw any kind of shadow even after we got rid of all the mice. Yuck! I would not like that at all!

Lifeofkaylen said...

ew ew ew.
For some reason pet rats are okay, but rats in the streets (where they belong?) are not okay?? What's up with that??
I had a mouse in my bathroom last month and I screamed like a little girl...but a mouse in a cage-meh, I'm okay with that. WHY???

Jill said...

My computer hated the video, but I did get to see enough to say "ick!!!!!" Although, my roommate and I hid a pet rat in our dorm in college once and he was cute and never hurt a flea.