Apparently, the folks at the New York Subway have now chosen to embrace their resident rodents and make them part of the Subway Culture. And I don’t mean the sandwich shop.
Now, when you see a rat on a New York subway, you can take its picture and post it at A Rat-Free Subway, where people will vote on it. Grand prize winner receives a monthly transit pass.
Caution: Some of the pictures on this video are really gross.
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
What’s the Etiquette for Abandoning Ship? Good to know if your captain likes to do personal favors for his waiters, like, oh, sail too close to land.
Lewis Campbell is both profound and eloquent in his blog about events and people at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan at his blog, Gordian Knots of Self-Delusion. Afterglow
Bagram AFB, image from globalsecurity.org
The healing power of dance from Pat Thunstrom. Care to Dance?
Russian Villager Mistakenly Buys Kalashnikov Arsenal via Samuel Clemons.
Fantasy Author Jim C. Hines does hysterical imitations of the women on the covers of fantasy novels. Striking a Pose
How cool is this toy? The Triton Submarine via James Rollins.
Why Morris Animal Foundation and Animals Love Betty White, via Amy Shojai.
August McLaughlin reminds us why integrity of fact is so important. Truthiness: Raising the Bar in the Blogosphere
I Will from Celeste Alluvial at Mortal Hearts with Immortal Souls.
Crazy Concept Cars: The Nissan Pivo by Nigel Blackwell.
Blogs about SOPA/PIPA
Comments from historical fiction author and publishing attorney Susan Spann at Spann of Time. SOPA, PIPA, and Freedom of Expression
Why SOPA is Dangerous by Chris Heald.
From Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds. Why SOPA and PIPA and Other Anti-Piracy Bullshit Measures Matter to Writers
In honor of SOPA and PIPA, I’m passing along this Daniel Radcliffe/Harry Potter Skit from last week’s Saturday Night Live. Enjoy the freedom while we can.
What do you think? Has New York given up on its rat problem, or is the Rate a Rat contest going to result in cleaner subways?
All the best to all of you for maintaining your desired level of rodent infestation.
Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse