PIZZA RAT LIVES! The legend continues.

This one is especially for Fr RS who really liked the recent Grizzy Bear v SUV post.

One of my urban heroes is dear old Pizza Rat.

A New York City Subway rat hit pay dirt one day with a slice of pizza.  Determined to get that slice to safety, it put might and main into getting it down the stairs.

Let this be a lesson to us. Our challenges might be scary and heavy to bear, but WE CAN DO IT, darn it!

Pizza Rat’s legend was born some time ago, and while it didn’t fade entirely, its scroll off most of our screens.

Every time I go to NYC I watch for him in the subways.  Alas, although I’ve seen a lot of rats, I haven’t seen him.

Until today!

Pizza Rat is back in a new video. And I am certain that this is the very same Pizza Rat of yore. This time our intrepid PR is in Crowne Heights in Brooklyn.

The prize?  Why… PIZZA of course!


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  1. Makemeaspark says:

    So many quotes come up with that phrase, not least is, of course Churchill’s iconic speech. However this one also is iconic in a different way:

  2. John Grammaticus says:

    We can all thank Pizza Rat for helping to prove St Thomas’s proof of God’s existence from motion, no pizza is moved by itself :)

  3. Seattle Slough says:

    If my tag were not Seattle Slough it would be Mom to Rats or Rat girl. Always appreciate a nod to the crafty, resilient, brilliant ratty.

  4. tzard says:

    Maybe he needs a place on some Fr. Z swag.

  5. haskovec says:

    So supposedly the Pizza Rat was a prank. There was a podcast about it a bit over a year ago. The podcast isn’t always family friendly so be forewarned. It might be worth a listen if you are into Pizza Rat.

  6. Robster says:

    He’s got
    High hopes!
    He’s got
    High hopes! etc.

  7. Semper Gumby says:

    Fr. Z wrote: “Never give up! Never surrender!” Indeed.

    This brings to mind the classic exhortation by that sage philosopher Bluto Blutarsky:

    “What? Over? Did you say ‘over’? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? No! And it’s not over now.”

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

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