#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 15th, 2013 19:09
#2 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 15th, 2013 19:21
The moral of the story is 'never try'.
#3 By: Wrecksdart, December 15th, 2013 19:46
It's either that or 'go and bite the lazy fucker filming you'. If you're a rat, of course.
#4 By: Ibrahim, December 15th, 2013 19:55
More like: "Go find the escalator going down."
#5 By: awjt, December 15th, 2013 19:59
#6 By: Wrecksdart, December 15th, 2013 20:01
No, no, that's the part where the rat is crushed to within an inch of its life in the horrible steel jaws of the escalator. Then it has to put the damned kids to bed.
#7 By: Preston, December 15th, 2013 20:10
Not trapped, just working the cardio.
#8 By: robulus, December 15th, 2013 20:27
#9 By: Austin Hamman, December 15th, 2013 20:36
he slows down when he gets to the lip, maybe this is a rat thing to check out the lip before climbing over it, but if he didn't slow down he could have gotten off the escalator.
#10 By: xkot, December 15th, 2013 20:41
This reminds me of the time an escalator I was on stopped. My fellow passengers and I were trapped there for hours.
But seriously ... it's been a while since I've been abroad; do Europeans still keep walking when they get on an escalator? I love that. Here in America, people get on an escalator and their legs cease functioning.
#11 By: David Forbes, December 15th, 2013 20:42
That rat has found the sweet spot, which is two inches from the stationary plates.
#12 By: Joel_Emmett, December 15th, 2013 20:52
Welcome to the rat race, buddy.
#13 By: Birts Birts, December 15th, 2013 21:06
To the author: believe it or not but that's actually a saxophone. It has a lot of vibrato, and he tends to play part of the theme song to the Godfather on repeat 'cause the guy is crazy.
It used to drive me nuts until I found out he was my neighbor way down near Balboa Park. I'm glad he's internet famous now.
#14 By: Preston, December 15th, 2013 21:11
Is that what's called a step class?
#15 By: Joshua Mc Cormack, December 15th, 2013 21:14
Pretty sure that is just a trumpet, my friend..
#16 By: James_Agenbroad, December 15th, 2013 22:13
Gee, in Washington DC, standing on the escalator is the signature move that marks one as a tourist. Which wouldn't be so bad if they would simply stand on the right to let the rest of us through.
#17 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 15th, 2013 22:27
Jesus, I hope he washed his feet afterwards. Any other day of the week and it would be a large, moist human turd rolling against the bottom step...
#18 By: technogeek, December 15th, 2013 22:28
I presume eventually either someone took pity on it and hit stop or chased it the other way, or exhaustion caused it to disembark at the top, or animal control was called and dealt with it in some reasonably non-painful manner -- the poor critter's been through enough.
#19 By: Steven_Patz, December 15th, 2013 22:58
If it were to get to the top it'd face the same deal except it'd pulled under and be done. It's a rat. There's probably 20 within 3 feet of this one.
#20 By: Ian Wood, December 15th, 2013 22:58
Oh, sure, Mister I-Was-A-Rat-On-An-Escalator-And-Got-Away-Clean.
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