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Note: “Classic” posts are just me moving some old stuff from static HTML pages to WordPress blog posts. “Classic” does not mean good.

June 30, 1999
Fancy Rat

Petco will sell you a rat for four bucks. FANCY!

From the Petco flyer that came in the mail yesterday. What makes it a “fancy rat?” Does it dress up? Does it create intricate, delicate patterns with its droppings? And if it is so damn fancy, why does it only cost four bucks?

July 1, 1999
More Rats, Star Wars

My pal Ty gave me the lowdown on “fancy rats”- they’re just rats with colored markings. Apparently, “standard rats” are all gray or all brown, which I guess is the rat equivalent of walking around in your sweats all day.

I realized something last night: Qui Gon is a bad man, an idiot, or both. He doesn’t heed the advice of his superiors, he steals blood, he lies about “his” ship and pod racer, he risks the life of a little boy to suit his needs, he brings the highly useless amphibian JarJar into the middle of a desert… and he’s the master & Obi-Wan is the trainee? That’s sort of like the manager at McDonald’s starting that Emiril guy from Food TV out on the fry machine.

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