Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Smell A Rat

I saw one of two amazingly produced rat murals in SoHo last weekend. This one is painted on the side of a building on the corner of Broadway and Howard Street in SoHo. Next to it was a slogan that read, "Let Them Eat Crack". I don't know if the slogan was written by the same people who made the mural or they were done by different people. Nonetheless, that is a nice looking rat

So are you afraid of rats? I am actually more grossed out by cockroaches than rats.

N.B.: Is anyone else having problems editing the photo image into the x-large format? It used to be very easy but today, I had to re-write the entire programing.

17 comments:

• Eliane • said...

Looks like an ironic take on the financial crisis, ah! Love it.

Hilda said...

Now that Eliane said that, I think I agree with her. Rats, a lot of 'em…

I hate both! Not normally scared of them though, unless the cockroach's flying! Eek!

Olivier said...

cette peinture murale est magnifique, et je suis d'accord avec miss Eliane.
Oui j'ai peur des rats, bahhhhh.

This mural is beautiful, and I agree with Eliane miss.
Yes I'm afraid of rats, phbbbbt.

Babzy said...

i like sur mural, great drawing and message !I like the rats and the cockroaches from afar ;)

valeria said...

The rat looks like a banker!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice mural.

Some people call squirrels "rats with bushy tails" and I like squirrels.

Virginia said...

The banker is a rat! And I have a rat phobia a mile long and I don't like seeing gargantuan ones on walls. I would freak slap out if I rounded a corner and saw this.

Ming, there's not enough room here to tell the whole sordid, story of the rat that jumped over my arm as I was bringing down a box from the attic when I moved. Just telling you this much has made me hyperventilate again. Where are my meds?????

Anonymous said...

I thought the rat -(I hate them and am afraid of them)- looked like a very wealthy lawyer making lots of money off wall street.

Doris

Paz said...

Hmmm... Interesting mural.

Paz

alice said...

Rats and cockroaches...not my cup of tea!
I've had the same problem with my large photo, Ming, just today. I have had to put away just the html about width(...) and heigth (...). And change 400 by 640 as usual. Hope it helps?

alice said...

Oh, nice mural! I wish I could draw just a little but I amn't gifted...

marley said...

I hate rats! They really give me the creeps! I used to have nightmares about them. Horrible!

Re the x-large problem. I had it a few days ago and it was a right pain. All seems ok now though.

L.Shaw said...

I with you Ming..... would rather pet a rat than a cockroach.

Sally said...

I don;t mind cockroaches - just stamp on them or whack them with something heavy. i could never do that with a mammal!

Magali said...

Banksy again!
Thanks *again* to have mentioned where this mural is!! :-)

poody said...

I always loved the Movie Ben! Ihad no idea you could post photos x-large. I always assumed it was a program you had on your computer! D'Uh!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Love the rats! Too funny! And roaches freak me out more than rats, although we don't get much with either where I'm living now.
How DO you get the pics in the XL format? Mine arent as large as yours.