Oh, rats

A college friend embroidered Robert Armstrong’s Mickey Rat
on the back of a white Levi’s shirt for me in the early Seventies.
I’m surprised Disney didn’t have us killed.

I don’t suppose this story will suppress America’s boundless appetite for cheap shit, but … how many decayed rats do you get for a buck, anyway?

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9 Responses to “Oh, rats”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Couldn’t read the paywalled Post since I don’t subscribe. Here is the story from another source. Don’t shop there and never have. One of those damn things opened in Sonoita, AZ, and old ranching town. It’s an abomination and looks completely out of place.


  2. Pat O Says:

    AN old ranching town, dammit. By the way, Family Dollar’s reply looked like Zuckerberg wrote it. We take this very seriously, blah, blah, and blah.

  3. Shawn Says:

    Rats for a dollar! What a deal! Shall a make the joke about rats and soup? You know the one that is called… No? Don’t want to hear that one huh?

    Dollar stores of course are the indicator that your town’s economy may not be in the best shape. At least for the working folks that live there. My town has one Dollar Store. Their prices recently increased from $1 up to $1.25. That’s quite the increase. I guess they needed quarters to stick in their one dollar socks to chase down and beat the rats with.

  4. Derek Lenahan Says:

    When one opened in Leadville they only got half the sign lit for over a year. So we all called it the MILY LAR.

    • Shawn Says:

      Leadville? A dollar store in Leadville? Wow, the rats really have infested all over the place. Although you must forgive me. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been in Leadville. Perhaps you even have a Home De Pot there too. Is Top of the World Cyclery still there?

      Regarding the sign, maybe they’re waiting for the sign company to bring in the new panels for “Family Rat” or maybe “Dollar Rat”.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      I got a feeling one of those rat stores in Leadville looked as out of place as it did in Sonoita. Everything about those joints screams cheap junk, including any food.

  5. Steve Says:

    Pat Raton, I am a new resident to SF NM. Having admired your velo humor for years in Northern California I’m am happy to read your post as they remind me of past lives working in bike shops in Southern California. Keep up the wonderful satire.,and remember in the department store of life bikes are in the toy department.

    Steel is real, carbon fiber is for sissies


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