Tuesday, November 16, 2004


Which means "rat brothers," as you could learn from S.I. Ozhegov's invaluable Dictionary of the Russian Language, which just happened to be on my bed when Rugby and Soccer went scampering over the quilt. And boy howdy, you ain't seen scampering till you've seen a rat do it. Rugby moves like a cheetah when he needs to cover ground in a hurry, and (oops!) he bumps into Soccer, who does a little springbok jump because he startles easily -- you can almost hear the b-o-i-i-n-n-g as he scurries for cover behind the pillows. So this was the best photograph I was able to get:

Ozhegov's Dictionary is an agitprop-packed hoot, by the way -- f'rinstance, the sample sentence for the entry kapitalizm reads Gibel' kapitalizma neizbezhna, "The extinction of capitalism is inevitable." It's impossible for me to read that without hearing Nelson Muntz's ha-ha! in my head... 

Posted by Rugby the Rat | 5:22 AM |

Rugby the Rat was an intellectually gifted representative of the species Rattus norvegicus; now he dwelleth on a higher plane and aspires to become a member of the Hindu pantheon. But he still likes food.

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