Culture on the Cheap
The Rat King House Is Gone!
The last few days I have been sick. REALLY sick. But that didn’t prevent me from noticing this comment regarding the demise of the Rat King house. Close observant writes August 2, 2008:
The only thing thatâ€™s gone is the house.
Feeling better today (and having serious case of cabin fever) I swung by today. Close observant was right! As we all know, before the Rat King relinquished his homestead he took to pigeons.
And they have clearly taken a fancy to him. They’re waiting for him across the street…
and around the corner.
It was downright eerie. Are all these pigeons (or as Woody Allen once called them “rats with wings”) laying in wait for their leader to return? And as I understand it, he will. Eventually.
I was asked by a (freelance?) writer for the New York Post about the Rat King July 24, 2008. He wrote:
I once contacted you. I’m a reporter with the New York Post.
I’m interested in what’s going on with the Rat King’s House. I’ve never heard of the Rat King, except from reading about him on your blog.
Do you know his name? Do you know how I can get a hold of him?
Any help would be much appreciated.
I am not journalist by education. New York Shitty is my avocation. Why do I do it? Because I want to know what’s going on here and wish to share my findings with others. This “hobby” of mine demands that I pound the pavement 3-4 days a week. It is a labor of love. Why would/should I tender my findings to a reporter who will (undoubtedly) be compensated for exploiting my work?
Do your own damned investigating!