In a big fat Saturday night/early Sunday morning/post-Valentine’s Day blackout mood, a (probably dead) rat lying next to an empty bottle of Hennessy has gone absolutely viral on the internet.
The picture, posted by journo Chris Williamson, was captioned “Just another day in New York City.”
Naturally, the poor burger has been nicknamed Henny Rat.
Just another day in New York City. pic.twitter.com/ilX1IaME5B
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) February 14, 2019
As you can imagine, Twitter is having an absolute party with the photo. For example, blessed comedian Patton Oswalt – the actual voice behind Remy in Ratatouille – tweeted: “First day shooting RATA2OUILLE! There were creative differences with @BradBirdA113 but the new script and directing by Abel Ferrara are fantastic! So excited for you guys to see this!”
Oswalt’s particular picture even has the addition of an empty packet of Newport ciggies.
First day shooting RATA2OUILLE! There were creative differences with @BradBirdA113 but the new script and directing by Abel Ferrara are fantastic! So excited for you guys to see this! (Photo from IG: newyorknico) pic.twitter.com/sZsBXBVQkg
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 13, 2019
In case you’re wondering, a Rata2ouille is not actually in the works at Disney. Director Brad Bird confirmed as much in an interview with Gizmodo in 2018.
“You know, I feel like that story is told,” he told the publication at the time. “I’m told I need to remake everything that I’ve made and no one apparently wants anything new anymore. I’m a little at odds with society on that. I would like to do some new things.”
(It did take over a decade for Bird to churn out The Incredibles sequel so maybe don’t get your hopes up for a Rata2ouille.)
Anywho, considering it was Valentine’s Day and all, the original tweet copped a fair few replies to reflect the special day.
Like this one:
Oh look it's my ex.
— Emmy G (@EmmyG_NYC) February 14, 2019
Others simply suggested your childhood pal Stuart Little wandered down a rather dark path.
Yo I use to love Stuart Little, it’s a shame how much alcohol can change someone ????
— BryceKauf (@Brycekauf) February 14, 2019
Image: Twitter / Chris Williamson