October 10, 2016

Raddatz... gives me an idea...

... for another rat name: Rattatz!

rat 1

Let's pit Rattatz against Mr. Bone:

Version 2

This is Round # 4 of the Most Loved Rat contest.

I prefer...
 
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62 comments:

buwaya puti said...

You err - its Mrs. Bone, one of Tom Wolfes social x-rays and a devoted reader - or rather, subscriber - to the New Yorker.

tds said...

each rat-vote I'm in the minority. What does that mean, I wonder

Rob said...

With liberty and justice--feral.

Curious George said...

These remind me of the "Dirty Ernie" joke.

David Begley said...

Althouse is so funny. Clever.

Ann Althouse said...

"You err - its Mrs. Bone, one of Tom Wolfes social x-rays and a devoted reader - or rather, subscriber - to the New Yorker."

I was thinking of the movie "Bringing Up Baby." At some point, Katharine Hepburn starts calling Cary Grant "Mr. Bone." They're looking for a bone.

I got started on the bone theme because I started with Raddatz, based on Martha Raddatz at the debate last night. I didn't want the other rat to be Cooper, after Anderson Cooper, because it might skew the vote, as you thought perhaps about which moderator you prefer.

So I switched to bone, because one of the townsfolk had the last name Bone. And I knew I had one very skinny rat, who would be suitable for the name Bone.

Then it was just Mr. Bone... in a tribute to my one of my favorite actors, Cary Grant.

mockturtle said...

Rattatz need the face shrunken a bit.

EDH said...

Raddatz looks like a skeleton -- or Keith Richards, but I repeat myself -- who'd like to get some flesh of that Mr. Bone.

I predict Booby Moynihan will portray Mr. Bone on SNL.

LarsPorsena said...

Copyright and trademark posthaste.

Nigel Tufnel said...

Mr Bone is malnourished and has crazy eyes.

Probably because of the malnourishment. Needs to find a bone with some meat on it.

gerry said...

Mr. Bone looks unconscious.

rhhardin said...

At some point, Katharine Hepburn starts calling Cary Grant...

Interesting prospects for my replacement. Let's see.

No, it's gotta be a woman.

What a surprise. I suppose a certain bust size wouid heip. Maybe some bathing-suit shots?

It will annoy Howard if it's a woman. Tell you what. All i want is someone
as intelligent as you but a llttie iess tense and argumentative. A sort of Katharine Hepburn figure.

You don't deserve Katharine Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn.

Aiso too good. Just stay away from the Hepburns.

- 2 weeks notice

So I got a few DVDs. I don't like Katharine at all, perhaps not buying into the acting conventions of the time. Audrey was okay, if still slightly dated as to conventions.

rhhardin said...

A final sketch with the winner against a bunch of Thai cooking spices would be good. I think it's called rabbit.

Opinh Bombay said...

Is Rattatz first name Martha?

Otto said...

Cute. More importantly though was how Rattatz rebutted Trump on the issue of how the administration's releasing military tactical information ahead of military operations helps the enemy. The question was directed at Hillary, but Rattatz interjected and gave a defense for Hillary. The election is rigged.He who has ears let him hear.

Meade said...

(sung to the tune of "Ben")

Ann, the two of us need post no more
We both found what we were searching for
With a friend who texts my phone
Rat pics like Mr. Bone
And you my friend will see
You can text your rats to me
(You can text your rats to me)

Ann, you're always blogging here and there
(Here and there)
Posts that get insulted anywhere
(Anywhere)
If blog archives you should mine
And don't like what you find
There's something you should know
My comments all said “yo”
(My comments all said “yo”)

I used to say “I am Meade”
It’s now “Meadhouse”, yeah that’s so twee
(I used to say “I am Meade”
It’s now “Meadhouse”, yeah that’s so twee)

Ann, some people say your posts are cray
They don’t understand a word you say
I can see in you what’s true
Rats drawn out of the blue
They’d have to think again
If they had a friend like Ann
(A friend)
Like Ann
(Like Ann)
Like Ann

buwaya said...

"A final sketch with the winner against a bunch of Thai cooking spices would be good. I think it's called rabbit."

Ricefield rat is actually a delicacy elsewhere than Thailand.
There are specialist restaurants in the province of Pampanga.
Of course, they eat anything in Pampanga. Rats are the least of it.

tim in vermont said...

Every one of them would look better with a cigarette in its mouth.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Dipsy won round #1, Virgil round #2, and Swayze round #3, so wouldn't this be round #4?

Speaking of rats, Donald Trump sure came off the ropes last nights. I guess he had to. But was it too soon?

Wilbur said...

"Is Rattatz first name Martha?"

Dick Rattatz, aka The Monster.

Hagar said...

These look like mice.
Most of your earlier ones could be mistaken for dachshunds but for the whiskers.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Ann has an idea.

Oh yay.

Freeman Hunt said...

Rattatz is perfect. He is nearly, perhaps, the Platonic Form of these rat drawings.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Rattled, old, and done been sold ain't no way to go through an American life.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I am glad to see the top commentator around.

I thought my cock talk scared all but the shouting dicks.

No Dick Tom Harry here I assure you.

Alas though I could find a chip, Chunk's ahoy is what I feel my heart sought.

Maybe needed.

All on me. Both ways.

Ann Althouse said...

"Dipsy won round #1, Virgil round #2, and Swayze round #3, so wouldn't this be round #4?"

Oh, yes. Corrected. Thanks for helping me out. Altmouse is not good at counting.

Rusty said...

Question Ms Althouse!
Did you draw these with your offhand?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I seem to recall something about some sort of Catholic proclamation or something by which it was open season on cats because they were Satan's henchmen or something like that and so the rats thrived providing a nifty ecosystem for the fleas which resulted in the great bubonic plague of Medieval Europe.

Probably seemed like a pretty good ideas in the beginning. Abundant protein and all that.

Oh well.

You can't win 'em all.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

The cat was treated like a god in Ancient Egypt, apparently, because it suppressed the rat population.

Sure.

But there are still plenty of Catholics among us.

When was the last time anybody sacrificed up a chunk of meat to Anubis?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

And what's up with those infernal inflated giant rats?

It's got something to do with labor strikes.

Why anybody would think that setting up a giant inflated rat in a public place would be endearing is a complete mystery to me.

The Vault Dweller said...

Mr. Bone looks rather sickly.

walter said...

30+ posts on rat drawings! Awesome! You go guys/gals etc!

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walter said...

wtf, meade/schmaltzhouse...

LordSomber said...

Pad Thai with grilled Rattus.

walter said...

meade/schmaltzhouse...appealing to the visually ___.

walter said...

(She must have been losing control over previous threads)

walter said...

(That's why she starts alternate threads)

walter said...

Ann..did you answer my previous inquiry whether tenure denotes retirement bennies?
Plebes wanna know..

walter said...

Yes..it reflects potentially on Instapundit..but do tell.

walter said...

Yeahh..go off to yer Madison enclave and ingest some oysters..

walter said...

(quote, spin off to another post..)

walter said...

(ignore, post something irrelevant)

walter said...

(huddle)

walter said...

ohh..that's right..at pubsec uni, zero obligation to the populace..

Leora said...

I'm not sure either of these rats is qualified.

chickelit said...

I voted for Rattatz because so far, it's the only anatomically correct one.

Quaestor said...

It would be better with three syllables: Ratatatz

Andrew Pardue said...

Bringing up Baby?

Lionheart said...

Call the exterminator.

Rusty said...

You know, Althouse, there is software for your Apple computer that will allow you to animate these things and let them talk.

rhhardin said...

Pussy still gets bleeped out in continued airings of the pussy tape. Apparently there is no official joy at a word with interesting contextual performances.

Word haters.

Maybe Cosmo will come through. 10 ways to make your pussy grabbable.

sojerofgod said...

Um, someone may have already mentioned this, but there is a Pokémon Go animal called a Rattata that is probably the most common Pokémon one can catch - next to the Pidgey. Not saying your taking on cultural appropriation or anything.

Titus said...

I don't care for the young male dress look today.

Short pants, multi-colored socks, big shoes or ankle boots, and the same haircut-longer on top which then falls over the shaved sides and back. They all look alike.

tits.

Darrell said...

Chuck is a good name for a rat.

Ann Althouse said...

"You know, Althouse, there is software for your Apple computer that will allow you to animate these things and let them talk."

Point me at it.

Ann Althouse said...

"I don't care for the young male dress look today. Short pants, multi-colored socks, big shoes or ankle boots, and the same haircut-longer on top which then falls over the shaved sides and back. They all look alike."

Maybe they are trying to say something: Time for you old men to find somebody your own age... or at least within 2 decades of it.

Rusty said...

My daughter first started in Pencil2D for the Mac. Since then she has graduated to Maya from Autodesk. Yes. The same people that brought you AutoCAD. For some reason she wants to make a career out of animation. Go figure. Figure drawing.

Titus said...

bitch that hurt. I don't look for guys decades younger than me-they find me...

Rusty said...

OK. Just got an update from the superkid. Studio Ghibli just open sourced their software.

Ann Althouse said...

If I had known how to pursue a career in animation, I would have done it, based on my reaction to the movie Yellow Submarine. It was THE one thing that impressed me when I was young and made me think I want to do that. But it was much harder back then to figure out how to do things.

Rusty said...

My youngest daughter found out which school would give her the best art education in animation and, more importantly, placement.
I'm just the guy with the money.