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Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005, 10:02 am
Roland Rat!

Look what I got in the mail this week!






For those of you who don't remember, Roland Rat (aka Roland Rat Superstar) was a puppet from the early 80s who was credited with saving a TV station. Considering the bad press rats normally get, I think this is a noteworthy achievement and I respect him a lot for it. This is why I'm so pleased to have brought back a bit of my childhood with this plush. I know I like to blame The Secret of NIMH, but Roland might be the real reason I'm a rat. This is not to say he was a good role model for rats; he was arrogant and rude, but his fans (me among them) loved him for it. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind, even if it was usually to tell you how famous he is.

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
mortonfox

Wow! He's so cute.

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
swiftrat

Beer-rat!

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
swiftrat

er... Booze-rat?

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
aldi

Cute!

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
chrystena

I remember watching his show, for some reason the time they did The Sound of Music sticks in my head ;)

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)
bigkidsid

I can remember watching the first series - great stuff, you didn't get to see errol until the last day, I was gutted cos we were back at school then and missed it!!

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
nightcoon

"Rat fans, rat fans!" Roland is the cutest. I'd never heard of him before I came to England, but when I did, I was enraptured.

Secret of NIMH, eh? C'mon, you had a crush on Justin, admit it! I know I sure did (still do, actually)!

Sun, Oct. 16th, 2005 10:39 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I'm not sure I did at the time. Believe it or not, I would have been relatively innocent when I'd first encountered NIMH. I admit that Mrs Brisby is one of the few mice I actually fancy.

Sun, Oct. 16th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
nightcoon

Really now? Mrs. Brisby? I had a crush on her too. Her and Justin equally.
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Thu, Oct. 20th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
porsupah

Awwww, so cute!

(Oddly enough, the next thing that popped into my head was the work of an artist whose name escapes me for the moment, who specialises in adorable (generally white, as I recall) rats, often *ahem* enjoying themselves)