Pallmallo Bug
October 19, 2019 7:45 PM   Subscribe

Remember Pizza Rat? Well, New York City has a new uh, mascot: Cigarette Cockroach.
posted by mattdidthat (26 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Cockroaches knew all along that smoking was healthier than vaping!
posted by Burhanistan at 7:56 PM on October 19, 2019 [1 favorite]


That is one big roach.
posted by octothorpe at 8:06 PM on October 19, 2019 [3 favorites]


"Whose ex boyfriend is this?" tweeted one user.
posted by rather be jorting at 8:25 PM on October 19, 2019 [10 favorites]


He's back! In cockroach form!
posted by rhizome at 8:33 PM on October 19, 2019 [3 favorites]


Right on.
posted by vrakatar at 8:40 PM on October 19, 2019


I blame Zardulu.
posted by jonnay at 8:58 PM on October 19, 2019 [6 favorites]


The whole internet loves cigarette cockroach, a hideous cockroach that smokes cigarettes! *5 seconds later* yep, still love him, WYSIWYG with this guy
posted by Countess Elena at 8:59 PM on October 19, 2019 [19 favorites]


This is seriously a Hellblazer storyline.
posted by Quonab at 9:43 PM on October 19, 2019 [3 favorites]


tfw your only remaining hope against milkshake duck is cigarette cockroach
posted by sugar and confetti at 5:40 AM on October 20, 2019 [13 favorites]


yay what a great place to live
posted by agregoli at 5:56 AM on October 20, 2019 [1 favorite]


fasten your seatbelts because here comes Juul Pigeon, the pigeon that vapes

*five minutes later*

all the internet loves this baby squirrel that drinks la croix and whiskey

*five minutes later*

it's politics possum, the opossum that votes
posted by phooky at 6:12 AM on October 20, 2019 [6 favorites]


Gregor Samsa Comes to America
posted by kinnakeet at 6:15 AM on October 20, 2019 [2 favorites]


The Pallmallo Bug tweet got me.
posted by oflinkey at 7:12 AM on October 20, 2019 [3 favorites]


*ahem*
During one of those shame-filled months-long stays with my parents we millennials often do, I helped my father demolish and rebuild a large-ish (10-14’) back porch. There was slight trepidation on both our parts, as we’d both smoked out there and made a habit of chucking the butts thru the slats into the little crawl-space underneath. The habit miffed my stepmother (rightly so) and we worried that we’d uncover a disgusting cigarette grave-yard as we tore up the boards. We did not. Didn’t find any at all. That is, until we spotted the nest in the corner. Some mouse had built a cotton candy home out of the things. Must have been excellent insulation for the winter. I could only imagine a litter of cozy, tumorous vermin sleeping peaceful and warm under the snow.
posted by es_de_bah at 7:56 AM on October 20, 2019 [9 favorites]


Some mouse had built a cotton candy home out of the things

I remember reading somewhere about a study that said some birds take cigarette butts for their nests because the nicotine keeps feather mites away.

Which seemed plausible, but obviously doesn't bother this creepy-crawly.
posted by Acid Communist at 12:40 PM on October 20, 2019 [1 favorite]


In the Cotton Candy Mountain,
The cigarette butts keep you warm
There are no nasty trigger traps
Near our happy muscine dorm
posted by exogenous at 3:51 PM on October 20, 2019 [3 favorites]


I would have expected a roach to be puffing on a roach.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:00 PM on October 20, 2019 [3 favorites]




Juul Pigeon, the pigeon that vapes

Juuls Vermin, esteemed author of 20,000 Ohms Under A Cloud.
posted by Acid Communist at 5:07 PM on October 20, 2019 [1 favorite]


it's politics possum, the opossum that votes

but is it red and black or white and green?
posted by flabdablet at 7:01 AM on October 21, 2019


I loved Pizza Rat, who carried our hopes and dreams down those stairs, but... NO.
posted by asperity at 7:49 AM on October 21, 2019


This only happened because Juul took away his favorite vape flavor.
posted by srboisvert at 9:59 AM on October 21, 2019




Squirrel Eats Large Donut While Sitting in Tree
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Stop trying to make donut squirrel happen. It's not going to happen.
posted by flabdablet at 7:42 PM on October 21, 2019


Squirrel definitely preferable to cockroach, but I really need to see where the squirrel got the donut. Not the same if it hasn't been absconded with through perseverance and bravery and all that good stuff. That squirrel might just have been given the donut.
posted by asperity at 9:33 PM on October 21, 2019 [1 favorite]


Probably by Russia.
posted by flabdablet at 11:26 PM on October 21, 2019 [1 favorite]


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