BALTIMORE MD - It has been more than three years since "New York City Pizza Rat" became an Internet video sensation. Some clever residents of Baltimore have used video editing software and camera footage to create a new "Extravaganza of Rodent Choreography."
Of course, there's a catchy tune behind the dancing vermin - "We like ... We like to Party!" ... Neon effects and flashy jewelry on the rats make trash-filled streets with drug addicts feel like a reason for dancing. Lethal and non-lethal shootings are up by 72% from 2014, but you might not notice that with Baltimore's rank as the 9th “Rattiest” city in the United States.
Why do so few people see rats as cute and adorable? ... If Walt Disney had created a cartoon character named "Mickey Rat", then kittens and puppies might not be the favorite animals of internet videos. Bad publicity hurts rats, and why wouldn't a child want a rat for Christmas, when a puppy isn't much different? In fact, typical urban rats are roughly the same size as a new puppy.
Note: Some Pit Bull puppies may be slightly smaller when compared to New York rats.
New York City is world famous, and over 10 million people have watched "that funny rat with pizza." Many public relations experts are saying this is the kind of thing which can give Baltimore a major boost in tourism and economic development. The governor of Maryland saw the video, and proclaimed it as proof of Baltimore as an entertainment and cultural treasure.
If "funny rat videos" become popular, you can expect a lot of other cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland, OR to get on the bandwagon with hilarious material of their own.