Wednesday, January 16, 2008

ROUSs

I think one of my all-time favorite movies is "The Princess Bride". The jokes are hysterical and the more times you watch it, the more certain things get ingrained in your head...

"Hey Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?"
"If there are, we all be dead."
"Stop that rhyming now I mean it!"
"Anybody want a peanut?"

One of the cheesiest parts is when Westley and Princess Buttercup are in the dreaded Fire Swamp. No only do they deal with explosions of flaming gas, and "lightning sand", but there are also the fearsome ROUSs, or Rodents of Unusual Size.

All of it is completely made up for the movie...with the potential exception of the ROUSs. Today on CNN there was an article about a "super rat" that was the size of a small car! Now that ROUSs are known to exist at some point...maybe there are pockets of flaming gas in swamps. :-)

1 comment:

laura said...

Inconceivable!