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January 09, 2006
Sweet, Sweet Mouse Revenge.
Serves the cruel bastard right.
15 years ago
In the future, always use new! CAT brand mouse exterminators. Four out of five dentists agree that a CAT is ten times as effective as any other leading brand.
81 years old and still meaner than a piss popsicle.
I've just seen this same story linked from Boing Boing as well. I aplogise for the non-exclusivity of this post. Newsfilter!
Sorry. Won't happen again. D'oh!
the mouse looks fine in the photo. guess this happened a while ago and its hair has grown back.
Anybody going to Burning Mouse this year?
Burning Mouse would be SUCH an excellent name for a rock band.
As you think of this story in a self-satisfied way, just remember that by returning to the house, the mouse en fuego's entire family also died a horrible death.
See? I can be a cruel bastard too!
OK. I'll stop now.
Instant karma is, as you may have heard, going to get you.
Burning down the mouse!
Now I'm REALLY glad the mouse that was living in my gas grill got away unscathed!
HA HA HA!! IN YOUR FACE OLD MAN!!
I will never willingly miss an opportunity to use my favorite phrase, "hoisted on his own petard."
(Cause it sounds kind of rude, y'know. Teeheehee!)
You know, in his prime, Luciano could heave whole armfuls of mice into bonfires. Old age catches up with us all, I suppose...
To keep on going where mecurious wouldn't, the mouse torched his own family and his own house, just to spite the Old Man. You have to admire that level of dedication, however unfortunate the results for his family.
(Or, he just panicked, and ran back to his safe place. But that's not nearly as interesting as the anthropomorphic view, and the projection of my own bitter revenge fantasies. I'll stick with Theory A.)
I wonder if this technique has ever been used by arsonists attempting to perpetuate insurance fraud? It would have to drive investigators bonkers!
"Mouse En Fuego" would be SUCH a good name for a rock band, dontcha think?
It's possible it was a lonely bachelor mouse with no family to lose.
That is why I always bite the heads off of mice that I catch in my house. I have yet to be attacked by headless zombie mice.
D'ya think his
insurance premiums will go up? Eh? EH??
No, I don't. Why?
*pulls out shovel Old Man should have used, waves it at kit*
You dirty rats.
They are independent, that's all, certainly not stubborn, and this independence leads Fire Rats to pursue adventure over status quo
...and into acts of suicidal revenge arson
I know it's terrible, but considering the guy's name (although I wish it was Tom), and location of this incident. I can't help but imagine the mouse yelling "Arriba, Arriba, Andele! Andele!" while ripping around the house... Also I think they should sell the rights of this to Hollywood... The knew Denzel vehicle "Mouse on Fire" /groan...
make that: "NEW Denzel vehcile:
Famous RAT people: Richard Nixon
OK, puttin' poor Tricky Dick at the TOP of the "Rat People" list was a cheap shot!
We knew you knew it was new Debaser :P
Yes, it was obvious it
-t have been a mistake! Eh!
I thought the new star-vehicle was going to be "Mice on Fire on a Plane"
Other movie possibilities: Harry Potter and the Mouse of Fire Movie Titles in which "Fire" has been replaced by "Burning Mouse" Chariots of Burning Mouse Burning Mouse in the Sky Burning Mouse Down Below St. Elmo's Burning Mouse Courage Under Burning Mouse In the Line of Burning Mouse Great Balls of Burning Mouse
I kill me
twas some nights after christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, 'cept one flaming mouse.
All I can say is what the hell is wrong with people? OK, if you have to kill a mouse, kill it. Don't torture it. This jerk deserved what he got.
Do the rest of us with fire insurance deserve to pay for what he got? Thats the real question here.
A friends neighbour uses this sticky paper stuff to catch mice. When he's caught a few he just throws them in the trash to starve to death. Maybe burning isn't so bad in comparison.
"When he's caught a few he just throws them in the trash to starve to death."
Two mice enter! One mouse leaves!
That sticky paper stuff makes me ill. If you're too much of a coward to kill something outright, then you shouldn't kill it. It doesn't deserve to suffer for days because you don't have the guts to kill it. But then that's me.
that mouse was a terrorist!
A while back, I had a mouse problem, so I took to catching them in traps and releasing them near my landlord's house.
Wasn't there a similar story last year regarding some soldiers who tried to burn a rabbit?
Yes, but it wasn't rabbit, it was people.
The mouse was no terrorist, but a
: I would go see Mouse en Fuego every chance I got, if only to get the chance to holler "Mouse en Fuego!!!"
Chuck Shepherd does not believe that this is a true story.
Then the wrath of the flaming mice army shall fall upon him.
He didn't start the fi-ah.
Instead, it was Mouse en Fuego vengeance
from beyond the
it was dead. I think he's just ashamed of being spanked by a flaming mouse.
**continues turning skewer over embers of dying house fire** The broasted rodents are about done, guys. You can get out the potato salad and the sporks.
Also on Snopes.
I wonder if his insurance (had he had any) would have paid out if it was started by a mouse rather than by high winds.
Shoot. Now I just feel sorry for the poor bastard.
Well, it is just stupid to burn stuff during a drought on a windy day. No doubt there will be far more people who hear the story than hear that it was false. This and the burning bunny and dynamite retrieving dog stories.
Story true once more.
Guy's Fifteen Minutes of Fame now used up for next eight incarnations.