In ancient Rome, at night, when they were drunk and high, and feeling poorly about themselves, they used to toss bread in the alleys and shoot the rats with machines guns as they scrambled for the crumbs. And then they would feel better about themselves. That, as much as anything else, explains why Rome burned. Today, we shoot them with TV cameras and it makes us here at Phawker Industries feel very Roman. So much so that we burn every time Jim Gardner fiddles.
[Hat tip to The Wook]