“An absolute unit of a rat got stuck in a manhole cover, needed to be rescued” links

This is maybe my favorite story of the week: in Germany, an absolute unit of a rat got stuck in a manhole cover and first responders had to rescue her. [Jezebel]
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen rode on a private jet with Robert Kraft, who has been charged with soliciting sex acts from sex slaves. [Dlisted]
I loved this breakdown of Real Housewife drama re: Harry Hamlin. [LaineyGossip]
Who was your pick for Oscars Worst Dressed? [Go Fug Yourself]
Wait, Matt Bomer is playing a gay superhero? [Towleroad]
Danielle Staub has moved on with a new man. [Reality Tea]
Cardi B is getting $$$ from Reebok, good for her. [OMG Blog]
Deplorable dumbass Jacob Wohl got suspended from Twitter. [Pajiba]
Rotten Tomatoes is trying to fix their MRA problem. [The Blemish]

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  1. Jb says:

    Hmmm waiting on the comments from the gals who can’t help but love Giselle and how real she is! Lord, she and Brady truly are quite the pair (the WORST).

    • Mia4s says:

      My opinion on it is consistent with what I’ve suspected for a while: great football player and model, but trash human beings.

    • Amanduh says:

      If you’re going to troll, do it right!

    • Steff says:

      They are both idiots and probably don’t see the optics of being seen with Kraft.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      not the worst…I’ll save that moniker for people like Kraft who knowingly engage in what is absolutely sexual slavery…but they ARE pretty bad.

      Hmmm waiting on the comments from the Pats fans who defended Brady with the MAGAt hat stuff, and his comments on how 45 is a good guy and a “hell of a lot of fun to play golf with”…

    • Veronica S. says:

      Honestly, the “private jet” part is hilarious in context to the fact that they just gave her an “award” for being environmentally conscious.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Wow, that rat was really stuck.

    I am not being sarcastic when I say that rescue really was fascinating.

  3. Zee says:

    Some people complain that they shouldn’t waste public resources on a rat but as a German I am happy that my tax money is spend saving rats. We waste so much money on unnecessary things but helping animals is not one of them. I’d rather save rats than finance German politicians raising their wages once again.

    • Kebbie says:

      I thought it was wonderful and sweet! I think rats are cute, and this one was adorable. I’m happy it’s okay.

    • Insomniac says:

      I loved it. So nice they helped the poor terrified thing.

    • dawnchild says:

      Now Angela Merkel has to come and dislodge Rat Trump’s fat ass from the Oval Office…he would consider it a rescue at this point

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      I normally find rats absolutely disgusting (I can’t help it, I’m from NYC and recently they’ve grown from being a nuisance to becoming an actual environmental/health issue) but I felt bad for the poor rat and I’m glad she was rescued! It was really difficult to listen to the poor animal’s terrorized screeching 🙁

      On another note, I really love the way German sounds (not that I understand any of it). It gets a bad rap for sounding harsh but I think it sounds really lovely and those German firemen sound quite sexy to me!

      • Agenbiter says:

        I also like how he says “It’s ok girl’” as if the rat speaks American (and he’s Ryan Gosling)

      • Hotsauceinmybag says:

        @Agenbiter lmao. Not a terrible analogy for the situation tho, tbh!

      • jj says:

        I think it shows that there are people who have great empathy for the suffering of all life. It would be hard for me to stand by and watch anything suffering and not do something. I would even help Trump if he was stuck.

    • Audrey says:

      I think that’s great too! I’m so happy the rate was saved.

    • Eve says:

      I LOVED this.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I’d argue it serves public interests, though. Not like most people enjoy watching things suffer in pain and then die of starvation or bodily trauma.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        This is the only argument I buy for saving the rat. It’s vermin and most likely carries some disease. (Yes, yes, yes pet rats, yadda but pet rats are bred that big boy aint) But killing it, while trapped, in daylight, in front of people would have been traumatic for the humans around it.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I loved it, too. Poor rat, she was under some serious stress.

    • Boudica says:

      This is by far the best news story of the week, IMO. 😀

    • JanetDR says:

      I am happy too! The best thing that I’ve seen all day.

  4. adastraperaspera says:

    Kraft is a soulmate with Trump. And Brady and Trump go way back. In one interview years ago, Trump said he wanted Brady to marry Ivanka. And Tom partied with Trump “models” and “pageant girls.” As for Kraft, he was in Russia meeting with Vladimir Putin in 2005 (can’t remember why…just what NFL guys do routinely, I guess??)–when Putin stole his Superbowl ring. You just can’t make this stuff up.

  5. Usedtobe says:

    I just read the Lisa Rinna/Nicolette Sheridan/Harry Hamlin/Denise Richards thing. I have never in my life watched an episode of anything Housewives but I love Harry Hamlin (LA Law is my all-time fav show) so I had to read. I remember the early 90’s gossip about Nicolette and Michael Bolton and I’m gonna say I believe it. But WOW what a six-degrees of Nicolette Sheridan situation. Holy crap! LOL!

  6. Naddie says:

    I never say it out loud but rats are cute and I wish I could squeeze them.

  7. Bubbalouie says:

    Ok, now what did Harry Hamlin do?

  8. Call_me_al says:

    What is an absolute unit of a rat?

  9. Fiona says:

    Love the rat rescue story.
    Except, they put her back into the hole. Isn’t that how she got stuck in the first place…trying to get out?!

    • Pinetree13 says:

      Lol this was my exact thought! She wanted out of the sewer but was too fat…she’s just gonna try again later lol

    • oddly says:

      The sewer is her home (if it really is a she), rats only come above ground to feed. She will be fine, when she slims down and can squeeze out of the manhole cover once more.

  10. RoyalBlue says:

    That rat story? First world problems.