This video of an ailing rat barrel-rolling down a sidewalk into the gutter to the vocal delight of the onlooking New Yorker is fraught with meaning, as Gothamist points out. But what does this video, apparently shot and uploaded to YouTube by an ambulance worker, symbolize? Here are some options depending on your current mood:

  • That life is cruel and fleeting, and we all die alone.
  • The unending filthiness of New York City.
  • HAHAHAHA HE'S FUCKING ROLLING. THE FUCKING RAT IS ROLLING. OH MY GOD. YO WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THIS RAT. HOLY SHIT. THIS FUCKING RAT IS ROLLING INTO THE STREET. HAHAHAHA. OHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
  • Update: Well it looks like the video was pulled. You're going to have to imagine it.