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ratpag 03-S-02 “The One Where They Mail it In”

You probably thought ratpag was full of fresh ideas when we made our triumphant return some 4 – 7 days ago.  What a silly thought.  Today we present the second post of our third phase in this wacky ratpag experiment.  Take … Continue reading

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Back By Popular Demand

Welcome back, ratpag.  It’s funny – we had never expected to return by popular demand after having ceased operations some six months ago due to extreme lack of popularity – but here we are.  We realize you may have some … Continue reading

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ratpag Turns One

To be precise – ratpag turned one just the other day. It’s hard to believe but one year ago – February 21, 2014 – ratpag reintroduced itself to the world with a functioning website.  We threw our weight behind the L.A. … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Super Bowl Non-Coverage

Tired of all that Super Bowl talk (we were sure to include the phrase “Super Bowl” and “The Big Game” in this post so as to stir up page clicks)?  Good!  ratpag has something completely not Super Bowl or The … Continue reading

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ratpag <3 <3 <3 Blizzards

Can ratpag be serious for a minute?  Like 2nd Ave. Sagas’ “postmortem” on subway closures serious?  We love snow.  If this organization wasn’t about rail or transit (or recreation and travel) it’d probably be about the weather.  We’d call ourselves … Continue reading

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ratpag Analyzes – With Grave Concern – the Condition of America’s Trail Infrastructure

“Where was ratpag last week?” you ask. In case you didn’t remember, last Monday was a little federal holiday called, oh, I don’t know – MLK day. “Yes, we do remember and you actually made a post – your most … Continue reading

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ratpag Talks Career-Killing (Something We’re Very Familiar With)

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent doesn’t want you to live in a fantasy world where you blame your problems on everybody else [Editor’s note:  fantasy?].  Chances are, you’re doing something wrong [editor’s note:  that sounds like something you would say] .  Our friends … Continue reading

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Dogs! ratpag Talks Dogs and Transit

ratpag’s cold, rotten rat heart just melted today after coming across this article about Eclipse, the bus-riding dog.  The story is that Eclipse, having grown impatient with her cigarette-enjoying owner, decided to take the bus the three or four stops … Continue reading

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Walking is IN: ratpag Declares 2015 the Year of Walking

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent was inspired by the recent book review about Wayne Curtis’s The Last Great Walk.  Believe it or not, your correspondent enjoys walking.  He participated in ratpag’s Four Bridge Challenge.  Here are four other walks your correspondent recommends. … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Book Club: The Last Great Walk by Wayne Curtis

On Sunday ratpag previewed a new feature, ratpag’s Book Club, and announced that the first masterpiece that we’d delve into would be The Last Great Walk by Wayne Curtis.  Did you go out and read it?  We gave you three days notice! Don’t … Continue reading

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