Smart Becomes Rat Ride in City of Lights

The gourmet rat from Oscar-nom'ed Ratatouille has hooked up with the grooviest little car-lette in all the world. From The Paris Blog, we receive news of the adorable rodent, seemingly produced on a life-sized scale so as not to humiliate the Smart atop which he rides, bearing wooden spoon and sporting toothy grin.

Of course, in 1350, rats bearing plague-infested fleas wiped out half the city's population, so it wouldn't surprise us if some French folk with long memories of the Black Death run screaming rather than plunk down a few Euros to buy the DVD pour les enfants. [The Paris Blog]