Ego is a rat on the sinking ship of being.
"What now? Let me tell you what now. I’ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin’ niggers, who’ll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin’, hillbilly boy? I ain’t through with you by a damn sight. I’ma get medieval on your ass."
Marsellus Vallace, Pulp fiction
*proper usage of the term