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ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:07 am

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i put a dime there to illustrate size.


ewww
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Azkar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:15 am

Jeeze, I thought it was a quarter at first.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:18 am

Azkar wrote:Jeeze, I thought it was a quarter at first.

if it were a quarter, i probably wouldve taken a picture of my vom puddle and a video of me doing a real life scared emote.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Azkar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:23 am

I'd pay money to be able to make that into an animated gif
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:24 am

make me an offer.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:25 am

is that a secada or locust or whatever you call them? the things that dive bomb you?

my neighbor had a huge tree tht must have been filled with them. I was all smiles when it fell last week during the bad storm.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:25 am

oh, and

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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:26 am

mac5155 wrote:is that a secada or locust or whatever you call them? the things that dive bomb you?

my neighbor had a huge tree tht must have been filled with them. I was all smiles when it fell last week during the bad storm.

i dunno, but all i know is that it met its demise in a fresh coat of zinc.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby shmenguin on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:26 am

mac5155 wrote:is that a secada or locust or whatever you call them? the things that dive bomb you?

my neighbor had a huge tree tht must have been filled with them. I was all smiles when it fell last week during the bad storm.


nah, they have big disgusting bodies with smaller wings. they dive bomb because their horrible, demonic eyes can't see anything. i've seen a few of their shells in my back yard...thinking of paying someone else to mow my lawn for the rest of the year...
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:27 am

damn, that gif is creepy.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby beerman on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:27 am

Azkar wrote:I'd pay money to be able to make that into an animated gif
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:28 am

****. THAT.

I always laughed at the idea of a "plague of locusts" being a Biblical sign of the apocalypse, until I had a couple run ins with one. I went to move the garbage can last week and all of a sudden this loud, demonic clicking/hissing sound comes from underneath the can. It took me a half an hour to kill it :scared:

Strangely, we have not had a stinkbug in our house all summer. I am dreading when fall hits.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:28 am

shmenguin wrote:
mac5155 wrote:is that a secada or locust or whatever you call them? the things that dive bomb you?

my neighbor had a huge tree tht must have been filled with them. I was all smiles when it fell last week during the bad storm.


nah, they have big disgusting bodies with smaller wings. they dive bomb because their horrible, demonic eyes can't see anything. i've seen a few of their shells in my back yard...thinking of paying someone else to mow my lawn for the rest of the year...


my pap always said they came around once every 17 years or something.. but they do seem to be bad this year as opposed to last. i remember one summer being terrified to go outside because of them, and they were bad in bedford Co. one year driving to NJ we could barely see out the windshield from them hitting the car.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:29 am

canaan wrote:damn, that gif is creepy.


compliments of wikipedia.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby shmenguin on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:32 am

mac5155 wrote:my pap always said they came around once every 17 years or something.. but they do seem to be bad this year as opposed to last. i remember one summer being terrified to go outside because of them, and they were bad in bedford Co. one year driving to NJ we could barely see out the windshield from them hitting the car.


they come out in huge masses every 17 years, but a few of them trickle out every summer. the bug you see flying around like an ahole is actually several years old. they live underground for almost their whole lives, until they crawl out of the ground and bust out of their shells...and get eaten by birds
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:36 am

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anybody know what kind of bug this is?
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby MikeEnIke on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:36 am

saw one of these bastards on the back porch last night
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:39 am

shmenguin wrote:
mac5155 wrote:my pap always said they came around once every 17 years or something.. but they do seem to be bad this year as opposed to last. i remember one summer being terrified to go outside because of them, and they were bad in bedford Co. one year driving to NJ we could barely see out the windshield from them hitting the car.


they come out in huge masses every 17 years, but a few of them trickle out every summer. the bug you see flying around like an ahole is actually several years old. they live underground for almost their whole lives, until they crawl out of the ground and bust out of their shells...and get eaten by birds


well then i'm going to tell my golden retriever to stop snatching birds in my backyard.

funny side story, he got one and had like 10 robins circling him squawking at him ferociously
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Pitts on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:55 am

canaan wrote:
mac5155 wrote:is that a secada or locust or whatever you call them? the things that dive bomb you?

my neighbor had a huge tree tht must have been filled with them. I was all smiles when it fell last week during the bad storm.

i dunno, but all i know is that it met its demise in a fresh coat of zinc.

It is a half eaten dragon fly -- his back end (the long part) is missing.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:56 am

Pitts wrote:
canaan wrote:
mac5155 wrote:is that a secada or locust or whatever you call them? the things that dive bomb you?

my neighbor had a huge tree tht must have been filled with them. I was all smiles when it fell last week during the bad storm.

i dunno, but all i know is that it met its demise in a fresh coat of zinc.

It is a half eaten dragon fly -- his back end (the long part) is missing.

gross and awesome at the same time.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:00 am

now see i have another conflicting report. i believe i was taught in 5th grade dragonflies were extinct.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby MikeEnIke on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:04 am

On a bug related note - I was working in the garage yesterday and had my pocket knife out when a wasp came in and started bugging me. I swung at it a few times, and the last time I smacked it with the blade of the knife and saw two pieces fly and hit the wall on the other side of the garage... AWESOME.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:05 am

mac5155 wrote:now see i have another conflicting report. i believe i was taught in 5th grade dragonflies were extinct.

... What?
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:06 am

mac5155 wrote:now see i have another conflicting report. i believe i was taught in 5th grade dragonflies were extinct.


There are still plenty of dragonflies.

However, flying dragons are extinct.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:07 am

MikeEnIke wrote:On a bug related note - I was working in the garage yesterday and had my pocket knife out when a wasp came in and started bugging me. I swung at it a few times, and the last time I smacked it with the blade of the knife and saw two pieces fly and hit the wall on the other side of the garage... AWESOME.


Very good, Daniel-san. Now back to waxing the car and painting the fence.

Wax on, wax off.
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