Saturday, January 03, 2009

Kids and their mothers view
giant clear plastic tanks full of cockroaches very differently.

How's that for a title?

Check out the look of fiendish glee on Pie's face. I, on the other hand, look like a totally freaked-out pussy in my oh-so-intimidating Evil shirt.



This picture was taken shortly before I realized this plastic tank full of cockroaches DOES NOT HAVE A LID ON IT.

Those fuckers have WINGS!! Hell-LOOOOOO!!!

16 comments:

Kevin said...

The nice man said that they never get out...

Penny Karma said...

That dude looked like a criminal mastermind to me. Like the sort of diabolical person who would sit back and laugh at me as a swarm of them pelted my face and embedded themselves in my scalp.

And I'm sure you would have captured that shit with your fancypants camera that cost more than my kickass TV. :p

Kevin said...

He was a sweet little old man!

And yes, I would have captured it in horrifying detail for all of your dedicated fans to see - because that's just the kind of friend I am.

and my verification word is "copod" could it mean something like the shared pods of the walking sticks???

SiressYorkie said...

If they swarm at you, I suggest you just sound your warcry:

"LUUUUUBABAAAAAAA!"

What, too soon?

Trillian42 said...

You look a LOT calmer than I would have.

And when I realized there was no lid? I'd have left a sonic boom in my wake.

**shudder**

Elspeth said...

No lid? Don't they hire experts to create these scenes? Yuck! There is a great exhibit at the Smithsonian about the Earth after a bomb or something - it's all covered with roaches because that's the only thing that would survive (shudder).

And I second the "Lubaba...." war cry.

Batty said...

I'm usually not a screechy girly girl. I was the person to get birds out of other girls' dorm rooms in college. I calmly removed bats and spiders and centipedes. But when I found a cockroach in my apartment... my roommate and the neighbors heard the screaming. Ick, ick, ick!

Wendy said...

You're damn right they have wings! I remember squealing and ducking as a child when one flew across the room. That's when I learned about that flying thing. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

When I lived in Arizona (they have the biggest bugs in the world, I'm sure of it), we were sitting in the family room one night watching TV when, all of a sudden, a B-52 bomber went zooming from the A/C vent around the room. It also made a loud whirring noise. A few days later, I was making baklava when Hubster noticed legs poking out of the sides of the switch plate in the kitchen. He was trying to count layers of filo for me as I laid them down while banging on the switch plate to kill whatever it was that was trying to pry the damn thing off from the other side. It turns out that the female American cockroaches can fly and live in the A/C ducts; they eat the dust in them. It doesn't matter how clean your house is; they just live in ductwork or any other place where they can hide. Even though I went on a massive housecleaning orgy, the fuckers were still in my house (not to mention wolf spiders, black widows, brown recluses, scorpions, and all other manner of horrible creatures). We had to have an exterminator come very week just to control them. Argh.

Penny Karma said...

Oh my GAWD, Pam!

I doubt I'll sleep tonight, thinking about all the cockroach orgies taking place in my air vents.

Kevin said...

PK, Don't ever go to Florida...

When we would vacation at a family friend's home, when you turn the lights on at night, you could watch the roaches run & hide.

it freaked me the fuck out. And this was not a dirty house!!

Ferris Family said...

When were you there?!!? We were their on New Year's Eve, I touched one, allowed to climb up my arm. I guess I was craving one last "bad ass" mommy move in 2008

Penny Karma said...

Ok, there's BadAss, and then there's CrazyAss.

Poops said...

I just did a full-body skeeve. *shudders and pees a little bit*

If I ever saw a cockaroach in my house I swear I'd move.

GAAAHHHHH!

SiressYorkie said...

Consider the humble gecko. Just get a few in your house, and they do a pretty good job of hoovering up the wee beasties...

Kevin said...

@Siress Yorkie:

And you can save a bundle on your car insurance!