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View Poll Results: Cicadas:
Fun 12 30.77%
Scary 5 12.82%
Annoying 17 43.59%
Tasty 9 23.08%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-17-2004, 11:50 AM   #16
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mmmmm...good...BUT

were's the RC cola!!!

WOW talk about a down home, old school pic!!!
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:03 PM   #17
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Well, I voted for tasty, but I would have preferred "crunchy." Nothing like a nice crunchy walk on a cicada-riddled trail!
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:26 PM   #18
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At work we have been known to take various insect carcasses (including cicaidas), tie black threads to them, and wave them at certain bug-senstive female crisis workers in an attempt to torture them.

If we are going to end up with a lot of them, I may have to discuss having one of the tall guys climb up and tape the threads to the ceiling fan, so they can whirl around.

It will be just like they were actually alive and swarming again.

Yes, I will take pictures if I make this happen.
Let me get this straight, you work in a mental hospital. Are you trying out for the Nurse Ratched award?
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Old 03-17-2004, 01:19 PM   #19
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Yes, I have keys and shoelaces.

My coworkers already fear me, despite my having assured several of them, "well, you're on the list, but you're after 'reload.'"

By doing things like this I keep them amused and off guard. I may need that one of these days.
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Old 04-30-2004, 09:23 PM   #20
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Their holes have appeared. Won't be long now.
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Old 05-02-2004, 01:40 PM   #21
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At work we have been known to take various insect carcasses (including cicaidas), tie black threads to them, and wave them at certain bug-senstive female crisis workers in an attempt to torture them.

If we are going to end up with a lot of them, I may have to discuss having one of the tall guys climb up and tape the threads to the ceiling fan, so they can whirl around.

It will be just like they were actually alive and swarming again.

Yes, I will take pictures if I make this happen.
How many ex coworkers do you now how under lock and key?
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:25 PM   #22
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Strangely enough, relatively few. I've only seen one actual staff member (a college summer intern) admitted to our hospital ... oh wait, and there was someone in administration that we had to quietly send to alcohol rehab about 9 years ago. We tend to be relatively resilient.

Our problems tend to center more around things like the psych tech who was murdered by his crazy girlfriend two years ago yesterday, IIRC. That was right after my best friend's suicide (also a staff member), so we were a bit emotionally numb for a while. 2002 was a particularly bad year ... two deaths from natural causes, one suicide, one murder, and one part time nurse who drank herself to death. We're actually starting another round of this ... staff member died in her sleep last week, just before that the 13 y.o. son of one of our folks hung himself, and a former employee's son died of a herion overdose.
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:24 AM   #23
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I just saw my first early risers. I saw about 10 of them while walking to my car this morning.
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:30 AM   #24
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For heaven's sake will somebody tell me what these things are? I just assumed you were talking about crickets or grasshoppers but you make it sound like the return of the bodysnatchers or summat.

And I thought we had problems with daddy-long-legs....
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:40 AM   #25
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Check out the first link on the first post.

These are the oldest insects in the world (IIRC). They were born 17 years ago, and are about to swarm again.

These guys are about as harmless as daddy-log-legs, but they are huge (2" long, .5" wide), noisy, and there are going to be millions of 'em.
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Old 05-18-2004, 07:41 PM   #26
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Here's a telephone pole up the street from my parents' house.
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Old 05-18-2004, 07:43 PM   #27
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And here's a closeup of the base of the pole.
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Old 05-18-2004, 08:23 PM   #28
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and there are going to be millions of 'em.
Point of order, I think you mean Billions.
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Old 05-18-2004, 08:45 PM   #29
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We've got holes around the tree and the bushes in front of our building.

I wonder if they'll affect Plastic Forks, which is June 26.
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:31 PM   #30
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Point of order, I think you mean Billions.
I meant in my neighborhood! Yeah... that's the ticket!
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