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2009-09-13 06:10:14 AM
I'd have gone with an "Epstein's Locker" joke myself, but I'm old.
 
2009-09-13 06:23:22 AM
FTA:-

"Note: This photo was chosen from a disturbingly large volume of dead cockroach images on Flickr."

So much win.
 
2009-09-13 07:59:42 AM
Veeoh: FTA:-

"Note: This photo was chosen from a disturbingly large volume of dead cockroach images on Flickr."

So much win.


Well some people have a crush fetish...

I'll be leaning over the toilet...
 
2009-09-13 09:27:23 AM
Bugs freak me out.

My house is largely bug-free. Never had a problem with cockroaches or anything like that. We do have the occasional silverfish, but they're pretty much universal.

The other day there was a cockroach in my foyer. A cockroach that was two inches long, and that didn't include legs or antennae.

It was alive, and just sitting there.

My first impulse was to scream like a little girl. Fortunately, I supressed this reaction. Probably a good thing since it was 3:00 in the morning and even the cats were asleep. I can just imagine my roommate running out in a panic while trying to cock his 9mm...

Whatever the case, the cockroach met its demise via way too much bug spray, a lot of paper towels, and a watery death in the toilet assisted by a toilet plunger because I got way too happy with the paper towels...

By the time I was done sponging the excess bug spray off the tile floor of the foyer, the two cats were quite busy watching me with typical cat amazement ;)
 
2009-09-13 09:36:01 AM
"Of course, there was nothing to do but grind up more bugs."

wearscience.com
 
2009-09-13 09:38:39 AM
SpinStopper: Whatever the case, the cockroach met its demise via way too much bug spray, a lot of paper towels, and a watery death in the toilet assisted by a toilet plunger because I got way too happy with the paper towels...

I was about to mock you, but then I saw the picture of the wedding cake in your profile. I now have way too much admiration for you. You may therefore dispose of unwanted insects in whatever manner you deem most suitable, free from worry that you might get mocked by me.
 
2009-09-13 09:39:26 AM
Subby, if they had found my old gym clothes, I'd be on trial for crimes against humanity.

/If they found my old 'celebration' sock, I wouldn't even get a trial.
 
2009-09-13 09:44:09 AM
Son of Thunder: SpinStopper: Whatever the case, the cockroach met its demise via way too much bug spray, a lot of paper towels, and a watery death in the toilet assisted by a toilet plunger because I got way too happy with the paper towels...

I was about to mock you, but then I saw the picture of the wedding cake in your profile. I now have way too much admiration for you. You may therefore dispose of unwanted insects in whatever manner you deem most suitable, free from worry that you might get mocked by me.


Heh. The wedding cake has had some far-reaching ramifications. Argh_Dammit himself decorated that cake for us, and even hosted the wedding reception in his house.

Now I get to tell him that the cake prevented mockery. His powers know no bounds ;)
 
2009-09-13 10:28:32 AM
FTFA: To determine the chemical composition of these pheromones, Rollo and his team started crushing dead cockroaches and spreading around their body juice.

Sure, but try doing this with bunnies or house cats or small children and PETA's all over your ass. Next thing you know, there's legislation in place saying it's illegal to kill and crush infants and you wind up in jail for fifteen to life. Take it from me. Personal experience.

/True story.
 
2009-09-13 11:10:29 AM
Ed Grubermann: I'd have gone with an "Epstein's Locker" joke myself, but I'm old.

/LOL
 
2009-09-13 11:51:59 AM
SpinStopper: Bugs freak me out.

My house is largely bug-free. Never had a problem with cockroaches or anything like that. We do have the occasional silverfish, but they're pretty much universal.

The other day there was a cockroach in my foyer. A cockroach that was two inches long, and that didn't include legs or antennae.

It was alive, and just sitting there.

My first impulse was to scream like a little girl. Fortunately, I supressed this reaction. Probably a good thing since it was 3:00 in the morning and even the cats were asleep. I can just imagine my roommate running out in a panic while trying to cock his 9mm...

Whatever the case, the cockroach met its demise via way too much bug spray, a lot of paper towels, and a watery death in the toilet assisted by a toilet plunger because I got way too happy with the paper towels...

By the time I was done sponging the excess bug spray off the tile floor of the foyer, the two cats were quite busy watching me with typical cat amazement ;)


You are, by far, braver than I. Wouldn't do anything to provoke it, lest it come at me. Back out of room slowly, freak out, alert the husband THEN lock myself in the furthest bathroom until the all clear is given.
 
2009-09-13 12:48:16 PM
This gives me ideas on how to get rid of those damn ants that keep getting in to the apartment. Hopefully these guys have a paper out, or I can email the guy and find out their fatty acid extraction protocol.
 
2009-09-13 12:53:33 PM
So in order to keep cockroaches out of our houses, we need to gather cockroaches into little cockroach concentration camps, where they will be harvested and concentrated.

Sounds like a plan.
 
2009-09-13 01:08:42 PM
FTA: "Not like the rotting of corpses that occurs later and is detectable from great distances," Rollo wrote in an e-mail.

His Twitter feed must be a blast. Do Not Want.

SpinStopper: By the time I was done sponging the excess bug spray off the tile floor of the foyer, the two cats were quite busy watching me with typical cat amazement ;)

Next time rather than going through all that just scoop it up with a paper towel and toss him at the cats. But if there's that much bug spray around best not to.



Son of Thunder: I was about to mock you, but then I saw the picture of the wedding cake in your profile. I now have way too much admiration for you.

i148.photobucket.com

So, SpinStopper, what are you going to do with all those Internets you just won?
 
2009-09-13 02:08:01 PM
SpinStopper:

The other day there was a cockroach in my foyer. A cockroach that was two inches long, and that didn't include legs or antennae.


I've been getting one of those about once every two months. They're horrifying, big enough that it's possible to actually just wing one with a shotgun. And they make the loudest, most disgusting crunching/squishing sound ever. Gaaaah.

But you know, those aren't the worst bug experience I've had lately. A few weeks ago I was happily sleeping in on a Saturday, when I heard this weird buzzing/humming sound that got louder and louder. I finally decided I wasn't dreaming it and opened my eyes... to find a 2 inch long hornet, the Zeppelin of flying death bugs, HOVERING ONE FOOT FROM MY NOSE.

I did a flying combat roll out of bed and came up with a DVD case in my hand. I'm not sure exactly what happened after that, but I remember lots of flailing and a screaming noise that sounded like an entire troop of freaked-out chimpanzees, which must have been coming from me. At the end, I was sitting on floor panting, a shattered DVD case in my hand, with a mega death hornet smooshed into like 6 million pieces in a corner.
 
2009-09-13 02:21:32 PM
vossiewulf: I finally decided I wasn't dreaming it and opened my eyes... to find a 2 inch long hornet, the Zeppelin of flying death bugs, HOVERING ONE FOOT FROM MY NOSE.

Look, I'm as liberal as the next guy, but common sense tells you that this is why you sleep with a loaded handgun underneath your pillow.
 
2009-09-13 02:46:30 PM
This thread is now about epic wedding cakes.
 
2009-09-13 04:56:21 PM
Master Chief: This thread is now about epic wedding cakes.

GIS for "epic wedding cake"
img15.imageshack.us
 
2009-09-13 05:03:49 PM
Epstein's Mother: Ed Grubermann: I'd have gone with an "Epstein's Locker" joke myself, but I'm old.

/LOL


*golf clap"
 
2009-09-13 05:16:16 PM
tfm_copycat: Master Chief: This thread is now about epic wedding cakes.

GIS for "epic wedding cake"


Outstanding!
 
2009-09-13 07:16:23 PM
vossiewulf: SpinStopper:

The other day there was a cockroach in my foyer. A cockroach that was two inches long, and that didn't include legs or antennae.

I've been getting one of those about once every two months. They're horrifying, big enough that it's possible to actually just wing one with a shotgun. And they make the loudest, most disgusting crunching/squishing sound ever. Gaaaah.

But you know, those aren't the worst bug experience I've had lately. A few weeks ago I was happily sleeping in on a Saturday, when I heard this weird buzzing/humming sound that got louder and louder. I finally decided I wasn't dreaming it and opened my eyes... to find a 2 inch long hornet, the Zeppelin of flying death bugs, HOVERING ONE FOOT FROM MY NOSE.

I did a flying combat roll out of bed and came up with a DVD case in my hand. I'm not sure exactly what happened after that, but I remember lots of flailing and a screaming noise that sounded like an entire troop of freaked-out chimpanzees, which must have been coming from me. At the end, I was sitting on floor panting, a shattered DVD case in my hand, with a mega death hornet smooshed into like 6 million pieces in a corner.


My papa took on one of those about 22 years ago in Colorado, near Denver. He won, but his big toe was the size of Iowa for a couple weeks.
 
2009-09-13 09:03:10 PM
This thread freaks me out.
Goodbye.
 
2009-09-13 10:14:42 PM
Zombalupagus: So, SpinStopper, what are you going to do with all those Internets you just won?

Wish that somebody would sponsor me back to TF ;)
 
2009-09-14 12:19:15 PM
SpinStopper: My house is largely bug-free. Never had a problem with cockroaches or anything like that. We do have the occasional silverfish, but they're pretty much universal.

Uh no, no they're not ... and the freak me the f**k out. The first time I saw one was around 1999 in Pennsylvania. I never saw one in my 18 years before then in New England, and I haven't seen one since.

Now I just have to deal with cockroaches. But the Raid I spray at them smells lemony-fresh, so it's win-win.
 
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