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2013-04-12 12:24:49 AM
They got big orange eyes that can barely focus,
Some folks call them 17 year locust,
But that's the wrong data,
The name is cicada
And they're here now but they won't be here later.

They got 4 wings but ain't supposed to fly
Just come out the ground, have sex and die.
I can dig their ridge, I like their style,
They may go quick, but they go with a smile.

Check it out, Cicada serenade,
Check it out Cicada serenade,

There's Cicadas on the sidewalk, cicadas on the ground
Place look like a little tiny Jones Town,
I always hate to see a thing go to waste,
And was wondering how a cicada might taste.
Cicada, Potata, They sound the same,
To let em go to waste would be a crying shame.

So I got a couple of hundred of em, took em in side,
Got some catsup and ate em french fried.
I ate every one with out hesitat'in'
Next thing you know I'm hallucinatin'
Freaking out, Cicada serenade
Freaking out, Cicada serenade
I was out of my mind, my head was in a fog
Next thing you know I'm sick as a dog.
My friends came over they said "lets get high"
I said "no way" and they said "bye-bye"
I don't need no lovely, no reefer, no cocaine
Cause I still have cicadas buzzing round in my brain.
So eat your cicadas with every snack,
They can also help you say no to crack!
Bugs, not drugs.

--Cicada Serenade, The Pheremones
 
2013-04-12 01:11:56 AM
just say no
 
2013-04-12 01:28:30 AM
Since we are, little by little, destroying the remaining farming land we have, we're eventually gonna turn bugs into food paste and shape it like steaks, ribs, and other 'meat' foodstuffs, so there.

/Enjoy your cicada steak
 
2013-04-12 01:29:51 AM

CygnusDarius: /Enjoy your cicada steak


Now with soylentils!
 
2013-04-12 01:30:27 AM
Scary?
Why is subby such a whiny little child?
 
2013-04-12 01:30:37 AM
Yeah, I gotta wonder what will come first.  Farming bugs and turning them into foodstuff, or learning how to grow various proteins and turning them into foodstuff.  I also wonder who will be first to eat it, third world due to price, or first world due to price.

Me?  I'm eating all the beef and fish I can now before cows and salmon go extinct.
 
2013-04-12 01:31:38 AM
Anyway, like I was sayin', cicada is the fruit of the tree. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, cicada-kabobs, cicadas creole, cicada gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple cicadas, lemon cicadas, coconut cicadas, pepper cicadas, cicada soup, cicada stew, cicada salad, cicadas and potatoes, cicada burger, cicada sandwich. That- that's about it.
 
2013-04-12 01:33:17 AM

Snotnose: Yeah, I gotta wonder what will come first.  Farming bugs and turning them into foodstuff, or learning how to grow various proteins and turning them into foodstuff.  I also wonder who will be first to eat it, third world due to price, or first world due to price.

Me?  I'm eating all the beef and fish I can now before cows and salmon go extinct.


Well, some people want to bring back the aurochs, imagine what the meat company will turn them into.
 
2013-04-12 01:35:07 AM
Came for Forrest Gump shrimp boat pictures, leaving disappointed.
 
2013-04-12 01:37:15 AM
How many did Orange County order this year?
 
2013-04-12 01:40:09 AM
But this might fill in...

Moses: An' when they was no meat we ate fowl. An'when they was no fowl we ate crawdad. An' when they was no crawdad to be foun', we ate sand cicadas.
HI: You ate what?
Moses: (nodding): We ate sandcicadas.
HI: You ate sand cicadas?!
Moses: Dass right . . .

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2013-04-12 01:45:06 AM

neongoats: Came for Forrest Gump shrimp boat pictures, leaving disappointed.


That's because there's no animated gifs of the boat crashing, and if there were they'd be too big for Fark.
 
2013-04-12 01:46:16 AM

wildcardjack: neongoats: Came for Forrest Gump shrimp boat pictures, leaving disappointed.

That's because there's no animated gifs of the boat crashing, and if there were they'd be too big for Fark.


How about just an animated gif of Tom Hanks getting old.
 
2013-04-12 01:46:35 AM

neongoats: But this might fill in...

Moses: An' when they was no meat we ate fowl. An'when they was no fowl we ate crawdad. An' when they was no crawdad to be foun', we ate sand cicadas.
HI: You ate what?
Moses: (nodding): We ate sandcicadas.
HI: You ate sand cicadas?!
Moses: Dass right . . .

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First we ate the horses--we weren't riding anywhere, not with the castle surrounded. We couldn't feed them, so, fine, the horses. Then the cats--never liked cats, so, fine. I do like dogs--good animals, loyal--but we ate them. Then the rats. The night before you slipped through I thought my wife was dying--she couldn't speak anymore, she was so frail. And then you made it through the lines--slipped right through, with your little black sailboat, and your onions.
 
2013-04-12 01:48:12 AM
'Shrimp and lobster eat garbage and they are the insects of the ocean,' says cicada cook Jenna Jadin.

Yes, this is why I don't eat shrimp, and will likely never taste lobster.  You expect people to eat land arthropods when you can't even remove the exoskeleton?  Only on reality teevee....
 
2013-04-12 01:48:45 AM

CygnusDarius: First we ate the horses--we weren't riding anywhere, not with the castle surrounded. We couldn't feed them, so, fine, the horses. Then the cats--never liked cats, so, fine. I do like dogs--good animals, loyal--but we ate them. Then the rats. The night before you slipped through I thought my wife was dying--she couldn't speak anymore, she was so frail. And then you made it through the lines--slipped right through, with your little black sailboat, and your onions cicadas.

 
2013-04-12 01:48:50 AM
copelandsatl.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-12 01:49:03 AM
"Shrimp and lobster eat garbage and they are the insects of the ocean. If we eat those without much afterthought, why not eat insects?"

Well, for one thing, you don't typically eat shrimp and lobster whole. I'm not anti-entomophagy, but that's a misleading comparison.

/Not that I can think of a better one.
 
2013-04-12 01:52:57 AM
One word: pesticides.  Those things have been underground soaking up ambient pesticides and other chemical waste for nearly twenty years.  I'd consider chowing down on some properly farmed cicadas, though.  I used to love messing with cicadas when I was a kid.
 
2013-04-12 01:57:57 AM
Columbia, Maryland.  Around...1986?  They came out of the ground.  I was 7.  We saw the larvae crawl out.  We saw them attach to the vinyl siding of the houses and hang there.  We had big white buckets and we would pick the empty shells of the larvae and collect them.  The newly hatched final molts (thats not a proper term I know) would cling on the tree, the houses, everything, looking moist and gross.  I think the next day we went on a rampage.  We simply plucked them, tore their wings off, all the while with that awful BBBBZBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ noise.  I could not do it now.  Until, there was a group of us, we had cleaned the tree grove clean of empty larvaie shells and live bugs, when we looked over at the ground.  It was a different buzz.  It was a big farking hornet, the size of which we had never seen. It was black and yellow and it said, "do not fark with me".  We realized that different buzz was the cicada, being carried away by a Cicada Killer.  I would like to try bugs to eat, but, i can't deal with those blood red eyes of the Cicadas.  Chop em up and put them on a pizza, then maybe.

Second in fright only to the Tarantula Killer I saw a few years back here in Texas.
 
2013-04-12 02:04:59 AM
oh my.
 
2013-04-12 02:05:10 AM
i1156.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-12 02:05:27 AM

Catlike Typist: 'Shrimp and lobster eat garbage and they are the insects of the ocean,' says cicada cook Jenna Jadin.

Yes, this is why I don't eat shrimp, and will likely never taste lobster.  You expect people to eat land arthropods when you can't even remove the exoskeleton?  Only on reality teevee....


Hah, I'm one of those weirdos who'll eat the shrimp tails. Doesn't bother me lol
 
2013-04-12 02:06:56 AM
gotta green. i will eat cicada this year.
 
2013-04-12 02:08:42 AM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Columbia, Maryland.  Around...1986?  They came out of the ground.  I was 7.  We saw the larvae crawl out.  We saw them attach to the vinyl siding of the houses and hang there.  We had big white buckets and we would pick the empty shells of the larvae and collect them.  The newly hatched final molts (thats not a proper term I know) would cling on the tree, the houses, everything, looking moist and gross.  I think the next day we went on a rampage.  We simply plucked them, tore their wings off, all the while with that awful BBBBZBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ noise.  I could not do it now.  Until, there was a group of us, we had cleaned the tree grove clean of empty larvaie shells and live bugs, when we looked over at the ground.  It was a different buzz.  It was a big farking hornet, the size of which we had never seen. It was black and yellow and it said, "do not fark with me".  We realized that different buzz was the cicada, being carried away by a Cicada Killer.  I would like to try bugs to eat, but, i can't deal with those blood red eyes of the Cicadas.  Chop em up and put them on a pizza, then maybe.

Second in fright only to the Tarantula Killer I saw a few years back here in Texas.


Snap... Snap... Snappy Cicada Pizza

/Locals will know
 
2013-04-12 02:08:48 AM

anuran: Scary?
Why is subby such a whiny little child?


i am subby, it was scary because of how many per square mile they said we could have. billions of them.
 
2013-04-12 02:10:31 AM
They make great fish bait.
 
2013-04-12 02:14:17 AM

pyrotek85: Catlike Typist: 'Shrimp and lobster eat garbage and they are the insects of the ocean,' says cicada cook Jenna Jadin.

Yes, this is why I don't eat shrimp, and will likely never taste lobster.  You expect people to eat land arthropods when you can't even remove the exoskeleton?  Only on reality teevee....

Hah, I'm one of those weirdos who'll eat the shrimp tails. Doesn't bother me lol


Is this you?

www.movieactors.com
 
2013-04-12 02:17:12 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: anuran: Scary?
Why is subby such a whiny little child?

i am subby, it was scary because of how many per square mile they said we could have. billions of them.


They're cicadas. They're loud, but they're harmless. Well, okay, don't let one land on your shoulder and buzz in your ear, but aside from that incredibly unlikely occurrence, they're harmless.

Frankly, I'm kind of jealous. I'd love to experience a big brood like that. But the Tibicen species are cool, too. Gotta love their late summer song...
 
2013-04-12 02:21:05 AM

HotWingAgenda: Those things have been underground soaking up ambient pesticides and other chemical waste for nearly twenty years.


Are they really absorbent? Vince Shlomi might try to sell them.
 
2013-04-12 02:22:55 AM

Canton: What_Would_Jimi_Do: anuran: Scary?
Why is subby such a whiny little child?

i am subby, it was scary because of how many per square mile they said we could have. billions of them.

They're cicadas. They're loud, but they're harmless. Well, okay, don't let one land on your shoulder and buzz in your ear, but aside from that incredibly unlikely occurrence, they're harmless.

Frankly, I'm kind of jealous. I'd love to experience a big brood like that. But the Tibicen species are cool, too. Gotta love their late summer song...


it may sound simple, but a few hundred billion of the from connecticutt to the carolinas? this won't be the last of this story you hear this year.
 
2013-04-12 02:23:25 AM
The sound of cicadas
Makes one contemplate
Cutting down all the trees.

~Basho
 
2013-04-12 02:24:56 AM

INeedAName: They make great fish bait.


I'm going to try them out. What kind of fish eats them the most?
 
2013-04-12 02:26:03 AM
www.fbcoverlover.com

/oh, you mean the bug
 
2013-04-12 02:28:40 AM
i1156.photobucket.com
on second thought
 
2013-04-12 02:28:43 AM
and being 17 years ago, most people here wouldn't remember an infestation of this magnitude. i remember when i was about 8 these farking things were everywhere . trees, ground, in the air. everywhere.
 
2013-04-12 02:31:11 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: and being 17 years ago, most people here wouldn't remember an infestation of this magnitude.


Life expectancy is pretty low in your state?
 
2013-04-12 02:31:20 AM
These sorts of articles annoy me a bit. Yes, there's one species of cicada that only pops out every 17 years, but there are many, many others who come out EVERY DAMNED YEAR and they make the same noise, look just about the same, and probably taste the same, too.

Here in Michigan we get our own lovely, noisy cicada racket every summer. I don't know why people who go on and on about the 17-year cicadas consider it anything special. How do they even tell the difference? I mean, if you hear cicadas, how do you know if the ones you're hearing are the 17-year variety, one of the other species, or a mix of all of them?

East coast: You are not special because you get a different bug from the rest of the country. New York has giant rats that seem to be unique to the area, too, but you don't hear many people bragging about that, now do you?
 
2013-04-12 02:32:57 AM
They may be harmless, but I'm terrified of bugs. I'd have to lock myself in the house for six weeks or go visit a long-lost relative somewhere until the invasion is over.

/Just reading the article squicked me out.
 
2013-04-12 02:33:56 AM
bugs are tough to eat. lot of effort for minimal reward
 
2013-04-12 02:34:04 AM
Really, it's june bugs that I hate. Those things are just disgusting. And constantly get into everything.
 
2013-04-12 02:44:20 AM
You know, ci-ca-das.  Boil 'em, mash 'em stick 'em in a stew.
 
2013-04-12 02:44:51 AM

sporkme: [i1156.photobucket.com image 500x336]


Oh my...  Let us not forget that the cicada hatching is accompanied by the proliferation of those beasties.  "Cicada killers", we called them when I was but a lad all those cruel, cruel years ago.  To be fair, they really didn't bother people unless stepped on while about their work.  But when the season was right they were everywhere and they scared the hell out of anyone who got buzzed by fat 2-inch long wasps.
 
2013-04-12 02:49:45 AM
i780.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-12 02:56:34 AM

ZeroCorpse: These sorts of articles annoy me a bit. Yes, there's one species of cicada that only pops out every 17 years, but there are many, many others who come out EVERY DAMNED YEAR and they make the same noise, look just about the same, and probably taste the same, too.

Here in Michigan we get our own lovely, noisy cicada racket every summer. I don't know why people who go on and on about the 17-year cicadas consider it anything special. How do they even tell the difference? I mean, if you hear cicadas, how do you know if the ones you're hearing are the 17-year variety, one of the other species, or a mix of all of them?

East coast: You are not special because you get a different bug from the rest of the country. New York has giant rats that seem to be unique to the area, too, but you don't hear many people bragging about that, now do you?



You do realize we get the annual pnes too, right? Don't blame us because media needs to drum up a story over nothing.
 
2013-04-12 02:56:59 AM

sporkme: [i1156.photobucket.com image 500x336]
on second thought


oh sunnuvabiatch.
 
2013-04-12 03:03:46 AM
Columbia, Maryland.  Around...1986?  They came out of the ground.
I was 7.  We saw the larvae crawl out.
We saw them attach to the vinyl siding of the houses and hang there.

Not in that order. Usually. Usually.
I think that the good single Dad's out there get zero recognition and it pisses me right the fark off.
Not in that order. Usually. Usually.


We had big white buckets and we would pick the empty shells of the larvae and collect them.
The newly hatched final molts (thats not a proper term I know) would cling on the tree, the houses,
everything, looking moist and gross.
I think the next day we went on a rampage.  We simply plucked them, tore their wings off, all the while with that awful BBBBZBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ noise.

Not in that order. Usually. Usually.
I think that the good single Dad's out there get zero recognition and it pisses me right the fark off.
Not in that order. Usually. Usually.


It was a big farking hornet, the size of which we had never seen. It was black and yellow and it said, "do not fark with me".  We realized that different buzz was the cicada, being carried away by a Cicada Killer.  I would like to try bugs to eat, but, i can't deal with those blood red eyes of the Cicadas.
Chop em up and put them on a pizza, then maybe.

Not in that order. Usually. Usually.
I think that the good single Dad's out there get zero recognition and it pisses me right the fark off.
Not in that order. Usually. Usually.


I could not do it now.  Until, there was a group of us, we had cleaned the tree grove clean of empty larvaie shells and live bugs, when we looked over at the ground.  It was a different buzz.
Second in fright only to the Tarantula Killer I saw a few years back here in Texas.
Austin, that is. Hipster Heaven.

Not in that order. Usually. Usually.
I think that the good single Dad's out there get zero recognition and it pisses me right the fark off.
Not in that order. Usually. Usually.


I could not do it now.  Until, there was a group of us, we had cleaned the tree grove clean of empty larvaie shells and live bugs, when we looked over at the ground.
It was a different buzz.

Not in that order. Usually. Usually.
I think that the good single Dad's out there get zero recognition and it pisses me right the fark off.
Not in that order. Usually. Usually.
 
2013-04-12 03:10:59 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Canton: What_Would_Jimi_Do: anuran: Scary?
Why is subby such a whiny little child?

i am subby, it was scary because of how many per square mile they said we could have. billions of them.

They're cicadas. They're loud, but they're harmless. Well, okay, don't let one land on your shoulder and buzz in your ear, but aside from that incredibly unlikely occurrence, they're harmless.

Frankly, I'm kind of jealous. I'd love to experience a big brood like that. But the Tibicen species are cool, too. Gotta love their late summer song...

it may sound simple, but a few hundred billion of the from connecticutt to the carolinas? this won't be the last of this story you hear this year.


It is simple. A brood of periodical cicada will emerge on the east coast. There will be a lot of them. They will be loud. Earplug sales in some areas may rise temporarily. The adults will mate, lay their eggs, and die. The eggs will hatch, a new generation of nymphs will burrow underground and the long cycle will begin again. And the media will make a fuss about it, because they are the media.

Cicadas are among my favorite insects. I'd love to experience a large brood. Even if it meant using earplugs.
 
2013-04-12 03:26:54 AM

ZeroCorpse:

Here in Michigan we get our own lovely, noisy cicada racket every summer. I don't know why people who go on and on about the 17-year cicadas consider it anything special. How do they even tell the difference?

They are far larger in number, and LOUD.  Loud, and everywhere.  It is spooky, rather than a rising and waning whirr, it is a constant, maddening, penetrating static hiss.  It's not just a noise... it is unnerving and the same from all directions, a smothering white noise with no discernible origin.  Plus, the clumsy little bastards are everywhere, in everything.  Driving or walking means crunch, crunch, crunch *bzzzzzzzz* --got a live one.  There are several 'broods' that come out at staggered intervals, and some are heavier than others.  Trust me, it is weird, psychologically disturbing and socially disruptive.  It is different.

PastaFazoole: I'm terrified of bugs.


Depending on location, prepare for exposure therapy.  Also, see below.

Munchkin City Coroner: fat 2-inch long wasps.


My dog eats bees, on purpose.  We can't stop him; he deliberately seeks them out as a snack.  They occasionally sting him in his mouth and sometimes his tongue or jowl swells, but he seems to really love eating them.  It is possible that he only really likes carpenter bees, which are fat and juicy and live in great numbers in my neighbor's barn.  Perhaps he is willing to take the risk that he is eating a stinging bee for the chance of benign deliciousness, and perhaps he is merely stupid  He is terrified of cicada killers, though, and all 120 lbs of him will instantly bolt in horror at ludicrous speed upon sight of a cicada killer, oblivious of what or who he might be tethered to.  Something in the area seems to be a breeding ground for them. Needless to say, my wife and kids are also terrified of the giant flamboyant wasps, and my rational mind has to work hard to keep me from running in panic, swinging a rake over my head when one appears.
 
2013-04-12 03:43:31 AM

sporkme: [i1156.photobucket.com image 500x336]


That's really the thing I hate about Cicada outbreaks....the damn wasps.
 
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