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(USA Today)   Fat kids say mosquitoes are to blame for them being fat. That's alright little snowflake. Stay inside and here's another Twinkie   (usatoday.com) divider line 34
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2013-07-25 02:20:05 PM
Try going outside and playing during the daytime, before the mosquitos come out.
 
2013-07-25 03:00:44 PM
That's what riding bikes are for.
 
2013-07-25 03:10:40 PM
I think the've got this all wrong.

For starters, wouldn't each mosquito bite make those kids a few mg lighter?

And as someone who has had dengue... I can guarantee that a week or two of being feverish, unable to eat and throwing up is a great way to loose a few extra pounds.
 
2013-07-25 03:34:56 PM
Kids are fat because of their parents.

/Adults are fat because of themselves.
 
2013-07-25 03:35:36 PM
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2013-07-25 03:36:19 PM
Just hose them down with DDT.
 
2013-07-25 03:37:00 PM
If mosquitoes make you fat you'd be terrified at what a chigger bite will do to a kid.
 
2013-07-25 03:39:19 PM
I've said it before, I'll say it again. The tiger mosquito is proof the devil exists, and it has a bite like a farking horse. Those things were *everywhere* growing up in Hong Kong, and nothing persuades them to give up.

I'm not even sure DDT would do the job -- it'd just piss them off and make them bite harder.
 
2013-07-25 03:41:01 PM

gweilo8888: I've said it before, I'll say it again. The tiger mosquito is proof the devil exists, and it has a bite like a farking horse. Those things were *everywhere* growing up in Hong Kong, and nothing persuades them to give up.

I'm not even sure DDT would do the job -- it'd just piss them off and make them bite harder


We should find a way to breed them with wasp
 
2013-07-25 03:41:33 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Try going outside and playing during the daytime, before the mosquitos come out.


Someone didn't read the article.
"What makes the Asian tiger mosquito worse than some others: It likes to bite all day long. Most other species are active at dawn and dusk."
 
2013-07-25 03:44:25 PM
USA Today:  America's high school newspaper
 
2013-07-25 03:46:37 PM
As the parent of a 2-year-old in an area with tiger mosquitoes who spends a fair amount of time outside with him...

There are days when there will be 6-7 on him (and me) at a time.  He comes in looking like he's got chicken pox.  I figure it's not going to do anything lasting to him, and they don't seem to bother him, so we're still out there, but it's not like when I was a kid.  There is a marked difference between then and now due to the tiger mosquitoes, which are just an uncontrollable swarm.
 
2013-07-25 03:46:48 PM
"A mosquito ever suck on you, Son?"

"l don't know, Dad."
 
2013-07-25 03:47:07 PM
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I grew up in Alaska.
Cry me a buttery river you little fat biatches.
 
2013-07-25 03:59:00 PM
You aren't supposed to eat a whole bag of BBQ flavored mosquitos in one sitting.
 
2013-07-25 04:00:11 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: [f.kulfoto.com image 630x413]

I grew up in Alaska.
Cry me a buttery river you little fat biatches.


Well whoop-de-farking do!
 
2013-07-25 04:16:59 PM
Huh, I thought the striped ones were just "mosquitos", nothing special or odd.

They always bit the hell out of me as a kid, but if I could keep from scratching the bites would quit itching in about 10 minutes.

/not fat.
 
2013-07-25 04:18:44 PM
Now to train enough mosquitoes to bring me my food. Or default back to the drone idea.
 
2013-07-25 04:25:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-25 04:30:00 PM
There ya go, fatties. Start them on the excuse train early. It always someone or something elses fault you're a pig.
 
2013-07-25 04:30:02 PM
Obesity is the result of bad diet.

If you don't go out and exercise but eat right, you will lose weight. You'll lose you muscle mass.

If you eat right and exercise, you'll gain weight in muscle.

If you eat badly and then try to exercise it away, you'll be miserable.
 
2013-07-25 04:36:23 PM
Subby, the article said kids are less likely to play outside when mosquitoes from hell are outside. In other news, kids have two functioning brain cells to rub together.

/Misrepresent TFA much?
//I mean, yes, they tied it into obesity, but really, we're all smart enough to figure out what stupid opinions in journalism look like here.
 
2013-07-25 04:39:22 PM
Those little bloodsucking bastards are annoying as all hell.

/and so are the mosquitoes.
//try the veal.
 
2013-07-25 04:52:45 PM
You don't even know you've been bitten by a mosquito until long after it's gone.  There's low percent DEET spray that will keep them off.  I know, i have an extra sweet 3-year-old.  These motherfarkers, on the other hand:
bugguide.net

They will rip a painful hole in you, jump off, land on you and do it again.  No bug spray will deter them.  Anyone on the east coast near the shore should know what fresh hell these things are.
 
2013-07-25 04:53:45 PM

Kali-Ma: As the parent of a 2-year-old in an area with tiger mosquitoes who spends a fair amount of time outside with him...

There are days when there will be 6-7 on him (and me) at a time.  He comes in looking like he's got chicken pox.  I figure it's not going to do anything lasting to him, and they don't seem to bother him, so we're still out there, but it's not like when I was a kid.  There is a marked difference between then and now due to the tiger mosquitoes, which are just an uncontrollable swarm.


Think of it this way; if one of the mosquitoes gets exposed to radiation and then bites your kid, he might grow up to have super powers.  He will become Mosquito Man!

Then he will go on to fight crime with the power of the mosquito.  Which admittedly consist mainly of flying around aimlessly until you happen to land on something, and then biting it.  Not much of a super power, I suppose.  All the other superheroes will probably yell "Hey Mosquito Man, you suck!"  And then your boy can look them in the eye and say in a brave voice "Yes, I suck--  I suck for Justice!"  Then all the other super heroes will feel ashamed for being mean, and he can probably get them to buy him a sandwich or something to make up for it.
 
2013-07-25 05:06:52 PM

MsStatement: You don't even know you've been bitten by a mosquito until long after it's gone.  There's low percent DEET spray that will keep them off.  I know, i have an extra sweet 3-year-old.  These motherfarkers, on the other hand:


They will rip a painful hole in you, jump off, land on you and do it again.  No bug spray will deter them.  Anyone on the east coast near the shore should know what fresh hell these things are.


I am sadly familiar with those flies, they will cut off a steak.
But as far as the mosquitoes, the damned things were everywhere when I was growing up. They ate my skinny little butt alive. But I still played outside and my mother made sure I ate right, never been fat.
 
2013-07-25 06:00:53 PM
Think of it this way; if one of the mosquitoes gets exposed to radiation and then bites your kid, he might grow up to have super powers.  He will become Mosquito Man!

Then he will go on to fight crime with the power of the mosquito.  Which admittedly consist mainly of flying around aimlessly until you happen to land on something, and then biting it.  Not much of a super power, I suppose.  All the other superheroes will probably yell "Hey Mosquito Man, you suck!"  And then your boy can look them in the eye and say in a brave voice "Yes, I suck--  I suck for Justice!"  Then all the other super heroes will feel ashamed for being mean, and he can probably get them to buy him a sandwich or something to make up for it.


I was thinking of making a snarky comment, but I lol'd and now I'm leaving happy.  :)
 
2013-07-25 09:05:55 PM
Can of hair spray and a lighter.
 
2013-07-25 10:58:34 PM

MsStatement: They will rip a painful hole in you, jump off, land on you and do it again.  No bug spray will deter them.  Anyone on the east coast near the shore should know what fresh hell these things are.


farking HATED those things in Brigatine.
 
2013-07-26 09:05:45 AM

MsStatement: They will rip a painful hole in you, jump off, land on you and do it again. No bug spray will deter them. Anyone on the east coast near the shore should know what fresh hell these things are.


Once they bite you and fill themselves with blood, they do get a little slower and easier to swat.
 
2013-07-26 09:58:22 AM
But everyone freak the fark out when you see a bat, because bats are bad. Spiders too.

/put up bat houses in the woods on the edge of my yard
//noticing  fewer skeeters
 
2013-07-26 12:16:21 PM
YAY this thread again!
Please tell me more about how I am suppose to lose weight FARKTM life coach squad.
or how about this SHUT up an let me worry about my own life.
 
2013-07-26 12:25:11 PM
Fark you, subby.

I have three things going against me when it comes to outdoors.

I'm really attractive to mosquitoes.  Apparently my blood type is a part of it, which I didn't realize.  I'm also REALLY allergic to them, when they get me the bite isn't a small dot, it's a horrifically itchy welt that can be up to 3 inches across and a quarter inch high.  If I don't get antihistamine on it quickly, it can last a week.

Heat makes me MISERABLE.  Above 75 is unpleasant.  Above 80 is seriously uncomfortable.  And above 90, I'm simply non-functional.  Drop the humidity below 5%, and I'm ok at 80, 90 is unpleasant, and above 95 I'm non-functional.  (by non-functional, I mean I'm not able to do much but sit still, I don't have any strength, can't do anything productive.)  65 to 70, and I'm comfortable.

Finally, bright light really hurts my eyes.  I do not go outside on a sunny day without DARK sunglasses.  And that's still not terribly pleasant.  At least this one has an upside, though.  My eyes dark-adapt really quickly, and I can see in light conditions that some people consider complete darkness.
 
2013-07-26 01:01:43 PM

namegoeshere: But everyone freak the fark out when you see a bat, because bats are bad. Spiders too.

/put up bat houses in the woods on the edge of my yard
//noticing  fewer skeeters


Bats are awesome!  A friend of mine has a place that's completely swarmed with mosquitoes (nothing she can do about it - there's standing water nearby but off her property).  I told her she should get some bats; they can eat their own weight in mosquitoes every day.  She freaked out.  She won't even go near the bat exhibits at the zoo.

I don't get it.  How can anyone dislike bats?
 
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