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2014-06-12 09:12:57 PM  

www.mtv.com

 
2014-06-12 09:38:00 PM  
Ah, my first apartment was a bit like that.
 
2014-06-12 09:54:46 PM  
There comes a point in time when you stop fighting and just act like it's supposed to be that way.
 
2014-06-12 09:55:11 PM  
The word "pet" seems to have a pretty broad range of definitions.
 
2014-06-12 09:58:38 PM  
"...Except for that one right there. Ew! Kill it!"
 
2014-06-12 09:58:54 PM  
Can we attach/link that "best 'no' gif thread" from earlier today to this one?

nope.jpg
 
2014-06-12 09:59:49 PM  
How very Kafkaesque.....
 
2014-06-12 09:59:53 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com
I'm gonna cut you up so bad, you gonna wish... You gonna wish I didn't cut you up so bad.
 
2014-06-12 10:00:36 PM  
Give it two weeks and you'll see this on Cracked's latest "5 more BS news stories that fooled your friends."
 
2014-06-12 10:01:49 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-12 10:03:51 PM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-12 10:03:55 PM  

"A 37-year-old woman in China shares her countryside home with the estimated 100,000 cockroaches she breeds."


I'll never complain about a cat lady again.

 
2014-06-12 10:04:11 PM  
Her neighbors must love her.
 
2014-06-12 10:05:28 PM  
FTFA, quoting breeder: "it can be food and also can be medicine."

Uh-huh.
 
2014-06-12 10:06:50 PM  
www.yourfaceisa.com
What a creepshow.
 
2014-06-12 10:07:22 PM  
It's not really hoarding if you're selling the things you're making.
 
2014-06-12 10:07:31 PM  
"A 37-year-old woman in China"
 
2014-06-12 10:07:34 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

"War. That means more food for my family, all seventy-eight million of 'em. That's a lot of mouths to feed, Your Highness."
 
2014-06-12 10:08:27 PM  
Er, that was supposed to be, "stoppedreadingthere.gif" after that.
 
2014-06-12 10:10:40 PM  
I'm going to have ALL the llamas!
 
2014-06-12 10:12:28 PM  
So, someone farms cockroaches to sell, in a different building to where they live?

Meh.
 
2014-06-12 10:15:05 PM  
She's not hoarding, she's farming.  Doesnt seem much different than beekeepers.  Honey and beeswax are used for food and medicine and we find that OK.  Not that Im down with cockroaches, but it's not that wild of an idea.
 
2014-06-12 10:17:16 PM  
images.starpulse.com
Intrigued.
 
2014-06-12 10:18:12 PM  

DemoKnite: She's not hoarding, she's farming.  Doesnt seem much different than beekeepers.  Honey and beeswax are used for food and medicine and we find that OK.  Not that Im down with cockroaches, but it's not that wild of an idea.


I for one am SHOCKED that a Fark headline misrepresented the facts of the linked article.
 
2014-06-12 10:18:47 PM  
Ok, what happened to the stereotypical "Asian women look young until they're 60" thing? She the same age as me and looks like she could be my grandmother.

This is what a stereotypical early 40's Asian woman looks like, for reference:

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2014-06-12 10:19:47 PM  
I'll just leave this here
https://www.nfb.ca/film/juke_bar_en
 
2014-06-12 10:20:09 PM  
No, no, a million times no.
 
2014-06-12 10:21:29 PM  
"These are all my children, my babies," Yuan told the Southern Metropolis News.

[...]

Yuan sells the roaches after they are drowned in vats of water and then drying in the sun. "Those dried ones can be sold at 300 yuan to 400 yuan ($48-$64) per jin (1.1 lb). I harvest every two months and dry 10kg to 20kg (22 lbs to 44 lbs) every time."

O.o
 
2014-06-12 10:21:33 PM  
I'd eat a madagascar roach.
 
2014-06-12 10:24:37 PM  
Maybe she missed "the pitter-patter of little feet?"

/obscure?
 
2014-06-12 10:26:33 PM  

doyner: [www.mtv.com image 281x211]


When MTV was a media deity.
 
2014-06-12 10:27:56 PM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-12 10:34:22 PM  
Bambi? Her Name Is Bambi?
 
2014-06-12 10:41:42 PM  

brimed03: Maybe she missed "the pitter-patter of little feet?"

/obscure?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-12 10:44:33 PM  
Smart woman, that's a decent wage in rural China.
 
2014-06-12 10:47:18 PM  
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2014-06-12 10:50:29 PM  
I was hoping for "Penthouse".
 
2014-06-12 10:50:56 PM  
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2014-06-12 10:51:34 PM  
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2014-06-12 10:52:25 PM  
Roaches are my worst nightmare. They were teeny, in the odd filthy house I chanced upon where I grew up in CA. Here in the south, mofos are huge. First Commando Roach I met was in Biloxi MS. I stomped it with combat boots and it ran and flipped me the bird. Bugs in general F with me. I have bugs F'ing with me stories for days. They fly in my face.

*shiver*

Why me? I'd gladly observe them behind glass but they jump at me!
 
2014-06-12 10:53:20 PM  
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2014-06-12 10:54:06 PM  

skinink: "A 37-year-old woman in China shares her countryside home with the estimated 100,000 cockroaches she breeds."
I'll never complain about a cat lady again.


Except not only does Yuan not live in the same house, she "sells the roaches after they are drowned in vats of water and then [dried] in the sun", you could suggest that to the cat lady, but the response is likely to be negative.
 
2014-06-12 11:04:12 PM  

zzrhardy: So, someone farms cockroaches to sell, in a different building to where they live?

Meh.

I actually kind of admire her entrepreneurial spirit.

 
2014-06-12 11:05:49 PM  

Nidiot: skinink: "A 37-year-old woman in China shares her countryside home with the estimated 100,000 cockroaches she breeds."
I'll never complain about a cat lady again.

Except not only does Yuan not live in the same house, she "sells the roaches after they are drowned in vats of water and then [dried] in the sun", you could suggest that to the cat lady, but the response is likely to be negative.


Yeah, these aren't pets. These are purely  livestock. She probably doesn't even name them.
 
2014-06-12 11:19:12 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-12 11:20:00 PM  
Anybody else get to the bottom with the "View Gallery" button and say NOPE!

*bleaches computer screen, then takes monitor outside and sets it on fire, then scatters the ashes to the four winds*


/Why yes, I do have a revulsion of roaches.
 
2014-06-12 11:21:45 PM  

Canton: Nidiot: skinink: "A 37-year-old woman in China shares her countryside home with the estimated 100,000 cockroaches she breeds."
I'll never complain about a cat lady again.

Except not only does Yuan not live in the same house, she "sells the roaches after they are drowned in vats of water and then [dried] in the sun", you could suggest that to the cat lady, but the response is likely to be negative.

Yeah, these aren't pets. These are purely  livestock. She probably doesn't even name them.


If I had 100,000 of anything, I'd name them all George.  And maybe name one Nemo.

But that still wouldn't make them pets.  I agree that they are livestock.
 
2014-06-12 11:23:50 PM  
China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.
 
2014-06-12 11:29:13 PM  

vicioushobbit: If I had 100,000 of anything, I'd name them all George. And maybe name one Nemo.


With cockroaches, at least one should be named Archy.
 
2014-06-12 11:40:31 PM  
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2014-06-12 11:48:08 PM  

Ambivalence: China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.


Actually roaches make good pets. They're always sleek looking from the oil, can eat anything you feed 'em, and if they die? Just a roach.

Plus, the really big ones hiss. That's always a hit with the kiddies.
 
2014-06-12 11:53:21 PM  
And this is why we invented napalm folks.
 
2014-06-13 12:08:20 AM  
This thread is making my skin crawl.

When I came to the south, I was told more than once "They are Palmetto Bugs!"

FTS. They are huge, flying, hissing, flip you the bird cockroaches.
 
2014-06-13 12:09:06 AM  
www.fright.com
 
2014-06-13 12:14:19 AM  

freetomato: This thread is making my skin crawl.

When I came to the south, I was told more than once "They are Palmetto Bugs!"

FTS. They are huge, flying, hissing, flip you the bird cockroaches.


When I first moved to Georgia there was one in my kitchen. I whacked it with a flip-flop and the bastard started coming at me. I hit it 6 more times before it finally died.

/I kinds felt bad after
 
2014-06-13 12:25:54 AM  

Tony_Pepperoni: freetomato: This thread is making my skin crawl.

When I came to the south, I was told more than once "They are Palmetto Bugs!"

FTS. They are huge, flying, hissing, flip you the bird cockroaches.

When I first moved to Georgia there was one in my kitchen. I whacked it with a flip-flop and the bastard started coming at me. I hit it 6 more times before it finally died.

/I kinds felt bad after


Don't feel bad. They would suck the moisture out of your corpse after the apocalypse. Alongside Palin. Smash or poison them with no regret.
 
2014-06-13 12:34:09 AM  

freetomato: This thread is making my skin crawl.


Heard that expression a million times but never really understood it until one night several years ago I walked into my apartment kitchen and flipped on the light.

Out the next day.
 
2014-06-13 12:36:02 AM  
Helm, get us the hell out of here! Warp factor NOPE, engage!

www.blogcdn.com
 
2014-06-13 12:41:09 AM  

Ivo Shandor: brimed03: Maybe she missed "the pitter-patter of little feet?"

/obscure?

[i.imgur.com image 600x223]


Well done!
 
2014-06-13 12:44:37 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: freetomato: This thread is making my skin crawl.

Heard that expression a million times but never really understood it until one night several years ago I walked into my apartment kitchen and flipped on the light.

Out the next day.


When that phrase made sense....

At Keesler AFB, a roach at the end of a long, Korean War era hall cast a monster sized shadow on the wall. Horrifying. This, after I'd tried to stomp one and it hissed and flipped me off....more traumatizing than the silly boot camp I'd just done. I called home, got my sister on the phone, and told her of my roach horror. She said "I bet when you sleep, they drink out of the corners of your eyes." I slept with the lights on for weeks.

/biatch
//Still love her
 
2014-06-13 12:56:53 AM  
Nope nope nope
 
2014-06-13 01:00:28 AM  

arashinogarou: Ok, what happened to the stereotypical "Asian women look young until they're 60" thing? She the same age as me and looks like she could be my grandmother.

This is what a stereotypical early 40's Asian woman looks like, for reference:


A stereotype only has to be "true" about 15% of the time to be prevalent enough to confirm and reinforce ore existing biases.
 
2014-06-13 01:18:14 AM  
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2014-06-13 01:19:01 AM  
Must be trash day.
 
2014-06-13 01:37:47 AM  
What's not to love?
amazingbeautifulworld.com
 
2014-06-13 01:44:06 AM  

ciberido: Must be trash day.

Garbage day?
 
2014-06-13 01:47:25 AM  
 
2014-06-13 02:02:53 AM  
Palmetto bugs? Fark that. In my first apartment, I had them fly out of the exhaust fan in my bathroom. That was over 10 years ago, and I still cringe when fans turn on in bathrooms.

All bugs belong outside.
 
2014-06-13 02:10:08 AM  

doglover: Ambivalence: China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.

Actually roaches make good pets. They're always sleek looking from the oil, can eat anything you feed 'em, and if they die? Just a roach.

Plus, the really big ones hiss. That's always a hit with the kiddies.


It would be cool to have two or three of the hissing cockroaches as pets. They seem like relatively easy keepers. Not particularly cuddly, but certainly interesting. And I could probably send off any potential offspring to be reptile food. Pretty sure that's why my favorite pet store carries them. They have a sizable selection of herps there...
 
2014-06-13 02:15:15 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Ah, my first apartment was a bit like that.


My last apartment had those nasty German roaches. My current one has scorpions. I'd gladly take back the old one if it wasn't in Florida.
 
2014-06-13 02:17:09 AM  

Canton: doglover: Ambivalence: China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.

Actually roaches make good pets. They're always sleek looking from the oil, can eat anything you feed 'em, and if they die? Just a roach.

Plus, the really big ones hiss. That's always a hit with the kiddies.

It would be cool to have two or three of the hissing cockroaches as pets. They seem like relatively easy keepers. Not particularly cuddly, but certainly interesting. And I could probably send off any potential offspring to be reptile food. Pretty sure that's why my favorite pet store carries them. They have a sizable selection of herps there...


They're actually kind of snuggly, for bugs.
 
2014-06-13 02:26:07 AM  

doglover: Canton: doglover: Ambivalence: China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.

Actually roaches make good pets. They're always sleek looking from the oil, can eat anything you feed 'em, and if they die? Just a roach.

Plus, the really big ones hiss. That's always a hit with the kiddies.

It would be cool to have two or three of the hissing cockroaches as pets. They seem like relatively easy keepers. Not particularly cuddly, but certainly interesting. And I could probably send off any potential offspring to be reptile food. Pretty sure that's why my favorite pet store carries them. They have a sizable selection of herps there...

They're actually kind of snuggly, for bugs.


I have a few Madagascar Hissers. They are pretty cute.
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2014-06-13 03:04:37 AM  
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2014-06-13 03:32:49 AM  

SpaceBison: doglover: Canton: doglover: Ambivalence: China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.

Actually roaches make good pets. They're always sleek looking from the oil, can eat anything you feed 'em, and if they die? Just a roach.

Plus, the really big ones hiss. That's always a hit with the kiddies.

It would be cool to have two or three of the hissing cockroaches as pets. They seem like relatively easy keepers. Not particularly cuddly, but certainly interesting. And I could probably send off any potential offspring to be reptile food. Pretty sure that's why my favorite pet store carries them. They have a sizable selection of herps there...

They're actually kind of snuggly, for bugs.

I have a few Madagascar Hissers. They are pretty cute.
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I just realized cockroaches molt.

That means they're in the sewer now eating their own, shiat coated skeletons all around me in this city.
 
2014-06-13 03:47:04 AM  
That was a cool story, not gross as the headline implies. They're Palmetto bugs (to help overcome the roach stigma) and the baby ones are called nymphs and they live on sugar. They're so valued that she gets up to $64 a pound for them. Why not turn her extra house in the countryside (that she's not living in) into a breeding house. Plus it's completely sealed up so they can't get out.
 
2014-06-13 04:00:07 AM  

doglover: SpaceBison: doglover: Canton: doglover: Ambivalence: China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.

Actually roaches make good pets. They're always sleek looking from the oil, can eat anything you feed 'em, and if they die? Just a roach.

Plus, the really big ones hiss. That's always a hit with the kiddies.

It would be cool to have two or three of the hissing cockroaches as pets. They seem like relatively easy keepers. Not particularly cuddly, but certainly interesting. And I could probably send off any potential offspring to be reptile food. Pretty sure that's why my favorite pet store carries them. They have a sizable selection of herps there...

They're actually kind of snuggly, for bugs.

I have a few Madagascar Hissers. They are pretty cute.
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I just realized cockroaches molt.

That means they're in the sewer now eating their own, shiat coated skeletons all around me in this city.


Heh. That is a thing that insects do, yeah. Besides, we shed our skin. It just happens to be in tiny bits all the time, not at regular intervals all at once. Um, not that we eat it. Inhale it, maybe...

Geez, they are cute! Maybe  weta level cute, but right up there for insects.

/Insects are awesome
//Just not ants in the kitchen
///Those get the Borax treatment...
////Sorry, ants, but you'd do the same thing...
 
2014-06-13 07:20:15 AM  
You have to breed cockroaches?  Now, come ON.
 
2014-06-13 07:59:15 AM  

Cold_Sassy: You have to breed cockroaches?  Now, come ON.


I was about to say, how much effort is it to care for roaches. In FL, we had a mailbox that was built into a concrete pillar. Well roaches lived in there and they ate our mail. Fark leaving them nectar and fruit, leave them cardboard, rubberbands, and old coffee grinds, and they will be perfectly happy.

Living in Fl has given me a hatred of roaches. Especially Palmetto bugs. Roaches have the decency to scatter when you turn on the lights. Palmetto bugs launch an aerial assault to drive you away, and then walk over and turn the light back off.
 
2014-06-13 08:50:10 AM  
Roaches.... OK we need to import some exotic spiders to eat them all, then some exotic birds that eat spiders, and some Bolivian tree lizards to take care of the birds, some Chinese needle snakes to take care of the lizards, and some Gorillas that thrive on snake meat to take care of the snakes.
 
2014-06-13 09:02:03 AM  

arashinogarou: Ok, what happened to the stereotypical "Asian women look young until they're 60" thing? She the same age as me and looks like she could be my grandmother.

This is what a stereotypical early 40's Asian woman looks like, for reference:

[img.fark.net image 620x400]


I think that doesn't apply to Asian women living in rural parts of Asia.
 
2014-06-13 10:31:58 AM  

doglover: Canton: It would be cool to have two or three of the hissing cockroaches as pets. They seem like relatively easy keepers. Not particularly cuddly, but certainly interesting. And I could probably send off any potential offspring to be reptile food. Pretty sure that's why my favorite pet store carries them. They have a sizable selection of herps there...

They're actually kind of snuggly, for bugs.


You know, the Sahara is actually kind of damp, for a desert.
 
2014-06-13 11:49:57 AM  

R.A.Danny: [img.fark.net image 200x200]


Holy mother of...

I shall now hunt for the uncensored gif, productivity be damned
 
2014-06-13 11:55:31 AM  

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: R.A.Danny: [img.fark.net image 200x200]

Holy mother of...

I shall now hunt for the uncensored gif, productivity be damned


I saved you the trouble

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-13 12:10:52 PM  

MythDragon: Cold_Sassy: You have to breed cockroaches?  Now, come ON.

I was about to say, how much effort is it to care for roaches. In FL, we had a mailbox that was built into a concrete pillar. Well roaches lived in there and they ate our mail. Fark leaving them nectar and fruit, leave them cardboard, rubberbands, and old coffee grinds, and they will be perfectly happy.

Living in Fl has given me a hatred of roaches. Especially Palmetto bugs. Roaches have the decency to scatter when you turn on the lights. Palmetto bugs launch an aerial assault to drive you away, and then walk over and turn the light back off.


When I was younger,  my Grandma lived on Siesta Key and she had a realtor friend who owned some older rental cottages, which we got pretty cheap I guess, because my father was a teacher and my mom was a housewife (caring for 4 children and running the house) and that was the first time I ever saw a Palmetto bug, and I will never forget it as long as I live.  Ewwwwwwwwww!!  I was pretty freaked out.
 
2014-06-13 02:21:00 PM  
These are my children. Later I will drown them.
 
2014-06-13 04:12:05 PM  

R.A.Danny: Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: R.A.Danny: [img.fark.net image 200x200]

Holy mother of...

I shall now hunt for the uncensored gif, productivity be damned

I saved you the trouble

[img.fark.net image 130x134]


That joke remains just as funny, even without The Rock!
 
2014-06-13 09:43:21 PM  
www.dvdsreleasedates.com

Huh, referenced this movie twice in a week...
 
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