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(USA Today)   Coronavirus, Murder Hornets, and now 17-Year Cicadas are in the picture to drive you slowly insane with the relentless BZZT-EWW BZZT-EWW BZZT-EWW BZZT-EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   (usatoday.com) divider line
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2020-05-13 11:51:03 AM  
As if I needed further encouragement to stay indoors. I remember the last time these bastards came out. Not just the buzzing, but the crunch crunch crunch underfoot as anyone tried to walk anywhere. Like autumn leaves covering the ground, but in crunchy bug corpses.
 
2020-05-13 12:01:20 PM  
I can understand how most people would find their sound annoying but for some reason I find it comforting.
 
2020-05-13 12:19:59 PM  
Well, aren't y'all just precious.

~ Signed, anyone who lives in Texas.
 
2020-05-13 12:20:38 PM  
God:  "Cue the locust."
 
2020-05-13 12:22:38 PM  
Cicadas are annoying, but they breed & die in pretty short order.
 
2020-05-13 12:24:15 PM  
Screw that noise.  I'ma stay inside all summer and watch anime instead.

/anybody who watched any anime ever gets this
 
2020-05-13 12:25:34 PM  
I swear every year they say we are going to get the 17 year cicadas this summer.
 
2020-05-13 12:25:44 PM  
Oh thank god.  With the rise in food prices, I could use a bounty of tree shrimp just right about now.

My boiling pot is ready.
 
2020-05-13 12:26:07 PM  
It's not summertime until the cicadas are buzzing.
 
2020-05-13 12:26:46 PM  
Wait until they are 18 and we get some sweet cicada porn.
 
2020-05-13 12:27:54 PM  
Lake flies just hatched here.  Best to go jogging with yer mouth shut.
 
2020-05-13 12:29:04 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I swear every year they say we are going to get the 17 year cicadas this summer.


Not every year, but eight years running, somewhere.

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2020-05-13 12:29:34 PM  
 
2020-05-13 12:30:07 PM  
But Steam Summer Sale confirmed for June 25th if we make it that long.
 
2020-05-13 12:33:13 PM  
Eh, I have tinnitus, I hear that all the time anyway.
 
2020-05-13 12:36:08 PM  
Not the bees!

Yeah, cicadas are just part of the soundtrack of the South.
 
2020-05-13 12:36:30 PM  
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2020-05-13 12:40:22 PM  
Oh, great NEXT A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS.
(next they open the 5th seal)
 
2020-05-13 12:42:10 PM  
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2020-05-13 12:44:03 PM  
fark all of them, and fark the stink bugs which are out in force in the mid-Atlantic states this year. I blame the mild winter.
 
2020-05-13 12:44:49 PM  
Farkers are used to hearing low buzzing noises late at night.

Except for that one Farkette that has a toy powered by Briggs & Stratton

/YOU know who you are
//A gentlemen doesn't name names
///Neither do I now that I think about it
 
2020-05-13 12:45:00 PM  
That used to be a "once in a hundred years" type event. Mother Nature is pissed!
 
2020-05-13 12:47:57 PM  
Cicadas...

"I notice that all of the coverings on these sandwiches have sesame seeds..."

"Is that cumin?"
 
2020-05-13 12:53:03 PM  

macgregor666: Would it sound like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKCIFX​qhLzo


I was thinking more like
https://youtu.be/rq9WJM-LiWo
The cicada cut-scene/filler from Eva that always lasted 5x longer than necessary.
 
2020-05-13 1:03:53 PM  
Evangelion Cicada Sound 1 Hour - Anime ASMR
Youtube rq9WJM-LiWo
 
2020-05-13 1:05:57 PM  
Phooey.  Beaten to it.


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2020-05-13 1:18:45 PM  
Ugh, harbingers of heat. I hate those hoes.
 
2020-05-13 1:18:53 PM  

MechaPyx: It's not summertime until the cicadas are buzzing.


^ THIS

What is Subby's problem?  Here in Canada, a cicada buzzing means it is going to be a nice day for once.
 
2020-05-13 1:37:13 PM  
In my neck of the woods we get some cicadas almost every year. But the REALLY BIG LOUD BROOD WILL BE HERE NEXT YEAR.
/sorry for shouting. just practicing.
//yeah they can be annoying bumping into you as they fly around and they're noisy, but they don't stink.
///three!
 
2020-05-13 1:41:09 PM  

A'isha P.: [YouTube video: Evangelion Cicada Sound 1 Hour - Anime ASMR]


Is that where Fatboy Slim got the inspiration for Kalifornia?
Fatboy Slim - Kalifornia
Youtube 7AvAYyu49_s
 
2020-05-13 1:43:43 PM  

ObscureNameHere: MechaPyx: It's not summertime until the cicadas are buzzing.

^ THIS

What is Subby's problem?  Here in Canada, a cicada buzzing means it is going to be a nice day for once.


The 17 year varieties tend to overwhelm things for a couple of weeks. It gets hard to walk anywhere without stepping on discarded exoskeletons, and they can get super loud.
 
2020-05-13 1:46:39 PM  

Trainspotr: ObscureNameHere: MechaPyx: It's not summertime until the cicadas are buzzing.

^ THIS

What is Subby's problem?  Here in Canada, a cicada buzzing means it is going to be a nice day for once.

The 17 year varieties tend to overwhelm things for a couple of weeks. It gets hard to walk anywhere without stepping on discarded exoskeletons, and they can get super loud.


On the other hand you can set up armies of cicada exoskeletons.

Someone should totally do this in various unexpected locations.
 
2020-05-13 2:10:25 PM  

Trainspotr: The Googles Do Nothing: I swear every year they say we are going to get the 17 year cicadas this summer.

Not every year, but eight years running, somewhere.

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So, we're basically playing Starcraft without knowing it, and multiple AI players have already swarmed our base with broodlings.

I'll be in the garage, converting my SUV into a siege tank.
 
2020-05-13 2:38:09 PM  
I happened to be in the DC area the last time Brood IX came around. I'd never heard cicadas before. Holy shiat were they loud! And just... everywhere. Covering every tree, streetlight, etc. Pretty cool to see.
 
2020-05-13 3:02:52 PM  
Gag.

Late eighties, no later than early '91, my late ex and I were living in the exurbs outside Austin, and that hit. It was a 20 or 25 min drive (half of that at 60) to the nearest supermarket. We hit a *ton* while driving, and the parking lot of the stupormarket was literally carpeted with them. It was like driving over the lot with an inch of crunchy water on it....
 
2020-05-13 3:21:27 PM  
CSB:

As a kid, some folk would put a card in the spoke of their bike to get that motorcycle sound. Others would run over a coke can.

My friends and I would catch these lil bastards and hold on to them as they scream and we rode down the street.

Those not from the south may think this is a bit bizarre. Equally, those in the south may think the same.
 
2020-05-13 3:30:33 PM  

WoolyManwich: I can understand how most people would find their sound annoying but for some reason I find it comforting.


Stayed in Japan one summer; when I came back to the states I couldn't sleep well for weeks without the sound of cicadas buzzing. It really is relaxing after a while.
 
2020-05-13 3:34:55 PM  
Maybe the other insects will drown out the whining from Trump and other drones of that ilk. Now that would be relief. I think I could handle the buzzing of bees and the chirping and clicking of cicadas. They can't be that much worse than crickets pretending to be cellphones in the bushes.
 
2020-05-13 3:56:59 PM  

WoolyManwich: I can understand how most people would find their sound annoying but for some reason I find it comforting.


Same here, one of my favorite things to do while hammock hiking is string the hammock up somewhere on a lazy summer afternoon and just listen.
 
2020-05-13 3:59:57 PM  

WoolyManwich: I can understand how most people would find their sound annoying but for some reason I find it comforting.


Same here it's just one of the sounds of summer that I love.
 
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