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6 days ago  
Beautiful plumage
 
6 days ago  
"Fun with nail polish remover and hydrogen peroxide"
 
6 days ago  

cretinbob: Beautiful plumage


The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.
 
6 days ago  
Look what I made out of styrofoam and diesel fuel!
 
6 days ago  
Please let it not be from China.

/Rats
 
6 days ago  

Anim: cretinbob: Beautiful plumage

The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.


No no...it's restin'
 
6 days ago  
It's believed it arrived on cargo from China.

Stock up on toilet paper and booze!
 
6 days ago  
be careful

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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Cat butt lipstick request: shortly after that thread, there was a photoshop contest and one of the entries was a photo of a ton of cat-butt lipstick marks on a glass table. Might have been from underside, may or may not have included a cat

I lost my saved copy of that image, and when I tried to find it again years later, all I found were broken image links. (must have been before Fark started hosting copies of images, I assume)

Please, if anyone has that image laying around, I humbly request you post or link to it
 
6 days ago  

Teddy Brosevelt: Look what I made out of styrofoam and diesel fuel!


Sticky and burny.
 
6 days ago  
My old carrier had an equipment inspection form we had to fill out every time the truck left a quarantine area for these suckers. It was geofenced; drive through a tiny corner of an affected county and the Infotrac would send the electronic form automatically.

My current carrier hadn't even known about the spotted lanternfly and they are a much bigger company.

Go to these areas and you will see the same thing you see everywhere else, rows of trailers in drop yards, doors wide open for days? Weeks? Longer?

It isn't an effective quarantine if you aren't stopping every vehicle passing through and inspecting them thoroughly, or just fumigate the whole car, truck, rv, whatever.

Anything less is not going to work.

I blame Obama for not being the tyrant the Republicans made him out to be. Nothing less is going to stop this big from spreading.
 
6 days ago  
I mistakenly read State Fair as Science Fair, and was confused as to how science was involved with anything in Kansas.
 
6 days ago  

kb7rky: Anim: cretinbob: Beautiful plumage

The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.

No no...it's restin'


It's just pining for the fjords.
 
6 days ago  
How do you take time to identify it, but, don't learn it's invasive?
🤡
 
6 days ago  
Killing it on site? As opposed to taking it to school and killing it there, to the dismay and disgust of many triggered people.
 
6 days ago  
On Sight, Sheeple. Fire at will.
 
6 days ago  
Ubi sunt the fnords of yesteryear?
 
6 days ago  

casual disregard: be careful

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New Rule: No coffee or spillables in the sciencing room.
 
6 days ago  
As a kid while "investigating" the debris in a window-well of our house I found a termite.

I showed it to my dad and he freaked out.

I was more like those on the left

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Us kids would have constantly used it if it were an emergency exit.
 
6 days ago  

Squik2: Cat butt lipstick request: shortly after that thread, there was a photoshop contest and one of the entries was a photo of a ton of cat-butt lipstick marks on a glass table. Might have been from underside, may or may not have included a cat

I lost my saved copy of that image, and when I tried to find it again years later, all I found were broken image links. (must have been before Fark started hosting copies of images, I assume)

Please, if anyone has that image laying around, I humbly request you post or link to it


Nearest I can find is from a Farktography contest seven years later by U-Man, which doesn't really match. However, the composition matches your description quite well so I'm not sure if it was a remake or not.

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6 days ago  
......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?
 
6 days ago  

Chinesenookiefactory: ......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?


China is really big and so much shiat comes from China.
 
6 days ago  
Thanks a lot again, CHINA

It's believed it arrived on cargo from China.
 
6 days ago  

Chinesenookiefactory: ......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?


We gave them fire ants, so it's kind of even.  Although I'd like to see what China would look like completely covered in kudzu, too.
 
6 days ago  
A child of friends of mine decided they wanted to be a "forensic entomologist". After asking "what the hell does that mean, it turns out bugs can be interesting things. Getting schooled about bugs by a 14-year-old was an interesting experience.
 
6 days ago  
FTFA: "The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that prevents plants from photosynthesizing, causing them to die, prompting health officials to suggest killing it on site."

Do journalists even need to graduate from high school anymore?
 
6 days ago  

a particular individual: FTFA: "The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that prevents plants from photosynthesizing, causing them to die, prompting health officials to suggest killing it on site."

Do journalists even need to graduate from high school anymore?


Ah, but by a literal reading that means killing it where it is found and not taking it elsewhere.

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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
They say APHIS but they really mean Plant protection and quarantine. They usually handle the bugs.
 
6 days ago  

SwiftFox: Chinesenookiefactory: ......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?

China is really big and so much shiat comes from China.


Environment-altering moths, murder hornets, killer viruses......

No offense China, I love your food but....STOP IT!!
 
6 days ago  

Chinesenookiefactory: SwiftFox: Chinesenookiefactory: ......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?

China is really big and so much shiat comes from China.

Environment-altering moths, murder hornets, killer viruses......

No offense China, I love your food but....STOP IT!!


Username checks out.
 
6 days ago  

Chinesenookiefactory: SwiftFox: Chinesenookiefactory: ......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?

China is really big and so much shiat comes from China.

Environment-altering moths, murder hornets, killer viruses......

No offense China, I love your food but....STOP IT!!


Murder hornets are Japanese....
 
6 days ago  

Chinesenookiefactory: ......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?


The China's fire ant infestation originated from the US, so it does go both ways.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

a particular individual: FTFA: "The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that prevents plants from photosynthesizing, causing them to die, prompting health officials to suggest killing it on site."

Do journalists even need to graduate from high school anymore?


No, they apparently mean actually fumigating anything coming in and killing it where found.
 
6 days ago  

waxbeans: How do you take time to identify it, but, don't learn it's invasive?
🤡


It's Kansas. They should be grateful the kid didn't label it "Raccoon".
 
6 days ago  

a particular individual: FTFA: "The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that prevents plants from photosynthesizing, causing them to die, prompting health officials to suggest killing it on site."

Do journalists even need to graduate from high school anymore?


While I agree with you, killing the thing on sight on the site where it is sighted is a good practice.
 
6 days ago  

Squik2: Cat butt lipstick request: shortly after that thread, there was a photoshop contest and one of the entries was a photo of a ton of cat-butt lipstick marks on a glass table. Might have been from underside, may or may not have included a cat

I lost my saved copy of that image, and when I tried to find it again years later, all I found were broken image links. (must have been before Fark started hosting copies of images, I assume)

Please, if anyone has that image laying around, I humbly request you post or link to it


If the one up above isn't it, do you happen to know what thread it was?
 
6 days ago  

a particular individual: FTFA: "The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that prevents plants from photosynthesizing, causing them to die, prompting health officials to suggest killing it on site."

Do journalists even need to graduate from high school anymore?


Spell Check sure doesn't. Lazy bones.
 
6 days ago  

BolloxReader: My old carrier had an equipment inspection form we had to fill out every time the truck left a quarantine area for these suckers. It was geofenced; drive through a tiny corner of an affected county and the Infotrac would send the electronic form automatically.

My current carrier hadn't even known about the spotted lanternfly and they are a much bigger company.

Go to these areas and you will see the same thing you see everywhere else, rows of trailers in drop yards, doors wide open for days? Weeks? Longer?

It isn't an effective quarantine if you aren't stopping every vehicle passing through and inspecting them thoroughly, or just fumigate the whole car, truck, rv, whatever.

Anything less is not going to work.

I blame Obama for not being the tyrant the Republicans made him out to be. Nothing less is going to stop this big from spreading.


We had to train everyone in our Pennsylvania facilities about it, and have to train people who transfer in and any new hires
 
6 days ago  

Squik2: Cat butt lipstick request: shortly after that thread, there was a photoshop contest and one of the entries was a photo of a ton of cat-butt lipstick marks on a glass table. Might have been from underside, may or may not have included a cat

I lost my saved copy of that image, and when I tried to find it again years later, all I found were broken image links. (must have been before Fark started hosting copies of images, I assume)

Please, if anyone has that image laying around, I humbly request you post or link to it


Fark is not your personal erotica site
 
6 days ago  

thehellisthis: Chinesenookiefactory: ......and they come from China.  Why does so much farked up shiat come from China?

We gave them fire ants, so it's kind of even.  Although I'd like to see what China would look like completely covered in kudzu, too.


Kudzu is native to East Asia. Its other names are Chinese or Japanese arrowroot.
 
6 days ago  

Mock26: [images.static-bluray.com image 728x409]


I got that reference!

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6 days ago  
So not the "burning twin towers" float from the parade the other day?
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  

falkone32: Squik2: Cat butt lipstick request: shortly after that thread, there was a photoshop contest and one of the entries was a photo of a ton of cat-butt lipstick marks on a glass table. Might have been from underside, may or may not have included a cat

I lost my saved copy of that image, and when I tried to find it again years later, all I found were broken image links. (must have been before Fark started hosting copies of images, I assume)

Please, if anyone has that image laying around, I humbly request you post or link to it

Nearest I can find is from a Farktography contest seven years later by U-Man, which doesn't really match. However, the composition matches your description quite well so I'm not sure if it was a remake or not.

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I've named it to make sure I can easily find it again years from now:

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6 days ago  

BolloxReader: My old carrier had an equipment inspection form we had to fill out every time the truck left a quarantine area for these suckers. It was geofenced; drive through a tiny corner of an affected county and the Infotrac would send the electronic form automatically.

My current carrier hadn't even known about the spotted lanternfly and they are a much bigger company.

Go to these areas and you will see the same thing you see everywhere else, rows of trailers in drop yards, doors wide open for days? Weeks? Longer?

It isn't an effective quarantine if you aren't stopping every vehicle passing through and inspecting them thoroughly, or just fumigate the whole car, truck, rv, whatever.

Anything less is not going to work.

I blame Obama for not being the tyrant the Republicans made him out to be. Nothing less is going to stop this big from spreading.


It honestly seems like too much of a coincidence that both the stinkbug and lanternfly infestations originated from Allentown, PA. It's a small city (120k people) without a cargo port or major aiport. The lanternfly is estimated to cause half a billion in damage to agriculture a year in PA alone.

Pretty good return on investment if its a single CCCP sleeper agent whose job it is to release packages of random foreign bugs to see if they become invasive.
 
6 days ago  

BolloxReader: My old carrier had an equipment inspection form we had to fill out every time the truck left a quarantine area for these suckers. It was geofenced; drive through a tiny corner of an affected county and the Infotrac would send the electronic form automatically.

My current carrier hadn't even known about the spotted lanternfly and they are a much bigger company.

Go to these areas and you will see the same thing you see everywhere else, rows of trailers in drop yards, doors wide open for days? Weeks? Longer?

It isn't an effective quarantine if you aren't stopping every vehicle passing through and inspecting them thoroughly, or just fumigate the whole car, truck, rv, whatever.

Anything less is not going to work.

I blame Obama for not being the tyrant the Republicans made him out to be. Nothing less is going to stop this big from spreading.


Preying mantises eat lantern flys, so we need to saturate the area with mantis colonies.

When the Mantises get out of hand, we can release chickens to eat the Mantis and Lanternfly populations.

When the chicken population gets out of hand, we make the last Friday of every month the national Fried chicken holiday.
 
6 days ago  

TheReject: a particular individual: FTFA: "The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that prevents plants from photosynthesizing, causing them to die, prompting health officials to suggest killing it on site."

Do journalists even need to graduate from high school anymore?

Ah, but by a literal reading that means killing it where it is found and not taking it elsewhere.

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It makes absolutely no sense to specify that they need to be killed "on site". How else would you kill insects? Tranquilize them and move them to humane execution facilities?

Every other news source phrases it the way agricultural officials intent - "on sight" - as in if you see one, don't wait until you have a plan for eradication, stop what you're doing and squish it right away. For example:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n​a​tion/2021/08/27/spotted-lanternfly-nee​d-killed-officials-say/5601393001/
 
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