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(SFGate)   California feels a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cry out 'SPOON'   (sfgate.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Tick, Lyme disease, Ixodes scapularis, San Francisco Bay Area, California, Bay Area, Daniel Salkeld, bad things  
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5433 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Oct 2021 at 2:35 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-22 1:20:20 PM  
CHA

 
2021-10-22 1:32:13 PM  
"there is no spoon"
 
2021-10-22 2:36:34 PM  
Keen!
 
2021-10-22 2:38:07 PM  
Look, stop complaining. You can be on fire and have no ticks or have it raining and have ticks.
 
2021-10-22 2:39:29 PM  
And so he says to me, 'you wanna be a bad guy?' And I say, 'yeah, baby! I wanna be bad!' And I says, 'surf's up, space ponies! I'm making gravy without the lumps!' Aaaaahahahahahaha!
 
2021-10-22 2:40:18 PM  
Wouldn't the landslides bomb be more worrisome than ticks?
 
2021-10-22 2:40:34 PM  
"Gravity is a harsh mistress."
"All of that thinking - doesn't it hurt?"
And of course:
"Pesky ninjas."
 
2021-10-22 2:41:24 PM  
PSA:   Be nice to opossums!
 
2021-10-22 2:42:35 PM  
I know, "Kill them with fire!"
Oops, sorry!
 
2021-10-22 2:45:13 PM  
Rain is about to set off the 'tick time bomb' in California

If the rain is setting it off, then it's not a time bomb.  Time sets off a time bomb.

/ackshually
 
2021-10-22 2:45:45 PM  
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2021-10-22 2:45:53 PM  
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2021-10-22 2:48:34 PM  

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LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!!!!!!
Youtube 4tAGIH3FGBU
 
2021-10-22 2:50:05 PM  
/TIL he's the voice of Patrick in Sponge Bob

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2021-10-22 2:54:36 PM  
I still have several of the Taco Bell Tick figures/swag in a drawer upstairs. Too lazy to get them out and take a pic, but it's the rolling Tick with the paper brick wall, Arthur (supposed to stick to glass/walls with the sticky wings)
Basically this set-up with a few more items... still have the Taco Bell bag it came in.

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2021-10-22 2:56:53 PM  
I really liked the Amazon series.
 
2021-10-22 3:01:22 PM  
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2021-10-22 3:04:10 PM  

Pinner: I still have several of the Taco Bell Tick figures/swag in a drawer upstairs. Too lazy to get them out and take a pic, but it's the rolling Tick with the paper brick wall, Arthur (supposed to stick to glass/walls with the sticky wings)
Basically this set-up with a few more items... still have the Taco Bell bag it came in.

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The one on the left is obviously a butt-plug.
 
2021-10-22 3:05:21 PM  
I'm having trouble keeping up.  Can someone quickly brief me on the relationship between the ticks and the murder hornets?  Is there a possibility they could form an alliance?  And, how do the army worms fit into the picture?
 
2021-10-22 3:06:29 PM  
EAT MY JUSTICE!!!
 
2021-10-22 3:09:53 PM  
Where is this loony chick mountain biking with dogs?  That's a big NO-NO.
 
2021-10-22 3:18:01 PM  
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2021-10-22 3:19:37 PM  

Walker: Look, stop complaining. You can be on fire and have no ticks or have it raining and have ticks.


We aren't complaining, We are just making sure you all know how terrible it is here, in order to insure that you never try to come.
 
2021-10-22 3:20:42 PM  
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2021-10-22 3:22:18 PM  
So we're about to be simultaneously hit with a bomb cyclone and a tick time bomb?

Yeah, that sounds about right. Will just have to pay more attention until the mud slides wipe out the ticks.
 
2021-10-22 3:35:01 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: PSA:   Be nice to opossums!


Why?  Do they eat ticks?  If not, why?  I think they are shifty, beady eyed little villains waiting to do something wrong as soon as you take the flashlight away.
 
2021-10-22 3:35:54 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: I'm having trouble keeping up.  Can someone quickly brief me on the relationship between the ticks and the murder hornets?  Is there a possibility they could form an alliance?  And, how do the army worms fit into the picture?


The mueder wasps carry the tick bombs and drop them from the air onto unsuspecting blue tick hounds, who then bring them to humans by brushing up against owner's legs endearingly- thus- TICKBOMB!!!!
 
2021-10-22 3:37:31 PM  

jso2897: Walker: Look, stop complaining. You can be on fire and have no ticks or have it raining and have ticks.

We aren't complaining, We are just making sure you all know how terrible it is here, in order to insure that you never try to come.


THAT!
/Welcome to California- now go home!
//leave your daughters.
 
2021-10-22 3:45:41 PM  

jackandwater: Dewey Fidalgo: PSA:   Be nice to opossums!

Why?  Do they eat ticks?  If not, why?  I think they are shifty, beady eyed little villains waiting to do something wrong as soon as you take the flashlight away.


Yes, they eat ticks.   They eat Lyme disease infected ticks (though they don't suffer from the disease as far as I have read).
 
2021-10-22 3:49:22 PM  
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2021-10-22 3:52:11 PM  
I've got that mustache feeling
 
2021-10-22 3:55:39 PM  

jso2897: Walker: Look, stop complaining. You can be on fire and have no ticks or have it raining and have ticks.

We aren't complaining, We are just making sure you all know how terrible it is here, in order to insure ensure that you never try to come.


Look, I don't want to be a pedant....actually, that's not true.  I love being a pedant.
 
2021-10-22 4:08:46 PM  

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If you don't mind, what show / movie is that from?
 
2021-10-22 4:14:25 PM  
"Yeah, we've been in a drought for the last 15 years, but on the other hand rain would bring ticks. I'm not sure which I'd rather have."
 
2021-10-22 4:15:53 PM  

kindms: I've got that mustache feeling


OH YEAH
 
2021-10-22 4:15:55 PM  

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If you don't mind, what show / movie is that from?


Lost Girl. That's Kenzie.
 
2021-10-22 4:21:59 PM  

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If you don't mind, what show / movie is that from?


Here knock yourself out:

Lost Girl | Funny Kenzi Moments
Youtube ciMAzWvnor4
 
2021-10-22 4:35:43 PM  

Boojum2k: CzarChasm: Boojum2k: [Fark user image 425x399] [View Full Size image _x_]

If you don't mind, what show / movie is that from?

Lost Girl. That's Kenzie.


Cool thanks, she looks like a really good actress
 
2021-10-22 4:37:23 PM  
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2021-10-22 4:37:26 PM  
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Tick researcher Dan Salkeld
 
2021-10-22 4:39:19 PM  
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2021-10-22 4:57:07 PM  
Why is this being treated like a new thing?
 
2021-10-22 5:11:24 PM  
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2021-10-22 5:13:58 PM  
"...because rain brings the much dreaded and hated ticks!!!" MaiTheDane tweeted earlier this week. "I absolutely hate them with a venom," she continued in a comment."

Who is it we are to look out for again?
 
2021-10-22 6:10:06 PM  

IDisME: "...because rain brings the much dreaded and hated ticks!!!" MaiTheDane tweeted earlier this week. "I absolutely hate them with a venom," she continued in a comment."

Who is it we are to look out for again?


You caught that idiotic passage, too?

Fark me...grammar these days...
 
2021-10-22 8:04:33 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: jackandwater: Dewey Fidalgo: PSA:   Be nice to opossums!

Why?  Do they eat ticks?  If not, why?  I think they are shifty, beady eyed little villains waiting to do something wrong as soon as you take the flashlight away.

Yes, they eat ticks.   They eat Lyme disease infected ticks (though they don't suffer from the disease as far as I have read).


It sounds like the oft-repeated factoid is that one possem may eat up to 5000 ticks a year.

The other one I've heard about is lizards - the western fencepost lizard also eats ticks, but isn't hospitable to the parasite that causes Lyme disease, breaking the Lyme disease lifecycle.
 
2021-10-22 8:05:33 PM  
Drought drought
Rain rain
Complain complain
Complain complain
 
2021-10-22 9:29:20 PM  

Resident Muslim: Why is this being treated like a new thing?


I'm just waiting for the video on TickTok.
 
2021-10-22 9:57:59 PM  
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2021-10-22 10:03:34 PM  
MaiTheDane tweetedearlier this week. "I absolutely hate them with a venom," she continued in a comment.

At least she doesn't hate them enough to lock her mandibles in them so hard that you have to hold a glowing match head to her butt, to get her to dislodge from them, without ripping her head off.
 
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