Cicadas

Oh my God, they're coming. Soon. (Shudder)

13 comments:

BoggyWoggy said...

AWESOME! I loved seeing this...and wouldn't have thought of it if I had not randomly discovered your site!

Karly said...

Oh my god. I just literally started hyperventilating. I had to stop the freaking movie. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SURVIVE THIS? HOW, I ASK YOU?

Mamma said...

or the sound echoing in my head...

Grim Reality Girl said...

So I can thwart their evil plot for world domination after all!! I will simply lay down tarps to prevent those youngens' from festering into the soil. I will capture them in their early state and destroy them! Ha Ha! By simply eliminating their ability to burrow I can cause their evil brows to furrow! I can stop this madness!!! I can prevent the start of the 17 year cycle!!!! Armed with this knowledge I can save my 55 year old self of the future from the horror of cicadas!! Today is TRULY a great day. The madness can stop now. I am relieved.

/glad I don’t live on the lakeshore were fish flies are a burden EVERY year!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

I refuse to watch whatever it is you have on that friggin' clip. I see that face sitting there peering at me and I want to crawl out of my own skin!

Little Monkies said...

Girlfriend, my husband moved me to Cincinnati, Ohio the year (2004) that the plague of all plagues hit...the one that comes only every 17 years...the one where there were *literally* PILES of cicada shells on the ground and they were flying in your hair, in your face. You had to use your windshield wiper to get them off of your car in the morning. I have SEEN the cicada onslaught, and it's not pretty!

Little Monkies said...

Yep, that's pretty much what it was like...the sound was so loud that if you were walking along having a conversation and went under a tree, sometimes you couldn't hear what the other person was saying. One highlight was going to the Cincinnati zoo and having a kid see a mating pair and scream "DAD, look at those cicadas, they're stuck together!"

I think you're safe, this happened in 2004 in the east...

Cool video, though. Can't wait to show it to my monkey!

Gretchen said...

I can't watch it - I'll take your word for it.

M'Lynn said...

Yeah, we had the cicada plague in 2004. Creepy. Washingtonpost.com ran out of stories, so they did *recipes* with cicadas...said that they taste like cold canned asparagus.

I like asparagus, but I will NOT eat cold canned asparagus, and therefore, don't want anything that tastes like them. Least of all, bugs.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

One of the many reasons I am glad I live in Denver.

Lotta said...

I was 18 when I experienced my first Cicada onslaught. I still have nightmares. There's no way we can stay inside - the kids will go nuts. I'm not sure how this is gonna go down.

Boggy - You are a trouper!

Lotta said...

Grim - Let me know if the tarps work.

QueenieB said...

I HATE those fucking things. We had them here three years ago. We literally did not leave the house unless we had to while they were out. I know they're totally harmless, but omg-I don't do big flying things. I just don't.

Good luck.