Gut Rumbles
 

June 12, 2006

invader

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It's not a good picture, even though I used a flash, but I'm gonna post it anyway. That's a got-dam palmetto bug, missing half of his ass after I stomped on him, posing dead next to a AA battery, just to give you an idea of the size. The bastid was strolling around my living room this morning as if he owned the place.

I was forced to prove him wrong.

Bejus! I HATE those got-dam things.

Comments

I hope you didn't hurt your shoe during the stomping process.

Posted by: maggot on June 12, 2006 09:13 AM

Looks like it's time for a new Carnival of the Cockroaches.

Posted by: Elisson on June 12, 2006 09:36 AM

That's only half? gulp...

Posted by: Lisa on June 12, 2006 09:43 AM

Down here in Flawda, We use D batteries
for bug measurement.

Posted by: mockingbird on June 12, 2006 10:01 AM

When I lived in Mexico, I'd put one foot on one and my other foot on another bug and let them scoot me around the house!

Posted by: vicki on June 12, 2006 10:01 AM

That one is undersized. Throw it back.

Posted by: Steve H. on June 12, 2006 10:27 AM

Actually thats a normal (if large) cockroach. Palmetto bugs have tiny (almost non-existant) wings, are almost darker and shiny, stink like mashed june bugs when you step on them (only 20x worse) and could almost eat that battery (at least the ones we got in FL)

They look like this:
http://www.bugsincyberspace.com/roaches/eurycotis_floridana.html

Posted by: Buddy on June 12, 2006 10:54 AM

How about these guys?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1640807.stm

Posted by: BobG on June 12, 2006 11:48 AM

I don't give a fuck what it is, my response reamins the same.

AAAAIIIIEEEEEE, GAWD... KILL IT!!! EXTREME SANCTION!!!

My rule is, if the sumbitch can carry me, it must die.

*full body shiver*

Man, you oughta be ISSUED guns if ya hafta live with those nasty-assed things.

(What a coinkeydink that the same thing could be said of populations of people...)

Posted by: Stevie on June 12, 2006 11:49 AM

See? That thing is so gross, it made me make a typo...
Ick.

Posted by: Stevie on June 12, 2006 11:52 AM

I'll agree there. Glad I live in the mountains now. All we have is gnats and ladybugs, and a few honeybees (my landlord is a beekeeper, so..)

Posted by: Buddy on June 12, 2006 01:10 PM

*shudder*

Posted by: Evilicious Blonde on June 12, 2006 02:21 PM

Oh great!
Now I've got the heebie jeebies, crawly feeling all over me now.
*shudders*

Posted by: Maeve on June 12, 2006 03:48 PM

Rob, did you offer the bug resuscitation and life saving technique, like the LEFTIES demaned our troops to do with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?

I dunno, the bug didn't commit suicide like those three in Gitmo, did it? Did you aid in the bug's suicide? Human Rights Watch may want to know.

Posted by: David Drake on June 12, 2006 04:17 PM

My cats would have had a lot of fun with that bad boy before killing and eating it.

Posted by: Pete on June 12, 2006 05:06 PM

Is Pete calling for CATS to be added to the Crackerbox? Keep leaving comments about the good things that CATS do and you'll get your ass banned.

Anyway, about the camara thingy: does the camara have a LCD screen to see what the picture will be? Also, does the shutter button also need to be pushed down slightly for focus, then completely for actually taking the picture? If so, try looking at the LCD screen after you push the button down slightly and pulling the camara back away from the object or closer to the object to see if you can get a better focus on the object. That method seems to work for me.

Posted by: FishOrMan on June 12, 2006 07:03 PM

Is that bug on your pillow? Did you place it there?

Posted by: MJH on June 12, 2006 10:16 PM

Pete beat me to the punch. Those things don't last five minutes in my house due to the cats.

Now if only I could train them to eat the remains instead of scattering them around...

Posted by: Desert Cat on June 13, 2006 12:02 AM

So you stomp on this thing, then place it on your pillow along with as duracel battery? What? You couldn't find a dinner plate?

Posted by: Pert Moody Newt on June 13, 2006 01:25 AM

From this angle it's even more disturbing:

http://artwebsites.net/gutrumble.jpg

Posted by: Pert Moody Newt on June 13, 2006 01:53 AM

I actually have 3 Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches. They make good pets, and the eat the smaller roaches, and they terrorize my cats. I lubs 'em

Posted by: Steph on June 13, 2006 02:04 AM

Are those the ones that when you squish 'em they pop stuff out of 'em like a Junior Mint? (as Beavis and Butthead put it). Huh huh heh heh. Or I'm thinking of cockroaches . . . either way . . .

I think some pest -control dude once told me that when you find them on their backs they died of pesticide-related "nerve damage." On their stomachs, it was "natural causes." Like hypoglycemia or obesity or strenuous sex. On their stomachs with Junior Mint glopping out of them, a careless flip-flop humanely smashed the living crap out of 'em.

The latter appears to be the leading cause of death among our palmetto friends.

Posted by: dogette on June 13, 2006 07:59 AM

Yeah, well... tell ya what...

The sign of the leading cause of their deaths around me would be them on their stomachs with a round flat indentation in 'em, with the rest of their body flared up around said flat spot.

It's called "death by hammer".

Posted by: Stevie on June 13, 2006 12:09 PM

Had my first encounter with one of them bastards just a couple weeks ago. It crawled out of my cousin's shower drain while I was sitting on the throne. The first thing that popped into my head was your incident with the one that ran in your shirt. I kinda laughed, until it clicked...

Then I about fell off the pot, while trying to close the shower curtains...

Posted by: That 1 Guy on June 14, 2006 04:14 PM

You call that a cockroach? I've seen bigger.

From the inside.

Posted by: Agent Kay on June 17, 2006 10:00 PM

Of course you know that with your dedication to wiping clean the earth of these sickening, crunchy, flickety bastards (better you than me), it won't be long before a movie deal is in the works, a-la The Terminator ... a leather & chains-clad (yet shirtless) Acidman, toting all manner of rifles, shotguns and blowuppity things, battling millions of 70-foot long Mega Mutated Palmettoids, with a 200-foot wingspan ... dude, I know you can do it!

Posted by: erica on June 18, 2006 11:04 AM
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