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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:37 PM
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Haha -- * chased by a cicada


Bring It On, But Keep the Cicadas Away
We were going to mock Drudge for going with the 75-point type lead, "CHASED BY CICADAS." But then we thought, what the fuck? The president is fleeing from a fucking bug? He must read the Washington Post after all.


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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:39 PM
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1. Lounge thread on this
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:39 PM
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2. Haha!! Funny!
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:42 PM
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For a second, I thought it was Cheney in his bat form
:)
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allalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:43 PM
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14. You know
I think you're right
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:50 PM
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19. If you look REALLY closely, you can see the little cape
flapping in the wind.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:36 PM
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23. lol-- you made me laugh :)
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:42 PM
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3. Insects like to nest
in empty gourds, or so I've heard.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:43 PM
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4. sure that isn't a carpenter bee...they like to bore into wood.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:44 PM
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5. hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
RUN, GEORGIE!
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:47 PM
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6. Like flies on shit n/t
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:51 PM
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7. And another GD thread on it!
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:51 PM
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8. My guess is it is a female looking for a mate. They fly to the males
when the males make their squawky sounds. Was George vocalizing?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:53 PM
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9. Oh, great. Now all his venues are gonna be fumigated
Anything to protect Emperor Chimpy from the real world.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:01 PM
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10. why waste those 17 years
in the ground?
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:03 PM
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11. What a grotesque creature!
George W., I mean. I think cicadas are actually rather cute. There they are, able to get along by themselves, which is certainly more than * can do (even though he's much older than 17 years ...)


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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:20 PM
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12. They are kinda cute, actually!
I actually saw the cicadas the last time they hatched (SHEESH! That was 17 years ago???) when I was being interviewed for a job at the AP. I had to go to Washington. One of the execs advised me with a chuckle that I might enjoy coming to town then because "yeah, the cicadas are here." And I really enjoyed 'em. They're funny. They reminded me of little flying Volkswagens. Not terribly bright. I can remember walking through Georgetown and stepping on dozens of them on the sidewalk after they'd crashed and burned - they were littering every horizontal surface in town. Sometimes they'd fly right into me, headlong into my stomach or chest or back with a big BONK! and then fall right to the ground, and (presumably) die. THey were kinda cute in a weird way. It was rather amusing. Big green funny-looking bugs all over the place and I wasn't a bit grossed out. And you'd go CRUNCH-CRUNCH-CRUNCH every time you walked around outside.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:36 PM
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13. the "bonk" thing is pretty funny ...
They have tough little exoskeletons so it's like they're as well-armoured as ... well, as Bush on his bike.

Anyway, back home in southern Ontario, in the summers I would hear the loud "BZZZ!" of a (regular) cicada revving up, then promptly colliding with a tree trunk or the aluminum siding on our house. Adorably klutzy. I felt sorry for them and would go around rescuing them from the roads and sidewalks. Put them on your finger and they'd perch there, docile, for hours if you'd let them.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:47 PM
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15. Is that his sidekick BEEzlebub?
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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:48 PM
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16. The phrase "bee in his bonnet" keeps intruding on my beautiful mind...
:evilgrin:
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Lou_C Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:49 PM
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17. A Fly knows shit when it sees and smells it
:puke:
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:49 PM
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18. I assume the Secret Service wrestled the cicada to the ground
Whew -- and the Chimp with no helmet! Close one!!
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:52 PM
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20. Attempting to dock with the mother ship.
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:53 PM by sfg25
n/t
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:53 PM
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21. The symbol of the 17-yr scandal...
2004? - the Abu Graib prison abuse scandal
1987? - the Iran contra scandal
1970? - the Cambodia bombing scandal and the beginning of Watergate.
1953? - The McCarthy hearings and following scandal

Republican scandals all.. :)
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:15 PM
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22. Don't cicadas...
look for the deadest piece of wood to land on? }(
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