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Adjudicator

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Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 7:10 PM (permalink)
 
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    1bbqboy

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    RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 7:19 PM (permalink)
    We miss so much west of the rockies! I keep telling my kids about Lightning bugs and they think I'm making it all up. They'll see this summer!
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 7:20 PM (permalink)
      Not Me !!
      This story has been on the local news for a couple of days here.
      We have had a total of 4 of the bugs here..All on a Maple tree on one side of the property. One gave his life for science (testing Sevin dust effects for me) the other three are singing softly, hoping to a attract a mate in the near future.
       
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        Adjudicator

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        RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 7:23 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

        Not Me !!
        This story has been on the local news for a couple of days here.
        We have had a total of 4 of the bugs here..All on a Maple tree on one side of the property. One gave his life for science (testing Sevin dust effects for me) the other three are singing softly, hoping to a attract a mate in the near future.


        Well, Al... To be honest I had you in mind when I posted this...
         
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          Ort. Carlton.

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          RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 7:45 PM (permalink)
          Dearfolk,
          And you thought livermush was an acquired taste!....
          Cicadically, Ort. in 30601-Central.
           
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            zussers

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            RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 7:49 PM (permalink)
            One of those creepy things hit my car yesterday! I guess now it's "roadfood" for a bird or something!
             
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              Rhodes

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              RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 9:03 PM (permalink)
              My dog's been eating them like potato chips every morning on our walks for the past few days, but I have yet to sample any....
               
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                Helen Maxwell

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                RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/17/04 10:10 PM (permalink)
                O_o; I'm in Bloomington and I haven't seen a one of the darn things!

                ...maybe because everyone else is eating them, I guess?

                 
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                  lleechef

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                  RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 1:51 AM (permalink)
                  When I read about the garlic and basil preparation......I was thinking maybe it was Grampy???
                   
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                    ocdreamr

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                    RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 3:25 PM (permalink)
                    I'd like to know where they got the picture of just one at a time!! Around my house they like to travel in small mob scenes. The bushes, plants & fence in my side yard have been completely covered in a new crop every morning since Saturday. Not interested in eating them & been trying to keep Jake from trying his first. While they say they are not poisonous, they do say too many of the exoskeletons can make a dog sick.

                    Ocean City, MD is using the idea that Cicadas don't like the sand to promote tourism there.

                    The OCDreamr
                     
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                      Kristi S.

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                      RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 3:48 PM (permalink)
                      Any day now I expect to (accidentally) inhale a lovebug. Those things are everywhere!
                       
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                        Pwingsx

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                        RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 4:36 PM (permalink)
                        Hey Rhodes,

                        I saw on the news last night that you shouldn't let your dog eat those things, that they can cause all sorts of gastric distress.

                        We don't have them in Colorado, I'm soooo glad.
                         
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                          Kristi S.

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                          RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 6:49 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Pwingsx

                          Hey Rhodes,

                          I saw on the news last night that you shouldn't let your dog eat those things, that they can cause all sorts of gastric distress.


                          My cat eats cockroaches. Occasionally.
                           
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                            Sundancer7

                            RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 7:20 PM (permalink)
                            The Cicadas were suppose to be big in Knoxville but it has not occurred. I hear them slightly but have not seen them.

                            Regardless, I would not eat them. For some reason eating insects does not getit with me.

                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN
                             
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                              Rhodes

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                              RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 9:04 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Pwingsx

                              Hey Rhodes,

                              I saw on the news last night that you shouldn't let your dog eat those things, that they can cause all sorts of gastric distress.

                              We don't have them in Colorado, I'm soooo glad.


                              I know, I heard the same thing. I've been restraining her urges as much as possible, and she just munches a couple each day at this point. Hasn't had any really notable gastric effects so far....
                               
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                                Grampy

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                                RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/18/04 9:44 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by lleechef

                                When I read about the garlic and basil preparation......I was thinking maybe it was Grampy???


                                Cicada pesto. Now there's a thought -- and one I hope nobody ever has!

                                Anyway, it is good that Neil Cicada is singing again. He was never the same after Calendar Girl. Just my opinion. Ort?
                                 
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                                  meowzart

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                                  RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/24/04 1:25 PM (permalink)
                                  I was out sick on Friday. I am actually glad to be back at work today. After three straight days of cicada screeching, work is welcome reprieve. They prefer the burbs to downtown DC. I never thought they could make THAT much noise. And they are EVERYWHERE. I stopped counting the ones on my black-eyed susans when I reached a hundred. And if there are more than a hundred in that small plot...the number of them must be truly astronomical. They seem to favor our car tires. So everyday some get smushed as we leave for work.

                                  60 miles north in York, PA, my mom has none. Weird.
                                   
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                                    Sundancer7

                                    RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/24/04 6:51 PM (permalink)
                                    It is strange as Cicadas have been reported by the millions in Knoxville but here at my estate, I have seen few and heard almost none.

                                    I really wonder if the folks that are cooking thme really enjoy them? They seem to enjoy but for some reason eating insects does not do it for me.

                                    Paul E. Smith
                                    Knoxville, TN
                                     
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                                      daria

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                                      RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/25/04 2:41 AM (permalink)
                                      Does anyone know if those bugs are up in Wisconsin too? Our Golden Retriever is always trying to eat something outside!
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Pwingsx

                                      Hey Rhodes,

                                      I saw on the news last night that you shouldn't let your dog eat those things, that they can cause all sorts of gastric distress.

                                      We don't have them in Colorado, I'm soooo glad.
                                       
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                                        Rick F.

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                                        RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/25/04 8:59 AM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Adjudicator

                                        Well, Al... To be honest I had you in mind when I posted this...
                                        Adjudicator, what worries me is that he obviously understands their mating call. Enough to drive a man buggy, I say!
                                         
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                                          mayor al

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                                          RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Tue, 05/25/04 9:15 AM (permalink)

                                          Update...First of all I don't eat no stinkin' Bugs, Man !!

                                          Second, They are in the woods on two sides of us in large numbers, but not in our trees, except for a few who obviously don't have M/S Streets and Trips 2004 Updates downloaded yet.
                                          The sound is heard mainly in the morning...dawn to whenever it really gets warm (11am-noon or so). They are loud! On the Louisville TV news they had a newsie in one of the wooded city parks with a meter and it was showing the 100 decibel sound level there. That's not background music my friends!
                                          And to my two special friends who commented on thinking of me when they read the story...I have heard the melody each morning...but would appreciate it if you would post the lyric's to the tune when you have a creative moment.
                                           
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                                            MikeS.

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                                            RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Fri, 05/28/04 8:04 AM (permalink)
                                            Those darn bugs are driving us crazy here in the Eastern Panhandle of WVa. The tree about 20 feet from my front door is absolutely covered in them critters. The tree right out back though only has a few.

                                            Good riddance I say!
                                             
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                                              lleechef

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                                              RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Fri, 05/28/04 8:23 AM (permalink)
                                              That's one of the good things about Alaska, no bugs, no roaches, no spiders, no snakes. Well, we do have a few mosquitoes but that's what Super Deet bug spray is for! A colleague of mine went to China and ate beatles, caterpillars and some other nasty things. Not me!!
                                               
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                                                shanklemsw

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                                                RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Sat, 05/29/04 6:03 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Grampy

                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by lleechef

                                                When I read about the garlic and basil preparation......I was thinking maybe it was Grampy???


                                                Cicada pesto. Now there's a thought -- and one I hope nobody ever has!

                                                Anyway, it is good that Neil Cicada is singing again. He was never the same after Calendar Girl. Just my opinion. Ort?


                                                OOOO! I hear laughter in the rain!
                                                 
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                                                  Ort. Carlton.

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                                                  RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Mon, 05/31/04 7:38 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Grampy

                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by lleechef

                                                  When I read about the garlic and basil preparation......I was thinking maybe it was Grampy???


                                                  Cicada pesto. Now there's a thought -- and one I hope nobody ever has!

                                                  Anyway, it is good that Neil Cicada is singing again. He was never the same after Calendar Girl. Just my opinion. Ort?


                                                  Grampy,
                                                  Actually, two of my three favorite records by him are early ones: "I Go Ape" and "You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm & Blues" - both on RCA in 1958/9. My third one is "The Immigrant (Dedicated To John Lennon)" on Rocket, from circa 1972, when the Immigration & Naturalization folks were fighting allowing John and Yoko into this country.
                                                  I didn't realize that Neil only surfaced again every 17 years, but now it makes sense. But how does he disguise the red eyes?
                                                  Insectiverously Antrospective, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
                                                   
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                                                    johno

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                                                    RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Thu, 07/22/04 1:40 AM (permalink)
                                                    They're gone, and I miss them!
                                                     
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                                                      BT

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                                                      RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Thu, 07/22/04 3:53 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by bill voss

                                                      We miss so much west of the rockies! I keep telling my kids about Lightning bugs and they think I'm making it all up. They'll see this summer!


                                                      Yes, it's truely awful not having to have screens on our windows. I do so miss those bugs.
                                                       
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                                                        Jennie

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                                                        RE: Am assuming this article NOT about one of "us"... Thu, 07/22/04 10:51 PM (permalink)
                                                        The noise was deafening. You could almost forget they were here now, except for the bits of dead branch hanging everywhere.
                                                         
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