October 15, 2012

"Dude, I popped a roach this morning."

It's "a full-time obsession."

(Via rehajm in the Candy-Crowley-fly-on-the-wall comments thread.)

27 comments:

Scott said...

Dude!

That thing looks totally rad. Bitchin' even!

Nonapod said...

Crowdfunding is a fascinating new trend to me. I can't believe how many people there are that are willing to donate money toward peoples crazy ideas.

bagoh20 said...

I was expecting wake and bake.

Dante said...

Animal cruelty.

Surfed said...

I could put one of those bad babies to work here in Florida.

phx said...

Personally, I usually just give my unwelcome pests an escort out the door.

Inga said...

I got my grandson a rubber band machine gun for his last birthday, I know what I'm getting him for his upcoming one. His parents will be so pleased, hehe.

Carol said...

I miss the Shell No-Pest strip. Those things were awesome.

What happened to them, anyway?

Carol said...

*googles*

Okay, I guess someone died. Figures.

EMD said...

I want one.

I extermine flies with extreme prejudice.

Usually via hand towel.

EMD said...

Spiders, on the other hand, get the first-class trip back out the door.

Michael K said...

When I worked as an engineer at the Douglas Aircraft Company wind tunnel in 1959, our first office was a trailer next to the 1 foot wind tunnel. It wasn't air conditioned so we left the door open a lot in summer. Of course, flies invaded but instead of swatting them, one of the other engineers got adept at catching them alive. He would glue tiny flags on a bit of thread to their bodies and then let them loose. At any one time, we would have half a dozen flied going around dragging tiny banners, like advertising banners, only 1/4 inch long. They would fly very slowly and if they got too close, you could just grab the banner and throw them over to the other side of the trailer.

Anyone who has worked with engineers will understand the story.

Larry J said...

When I saw the title, I thought it was Obama talking about his high school years. He likely didn't pop roaches but was known to smoke a lot of them.

Carnifex said...

I have written Sanity Claus immediately upon viewing this. I have got to have one. Or get one. Or whichever term is appropriate today.

Good for you Inga. I tried to talk my wife into getting our grandson a "chipmunk" A very small .22 caliber rifle. Now i haz a sadz. :-(

It's not fair!! My dad got his great grand daughter a "chipmunk" and had a silver dollar inlaid into the butt stock!

Carnifex said...

ohh...forgot my fly tidbit. One of the old time gangster gangsters, just going by memory it was one of pretty boy floyds guys(i could be wrong), could lasso a fly using string. He would lasso several and hold them in his hand like a bunch of buzzing balloons.(calm down choom. not that sort of buzzing)

phx said...

Spiders I keep. Because they eat the bad pests.

Carnifex said...

And I assume every one knows the story of Miyamato Musashi catching flies with his chopsticks.

And Babe Ruth being three sheets, catching flies(not the ball kind).

phx said...

Every now and then I'll be in the shower and I'll suddenly realize I'm sharing it with one of the spiders.

I used to drown them but then I realized if I went ahead and washed my hair they wouldn't just jump on me and assault me. They stayed on the wall or ceiling. So I learned to be at peace with them.

It's not like you shower more'n once a week or so anyways.

Lem said...

That guy reminds me of the Mythbusters guys.

rehajm said...

As soon as I work out a few kinks, I'm going to this guy to propose a strategic merger with my margarita gun project.

EDH said...

Need to add that to my electric fly swatter to complete my panoply.

phx said...

This is obvious but it should be "Dude, I smoked a roach this morning."

Methadras said...

I was in for 2. Waiting for delivery.

Hammond X Gritzkofe said...

Guy'll make a mint off those. Tubular!

ronalddewitt said...

Has this been Drudge-ta-posed with the Candy Crowley posting?

ronalddewitt said...

Has this been Drudge-ta-posed with the Candy Crowley posting?

Blue@9 said...

Michael K:

When I was a kid my brother and I used to catch dragonflies and then tie some floss or string around them -- then you could take them for walks like little kites.