Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Saga Continues...

Attack of the Japanese Beetles happened the other day in my front yard. Little nieve me, thought that would be my battle this summer. I was wrong. I looked out the window today, to my back yard and saw what can only be described as a resurrection of Night of the Living Dead in the form of Japanese Beetles. They were hatching before my eyes and swarming the lawn. There must have been hundreds of them!

I spent the day reloading my arsenal and unloading it on their asses! I've never been a big fan of Japanese culture: food, movies, kimonos, and now, their bugs! I thought this was fitting.



As I was out in the yard trying to save my trees, bushes and plants from a deathly fate such as this poor guy that I was unable to save:



I ran across something equally as traumatic as the horrific spawns of beetles hatching out of my lawn. At first, I thought it was a toy. I assure you it was not a toy. When I realized it wasn't a toy, it warranted an exclamatory what the fuck is that?!

It was the shape of a lobster, be it a miniature lobster. But being that it wasn't a lobster , it was a bug, IT WAS GIGANTIC!!! (and luckily dead or I would be in the psych ward right now!)

Seeing as how I was worried that the size wouldn't translate in a picture, I thought I would use something to compare it to...Enter the not quite as happenin' clean cut Bathtub Gangsta's brother (his brother from another mother)... that's the gargantuan bug on his lap- that's where it landed when I got very brave, with gloves and threw it by one of its claws!


All rights to Bathtub Gangsta belong to the hilariously funny (and maybe drunk, I'm not sure- definitely a little loopy from Sharpie fumes, anyway) Sue at Happy Meals & Happy Hour- if you haven't been there- go there now and read everything and cross your legs or grab some Depends because she's got some funny shit over there- she's on my sidebar- yes, I'm still too stupid to figure out how to link her for you!

Honest, this is the toy that my daughter grabbed me when I asked for a toy for the picture! The blogger gods were looking down on me!



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11 comments:

The Mom said...

Oh no, now a triple threat?! Did you read Alice at Honey Pie's Vanilla Ice post today?! You guys would make an AWESOME team!

....and that is one fricken ugly lobsterous beetle!

Deb said...

Ok, all I can say is that Bathtub Gangsta has a serious case of crabs. Hope you were wearing gloves.

C said...

I was just about to write something, and then I read Deb's comment and just about lost it...I can't remember what the hell I was going to say, but I can assure you it wasn't as good as that!
~Christy

Tiffany said...

Eww yuck!! That is one nasty ass looking bug. It's like an outerspace creature or something. Maybe it should be sent to a lab for studies. LOL

Sue said...

Dude! Thanks for the Shout-out! I didn't know you had BG's more metrosexual brother!!!!!!! It's a doll-fest in the blogosphere today.

Ann said...

I guess I shouldn't gripe about sugar ants on my kitchen counter then...

Smart A$$ Mom said...

that just sucks about the bugs!!! That bigger lobster looking thing is creepy!

Manic Mom said...

That bug is crazy as hell looking. Where the heck did he come from? We have voles at our house. A vole is cross between a mole & a mouse. And they tear Up your yard big time. Maybe you should send me one of your crazy bugs to scare off these damn voles!

Honeybell said...

*Note to self, stay the hell out of Tenakim's yard*

Crazed Mom said...

What's a Japanese beetle?

Mrs4444 said...

Speechless!