May 20, 2004

Cicada Infestation

Cicada frenzy is upon us. Time has an article. Yahoo from Reuters talks about Brood X.

But that's not the whole story.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first cicada of the season sat on the doorstep like a mutant bumblebee, with red eyes and yellow legs.

But, apparently alarmed by the appearance of a human, it tumbled off the shallow step, landing helplessly on its back. Its yellow legs wiggled frantically to no effect.

How could anything so stupid and clumsy survive, and prosper in such huge numbers? Billions, probably trillions, of cicadas are emerging this month across the eastern United States in a monster swarm known as Brood X or brood 10.
They're ZERG! That's the unspoken conspiracy. Ask Steven den Beste. He knows. That Newsweek certainly has the story buried somewhere therein.

Of course, I'm glossing over Mr. Wong's article (that's what's quoted on USS Clueless) to make my own silly point. But it's well worth the 5 minutes it takes to read.


Posted by hln at May 20, 2004 06:31 AM | Whimsy | TrackBack

ROFLMAO!!!! I never thought about Zerg, we've been lulled into complacence!!!

Posted by: Ted at May 20, 2004 06:49 AM

What's a Zerg?

Posted by: Victor at May 21, 2004 08:13 AM

And, it sounds cooler when there's an "X" in the name.

Remember, cicadas can disguise themselves to look like Ryan Seacrest:

Posted by: Tony at May 21, 2004 03:47 PM