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MaLo

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2004, 02:31:00 pm »
the dead cicada outside my office building is now only half of a cicada.
 
 so far, the only cicada i've seen

mankie

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2004, 02:39:00 pm »
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Originally posted by MaLo:
  the dead cicada outside my office building is now only half of a cicada.
 
 so far, the only cicada i've seen
What's left? the cic or ada?

ratioci nation

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2004, 02:50:00 pm »
<img src="http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20040512/mdf564678.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 this is supposedly in Virginia yesterday, this picture is the only one I have seen this week

mankie

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2004, 03:00:00 pm »
I just rode the W&OD and not a single cicada to be seen....I saw a big eff'n snake on the path, and a deer nearly took me out running RIGHT in front of me with only inches to spare...but no cicadas.

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2004, 04:48:00 pm »
COPS VS. CICADAS ...
 
 "You're not a cop, are you?" Oh, if only we had a nickel for each time we have uttered that phrase! But it's a useful question to ask. And with Cop Week (http://www.nleomf.com/NatPolWeek/schedule04.html) upon us, it becomes especially useful, since it is often difficult to tell cops from regular revelers at the local watering holes. Throw the friendly cicada into the mix, and things become even more difficult.
 
 That's right: The cops AND the cicadas are a-comin', ready to swarm all over the greater DC area and claim it as their own! Don't worry. They'll both leave you alone if you don't bother them.
 
 Don't know what a cicada is? Check out this link (http://abbot.si.edu/highlight/cicadas/faq.htm) for more information.
 
 Still not sure what a cicada is? Still afraid you will confuse the harmless cicada with the friendly cop at Cop Week? Fear not! Ghost Man is here with ...
 
 How to Tell the Difference Between Cops and Cicadas:
 
 - A cicada will never buy your girlfriend a beer.
 - A cicada will never offer you 20 bucks for your panties.
 - The women on your team will never abandon you to talk to a cicada.
 - If it wears a suggestive T-shirt, it is not a cicada.
 - If it has a mustache, it is not a cicada.
 - If it sings loudly and out of tune, it might be a cicada.
 - One clings to your leg and stares up at you with spooky red eyes. The other is an insect with a 17-year life cycle.
 - If it accidentally becomes entangled in your hair and you shriek madly and flail about until it releases and falls on the floor with a splat, it might not be a cicada.
 - A cop will never lay its eggs in a tree.
 - If it talks about how much it detests paperwork, pervs, and perps, it's a cop.
 - If it calls loudly in search of a mate, it is a cop.
 - If it molts beforehand, it is a cicada.

mankie

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2004, 05:00:00 pm »
Can flawd take cops out with his baseball bat too?
 
 I've got a dollar for everyone you get my son.

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2004, 09:20:00 pm »
there is a police station by my house....i'd rather use fire works and matches....strike anywhere becuz they are funner....

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2004, 12:22:00 am »
where in Reston?

MaLo

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2004, 01:11:00 am »
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  where in Reston?
south reston

eltee

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2004, 03:05:00 am »
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Originally posted by flawd101:
  where in Reston?
south reston [/b]
I've seen two. They haven't take their little jackets off yet.

kosmo vinyl

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2004, 07:16:00 am »
the greenbelt cicadas have begun there family reunion... just walking through our court yesterday several were spotted hanging out in the foliage.  if i had a digital camera i'd post pictures...
T.Rex

mankie

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2004, 09:45:00 am »
The Aspen Hill cicada male voice choir was in full voice this morning, it's almost a theraputic sound and oddly enough, exactly as I remembered it from 17 years ago.

Jaguär

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2004, 12:49:00 pm »
Haven't seen or heard a one yet up here near Loch Raven Reservoir. I remember last Summer seeing the odd early cicada in either DC or Virginia. However, the birds have been extremely noisey. Woke me up this morning screaming in my window.
 
 Between where I live and where I work (about a mile away) there has just been a lot of new mansions (no, I don't live in one) and new institutional buildings put up in the past several months. All I can think of now is that those poor cicadas waited a whole 17 years to come up and mate only to miss their time by a few freaking months!

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2004, 01:47:00 pm »
the sound reminds me of the spaceship that brought me to this planet....
T.Rex

Jaguär

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Re: Cicadas
« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2004, 02:08:00 pm »
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  the sound reminds me of the spaceship that brought me to this planet....
Yes. Oh, how I miss that adventure to this big blue watery marble! Twas sad to see them go once they stranded us here.