Friday, May 04, 2007

Wanted: Cockroaches

American cockroaches are wanted by the the Houston Museum of Natural Science to fill an exhibit about the wonders of insects that eat decomposing things.

Museum Offering To Buy Cockroaches


There are enough of those flying suckers in my garage to fill that exhibit, but the museum curators will have to come and get them themselves.



birdwoman said...

oh, eww. I was just eating breakfast, too.


Brooke said...


I HAAAATE those things!

nanc said...

i haven't seen cockroaches here, but we do have the thicker, darker woodroaches that lay up in our firewood piles, but they're not so pesky and are a little louder when mashed underfoot.

The Merry Widow said...

Nanc-They stink too!
All the Houstan curators have to do is send a bug catcher to Florida, for about 6 hrs., then they would have a really nice assortment...


cube said...

Just have them come to our garage. They fly right at you sometimes.

I had one fly past my head and into the open washing machine. It made a loud thud when it landed! Scared me to death.

Always On Watch Two said...

I've been lucky in that I've never had to deal with cockroaches here at my house. I think that my cats go after them--or something.

One of my Texas friends used to have a cat which caught cockroaches and buried them in her litter pan. I guess the smell made her file cockroaches that way.

cube said...

aow2: Both the cats & the dogs go after the roaches here, but, unfortunately, there are still plenty to go around.

I'll take nanc's & the Texas cat's word for the roach smell. I've never gotten close enough to smell one.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ewwwwwwwwwww! lol

birdwoman said...

CUBE! I was just at a blog that said today is Star Wars day!

May the 4th be with you!!


cube said...

bw: May the 4th be with you too!

I do this every year. I didn't want to repeat myself.

If you don't believe me, check the archives. I figured I would give it a break for 2007 :-)

birdwoman said...

Bah! Anything worth doing once is worth doing several times.

You've just covered your SF quota for the week, that's it, right.


cube said...

b.w.: May 2005 I used the Yoda quote and got 1 comment --from myself no less.

But on May 2006, a birdwoman post was conspicuously absent, but I got 10 comments from some of the same folks who are still commenting today. I can't keep using the same old stuff - maybe in 2007 I'll drag it out of mothballs ;-)

BTW I don't like quotas, not even
when it comes to SF ;-)

BeckEye said...

We used to have a ton of them in our old basement apartment in Jersey. Thankfully, I haven't seen any since moving to Brooklyn. KNOCK ON WOOD.

Jamie Dawn said...

Hideous again.

cube said...

beckeye: I remeber lots of German roaches when I lived in Manhattan. I didn't see the huge flying ones up there like we have in Florida.

j.d.: It doesn't rise to the level of hitonious?


pineapple said...

This just proves that people living in Houston are stupid (or living in Houston makes you stupid) because there are roaches all over that city. And can I just say -- yuck!

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