The Piece I Wrote For This Evening is Totally Not Relevant Anymore, So Please Enjoy This Cool Picture of a Stick Bug That Was On My Sliding Glass Door Instead
Posted on September 27, 2017 Posted by John Scalzi 18 Comments
I love these things. They are so cool looking. And the multiple reflections going on are pretty nifty too.
I really like those reflections.
Well, now I’m curious.
Did it perchance have anything to do with our turbulent political environment?
I loved the scene in the movie, Master and Commander, in which Capt. Jack Aubrey develops a rue de guerre to defeat the French ship after seeing a phasmid Dr. Maturin and his young assistant Collected on the Galapagos Islands.
Some insects just look like they came from outer space. I’d add the praying mantis to this category too. You see one and watch and marvel at evolution. Then you read the day’s news and stop marveling at evolution…. :/
I think you took the day off to drive to Indy and see your buddy Donald.
I’m about 100 miles east of you and it sure seems to me as if I’ve seen more stick bugs this year than in any other year I’ve been here in Ohio (approx. 30 years).
Very cute, very twiggy. Our local breed are thicker and lumpier. Yours is positively dainty and delicate compared to the brutish thugs I find in my yard and basement, which look almost like miniature shillelaghs. :)
YOU CAN”T TELL US THAT AND JUST LEAVE IT!!! Well, I mean, you *can*, it’s your blog. But I will now die of curiosity. Probably.
Was it healthcare? That’s what I was holding my breath on…
Seems like many of us are curious. Are you really going to leave us hanging?
Somehow I suspect it was not a political plug for Judge Moore. Talk about anti-intellectualism on the rise. Even Trump didn’t endorse this imbecile. Yet.
SSteve, Shirley Will, et al: I took a look at a couple of alternate-history versions of Scalzi’s blog, where he DID publish the item.
I’ve got to tell you, it was a pretty interesting piece. But he’s right – it makes no sense to publish it in this reality.
This is a fabulous photo. Thank you for sharing it.
Those are, in a world full of bizarre insects, one of the most bizarre. Fantastic creatures.
Dana: I think you’ll find that if Moore wins, he always had Trump’s full backing. Of course, if he loses to the D candidate, that’ll show that the R party machine are all hopeless losers and Trump always told them so… :)
Chrisj: Spot on. Trump’s already deleted his pro-Strange tweets.
Sadly, he will not lose to the Dem candidate. And thus 1% of the Senate drags the intellectual average down a measurable amount.
Moore *is* the guy Trump just pretends to be.
I took a look at a couple of alternate-history versions of Scalzi’s blog, where he DID publish the item. I’ve got to tell you, it was a pretty interesting piece. But he’s right – it makes no sense to publish it in this reality.
Having had a look, I completely agree with you. Everyone would be just “but I have one of those in my kitchen and it’s completely harmless and doesn’t even move around, what’s he talking about?”