Enaged in Mortal Combat with a bug.

I have not slept much and in one of those few moments of slumber, I feel somebody filled my head with insulating foam.  I am also doing the I am hot/I am cold tango and I am pretty sure the bookcase in the bathroom will be put to good use sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, I leave you with this video of a hornets’ nest. Two thoughts: If you are suddenly het with the need to use the bathroom, you better be wearing a diaper. Secondly, the sumbitches will live underground?

Video Hat Tip Mark W.

6 Replies to “Enaged in Mortal Combat with a bug.

  1. There was a book back in the 70s called “Fear of Flying”. It was some sort of famous feminist book. Never read it. But after one of the bugs you describe, it became the saying “Fear of Farting” and that’s a real thing.

    There’s a health blogger who uses the term “Disaster Pants”.

    Both of those lead to the life lesson “NTAF”, pronounced En-Taff. “Never Trust a Fart”.

    How many more jokes are in this thread?

  2. I do not like wasps. At all.
    My nana & me were almost stung to death just by walking by a nest we didn’t know was there. That kindled in me a hatred for them little a-holes with wings & a sting.
    Ever since then I just torch the little f***ers into ash wherever I see them. When in doubt, kill it with fire. 😉

  3. 1) First step in donning the standard NASA spacesuit: put on a Depends™.
    2) Guy has mad skillz: you could see how carefully he suited up and taped the seams before starting on this.
    3) I knew they lived underground (we have those here in CA) but didn’t know they built their little paper hives underground too.
    4) I can understand the people that pour molten aluminum and such into their holes. Hate them with a passion myself. Bee stings are a suicidal proposition for the bee. But wasp and hornet stingers, unlike bees’, and smooth, and they can sting you 5 or 10 times, fly away, and come back and sting you tomorrow.
    They are evil little pests.
    5) Worse, they know to go for the eyes. When they make 2D and 3D head targets, they find the eyes get hit 10x more frequently than the rest of the head.
    Was on a construction crew where we had one of these ground nest holes in the area; guys tried to cover the hole with a huge rock. Within two hours, the hornets re-routed exit 1A around a boulder the size of a truck tire. Foreman finally went to the store and returned with industrial-strength insecticide: problem solved.

  4. It used to be that when we ran across a hornets or yellow jackets nesting underground we would mark the spot and return at night with gasoline. Seemed to work pretty well. I guess you really can’t do that anymore though.

    Get Well.

  5. Why?

    Why did he need to excavate the nest intact?
    Did he need the nest and wasps for a purpose?
    Was he going to put them in Wasp Jail?

    Most of us are going in with a full size shovel, a couple of cans of insecticide, and something flammable. It would be a much shorter video.

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