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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series May 10, 2012 - 3:14pm

My house has become infested with particularly large, slow moving, lethargic bumble bees. While they are cute and fuzzy, they get really mad when you go near them, which is almost always since they are laying around half dead all over the floor, in the carpets, in the kitchen sink, you know, all the bee hot-spots. They are almost all completely unable to fly. When I go to sweep up the corpses, they spring back to life, and slide slowly across the floor on their backs, stingers swinging.

I think I have ZomBees*


(I don't know how to make a TM symbol, but I am going to market these. PATENT PENDING)

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 10, 2012 - 3:39pm

We had large, nasty fruit flies that did the same thing one winter. For some reason, they tended to congregate on the bathroom mirror. When you'd get close, they'd begin vibrating and almost buzzing fiercely, but they wouldn't move. You could place a finger on the mirror and draw swirls through them. It made killing them easy, since you could take a fly-swatter and smash a chunk without the others moving much, but the clean-up was horrific.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 10, 2012 - 3:45pm

Wow that is weird. Good luck with that.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like May 10, 2012 - 5:07pm

We get stinkbugs en masse every now and then.  They are retarded.  they fly in circles and figure 8s until they smack into something and fall to the ground.  Then they do it again.

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Bill Tucker from Austin, Texas is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales (1st Edition) May 10, 2012 - 5:08pm

I damn near had a panic attack reading this post. When it comes to bugs, I have no shame in callinv myself a pussy.

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underpurplemoon from PDX May 11, 2012 - 1:42am

When flies come in the house, it's a sign of summer.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 11, 2012 - 4:39am

Profunda - it's because you're so sweet!

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series May 11, 2012 - 6:07pm

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! All those mean things other people say about you, Avery, well, I just ignore them. YOU'RE SWEET. 

I found my first fully functional bee today in my kitchen sink. I shooed him/her out the window. THE CROPS ARE SAVED!