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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hard To Kill

The word this week from the Illustration Friday site was "Tree", so naturally I thought of two cockroaches crashing into one with their car, and exiting the vehicle unscathed. Logical train of thought, right?
Okay, I kid: I remembered this rough idea I had from a couple years ago because it had a tree in it. So I cleaned it up to satisfy the word. That's all. No wacky train of thought, just resourcefulness.
Do you know that there are cockroaches in Pasadena that are 3 inches long? When I first moved there to go to art school I stayed in a sleazy rooming house for awhile. That was the first time I ever saw cockroaches, and used to sleep with all the lights on so they wouldn't carry me off at night. When you tried to step on them they would push back up against the sole of your shoe and scream "Get off me!" All true, no lie.

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  1. Giant cockroaches!!! At least these two don't fly, those are the scariest.

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    1. That would be scary. I don't think we have those here, but we doing have the flying praying mantis. You don't want one of those flesh eaters landing on your neck. Oooooo.. I just got the chills. :)

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  2. This is fantastic Ted..I love it..perfect and very funny!! Wasn't Steven Seagal a cockroach in the movie 'Hard to Kill'?!!!

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    1. I don't recall. Is that a fighting style? Eye of the cockroach!
      Thanks for the compliment, Rod. I really wasn't too sure about this one.

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  3. Ah, to be a cockroach. Unscathed!

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  4. Don't tell me. They were driving a VW Bug. BA-DUM DUM! Hehehehe, these two clowns. Bet they crashed on purpose. One of my favorite stories is Kafka's Metamorphosis. It wouldn't be so bad being a giant cockroach, would it?

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  5. Yeah, I read that in college. It's the only thing Kafka wrote that interested me.
    I wouldn't want to be a cockroach, though. Just eat and run, eat and run. Selfish little bastards. And the lack of hygiene.

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  6. They sure are. Even if they are decapitated, they will survive. They will die eventually because they are unable to drink water. I played with praying mantis when I was a kid and we had the flying cockroach variety. When my husband was a peace corps volunteer, he was at a restaurant that had to close early because there were too many flying cockroaches. It was near a rice field. Thank you for the movie link. It was fascinating. I thought it would be too long. I was so engrossed in it. Amazing!!!

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  7. Ha ha!! Love it! It's true - they are virtually indestructable!

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  8. You should see the roaches in Indonesia.. They're massive.. and indestructible.. They FLY too!

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  9. Of course you would think of this. Hilarious, btw.
    I occasionally saw giant cockroaches when I lived in New York. My cat would bring them in to the bedroom in the middle of the night. Not good.

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  10. Cool cartoon. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Starship Troopers: "The only good bug is a DEAD bug!"

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  11. Ah so the theories are true, nothing kills them

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  12. This is a funny one and so true. "I loathe bugs . . .", remember that line from the Creepshow movie segment? I loathe especially the cock roaches. Any creature that loves the insides of sewer manhole bases has got to be bad, just ask Ed Norton, ha! They do seem to keep going no matter how bad.

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  13. Funny! And the story of those roacjes in the rooming house, too. Brrrr I get the shivers just thinking about these insects!

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