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November 11, 2004 1:44 PM   Subscribe

The Alien Plant.
In Georgia, the legend says
That you must close your windows
At night to keep it out of the house.

posted by grabbingsand (16 comments total)

 
My high school's senior prank was going to be to plant kudzu around the campus at strategic locations, and then watch as it tears down the entire school over a period of a few years. The prank we ended up doing was much lamer.
posted by logovisual at 1:52 PM on November 11, 2004


watch the vine grow fast
it does not discriminate
KUDZU EAT YOUR FACE
(scroll down through the comments here for more)
posted by DyRE at 2:03 PM on November 11, 2004


Once when I was a kid growing up in Alabama, I rode my bike to a swimming lake. I swam for a while and returned to my bike to go home. In that short period of time the kudzu had engulfed my bike and my friends and I had to cut it out.
posted by Pollomacho at 2:10 PM on November 11, 2004


hearing the stories about how it would grow so fast as a kid i was afraid it would take over my whole town
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 2:16 PM on November 11, 2004


Haha. That's so awesome.

Once when I was a kid growing up in Alabama, I rode my bike to a swimming lake. I swam for a while and returned to my bike to go home. In that short period of time the kudzu had engulfed my bike and my friends and I had to cut it out.

And kinda frightening.
posted by The God Complex at 2:16 PM on November 11, 2004


Huh. It's kinda like MeFi around election time.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 2:24 PM on November 11, 2004


That's so awesome. And kinda frightening. :: The God Complex
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I got some great shots of the Kudzu driving up to NYC from Texas last summer.

It rolls over the trees and the highway. Sometimes extending for meters, sometimes for miles. There is a beauty to its strength, but that beauty is only seen because the source of that strength is another, and the devastation of that other is hidden from one's eyes as they roll past at 70 MPW...and only have the time to see the reflection zoom by.
posted by wah at 2:26 PM on November 11, 2004


Heh, TGC, I read that as "...the kudzu had engulfed my bike and my friends..."
posted by brownpau at 3:08 PM on November 11, 2004


the rotten boys on kudzu
posted by noisia at 3:10 PM on November 11, 2004


Invasive species rule. More info here on how species around the world are going extinct.
posted by stbalbach at 3:51 PM on November 11, 2004


In that short period of time the kudzu had engulfed my bike and my friends and I had to cut it out.

But you left your friends? *shudder*
posted by kindall at 4:54 PM on November 11, 2004


Humans are the mammalian kudzu.

Only the weedy shall survive.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:17 PM on November 11, 2004


wow, wonder if this inspired my favorite b-sci-fi movie The Day of the Triffids.
posted by dabitch at 5:46 PM on November 11, 2004


Kudzu also detects and configures new and/or changed hardware on a [Linux] system.

Like its namesake, it seems very useful at first, but over time can become quite a nuisance.
posted by kurumi at 11:25 AM on November 12, 2004


Wow. I'm late to the party, but: Great post, grabbingsand!
posted by Shane at 12:45 PM on November 12, 2004


Even later to the party .. but very many thanks, grabbingsand, for a fascinating post.
posted by verstegan at 2:44 PM on November 13, 2004


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