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heh... a friend sent me this the other day, I thought about posting it, but the carnage was overwhelming, I just couldn't do it.

that said...this is funny stuff!
posted by HuronBob at 7:23 PM on February 15, 2010


Ha! This went around my place of work the other day because, as our offices are situated facing the back wall of the building and thus right above the dumpsters, we have dead flies everywhere. We've been wondering what to do with them all, and someone found this. I thought it was pretty clever.
posted by Lutoslawski at 7:24 PM on February 15, 2010


Yoko ahead of her time, as usual.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:30 PM on February 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like.
posted by bru at 7:36 PM on February 15, 2010


Anyone seen those Damien Hirst dead fly "paintings"? *shudder*
posted by gwint at 7:42 PM on February 15, 2010


Anyone seen those Damien Hirst dead fly "paintings"? *shudder*

Shhhh, Metafilter and Mr. Hirst are like oil and water.
posted by nathancaswell at 7:54 PM on February 15, 2010


We've been wondering what to do with them all

Throw them away.
posted by longsleeves at 7:57 PM on February 15, 2010


This is a very fitting piece now that we've found a new way of killing them.
posted by FusiveResonance at 8:19 PM on February 15, 2010


Times change. Today dead flies are the rage. In days of yore, people trained them: the acrobatic fly. (A must-see video clip from 1910.)
posted by madamjujujive at 8:44 PM on February 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Were they humanely killed with lasers? Just curious.
posted by Splunge at 8:50 PM on February 15, 2010


Brundlefly, look away. Dear ghod look away!
posted by Splunge at 9:25 PM on February 15, 2010


When the pictures only contained flies, I found them pretty funny. Because flies are such awkward, bumbling creatures, seeing them getting up to all those goofy antics was amusing, even if they were a bunch of nasty insect carcasses. The pictures with other species of insect in them had very different effects on me though. The picture with the wasp creeped me out, both because wasps are more dangerous creatures, and because they're bigger and their parts are more spread out and discrete. It's easier to tell the wasp is dead, and to see it walking around humming is uncanny.

The one with the moth I actually found really touching. It's almost like an adult in a beautiful coat holding hands with a young child.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 10:30 PM on February 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hey Fly! C'mere, I gotta Zagnut for ya!
posted by hypersloth at 1:35 AM on February 16, 2010


Heh. Excellent.
posted by empatterson at 2:40 AM on February 17, 2010


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