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September 17, 2001
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Who else thinks we could use some of these now.
Seems a shame they're not quite ready to help with this disaster.
"...like crawling through earthquake rubble to search for victims..."
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger (11 comments total)

 
You win.

Strangest thing I've seen today.
posted by ColdChef at 7:41 PM on September 17, 2001


Wasn't there a similar thing in the movie The Fifth Element. I have a picture in my head of Tricky playing with a remote-controlled roach with a camera on its back...
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 7:44 PM on September 17, 2001


You know, I know it's just a bug. But damn, that's pretty creepy.
posted by QrysDonnell at 7:50 PM on September 17, 2001


Kinda' leads to a John-Malkovitchian existence for the roach, doesn't it? The roach wants to do one thing, but the controller another. Very creepy.
posted by nathan_teske at 7:55 PM on September 17, 2001


eeeewwwwww ew ew ew... ew.. ew. (Yes.. thats what I actually said.. when I saw it..)
posted by KimmishKim at 8:02 PM on September 17, 2001


i wonder if PETA will pick this up?
posted by designflea at 8:04 PM on September 17, 2001


People for the Ethical treatment of Animals

This does seem cruel though...
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 8:07 PM on September 17, 2001


That type of roach technology was mentioned briefly in The Cockroach Papers, a book I recommend checking out of your local library. Gives some interesting insight on the roach and how society treats it.
posted by gluechunk at 8:07 PM on September 17, 2001


That is the coolest thing I've seen in a really long time. I've gotta get a whole troop of those critters to help out with this favorite activity.
posted by Dane at 8:10 PM on September 17, 2001


this quote is just... odd.

"They are a little bit smelly, and there's something about the way they move their antennae. But they look nicer when you put a little circuit on their backs and remove their wings." "
posted by smt at 9:24 PM on September 17, 2001


It just *seems* wrong to me. I used to torture insects when I was 8 years old... Who'd have thought you could grow up and do it as a profession?
posted by dawiz at 12:22 AM on September 18, 2001


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