Bee-Lieve it Or Not
March 17, 2019 8:28 AM   Subscribe

 
My takeaway from the story is that someone at LRB bookshop has been hitting the red honey again.
posted by betweenthebars at 8:34 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]


Have they looked around for jars of Ls and Rs?
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:40 AM on March 17 [6 favorites]


sweet memes are made of bees
posted by logicpunk at 9:04 AM on March 17 [33 favorites]


I’m not gonna read the thread BUT DID THEY FIND THE BEE MAN?!
posted by Grandysaur at 9:20 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


I mean like, honestly. If they don’t find the guy, what do you do??

Leave them to die in the jar?

Let them go and risk that they are experimental bees with a zombie-making virus in their stingers and the whole nefarious thing is a plot and you’re falling right into it and helping to destroy the human race?

Call animal control?

I’m sure glad this isn’t my problem.
posted by greermahoney at 10:07 AM on March 17 [9 favorites]


The lack of a picture is making me a trifle cynical about the original incident, but the response poetry is amusing!
posted by tavella at 10:14 AM on March 17


The thread went on too long -- I'm waiting for the stinger.
posted by WCityMike at 10:26 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]


Wax or the Discovery of Bees Among the Books
posted by doctornemo at 10:52 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Meanwhile, this on really big bees.
posted by doctornemo at 11:26 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


There's a take on the William Carlos Williams poem that's unbeelievably good.

The bookstore updated - apparently they found the guy?
posted by Nyrha at 1:04 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


The bookstore updated - apparently they found the guy?

The update really makes it seem like the entire story was made up. I kept waiting for some sort of punchline or something, but no.
posted by 23skidoo at 2:03 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I KNEW THEY WERE GENETICALLY ALTERED BEES!! I CALLED IT!!

(Ok, they weren’t zombeez, but still. I was damn close. Coffbeez.)
posted by greermahoney at 4:04 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


All in all, I give it a B+.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:33 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I mean like, honestly. If they don’t find the guy, what do you do??

Post an AskMe to query the hivemind?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:22 PM on March 17 [7 favorites]


A beequest! Or BeeQuest. Either one...
posted by mollymillions at 7:59 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


I have a conundrum: If you leave it behind, rather than it being left after you, is it properly a bequest?
posted by "mad dan" eccles at 8:08 AM on March 18


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