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Monday, January 23, 2012

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Space Bugs of 1982

"What if we forget about the current theories about the non-existence of life on Venus, let's boldly suggest that the objects' morphological features would allow us to say that they are living."
—A Russian scientist boldly suggests that there are or at least were alien scorpions living on Venus 30 years ago, although just as likely that's a sideways Nosferatu.



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TheDragon

Oh naturally. Of COURSE there are space scorpions. I grew up in New Mexico and had one run across my face and sting me in the cheek when I was seven years old, and I've never been ok with them since.

iceberg

@The Kendragon Ugh ahhh! When I was little I watched my dad's friend beat a scorpion to death (with a broom) for scuttling too close to her baby. (they lived in the bush, basically the Outback but with trees)

TheDragon

@iceberg I was sleeping on the floor at a friends sleepover. I think my dad almost beat her dad up because the house was a huge mess and there were probably bugs lurking EVERYWHERE. They were in desperate need of A Clean Person :)
In all reality though, a sting doesn't actually hurt too badly. It just feels like you've stuck your FACE in an electrical outlet...for about two weeks.

miwome

@The Kendragon @iceberg I have never even seen a scorpion in person and they still give me the heebie-jeebies. I had this one nightmare about giant scorpion/lobster thingies when I was maybe seven years old, and I swear it was like one giant horror movie with a cliffhanger ending, and I still remember it like it was last night. NEVER GOING TO BE OKAY.

Veronica Mars is smarter than me

@miwome AGH ME TOO!!! Only my dream featured snakes. I still cannot even LOOK at a PICTURE of a snake, be it viper or boa or harmless little garter snake. WHY do they MOVE like that??? GROSS. < /rant >

Craftastrophies

@The Kendragon I sat on a scorpion, once. And once I put my foot into a gumboot with a scorpion in it.

Every time a fellow aussie says something about our rep for stinging, biting things being overrated, I give them a Look.

Bus Driver Stu Benedict

The one time I saw a real live scorpion was in Northern California and it stabbed the shit out of the scoop thing I was trying to corral it into. I only say this for those West Coat 'Pinners as a caution. not as... No, who am I kidding, FREAK OUT!

stavros

very very perfect @m

parallel-lines

Space bugs you say? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120201/
I believe Casper Van Dien is not otherwise occupied right now, so we're safe.

tortietabbie

@parallel-lines Sorry, Denise Richards's kids. Mommy has to go save the planet.

travelmugs

@tortietabbie Speaking of Denise Richards, why oh why did she agree on doing that cameo in the most recent 30 Rock?

Luckily for Alice

@travelmugs
I was watching this with my friend who, just a week ago, admitted to having said "for all intensive purposes" in the past, so... it was really awkward.

parallel-lines

@travelmugs Because she's not not smart.

Emby

@Luckily for Alice Yeah, I made that mistake when I was younger, too. I think (hope?) it's pretty common and not necessarily a sure sign of idiocy!

travelmugs

@Emby Yeah, I think a lot of reasonably intelligent people make that mistake, since they're homophones and you don't see it written out that often.

feartie

"A scorpion on the goddess of love? No way!" Adam Higgsfoot, down in the comments says. And he gets downvoted? Come now.

Marzipan

How much do I enjoy that the pictures on that article go "Science Science Scientist Science COMIC BOOK": a lot.

I like this guy: "Let's forget about science for a minute, and just think about how ragingly AWESOME it would be if I were right on this one, guys. Just, think about it."

miwome

@Marzipan I have a new life goal of, like him, being referred to as "the author of several space publications" in print.

atipofthehat

Of course there are Venusians.

atipofthehat

@atipofthehat

And Venusians trump Martians, at least in diners.

EpWs

SyFy is, at this very moment, working on a screenplay for Space Scorpions from Venus.

MEGA VENUTIAN SPACE SCORPION

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher There will just be one, but it will be GIANT (and/or MEGA).

EpWs

@secretbees MEGA VENUTIAN SPACE SCORPION VS GIANT CENTISHARK

MEGA VENUTIAN SPACE SCORPION

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Well I've got a new user name.

atipofthehat

Actually, that being Venus, it could be some sort of STD.

fondue with cheddar

@atipofthehat HELP HELP THERE'S A BUG ON MY VENUS MONS.

miwome

@jen325 AUGH

whizz_dumb

Ohhh now I understand why "Bacne, Oral Sex, and the "Intellectually Vacant"" is a related story. Do you?

fondue with cheddar

@whizz_dumb Also, "Why do humans still have body hair?"

whizz_dumb

@jen325 hahaha great related stories. The one you bring up hits close to home ("home" being my really hairy body).

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