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These darned cicadas.

Posted on 09/08/2012 1:17:52 PM PDT by LouAvul

I used to hunt without/before hearing protection.

I don't guess I'll ever get used to hearing these cicadas 24/7. Now I don't even cut the grass without muffs.


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1 posted on 09/08/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Are those the ones that come out every 7 years?


2 posted on 09/08/2012 1:21:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: LouAvul

I remember when they came though here in the Pittsburgh area back in 1985. They were so noisy and numerous that when I was driving to my senior (high school) boatride on the Gateway Clipper, we drove by a wooded area and they made such a horrible screech, my buddy and I thought it sounded like a UFO. 2002 wasn’t as bad. Getting back to 1985, I remember I could not drive anywhere without hearing them pop under my tires.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: LouAvul
On the up side, you don't have to listen to (redacted to protect myself).

Daughter now has a habit of grabbing my arm, spinning me around to face her and saying "You can damn well read my lips!"

Meh... hearing loss is God's way of giving us an end-of-life bonus. Embrace old and grumpy. ;)

/johnny

4 posted on 09/08/2012 1:23:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LouAvul
They make for a pretty good stir-fry with some snow peas and a whisper of ginger...


5 posted on 09/08/2012 1:23:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LouAvul

“I used to hunt without/before hearing protection.”

And I used to sit on cramped stages in Honky Tonks, with the drummer’s cymbals behind one ear or the other. I don’t hear cicadas, my tinnitis is much, much worse than that! I can’t hear people speak. They can’t even tell how much hearing I’ve actually lost, because the noise in my brain is louder than the test tones. I’d be very happy with cicadas!


6 posted on 09/08/2012 1:27:36 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: LouAvul
John Cicada:
7 posted on 09/08/2012 1:27:41 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: LouAvul

Those things are bastards. We got a place in the country for “peace and quiet”. HA!


8 posted on 09/08/2012 1:43:08 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Are those fresh or reconstituted dried noodles?


9 posted on 09/08/2012 1:54:48 PM PDT by rackatoot
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To: rackatoot

Either will work. I use reconstituted in all my cooking.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 2:00:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Mark Twain used to tell the story of his terribly hen pecked uncle who had gone deaf years ago. However, he could still hear the word “whiskey” whispered three rooms away with the doors shut.
11 posted on 09/08/2012 2:07:22 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Some people are just born with a special gift. :)


12 posted on 09/08/2012 2:29:54 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: LouAvul

I have a bit of tinnitus now as I get older. It is not as loud as cicadas though.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 2:34:22 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: GeronL

They’re supposed to be 13yr and 17yr cycles, but with changing natural weather patterns, those traditional 13&17 cycles aren’t holding true, anymore.


14 posted on 09/08/2012 2:48:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - the leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: LouAvul
Things that go “BANG!” brought the cicadas for me. Damage was cumulative over many years of exposure to gun fire. Some nights it's like trying to sleep in the jungle. The insect symphony is incredible. Inexplicably, too much caffeine and stress makes it much worse.
15 posted on 09/08/2012 2:51:50 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: carriage_hill

right


16 posted on 09/08/2012 2:56:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: LouAvul

Aw c’mon, cicadas are summer!

Other than the big “7 year” variety or whatever. Those get kind of annoying.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: GeronL

weird how they have cycles.. it’s feast or famine with finding them little noise makers.. we used to hunt ‘em down for 4-H.. trees were the best place to look.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 3:05:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: PowderMonkey

Aspirin and tylenol and Advil make the cicadas worse for me. I can always tell when I have been taking it for a while, as my ears start to scream. And yes.... it does sound like cicadas to me.


19 posted on 09/08/2012 3:30:58 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: Grammy

Mom calls it “bacon fryin” in the pan.
Does sound like a case of chronic cicada ear.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 3:55:49 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: LouAvul
I used to hunt without/before hearing protection.

I don't guess I'll ever get used to hearing these cicadas 24/7. Now I don't even cut the grass without muffs.

You can tell who doesn't have tinnitus. They're the ones who thought you were talking about real cicadas.

21 posted on 09/08/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: GeronL
Are those the ones that come out every 7 years?

I've never quite figured that story out. I hear them every year.........Maybe some areas have an over abundance of them periodically but they're there, year after year......

Personally, I love their sound. It signals an end to the hot summer and the harvesting of the fresh crops that will soon be showing up at the local roadside stands where I live.......

Another sound that nobody gives any notice to are crickets. The summer is silent because the adults lay their eggs in the fall and then the eggs hatch in early summer. Throughout the summer they continue to grow until they become full adults then start cricketing to attract a mate. They mate, they lay their eggs and the cold weather ultimately kills off the adults.......Then the cycle is repeated next summer.

22 posted on 09/08/2012 5:00:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: LouAvul

They started early here in the KC area. Pretty much died down now. They were loudest this year than in the past.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 5:03:00 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: Hot Tabasco

24 posted on 09/08/2012 5:08:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: peggybac
They came early(July?)this year here in MI also...no more than normal, but kind of unusual to hear them mid-summer. Same with the katydids. Also no June bugs and a unusually short/smaller Japanese beetle swarm compared to years past.

Think we're going to pay for that mild winter/hot summer with an early fall/cold & snowy winter this year.

Hope not...got spoiled last winter.

25 posted on 09/08/2012 5:19:47 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: LouAvul

I had a cat that loved em. First, he’d pin one under his paw and ride it around the sidewalk as it buzzed, sorta like an air hockey puck, all within his reach of lying down, of course. After the bug worn down, he’d chew it down like carmel candy. The craziest thing to watch.


26 posted on 09/08/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
They came early(July?)this year here in MI also...

I'm surprised that you noticed them too. I heard the first ones back on June 24 at my sister's house in Grosse Pointe Shores.........I even marked it on my calendar because it was so unusual.

27 posted on 09/08/2012 5:31:14 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Those aren’t cicadas, those are grasshoppers......


28 posted on 09/08/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

FWIW, cicadas and dragonflies are my favorite bugs......


29 posted on 09/08/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Zoom in on the pic. They’re cicadas.


30 posted on 09/08/2012 5:37:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

OK, how did you do that? The quick video was there then gone. Yikes.


31 posted on 09/08/2012 5:56:16 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Almost forgot, praying mantis...hadn't seen any in years, until this year.

...which reminds me of...


32 posted on 09/08/2012 6:16:11 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: wideminded
What? ;)

/johnny

33 posted on 09/08/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: peggybac
OK, how did you do that? The quick video was there then gone. Yikes.

Sorry, what quick video?

34 posted on 09/08/2012 6:32:55 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

For some reason, the post in 24 popped up then disappeared. I thought it was something you did. My puter went crazy for awhile. Yikes!


35 posted on 09/08/2012 7:10:43 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: peggybac
Oh, OK, for the a minute there I was worried, and thought my webcam was broadcasting...

(you never seen a man throw on his pants so quick...)

(heh)

36 posted on 09/08/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

lololololol. When I first got my Mac, I hit the camera button and saw myself. I freaked out wondering who else was watching me watch myself in my jammies!! I didn’t know how to get out of it so I just turned off the power.


37 posted on 09/08/2012 10:01:36 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: LouAvul

Trade our Love Bug problem for your Cicada problem!!!!!!


38 posted on 09/08/2012 10:14:56 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: JRandomFreeper
On the up side, you don't have to listen to (redacted to protect myself). Daughter now has a habit of grabbing my arm, spinning me around to face her and saying "You can damn well read my lips!" Meh... hearing loss is God's way of giving us an end-of-life bonus. Embrace old and grumpy. ;) /johnny

My tininitus blends right in with cicadas and other such noises. Probably a result of too much shooting without ear protection in my younger days...

39 posted on 09/09/2012 2:19:23 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: wideminded
You can tell who doesn't have tinnitus. They're the ones who thought you were talking about real cicadas.

I noticed that. Dunno whether to hate them or envy them. ;)

40 posted on 09/09/2012 9:22:11 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

I sometimes go out on the patio and nap in the hammock amid the symphony of cicadas. I absolutely love that sound along with bullfrogs croaking at the pond, a rooster crowing at dawn, coyotes yapping in the distance, a donkey braying, crickets chirping, and the mooing from cattle. Mother Nature’s noises are music to me.


41 posted on 09/09/2012 4:33:20 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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