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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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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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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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