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MDA
28-04-2005, 13:38:02
Right before my very eyes a centipede dropped from the ceiling of my office and just missed a coworker.

He smashed it as it hit the carpet. Lots of screaming and swearing.

We're estimating it being two inches long and an inch wide (mostly legs)

Instead of the usual brown color, it had kind of a greenish yellow tint.

Here's a picture of what it might have looked like before he shattered it into a thousand pieces.

We proceeded to inform the rest of the office of the imminent bug invasion. They're all looking up at the ceiling frequently, and scratching themselves unconsciously. Fun.

HelloKitty
28-04-2005, 13:40:44
If there is one, there are 10,000!!!

mr.G
28-04-2005, 13:41:54
anyone saw Jango Fett lately?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-04-2005, 13:42:44
I thought this thread was about Australians.

King_Ghidra
28-04-2005, 13:43:18
the centipede 'shattered into a thousand pieces'

what material was it made of, exactly?

MoSe
28-04-2005, 13:43:40
Originally posted by HelloKitty
If there is one, there are 10,000!!!
that would make 1 million feet!

Greg W
28-04-2005, 13:44:09
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
I thought this thread was about Australians. :confused:

MoSe
28-04-2005, 13:44:41
Originally posted by MDA
an inch wide before or after the smashing and squashing?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 13:45:23
I remember finding a slug in my slipper when we lived in Mabfield Road in Fallowfield in Manchester. Of course, it was student housing....


But at least I didn't have one drop in my cereal bowl, as happened to someone I knew who lived in West Didsbury. Their electrics also blew out thanks to an unhelpful mouse in the toaster.


Still, at least we didn't have hot and cold running mice and cockroaches as we did when we lived in Perryman Close in Hulme.
On the other hand, we could boast of living close to where Charlotte Bronte resided when she wrote some of 'Jane Eyre'.

Hoop-de-doo.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-04-2005, 13:55:27
Originally posted by Greg W
:confused:

ph: Or was that Antipodes?

Greg W
28-04-2005, 13:58:45
That's bad... :rolleyes: as well as :gasmaske:

protein
28-04-2005, 14:02:51
If it shattered into 1000 pieces wouldn't that make it a millipede?

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:03:48
That's worse... :gasmaske: :gasmaske: :gasmaske:

mr.G
28-04-2005, 14:05:11
de moeder van de duizendpoot was vreselijk ontevreden
want haar zoontje was zojuist....in de sloot gegleden.

en als je even rekent...... weet je wat dat betekend.
op zijn hoofd een grooooooote buil..... en wel duizend sokjes vuil.

Venom
28-04-2005, 14:05:43
Better burn the building down. Just to be sure.

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:07:16
Tempted to nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:10:27
Originally posted by mr.G
de moeder van de duizendpoot was vreselijk ontevreden
want haar zoontje was zojuist....in de sloot gegleden.

en als je even rekent...... weet je wat dat betekend.
op zijn hoofd een grooooooote buil..... en wel duizend sokjes vuil.

The sounds you make when a centipede is caught in your throat. If it's a millipede, that's when you get Phlegmish. ;)

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:17:28
Oh my god, it gets worse. What is this, really really shockingly bad pun day?

Funko
28-04-2005, 14:18:50
Only if it's a day of the week ending in day.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:20:08
Originally posted by Greg W
Oh my god, it gets worse. What is this, really really shockingly bad pun day?


Mamas and the Papas:

'Punday, Punday, so good to me....'

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:20:39
Not sure whether to OG you ont hat one, or just say:

That's supposed to be "ending in 'Y'". n00b.

X-Post obviously.

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:21:56
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
Mamas and the Papas:

'Punday, Punday, so good to me....' I can see why people commit suicide now after reading forums. I really can.

If it doesn't stop, it's going to become punday, bloody punday...

Funko
28-04-2005, 14:23:39
Originally posted by Greg W
Not sure whether to OG you ont hat one, or just say:

That's supposed to be "ending in 'Y'". n00b.

X-Post obviously.

:rolleyes:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:24:37
Originally posted by Greg W
I can see why people commit suicide now after reading forums. I really can.

If it doesn't stop, it's going to become punday, bloody punday...


Let's break it up, 'cos otherwise Shatterday night's gonna be all right for fightin', with Frightday on my mind.


This punning's Thirstday work, certainly....

MoSe
28-04-2005, 14:49:15
I miss the fish puns thread

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:51:09
Originally posted by MoSe
I miss the fish puns thread

Quit carping about it, pikey.


Or as put in French films: FIN

MOBIUS
28-04-2005, 14:52:37
Send in Fat Freddy's Cat!

Oh, that was cockroaches - sorry...

MDA
28-04-2005, 14:58:46
Originally posted by MoSe
before or after the smashing and squashing?

Before, if you include the legs.

Its in many pieces because he used a combo squash/grind attack.

The direct centipede attack is just a red herring. They're hoping our defense will flounder when the termites arrive to bring the building down.

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:59:52
This thread lacks sole.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:04:41
It's been knocked off its shoalful perch.

To my herring, people should just squid while they're ahead, when they're having a whale of a time.

The Mad Monk
28-04-2005, 15:24:08
Centipedes are like spiders, in that they eat the real insect pests.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:29:35
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Centipedes are like spiders, in that they eat the real insect pests.


Some of them are poisonous too, and give mighty unpleasant bites.


Before Mt. Pelee erupted, sending a nuee ardente down on the town of St Pierre, centipedes swarmed over the slum areas, biting small childen and adults.

The Mad Monk
28-04-2005, 15:37:08
Sounds like they were agitated by their impending demise.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:37:49
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Sounds like they were agitated by their impending demise.


Agitated ? They were positively furious.

King_Ghidra
28-04-2005, 15:50:57
(paraphrasing not the 9 o clock news)

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:51:56
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
(paraphrasing not the 9 o clock news)


Now I'm livid.

zmama
28-04-2005, 16:59:20
With onions?

RedFred
29-04-2005, 06:57:23
Did anyone have a different thread in mind when centipede was mentioned? I think it was the first video game ever to have a trackball.

Japher
29-04-2005, 07:00:25
I'm with RedFred...

and with zmama, everything is better with onions.


uh,

Iron Chef is on

gotta go

DaShi
29-04-2005, 07:05:49
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Centipedes are like spiders, in that they eat the real insect pests.

And fingers.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-04-2005, 12:13:56
Originally posted by Japher
I'm with RedFred...

and with zmama, everything is better with onions.




I disagree. Chocolate and onion souffle ?

Ecch.


Lemon meringue and red onion salad ?

Bleeuuuarrrghhh.

Funko
29-04-2005, 12:16:55
The menu from the Fat Duck?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-04-2005, 12:20:07
Originally posted by Funko
The menu from the Fat Duck?


Ah ha ha ha, I laughed until I stopped.