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Love(bug) Is In The Air

Saturday, September 6, 2008

At precisely this time of the year (late August~early September), the air in Southeast Texas is filled with countless millions of plecia nearctica, commonly known as “lovebugs”.  Each year, while making their summer migratory flight, these critters cause much fraustration as they end up dead on the helmets, bikes, and clothing of the unsuspecting scooterists.  The acidic juice from the splatterred bodies of these bugs can be quite harmful to paint finishes if not promptly removed; and oh what a mess they’ve created on your windshield that you could hardly see which way you’re going.

Ed and I had such an encounter with these otherwise harmless little critters just prior to Hurricane Gustav’s brief visit.  While the death counts on us were quite minimal; our fellow motorcyclist was not so lucky as you can see in the following photos.  (Click to enlarge!)

"...adult females live only 2~3 days..."

 

Love can be deadly

Sex is messy

 

Redefining "doing something you love when you die"

That will teach you not to ride with an open mouth!  Now, for your viewing pleasure, here are a couple of VMD’s (videos of mass distraction).–Lorenzo 

 

2001 Milk & Sugar doing John Paul Young’s Love Is In The Air (1978)

Love Bug by Jonas Brothers

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