"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Amusements at the expense of stink bugs.

Stink bugs are all over the place up here in the woods. Seriously they line the back of my house every September so that we can't use our back door without fifty or a hundred of them falling into our kitchen as soon as we open it. Nasty little things. I read today about a trap that's expected on the market in July... never fear, I'll be test driving it. I bet if we set it by the back porch it'll be full in a matter of minutes... but then what do you do? Throw the whole thing trap and all into a bonfire? I'm sure not opening that thing.

But some folks out in internet land have a better sense of humor than I do and are amusing themselves at the expense of the stinkbug.... hoorah. Here, for your viewing pleasure:


Coasters! The website says to toss a few of those around the place when you have your next party and see how that goes over. Think of the potential here as house warming gifts. Reminds of how about four of the little stinkers came to visit our New Year's Party this year. blast.

And then there's jewelery:


While the idea of smashing the little critters between plates of glass has its appeal, the idea of wearing them on my body does not. Some of this artist's work is kind of cute, until you realize it involves wearing stinkbugs. I mean REAL stink bugs.

Enter stinkbug into Cafe press and you'll find a whole host of items from tee-shirts to ornaments, including a pair of pink underwear with "stinkbug" on the rear. Who thinks of these things? Although I admit to finding this one rather amusing:

2 comments:

  1. "Throw the whole thing trap and all into a bonfire?"

    Ooooo! Snap Crackle Pop -- could be entertaining! :-) I'm looking forward to testing out the traps too. LOL at the coasters but definitely will not be wearing any stink bugs. At least not on purpose.

    Great post!

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  2. wow..cool pendant. now we can create a way on how to use a stink bugs while they were infested our crops. we don't crops to sell we just use them to make accessories.. . . hehehe...

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