2006/09/22

The Love Bug?

Perhaps you are familiar with the Disney movies about Herbie, a Volkswagon Beetle with a mind of his own, affectionately called "The Love Bug"?

The original film came out in 1968. Not my cup of tea, but evidently popular enough to justify the making of a total of five feature films and two made-for-TV movies as recently 2005. I guess people think Herbie is "cute". Whatever.

Well, I saw a different sort of "love bug" on the kitchen curtain the other night. Some sort of "stink bug" with what appeared to be a heart shape on its back. A pest to farmers, but I thought it had interesting looks.


Hey, I didn't say it was pretty, but to another bug, who's to say? it was only about 1.5 cm long (1/2 inch or so). I let it go out the window to go find a mate, as it looked like it belonged in a Beatles "Lonely Hearts Club Band". (Sorry about that).

11 comments:

YD said...

It IS pretty! until the Fear Factor challenges include eating one of those beautiful bugs alive.

Pandabonium said...

What is "fear factor"?

YD said...

Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. The show pits contestants against each other to complete a series of stunts better/ quicker for a grand prize of US$50,000. Normally the second stunt consists of doing something yucky like eating bugs or drinking blended gooey stuffs...

Fear Factor

Pandabonium said...

Oh.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Maybe that bug escaped from the set of The Yellow Submarine...possibly from Pepperland.

Word verification bybyes - Heyyyy....

Martin J Frid said...

That is a message from the aliens, they are telling us we are doing ok, all you need is love.

Possibly the funniest "Intelligent design" so far!

agus said...

Hey, lonely hearts indeed. and it looks like it has a black star at the rear, somewhat blurred.

A lonely heart and black star club member. The color scheme is pretty impressive. Must be a stud with the ladies in the bug kingdom.

Pandabonium said...

MM - BLUE MEANIES!!! bybyes? really? Is that flight attendant lingo?

Martin - funniest or funkiest, I'm not sure which.

Agus, yeah, this bug could trip the light fantastic at those clubs you go to. Maybe you should paint a big heart and star on your... oh, never mind...

Lrong said...

Hahahaaa... this is quite a bug eh? Amazing...

Happysurfer said...

He's wearing his heart on his sleeve....er..back.

Pandabonium said...

Lrong - yeah, some guys will do anything to impress the ladies.

Happysurfer - hey, that's true! Next thing you know there will be a heart with an arrow through it and a lady bug's name.