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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Was you ever bit by a dead bee?

The granddaughter and I went to Wendyís drive thru then came home to eat on the patio before we went to the pool. I crank up the umbrella on the table for some shade and see a waspís nest under it. I run her back inside, roll up a newspaper and knock the nest down. A few wasps are swarming so we eat inside then put on our suits and go to the pool.

The granddaughter is jumping in off the side when I see a dead bug floating nearby. I go to use the back of my hand to push the bug toward the skimmer so the granddaughter doesnít swallow it when she jumps in. Just as my hand gets close to the bug, I notice itís a wasp and IT AINíT DEAD. Got me but not bad because I immediately pulled my hand underwater and he let go. First thing I think of is Walter Brennan.

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Why does that make you think of Walter Brennan?

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Mornin Walter,

Nope, sounds like that one wasn't deceased yet and yes they still retain some reflex action in their tail end until they are officially considered "DEAD". Whats up with the rolled up newspaper and knockin the nest down, they don't have wasp and hornet killer in the stores where you live? I use brake clean on em, kills em "DEAD" and evaporates, doesn't leave a petrol based mess afterwards and its cheaper, I get all my supplies for FREE. Well I hope you learned something Walter, Bee's/Wasp's can still bite in water. Have a peachy day.

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Say, was you ever bit by a dead bee?…You know, you got to be careful of dead bees if you’re goin’ around barefooted, ’cause if you step on them they can sting you just as bad as if they was alive, especially if they was kind of mad when they got killed. I bet I been bit a hundred times that way.
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Lauren Bacall repeats it back to him the next morning when Eddie doesn’t remember who she is.

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Those who understand binary and those who don't.

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Bees, wasps, etc., like diodes, the stripe indicates which end is which.
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Yea Rich, I bet you wish one of your ends had a stripe, it would make your life easier.

Why don't you just knock it off.

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Bees, wasps, etc., like diodes, the stripe indicates which end is which.
Darn it I thought it was resistance bands.
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First off, bees don't 'Bite', they sting.
Secondly, 'Dead' anything doesn't bite.
Hey, I ainít messiní with a classic.
You got LEVE on ignore too?

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All of you, KNOCK IT OFF!

I know who started it and he's been reprimanded. If it starts up again I'm handing out suspensions.

Yes, I'm a cranky old schoolmarm, but I'm going to keep a willow switch handy!

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