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Monday/Memeday: Mormon Crickets


A week from now, we’ll be hitting Utah.  If you’ve never seen Mormon Crickets, this is going to blow your mind. They’re big, they swarm, and when the get smashed on the road it gets worse because they’re cannibals, and the more that die and get mushed on the highway,


the more of these bad boys that gather to feast on the smashed corpses of their comrades. When we were last in Utah, we crossed patches so slippery with dead bugs that the car skated on the highway, like one expects to experience in snow.  If you’re traveling, make sure to work a car washing into your schedule.

By JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels, growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.

One reply on “Monday/Memeday: Mormon Crickets”

You probably have heard the story of how the seagulls saved the Mormon pioneers from the crickets. Previously, native people in the area would cook and eat the crickets. I’m sure the grain planting that facilitated such an explosion of the cricket population seemed like a great thing to the people who thought of roast cricket as a seasonal delicacy. 🙂

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