Saturday, April 17, 2004

Hungry? You Won't Be in a Moment

By now, pretty much everyone knows that billions of Al Qaeda trained cicadas will soon be descending upon the eastern United States. It is expected that many of the critters will launch suicide attacks upon car windshields and women's hairdos. The White House will be closely monitering the constantly evolving threat matrix through a series of highly classified memos that no one will bother to read.

Ordinary citizens, however, are approaching the situation in other ways. Some find cicadas fascinating, and even use their appearance to mark milestones in their lives.

Others, however, are taking matters into their own hands--or mouths--as they prepare to greet the bugs by.... Eating them. Yes, it's true: Some people consider cicadas to be a culinary delicacy, though it is not immediately clear how their consumption fits into the Atkins Diet.

Oh, and it should be pointed out that this guy is French. That may well explain everything.

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