Wide Open by Rich Powell

Wide Open

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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago

    I remember them well when I was a child. I think we had about four or five different “swarms”. When they came out it was high pitched pandemonium. I read last week they are a good source of protein.

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    He’s gonna need more buns.

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago

    Oooh, …the dark, red-eyed ones.

  4. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    Relax, they brought their own beer and sauce.

  5. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago

    I hope that’s Mical cooking those dogs.

  6. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    That’s for the birds….

  7. LafInLarry

    LafInLarry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    They even have a cool scientific name for the genus – Magicicada.

    This year we get Brood II, well, some of you do. There’s a range map in this link. They go as far south as North Carolina.

  8. AStarofDestiny

    AStarofDestiny said, over 3 years ago

    This one really had me laughing out loud! Love the one perched on the guys head, with the other one looking at the hot dog like ‘is it about done yet?’!

  9. waykirk

    waykirk said, over 3 years ago

    Here in Northern Virginia we have a ton of these squalling critters coming out. Sounds worse than a Huey chopper landing when I go outside.

    Lived here since 1975 and we get them nearly every year it seems.

    Our very big GSD likes to eat them just like all of her canine predecessors.

    Not in my food chain but have read that you can cook the darn things and eat, YUK, them.

    I ate a lot of stuff I didn’t like in my olden days in the Army, but then at least I could trade my C-Ration canned ham and eggs for canned bread. With a little Tabasco, supplied by the way, by the Tabasco company at no charge, as far as I know, you could make many unknown things palatable.

    Even the jungle monkeys wouldn’t eat the hard so called power bars.

    My old scout dog loved the canned ham and eggs and would lick the can clean. Smelled like Alpo to me and must have smelled the same to Ruger the wonder dog. I miss him forty some years later.

    The old dog Sarge

  10. Frank Siegle

    Frank Siegle GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Never had cicadas land on me or food out doors. They stick to the trees and do their symphony. These must be southern cicadas. Are they really that bothersome down there?

    ’Course, where I live is Eastern Kansas. Not as many trees, I guess.

  11. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Frank Siegle

    Nah, they just make a heck of a noise. I figured it was just funnier having them all over the guy…big ’uns!

  12. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    You know, I actually liked the ham and eggs. I was just getting out of the Corps when they were switching from c-rats to k-rats, steel pots to kevlar and jeeps to hummers. I thought it all stunk. No longer could I shave/cook/wash in my helmet and the k-rats were dry and nasty. Oh how I missed those peaches when I was in the 29 palms desert!

  13. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago

    I’m from Alabama, and currently live in middle Georgia. In most summers, when one steps outside, one can’t help but hear the cicadas. And in other summers that din can reach decibel levels that can drive one mad. It seems to never end.

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