Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pantry Panic

Today's feature is a horror.  Imagine yourself snatched and captured by a giant bug.
You've been paralyzed and can't move but you know your death is only minutes away.
 The Dryudella flies you into the pit.
                                                   A hole is dug deep while you lie helpless.
Then you are dragged into a dark cave. 
 This is the last time anyone will see you.....
.....until you completely disappear....forever.  Today's summer matinee is rated R for scary images. Remember to turn off electronic devices. Don't forget to stop at the concession stand for our specialty food item.....fried grasshoppers.
These were Grasshoppers served at our table in Puebla during a visit with my Mexican family. They're actually pretty good:)
Normally served in Mexico, these "cha-poo-lee-nays" are served as an appetizer. 

27 comments:

Phil said...

Your post made me laugh Chris but sorry, I won't be round for dinner tonight - nothing personal.

Timeless said...

Wow you're up late. after midnight by my Google Blog back-office calculations *smile*


Hollywood made alot of those 'B' movies with that script in the 1950s.


I'll stick to eating bushes


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ADRIAN said...

Good job I'd just finished my breakfast.An interesting series.

Bob Bushell said...

Drugged into the death hole, that's nature.

Ragged Robin said...

A gruesome event but brilliant to catch it on camera! Great photos and captions! But no way could I have tackled those grasshoppers! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Juliana said...

OMG! that last picture was absolutely unexpected after previous photographs)))) interesting idea...

xoxo, Juliana
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laura.forestdreams:) said...

i have seen that scary movie many times around here...but have never gotten pictures!! nice documentary!! =)

so...you really ate the fried grasshoppers? when i was in elementary, or grade school...and we had 'show & tell'...i took a can of fried grasshoppers & another of chocolate covered ants...that my dad had brought home from a business trip. i never tried them though...and i often wonder what happened to those long lost cans. i wish i still had them!!

have a happy sunday chris!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

OMG that really is a horror film Chris, how horrible..I'm not sure which is worse being dragged drugged into a little hole never to be seen again, or to be deep fried and chomped haha! That's life oui!

Rohrerbot said...

I sure did:) At first, I was grossed out by the idea, but I came around to it and actually like them. The one I have a hard time with are the agave worms fried up. Those I still haven't been able to swallow whole.

eileeninmd said...

Poor grasshopper! I do not think I could eat grasshoppers or any kind of insect. Amazing captures, Chris! Have a happy Sunday!

Jill said...

I was scared to pieces sitting here all alone! Ewww!

As a precious poster stated, you can be assured I'll never stop by your house for dinner! :)

Rosengirl.. said...

I can only imagine how it feels to be paralyzed and somebody pulls me into a cave .. ush ... but so is the nature..

TexWisGirl said...

you're too funny.

TexWisGirl said...

(and that was so sweet of you to think of my horses! made me smile!)

Gaelyn said...

Grasshoppers was the one thing I didn't eat when in Mexico. Guess I missed out. Maybe next time. Are they chilied?

Rosemary said...

Perfect horror movie, the capture, screams for help no one will hear, and live burial followed by carnage for supper. Ewwwwww! Well done Chris! (now can we go back to fairy-like hummingbirds?)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Poor bugs, their life is so eat, or be eaten.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I'll take a large cha-poo-lee-nays and a pepsi please:)

Laurence Butler said...

And then the Wasps larva eat their way out of your stomach! Truly terrifying, like a cross between Aline and Starship Troopers.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, nature lets admire unusual views. I am greeting

Jeanne said...

The scary part of this for me was the chapulines.
I can deal with the life being sucked out of the bug by a wasp but fried grasshopper... uh uh

DeeBee L. said...

OMG you should write horror movies scenario! Terrible but it's the cruel law of selection! And anyway if the grasshopper had not been eaten by the monster-fly it would have been by a human being! ;-0
Btw sorry i can't access my comments so can't reply to you on my post (odd settings i guess...)
Thanks so much for your comments!
A great start of the week to you!

Ellie said...

Eeek - that is truly a horror story. I feel quite sorry for the poor wee victim.

Suz said...

hmmm I see you have a wicked side chris
and oh ick to the plate of gravy covered bugs

Thérèse said...

No thks, see/read you tomorrow. Lol

Kalantikan said...

Kreeeesh, you don't ran out of things in your head! And this post kept me laughing. I also see things like these many times, but my lens cannot do justice to them, and my mind is not so creative in weaving words like you! But those appetizers I also saw in Cambodia, and they have heaps full of insects and tarantula, and something like big green cockroach. My adventurous travel buddy tasted each one of them, while i feel so yaicks watching him! I heard some people here in our country in the far north also eat that, but i haven't seen it yet.

Magpie said...

Too scary! Wonderful that you were able to document the last moments of such a brief life. :)