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Re: DIY horror movie!

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] DIY horror movie!
  • From: "Keith Rogers" kerogers@iprimus.com.au
  • Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 16:01:25 +1030

Hi Bob

Did you get an image to back up your humour!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Needham" <bneedham@cisco.com>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 3:31 PM
Subject: [ferns] DIY horror movie!

> You fernies have been way too quiet lately.
> This ought to teach you better:
> It all began on a quiet afternoon as I was watering my Rabbit's-Foot Fern.
> "Hmm, that looks like brown scale!", I thought. "I really need to wear
> my glasses more often when I water."
> I plucked one off, and decided I needed to have a closer look, so I stuck
> it to a piece of Scotch tape and went off to the lab for a closer look.
> That's when the horror began.
> I will never be able to sleep without the hall light on again!
> Have you seen the movie "Aliens"? Remember the scene where the
> egg pod opens up, and the guy peeks in?  Aaaah! This is what this
> thing looked like! I was looking into it from the bottom (the side
> closest to the plant) with a 30-power stereo zoom microscope, and
> it was scarier (and cheaper) than any day at the movies! If I would
> have had popcorn, I would have spilled it! I even considered going
> to pop some popcorn in the breakroom and coming back to look, just
> so I could spill it and get the total effect!
> I was looking into this little sac about 2mm in diameter. The
> outside covering looked completely dead and dry, but the inside
> was another story!
> There was between 400-800 tiny eggs, each about .002 inches inside!
> The evil horde was getting ready to invade! Each one looked like
> a microscopic milky-white rugby ball. Visions of the movie "Invasion
> Of The Body Snatchers" in which the pods took over the world, were
> dancing through my head! (Although these pods would have to gain
> about 164 pounds before they could replicate me) Then I thought
> maybe that wouldn't be so bad; one pod me could stay at work and
> earn a paycheck, one pod me could clean up the backyard, one more
> could do my taxes full time....
> Now where was I? Oh, yes..  These little guys were about to hatch
> and go on the march! Too bad for them (and thanks to 3M), they don't
> know that they are stuck to Scotch Tape, and until they can get free
> and push the elevator buttons to get to the second floor, I guess
> my ferns are safe from that particular hatching, but I think I see
> several more on the plant...
> Well, I'll go look at them every day, and keep you posted on the
> horrible developments. You do have a delete key for your email inbox,
> right?
> I gotta go. I feel like I need to wash my hands. Those tiny rugby
> buggers could be anywhere, and they SUCK!
> Uh, oh, the bathroom is down the hall, I need to turn on the hall light,
> but it's dark out there, and I'm afraid to reach around the corner.
> I guess I'm stuck in here until sunrise.
> -BN
> ...and to borrow a concept from Dave Barry, wouldn't "Blood-sucking
> be a great name for a rock band?
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