Your new favorite emo-punk band: The Light Brown Apple Moth Debacle

June 20th, 2008 · 170 comments

Spotted in a high foot traffic area of Sausalito, California…

dear Linda (of the Jack London house) no, non, non, non, nooooooooooooooo i say to DARK AGES thought process of TENTING the house against termite! Are you mad?? this is worse than the light brown apple moth debacle!! doooooooooo reconsider, and don't poison the entire god-damn neighborhood with your ass-backwards neanderthal thinking! consider another approach - 1-800-orange-oil, perhaps, good old-fashioned REAL product, or perhaps some bay leaves or peppermint....what do you think of THAT? really wish, for the sake of your tenants and all your neighbors, you'd reconsider!

God bless the Bay area.

related: Gentrification is insanit(ar)y

FILED UNDER: Bay Area · California · confusion??? · exclamation-point happy!!!! · irregular capitalization · neighbors · Sausalito · The Earth


170 responses so far ↓

  • #1   dirty_snowflake

    Very brave to identify your house and leave a phone number. That’s the most aggressively passive aggressive note I’ve seen.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:08 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   zombieBlanco bang

    Calling someone a mad ass-backwards neanderthal is a good opening gambit for neighborhood reconciliation, especially after the light brown apple moth debacle.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:18 am   rating: 52  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Jojo

      what is the apple moth debacle?

      Jul 11, 2008 at 2:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   RunBarbara bang

    Areyou kidding?

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Candice

      Nope…apparently Areyou is quite serious.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 6:59 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Mishee bang

      Wasn’t Areyou the guy with the white horse in The Neverending Story? (God, I loved that movie!)

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:00 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   changeling

      Atreyu
      (me too)

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Mishee bang

      *gasp*

      u totally ruined my joke!!

      (OMG, you think I didn’t know it? http://www.imdb.com is my bible if I have any doubts! :D )

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   changeling

      sorry :(

      will go hide now

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Canthz_B bang

      Happens to the best of us, Mish.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Mishee bang

      changeling I was totally joking.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   zombieBlanco bang

    after you try orange oil, pepppermint, and bay leaves, perhaps we could all join hands and make a chanting circle around the house asking the termites to find a more harmonious place to shelter…..what do you think of THAT?

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:30 am   rating: 77  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   amazon bang

      What if we hot box the termites, and get them all high? No wait… then they’ll have the munchies!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:28 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   secondsout bang

      And if the termites get the munchies, they’d eat the wood, right? Which might defeat the purpose.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   bob

      it would be one way of solving the problem… no house, no termites to worry about

      Jun 20, 2008 at 8:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   karla

      Sounds pretty ass-backward and neanderthal to me. Where’s the Napalm? (Now THAT’s forward thinking!!)

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:33 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Mark bang

      Dust off and nuke it from orbit — it’s the only way to be sure.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:33 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   bob is captain obvious

      thanks bob, you’re a real captain obvious to the above person’s comment

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   bob

      I rather fancy myself “Master of the Obvious.” I plan to fashion myself a matching cape and unitard to distinguish myself from “captain obvious.”

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:56 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   Mark bang

      Maybe the termites need a little thermite for breakfast.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 3:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   RunBarbara bang

    I called 1-800-Orange Oil and a Korean house wife told me she was going to spank me with a wooden spoon. It had nothing to do with pest removal, damn it! The worst $1.99 a minute I ever spent…
    .
    .
    except on Mishee’s mom.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:31 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   secondsout bang

      I bet she’d do something about getting rid of your crabs.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   RunBarbara bang

      but sout, i thought you liked sea food!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   secondsout bang

      It might smell like catfish, but that’s not what I meant.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   RunBarbara bang

      *cries*
      i…thou-thou-though..i thought you liked me!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   secondsout bang

      Girl, how could I ever be mad at you when you lapdance so freaky?

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   RunBarbara bang

      *sets fire to everything sout has ever given her, including the crabs*
      I am so over you! Just one more lapdance and then we’re finished and I MEAN it this time.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:05 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   secondsout bang

      Promises, promises. You’ll be back. Or maybe Amy_d will just take your place.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   RunBarbara bang

      good luck getting the bathroom key from amy.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:29 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.9   Mishee bang

      I had to plus it.

      I mean… you dissed my mom!

      How could I not?

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.10   Lurker

      But it had a lot to do with “tenting.”

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Matthew Gallant

    I like the “no, no, nooooooo” part, it sounds like an Amy Winehouse song.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:35 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   amazon bang

      Seriously! One of you parody geniuses, get on that asap!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Canthz_B bang

      Or write a Mr.Bill script! :-)

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:19 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   secondsout bang

      You have to give Amy Winehouse credit. How many other people do you know who can turn an addiction to cocaine into something professionally lucrative?

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   RunBarbara bang

      Robert Downey Jr?

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:25 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Sabine

      Eric Clapton?

      Jun 24, 2008 at 3:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   Mishee bang

      Kate Moss??

      Jun 24, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   shane

      Tony Montana?

      Jun 24, 2008 at 5:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    I’ve heard that termites cannot stand Gregorian chants.. Dooooooo try that before insecticide!

    –Mrs. Howell of Gilligan’s little green isle.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:45 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      Crap. zB hit chant in #4.
      Sorry zB :-|

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   FunFunRahRah bang

      Pies Iesu domine, dona eis requiem… *thump*

      Aug 2, 2009 at 4:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   secondsout bang

    Hmm, I could use pesticides to get rid of the house. Or I could have a session where I feel with the insects, talk to them about their feelings, and have commune with nature. I can use my healing energy to cleanse the house.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:52 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   RunBarbara bang

      don’t forget to do trust exercises where one termite closes his eyes and falls backwards, trusting his friends to catch him.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:54 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe call in a midget lady and find Carrie-Ann and exorcise the termites at he same time.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   RunBarbara bang

      YOU MOVED THE GRAVES BUT YOU DIDNT MOVE THE BODIES!!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:58 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Quite Contrary

      Don’t let the termites forget to let you know if their insurance carrier has changed.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Joyful

      Carol-Ann! Step away from the termites!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    My little white house is yellow because I refuse to use non-organic paints.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:01 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    Never a good thing to ask someone to not tent their house while you’re wearing a moo-moo!

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:08 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   zombieBlanco bang

       
        areyou mad
        dark ages tenting
        real that

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   RunBarbara bang

      light brown apple moth (5)
      flutter like wings of the tent (7)
      o! rethink linda (5)

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:10 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   zombieBlanco bang

      i luv u

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   RunBarbara bang

      zombie, she is white
      has topiary in need
      “hedge” will be trimmed

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   zombieBlanco bang

      i luv u x2

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   RunBarbara bang

      the feeling is mutual. now get under my desk.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:18 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   zombieBlanco bang

      as you wish

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   secondsout bang

      Casey in HR
      She keeps the old bathroom key
      Please strangle Sandra!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:32 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   Burghardt

      “‘hedge’ will be trimmed (4)”
      *buzzer*
      oh, but thanks for playing.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   StolenPineapple

      “hedge will be trimmed” is 5. Oh snap.

      Jun 21, 2008 at 9:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    Atticus!, Atticus! Bugs are eating my bed!!

    Don’t step on them, Scout. They must be given a fair chance to leave here or a trial or something!

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:16 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Crash bang

      I’m waiting for the follow up note that protests the extermination process,
      claiming that it’s a violent act of genocide instead.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 2:03 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      WOW a TKAM reference not by Mish!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   AuntyBron

      Well, actually, Crash, that would make it a violent act of insecticide.

      Jun 21, 2008 at 12:53 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Crash bang

      :lol:

      Jun 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Canthz_B bang

      Well, actually, AuntyBron, ‘insecticide’ is a noun meaning a substance or preparation used for killing insects.
      It would be an ‘act’ of ‘extermination’.
      But why quibble over semantics? Crash’s joke was funny. ;-)

      Jun 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    I am sooooooo not eating anything offered at Trixie Wilson’s table during the block party this year!

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:24 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   RunBarbara bang

      i bet her sink full of dirty dishes causes herpes.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:27 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   amazon bang

    So is the insecticide they use in tenting is not a REAL product?

    Trixie, being as termites tend to infest every nook and cranny of a house, feel free to come over and crawl in my attic (not a euphamism) with your orange oil, peppermint, and bay leaves.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:25 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   RunBarbara bang

      you caught me at a weak moment and i cant help myself…
      .
      .
      “every nook”

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    …So this shaman and an exterminator walk into a bar.
    The exterminator says: “I’ve got some chemicals that’ll kill any bugs!”
    The shaman says: “Poison? Really? I burn bay leaves. Gets rid of the bugs, but you still feel them crawling on you when the buzz wears off!”

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:35 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   secondsout bang

      A termite walks into the bar and asks, “hey, where’s the bar tender?”

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:39 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Canthz_B bang

      A roach on a nearby stool answers: “Over there listening to your executioners.”

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:47 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Crash bang

      A bar tender walks into the bar…wait…
      * all that’s left is a fat little termite *

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   justsaying

      i’ve read alot of theese and i like canthzb’s jokes.
      stop riding on her coattails and make up your own.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   Mishee bang

      yeah crash and sout – don’t you have any integrity??

      CB has a style of humor all her own – no need for you to steal it… now back off!! :D

      Jun 21, 2008 at 9:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Canthz_B bang

    Pleeeeeeze reconsider and call 1-800-Pied-Piper.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:11 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   philos

    Apparently, yet another alternative is to use lizards.
    http://centurytermitecontrol.net/Newsletter.aspx

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   amy d bang

    My house isn’t tented. I’m just happy to see you.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 6:56 am   rating: 51  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Amanda

      Perfect.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 3:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Mishee bang

    Trixie just needs to keep Speed up to date on what’s ahead and shut her fucking hippie mouth.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 7:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   fantasy bang

    Does she not know how to sign a note like this?

    She should always sign it with the kiss of death.

    Than☠ Tri☠ie Wilson ♥ ☠

    Jun 20, 2008 at 8:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Quite Contrary

    It’s notes like this that make me want to vote Republican.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 9:11 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   MR

      wow – this is an evil note!

      Aug 14, 2008 at 3:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   claw71 bang

    The purpose of the tent is to not poisoning the entire god-damn neighborhood but would we really expect somebody with a name like Trixie to understand that?

    Jun 20, 2008 at 9:13 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   claw71 bang

    And seriously, termites eat wood. Do you really think orange oil, bay leaves or peppermint is going to stop them?

    Jun 20, 2008 at 9:15 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Max

      Sounds like condiments to me!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:40 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Andre

      Perhaps termites are conservative eaters?

      You know the type: becomes suspicious of a meal the moment they see a little sprig of parsley resting on top of their hamburger.

      Perhaps the exotic flavours will drive them off to poorer houses?

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:10 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   ErikaBlare bang

      What Trixie doesn’t know is that termites are inexplicably drawn to the scent of patchouli.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   xindi

    i too live in a little yellow house. sans termites.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 9:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   amy d bang

      *singing*

      We all live in a little yellow house…

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:39 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   changeling

      Thank you for the earworm

      Jun 20, 2008 at 9:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   claw71 bang

    Meanwhile, Trixie’s been treating a nasty case of crabs with minced ginger paste and soy sauce.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 9:51 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   amazon bang

      mmm… crabs with ginger and soy sauce…

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   ALA bang

    Linda tried to make the termites go, but Trixie said ‘no, no, no’
    Termites need to snack, and when they come back the floor will go go go
    Linda wants to spend the dime, but Trixie thinks peppermint’s fine
    Linda tried to make the termites go, but Trixie said ‘no,no, no’

    Jun 20, 2008 at 10:10 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   claw71 bang

    I remember the light brown apple moth debacle. It was horrible. These petulant boys known as The Tube Sock Seven got together and decided to get even with all the popular kids at Sausalito High School by hiding apples throughout the school. The idea was to attract fruit flies, ants and other pesky insects.

    The weather was too cool for fruit flies and the school treated for ants. As the apples decayed they attracted the light brown moths best known for impregnating apples with those infamous green worms.

    Before long, the whole school was infested with moths and nobody really knew what to do. One of the Tube Sock Seven sent a bogus bulletin to the school office warning that al Qaida had attempted to infest the area with an anthrax carrying moth known as the Bin Laden butterfly. The phony memo described the moth infesting the school and advised anybody seeing the moth to notify the Department of Homeland Security.

    They called DHS and a local detachment of counter terrorism agents were dispatched. In Sausalito that means a handful of part time deputies who were trained with the little bit of federal money that was left over after local big wigs purloined the bulk of the funds.

    As the school was evacuated the moths, drawn to the spot lights, began flying out with them. There was fear that the dreaded Bin Laden Butterfly might infest other areas so the DHS agents opened fire on the moths. The fire fight went on for most of the evening.

    When the smoke cleared, ten students had been shot and killed. Only four moths were hit. For the next 12 weeks the Department of Homeland Security managed a seek and destroy mission looking for the escaped moths until a etymologist from UC Berkley realized that a lot of people thought he was an entomologist without realizing what either word meant. He saw a picture of the moths in a magazine and realized they were common apple moths but nobody listened to him because he was from Berkley.

    Eventually the Department of Homeland Security lost interest in the project. They were going to hold a press conference but they hate lying so they declared a magenta level threat and sent their agents to Aruba.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 67  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Mishee bang

      See… I knew you had it in you honey! I love you!

      *hisss… back up girls!!*

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      Claw, because I am a GIANT GEEK I once had a dream in which the entire “plot” of the dream was that I kept confusing the word etymology with the word entomology and was very embarrassed. I kept telling people “No! I am talking about words not bugs!”

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:49 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   LThrace

      This is why I want to marry claw. There is coffee all over my monitor now because I was laughing so hard.

      Mishee, Im ready to fight for claw. I’ve got my razor blades primed and ready.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   RunBarbara bang

      ooo, sister, have you got a long line to wait it.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Mishee bang

      RB – get her!

      *never do the “dirty” work myself… that’s for my dirty lezzie!* Plus, I’m a lover, not a fighter! :D

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   RunBarbara bang

      mishee, you must have mistaken me for someone that listens to the directions of others.
      its too early to “get” anyone…besides, you and i are at the top of the line. once we’re done, who cares what happens?

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.7   Mishee bang

      you have a point, my friend (but you listen to my directions when I tell you where to put it!)…

      *shoots daggers to all the tartlets waiting for our sloppy seconds*

      Just remember your place girls! Five feet back!!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.8   Quite Contrary

      I’m going to wait for the three of you to fight it to the death…and then take Claw for myself. Don’t worry Mishee. I’m way more than five feet back.

      Carry on!

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.9   RunBarbara bang

      QC, your logic would be flawless- nay! impenetrable even- had you not forgotten one thing:
      my raging ADD will only allow me to fight until i get distra-
      *ooo! potluck*

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:15 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.10   Mishee bang

      I can’t believe you have raging ADD too RB! Who’da thunk of all people, the two of us woul…whoa look, over there! A kitty!

      (Have you noticed the only thing you can REALLY concentrate on just happens to be PAN!?) :D

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.11   RunBarbara bang

      with adderall anything is possib-
      *begins to play with button on sweater*

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.12   Mishee bang

      I stopped medicating about 10 years ago (no! really!!) – my friends kept stealing my Dexedrine…

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.13   Quite Contrary

      Two down. One to go.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 11:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.14   RunBarbara bang

      Hardly, Im simply distracted by the presenece of secondsout.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.15   Mishee bang

      I was knitting an oven mitt thing for claw’s cast iron skillet handle… but I am back now….

      QC – it’ll take more than a nasty fart to get me outta here! :D

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.16   RunBarbara bang

      *throws a ball past mishee*

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.17   Canthz_B bang

      Golden, claw, golden! :-)

      Jun 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   unholyghost2003 bang

    GAH! too much …. Trixie you of course realize that peppermint oil or orange oil in the quantities needed to treat an entire house for termites will have the entire neighborhood smelling like a candy cane or OJ, and can cause severe burns to people, pets and grass. …*TWITCH* … I’m going to put plastic in your compost bin. … BRAIN MELTING! … It was the patchouli stink from your house that attracted the termites in the first place.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 10:27 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Mark bang

    Those termites were fucking delicious.

    - Aunt Eater

    Jun 20, 2008 at 10:36 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   amy d bang

      Mark, I’m usually not a fan of the FD comments, but your pun tickled me.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   RunBarbara bang

      yeah, amy, you’re a fan of anything that “tickles’ you (according to my mom)

      Jun 20, 2008 at 10:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Mishee bang

    Personally, I am wondering why there is a “Jack London” house in Sausalito…

    Jun 20, 2008 at 10:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Quite Contrary

      I’ve been to the Jack London house in Glenellen. It could have benefited from a little termite tenting. Looks like they tried the bay leaves and peppermint route.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   Mishee bang

      QC – at least Jack London actually LIVED in Glen Ellen…

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Joyful

    Do you think the neighbors wrote a letter like this when they covered E.T.’s house in plastic?

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:52 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Gowler

    The apple moths with bay leaves and peppermint were fuckin’ delicious!

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   secondsout bang

    Insecticide tenting – it’s like the Dutch Oven of the termite world.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   RunBarbara bang

      i’d hate to see what the Hot Carl of the termite world it.
      .
      .
      okay, im kidding. i’d love to see it.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 1:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   agong

    Maaaybe the reference to the DARK AGES was a way of suggesting “turn the lights off and pretend you arent home”. Those damn termites will take their party to someone elses house!
    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THINK ABOUT IT!

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Martin Heidegger

    I’m sorry that the late Jack London has anything to do, even in passing, with this note. He is far above this.

    Thanks, Trixie, for showing us how much you love literature. In the beginning, I thought she was going for a Winehouse-esque “No, no, no!” which, to be truthful, would have fit the overall demeanor of her note quite well. Ass-backwards indeed.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   paisley

    typical marin county mentality… i ought to know… i live there…..

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Tyler bang

    Dirty termite mouth? Clean it up new orange oil or bay leave Orbitz. Fabulous! For a good clean feeling, no matter what.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:12 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Canthz_B bang

    “Poppies, the poppies will make them sleep!”

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I’ll get you my pretty and your little termite too.

      Aug 2, 2009 at 10:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   Moonsilver

    Team RANDOM capitalization.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   TuesdayPillow

    Well if tenting and orange oil doesn’t work, I’ll bet Casey in Human Resources can get rid of them.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   RunBarbara bang

      I like to rub a little oil on my palms before I work on a tent.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Canthz_B bang

    Be reasonable, Trixie.
    Do you really expect someone with an “ass-backwards Neanderthal” thinking process to be considerate after name calling?
    Any good Cro-Magnon knows that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 7:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   AuntyBron

      Maybe Trixie subscribes to the “You can get more with a kind word and a 2X4 than you can with just a kind word” school of thought.

      Jun 21, 2008 at 12:57 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   Canthz_B bang

      “No. Sorry. The correct response would have had something to do with human evolution.”

      –Alex Trebek

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   Cricket

    Dear Trixie of the little yellow house,

    you’re a BITCH. mind your own fucking business.

    love,
    Linda of the Jack London House

    Jun 20, 2008 at 8:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   capt oblivious

      Finally, the b-word. I was scrolling and scrolling wondering why no one was calling her that. Trixie defined the word with that note. Holy crap on a cracker, I feel sorry for her husband….

      Jun 25, 2008 at 6:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   Cricket

    Dear Trixie,

    just because I LIVE in the Jack London house doesn’t mean I speak dog, stupid.

    stop with the howling already.

    love,
    Linda

    Jun 20, 2008 at 8:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   summer

    I love California, though i’ve never been, this note would never be posted in NY City, they charge the roaches rent, and we obliterate the termites in the suburbs of the Island with pesticides without a second thought. I like the other options C A offers…

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Jsmoke

    To the best of my knowledge they didn’t tent their homes against termites in the Dark Ages. Or in the late Pleistocene for that matter. No Trixie, I think Linda is being very modern trying to rid her house of vermin. If I were her I would bring a few of your termite buddies over to the little yellow house and you could test your Bay leaf theory for yourself.

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   damon

    Master Yoda retired to California?

    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   César

    This is the quitessential PAN. They should have a favorite button here like they do on flickr.

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   aaa

    See? This is what happens when you don’t pass bills requiring all eco-hippies to be microchipped and cataloged in a national database. :/

    P.S. Being natural doesn’t make something effective or safe. Psychology Today talked about that in an article they did on our perception of risk.

    10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong

    “IX. We Love Sunlight But Fear Nuclear Power

    Why “natural” risks are easier to accept.

    The word radiation stirs thoughts of nuclear power, X-rays, and danger, so we shudder at the thought of erecting nuclear power plants in our neighborhoods. But every day we’re bathed in radiation that has killed many more people than nuclear reactors: sunlight. It’s hard for us to grasp the danger because sunlight feels so familiar and natural.

    Our built-in bias for the natural led a California town to choose a toxic poison made from chrysanthemums over a milder artificial chemical to fight mosquitoes: People felt more comfortable with a plant-based product. We see what’s “natural” as safe—and regard the new and “unnatural” as frightening.

    Any sort of novelty—including new and unpronounceable chemicals—evokes a low-level stress response, says Bruce Perry, a child psychiatrist at Child Trauma Academy. When a case report suggested that lavender and tea-tree oil products caused abnormal breast development in boys, the media shrugged and activists were silent. If these had been artificial chemicals, there likely would have been calls for a ban, but because they are natural plant products, no outrage resulted. “Nature has a good reputation,” says Slovic. “We think of natural as benign and safe. But malaria’s natural and so are deadly mushrooms.” ”

    Although, unfortunately, Malevolent Eco-Hippie has something of a point. Check out IV on page 2. :/

    Jun 21, 2008 at 9:57 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   Burghardt

      When you said, “microchipped” I honestly pictured people being put into a shredder.

      Jun 21, 2008 at 1:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.2   aaa

      Well, while running them through a wood chipper is equally as fun as sticking tracking technology in them, it’s not quite as sinister or conspiracy theory-ish.

      Jun 21, 2008 at 7:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper, eh

      Aug 2, 2009 at 10:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #49   Burghardt

    In a gesture of neighborliness, Linda invited Trixie over for a discussion. Trixe entered the house and was lured deeper by plates of bay leaves and peppermint. The door slammed shut behind her, the tent zipped up and the fumigation began. Tragically, Trixie survived the ordeal.

    Jun 21, 2008 at 1:12 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #49.1   se

      There’s an alternative ending to that story. When Trixie came out, someone sprayed her with orange oil and she ate herself.

      Jun 21, 2008 at 1:44 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #49.2   aaa

      I believe that Trixie was infused with the oils of bay leaves and peppermint in a smoker and then shared with her eco-hippie friends, disguised as something soy-based.

      Jun 21, 2008 at 7:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #50   Canthz_B bang

    Linda: What do I think of that? I think that when you start to pay my mortgage you can decide what I do about the termites!

    Jun 22, 2008 at 3:33 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   KoT

    Fuck you, Trixie Wilson! My house is getting bombed!

    Jun 22, 2008 at 3:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   TC

    I say they take Trixie, shove her mouth full of orange rinds, peppermint, and bay leaves- and barbeque her, like they do at those lovely hawaiian luaus. Then sign her up as a dish for the potluck. Sandra would appreciate the gesture.

    Jun 22, 2008 at 9:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   GhostWriter bang

    4 days and still no “Speed Racer” comments?

    I feel old.

    “LookOutSpeed-They’rePlanningToTentTheHouseForTermitesWhatDoYouThinkOfTHAT??”

    Jun 23, 2008 at 10:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #53.1   Mishee bang

      Uhhh… GW – Ahem! – *cough*

      Jun 23, 2008 at 10:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #53.2   GhostWriter bang

      Oh.

      What I meant was, “Jeeze, it took me 4 days to come up with my Speed Racer comment. I feel even older now.

      Jun 23, 2008 at 10:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #53.3   Mishee bang

      Funny thing… I’ve never once seen the damn show… unless it was flying by as I channel surfed… but I know a good Trixie joke when I see one! :D

      Jun 23, 2008 at 10:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #54   Al

    I mis-read the note the first (few) times, and I though the number was 1 800 agent-orange, and I was going to be impressed with Trixie’s sarcasm. But then I realised that’s not what it said.
    - The End

    Jun 24, 2008 at 4:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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  • #56   APFDF

    Lots of women here trying to be funny but failing dismally. It took me a while to work it out, but most of you are women. Women just aren’t funny.

    The only genuine humour here is coming from the males.

    Aug 5, 2008 at 10:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #56.1   Mishee bang

      Yeah, well women may not be funny, but its scientifically proven that we are cleaner in the bathroom… so HAH!

      Aug 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.2   amy d bang

      Really?
      And what does your name stand for, A Penis-Free Douche Filter?

      Aug 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.3   Wade bang

      What a sad, sad case of vagina envy.

      Aug 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.4   Crash bang

      #4 & # 18 are the highest scored post’s…
      And their women.
      I think the majority of people here disagree with you…

      Your problem is,
      is that your not funny,
      and they are.

      Aug 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.5   anglophile bang

      Wait. We’re supposed to be trying to be funny?

      Aug 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.6   Crash bang

      * You’re *

      Aug 5, 2008 at 10:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
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    Aug 12, 2008 at 7:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #57.1   PixelPerfect

      Lyrt — are you trying to be funny? Apparently there’s this new rule. Better watch yourself.

      Aug 14, 2008 at 4:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
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