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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Shampoo for my real friends...

...and real poo for my sham friends.

Moral dilemma: Please help me out by telling me whether or not the following is in poor taste. I just can't decide!

"Who the heck invented the preying mantis? Let me see if I have this right: The female lures the male into her lovenest, bites his head off, has sex with the decapitated body while it is still more or less functional, and then eats the corpse. It's hard to picture the Creator in his workshop saying to himself-- '"OOO! I have a hecka good idea for an insect!"' and then coming up with that. Anyway it pretty much for once and for all destroys the argument that if it happens in nature it must be ok for humans to do..."

So-- what do you think? too graphic?

15 comments:

Brad Carter said...

Poor taste for what? A blog? It's a little too late to ask that. I think it's some hilarious insight, but I'm not known for my good taste so I guess I can't answer.

Maybe the preying mantis is just something that accidentally escaped from the lab during the creation process. Or Mr. Creator let his assistant have a go at making something, then didn't want to hurt his feelings by telling him how awful it was.

Or maybe we should blame the preying mantis for their weird habits, not the Creator. Maybe a hundred years ago, in simpler times, the preying mantis just weren't into crazy things like that. It's all this television and internet, corrupting their ways.

timpani76 said...

Not too graphic, just technically what happens, and totally true as well on the moral lesson to be learned!

I think we should find other things that happen in nature that we shouldn't emulate. I can't think of any. Anyone else?

Oooh, I thought of one, in the wild, cats eat their poop to cover their tracks. Let's not do that either!

Bruce said...

the monkies that pick lice out of each others hair and eat it.

pie-seas79 said...

I have come to the conclusion that they are aliens. I tell my kids that all the time...not to touch the alien bugs! I hate em! One time I saw one about the size of a frisbee!! Scared the poo right out of me! Not literally, just sounded good. K, doesn't really sound good either but, ya know.

Eyepoke said...

Colista it was your list of thing the world could do with outthat got me pondering mantis's...
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There are martial art styles that are supposed to be modeled off the fighting of the preying mantis... Maybe we should go to one of those schools and ask to learn the necrophliac-cannibal-head-bite-off move. That would be a good one to use on a purse snatcher in a dark alley!

How the schmee does this give the mantis an evolutionary edge? I mean you'd think that natural selection would get rid of this one pretty quickly... wierd wierd wierd

Renae said...

John, you a funny guy! As for the poor taste thing, it depends on your venue. Sacrament meeting or Jonni's kindergarden class, maybe not so much, but here it's fine.

I like the alien theory, and the creator's assistant, and the asking to learn the head biting off move! lol

Bruce said...

what about how dogs lick them selves? or the flying squirl, thats a weird one. you gatta protect your nuts with thoes guys around.

timpani76 said...

I was just reading about the praying mantis on Wikipedia. It appears only the stupid males get eaten during copulation, so apparently, the deserve to die. The smart males only approach well fed females for mating, so they can get the heck out of there before being eaten, and are less likely to be eaten since the female is not really hungry anyway.

This definitely does not cross over into human nature, as stupid males breed without being killed all the time ;)

Brad Carter said...

Wow, so it's like thinning the gene pool of the preying mantis. Survival of the smartest. I wish humans would copy nature in this case.

Eyepoke said...

yeah the gene pool could use a little chlorine.

timpani76 said...

Ok, and I have to say Foolish Advice is about 100 times funnier than Insult of the Day!

Bruce said...

and there would be a bunch more kids that look like me. love the stupid advice. but still like the insults.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...
How about that!

J

timpani76 said...

Bruce, just because you can't spell does not mean you're stoooopid. My older sister spells like you and she's super smart.

I have to disagree with you though, because FOOLISH ADVICE ROCKS!!!

Bruce said...

where did you get that i didnt like foolish advice. but i also like insults. and i was saying that if we as humans used smarts as a precurser to breeding i would have a lot of kids.