Jun 12, 2009

Roger Corman knows

OK, I'm a big boy and there isn't a lot that scares me when I read a news headline. But tonight as I was checking my email, I noticed this story on Yahoo! News:


Here I am picturing a horde of gigantic wasps who have mutated into the size of ostriches (ostrichi?)*, ready to wipe out humanity as they cut a swath of destruction across the country from Washington to Florida.

But the story goes on to say that the workers are actually cleaning up old wasp nests that have been abandoned and may be "highly radioactive" given their proximity to the radioactive waste site.  And it is likely that most, if not all of the former tenants of the nests are long gone

Still, there is probably nothing more frightening that I can think of then a Radioactive Wasp.  That fucker and his ilk would be a killing force like we haven't seen since the days of Them! and Godzilla. Or what if one of them mutated with a beautiful woman.  What would that be like?



*I was trying to think of the biggest bird possible, as that would probably be the scariest.  But a flightless gigantic wasp is a little less scary.  I mean a wasp the size of an ostrich hucking along the ground at top speeds would still be scary, just not as scary.  Leave me alone.

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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. I'll be dreaming of wasp women tonight.  Crap.

13 comments:

Mr. Poopie said...

Hahaha...You watch way too many horror movies. I do agree though, if they couldn't fly they'd be significantly less scary. I think giant nuclear cockroaches would definitely be worse.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Now that would be a great filum with one hell of a sting in its tail!

Wil said...

I think I just peed a little.

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Michelle said...

You have some imagination there green man!

2abes said...

think there will ever be a remake of THEM...as a kid i loved that movie...

B.E. Earl said...

Poopie - Roaches are disgusting, but not very scary. They don't have stingers.

Jimmy - ba dum bum.

Wil - me and you both.

Michelle - life is scary enough without my imagination.

B.E. Earl said...

2abes - You don't count "Eight Legged Freaks!" as a remake? OK, maybe an homage. ;)

Callie said...

I hate bugs. Especially flying stinging bugs. Wasps are the absolute worst. I will do just about anything to get away from them. I have injured myself in my attempts to flee their presence.

Now they're worried about radioactive wasps? All those horror movies I watched as a child are coming back to haunt me.

Heff said...

Freaky.

B.E. Earl said...

Callie - I run like a little child away from bees and wasps. I'm not allergic, it is just a phobia.

Heff - tell me bout it.

Steph said...

There wass the 50-foot woman, the woman who was just a head and good for nothing except yacking all the time, and countless others in Sci-Fi films. Now this! Amazing how fearful men are of women, isn't it?

:^*

Bruce said...

Geez, does this film actually exisit? Never heard of it.

B.E. Earl said...

Steph - we are terrified of the superior sex. ;)

Bruce - yeah, it does. Roger Corman rules!