Saturday Matinee – Hercules Beetle Pupa, The Husbands of Target, Chapelle on Smollett & The Pips

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Just when we thought we’d seen it all, the internet dishes up a fat, red alien baby that looks like it’s been ripped from the scorching sand dunes of Venus (we wish).

In reality, it’s just a Hercules beetle in its pupa form, enshrined in a chrysalis as it prepares to take on its adult form. But let’s not talk it down too much – this writhing cocoon is about to become one of the largest insects on Earth.

More about that beastie here.

I heard this on The Tim Conway Jr. Show KFIAM 640. The video is even better.

Heh. “Jucet Smolliet.” Dave Chappelle is one funny guy.

In 1977, _____ & The Pips appeared on The Richard Pryor Show sans Gladys Knight. IIRC, she had laryngitis that night.

Have a great Presidents’ Day weekend, folks, and we’ll do some stuff tomorrow.

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4 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Hercules Beetle Pupa, The Husbands of Target, Chapelle on Smollett & The Pips”

  1. beth Says:

    that baby beetle is terrifying and I love the husbands of target

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Beth– I read something about how pupae morph while in the chrysalis. They melt into a living goop that reassembles itself.

  3. Bob Says:

    I raise Monarch butterflies & Eastern Hercules beetles. I would like to try some of those.

  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Bob– Do you market them or eat them?

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