Friday, October 30, 2015

Omar, Kafka and Judas


The Wire spans 6 years . . . 


which extends beyond the average cockroach lifetime . . . 


and things don't end well for Omar. 




A better option might be The Metamorphosis by Kafka. . .


the 1915 novella where the guy turns into a bug and 
has an existential crisis . . . 



Alright, bad idea. Kafka is probably above the average roach reading level.


How about this . . . 


Heat up some leftovers and stream the 1997 movie Mimic.


In a misguided attempt to rid Manhattan of diseased cockroaches . . .


a genetically modified, roach-killing insect, the Judas breed is released into the city.


The Judas breed rapidly evolves to mimic humans because . . . 


well, that remains a bit unclear . . . 


but primarily because they look really creepy standing on the subway platforms. 


Needless to say, the human consequences are considerable.


So, while the roaches are feeling superior to the genetically-interfering bipeds . . .



the exterminators can sneak up, whack them in the head . . . 


and no more roaches! 


Even better, the reassurance that you have behaved in a civilized manner 


and therefore should receive some leniency from the roach overlords after they take over the word. 


As a bonus, there are plenty of little supine carcasses. 


Any other problem I can solve?

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