1. 'Tis Himself, OM says

    I wonder if wearing my skeleton on the outside would work for me…

    Try it for a week and let us know how it works out.

  2. rob says

    i imagine the beetle saying this:

    “you should have seen the one that got away–it was *this* big!11!!1!”

  3. Anubis Bloodsin III says

    Critter is even doing the Matrix ‘bring it on’ finger twitch!

    I think not my good bug!…

    If average size was akin to rather stumpy pony…there would be a certain amount of grief before bedtime!
    Not to mention a few rather graphic dreams when actually in bed.

    Dodged a howitzer shell in evolution there methinks.

  4. KG says

    THat beetle appears to have one two many pairs of appendages. I thought the rule was three pairs of legs, one pair of antennae. What are the “antlers” at the top, anatomically?

  5. Gregory Greenwood says

    ‘I’ve got the (compound) eye of the beatle!’

    Right there we have the theme music for the next ‘Rocky’ sequel.

    We all know that Stallone will try it, even if he has to be wheeled into the ring in a bath chair…

  6. Big Brother Ogvorbis: I am Watching says

    Cool. Stag (beetle) films!


    Five! Five Dollar! Five Dollar Foot Looong!
    (sorry, Girl works at Subway)


    Ladies and gentlemen (and others), this is how a beetle shrugs.

  7. Anubis Bloodsin III says


    ‘Reminds me of an old science fiction story’

    There was another one that involved the resuscitation of an astronaut from a deep bio-stasis cryogenic hibernation pod…

    When he opened his eyes a million years after closing them…he saw the shadows of the technicians reviving him on the wall…and he knew for sure which species dominated this future Earth.

  8. mothra says

    If you will observe closely Watson, note that this stag beetle is facing away and we are of no interest to it whatsoever.

  9. LRA says


    That picture brings a certain music to mind– from 2010: A Space Odyssey (II)…

    Daaa… Daaa.. Daaaaaa…. DAAAAAA DAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

    Bom bom bom bom bom bom…

    Daaa…. Daaaa. Daaaaa. ***DAAAAA DAAAAAAAA***!!!!

    Bom bom bom bom!

    (you get the point!)