Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Long pig preferred

I’m going to stay away from Mary for a while. It was a busy weekend for both of us, we’re both really tired, and then she sends me this as an appropriate organism. I’m trying to read the message in sending a picture of a botfly to your spouse.

Don’t panic, here’s the cure: bacon.


  1. brett says

    Woh, you changed the top image on your blog! No more Beard-Cthulu.

    Incidentally, I hate bacon. Hate the smell of it, hate the taste of it, ugh. I’ve never liked greasy foods for breakfast aside from cold pizza, which is delicious.

  2. MattP (must mock his crappy brain) says

    Beard-cthulhu remains, just like croco-duck. Pharyngula simply has several top banners that get (randomly?) selected every time a page is (re-)loaded.

    Also love cold pizza any time of day. Fresh pizza with lots of red-sauce just kinda icks me out almost as much as the botfly; just too much hot slimy tomato without pasta or corned-beef+cabbage.

  3. says

    I took an Insect Biology class from an instructor who spent a lot of time collecting in South America. He said you aren’t a serious Entomologist until you’ve had a bot fly. /shudder

  4. microraptor says

    My sister was doing aid work down in Panama earlier this year. She said she treated a couple of cases of botfly infestation, which according to her was completely gross but 1000 times better than treating someone with cholera.

  5. rjw1 says

    The headline ‘long pig’ was rather disturbing, in Melanesia it can mean ‘human flesh’, I was relieved to read that the cure for botfly infestation is just boring old bacon.

  6. numerobis says

    Is there somewhere that “long pig” doesn’t refer to human flesh?

    The cure is bacon. But think about what is being cured…

  7. chigau (違う) says

    She was so … perky!
    Loved that video, I’m going to watch some more.

  8. chigau (違う) says

    there’s a Preview button
    there’s a Post Comment button

  9. Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened says

    Oh my sweet fucking lord, what is that? A Botfly larvae? Aren’t they the little fuckers who grow under your skin? You know, the ones that, all on their own, are fairly good evidence against the existence of a benevolent God?

  10. Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened says

    *note to self: watch video before commenting*

    Ah, bacon. Cures hangovers, cures botfly infestation… has anyone looked into the possibility of it curing cancer? Worth a go, surely?