I was alerted to the impending approach of the 17-year cicadas when browsing the hypertechnical, mystifying, trackback-less random walks.
The return of the cicadas is really exciting news! In typical ugly American fashion, the media are making this out to be some sort of calamity, nuisance or whatever. I remember well the year of the cicadas in Central Ohio many a moon ago. Yes, they are LOUD. But they are harmless, folks. Can't we all just get along?
I'll take a brood of cicadas over an army of SUVs any day.