One man, one hell of a lot of insects

Laura contemplates the origin of the town in which she lives:

I’d like to know what insane settler walked through here centuries ago and thought “Damn! This godforsaken place is so hot and humid and has such massive, disgusting bugs, I think I’ll build a town here!”

I can tell her why the insane settlers landed in my town: the government was giving away Free Land. (How the government obtained said land, of course, was not mentioned anywhere in the prospectus.)


  1. Laura »

    6 July 2011 · 3:42 pm

    Ha! I seriously can not believe anyone without air conditioning wanted to live here!

  2. fillyjonk »

    6 July 2011 · 4:02 pm

    One thing I often think about when out doing summer field research is how on EARTH the pioneers crossed the prairies, in summer, with the young women often walking alongside the wagon, wearing their dress and however many petticoats and I presume a corset as well…it’s bad enough being out a half day and not walking that far/fast in jeans and a t-shirt.

    If for some reason airconditioning were to be banned, I’d have to move away from here. Heck, I’d probably have to move north of Madison, Wisconsin.

  3. GradualDazzle »

    6 July 2011 · 10:10 pm

    Boomer Sooner!

  4. Dan B »

    9 July 2011 · 6:58 pm

    “No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater… than central air.”

    … except maybe Braum’s Ice Cream Dulce de Leche.

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