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19 Responses to “News reporter oblivious to cockroach on shoulder”

  1. Jorpho says:

    Reminiscent of that bit in Raiders of the Lost Ark, no?

  2. Boundegar says:

    Their insect overseers normally remain out of view.  This one looked like a roadie running out to check a cord in the middle of a concert – very unprofessional.  I’ve sent a link to his supervisor, Kkk-kkkakzz-ttk.

  3. angusm says:

    Some people insects will do anything to get on TV.

  4. “Hey Robert, I have a breaking story for you…”
    I would would much rather have seen this kind of response:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qB6DWWUPXY

  5. Mark Dow says:

    I’d like to see his right eye slowly roll right, and a quick tongue flick snatching it up as it runs into view, without a hitch in his reporting.

  6. baronkarza says:

    Paging Mr. Pratt, are you there? Talk to me!!

  7. Quiche de Resistance says:

    I constantly imagine bugs to be crawling all over me, so when this happens to me it’s really no problem at all.  Kind of a relief in fact.

  8. Ahhhh!  AHHHHHHHHH!  Seriously though, I kind of wonder if we’re just looking at consumate professionalism here. It moves so fast, it doesn’t look real – far north here so I ve actually only seen one cockroach up close in my whole life (and it took TWO stomps to kill it). 

  9. Is that species very common on the west coast? Looks like Periplaneta americana. 

  10. Mitch_M says:

    Makes me nostalgic for my “talk to customer and make eye contact to draw attention away from furtively picking up a roach off the counter with a napkin” move when I worked at a diner.