Teacup, spoon and saucer made from cicada body-parts


45 Responses to “Teacup, spoon and saucer made from cicada body-parts”

  1. oasisob1 says:

    Sure it’s beautiful yet creepy, but do the wings impart any unwanted taste to the tea?

  2. HubrisSonic says:

    Y’all are some creepy mofo’s.

  3. 5onthe5 says:

    The moral world of BoingBoing: some animals can be dissected without guilt for “Maker” purposes. I imagine if someone made a teaset out of cat bones and whiskers, it wouldn’t be described as having a “lovely Silence-of-the-Lambs-meets-Tinkerbell vibe”.

  4. Jewels Vern says:

    Carrianne does not own a cat. Cats eat cicadas.

  5. Snig says:

    This would be a lovely way to offer tea for folks who come round proselytizing.  

  6. karl_jones says:

    “Silence of the Lambs” mashed up with “Peter Pan”. 

    Now there’s a movie I would pay to see!  Show me the sick, sick love. 
    Mister Cronenberg?  Mister Lynch?  How about it, guys?  

  7. Greg Van Antwerp says:

    Do you know how bad I want to wet my fingertip and glide it gently around and around the rim of the cup? Pretty sure what sound it would make…

  8. Clifton says:

    It’s got a lovely Silence-of-the-Lambs meets Tinkerbell vibe.

    I’m sure the fanfic is already on its way.

    P.S. Does anybody else think that Red Dragon is a much superior book to Silence of the Lambs? I always found Graham to be by far the most interesting focal character.

  9. Jean Baptiste says:

    “Tibicen in a Teacup”: typical art-school cop-out ;)

  10. Sirkowski says:

    PeTA will hear about this.

  11. chenille says:

    So that’s why cicadas are so loud: so much screaming it goes both ways along the timeline. Good to know, I guess?

  12. Alec says:

    You still wake up sometimes, don’t you 5onthe5? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the cicadas.

  13. you people suck with the movie references… this is full on ‘The Beast Within’.
    silence of the lambs? pahleeze.

  14. Stefan Jones says:

    This story keeps appearing and disappearing!

  15. Jayarava says:

    pulling wings off flies

  16. Christopher says:

    During one of the 13-year cicada invasions a friend of mine planned to turn them into paperweights. He asked me to collect a hundred, which took about ten minutes, so he said, “Fine, collect two hundred.”

    Of course it was easy since I was picking up dead ones, but, unfortunately, we found that the dead cicadas didn’t have the lovely red eyes the live ones had. 

    • peregrinus says:

      Lovely red eyes?!  Lovely red eyes?!!  Jesus f*g wept, lovely red eyes?  They’re frightening, horrific, abominable!  Eyes that aren’t freaking blue are terrifying!

      The Terminator.  Rats.  White rabbits.  Strange hamsters.  Hal.  Eyes!  Red eyes!   Aaaaaah the eyes!

      • Christopher says:

        I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to take a stress pill, sit down calmly, and think things over. Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting! I’ll be back.

  17. Cicada Mania says:

    Moths were used in Silence of the Lambs. Not cicadas. Anywho…

  18. Cicada Mania says:

    Keep Calm.

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