Tuesday, June 10, 2008

‘Anty’ Climax

Yeah ants. What is it about them…you know the whole march-in-a straight line deal??
Come on…I know you have all been jobless enough some day or the other when you have been twiddling your jobless thumbs checking them out…wondering where they were going…what they were doing…which leg goes after which….ok ok maybe not THAT jobless but still …you get my point.
Now if you have looked at them closely enough (without having the twiddling thumbs distract you), you might have noticed the way they have themselves beamed right into the ant in front’s ass. Now if you’re not getting that visual conjured up clearly enough in your little heads …here’s a supporting visual…

Yeah …beam me in Scottie…right into your ass. They seem to use their antennae for that!
The way they’re sticking in line…its as if they have rules…but come on…why do they stay in line???? They can go ANYWHERE they like!! Anywhere!

Not like us…Andheri local ke ticket ke liye kripya katar mein rahein!
McDonald’s I’m-trying-to-be-so-helpful-an- happy Waiter: Madam, I’ll take your order but please get in queue.

I mean they don’t even have driving lanes and lane discipline like us humans…they can go ANYWHERE they want. But they keep going in line…single file!
Maybe they think about it sometimes…maybe they commune…talk about it…

and then yet just cant muster up the courage to go on without sniffing at the next one’s ass…so they are right back at it. In line!
Ant1 (also winner of the debate) saying to Ant 2: "Trust me we're gonna need the numbers when the ant eater shows up!"

It annoys me sometimes you know. Like maybe just once….just once I would like to see one brave crazy, irrational one go…”Hey, chuck this, I’m going THAT way!” and then scurry right off in some random other direction…on its own!

N then this happens to it…
Which is when its probably thinking …”oh crap…if only I had stayed in line!”

12 comments:

Sagar said...

Cute. :)

Just one factual inaccuracy. Its 'Beam me up, Scotty'. :)

Also... the lines are caused by a phenomenon called 'trailing' and involve a 'trail' (of course) of pheromones...which other ants pick up and follow.

To illustrate...try rubbing the invisible line that they seem to be following in the middle of a line of ants. The ants at the rear will come up to that spot and stop. :)

humbl devil said...

roflmao...
that post was funny...
who wondered that ant observing can be an art!!!
:D

but it was dumb too!!!:P
dont tell me you never read this in skool...
the ants have different hierarchies...workers, scouters, fighters...
now zoom in on scouters..they are the ones that never form a line..they go hunting for food...and they are the ones that draw a transparent line..transparent to the naked human eye...with the help of a liquid secreted from who-knows-mebbe-their-butts...:D
they make this route back to their HQ...and hen the workers start coming out following the line...
next time when you see an ant line like that...just wet your fingers with water and cut off through the ant line...they will be confused where to go next..

Richard Jennings said...

antz make me squirm. I know unemployment is high but its still a statistic and one person looking for a job is not a statistic. There are lots of high paying jobs everywhere if you look -

http://www.realmatch.com
http://www.monster.com
http://www.careerbuilder.com

You see there are jobs. Just a thought.

$mit@ said...

@sagar

Sorry to break ur heart...but that was an intentional beam me IN scotty coz he's not goin up to a space ship ...hes zoning in to the next ants ass...i know i hate dissection of humour but had to clarify that with u bro!
n as for the illustration...we all know the invisible line...coz we WERE NOT eating tiffin in Science class ...humour is not to be dissected...ants on the other hand can be :-)

$mit@ said...

@humble devil...

wats 'roflmao' anyway??

Thanks for appreciating the humour! as for the dumbness...the same applies to you ...as i stated above...
we all know the invisible line ...workers and scouters...coz we WERE NOT eating tiffin in Science class ...humour is not to be dissected...ants on the other hand can be :-)

$mit@ said...

@ Richard Jennings...

i am really sorry that ants make you squirm. It must be incredibly difficult for you to get by life in general...seeing that they are one of the most widely found insects...just like your interesting inputs of information on employment...i thought of perhaps returning the favour...
here's some info from wikipedia
"Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are remote or inhospitable islands. Ants dominate most ecosystems, forming 15–20% of the terrestrial animal biomass."
so good luck to your squirming...if i come across a strangely over fidgety, squirmy individual I will remember to check if his name is Richard Jennings. :-)

humbl devil said...

well, to be honest...i used to eat my tiffin in science class..:P

roflmao???
are ya pulling my leg???:D

anywayz...
rolled on the floor laughing my ass off!!!

well...i will dole out the mushy stuff and you keep doling out the funny stuff...
>:D

p.s.
ryt now i m going thru a mushy phase..

BIG Omi said...

Good one Smita... Actually need to learn a lot from them.... u got some great examples from daily life..

that mc.donald guy is so damn irritating... first they don't accept cards and they after being all in que of ATM.. dumb expects us to line up in another one ... DUMBASS..

BTW.. Nice Pic Lady..
looking Great... we have something in common.. we both needsomeone to talk all the time...

Tc.
omi

durjoy datta said...

the best arbitrarily funny thing i have read in a long time!!!
super!!!
the visuals take the cake!!!!!
super! super ! super !

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sheer brilliance!!:)

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mayz said...

rotfl!!!
brilliant observation skills i must say...also must say u have a lot of time on ur hands :P