Tuesday, December 29

There has been a dead cockroach in the anthropology building's stairwell for at least two weeks...

There has been a dead cockroach in the anthropology building's stairwell for at least two weeks...

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  1. Insects have souls too....
    even a 'roach!!

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    1. I am fascinated by your observation here about roaches having souls. Can you please direct me to a link where I could learn more about this, if you happen to know of one? Thank you very much in advance for your trouble.

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    2. Yes i would love to read validation of roaches having souls—right after someone validate humans have one.

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    3. Chris R - Love it - I'm officially a raving fan - and also want access to the link where I can learn more about humans having souls ❤️

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    4. Chris R or Marion ...could you help me and with validation that humans don't have a soul. I'd love to read more about the lack of one.

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    5. Validate something that doesn't exist? Now that's a conundrum if I ever heard one

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    6. I have proof of a soul, my friend has one....it was made by Kia.

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    7. I have proof of a soul, my friend has one....it was made by Kia.

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    8. Humans are souls so are roaches, but nothing living or dead has a soul. Look up the definition. Good call.

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    9. http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/449/rebirth-reincarnation-animals-insects

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    10. expression is the need of my soul
      i was once a vers libre bard
      but i died and my soul went into the body of a cockroach
      it has given me a new outlook upon life
      i see things from the under side now

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    11. James Brown had soul.....

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    12. THE COCKROACH WHO HAD BEEN TO HELL

      By Don Marquis
      From “archy and mehitabel,” 1927

      listen to me i have
      been mobbed almost
      theres an old simp cockroach
      here who thinks he has
      been to hell and all
      the young cockroaches make a
      hero out of him and admire
      him he sits and runs his front
      feet through his long white
      beard and tells the story one
      day he says he crawled into a yawning
      cavern and suddenly came on a
      vast abyss full of whirling
      smoke there was a light
      at the bottom billows
      and billows of yellow smoke
      swirled up at him and
      through the horrid gloom he
      saw things with wings flying
      and dropping and dying they veered
      and fluttered like damned
      spirits through that sulphurous mist

      listen i says to him
      old man youve never been to hell
      at all there isn t any hell
      transmigration is the game i
      used to be a human vers libre
      poet and i died and went
      into a cockroach s body if
      there was a hell id know
      it wouldn t i you re
      irreligious says the old simp
      combing his whiskers excitedly
      ancient one i says to him
      while all those other
      cockroaches gathered into a
      ring around us what you
      beheld was not hell all that
      was natural some one was fumigating
      a room and you blundered
      into it through a crack
      in the wall atheist he cries
      and all those young
      cockroaches cried atheist
      and made for me if it
      had not been for freddy
      the rat i would now be
      on my way once more i mean
      killed as a cockroach and transmigrating
      into something else well
      that old whitebearded devil is
      laying for me with his
      gang he is jealous
      because i took his glory away
      from him dont ever tell me
      insects are any more liberal
      than humans

      archy

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    13. I imagine I'd have to consume far more roach souls than humans to make up the proper density... on that note- does anyone here know of any other creatures or critters with souls that are easily farmed and harvested? Thanks America!

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    14. My soul is red...with a roof rack.

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    15. If one is looking to Hebrew scripture, the source for Judeo-Christian "soul" language, animals have souls the same way humans do in the original Hebrew, even though that meaning has been lost in the English translations. In Hebrew, all creatures, incl. humans, are nepheshim hayim, enspirited flesh. But in the King James, humans were said to become "a living soul", but the same language was not given to other living things. Thus, to the early Hebrew scripture writers, those putting years of oral tradition to paper, there was no difference.

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    16. Gary2 "Chris R: Yes i would love to read validation of roaches having souls—right after someone validate humans have one. - Marion: Chris R - Love it - I'm officially a raving fan - and also want access to the link where I can learn more about humans having souls - Chris R: Chris R or Marion ...could you help me and with validation that humans don't have a soul. I'd love to read more about the lack of one."

      Gary, could you help me with the validation that roaches don't have souls? After all, you must have read where this conversation was going. Originally it was because someone took the joke about roaches having souls seriously and posted skeptically about it, which resulted in the question of whether it has ever been proven that humans have souls being raised. So, if you are so concerned about someone questioning whether humans have souls, then you must be just as offended that someone implied that roaches don't, when the evidence is just the same for both?

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    17. Thank you anonymous.

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    18. After the Biblical flood, Yahweh made a new covenant, denoting Adam to a peer of 'everything that swims and crawls and flies.'
      That covers roaches.

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    19. nephesh = living breathing creature. Rosie, we will all be together again!

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    20. Glad it's cremated. I hate vile filthy roaches

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  2. Janitorial work is a minimum wage job... poor rosie, rip.

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    1. Plus you need a license to be a funeral director.

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    2. For the record, i am a custodian at a major sec college and Texas A&M is a prime example of corporate outsourcing. Texas A&M outsourced their custodial staff to a company of minimum wage,part time workers that aren't allowed 40 hours a week. This is the result of someone thinking paying someone 8.50 an hour and 30 hours a week with no benefits will be cheaper than a custodian making 10-15 an hour with benefits.

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    3. Yes, the rich administraters do not realize that keeping things clean is in their own best interest. They just want their salaries to be high.

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    4. Damn right. And more of their cost-saving measures are headed our way; lower wages, fewer benefits - worse, fewer protections.

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    5. Damn right. And more of their cost-saving measures are headed our way; lower wages, fewer benefits - worse, fewer protections.

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  3. No, insects do not have a soul..Only a Human person has a soul..

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    1. This is what is wrong with the world

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    2. Souls don't exist.

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    3. They say when an insect dies 3% of its weights dissapears. It has been almost proven - and many scientists now agree - that it is the soul leaving the body.

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    4. There are many in the world of conventional western theology who would debate this with you and win. Nonetheless, this is supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek, fun and funny post. Lighten up.

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    5. Actually I thought every living thing has soul

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    6. Actually I thought every living thing has a soul

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    7. [In Cartman's snarky voice] No, insects do not have a soul. Only a Human person has a soul you guys.

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    8. Wrong...consciousness is our soul and all living creatures r conscious to some extent...humans ain't nothing special. If u believe in God then u know God created everything else too, not just man.

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    9. ....and then we had to have a Jesus freak come along and ruin all the fun. Go turn some of your piss into wine champ and let the mentally stable folk have some fun eh!

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    10. One of those koolaid drinkers, huh?

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    11. According to the Pope, animals have souls, too. I'm gonna side with the Pope on this one.

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    12. How do you know?
      Look into the eyes of a dog or cat and you can SEE their soul. Now, where's the border, where to draw a line? Look into the eyes of a cockroach and tell me, he or she hasn't a soul.

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    13. The truth is that only Rosie the Roach had a soul. None of the rest of us are so lucky. God the Flying Spaghetti Monster endowed Rosie with a soul as an experiment. Everyone passing by in the stairwell could tell that Rosie was special because they could feel her aura still emanating as her soul expanded. When they cremated Rosie, that let the rest of her soul escape to the Universe, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster was happy.

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    14. This argument went from funny to stupid cause it went from on point to off subject. Hashtag ADHD anyone? Anyways its a roach that had a col end because people played along with the scenario super cool.

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    15. Aaron very funny man

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    16. I seem to be missing something - why do they say "note the clip" on the 2nd frame?

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    17. does anyone really care if a roach has a soul? This just a fun posting. quit making it so serious and enjoy.......

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    18. "Roach clip"

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    19. Unknown -Roach....clip? Roach clip!

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    20. Those of us who used to jam with the roach every Friday night all agree that the had soul....
      Oh. Wait, That wasn't the roach. That was the cat.
      That cat had soul.

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    21. Where on the roach does one find her eyeballs? I need to do some soul searching.

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    22. Andreas, that would imply a material aspect to the soul which I cannot accept metaphysiacally.

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    23. expression is the need of my soul
      i was once a vers libre bard
      but i died and my soul went into the body of a cockroach
      it has given me a new outlook upon life
      i see things from the under side now

      archy

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  4. The subconscious understands karma and speaks to us through iconography.

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  5. Who says academia has no sense of humor? Of course, this wasn't a liberal arts building...

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  6. What does this have to do with football, the priority activity of TA&M?

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  7. This just made my day. Hysterical. Rest in peace, Rosie!

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  8. Your passing left a mark upon the world.

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    1. Therein lies the rub: most of us will leaves marks on this world no bigger than hers...(sigh)

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    2. Rosie is a hero, not just three pairs of ragged claws, scuttling across the floors of silent stairs.

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  9. Anonymous, you are an asshole.

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  10. Happy to know she was so honored

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  11. Some people have WAY too much time on their hands!

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    1. As do you ~ as you,too, contributed via a response.

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    2. As do you ~ as you,too, contributed via a response.

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  12. Where did they put the ashes?

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    1. I have a tiny clay urn to donate.....if it's not to late

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  13. Roaches lives matter too!

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  14. I must say that this made my day. Does anyone know the cause of death? Surely it was an accident, could Rosie possibly have slip going down the stairs which resulted in her cervicle spine taking the full impact? This article redeemed my faith in the younger generation, proving not all are selfish, entitled little bastards. To go to the trouble to first leave a beautiful tributes of poetry, flowers, coins, medicinal marijuana, candles, stuff toys and more, and then to build a shrine, handcraft a coffin, and finally a cairn before finally carrying out a cremation fit for Rosie the Roach has touched me deeply. Bless Rosie and the many students that have been affected by her untimely death.

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    1. Being an arthropod, sadly Rosie had no cervicle spine. Good news about that is she never had to worry about any of her hundreds of children stepping into cracks and breaking her back.

      But it is stated that she had a soul, which i think makes up for the lack of a central nervous system.

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  15. Let us not forget that ROACH LIVES MATTER TO.

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  16. This was the greatest thing I've seen today...it "broke the Internet".

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  17. beautiful service. he will be remembered.

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    1. I thought it was a she. Lol

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    2. I thought Rosie was a girl.... When did she transgender?

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    3. I thought it was a she. Lol

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    4. Trans roaches have souls too

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  18. They not only survived the ice age, but are also the only know entity expected to survive a nuclear holocaust... rip rosie

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    1. And yet this one couldn't make it thru college. What does that say about life at Texas A&M? Ha!

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  19. Cockroaches have a spiritual meaning! They're about being our true selves without any masks :) we're all just scuttling about trying to find our next meal, however you try to dress it up

    http://www.sarahyip.com/blog/2016/02/02/Fear-of-Cockroaches-Whats-the-Spiritual-Meaning-.aspx

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  20. Rosie died under my foot. Sorry Rosie, that's life.

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  21. Was an autopsy done? How did Rosie die is my question.

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    1. Dehydration is possible as she was unable to find a dark, wet spot in the stairwell. She tried the hallway, but a/c made it too cool and dry. Tried outdoors, but the Texas summer heat was too much. Yes, dehydration is probable cause of death.

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  22. too many people with too much time on their hands

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    1. and yet you've taken the time to read and comment on this wonderful, fun, en-lightening post and comments!

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    2. and yet you've taken the time to read and comment on this wonderful, fun, en-lightening post and comments!

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  23. Thank goodness someone in this world still has a sense of humor.

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  24. Without roaches, where would politicians souls go for reincarnation?

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    1. Amen! So darn true. Thank you for pointing that out!

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  25. I understand. In death, a member of Project Mayhem has a name. Its name is Rosie.

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    1. Her name is Rosie Roach. Her name is Rosie Roach. Her name is Rosie Roach.

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    2. Why is it called a "Roach Clip"?
      Because "Pot Holder" was already taken!

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  26. Reminds me of Toronto's Raccoon Conrad...... Google it, it's another similar funny story
    #deadraccoonTO

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  27. What I see is a lot of folks having fun together and uniting in a common cause. There lies Rosie, an opportunity for us to create something awesome together! :-)

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  28. Has anybody checked with Rosie's family. She appears to be a Waterbug, but she may have self-identified as a cockroach.

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  29. ROACH LIVES MATTER!!!

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  30. The human body weighs just 21 ounces less immediately after death. Proving the soul weighs 21 ounces. Don't ask me what this has to do with a dead roach. I'm bad at eulogies

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  31. Someone channel Kafka on this...

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  32. Politicians have souls?

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  33. Dead Roaches Matter

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  34. I'm sure some members of her clique splashed a drink of a 40 ouncer, or MD20-20 when they visited, too. I'm glad her pyre went off without a hitch. If there were a school fountain nearby, she'd have had a viking funeral after Engineering produced the proper snake-headed vessel in which to send her, fiery, to Valhalla!

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  35. Rosie, didn't I smoke you at Woodstock?

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  36. I see a $100 bill and I swear that's a 10,000 won note. So far she's made $110. Is that a yen note or a 50,000 won note at the bear's feet?

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  37. The way we say goodbye matters

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  38. This is hilarious... And everyone who played along has a great sense of humor. We need more comedy in our life.. Helps bring joy...

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  39. This is hilarious... And everyone who played along has a great sense of humor. We need more comedy in our life.. Helps bring joy...

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  40. I hate that there are companies out there thinking like this, making shit happen so to speak. It is bad for everyone and the future

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  41. Someone call the art department! Rosie needs a statue!

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  42. This is whatyou miss when self employed. ..need these funny workmates around me!!love it!!

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  43. This is whatyou miss when self employed. ..need these funny workmates around me!!love it!!

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  44. This is so funny! Thanks for the laughs Rosie! RIP

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  45. I see that Housekeeping is on the job as usual. Great job, Housekeeping, LOL

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  46. Only human persons have a-sshole...

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  47. I see that Housekeeping is on the job as usual. Great job, Housekeeping, LOL

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  48. Bunch of heathens!! �� Poor Rosie...stuck in limbo!

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  49. I have a soul. Fillet of soul.

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  50. Ahhh Rosie where are ALL your family and friends I wonder. I'd be more worried where they are ..... I mean you never see Roaches as lonely insects they always go round in gangs so Rosie will not be on her own. A nice thought though and my faith in human nature has gone up a notch RIP Rosie xx

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    1. With all the passerbys Im sure Rosies family and friends are hiding in the cracks. Or maybe, her friends are all the staff and students. Maybe they are all she had.

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    2. With all the passerbys Im sure Rosies family and friends are hiding in the cracks. Or maybe, her friends are all the staff and students. Maybe they are all she had.

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  51. My brother once took a business trip to Japan, to a research university there. He said that among other interesting societal differences, there was a small shrine outside the bio sciences building dedicated to the test animals who died. Some cultures value things a little differently and I think thats pretty cool.

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  52. I wonder if Rosie was a victim of a lethal domestic chemical attack?

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  53. I love the way they run in fright
    When I turn on the kitchen light
    And when I squish them on the ground
    They make a pleasant crunchy sound.
    ~Al Franken Ode to the Cockroach~

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  54. FYI the soul is located somewhere between the tongue and the cheek

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  55. Roaches do not scuttle...they scamper.

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  56. The paper money looks like South Korean won. 10000 won is about $9usd.

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  57. CLM= Cockroaches' Lives Matter.

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  58. RIP in peace Rosie, the internet will never forget.

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  59. At the end of a really stressful week, this has put a smile on my face. Thank you Rosie, and thank you, 'professor at Texas A&M'! (From someone whose name really is Aggie.

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  60. Getting a little tired by the "roaches lives matter" joke
    white folk humor I'm guessing, speaking as a whitey who supports black lives matter makes it not as funny. i can laugh once, maybe twice, but twenty times? it stops being quite so funny.

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    1. It was becoming very tough. At the last part of it, I had a thought that it still isn't understood. Thanks for your comment.

      My tribute: RIP Rosie. You can finally go peacefully into the light.

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    2. It was becoming very tough. At the last part of it, I had a thought that it still isn't understood. Thanks for your comment.

      My tribute: RIP Rosie. You can finally go peacefully into the light.

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  61. what I would like to know is: Who and how was it determined that it was Rosie and not Ross?

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  62. I'm surprised somebody didn't take the joint.

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  63. Rosie was cool. We used to hang on the weekends. If only we hadn't gotten into that GMO weed, she'd still be here. DAMN YOU MONSANTO!

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  64. any excuse to smoke a roach, eh?

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  65. Why is it necessary to bring race into Rosie's demise? Rosie's life mattered -- to someone or something -- as evidenced by the outpouring of responses, even in jest. Do roaches differentiate between themselves? WHO CARES WHAT COLOR SHE WAS?

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  66. An indication of our society when someone wants proof that cockroaches have soul.why wouldn't they...?

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  67. My alma mater. Great prof. And equally awesome students.

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  68. Someone should start a college fun in her honor. Perhaps for all the students who fall through the cracks of the financial paradigm. Love this.

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  69. Roach lives matter

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  70. Someone should start a college fun in her honor. Perhaps for all the students who fall through the cracks of the financial paradigm. Love this.

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  71. .....Oh my goodness gracious perhaps they are being jovial about these posts and although it made chuckle when viewing the dates and reading some of the comments various students posted! I'm at a loss of words right now and also I'm trying to get some exercise that I call my Cardiovascular power "walk/run/jog/cooldown walk" Everyone be safe out there and I'll say in conveyance to all of you have a great evening while I'm in a amatory state of benevolent nature this evening!!.....

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  72. Now for the final step...bury the cockroach in a little tumulus!

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  73. Well done. Best laugh of the day.

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  74. The only good bug is dead bug!

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