Sunday, February 04, 2007


Why it's worth scanning the business section of the NYTimes even if you have little interest in business: this is where I learned about Mike Libby's unbelievable insects at his site Insect Lab. While I first was drawn to the beetles, there are spiders, butterflies, bees and wasps.

I'll have to save my pennies, but I think I need something like this one day -- although how will I decide? The beetles are sleek and aerodynamic, but the bees are wonderfully whimsical, and the spiders! Wow, it will be impossible to make a choice. This fascination may be because they remind me of Guillermo del Toro's Cronos, or it may just be the bizarre juxtaposition of the natural and mechanical, but whatever the source of the appeal, I find them irresistible!


Anonymous said...

i say You commission a BIG scarab typewriter (as in Cronenberg's NAKED LUNCH) ;)

C. Margery Kempe said...

"We're gonna need a bigger bug..."

Cranky Yankee said...

That thing DOES remind me of Cronos!

When is Hellboy II coming out...?