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alicia / October 8, 2003 11:24 AM

wouldn't that be native american summer?

jima / October 8, 2003 11:28 AM

You Indian summer! Stop summing Indians!

Naz / October 8, 2003 12:59 PM

This may be good for "Ask the librarian", why do they call it Indian Summer?

lacey / October 8, 2003 1:14 PM

Where are all these ladybugs coming from?

stephen / October 8, 2003 1:25 PM

The ones downtown are the evil fake ladybugs, Mexican Bean beetles. They all have a more orange-yellowish color and aren't as rounded as ladybugs are. If you walk down Michigan ave you will be attacked, so watch your arse.

dave r s / October 8, 2003 2:52 PM

sheesh i walked into work today covered in ladybugs.
i heard a cicada too!
pick a ladybug up. if you feel a weird tingle, it's just grabbing on real tight-like.
you've just experienced a Ladybug Hug!

lacey / October 8, 2003 3:18 PM

Oh goodness.

Alice / October 8, 2003 3:25 PM

Is that a hint, Naz?

Naz / October 8, 2003 3:30 PM

No, a hint, nooooo.

Double feature: Indian summer and why ladybugs?

Andrew / October 8, 2003 4:18 PM

Out here in the northwest suburbs, it's the box elder bugs.

Niki / October 8, 2003 4:57 PM

I thought we got rid of all the improper Native American references when the Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves.
Go Cubs! O Mama!

Wiz of Odds / October 9, 2003 2:01 AM

Well, autumn is my favorite season. And I'm a Sox fan. So one could easily understand why it's raining shit on me.

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