Is This a Playable Lie?
- Get ready for a loud summer -- the 17-year cicadas are coming to Chicago. They're out there. Millions of them. After 17 years feeding on root juice in the ground, they'll soon climb into the light of day. The red-eyed, clear-winged periodical cicada will be back in such numbers that some lawns will move like they're alive.
Of course, with assorted suburban development, the cicadas are nothing like they were back when grandpappy used to have to use a coal shovel just to clear a path to the old outhouse. Why, grandma used to gather up the carcasses for cooking fuel when the buffalo chips ran low. And tasty? Lemme tell ya, great uncle Earl didn't get through that summer on potatoes and jerked beef.
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