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Post by bgd » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 2:34 pm

A poor chap walked across some sticky rubber under the sink and got stuck. When I found him he was powder. Looked like he had been zapped by a laser in a scifi movie and turned to dust.

Can be tough being a gecko.

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 3:18 pm

Yeah, some of them have a real death wish. I've heard of them ending up quartered by the cat, getting splatted by a kitchen cupboard door and, everyone's favorite, getting grilled in the bread toaster.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 3:55 pm

I ought to update my post on the (very few) things I miss about Singapore to include geckos. I often found they had more personality than some of the people there, and they were a damn site more efficient at doing their job in many cases too. :twisted:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 5:38 pm

^^This! :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 5:39 pm

Freak gecko accidents are quite a riot! Situation watching a serious movie when a gecko near ceiling hit the fan breaks its tail, the wriggling tails falls on the floor and scares the hell out of everyone.

My house on the other hand in Bangalore was a haven for David Attenborough.
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Post by Nihility » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 5:39 pm

OP, when you make your final monthly payment, ask if s/he takes termites as currency. 8-)

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 6:14 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Freak gecko accidents are quite a riot! Situation watching a serious movie when a gecko near ceiling hit the fan breaks its tail, the wriggling tails falls on the floor and scares the hell out of everyone.
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Wahaha! Epic!

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Post by Brah » Sat, 14 Jun 2014 7:15 pm

Thankfully the gekkos have finally showed up at some spots near our condo which are infested, in the real sense of the word, with cuccarachas to the point of which I've next seen before.

Need more gekkos.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 14 Jun 2014 7:32 pm

Max Headroom wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:Freak gecko accidents are quite a riot! Situation watching a serious movie when a gecko near ceiling hit the fan breaks its tail, the wriggling tails falls on the floor and scares the hell out of everyone.
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Wahaha! Epic!
Reminds me of a movie night (small private party) at the US Embassy in Kathmandu. About ten of us in a room watching Rambo - First Blood (i.e. pt.1, back when that was a new release). I leaned back on the sofa and brought a heavy curtain rail down right on my head. The others were laughing, at me being caught up in the fabric etc., until I got it off with blood spuming everywhere.... the irony is that in the film Rambo rather nauseatingly stitches up his own wounds, and here was me and the others all almost passing out ...

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Post by Travailes » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:07 pm


Reminds me of a movie night (small private party) at the US Embassy in Kathmandu. About ten of us in a room watching Rambo - First Blood (i.e. pt.1, back when that was a new release). I leaned back on the sofa and brought a heavy curtain rail down right on my head. The others were laughing, at me being caught up in the fabric etc., until I got it off with blood spuming everywhere.... the irony is that in the film Rambo rather nauseatingly stitches up his own wounds, and here was me and the others all almost passing out ...
Being in the US Embassy, are you sure it wasn't a live feed from Iraq or somewhere !
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone gets to dance with the grim reaper.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:26 pm

Travailes wrote:Being in the US Embassy, are you sure it wasn't a live feed from Iraq or somewhere !
Long time ago now, 30 years...
The weird thing was they stitched it up, and then under the stitches they secured a thing like a tampon. (!?). Then a bandage over around my head, and also down/around my chin. A bit OTT for a 1-2" gash.

Of course next thing I dig was smash my 'Tampax' on a door-jam and almost take half my scalp off. Agh!!!.... Really... not... fun .... :o

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 2:01 pm

JR8 wrote:
Travailes wrote:Being in the US Embassy, are you sure it wasn't a live feed from Iraq or somewhere !
Long time ago now, 30 years...
The weird thing was they stitched it up, and then under the stitches they secured a thing like a tampon. (!?). Then a bandage over around my head, and also down/around my chin. A bit OTT for a 1-2" gash.

Of course next thing I dig was smash my 'Tampax' on a door-jam and almost take half my scalp off. Agh!!!.... Really... not... fun .... :o
poor JR8 had a bad period right there.
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Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 9:34 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Travailes wrote:Being in the US Embassy, are you sure it wasn't a live feed from Iraq or somewhere !
Long time ago now, 30 years...
The weird thing was they stitched it up, and then under the stitches they secured a thing like a tampon. (!?). Then a bandage over around my head, and also down/around my chin. A bit OTT for a 1-2" gash.

Of course next thing I dig was smash my 'Tampax' on a door-jam and almost take half my scalp off. Agh!!!.... Really... not... fun .... :o
poor JR8 had a bad period right there.
LOL!

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 9:42 pm

Only on the Subcontinent would they stitch a tampon onto a guys head... lol ...

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