So I was talking with my landlord today about the cicadas. Hey, why not. They're a fairly popular subject, and they do seem to love this part of Arlington. At one point he compared the drone of the cicadas to a car with a broken fan belt. Certainly an apt analogy.
But not 10 minutes later, I proved just how much of a geek I am. I said to him: "You know what they really sound like? They sound like a phaser from the original Star Trek, just going on and on and on."
*bows* Yesh, thank you. Get me my Spock ears so I can go attend a 'con someplace.