MattClassic's forum posts

#1 Edited by MattClassic (426 posts) -

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. The first one came out in 2007, but the last one is only a little over 4 years old. It's one of my favorite series of all time and there's nothing else quite like it.

#2 Edited by MattClassic (426 posts) -

@development: Muhahaha

Gotta be honest, I had to guess on at least 2 of them. Good thing they might the choices fairly obvious.

#3 Posted by MattClassic (426 posts) -

Genuinely saddened by this. Been a longtime fan of the Fire Pro series for as long as I can remember. Pouring one out for you tonight, Mr. Masuda.

#4 Posted by MattClassic (426 posts) -

Are we gonna get a new Law of the West now too? Because that would be cool.

#5 Edited by MattClassic (426 posts) -

Alligator tail. Probably not that weird, all things considered. Tasted kind of like steak.

Also rocky mountain oysters. Deep-fried bull balls.

#6 Edited by MattClassic (426 posts) -

ART IS ART.

#7 Edited by MattClassic (426 posts) -

@erbarad said:

Ask reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbug/ they should know ;)

Mystery solved thanks to their Frequently Asked Bug section!

Not a wasp at all. It's apparently a member of the Asilidae family, also known as robber flies or assassin flies, which doesn't even narrow it down that much, as there about 7000 species of Asilidae. My bug is a dead ringer for the fly in the first big image on the Wiki page (coloration is slightly different and it's a male so it doesn't have the crazy looking ovipositor, but it's otherwise identical), somewhat disconcertingly called an "unidentified species." Species of Asilidae can be found all over the world (yes, even Sweden). They're not particularly dangerous to humans; a painful bite, but not venomous .

Thanks for the help, and thanks to everyone else for the comments, my roommate got a kick out of them.

#8 Edited by MattClassic (426 posts) -

@itwongo said:

@mattclassic: I need a more specific location. Where you at?

Southeast US, Georgia to be specific.

#9 Edited by MattClassic (426 posts) -

Found at my roommate's workplace. Nobody knows what the hell it is:

The black bit just above the stinger (ovipositor?) are guts. The most exotic location my roommate's workplace receives packages from is Mexico. Found attempting to nest in sheet rock. My guess is some sort of wasp, but I've never seen a wasp this gnarly before. Online searches turned up nothing.

#10 Posted by MattClassic (426 posts) -

Found at my roommate's workplace. Nobody knows what the hell it is:

The black bit just above the stinger (ovipositor?) are guts. The most exotic location my roommate's workplace receives packages from is Mexico. Found attempting to nest in sheet rock. My guess is some sort of wasp, but I've never seen a wasp this gnarly before.