LIES I HAVE TOLD: FIRE ANTS IN THE MIST

by Keef Rutledge on June 27, 2012

After seeing Gorillas in the Mist, I decided that my true calling was to become Dian Fossey, only with fire ants instead of gorillas. I intended to live among the fire ants until they accepted me as one of them, and to painstakingly document the intimate (and surprisingly human!) details of their social hierarchy. After four hours of getting repeatedly stung on the anthill, I became so enraged that I dumped kerosene into the hill and set it alight myself. There has been no demand for a film version, Sigourney Weaver’s excitement for the project notwithstanding.

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Keef Rutledge lives in Austin and can be seen at www.keef.org.

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tim July 4, 2013 at 8:38 am

I just spit up milk and i wasn’t even drinking milk!!!

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