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(@gotalight)
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I was watching this video of Lynch making quinoa with broccoli (as you do), and at a certain point he steps outside the kitchen to tell a story of a nighttime train trip through Yugoslavia when he was young.  The train stops for a while and he describes a vendor selling "sugar water" and how the air was filled with all of these moths.  He gets really worked up and at one point (around the 10:11 mark) blurts out, "frog moths pulling themselves out of the earth."  Maybe an early inspiration for the egg creature?  It's certainly a memory that has stayed with him.

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Posted : 29/06/2017 7:10 am
(@lynn_watson)
Roadhouse Regular

I wonder if his Yugoslavian 'frog moths' were actually cicadas?  I'm sure someone else on this forum mentioned that the bug part of the amphibug looked like one - and it could also explain the time taken to emerge (periodical cicadas in the US are usually 13 or 17 years - but the emergence time can be other prime numbers - like the 11 years from 1945 - 56)

The cicada nymphs which 'pull themselves from the ground' are wingless - but then the winged form splits the larval case & crawls out - see the first minute or so of this:

 

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Posted : 29/06/2017 10:42 am
(@gotalight)
Lodger

Yugoslavian Frog Moth will be the name of my next band. 

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Posted : 29/06/2017 11:20 am
(@pieter)
RR Diner Patron Admin

Great catch, gotalight!

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Posted : 29/06/2017 11:30 am
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(@tibiusreynolds)
Dweller

In the Bible there were ten plagues on Egypt. Two of them were locusts and frogs. Both of which can be described as a pestilence, which is the name of the white horse of the apocalypse.

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Posted : 29/06/2017 3:26 pm
(@bmoscovitz)
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Posted by: gotalight

Yugoslavian Frog Moth will be the name of my next band. 

may I suggest a collaborative project? I'd like to be in it hahahahha

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Posted : 29/06/2017 3:34 pm
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(@definitely-a-dale)
Town Visitor

All I could find, with the help of a stranger, was this. Not sure if it's directly related or not.

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Posted : 29/07/2017 7:12 am
(@fumiko)
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Posted by: Artemis Mooney

All I could find, with the help of a stranger, was this. Not sure if it's directly related or not.

Next page described a woman with the "flying frogs" covering her chest and hands, that the Indians began to worship.  

Please be Judy,  Please be Judy, Please be Judy.  

 

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Posted : 02/08/2017 9:46 am
(@steve_moss)
Roadhouse Regular

This is similar to the frog-moth & the 1956 girl:

 

'He opened me, and then he came inside me.' 

Leland Palmer

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Posted : 09/08/2017 1:12 am
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