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2008-09-06 11:12:46 PM  
Nice. Back to back spider nightmares.
 
2008-09-06 11:20:30 PM  
Was the house leased by Buster Casey?
 
2008-09-06 11:26:17 PM  
*sighs*

Let's get this party started.


i210.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-06 11:57:29 PM  
"Venomous spider" doesn't say a hell of a lot.
 
2008-09-06 11:58:41 PM  
Tarantula are dangerous pets? LOL.
 
2008-09-07 12:04:02 AM  
Did you see that? That tiny movement at the bottom of your field of view? Did you feel that tiny shift of your pant leg?
 
2008-09-07 01:12:18 AM  
SPIDER THREAD
 
2008-09-07 04:40:18 AM  
Tanks.

/You're welcome
 
2008-09-07 04:47:43 AM  
SPIDER THREAD!
 
2008-09-07 04:48:03 AM  
I've always wondered if they taste like crab when cooked. That's not odd is it?
 
2008-09-07 04:57:56 AM  
AtomicAcidbath: I've always wondered if they taste like crab when cooked. That's not odd is it?

They taste like crayfish.

/ate them in Thailand where they sell them by the tens of thousands everyday.
 
2008-09-07 04:59:59 AM  
OMG, someone has a pet... SEIZE IT!
 
2008-09-07 05:01:27 AM  
i37.tinypic.com
 
2008-09-07 05:01:41 AM  
The comments section is hysterical. The "nice woman" innocently "took the exotic animals" wanting to find good homes for them and "didn't know they were illegal" blah blah blah...

Okay, I'm all for that, but....FIFTEEN TANKS OF TARANTULAS??? How nice can one person be? And they're spiders, for god's sake! They don't need good homes! Just dump them out in the back yard!

I'm a bit more worried about the wolf-hybrids. No one in the suburbs has any business owning a wolf-hybrid unless they know how to properly acclimate it. They can be great pets, but you really have to be prepared to establish its position in your "pack". Otherwise they're as dangerous as, well, wild wolves.
 
2008-09-07 05:03:27 AM  
Big deal. I know there's a city ordinance and all, but I say let them keep their spiders. They're secured in aquariums, so where's the danger? Not like they have a pet tiger in their backyard or anything actually dangerous.
 
2008-09-07 05:04:14 AM  
I grew up in Sioux City. When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to catch "daddy long-leg" spiders that got into the house. We'd pull their legs off, and the legs would keep kicking for some time afterwards. We little sadists found it endlessly amusing.

And now, decades later, the spiders have mutated and returned for revenge. But none of us live there anymore.

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! Spiders are stupid.

/So is Sioux City.
 
2008-09-07 05:06:15 AM  
At least it wasn't rubber spiders. I hate those things.
 
2008-09-07 05:07:34 AM  
Gyrfalcon: The comments section is hysterical...

Actually, those comments reminded me that we live in a country with the world's largest nuclear arsenal and that our country is inhabited by the morons that posted comments to that article.

And that is far more intimidating than the threat of poisonous spiders!
 
2008-09-07 05:13:09 AM  
Random Reality Check: Gyrfalcon: The comments section is hysterical...

Actually, those comments reminded me that we live in a country with the world's largest nuclear arsenal and that our country is inhabited by the morons that posted comments to that article.

And that is far more intimidating than the threat of poisonous spiders!


Meh; it only takes one to spark armageddon, and North Korea is more likely to lob that out than we are.
 
2008-09-07 05:13:27 AM  
Dero: AtomicAcidbath: I've always wondered if they taste like crab when cooked. That's not odd is it?

They taste like crayfish.

/ate them in Thailand where they sell them by the tens of thousands everyday.


Thanks for the info. Now I'm hungry thinking about the recipe.

/seriously
 
2008-09-07 05:14:21 AM  
Gyrfalcon I'm a bit more worried about the wolf-hybrids

I was under the impression that they meant the (I didn't actually know the name) Lycosa tarantula, a wolf spider, though a second read over...you'd think as a pet they'd take the more domesticated variant of wolf, namely a dog.
 
2008-09-07 05:23:17 AM  
Looks Down On This Thread

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2008-09-07 05:25:31 AM  
Gyrfalcon: The comments section is hysterical. The "nice woman" innocently "took the exotic animals" wanting to find good homes for them and "didn't know they were illegal" blah blah blah...

Okay, I'm all for that, but....FIFTEEN TANKS OF TARANTULAS??? How nice can one person be? And they're spiders, for god's sake! They don't need good homes! Just dump them out in the back yard!

I'm a bit more worried about the wolf-hybrids. No one in the suburbs has any business owning a wolf-hybrid unless they know how to properly acclimate it. They can be great pets, but you really have to be prepared to establish its position in your "pack". Otherwise they're as dangerous as, well, wild wolves.


They're actually far, far more dangerous than wild wolves. There has only ever been one verifiable recorded incident of wolves killing a human being. The same cannot be said for domestic dogs. So, it's when wolf hybrids start emulating domestic dogs that you really have a problem...

/most tarantulas aren't venomous
//DNRTFA yet - may have to post again
 
2008-09-07 05:26:38 AM  
WalkingCarpet: SPIDER THREAD
Mike Ox Big: SPIDER THREAD!

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER THREAD!
 
2008-09-07 05:26:48 AM  
Aren't all spiders venomous? Isn't that a bit redundant? That's like saying "15 tanks full of eight-legged spiders."
 
2008-09-07 05:27:10 AM  
RealFarknMcCoy2: Gyrfalcon: The comments section is hysterical. The "nice woman" innocently "took the exotic animals" wanting to find good homes for them and "didn't know they were illegal" blah blah blah...

Okay, I'm all for that, but....FIFTEEN TANKS OF TARANTULAS??? How nice can one person be? And they're spiders, for god's sake! They don't need good homes! Just dump them out in the back yard!

I'm a bit more worried about the wolf-hybrids. No one in the suburbs has any business owning a wolf-hybrid unless they know how to properly acclimate it. They can be great pets, but you really have to be prepared to establish its position in your "pack". Otherwise they're as dangerous as, well, wild wolves.

They're actually far, far more dangerous than wild wolves. There has only ever been one verifiable recorded incident of wolves killing a human being. The same cannot be said for domestic dogs. So, it's when wolf hybrids start emulating domestic dogs that you really have a problem...

/most tarantulas aren't venomous

//DNRTFA yet - may have to post again


Fail. All spiders are venomous. Some just don't have enough to significantly harm a human.

Also, Today's "15 tanks full of venomous spiders..

Man, it's a good thing spiders can't drive
 
2008-09-07 05:34:43 AM  
homepage.mac.com

erveek: FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER THREAD!

 
2008-09-07 05:34:48 AM  
erveek: WalkingCarpet: SPIDER THREAD
Mike Ox Big: SPIDER THREAD!

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER THREAD!


niiiiice.
 
2008-09-07 05:39:26 AM  
I have a black widow in a jar on my desk, so I'm really getting a kick....
/Feel kinda dirty nnow..
//Really has a black widow
 
2008-09-07 05:40:55 AM  
Gyrfalcon: The comments section is hysterical. The "nice woman" innocently "took the exotic animals" wanting to find good homes for them and "didn't know they were illegal" blah blah blah...

Okay, I'm all for that, but....FIFTEEN TANKS OF TARANTULAS??? How nice can one person be? And they're spiders, for god's sake! They don't need good homes! Just dump them out in the back yard!

I'm a bit more worried about the wolf-hybrids. No one in the suburbs has any business owning a wolf-hybrid unless they know how to properly acclimate it. They can be great pets, but you really have to be prepared to establish its position in your "pack". Otherwise they're as dangerous as, well, wild wolves.


No, no, no... you misunderstood the article silly! They are talking about the new, "Jumping" Wolf spider-Tarantula Hybrid...Imagine if you will a a hairball the size of a softball cable of leaping 7 feet in one fiesty, spring loaded bound, able to propel the eight legged critter, with a bit of zip and pep; enabling it to arrive unexpectedly! Ready to pounce down on it's suprised prey subject and sink in it's furry quarter sized fangs. The desinger spider community wanted to give thier beloved creations a little edge in the upcoming fly season.
 
2008-09-07 05:55:04 AM  
rathoth

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2008-09-07 05:58:47 AM  
LoneVVolf: Meh; it only takes one to spark armageddon, and North Korea is more likely to lob that out than we are.

Two points to make in response to you post...

1.) Lob is exactly the correct word to use. North Korea couldn't deliver a nuclear warhead even with the help of FedEx, blithering idiots that they are.

2.) To date, I am unaware of North Korea "preemptively" attacking anyone. Much to my shame I cannot say the same thing about our country.
 
2008-09-07 06:08:42 AM  
Random Reality Check: LoneVVolf: Meh; it only takes one to spark armageddon, and North Korea is more likely to lob that out than we are.

Two points to make in response to you post...

1.) Lob is exactly the correct word to use. North Korea couldn't deliver a nuclear warhead even with the help of FedEx, blithering idiots that they are.

2.) To date, I am unaware of North Korea "preemptively" attacking anyone. Much to my shame I cannot say the same thing about our country.


LOLWUT?
 
2008-09-07 06:12:18 AM  
i274.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-07 06:18:33 AM  
LoneVVolf: Random Reality Check: Gyrfalcon: The comments section is hysterical...

Actually, those comments reminded me that we live in a country with the world's largest nuclear arsenal and that our country is inhabited by the morons that posted comments to that article.

And that is far more intimidating than the threat of poisonous spiders!

Meh; it only takes one to spark armageddon, and North Korea is more likely to lob that out than we are.


North Korea doesn't need to be able to deliver a nuke to devastate the world. It has, on the edge of it's border, enough artillery to make sure that every man, woman, and child is incinerated in a hail of shells in Seoul, and 23 million people in the greater Seoul area dying would decimate South Korea's economy (And would greatly hurt the rest of the world, if nothing else, because Samsung makes a ton of things we have come to depend on)
 
2008-09-07 06:31:01 AM  
I've been arachniphobia(sp) for years. I thought this thread would help.

It didn't.
Now I've got the heebie jeebies.
 
2008-09-07 06:46:27 AM  
Pr1nc3ss: I've been arachniphobia(sp) for years. I thought this thread would help.

It didn't.
Now I've got the heebie jeebies.


Actually you are arachnaphobic

/just wanted to help
 
2008-09-07 07:02:42 AM  
markfara: I grew up in Sioux City. When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to catch "daddy long-leg" spiders that got into the house. We'd pull their legs off, and the legs would keep kicking for some time afterwards. We little sadists found it endlessly amusing.

And now, decades later, the spiders have mutated and returned for revenge. But none of us live there anymore.

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! Spiders are stupid.

/So is Sioux City.




And Sioux City smells like a septic tank.
 
2008-09-07 07:06:16 AM  
nimeye: And Sioux City smells like a septic tank.

That's an insult to septic tanks. Take it back!
 
2008-09-07 07:39:24 AM  
markfara: I grew up in Sioux City. When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to catch "daddy long-leg" spiders that got into the house. We'd pull their legs off, and the legs would keep kicking for some time afterwards. We little sadists found it endlessly amusing.


Those probably weren't spiders at all. I believe you're talking about harvestmen. Common mistake though.
 
2008-09-07 07:53:31 AM  
uttertosh: Random Reality Check: LoneVVolf: Meh; it only takes one to spark armageddon, and North Korea is more likely to lob that out than we are.

Two points to make in response to you post...

1.) Lob is exactly the correct word to use. North Korea couldn't deliver a nuclear warhead even with the help of FedEx, blithering idiots that they are.

2.) To date, I am unaware of North Korea "preemptively" attacking anyone. Much to my shame I cannot say the same thing about our country.

LOLWUT?


What part of that post did you have trouble understanding?
 
2008-09-07 08:20:26 AM  
No clock spider pic? This place is slipping fast....
 
2008-09-07 08:33:40 AM  
Random Reality Check: uttertosh: Random Reality Check: LoneVVolf: Meh; it only takes one to spark armageddon, and North Korea is more likely to lob that out than we are.

Two points to make in response to you post...

1.) Lob is exactly the correct word to use. North Korea couldn't deliver a nuclear warhead even with the help of FedEx, blithering idiots that they are.

2.) To date, I am unaware of North Korea "preemptively" attacking anyone. Much to my shame I cannot say the same thing about our country.

LOLWUT?

What part of that post did you have trouble understanding?


Oh my God RRC you're going to turn a spider thread into your vehicle for saying how much Americans suck?

You need to get a new schtick douche, your the guy who at parties starts talking about Bush within the first three sentences of meeting someone new ugh
 
2008-09-07 09:01:24 AM  
Random Reality Check, so you're saying we should engage in some old fashioned biological warfare and lob tanks full of venomous spiders at North Korea? Works for me. The people can eat all the spiders that don't kill them.
 
2008-09-07 09:03:17 AM  
Random Reality Check:
2.) To date, I am unaware of North Korea "preemptively" attacking anyone.


Korean war?
 
2008-09-07 09:05:12 AM  
First come the spiders, then come the spider tanks. Soon, you've got an M1A1 Abrams full of black widows parked on your front lawn.

/"The most dangerous creature isn't a shark or an elephant. It's a shark riding an elephant, just biting and trampling everything they see." - Jack Handy
 
2008-09-07 09:05:58 AM  
fullbugger: No clock spider pic? This place is slipping fast....

www.fazed.org

/yay spider thread!!!
 
2008-09-07 09:09:46 AM  
i307.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-07 09:13:46 AM  
SpockSarah: Actually you are arachnaphobic

/just wanted to help


OH HEY YOU ROCK THE GRAMMAR NAZI SURFBOARD

is that hang10 or a hangten? cant be too sure these days
 
2008-09-07 09:13:59 AM  
Lizara: Random Reality Check:
2.) To date, I am unaware of North Korea "preemptively" attacking anyone.

Korean war?


It may never be known fully, but it's likely the South attacked first.

Also, SPIDERS FTW!
 
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