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(Mother Nature Network)   It turns out the best way to cure your crippling arachnophobia is to let virtual hairy black-and-red spiders run around on your desk all day   (mnn.com) divider line 150
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2012-04-16 03:45:24 PM
fark YOU!!! THAT DIDN'T WORK AT ALL!
 
2012-04-16 03:46:15 PM
Thank God, a spider thread. That tick thread had me down on arachnids today. Go spiders!
 
2012-04-16 03:48:32 PM
It's weird. For example, treatment of PTSD sufferers revolves around virtual simulation of the evens that lead to PTSD, along with your normal therapy, drugs + meditation. I don't know about it's effectiveness, but I suspect they're pulling at least 60% percent.
 
2012-04-16 03:49:18 PM
NO.

/FARK NO.
 
2012-04-16 03:49:18 PM
When I was young, I saw Arachnaphobia. About a week after that, my mom had her leg bitten by a brown recluse. Since then, spiders can go fark themselves. If I see one, it's dead.

/I scream like a little girl if one gets on me
 
2012-04-16 03:49:20 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-16 03:49:43 PM
In before spiderclock.
 
2012-04-16 03:49:48 PM
This has been known for a long time. Nothing new here.

To get over an irrational fear, you need to be put in that situation and experience that nothing bad happens.
 
2012-04-16 03:50:13 PM
I found a spider in our cats' litterbox the other day. It was incapable of climbing the platic walls and was trapped. I decided to leave it be, even though its life is now literally crap.
 
2012-04-16 03:50:19 PM
I must be seeing things...but that initial logo looked like it said SH*TLabsNZ.
 
2012-04-16 03:50:34 PM
YAY SPIDER THREAD

WOOOOOO
 
2012-04-16 03:50:59 PM
There is a certain TFer who shall not be named at this time who is going to get his lily white farking ass kicked.

I_C what you did there.
 
2012-04-16 03:51:01 PM
They're real, and some of them are crawling under my skin.
 
2012-04-16 03:51:39 PM
I am far more scared of centipedes. I hear they can get in all sorts of places.
 
2012-04-16 03:52:10 PM

BurnShrike: This has been known for a long time. Nothing new here.

To get over an irrational fear, you need to be put in that situation and experience that nothing bad happens.


Irrational? I have irrational hatred, but honestly I don't think its irrational to think that they're creepy as fark
 
2012-04-16 03:52:19 PM
www.medindia.net
 
2012-04-16 03:52:35 PM

lockers: I am far more scared of centipedes. I hear they can get in all sorts of places.


I'm scared of women. Spiders and centipedes can bite, but women can really get under your skin and inside your head. Also alien brain maggots.
 
2012-04-16 03:53:33 PM

frenchcheesemuseum: There is a certain TFer who shall not be named at this time who is going to get his lily white farking ass kicked.

I_C what you did there.


Not my thread. On the other hand...

Spider pig, spider pig, does whatever a spider pig does.
 
2012-04-16 03:53:49 PM

thecpt: BurnShrike: This has been known for a long time. Nothing new here.

To get over an irrational fear, you need to be put in that situation and experience that nothing bad happens.

Irrational? I have irrational hatred, but honestly I don't think its irrational to think that they're creepy as fark


It's irrational because it's not based on any rational or real reasoning. Aside from a few poisonous specimens, they're not only harmless, they actually help us a great deal by killing and eating insects.
 
2012-04-16 03:53:53 PM
Now I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight.

/FARK you subby
 
2012-04-16 03:54:15 PM

BurnShrike: lockers: I am far more scared of centipedes. I hear they can get in all sorts of places.

I'm scared of women. Spiders and centipedes can bite, but women can really get under your skin and inside your head. Also alien brain maggots.


We can cure you but we'll need to cover you in virtual women.
 
2012-04-16 03:55:12 PM
I used to be terrified of spiders. As a kid, I helped my dad with some electrical work that required me to roll around underneath an old house. This crawlspace had 100's of spiders. That experience of those spiders all around/on me made me very frightened of them.

That is, until I took a trip to Iquitos, Peru. I spent 3 weeks in the Amazon. Those spiders were so much bigger than anything I grew up around, that I became unafraid of them. So, I think there is truth to the idea that exposure makes you stronger.

Still....
 
2012-04-16 03:55:39 PM
I have a fear of sluts. Hopefully this therapy of having them crawling all over my bed will cure me of this disorder.

i44.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-16 03:56:01 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-04-16 03:56:49 PM
Not this S@#T again....the last spider thread scared the beejesus outta me.
 
2012-04-16 03:57:15 PM
Yeah, I ain't clicking that. Not even out of morbid curiosity.
 
2012-04-16 03:57:52 PM
i43.tinypic.com

oh goodie, a spider thread
 
2012-04-16 03:58:17 PM

I_C_Weener: BurnShrike: lockers: I am far more scared of centipedes. I hear they can get in all sorts of places.

I'm scared of women. Spiders and centipedes can bite, but women can really get under your skin and inside your head. Also alien brain maggots.

We can cure you but we'll need to cover you in virtual women.


Deal! Where do I sign up?
 
2012-04-16 03:58:56 PM

lockers: I am far more scared of centipedes. I hear they can get in all sorts of places.


i610.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-16 03:59:01 PM

thecpt: BurnShrike: This has been known for a long time. Nothing new here.

To get over an irrational fear, you need to be put in that situation and experience that nothing bad happens.

Irrational? I have irrational hatred, but honestly I don't think its irrational to think that they're creepy as fark


creepy is one thing. running from the room shrieking and in a true panic is another. there are all sorts of irrational fears, often found humorous by those who do not suffer the symptoms.

there is a product called BugStik that allows one to remove creepy-crawlies and redeposit them outside without harming them, all while staying several feet away. i've bought a few online as they are great gifts.
 
2012-04-16 03:59:21 PM
SPIDER THREAD

farm3.staticflickr.com

urbantitan.com

www.funnychill.com

i244.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-16 04:01:25 PM
What if it's just not spiders I'm afraid but most bugs in general? Then again it's that time of the year my apartment gets infested with camel crickets.
 
2012-04-16 04:02:01 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I have a fear of sluts. Hopefully this therapy of having them crawling all over my bed will cure me of this disorder.

[i44.tinypic.com image 597x399]


forums.audiworld.com
 
2012-04-16 04:02:16 PM
You call that a spider, in Australia they have real spiders.
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
patosz.com

/be afraid, be very afraid

What if you are afraid of crabs

cdn-www.cracked.com
 
2012-04-16 04:04:12 PM

KrispyKritter: thecpt: BurnShrike: This has been known for a long time. Nothing new here.

To get over an irrational fear, you need to be put in that situation and experience that nothing bad happens.

Irrational? I have irrational hatred, but honestly I don't think its irrational to think that they're creepy as fark

creepy is one thing. running from the room shrieking and in a true panic is another. there are all sorts of irrational fears, often found humorous by those who do not suffer the symptoms.

there is a product called BugStik that allows one to remove creepy-crawlies and redeposit them outside without harming them, all while staying several feet away. i've bought a few online as they are great gifts.


Can I use it to redeposit them directly into fire? Because I don't want them to get inside again.
 
2012-04-16 04:04:17 PM
That's a pretty amazing use of software, but it's still creepy as f*ck.
 
2012-04-16 04:04:39 PM

BurnShrike:
It's irrational because it's not based on any rational or real reasoning. Aside from a few poisonous specimens, they're not only harmless, they actually help us a great deal by killing and eating insects.


but they look ... weeeiiirrrd.
I don't run away shrieking or anything and I've killed ones as big as my hand, its just like "where the hell did evolution turn down THAT road?"
 
2012-04-16 04:06:23 PM

I_C_Weener: BurnShrike: lockers: I am far more scared of centipedes. I hear they can get in all sorts of places.

I'm scared of women. Spiders and centipedes can bite, but women can really get under your skin and inside your head. Also alien brain maggots.

We can cure you but we'll need to cover you in virtual women.


Traps are virtually women, right?
 
2012-04-16 04:06:31 PM
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2012-04-16 04:06:46 PM
dr/toocreepy

Ain't happening
 
2012-04-16 04:07:04 PM
This sounds like a promising start, but you need to go in a different direction to achieve true therapeutic success in treating acute phobias.

For instance, there's a thriving business in capturing Australian funnel web spiders and using them for treatment purposes. As a behavioral psychologist, this represents an exciting opportunity for people such as myself.

The funnel web spider is an excellent specimen for treating arachnophobia. It's very aggressive and will go out of its way to attack people, which eliminates hours of coaxing and teasing spiders into chasing patients around. It also has the useful trait of latching onto a victim's arm or leg with all its strength so that it can bite repeatedly.

Once you remove the venom glands from these charming fellows, you have an excellent aid in your efforts to rid people of crippling fear of spiders. As the funnel web spider sinks its dripping fangs again and again into a mortified patient's flesh, and they realize that they are in fact still alive, and that death will not provide them the sweet release they beg for (or would beg for, if they could speak through the rigor-mortis like terror state they're in), they learn that traumatic spider attacks are nothing to be afraid of.

So while this Kinect gadget is cute and all, I suggest these guys leave such sensitive work to the true professionals.
 
2012-04-16 04:07:30 PM
I'd like to see that with dozens of big pissed-off wasps flying around.
Oh wait, I have that already in my backyard.
 
2012-04-16 04:08:09 PM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-16 04:08:29 PM

KrispyKritter: running from the room shrieking and in a true panic is another. there are all sorts of irrational fears, often found humorous by those who do not suffer the symptoms.


My uncle is terrified of tree frogs. I think they're adorable but I can see how it's not funny to him just like large dogs can send me into panic attacks,except my neighbors pitbull Bubbles cause she's like a giant puppy.
 
2012-04-16 04:08:34 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I have a fear of sluts. Hopefully this therapy of having them crawling all over my bed will cure me of this disorder.

[i44.tinypic.com image 597x399]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-16 04:09:20 PM

Shakespeare's Monkey: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 439x470]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-16 04:10:16 PM

KrispyKritter: thecpt: BurnShrike: This has been known for a long time. Nothing new here.

To get over an irrational fear, you need to be put in that situation and experience that nothing bad happens.

Irrational? I have irrational hatred, but honestly I don't think its irrational to think that they're creepy as fark

creepy is one thing. running from the room shrieking and in a true panic is another. there are all sorts of irrational fears, often found humorous by those who do not suffer the symptoms.

there is a product called BugStik that allows one to remove creepy-crawlies and redeposit them outside without harming them, all while staying several feet away. i've bought a few online as they are great gifts.


This thread actually got me thinking. I've noticed a change in my reaction to spiders over the past couple of years. Before then, it was almost always an initial 'augh!' followed by a berzerker rage that would only cease when the spider was a fine paste. When I got my current job, which has me outside a lot, I came to an uneasy truce with the Arachnid Empire. If I'm on their turf, I'll do my best to leave them undisturbed. If they're on my turf (i.e., in my apartment, in my car or work truck, or DEAR GOD IT'S ON MEEE), then they've committed an act of war. It's mostly worked out well for both sides.

And most recently, actually since I became active on Fark, I think, I've been taking the time to learn about the little demon-beasts. Mostly so I can identify them, so I can better deal with the assassins they send after me. Though something tells me the jumping spiders I've been encountering are their diplomats. They seem more inclined to flee than to engage. Unlike the wolf spiders. Haven't encountered those in a while, though. Not since I left a dead one outside my door as a warning.

I am intrigued by this BugStik you speak of. I'm going to investigate that, perhaps it will further improve my relations with the Arachnids.
 
2012-04-16 04:10:21 PM
Spider thread?

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-16 04:12:49 PM
files.coloribus.com

I can't stay long so I'll just post my show stopper


/Good night everybody
 
2012-04-16 04:13:01 PM

Cagey B: This sounds like a promising start, but you need to go in a different direction to achieve true therapeutic success in treating acute phobias.

For instance, there's a thriving business in capturing Australian funnel web spiders and using them for treatment purposes. As a behavioral psychologist, this represents an exciting opportunity for people such as myself.

The funnel web spider is an excellent specimen for treating arachnophobia. It's very aggressive and will go out of its way to attack people, which eliminates hours of coaxing and teasing spiders into chasing patients around. It also has the useful trait of latching onto a victim's arm or leg with all its strength so that it can bite repeatedly.

Once you remove the venom glands from these charming fellows, you have an excellent aid in your efforts to rid people of crippling fear of spiders. As the funnel web spider sinks its dripping fangs again and again into a mortified patient's flesh, and they realize that they are in fact still alive, and that death will not provide them the sweet release they beg for (or would beg for, if they could speak through the rigor-mortis like terror state they're in), they learn that traumatic spider attacks are nothing to be afraid of.

So while this Kinect gadget is cute and all, I suggest these guys leave such sensitive work to the true professionals.


That's it.
I think this is the point where we all agree that we are going to have to kill you now.
 
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