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(Mirror.co.uk)   Creepy nursery rhyme wakes people in the middle of night. Spoiler: it was spiders   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2021-10-28 9:53:13 AM  
Spiders, why did it have to be spiders?
 
2021-10-28 11:29:22 AM  
My first thought was, "Who the hell would have a child singing an old nursery rhyme as their burglar alarm?"

My second thought was, "Actually, that's probably well creepy enough to be pretty effective."  I mean, if I was of a mind to break into a place and I suddenly heard a little girl's voice singing a creepy nursery rhyme, I'd probably want to scarper my ass out of there right quick, too.
 
2021-10-28 11:29:34 AM  
Time to remove that waterspout.
 
2021-10-28 11:29:48 AM  
This made me lol.
 
2021-10-28 11:31:26 AM  
Mother Goose Rock N' Rhyme - Best Of Itsy Bitsy Spider
Youtube 0VdwJ4cz6yM


Creepy on it's own.
 
2021-10-28 11:33:59 AM  
Karaoke night at Aragog's Hollow... packed with chicks but they all have hairy legs
 
2021-10-28 11:35:47 AM  
I love that they were like "Oh, sorry, we turned the volume down" and said nothing about why they chose the creepy route.

/ But I think it's freaking awesome
 
2021-10-28 11:37:05 AM  
We did this three years ago. I can't find the Fark thread but TFA is here.
 
2021-10-28 11:37:44 AM  
What kinda mirco-nutted person is scared of children's music?
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
*defecates & runs away*
 
2021-10-28 11:41:59 AM  
Mary, Mary quite contrary
Trim that bush it's so damn hairy

Little Boy Blue...
He needed the money

-Andrew Dice Clay
 
2021-10-28 11:44:39 AM  

oldfarthenry: What kinda mirco-nutted person is scared of children's music?
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
*defecates & runs away*


No, seriously:

Wiggles - Point Your Finger (Puppets)
Youtube tVV4h38wnMI
 
2021-10-28 11:45:04 AM  

Psychopusher: My first thought was, "Who the hell would have a child singing an old nursery rhyme as their burglar alarm?"

My second thought was, "Actually, that's probably well creepy enough to be pretty effective."  I mean, if I was of a mind to break into a place and I suddenly heard a little girl's voice singing a creepy nursery rhyme, I'd probably want to scarper my ass out of there right quick, too.


Yup. I probably wouldn't come out from under the bed for a few days.

/"Are you my mummy?"
 
2021-10-28 11:47:34 AM  
just me, my peeve is when people use words inappropriately that they clearly do not understand the meaning of.


FTA (emphasis mine):

A spokesperson for the site said: "The sound is only supposed to act as a deterrent for opportunistic thieves that come onto our property, and it is designed only to be heard by people on our private land.


And yet clearly if they can hear it over there, it is DESIGNED to be heard that far away.
The fooking word you were needing to use was "intended"

And we are not speaking about an object (sense the design is genuinely irrelevant to the situaiotn of the volume setting you put it on), and you are a fooknut to have said it this way, as this about an event in the past, that's not "is," but "was."


as in

A spokesperson for the site said: "The sound is only supposed to act as a deterrent for opportunistic thieves that come onto our property, and it was intended only to be heard by people on our private land. Sorry, our bad.
 
2021-10-28 11:48:47 AM  

Hey Nurse!: Mary, Mary quite contrary
Trim that bush it's so damn hairy

Little Boy Blue...
He needed the money

-Andrew Dice Clay


Does, a dear, a female dear;
Ray, the guy that knocked her up. - ACD
 
2021-10-28 11:52:32 AM  

LouisZepher: Hey Nurse!: Mary, Mary quite contrary
Trim that bush it's so damn hairy

Little Boy Blue...
He needed the money

-Andrew Dice Clay

Does, a dear, a female dear;
Ray, the guy that knocked her up. - ACD


Or, more fitting to TFA:
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
And sat beside her,
And said "What's in the bowl, biatch?"
 
2021-10-28 11:55:38 AM  
Of course, they thought it was a ghost - cuz of course the idiots do.

It's not like we live in a world of tiny wireless devices that can attach to speakers or anything. 

People who believe in ghosts are so very very very VERY dim

/spiders are awesome though
 
2021-10-28 11:57:07 AM  
A spider you say?

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2021-10-28 12:04:03 PM  
What, again?

...Oh, no, it's just the Mirror recycling content.
 
2021-10-28 12:07:07 PM  
c.tenor.comView Full Size
 
2021-10-28 12:08:04 PM  

Walker: Spiders, why did it have to be spiders?


Norman would agree.
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2021-10-28 12:09:25 PM  

Hey Nurse!: Mary, Mary quite contrary
Trim that bush it's so damn hairy

Little Boy Blue...
He needed the money

-Andrew Dice Clay


Thanks for reminding me how unfunny ADC was.
 
2021-10-28 12:12:03 PM  
nearby Farthing Road


I read that w/o the "h" and though how unfortunate.
 
2021-10-28 12:20:19 PM  
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, grab your crucifix.
Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. 
Nine, ten, never sleep again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qy-P​L​CX4m0
 
2021-10-28 12:31:56 PM  
daddy kill the spider.avi
Youtube jd_c0JHbflI
 
2021-10-28 12:32:47 PM  

Psychopusher: My first thought was, "Who the hell would have a child singing an old nursery rhyme as their burglar alarm?"

My second thought was, "Actually, that's probably well creepy enough to be pretty effective."  I mean, if I was of a mind to break into a place and I suddenly heard a little girl's voice singing a creepy nursery rhyme, I'd probably want to scarper my ass out of there right quick, too.


Yep. You follow the sound, fall down a trap door, and suddenly you're in a torture-porn cliché. I don't believe in ghosts, but I do believe in farked-up people
 
2021-10-28 12:49:59 PM  

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I have never been more grateful that I didn't drop acid today.
 
2021-10-28 12:50:10 PM  

Mega Steve: Psychopusher: My first thought was, "Who the hell would have a child singing an old nursery rhyme as their burglar alarm?"

My second thought was, "Actually, that's probably well creepy enough to be pretty effective."  I mean, if I was of a mind to break into a place and I suddenly heard a little girl's voice singing a creepy nursery rhyme, I'd probably want to scarper my ass out of there right quick, too.

Yep. You follow the sound, fall down a trap door, and suddenly you're in a torture-porn cliché. I don't believe in ghosts, but I do believe in farked-up people


True.  I don't believe in ghosts either, but I also consider a quote from Scully on an X-Files episode from 25 years ago: "Nothing works in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it."  And is the bits that we don't know that keep my mind open to the possibility that there may, in fact, still be creepy-ass shiat we can't yet explain, so I'mma just assume this creepy ass little girl singing is a prelude to me getting inexplicably vivisected and get my ass the hell outta here.
 
2021-10-28 1:11:56 PM  
The only way to listen to nursery rhymes:

Korn - Shoots and Ladders (Official Video)
Youtube ZU2k-U2Ze0o
 
2021-10-28 1:15:43 PM  
"The old man is snoring" is ageist, sexist and ableist. Highly problematic.
 
2021-10-28 1:32:14 PM  
Can't even shout,
can't even cry,
the Gentlemen are coming by,
looking in windows,
knocking on doors,
they need to take seven and they might take yours,
can't call your mom,
can't say a word,
you're going to die screaming but you won't be heard.
 
2021-10-28 2:05:39 PM  

dittybopper: oldfarthenry: What kinda mirco-nutted person is scared of children's music?
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
*defecates & runs away*

No, seriously:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tVV4h38w​nMI]


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2021-10-28 3:21:39 PM  
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet
Eating curds and whey
Along came a spider
And sat down beside her
And chanted

Boys and girls
Come out to plaaaaaaaaaaay!

(Your scariest nursery rhyme here)
 
2021-10-28 3:22:38 PM  
There's a German word for this sort of thing:  unheimlich

It means un-home-like (uncanny) and also home-like IIRC.

German homes are terrifying.
 
2021-10-28 3:27:40 PM  
-- Freud will take issue with both of these propositions.

-- Study of the German words, heimlich and unheimlich (canny/homey; uncanny/unhomey).

heimlich, first definition = I, a: belonging to the house; friendly; familiar; I, b: tame (as in animals); I, c: intimate, comfortable; i.e: secure, domestic(ated), hospitable.

heimlich, second definition = concealed, secret, withheld from sight and from others; secretive, deceitful = private.

-- Note the dialectic of these meanings, summarized on p. 200: what from the perspective of the one who is "at home" is familiar, is to the outsider, the stranger, the very definition of the unfamiliar, the secretive, the impenetrable.

-- The term heimlich embodies the dialectic of "privacy" and "intimacy" that is inherent in bourgeois ideology. Therefore Freud can associate it with the "private parts," the parts of the body that are the most "intimate" and that are simultaneously those parts subject to the most concealment (see p. 200). However, in Freud's understanding the "heimlich" will also be something that is concealed from the self.

unheimlich: as the negation of heimlich, this word usually only applies to the first set of meanings listed above:

unheimlich I = unhomey, unfamiliar, untame, uncomfortable = eerie, weird, etc.

unheimlich II (the less common variant) = unconcealed, unsecret; what is made known; what is supposed to be kept secret but is inadvertently revealed.

-- Note the implicit connection of this notion of the unheimlich to Freud's concept of "parapraxis," the inadvertent slip of the tongue that reveals a hidden truth. Schelling's definition (p. 199): "Unheimlich is the name for everything that ought to have remained secret and hidden but has come to light." Unheimlich thus becomes a kind of unwilling, mistaken self-exposure. In psychoanalytic terms, it provides a surprising and unexpected self-revelation.
Freud concentrates on the unusual semantics of these 2 terms:
heimlich I = known, familiar; unheimlich I = unknown, unfamiliar
heimlich II = secret, unknown; unheimlich II = revealed, uncovered
For a diagram of the complex semantic dynamics and oppositions Freud associates with these terms, click here.

The word heimlich thus has a meaning that overlaps with its opposite, unheimlich; the semantics of this word come full circle.

-- Freud's thesis: unheimlich, the uncanny = revelation of what is private and concealed, of what is hidden; hidden not only from others, but also from the self.

In Freudian terminology: the uncanny is the mark of the return of the repressed. (See "Uncanny" 217)


https://courses.washington.edu/freudl​i​t/Uncanny.Notes.html
 
2021-10-28 8:26:27 PM  
Hang on.

The town was hearing a nursery rhyme on and off for over a year.

It was reported to media that they were hearing this nursery rhyme, it was a known thing in the community.

It was the same nursery rhyme used by this estate.

And no one at the estate made the connection the whole time? The only spirits I suspect are ones in the management's morning coffee.
 
2021-10-28 9:05:39 PM  
The Spiderman is having you for dinner tonight
 
2021-10-29 4:54:41 PM  

Khryswhy: One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, grab your crucifix.
Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. 
Nine, ten, never sleep again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qy-PL​CX4m0


Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man.
 
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