real_headhoncho: You know what are really scary?Spider Clowns.
Raptavio: They named the spider Hermione.WTF, they went with a Harry Potter name and it's not Aragog?
ciberido: real_headhoncho: You know what are really scary?Spider Clowns.You asked for it.
pxlboy: Bondith: Giant, hairy spiders give me the willies. Even though I rationally know they're harmless and aren't going to attack me, the part of my brain that's still on the African savannah refuses to listen.Yes.
Mock26: I love spiders, but in my home my actions towards spiders are governed by The Arachnid Accords of 2007.1. You are not welcome in my home. If I find you I will capture you and escort you outside.1a. Exception: If I find you in the bathroom I reserve the right to kill you.*1b. During winter you will be relocated to the basement.**2. Do not move towards me in a manner that is threatening or that may surprise me. My reflexes may kick in and you will die.(Example: dropping down from the ceiling right in front of me, coming up over the edge of the table when I am eating).3. No egg sacs. No babies. Both will be destroyed.4. My cats have refused to sign the accords. If you see a cat you are on your own.Treaty signed January 1, 2007* Amended March 2008* Accord update, agreed upon December 2009, effective only so long as outdoor temperatures average below 40-degrees.
redmid17: parasol: lostcat:The theory of genetic memory suggests that people who had a genetic predisposition to be freaked out by arachnids (if such a genetic predisposition could exist) would survive longer and pass their genes on more frequently.According to that theory, people who don't have a fear of spiders are genetic mutants. What a crappy mutant power to have. "Oh, um...I'm not freaked out by spiders."Hah!My mutant power - that manifests itself as comfort around arachnids - helped me procreate by impressing the hell out of the sire of my children!Two genetically normal people would be too busy clutching the sheets and peering around a brightly lit environment, scanning for "omg! spider" to reproduceneener, neenerThere's a difference between comfort around spiders and being able to smash them. I don't like spiders. I think they are creepy, and I had 2 rats as pets growing up. Even though I don't like spiders, I dislike them in my apartment even more. They are indiscriminately smashed and flushed, along with the house centipedes that were *everywhere* at my old apartment.
jst3p: 400 babies? That's a whole lot of episodes of Maury.[img.fark.net image 258x196]
mbillips: johnny_vegas: mbillips: If you're actually phobic, recognize that this is YOUR failing, and don't indulge it.Phobias, how do they work?The appropriate response to fear is courage, not squealing and running like a little girl. I'm not saying you're not actually terrified, I'm just saying you don't have to act on your terror. Suck it up. I had a panic attack once while visiting a cave (forgot I get claustrophobia in caves). I turned pale, sweated, breathed fast and shallow, and went on with the tour. Nobody but my wife knew I was phobic.
ciberido: Katolu: Sorry, arachnophiles, but I'm using a can of WD40 and a lighter. And maybe a BFG9000.[static.fjcdn.com image 460x358]How can you want to hurt something so adorable?
jst3p: Colleague Rachel Agnew added to the Evening Standard: "When we dropped her off, she was alive and apparently quite feisty."They gave her some water and her rather unexpected journey had apparently caused her no harm."Isn't there some danger in releasing them into a foreign eco-system?[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x240]
pyrotek85: [static1.fjcdn.com image 500x368]
Uzzah: I'm disappointed in the lack of "nope" .gifs thus far. Apparently, and the arachnophobes are sleeping in today, giving spiders the opportunity to nest in their ear canals.
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