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April 30, 2013


Woman cures her fear of spiders - by buying tarantula

(Thanks to Danintustin, who says "Good thing she wasn't afraid of elephants.")


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She hugs it and pets it and calls it "George".

They're not for everybody. Tarantulas are just about as smart as they need to be to eat, so I doubt it plays with the toys.
They can be trained to obey orders. So long as the order is "sit". They can sit for days.
At least she got a girl, I think. It's hard to tell the difference until they're mature and by then, the boys don't have long to live; a year or so.

Good idea. I got over being scared of tall blondes the same way.

If you're spending money on toys, clothes, and furniture for a spider, you may need a hobby. Or therapy.

*snork* at Wiredog. I hear and almost see that in my head, but I can't place it. Warner Bros.?

In "The Abominable Snow Rabbit" (1961), the abominable snowman grabs Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck saying, "I will name him George, and I will hug him, and pet him, and squeeze him" with Mel Blanc doing an unmistakable imitation of Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Lennie.

I scared of bees because they can kill me. I don't intend to adopt a hive.

♫ 'Eight Legs' I shriek!
I lo-o-o-o-ove you....
'Eight Legs' I shriek!
Is not enough to show i'm scared

I'm afraid of aging, talentless, demented country-rock musicians from Michigan, but that doesn't mean I'm getting a Ted Nugent. Besides, they cost too much to feed.

Did she overcome her fear by taking the spider home and dropping a large rock on it?

With or without the curds and whey?

Phew! I can confess now that I am afraid of great wealth. Please send me money so that I can recover. I am particularly afraid of paper bills in smallish denominations...

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