November 27, 2020

"A gigantic spider and a car full of young ladies..."

50 comments:

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

OMG that is the scariest thing I'm seen all ...

where did it go?
Why didn't they stop and run away? I had a heart attack on their behalf.

tim in vermont said...

Here’s the male version Oh my gawd Jay! Ho lee shit! Looks like fucking baby whale!

“Oh man, we’re callin’ the Coast Gahd!"

SGT Ted said...

There's never a man around when they need one.

RNB said...

I am going straight to Hell. And Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, and The Notorious RBG will be waiting for me there.

wild chicken said...

Women make each other more hysterical.

My spouse would have just grabbed the spider with a tissue and toss it out.

Joe Smith said...

Not a spider fan, but I find the skinny pale spiders the worst.

The really big ones, like tarantulas, are more like 'regular' animals.

Once I was driving at night and I saw a good-sized spider dropping down from the ceiling, outlined by the light from the windshield.

I couldn't see it once it got to dashboard height so I just flailed around with my hand, hoping it wouldn't land on me...

Shudder...

Original Mike said...

Right-side steering wheel. Australia and a Huntsman spider? Harmless.

NCMoss said...

I immediately thought about how the media reacts when the president golfs.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...
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Sebastian said...

Is that what the NYT newsroom sounded like when the Cotton piece was published?

YoungHegelian said...

Am I the only person who by the end of it was feeling sorry for the spider?

loudogblog said...

That was a pretty big spider. I'd be a little freaked out if I saw it in my car while driving.

D Books said...

I like the driver, just trying to get them to shut up so she can drive the damn car.

Inga said...

Pull over the damn car. Get out, take off a shoe and look for the spider. Kill the spider. Get back in and proceed. Pay attention to the road. Get to the destination safely. My advice to young women.

Bob Boyd said...

Spiders can't hurt you...unless they bite you or something.

Hey Skipper said...

Spider in car, feminism hardest hit.

chuck said...

I want to know if girls screaming is nature or nurture.

mockturtle said...

The poor thing was just trying to find his/her way out. That said, I would have been shrieking, too, but would have at least stopped to let the thing out. Maybe it was just hitching a ride.

Joe Smith said...

"Maybe it was just hitching a ride."

Probably a lot easier with 8 thumbs...

mockturtle said...

The only spiders I kill are house spiders. Putting them outside doesn't do any good because they will come right back in. [And if there's one, you can bet there's another one. We do have tarantulas here but so far none has come into my house. And I'm glad because smashing one would make a helluva mess.

Clyde said...

They'd never make it in Skyrim. That thing's small compared to giant frostbite spiders.

Night said...

I laughed. But that's just me.

Michael K said...

They are obviously too young to have seen "Arachnophobia."

Jesus ! Can it be 30 years? I was watching it as "big bob," the giant spider, was creeping up on the guy, when my beeper, which I had set at "vibrate," went off. I jumped a foot.

Clyde said...

Here's what they look like:

Giant Frostbite Spider

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

They're Australian, they should be used to this sort of thing by now.

Readering said...

And Trump wants this banned?

cronus titan said...

WHen my son was a lifeguard at a large neighborhood pool, he was the only male among 7 lifeguards. Lifeguard table discussions often revolved around feminist theory. One morning, a large mouse ran by their feet and got into the supply shed. Much shrieking ensued. Feminist theory went right out the window and it was my son's duty to trap and get rid of the mouse WITHOUT HURTING IT. He had to catch the mouse, safely trap it and release it into the woods a few hundred yards away to make them stop.

My mother in law grew up on an Arkansas farm. While having a nice dinner in the yard, a huge spider started crawling near the newborn baby. She got up, walked over and picked up the spider, and threw it over the fence while continuing the conversation the entire time like nothing was happening. Damn impressive.

Cheryl said...

Completely accurate. Mom of a 17-year-old girl and I have no doubt she would react that way. For that matter, so would I.

Narr said...

A small spider the size of a large spider!

Spiders generally leave you alone; wasps and the like freak me out a lot more when I'm driving.

Narr
Or anywhere else

RK said...

In a TV show, one woman would've kicked the spider's ass, while another women would've made a snarky remark about men.

rhhardin said...

You can catch spiders with flypaper.

rehajm said...

Once in a while the Geico geckos show up in our tub. It used to freak out the misses now not so much, though I still have to do the wrangling and release...

tim maguire said...

LOL is a common internet acronym, but how often does one actually LOL?

I LOL’d at this video.

JohnG said...

Do spiders have ears? Can they hear the screeching? The windows were open - why didn't the creepy crawler just walk outside?

Lee Moore said...

The spider was big and black, and it fell from the ceiling right down the front of my shirt. The pretty girl walking towards me saw it happen, and though she didn't scream she put on a Major League OMG face. I reached into my shirt, grabbed the spider and threw it out of the window. Pretty girl was seriously impressed.

- wow how brave
- c'mon it was just a spider
- no wow, if it had fallen on me, I don't know, wow
- it was just a spider

And a date ensued. Thanks spidey.

As it happens I'm fairly wussy about spiders myself, but the pretty girl was NEVER gonna be allowed to find that out.

The Godfather said...

There’s a new “Wonder Woman” movie coming out. Would Wonder Woman scream like — well, like “a girl” — over a spider? Come on girls! Have you never heard of child birth? Much less being married for life to a man? Can’t you be as tough as your mother? grandmother?

rehajm said...

You can catch spiders with flypaper

Also geckos...

Roughcoat said...

One of Shelob's evil spawn.

Recite after me: "A Elbereth Gilthoniel. . ."

mockturtle said...

As it happens I'm fairly wussy about spiders myself, but the pretty girl was NEVER gonna be allowed to find that out.

I can relate, Lee. In fifth grade I had a crush on a boy who liked to collect spiders--by hand [no, his name wasn't Renfield and he didn't eat them] so I buried my phobia and joined in. Later we caught garter snakes, which didn't creep me out at all. Still terrified of spiders, though, if they're in my house. If I don't kill them, I'll lie awake all night wondering when/if they are going to crawl into my bed.

mockturtle said...

Oh, rehajm, geckos are sweet.

Roughcoat said...

mockturtle said @6:40 PM: " If I don't kill them, I'll lie awake all night wondering when/if they are going to crawl into my bed."

Actually, they're known to crawl into your open mouth when you're sleeping.

Chew on that for a moment.

Narr said...

In some of my student digs, it was unsafe to sleep with your mouth open--unless you liked cockroaches crawling or falling in. You knew a girl was serious if she came over twice.

OTOH they were cheap and fairly large.

Narr
The apartments, though I guess it's true for the roaches too

Paco Wové said...

Thanks for clearing that up. Thought you might be talking about the girls.

mockturtle said...

Actually, they're known to crawl into your open mouth when you're sleeping.

Chew on that for a moment.


Thanks, roughcoat. I'd rather not. ;-)

Bob said...

Grist for the rhhardin mill. Surprised he didn't take advantage of it.

Narr said...

Paco, good catch. Just testing y'all.

Narr
Walkies. Back later

Terry Ott said...

It’s a Biden Campaignspider. Natural habitat is major urban centers in swing states. If you’re freaked out it’s understandable because the Biden Campaignspider sneaks up quietly, puts his legs in your hair and sniffs and nibbles around your ears and neck. That’s all just a diversion, so don’t scream and run away. Because after you’re out of sight it jumps into the ballot processing machinery and all Hell breaks loose. By morning time it’s gone without a trace.

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Jason said...

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Sam L. said...

What Inga said, except just remove it. After stopping and evacuating the car.