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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 10:39 AM Aug 2015

In case any of you just heard my bloodcurdling scream

I was getting dressed. I took off my robe and tossed it on the bed and a wolf spider ran out from under my robe. It scampered off under my bed.

You'll have to excuse me now; I have to burn down the house.

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In case any of you just heard my bloodcurdling scream (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 OP
Are you going to burn it down before or after you finish getting dressed? In_The_Wind Aug 2015 #1
Let's just say Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #2
Spiderlings disperse aerially and consequently wolf spiders have wide distributions. antiquie Aug 2015 #3
You know what else can be dispersed aerially with wide distribution? Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #4
Napalm 'em antiquie Aug 2015 #7
Nuke the fuckers. Cute little face my ass. underahedgerow Aug 2015 #12
aaawww, I was all for torching your place until I looked at that sad little face magical thyme Aug 2015 #6
"ugly nekkid screeching human" Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #8
"Too pink! Too pink!" * LiberalEsto Aug 2015 #11
Squeee! Enthusiast Aug 2015 #9
Sounds like you need a professional... PoliticAverse Aug 2015 #5
I like this image sharp_stick Aug 2015 #10
Why not just get him his own robe? pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #13
I have to say it...... MicaelS Aug 2015 #14
I dunno. I've never posted pics like this before but if you insist -- Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #15
I am going to alert on this thread. redwitch Aug 2015 #16
Of course, everything is bigger in Texas. MicaelS Aug 2015 #17
You're costing me time away from work here... discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2015 #18
Just for you -- 1222'13.32"N, 2319'20.18"E. Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #19
Words fail me discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2015 #20
HO Arugula Latte Aug 2015 #21
I want to believe Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #23
Gah!!! Arugula Latte Aug 2015 #24
Perhaps this will make you feel better about spiders... Xipe Totec Aug 2015 #22
Betcha it won't. Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #27
The Carolina wolf spide is the Official State Spider of South Carolina. mackerel Aug 2015 #25
Then we will just have to burn South Carolina as well. Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #26
Absolutely reasonable position. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone mackerel Aug 2015 #28
Dude! - I feel your pain (I'll get the marshmellows....) nt jonno99 Aug 2015 #29
I believe the phrase "KILL IT WITH FIRE!" was coined for just such occasions. n/t nomorenomore08 Aug 2015 #30
cultural depiction of spiders: niyad Aug 2015 #31

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
2. Let's just say
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 10:49 AM
Aug 2015

Lover Boy's consolation to having the house burned down is he gets to come home tonight and find me half naked.

underahedgerow

(1,232 posts)
12. Nuke the fuckers. Cute little face my ass.
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 03:06 PM
Aug 2015

Here's a lighter and 10 cans of gas. Burn that shit to the ground.

Flame throwers, that would be cool.

 

magical thyme

(14,881 posts)
6. aaawww, I was all for torching your place until I looked at that sad little face
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 11:15 AM
Aug 2015

Poor spider looks like the ugly nekkid screeching human scared it half to death!

 

LiberalEsto

(22,845 posts)
11. "Too pink! Too pink!" *
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:20 PM
Aug 2015

* remark by a commander of the cockroach army on beholding the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in a long-ago comic book by Gilbert Shelton.

Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)
9. Squeee!
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 11:43 AM
Aug 2015

I kid. I like to scrunch that variety. Just like Garfield.

I've seen them several times with 100s of babies tightly packed on the female's abdomen. No, the babies were not cute.

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
15. I dunno. I've never posted pics like this before but if you insist --
Sat Aug 8, 2015, 08:13 AM
Aug 2015



Can't say as I understand your interest but different strokes for different folks, I suppose.

MicaelS

(8,747 posts)
17. Of course, everything is bigger in Texas.
Sat Aug 8, 2015, 09:35 AM
Aug 2015
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/07/31/spider-webs-take-over-part-of-rowlett-park/

ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) – There are spider webs as far as the eye can see in a Rowlett park.

The rare, widespread sticky mess is covering dozens of trees thanks to a colony of spiders getting to work in Lakeside Park South.

Experts say the spiders are harmless and actually helping out the ecology. The last time this happened in North Texas was in 2007 according to the Rowlett Parks and Recreation Director.

discntnt_irny_srcsm

(18,506 posts)
18. You're costing me time away from work here...
Sat Aug 8, 2015, 09:51 AM
Aug 2015

...so please be considerate. I'll need some latitude and longitude data along with the time of the fire and your direction relative to the blaze. It's going to take a bit for me to find archived footage from yesterday and to determine which of these programs actually covers the area:
CORONA, ARGON, LANYARD, GRAB, POPPY, GAMBIT, HEXAGON or QUILL. Those NRO folk work diligently at misdirection.

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
23. I want to believe
Sat Aug 8, 2015, 09:16 PM
Aug 2015

It had been on the bed and I just didn't see it but that's because I'm trying very hard to convince myself that it did NOT ride out of the bathroom on the back of my robe.

By the way, I haven't seen the damned thing since -- which is even more unsettling.

mackerel

(4,412 posts)
25. The Carolina wolf spide is the Official State Spider of South Carolina.
Sat Aug 8, 2015, 11:47 PM
Aug 2015

South Carolina is the only U.S. state that recognizes a state spider. (Tnx wiki)

niyad

(115,898 posts)
31. cultural depiction of spiders:
Mon Aug 10, 2015, 11:47 AM
Aug 2015

Cultural depictions of spiders
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Giant spider" redirects here. For the cryptozoological spider of Africa, see Jba Fofi.
Pre-Columbian spider image from a conch shell gorget at the Great Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma

Throughout history, there have been many cultural depictions of spiders in popular culture, mythology and in symbolism. From Greek mythology to African folklore, the spider has been used in human culture to represent many varied things, and endures into the present day with characters such as Shelob from The Lord of the Rings and Spider-Man from the eponymous comic series. The spider has symbolized patience and persistence due to its hunting technique of setting webs and waiting for its prey to become ensnared. It is also a symbol of mischief and malice for its toxic venom and the slow death it causes, which is often seen as a curse.[1] In addition, the spider has inspired creations from an ancient geoglyph to a modern steam-punk spectacle.

Although not all spiders spin webs to hunt prey, numerous cultures attribute this ability with the origin of spinning, textile weaving, basketry, knotwork and net making. Web-spinning has also associated the spider with creation myths because they seemingly can secrete their own artistic worlds.[2] Spiders have been the focus of fears, stories and mythologies of various cultures for centuries.[3] Philosophers often use the spider's web as a metaphor or analogy; and today, terms such as the Internet or World Wide Web evoke the inter-connectivity of a spider web.[4]

. . . .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_spiders

The symbolic spider that wove its way through history

The spider is an ancient and powerful symbol found round the globe, and have always elicited a wide range of emotions in people: fear, disgust, panic, and sometimes curiosity and appreciation. This broad spectrum of impressions has influenced origin myths, legends, art, literature, music, architecture, and technology throughout history.

Certainly an enigmatic symbol, the spider has different meanings and purposes according to different cultures. Arachnids and their webs embody many traits and interpretations, including resourcefulness, creation and destruction, cunning, deception, intrigue, the feminine, wisdom, fortune, patience, and death.

Read more: http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/symbolic-spider-wove-its-way-through-history-002215#ixzz3iQZG4VFX

Native American Spider Mythology

Spiders play important roles in the mythology of many Native American tribes. In Southwestern tribes, spiders are associated with the culturally important art of weaving, and wise spider goddesses give their assistance to the people as culture heroes.

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http://www.native-languages.org/legends-spider.htm

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