Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Spiders = cool

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070718/ap_on_fe_st/odd_lifesaver_spiders_1

I don't kill the spiders in my home.  I don't particular care for their creepiness, but I won't kill them because I perceive them to be useful in keeping the other bugs in check.  Also, they make an effort to stay out of my way.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 18th, 2007 4:33pm
Amazing you should say that.  I just yesterday saw a comedy routine done by Ellen Degeneres, and she did a whole schtick on not killing spiders.

Timing is amazing.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 18th, 2007 4:35pm
Lesbians love spiders?

I think they fake it because they don't have a man around to kill 'em.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 4:37pm
Plus Charlotte's Web!  Who could kill a spider after that.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 18th, 2007 4:38pm
"I think they fake it because they don't have a man around to kill 'em."

Heh.  Yeah.  I'm going to admit I squeal and get my SO to kill the creepiest ones.  It is more hilarious because I'm kind of the "top" in the relationship.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 18th, 2007 4:39pm
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Um, Charlotte died, you know that, right?  She wasn't killed, she just got old and died at the end of the season.

Yeah, my mother read me that story when I was around 6, and I couldn't BELIEVE it when Charlotte died.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 18th, 2007 4:40pm
Rowling put Charlotte into her new book? Fabulously post-modern.
Permalink Send private email pavel ignorovich 
July 18th, 2007 4:44pm
I don't think spiders live very long.

Spiders are kinda cool. Snakes bother me. Mostly because I have a repetitive dream where I'm close to a creek and suddenly there are thousands of them everywhere.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 4:44pm
I was running on a treadmill facing a window and this kid walked by with a brown and black snake wrapped around his neck.

The reactions of people on the street made a great show.

Why can't the world just be on display, always, for my personal entertainment.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 18th, 2007 4:48pm
Anything that eats bugs is OK by me.
Permalink LeftWingPharisee 
July 18th, 2007 4:56pm
"Why can't the world just be on display, always, for my personal entertainment."

Awesome.  I've gotta remember this line.
Permalink the great purple 
July 18th, 2007 5:09pm
I like snakes and spiders. Both eat things that otherwise would trouble my garden.
Permalink Practical Economtst 
July 18th, 2007 5:14pm
Last night I pulled a 1L carton of chocolate milk out of the fridge and threw my head back for a chug (I don't normal do this, and I don't let it touch my lips. I was really bloody hot and there were no other options), my eyes gazing up at about 50 tiny little spiders walking on my ceiling. It seems that a mommy laid eggs in the light fixture and the babies were all launching.

Sadly, most didn't make it. At least the ones I saw.

I have no problem at all with spiders, and free all sorts of insects from my house, however tiny little baby spiders are a little too fragile, and I couldn't just let them parachute all over my counters and stove and such.
Permalink DF 
July 18th, 2007 5:24pm
For a while there, we had a snake living in a small space under our front door landing.  He would come out and warm himself in the sun, in the flower bed next to the landing.

The problem was, he kind of looked like a copperhead snake.  Now, there's several species of snake that are basically brown, with tan symbols on their backs.  King snakes, Corn snakes, and Copperheads.

I never could determine what kind he was, and so left him alone.  Eventually, the suspense got to me (not to mention, snake venom is kind of damaging to you, even if it doesn't kill you) so I determined I had to kill him.  So I got my axe, and went looking for him.

Now, I also knew that most people get bitten by snakes while they're trying to kill them -- usually if you leave the thing alone, it will leave you alone.  And the brown snake DID pretty much leave us alone, retreating into its lair should anybody approach it.  So I didn't really WANT to have to kill him.

Fortunately, I couldn't find him, winter came, and he disappeared.  This spring, he didn't return, so I haven't had to kill any snakes, nor 'fear the copperhead'.  But I agree -- most snakes are quite harmless, and eat mice and other vermin.  For a while there we had a Black Snake running around -- these are non-poisenous, and I didn't mind him at all.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 18th, 2007 5:28pm
So you wrote all that to say you saw a snake and didn't kill it.

I must be slap happy.  Everything is funny today.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 18th, 2007 8:44pm
See, I have this very dry, ironic wit.  It's not often that people get it.  Well done.
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July 18th, 2007 10:40pm

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