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Beware .....The spiders are getting bigger !

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ron Goldstein, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I quite like spiders

    I find the hairs get stuck in my teeth:
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  2. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Why are people scared of spiders?
    I never get it; if we lived in the lands of the Camel-spider I could maybe understand it, but every British Spider I ever met was either smaller than my boot or easily picked up and moved elsewhere if persistently annoying.

    I used to know an RAF EOD chap that would spend his working day cheerfully removing 90 year old Mustard gas shells, or driving landrovers full of cooking off ammunition, but would scream like a small girl if a Spider scuttled near him.

    All most peculiar.
    Inherited fear? As everyone I know that's scared of 'em also has parents that freak out at the sight of eight legs.
    Adam, I wish I could answer your query. I have had the (irrational) fear of spiders for as long as I can remember with out a clue as to what or why? If they're outdoors it's not a problem, even in the house as long as they stay on the ceiling or high up on the wall then there's no problem. But my irrational fear kicks in as soon as they (spiders) enter MY comfort zone ie: the floor, table, etc.

    Hopefully there is a 'spider removal' person like Smudger Jnr on hand to counter the threat. If not, then I'm afraid it's the phone book for the beastie. And just in case dropping the equivelent of a row of terraced houses on the beast was'nt enough, I'll stamp on the phone book... Just to make sure!

    Oh! And for those unafraid of the eight legged freaks... It is NOT funny to pick one up and pretend to throw it at the likes of myself!!!! :mad:
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Oh! And for those unafraid of the eight legged freaks... It is NOT funny to pick one up and pretend to throw it at the likes of myself!!!! :mad:

    Quite right.
    Pretending is wrong, actually doing it is far more amusing. :unsure:
     
  4. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Quite right.
    Pretending is wrong, actually doing it is far more amusing. :unsure:
    Remind me never to make you the offical spider removal person!!! :lol:
     
  5. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    AAWWWW!... Just look at his cute wee face:

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    He's not bad, just misunderstood! Learn to love him (or her - but watch out!):D

    Tom.
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    And now, the traditional attempt to insert a mild touch of Military history into unrelated threads:
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    An Avro 531 Spider... apparently.
    But no sign of it's increasing in size.
     
  7. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    "Help me....help me !" :)
     
  8. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    And now, the traditional attempt to insert a mild touch of Military history into unrelated threads

    Boo! Spoilsport!:D
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    and one for vP
     

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  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Adam
    And now, the traditional attempt to insert a mild touch of Military history into unrelated threads:


    And now the traditional attempt to pull the thread back to it's original title..........

    After certain some forum member's have revealed that I can't distinguish between a spiders arse and it's eyeballs I am forced to punish the same members by showing (once again) one of my granddaughters handling a tarantula :)
     

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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It's a new reverse twist to taking the 'proper' threads off track.
    Spamming chat with Military history :D.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=36328&d=1284331821
    That's not a Spider, it's a Skeleton.
    Amazingly enough, never to pass the prototype stage... imagine that.
     
  12. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Please tell me she's on happy mushrooms and imagining she's holding a bonsai.

    Time to go to bed and I don't think I'll sleep properly tonight. Yuck!
     
  13. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Adam


    And now the traditional attempt to pull the thread back to it's original title..........

    After certain some forum member's have revealed that I can't distinguish between a spiders arse and it's eyeballs I am forced to punish the same members by showing (once again) one of my granddaughters handling a tarantula :)

    What a very pretty girl....and your granddaughter is very lovely too!;)

    Only kidding!
    Ron you have unleashed a bit of a monster with this thread!
    Best regards,
    Tom.
     
  14. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    The only spider that's allowed in our place is the one parked in the garage - as for the rest, if my spider removal person doesn't get them quick enough they get the spray, phone book, and bottom of my shoe (all of the above but not necessarily in that order). Then my spider removal person has to get rid of what's left while I make a run for it! :D
     
  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  16. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Who couldn't love this little guy?:

    [​IMG]

    Tom.
     
  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  18. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Back, for the moment, on spiders ..........................

    The reason I took the pictures in the first place was because one of my son-in-laws had been discussing with me only the day before about the remarkable way they manage to attach a line from a bush to another object some distance away by literally throwing themselves into space and allowing the wind to help them reach their "target".

    Have a look at this pic.

    The middle bush on the right (as you enlarge it note the web filament) was at least six feet away from the front of the car where she finally made her web.

    Now you can get back to your spider aircraft :p

    Ron
     

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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  20. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    When we went to America one of the chaps hooked up with an American girl. (That she later turned out to be a drug dealing, married, psychotic half native American is another story.) He went round to hers for fun and frolics and came back with some tiny bites on his right hand side, I glanced and told him to go to the doc immediately - seeing tell tale signs of major infection.

    He manned up to it, didn't go and a day and a half rushed there as his skin started going black and basically rotting off.

    Moral of the story?

    "Kill them! Kill them all!" Preferably to the Starship Troopers soundtrack.
     

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