Saturday, September 20, 2008


So there's this news story over at Fark about this huge spider skin found at an oil refinery that's got all the workers there up in arms. Considering that the spider skin is the size of a salad plate and some spiders shed their skin when they get bigger, I'd say they have good cause for concern.

The best thing about Fark is the reader comments. They were particularly eloquent today.

valor_morghulis says:

--"That makes me want to crawl inside myself and weep."


demanton helpfully offers:

--"There's always a spider within ten feet of you. Always."

Heebies. And I'd like some extra jeebies on the side, please.

UnrepentantApostate rejoins:

--"This spider is what I consider one of the most gratuitous creatures in Nature. Twelve inches wide, that's big enough to sit on your face. On top of this, they have hairs on their legs they can shoot at you to irritate your skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.

It's not their venom that's truly worrisome, it's the giant fangs they have. Those hurt.

But what's truly over-the-top grotesque about these things is that they can force air out of their carapace to shriek at you.

Yes, that's right, it's a screaming, dinner-plate-sized, face-spanning spider. That's just gratuitous. "

Because you know, I really needed to visualize that. Thanks, man. I hate you.


Anonymous said...

Man. That's fucked up!
And now I have the heebie-jeebies!

Adams said...

You didn't have to post this, you know. Some of us were blissfully ignorant of this!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if someone left it there as a joke.
One can hope!