Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Listen, I need a cool way to kill people. Don't worry, for my script.



I'm really enjoying Kevin Smith's SModcast, many thanks to MacGuffin for recommending it. I'm working back through the older ones, and though I haven't gotten very far (they are about an hour each and my commute isn't that horrid), I should share one of the more recent treasures.

Apparently, Kevin Smith had never heard of a brown recluse. And really, growing up in New Jersey, this may not be as weird as it sounds (to me, a Texan). Well, there appears to be a You Tube clip running around, and it disturbed the ever-living-hell out of Kevin Smith. He watched it around 10pm, I believe he said, and didn't go to bed until 4am. It was the second day of his diet, which he promptly threw out in the belief that life is too short. Honestly, I didn't think the clip was that bad, thought having said that, it is incredibly disgusting. Don't bother clicking on Norithy's Spider Bite unless A) you are not eating and don't plan to in the near future and B) you have an iron stomach. Somehow, this gentleman seems to have been bitten on his face. (And you know, I saw far worse bites while looking for a picture of our spider friend up there).

And this is what a brown recluse spider bite will do!

I did look up poisonous spiders, as there was a discussion as to how many kinds of spiders are actually poisonous (the podcasters were suggesting something like three...three types in the US maybe, but I always think of Australia as scary spider land after watching a PBS special. And according to Wiki, Brazil has the most poisonous bastards of all. And they wander, too).

5 comments:

Veloute said...

Holy shit, I want to squish it on my screen.

Skylers Dad said...

There are a bunch of nasty ones in South America, I remember a Jeopardy episode that one contestant was paralyzed from the waist down. He was a National Geo photographer, and had one drop from a tree onto his neck. He woke up 9 days later in a hospital in LA, hasn't been able to move his legs since!

MacGuffin said...

There goes my trip to Brazil!

Ellen Aim said...

Vel: I have fingerprints on my screen, but I think it's from squishing gnats. (I type in the dark).

Skyler'sD: Holy shit! Jesus that sucks! I hope he won on Jeopardy...

MacG: Dude, me too. (I was actually a little curious about Brazil before, but convincing D NOW would be futile, as he does read this blog from time to time).

Al said...

The clip wasn't that bad? Christ on a bike E, wtf rates as "bad" in your book!
Wait until you get to the SModcast with a chat about drinking pee from a public urinal, and laying a log in someone's mouth for kicks...
Probably passes as wholesome fun in your house....you weirdo.
;)