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#174251 - 09/08/2003 02:45 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5860
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
My God, what have I done by starting this thread?

Indeed Mr Fabris, what have you done. Despite the fact that I'm in the UK where none of this stuff can get at me I am completely creeped out by reading this thread. But of course I can't stop myself from coming back to see what is new.

I think you should pay penance by changing your tag from "FAQ Master" to "Bringer of stories of doom and creepiness"...

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#174252 - 09/08/2003 04:02 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: muzza]
Phil.
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2485
Reading a bit about it, antibiotics and steroids don't do anything to treat the initial bite or poison. It just helps prevent secondary infections. That guys probably been to a doctor and got the best treatment available.

Note my previous fear of being bitten on the genitals! It'd turn black and drop off!

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#174253 - 09/08/2003 07:40 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14257
Loc: Canada
I'm told that certain species of animals down there can have up to six assholes.

I was somehow under the impression that Howard's cabinet was larger than that.

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#174254 - 09/08/2003 09:11 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Phil.]
music
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Registered: 25/06/2002
Posts: 456
Note my previous fear of being bitten on the genitals!

This one time, at boy scout camp....
Yep, one kid got sent home due to such an unfortunate encounter with a black widow while in the latrine. The story goes that he came out screaming and that he told the first aid people "please don't amputate!"

Of course, I didn't see the event (the kid wasn't in my troop) and I expect the story was much embellished. In fact it might even be an urban legend (or rather rural legend). But I'm sure it must have happened to someone at some point.


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#174255 - 09/08/2003 16:15 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: mlord]
muzza
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Registered: 21/07/1999
Posts: 1765
Loc: Brisbane, Queensland, Australi...
Yes, it is. But between them there are only six assholes. -- besides, Bush has a permanent hold on Howards.

"who's go the assholes today then?"
"Oooh, I think it's Downer, Howard, Costello, Reith, Ruddock's interstate and hasn't been able to return his to the ass-pool, and Vanstone needed it for a speech at a student rally."
"Hmm, do you think we could get some more assholes made"
"I'm afraid not sir, we used to have a whole basket of them, nearly enough for everyone, but there was some 'nastyness' left on some and we didn't want those back"
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#174256 - 11/08/2003 10:31 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: music]
RobotCaleb
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Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
Hundreds of crickets covered the marble lobby floor. The parking lot seemed to be alive and moving. As you drove out you could hear the disgusting sound of many crickets crunching under your wheels

similar experience in wisconsin. i as walking through beloit one night with some friends. the van we were road tripping in broke down on i-90 and we spent the night on the street. about 2 in the morning we took a walk downtown and noticed a brown sidewalk. we walked over to take a look and it was thousands of bugs. crickets maybe. the wierdest thing was that they only would sit on the sidewalk where there was light. under every street lamp there was a ring of crickets. you wouldnt find one outside of the light ring. the coolest thing was : you could get a running start and slide from one end of the light ring to the other on bug juice.

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#174257 - 11/08/2003 10:57 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: RobotCaleb]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1302
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
My version was the time I had a flat tire on a motorcycle up in Lapland. As I swerved around and stopped on the side of the road, I could see a huge black cloud rising from the swamplands. Turned out that cloud was midgets.... Kept my full-face helmet on while fixing the tyre....

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#174258 - 11/08/2003 11:00 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: julf]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31374
Loc: Seattle, WA
Turned out that cloud was midgets....
What a frightening, eerie sight it must have been!

...

...

Oh, you meant midges...
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#174259 - 11/08/2003 11:03 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1302
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ouch...

I can only blame the heat wave...

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#174260 - 11/08/2003 18:05 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: julf]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5475
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
stopped on the side of the road, I could see a huge black cloud rising from the swamplands. Turned out that cloud was midgets....

Road wasn't surfaced with yellow bricks, by any chance?

tanstaafl.
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#174261 - 11/08/2003 19:10 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tanstaafl.]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31374
Loc: Seattle, WA


Day-yam, I KNEW there was a good joke in there somewhere, I just didn't see it.
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#174262 - 12/08/2003 07:06 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
What a frightening, eerie sight it must have been

Julf in a full face helmet, or the swarm of midges?
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#174263 - 12/08/2003 07:11 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Phil.]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
God only knows whats colonising at the bottom of the garden.

More likely to be didecoys than insects in the UK!
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#174264 - 12/08/2003 11:41 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
mwest
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Registered: 01/05/2003
Posts: 768
Loc: Ada, Oklahoma
Man, I've missed you guys... That's the first time I've had to explain why I spit Dr. Pepper on my screen in two months.
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#174265 - 12/08/2003 11:55 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: mwest]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31374
Loc: Seattle, WA
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#174266 - 13/08/2003 09:53 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
trs24
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Registered: 20/03/2002
Posts: 729
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
So, I had "that feeling" last night. First it was a tingle on the back of my neck. Then, across my cheek. Then AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! FRICKING SPIDER!!!

I threw the spider across the room. Then I was up for ever freaking out at everything that even brushed my skin, thinking of those wolf spiders that go *thump* in the night that PCA was talking about, and trying to get the image out of my head of that disgusting brown recluse bite. This thread will be the death of me.

- trs
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#174267 - 13/08/2003 09:56 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: trs24]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31374
Loc: Seattle, WA
Welcome to my hell.

(At least I never followed the links to the brown recluse bite. )
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#174268 - 13/08/2003 12:12 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
Ezekiel
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Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
I've never had that feeling, but I did experience a new one when the lovely little critter in the attached photo announced that I was about to step on her (him?) on a hike Monday on Tongue Mt. in NY (Lake George).

Very polite that rattle, all poisonous snakes should have one. She was about 4 1/2 feet and has 15 bands on her rattle. Eastern Timber Rattler.

-Zeke


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#174269 - 13/08/2003 12:15 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Ezekiel]
Ezekiel
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Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
Bah. 1 lousy K over!


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#174270 - 13/08/2003 12:16 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Ezekiel]
phi144
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Registered: 15/02/2002
Posts: 314
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Lake George! My old summer stomping ground.
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#174271 - 13/08/2003 12:27 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Ezekiel]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31374
Loc: Seattle, WA
Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?
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#174272 - 13/08/2003 12:48 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
trs24
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Registered: 20/03/2002
Posts: 729
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
Now, Indy...
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#174273 - 13/08/2003 13:08 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
Mach
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Registered: 15/07/2002
Posts: 826
Loc: Texas, USA
While surfing for the appropriate reply of:

Asps, very dangerous...you go first...

I found a link to a story about three 12 year old kids in Mississippi who did a shot by shot re-creation of raiders. Has anyone seen the full movie?

http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2003-05-30/screens_feature4.html

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#174274 - 13/08/2003 13:49 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Mach]
Dignan
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Registered: 08/03/2000
Posts: 12250
Loc: Sterling, VA
Yeah I heard about that. It's supposed to be really good, and I think there's a pettition to include it on the DVDs that are coming out.
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#174275 - 13/08/2003 13:51 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Mach]
DLF
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Registered: 24/07/2003
Posts: 500
Loc: Colorado, N.A.
First I thought "3 12-year-olds" would have to be Gus, Matt & Ben
but then I read the story and I was both humbled and filled with awe.
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#174276 - 13/08/2003 13:56 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: tfabris]
g_attrill
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Registered: 14/04/2002
Posts: 1172
Loc: Hants, UK
(At least I never followed the links to the brown recluse bite. )

Who's going to be first to post an IMG link to the "Day 10" pic in an unrelated thread when he least expects it? >:->

Gareth

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#174277 - 13/08/2003 13:59 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: g_attrill]
Mach
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Registered: 15/07/2002
Posts: 826
Loc: Texas, USA
Dunno but they better like Terry Jacks

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#174278 - 13/08/2003 14:45 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: Ezekiel]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14257
Loc: Canada
Ah well.. Here's the rattler that I did step on.. you can even sorta see a dent near the head where my boot had landed -- which also explains why this sucker with its 13 rattles didn't just snap up and.. well, you know.

-ml


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#174279 - 13/08/2003 21:15 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: trs24]
muzza
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Registered: 21/07/1999
Posts: 1765
Loc: Brisbane, Queensland, Australi...
Yes, A curse on you Mr Fabris. I had a dream the other night with spiders in it. Not a nightmare, but it was real and intese enough. It involved spiders a bit bigger than large wolf spiders.
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#174280 - 13/08/2003 23:28 Re: Have you ever had that feeling...? [Re: muzza]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31374
Loc: Seattle, WA
Hey, I said I was sorry I started the thread!

Although I was just re-reading it from the top, and the whole run about whales and genitalia had me laughing out loud all over again.
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