sic ’em Rex


image by Angelique Caplette

Most people are familiar with the term arachnophobia. As I mentioned recently, we have some enormous spiders here in australia who often come indoors, even at the Gimcrack. Luckily it’s not my job to take care of them there, my fear of spiders is legendary.


So I find it surprising that there are people who become sexually excited by having a spider run over them. and stranger still,  it’s usually those who also identify as arachnophobes. For them, the adrenaline rush that is achieved by the proximity of a spider is intensified if combined with the same fear that is common to the rest of us.

So while this philia relates specifically to spiders it did remind me of an old Australian ad for Antz Pants

( if you don’t know what the title refers to, you definitely need to click on the link and watch the video)


Published in: on February 1, 2009 at 8:17 am  Comments (25)  

pushing and puffing and heaving in heaven

nursemyra is having problems uploading images on wordpress again. in the meantime I have learned how to upload videos so here’s one I’d like to share with you. if you haven’t heard of Flight of the Conchords they are the funniest thing to come out of new zealand ever. I am addicted to their half hour show on HBO but even without the visual antics their songs still make me laugh. here is their latest about angels doin’ it in heaven…..

another Conchord clip here


Published in: on June 3, 2008 at 10:13 am  Comments (20)  

picture perfect puss

I don’t usually post videos but this one goes so perfectly with my fear of beaver fever

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 9:40 am  Comments (8)