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New phone commercial with a tarantula

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by MrDeranged, May 22, 2011.

  1. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

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    {D{D{D{D Second time in two days I've had to clean coffee off my keyboard...

    Back in my phobic days, I just allowed spiders a wide berth. I don't remember ever shrieking, squealing, stomping, etc. Though I did run out the back door nearly nekkid early one morning (c. 1977) after encountering a 'massive' Tarantuzilla in my bathroom sink... (~2" wolf spider). That episode prompted me to get my first T. :)

    I have it on good authority that my sister AND her very large, very er... 'masculine' husband waited outside their home for a couple hours one day waiting for a neighbor to get home to get the little spider off of their cathedral ceiling...
     
  2. MrDeranged

    MrDeranged He Who Rules Staff Member

    Had to happen sooner or later. ;)

    Expect more in the future :)









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  3. captmarga

    captmarga Arachnobaron

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    All the more hilarious to me, as on Sunday I watched a co-worker actually begin crying because there was a jumping spider (P. audax) on the wooden railing beside her...

    When people are afraid, they are truly afraid.

    I'm a girl and I love my Ts. Silly people.

    Marga
     
  4. Amazing. {D
     
  5. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    Interesting.
     
  6. MrCrackerpants

    MrCrackerpants Arachnoprince

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  7. OphidianDelight

    OphidianDelight Arachnoknight

    A picture of Lady Gaga would make me respond the same way as the redhead.
     
  8. Shorty

    Shorty Arachnopeon

    it always amuses me how people really are afraid of spiders when i truly them as if there were cats or dogs. i guess ill never understand peoples fears
     
  9. SNAFU

    SNAFU Arachnobaron

    "Ahh dude, you so owe me a new phone."_____"Idiot."
     
  10. PitViper

    PitViper Arachnoknight

    Lmao, someone where I work told me about this commercial a couple days ago and I haven't seen it until now, funny thing is I have had a picture of my B Smithi as the backround on my ipod touch for almost a year now, I'm going to have to be careful what I do with it now.......this commercial might give people ideas.
     
  11. paassatt

    paassatt Arachnoangel

    I'm not sure which limb that is you have tattooed in your avatar, but I'd be on the lookout for someone freaking out and going after the one on your skin and breaking some bones in the process... ;)
     
  12. peskyfish

    peskyfish Arachnopeon

    To 100% honest, that is the commercial that got me thinking about getting back into T's again! I had one a G. rosea years ago and I saw that pic on the phone in the commercial and it got my mind-a-racing! I want another Tarantula! And I did, just got B. boehmei sling and A. versicolor!What phone were they trying to sell again?{D
     
  13. PitViper

    PitViper Arachnoknight

    On my leg and good point, lmao
     
  14. gmrpnk21

    gmrpnk21 Arachnobaron

    Yeah, I was actually annoyed by that commercial more than anything. The moron couldn't tell it was a phone? I know one guy that would owe me a phone, and a chick I would dump for being STUPID.
     
  15. Introvertebrate

    Introvertebrate Arachnodemon

  16. killy

    killy Arachnoknight

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    What I like most about this ad is that it is a beautiful spoof of the knee-jerk, irrational fear humans (present company excluded, of course) have of tarantulas. It's almost as good as the "spider-in-the-bathroom" scene from Annie Hall {D{D No tarantulas were harmed in this ad, but a couple of humans sure came off looking pretty silly. The sad part of it is, these are fictional characters, but the motivation is all too real.
     
  17. Introvertebrate

    Introvertebrate Arachnodemon

    ..............or the lobsters on the kitchen floor. :D
     
  18. paassatt

    paassatt Arachnoangel

    Then you try to explain to them that the fear is completely irrational and baseless, and you get looked at like you're the crazy one. :rolleyes:
     
  19. insanejuggalo66

    insanejuggalo66 Arachnopeon


    i hate wasps but this commercial was hilarious when i saw it was a smithii