I'm not too proud to admit it: I'm a grown man who's deathly afraid of spiders. It's such a primal fear and revulsion that I swear I can feel my DNA cringe every time I see one of them.
Personally, I blame seeing The Incredible Shrinking Man as a young child and watching that poor sap use a straight pin to battle it out with a big, nasty, hairy...oh, God I can't even finish this sentence.
I accidentally clicked on that thread the other day and caught a teeny glimpse of that spider covered in thousands of squirming baby spiders. That evil image was seared into my brain. The horror, the horror.
Now every time I see Creepy Spider thread on the first page that vision of what Hell and eternal torment is surely like pops up in my mind.
So I'm asking--nay, begging--for the love of all things Holy, please stop posting in that thread. Let it die like all things arachnid should--fast and, preferably, painfully. At the very least, rename it to "Cute Puppy Dogs and Kittens" or something less traumatizing to a big wussy like me.