1. blf says

    “I feel valid, too!” — There’s a Big Blue Book entitled Poopyheads?

    Poopyheads apparently keep the number of creationists and trolls under control, but seem to have little effect on republicans or rapists; however, poopyheads do help with the understandings of science and why one does not want to live in Minnesota.

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    Which spiders eat roaches – and how can we import more of them into Florida?

  3. Muz says

    This is better than the Peppa Pig episode at least. They took that off air in Australia because it said spiders are harmless and it implied it was ok to play with them. Our spiders aren’t as dangerous as we like to pretend for dangerous wildlife street cred, but the two main hazardous ones are pretty small and it is absolutely children who should stay the heck away from them.
    Teaching kids that spiders aren’t their enemies to be harmed is a good policy though.

  4. ldamon says

    It intrigues me that, although spiders are ubiquitous and everyone has observed them many times, in popular culture they are almost always drawn with the legs attached to the wrong body segment. Maybe the creature shown is the result of some mad experiment in developmental biology?

  5. woozy says

    I’m setting the bar too high, but I expected and wanted the joke to be that they use the book to identify what type of spider it was. I mean, I like that they use the book to learn things, and they learn to appreciate spiders which I have an adoration of, but what were they expecting to find in the book? Is it usual in this household for the child to say “there’s something in my room and I don’t know the first thing about it so I don’t know if its admirable or inadmirable; get the book so I’ll know”?

    …. or maybe I’m thinking too hard. Maybe the girl did mean “Daddy, squish the spider” and the father decided to play a game to teach the girl about spiders.

  6. Cuttlefish says