I knew it: David Bowie was a spider

He even confessed to it, telling everyone he was a spider from Mars. Don’t believe me? Check out this thread. Case closed.

He was also a spectacularly beautiful spider, but that goes without saying.


  1. larpar says

    He did seem to shed his exoskeleton every once in a while.
    Went through a lot of changes. : )

  2. PaulBC says

    Hope this isn’t a naive question, but didn’t he have the wrong number of limbs? I had enough trouble taking him seriously as Goblin King in Labyrinth (1986).

  3. Ridana says

    There’s even more under the “show this thread” link.

    I wonder if she found Bowie pics and went looking for matching spiders, or found spider pics and looked for matching Bowies? Either way, really great job!

  4. robro says

    Following Ridana’s suggestion @ #5 there are lots more great combos. Also, in that thread “Amanda” notes that there’s a spider named for Bowie. Indeed, here’s the Wikipedia article on Heteropoda davidbowie, a species of Huntsman spiders from Malaysia. PZ is right after all.

  5. mailliw says

    “So where were the spiders
    While the flies tried to break our balls?”

    David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust.

  6. blf says

    @8, It was originally Baron Silas Greenback was a bullfrog, but the tyrannical toad destroyed those lyrics during the course some fiendishly complicated scheme to become the ruler of the world. The rather dazed band — who found themselves transformed into Three Dogs over-Night as a side-effect of the Baron’s foiled scheme — still had to complete the album the next day, and so ad-libbed what little (very little) they could remember of those destroyed original lyrics.

  7. PaulBC says

    True. Jeremiah was really a cane toad, but he heard what a bad reputation those fuckers have. And he was no friend of mine.