News, but not the serious kind
Grab a face-spider, it’s party time!
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Drinking red wine by the case
Along came a spider who sat down beside her,
And said, “Let me crawl on your face!”
People who want to be on the cutting edge of fashion ask me, “Bob, what’s the next big thing after carrying around tiny chihuahuas in purses, and they seem surprised when I tell them it’s a face-full of tarantulas.
We’re already seeing it in trendy places like California. It’s only a matter of time until Paris Hilton shows up at some event with a big honking tarantula covering her face, and then watch out!
There are plans to open a chain of shopping mall fashion spider outlets called “Arachnids off the Rack,” and I don’t even need to mention the most logical place to sell spiders: the Web.
Above: Paris Hilton and her dog in 2005 file photo. REUTERS/ Shannon Stapleton
Below left: A tarantula walks over the face of owner Cody Wil in Concord, California, April 25, 2009. Arachnophiles met at the San Francisco Tarantula Society Spring Sling Fling.
Below right: A tarantula walks over the face of Al Wolf, director of the Sonoma County Reptile Rescue.
REUTERS spider photos by Kimberly White