Archive for July, 2006

Getting my spider photos together

Friday, July 7th, 2006

I was recently talking with my intrepid photographer friend, Doug Steley. We were making sure we both knew where the photos were etc for putting together this web site. He mentioned in passing (I mean while we were talking about other things, not “with his dying breath”) - and this is a direct quote here:

“I still wake with nightmares years afterwards.”

Nice. The full story of the funnel web spider photo shoots coming soon.

Was I Just Bitten by a Funnel Web Spider?

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

If you’re reading this, then the short answer is, no Fiona, you weren’t bitten by a funnel web spider. If you had just been bitten by a funnel web spider, you’d either be on your way to the hospital or you’d be dead or close to it, either way not in any condition to be trolling blogs. If you want the long answer, check out my “Was I bitten by a Funnel Web?” page.

About Funnel Web Spiders Blog

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Just added my About page. Be stunned and amazed as I link funnel web spiders to two leading spiritual figures of our times and change religion as we know it.

About Funnel Web Spiders Blog

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Funnel web spiders - they’re aggressive little bastards, totally lethal and they will eat you whole (ok, that last bit is an exaggeration).

What’s more, they really look the part. If they were people, they’d be mean nasty pirates, except their hook would be tipped with poison and their wooden leg would double as a lance. Actually, they’d either be pirates, or Jack Bauer. Or the evil love child of pirates and Jack Bauer. Go to this list of the top 100 facts about Jack Bauer, replace all mentions of Jack Bauer with funnel web spiders, and you’ll get my point.

I’m gradually putting together a shop for all things funnel web spider, and am documenting the process on this here blog.

Oh, and don’t be dissing funnel web spiders or the Flying Spaghetti Monster will have your arse (with his Noodly Appendage, and Jack Bauer) for messing with the pirate people. In fact, as far as you’re concerned, the New Holy Trinity is:

  • Our Father, the Flying Spaghetti Monster,
  • The Son, Jack Bauer, and
  • The Holy Ghost, Funnel Web Spiders.

Funnel Web Spiders R Us

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Hello hello! I’m in the early stages of building a shop for all things funnel web spider. Funnel web spiders are seriously cool - the world’s most aggressive, most toxic arachnids - and they look the part! Funnel webs are notoriously difficult to photograph:

  • they’re very aggressive
  • they can move very fast
  • they scare the crap out of most photographers
  • when they’re not scaring the crap out of photographers, they like to stay inside their little “socks” (their funnel-shaped webs they live in)

I’ll be releasing a range of funnel web spider gear featuring some of the best photos ever taken of these creepy fellas. You heard it hear first!