A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saw a black widow spider in my parent's recycling bin.

So I recycled a phone book on it.


Judy in Indiana said...

That is great thinking. I shudder with wonder about where they may live. Wherever black widow spiders live, I don't want to live there. Of course you should not tell me where they live, I'll just stay home. Not that stayng home will keep me safe, horrible accidents occur in homes all the time.

Unknown said...

Jorge... good thinking. I probably would have been so freaked out that I may have recycled my breakfast on it.

Goof said...

I slayed a scorpion in my garage last night. They're about 4-5 inches long, bright green and scary as heck. I used a 3 foot long piece of 1 inch plastic conduit pipe, held it carefully right above the thing, slammed it down and...squish! Held it there until it stopped wiggling. That took a while.

I am now "Goofy the scorpion slayer". Not to be confused with that other blonde chick that slays vampires of course. ;)

Glad you recycled the thing Jorge!

Thomas said...

damn i hate spiders.... and...black widow, i mean wtf? ^^

Lynn Faruque said...

I hope it was a big phonebook.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Spiders give me the willies! Good for you! :)

Jugglernaut said...

You are the man.

The End.

Freak said...

Well done. It was only for advice. Hugs.

Rachael=] said...

I'm usually against the whole idea of killing things but those spiders are not. Good on you jorge. =]

bgprodarts said...

I saw a large brown bear on the way to work. I had to slow the car down so it could walk across the street. I work in New Jersey!!

Julie said...

Apparently here if you see one you have to report it and they come collect it. I've never in my life seen one up here in Canada though.

Ezawyn said...

Well done! I hate that bugs... xD

Pear M. said...

My roommates and I found one in our garage last year and for some bizarre reason we decided to keep it as a pet. We named her Bimo (was short for Big Mama). Any normal person would've done exactly what you did though!

Please Type Legibly said...

Phone books work....I hate those things.

Unknown said...

The only times I've ever seen a black widow was around or INSIDE a grill.

So they like outdoorsey food and recycle?

Who knew black widows were so granola?

Petra said...

A friend of mine found a link to the FOX interview you did in Munich, Jorge. Only what YOU say is in English (with German subtitles) but it was still fun to see. Not sure if you get a chance to read all these comments, but here it is in case you want to post it to your main page:


I can't believe the poor Germans had to wait until APRIL to start Season Five!

: ) P

Lisa Deon said...

I'm tellng PETA on you!!!

Movie Star Wife said...

You Rock! The next time I see a spider, I'll call you.

Unknown said...

Dr. Artz would be ashamed of you. . .if he weren't scattered over half the Pacific. I, on the other hand, applaud you. One less spider in this world is all good!

jenbevans said...

Good for you. I'm a girl and I usually don't have trouble killing spiders. Except if I happen to be undressed. Then I get too scared to do it. Weird but true.

Trude said...

Well done you!

Heather said...

LOL! perfect.

Unknown said...

careful, PETA will be after you :D

Melli said...

Uh, I hate spiders, all kinds of them! Well done!

@ Petra
Season five wasn't aired in Germany at all! And it won't be until January next year! We're up to a year after you, but real fans (like me) find a way to see it a few days after you ;)

Shadow Thompson said...

You butthead that was my auntie!!!!!ROFLMAO

Love Ya always....

Shannon-Nikita-Hannah said...

Proof a small blog post can make your day!

redelf said...

I would have squealed and made my husband recycle it!

Matthew said...

Funny, I saw two today myself. However, I didn't kill them (my coworker opted to go the murderous route instead). Got some good pictures of the (not so) little bugger before her demise.

I'm more curious about how many times I HAVE NOT seen them...that's scarier to me.

ReNaTo UêGa said...

Someone here would like to be a spider in the next reincarnation?

Jorge, you believe in reincarnation? lol


Lady Hermione said...

Love that your are such a manly man and you recycle too!

Charmaine said...


Jeanette said...

In college I killed a spider with my husbands huge textbook, and left it there for him to clean up. It's one of his favorite stories to tell at parties now.

Lissa101 said...


Unknown said...

Hahaha amazing!

Unknown said...

That's my weapon of choice for giant cockroaches/waterbugs. Works every time. :)

DanishGirl said...

I just hate spiders, they freak me out !! I think that you should get a prize for each spider you "recycle" - I would have been rich by now !

Lion's_Heart said...

Great job! I would've just run the other way, screaming. =D

Cassandra said...

There's a fun video on YouTube based on this song by The Who called "Boris the Spider."


Heather (a.k.a. Bella) said...

This is random and not post-related, but ... are you on Twitter? I would've thought you'd be all over it! You should be, if you're not.

Christina Bauer said...

Good idea! I just hope that it's really dead...

styx swimmer said...

Jorge, Please.

Start. Tweeting.

The TWEET is strong in you.

Luke, a fan from Poland.


Malea said...

My kids often come running screaming that they have seen a black widow. It usually turns out that it's either a piece of lint, or a rollie pollie. But I go running to make sure each time, nonetheless.

Eugen Caitaz said...

It is delicious?

Michaela said...


Serguma said...

Spiderman, spiderman, does whatever spider can....

MissBeaHaven said...

Jorge, I am recovering from a Brown Recluse Bite to the right hand. I missed the last week of my finals and now have to make up the work. I was in the Hospital for 4 days on IV antibotics and big time pain killers. Got blood poisoning too. All I can say is,
Now all spiders are paying the price with their lives. It happened to me in May. No more good spider bad spider for me. Once bite was enough.

Tia said...

Ok thanks. I just spit coffee on my computer screen. Jorge! I don't know why I found that so funny but I did. Thanks for a good laugh.

B.R said...

Awesome indeed. Come for your writing, stay for your jokes.
I still remember the day I smashed a fly with my Simpsons DVD flyer. Get it, fly, flyer...
But we are the people and we gonna smash those bugs! Just like Obama!

Mommycosm said...

*shudder* I hate spiders.

Way to recycle, though;)

blog said...

Hi, I don't know that you know about Iran and today's in Iran (election and protesters) , I am fan of you and other character in lost and hope to see that you care about people in my country,

Deborah said...

Well done Jorge!

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...


Way to re-use.

Autumn said...

Jorge your spider story made my day! I love your sense of humor. :)

Unknown said...

yay :)

arteyvestuario said...

jorge, spiders usually come in pairs, that s why you are not supposed to recicle them. The spiders partner will come for you! be carefull!

Paperbak Writer said...

Maybe one of them was the spider that "killed" Nikki and Paulo......

Weird, huh?

nollyposh said...

Lol! X;-)

Jules said...

I saw a black widow once and ran screaming from the scene. Afterwards I realized that I should have killed it instead. You're a strong, brave man.

Kristen said...

Ah, my hero. I hope its siblings don't come to exact revenge. :(

ValMo said...

Good call.

And now I won't be able to sleep tonight.

Derek Brink said...

Thank you for not posting a picture.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jorge

I hate spiders, all kinds. I would have used the phone book to call an exterminator!


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Nikki said...

BWA!! You just made me spew cereal! That was very short and totally hysterical!

James Hernandez said...


I hope it was the NYNEX one, thats the only one I would trust for such a task. Have I mentioned I hate spiders.


whiterabbita said...

If I were you, I couldn't look for a number anymore... ^^

Capmaster said...
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Capmaster said...

You did what most people would have done, Jorge. Although a telephone book was way overkill! :)

Elaine said...

While I totally support your action, I recently discovered that only one person every five years gets bit by one of those things. That's wicked low. And what are the odds that the one person for this five years would be a celebrity. See? You're totally safe.

On another note, have you seen the brown widows? Those things are freaky. They have spiky egg sacks and look like they'd like to hold you down and make you their bitch. Here's the one found under the boat at my house: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerlane/2863589658/

Can you bring a phone book by for her, please?

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JORGE! can you blog and tell us about your experience with avocados in Hawaii? Post some picture sof them as well! I heard they are much bigger than the ones we get here in america!

Mitch Phillips said...

Shot an elephant in my pajamas ...

Avinash said...

For those who haven't seen. Turn on the news. =(

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Maya99 said...

I once killed a spider with hairspray (to stun it, in the hopes it would not launch a counter-attack), a hammer (which I used repeatedly, while chanting "Die, [multi-syllable obscenity]!") and a cake server (to scoop the remains up, of course). That was eleven years ago, and my spouse still hassles me over it. Don't know why.

Braden Rosner said...

It's a recession-- sometimes we have to made due with what we have. Excellent use of an old relic Mr. Garcia. Well played.

Sue Wacvet said...

There was a spider in my shower with me this morning. I let it be and finished my shower.

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dcantrell said...

Sure it was a black widow? I mean, you know how every shark in the ocean is a great white if someone spots a shark and is freaked out? The same happens with dogs, snakes, and so on.

Not that a different spider would warrant any other reaction, I'm just curious if it really was a black widow.

Also, how little do you have to recycle before a spider decides to set up shop in the recycling bin?

Daniel said...

Hey gang,

I hope you hadn't had your worst nightmare ever, HUH?!

May the force be with this widow spider so it kills us in another life :]

First time I've seen this, cheers from Spain.
See you around ;)


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Rainra said...

Ewwwwwww.... I dropped 2 of those enclycopaedia dictionaries on a wood spider once.. the thing was as big as my foot.. it squished nicely.
Good job!

Rafeal and Stephanie said...

Where have you been?

lusagad said...

...a Dharma´s spider..maybe?, be cautious!
I love all kind of animals, and spiders´re one of the most interesting: the female rules!

Jenn said...

Good idea! Eesh, that gave me the heebie jeebies.

LindaBudz said...

Finally someone found a good use for the phone book!

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