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Seattle man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider: officials
New york Daily News ^ | July 16, 2014

Posted on 07/16/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT by SMGFan

The man used a can of spray paint and a lighter as 'a self-made blowtorch to kill a spider in the laundry room' of a rental house Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department. The resulting blaze caused $60,000 worth of damage.

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Remember Popeye & the termite. :)
1 posted on 07/16/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X4tF42Zw2U


2 posted on 07/16/2014 5:20:03 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

This again. It seems like every year, at least once a year, someone burns their house down trying to kill a spider or snake, and someone gets stuck in a chimney and dies. We haven’t had that chimney death yet. I’m betting some time in August.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 5:20:12 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SMGFan

That fool. He should have used a .500 s&w magnum instead.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

My Mama always taught me to never do ANYTHING half-ars**


5 posted on 07/16/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: SMGFan

Doesn’t he know that’s a job for the police (and kill his dog if he has one).


6 posted on 07/16/2014 5:24:45 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Most have been some helluva spider! Flamethrowers are cool! So is a double barrelled shotgun.

Darwin Award nominee!


7 posted on 07/16/2014 5:25:33 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

.12 gauge would also work.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 5:25:40 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SMGFan
Kill Them! with Fire!


9 posted on 07/16/2014 5:26:00 PM PDT by mylife
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To: A_perfect_lady

Just a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3173969/posts


10 posted on 07/16/2014 5:26:09 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: mylife

11 posted on 07/16/2014 5:26:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SMGFan

First things first. Did he get the spider?


12 posted on 07/16/2014 5:27:58 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Moonman62

Yow!


13 posted on 07/16/2014 5:29:07 PM PDT by mylife
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To: SMGFan
Would have been a more effective choice.
14 posted on 07/16/2014 5:31:50 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: SMGFan

[Inside an Arachnid study laboratory]
Newsreel announcer: Every day, Federal scientists are looking for new ways to kill bugs.
Carl: Your basic Arachnid warrior isn’t too smart, but you can blow off a limb,
[shoots an Arachnid warrior’s limb off]
Carl: and it’s still 86 percent combat effective. Here’s a tip: Aim for the nerve stem, and put it down for good.
[demonstrates]


15 posted on 07/16/2014 5:35:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SMGFan


16 posted on 07/16/2014 5:37:26 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SMGFan

It worked in Arachniphobia.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: SMGFan

18 posted on 07/16/2014 5:45:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Caipirabob

You’re killing me!


19 posted on 07/16/2014 5:50:26 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: SMGFan

Had a guy do this couple years back - throw bunch of smoke bombs in attic to get rid of squirrels

Burned house down

Another sucess story.......


20 posted on 07/16/2014 5:53:47 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Moonman62

Trinity test anniversary today. (7/16/45)


21 posted on 07/16/2014 6:03:47 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Caipirabob

BFL


22 posted on 07/16/2014 6:20:36 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: laplata
.12 gauge would also work.

Sure; it'd be a nice small cannon with the internal diameter of the barrel of 3.38". For the curious, here is the formula :-)

23 posted on 07/16/2014 6:21:03 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: SMGFan

always works when I try it.

Oh look! A spider...


24 posted on 07/16/2014 6:24:32 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: SMGFan

Definitely needs a “Hold muh beer” alert


25 posted on 07/16/2014 6:25:22 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: Greysard

Thanks.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 6:28:01 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SMGFan; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
AGAIN?? That trick NEVER works!"


27 posted on 07/16/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SMGFan
In his defense, there are some enormous damn spiders up here in Seattle area. During “hobo spider” mating season the suckers will chase each other across the floor—and occasionally go after your toes if you skitter too quickly and startle them.

(I put the name in quotes because there's an on-going debate about the identification and actual proliferation corridor of hobo spiders. Personally, I don't care. Shit that chases me across the floor: dies.)

28 posted on 07/16/2014 6:38:07 PM PDT by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

With laser-guided aiming assistance.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 6:51:35 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

The first thing I thought was, “Gee, no Darwin?”


30 posted on 07/16/2014 6:52:40 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: SMGFan

31 posted on 07/16/2014 7:17:47 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: SMGFan

Did the spider die? If so, I guess it’s mission accomplished. ;)


32 posted on 07/16/2014 7:29:37 PM PDT by kalee
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To: njslim

I once put some of those smoke bombs that they use to find sewer leaks down the mole tunnels in my back yard.

Did you know they sometimes tunnel up under your house? Me, either.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 8:05:26 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: beelzepug

Please, tell me controlled substances were involved in that decision.


34 posted on 07/17/2014 3:43:51 AM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Lol...


35 posted on 07/18/2014 8:58:08 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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