Get the Paper Towels!

October 10, 2007



Bunches of people have sighted “it” in London! After all, he’s pretty hard to miss at thirty feet tall and haunting the entrance just outside the the Tate Modern. Museum, that is. Relax, I guess. Call this “Arachno-Art,” as this gargantuan specimen is a sculpted mass of metals and marble by 95 year old French artist Louise Bourgeois who started building this at age 25. Patiently goeth the spider. Tate Modern opens today.

What a web we weave…


Now, it’s getting creepy. Stateside, over in Texas, a sprawling spider’s web blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 180m stretch of park trail, and experts are stumped. This huge mosquito trap was a big attraction for some visitors, and a “Stay-Away” for others, said officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park. “At first, it was so white, it looked like fairyland said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park. “Now it’s filled with so many mosquitoes that it’s turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs.” Samples of the web are being examined to determine its origin, that is, whether this is the work of one really busy devil, or from the loom of many – considered an oddity. My advice? Enjoy the Tate Modern.

No Thrill to Kill…


I did not ask this un-invited guest/pest whether he was friend or foe, nor did I ever care to read the magazine that ended his life. The “Creature of the Window” picked a poor host in me, visiting for what I believe was his first, and certainly his last, at my house in Cabo Verde. What “kind” of spider is it? Kinda dead, is all I know, heY!



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~ X Anemi


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