Monday, May 02, 2005 :::
My phobias, some intense, some mild:
*indicates an intense phobia
Fish (and by extension, swimming in oceans or lakes)*
Public Swimming Pools
I panic in the ocean, devolve into full-on survival-instinct mode around spiders, and freak out when K-Mack leaves the sharp knives pointy-side-up in the drying rack. Only humanoid robots really freak me out, and the public swimming pool thing is more a fear of swimming in urine and other bodily secretions than it is about the pool itself, so I'm not sure if those really count.
This picture makes no sense in the context of this post but it's funny to look at.
I don't know what it is about soup, though. I can't even begin to explain that one.
::: posted by dan at 4:41 PM :: [ link ] :: (19) comments
19 previous comments:
I see a fountain like that in your future.
By Biglug, at 5:24 PM
I have a new phobia: Images of the heads of people I think are cute and funny photoshopped on top of bodies doing gross and unhygenic things.
Also: being buried alive. I just saw the worst movie ever called (guess!) "Buried Alive" starring Jennifer Jason Leigh. The worst. ever. But it still got to me.
By PeaceBang, at 6:05 PM
What about clowns? They're debilitatingly creepy...
By Nathan, at 6:59 PM
Good thing I didn't see this image b4 you came to swim in my pool. I would have had serious "can't get the image out of my head" issues. And I'm pretty sure you would have plagued my dreams.
Awesome photoshoping btw.
By Colleen, at 7:59 PM
Yay! I peed in your pool YAY
By , at 9:06 PM
"The water in public swimming pools contains microorganisms and unwanted substances, which derive from the skin and excretion products of swimmers. Swimmers cause many pollutants to enter the water, such as bacteria from saliva, excretion products, pollution from swimwear, skin tissue, sebum, sweat, nose and throat saliva, hairs, cosmetics and ammonia."
By , at 9:26 PM
I don't know if you're a Bob the Angry Flower fan, but this comic may amuse you.
By M@, at 9:45 PM
Well, this picture has just been added to my list, that's for sure.
I echo your sentiments on fish and punctured eyeballs...but I am intrigued about soup.
By lynne, at 10:01 PM
I'm more just disgusted by clowns than I am phobic. Buried alive is a good one, or being trapped upside down in a tight tube would be very very bad.
Whoever posted that stuff about what's in a public pool almost made me faint.
Cream of Terror, says Bob the Angry Flower. I agree.
By dan, at 1:13 AM
ďBuried upside down in a tight tubeĒ, itís only 8:12 am and Iíve already had my panic attack for the day, oh, I think thatís my worst fear. That and sharks and/or the Phantom of the Opera under my bed.
By Kristina, at 8:14 AM
this picture has sufficiently freaked me out. thanks, dan!
By Honey Bunny, at 8:15 AM
Omg thats hillarious!
I hate water too, ugh!
By Johnny, at 9:24 AM
Yep, I'm scared of fish as well. A friend of mine who belongs on the cover of Field & Stream told me there's fish in the Mississippi called Alligator Gar and they have long snouts and teeth and eat meat like alligators. Yep, I'm never touching that water again. Also, there are sand shark in the Mississippi as far north as St. Louis. Yikeys!!
By Kiddo78, at 3:26 PM
I was never afraid of the fishies until I saw that snakehead fish that started spawning devil creatures in the waters around maryland. That thing gives me the creeps.
By , at 3:49 PM
My little brother pushed me into the sturgeon pool at a fish hatchery when I was like, 10.
Fish are scary. Tasty, but scary.
By , at 12:26 PM
A longtime lurker, I am finally forced to comment:
HAhahahahahahaha. Ha! ha!!! That picture! Hahaha!!!!!
(wipes tears from eyes) Whew, that's better.
I'm phobic of anything that has more than 4 legs or an exoskeleton, and I don't like to swim in water I can't see the bottom of. I like nature, but don't want to actually TOUCH it. Ick.
By Karla, at 5:42 AM
It takes a strong man to post a nude picture of himself online.
You must be a grower.
By , at 9:21 AM
Public or club pools are gross. I took a group of kids for swimming lessons one summer & had one kid who shat in the pool. Eeewwww GROSS! I will never swim in a public pool again or in one used by anyone under the age of 12.
By Michelle, at 3:52 PM
This is now my favorite photoshop effort by you.
By Stacy, at 7:51 AM
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