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Cacique Caribe19 May 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

Some of the risk for cash shows on tv use all kinds of multi-legged critters to get people to give up.


A) From film, shows, books or even real life … what was the most horrific (physically or mentally) use of BUGS on a human subject?

B) Has that ever been used by "villains" on the gaming table? Perhaps to rush a rescue attempt?

PS. By the way, did you know that common tiny hyperactive jumping spiders occasionally find temporary shelter in human ears? I guess they think it's safe there from everything, like human fingers and other prods. I get the feeling that writers and artists got some of their inspiration from tales of similar encounters. A few Bond movies also include the use of BUGS to extract information.



Winston Smith19 May 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

The Star Trek movie returning Khan (really, the only decent ST movie, but I digress…) had Khan insert a rather loathsome critter into Chekhov's ear. He got better.
But it was still one of the creepiest movie scenes I can remember.

Winston Smith19 May 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

And don't get me started on Winston Smith's rat mask. Also used on Gendry in Gsme of Thrones.

Cacique Caribe19 May 2018 9:05 a.m. PST


Yes. That scene with the Ceti Eel is definitely a classic example of what I mean:

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TNE230019 May 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

real life

opie and anthony radio show
55 gallon drum challenge

the bugs start at about 2 hours 20 minutes
starts with crickets
ends with hissing roaches
(the bugs come after the chum)
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Cyrus the Great19 May 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

The earwig episode on Night Gallery.

Stryderg19 May 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

1984, the main character got his head stuck in a cage with rats. Not bugs, but nasty.

Bugs in the ear is really creepy, probably because they are big enough to see, the ear's small enough that you can't get them out, and the bugs are INSIDE instead of at foot level where they can be squished…like they are supposed to be.

Cacique Caribe19 May 2018 11:48 a.m. PST


And just imagine being strapped down with those little hairy spiders moving about inside your ears!

They don't do any harm, but they would definitely tickle, and eventually freak people out if left in there long enough. :)



willthepiper19 May 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Wrath of Khan was the first one I thought of. Second was Damnation Alley (poor Paul Winfield…)

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 3:21 p.m. PST

The little wigglies that are in a corpse that has been laying in a rice paddy for 3 or 4 days always gave me the shivers.

PS: Dan are you sure your meds are OK? I am wondering where you come up with some of your questions grin

Cacique Caribe20 May 2018 8:04 a.m. PST

LOL. It's not the meds (this time). It's my sleep schedule. I'm tired but can't sleep. :(

PS. But I blame Tango's previous thread for this one: :)
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Legion 420 May 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

Just put out some ant traps in prep for the annual spring "invasion". Or attempted invasion … if the traps work as well as they normally do. evil grin

Old Wolfman21 May 2018 7:09 a.m. PST

Where's Garfield with a rolled up magazine? ;^)

Lion in the Stars22 May 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

Spiders eat the more obnoxious bugs. But I admit that I kill Hobo Spiders on sight (they're responsible for about half the "brown recluse" bites, nasty things)

capncarp17 Jun 2018 12:47 p.m. PST

In the ear? Flood the ear with hydregen peroxide--it'll bubble those suckers right up to the top!

Cacique Caribe17 Jun 2018 11:20 p.m. PST


My Dad says that's exactly what they used to do back when he was growing up in Puerto Rico, in the 1930-40s.

Well, before he enlisted in Spring of 1941 and got sent to the Panama Canal and had to learn about a whole new repertoire of vicious bugs and other critters. :)


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