I have to laugh or I’ll cry

Today I had my first “Snapple” ever.   Under the cap?

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Good one, God.

PS.  Did you know that there isn’t a word for fear of giant squid but there is one for fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth?  It’s a fucked-up world, people.

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  1. There’s a squid behind you, Jenny.

    PS) Wish I could have been at Blogher. I would have loved to have met you, you lovely thing, you.

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  2. Jenny, you know how to get rid of a fear of squid, right?

    It’s called “calamari”.

    Yumm-O.

    ~EdT.

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  3. You need to get more people scared of them so the shrinks can create a phobia for it. Mind you I can’t imagine there are more folks scared of body odour than giant squid, yet there’s one for that!

    Also, Menophobia is not the fear of men.

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  4. All squids want to do is show you love, Jenny. And wrap their multiple sucky arms around you. And never let go.

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  5. Oh Jenny…they’re coming for ya. I think these news stories and Snapple lids are cleverly disguised threats from the dark side of the sea. 😉

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  6. Who is afraid of garlic? I’m going to be at that list all night, obsessing.

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  7. Also, Melissophobia: not fear of me.

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  8. Well, aren’t you glad there wasn’t any calamari at any of those cocktail parties? That’s some consolation, right?

    btw, I miss your face, lady. It was so wonderful to meet you!

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  9. My son has a toy squid which he plays with, but the giant ones? Ugggh.

    I just want to know what happens when you have Sesquipedalophobia (fear of long words) and have to tell someone your diagnosis?

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  10. oh shit…that is soooooo funny hehe

    i know, i would totally NOT be laughing if it were me, but really, the irony is just too perfect…

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  11. I laughed, Jenny. I couldn’t help myself! This shit could only happen to you, you know.

    P.S. Did you ever find out if they have squid in Lake Michigan?

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  12. So what giant tuna did you piss off to send the squid after you?

    Spamboy, stop making me pee, darn it!

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  13. Seriously??? That is bizarre!!

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  14. oh geez those squids really have it in for you!

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  15. You are being stalked by squid. Scary. Also, I am frightened by Spamboy’s comment, and I’m not even scared by squid.

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  16. You live an exciting life, Jen!

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  17. I’m glad I live inland.

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  18. dude. embrace the squid.

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  19. Um. I hate to be the one to break the news, but I do believe it is fate you will one day be eaten by a giant squid.

    I’m sorry. 😦

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  20. There is a God….and he’s watching you.

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  21. may I suggest :”calimariphobia”? it slides off the tongue like a slippery squid tentacle.

    someone contact Websters.

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  22. They are watching you…

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  23. It’s all part of The Grand Conspiracy. There’s enough to go around for all of us.

    Snapple is just a vessel of reminder.

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  24. Oh my god I didn’t need to know that. Or think about that. Or picture that. I’m totally having nightmares tonight.

    I’m also a little surprised about some of the things on the list.. like cats (Elurophobia) I mean.. there’s a word for people who are afraid of cuddly furry things, but not big slimey creepy things?

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  25. So you’re saying giant volleyball-sized squid eyeballs creep you out? Wuss.

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  26. Architeuthiophobia. Just a thought. But I did see this page, maybe they can help you out!

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  27. I’m laughing so hard I’m crying – does that count?

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  28. That’s just a scary thought, and I am not particularly scared of squid. Volleyballs? Screw that.

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  29. That could only happen to you.

    Squidiphobia would be too obvious. Squishy-phobia, now that sounds about right.

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  30. dude. that’s freaking nuts. nuts i tell you.

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  31. I’d think there would be a word for fear of squid. A close friend fears them, the fear brought on by seeing a photo of the largest ever recovered giant squid. It’s beak was just too much to bear for her. (Which is great, because now I can torture her by using the evocative phrase “squid hole”)

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  32. ew.

    I have to say that I like how this is a “Real Fact” as opposed to, you know, just plain fact…

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  33. You crack me up! It is a fucked up world, volley ball eye squids included in that assessment!

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  34. Oh my God!

    Bahahaha!

    I cannot believe your squid karma. It is a mysterious thing.

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  35. Oh, dear lord. I did not know that. Guess that Snapple was also your last. I don’t think I’ve ever had one… I think I’ll adopt your squid outlook, maybe.

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  36. Aaron started talking about giant octopuses coming and squishing houses. God I hope he doesn’t have your magic squid/octopi insight.

    (Glad that Victor is doing well.)

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  37. Check out today’s featured picture on Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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  38. Even without the phobia that is the most random ice tea cap I’ve ever seen.

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  39. the only thing I can add to the giant squid
    thing is that well I dont really have anything
    to say appart from the fact that it is a boring
    convesation topic shall we talk abount a safety
    pin ,[much more interesting]

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  40. Hah, I found this site looking for a work for my Squid phobia. Brrr. EVIL things. There was a BBC documentary saying that in a few hundred thousand years they may evolve to walk upon the land. I hope nobody finds out the secret to eternal life while I am about I do NOT want to see that day!

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  41. 44
    Chronic procrastinator

    Love your blogs 🙂

    Fear of squids is called Octophobia. Though it is quite odd that out of that long list of strange phobias, there wasn’t a word for a fear of squids. Which is not all that odd.

    It’s very cruel that the word for a fear of long words is hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

    And I found a website called squidsquid.com maybe you should avoid it haha.

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