Misunderstood Spider

Misunderstood Spider

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Updated May 22, 2018 at 05:39AM EDT by Y F.

Added Jun 08, 2012 at 08:25PM EDT by BlogDog123.

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About

Misunderstood Spider (also known as "Misunderstood House Spider" or "Spiderbro") is an advice animal image macro series featuring a macro photograph of a jumping spider sitting on a leaf. The captions typically take the perspective of a benevolent, anthropomorphic spider that is constantly misunderstood and attacked by humans.

Origin

The photograph of the jumping spider (shown left) was initially published on the pop culture blog SodaHead[2] in a post titled "Could you kill these spiders?" on March 1st, 2011. One week later on March 7th, the first Misunderstood Spider image macro was submitted to the /r/AdviceAnimals[1] subreddit with the caption "Crawling on your arm, squish him / just wanted to cuddle" (shown right).


CRAWLING ON YOUR ARM SQUISH HIM JUST WANTED TO CUDDLE quickmeme.com

Spread

On March 12th, 2011, Redditor Tron-Gorf submitted a post titled “Misunderstood Spider Can’t Win”[3], which included an image macro with the caption illustrating the spider's humorous encounter with the humans. (shown below, left). The post subsequently reached the front page of the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit, receiving over 2,000 up votes and 145 comments prior to being archived.


HI, CAN ILIVE IN YOUR SPACIOUS HOUSE? PROMISE TO EAT FLIES AND KEEP TO MYSELF DEAR GOD! DID YOU JUSTSPRAY ME WITH FURNITURE POLISH YOU CRAZY BITCH!

On October 17th, the Internet humor blog Runt of the Web[8] published a post titled "The Sad World of the Misunderstood House Spider", which featured a compilation of notable examples from the series. On October 20th, a Facebook[6] page for "Misunderstood Spider" was created. On November 20th, an image macro with a caption illustrating a human's ungrateful response to a spider killing a wasp (shown above, right) was posted on the Internet humor site 9gag[7], where it received over 10,000 likes within six months. As of June 12th, 2012, the Quickmeme[5] page has accumulated over 900 submissions


HEY MAN, THERE WAS A WASPIN HERE BUT IGOT HIM, KNOW HOW YOU HATE WASPS,AND YOU KNOW IM ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU WHATS THE BOOK FOR quickmeme.com

Notable Examples


MY FAMILY IS COLDAND MISUNDERSTOOD. CAN WE CRASH IN THE CORNER FOR TONIGHT? OR SQUISH MY WIFE THAT'S COOL TOO quickmeme.com WHAT A FINE EVENING TO HANG ABOVE YOUR HEAD WHILE YOU ARE READING INOTICE THAT YOUARE HOLDING THE BOOK WRONG. IT SEEMS TO BE SPEEDING TOWARDS ME quickmeme.com HELLOP I'M TRAPPED IN THIS HUGE WHITE CANYON. CAN YOU HELP ME OUT OH,I BATHED ALREADY, BUT THANKS quickmeme.com CAN YOU HELP? I GOT A BIT TANGLED IN YOUR HAIR SCREAMING AND SLAPPING ME IS NOT WORKING quickmeme.com HEY THERE, I JUST KILLED OFF THE LAST MOSQUITO IN THE HOUSE, NO MALARIA OR WEST NILE FOR YOU BUDDY YEAH I'M DOWN FORA HIGH FIVE, THANKS! quickmeme.com HEY BRO, CANI COME IN TO YOUR PLACE WITH ALL MY KIDS IN THE BACK? IT'S COLD AND RAINY OUTSIDE DEAR GOD! DROP THAT FLAMETHROWER! quickmeme.com SOMEONE DUSTS OH GOD MY HOUSE quickmeme.com NICE FLYSWATTER, I HATE THEM TOO WAIT.. quickmeme.com MEOW JUST KIDDING MA SPIDER I . quickmeme.com

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