Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Riddle Me This Spider Dad

The biggest question yet to be answered about the recent adventure of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, pops Christopher Robinson is whether or not he would have blown himself up if he were not a two-time father and one-time husband. He says he was just trying to kill the spider that frightened his wife and children when he took hairspray to flame. Based on the evidence collected by emergency personnel and firefighters he was successful as there was no spider to be found after he apparently hit a bit of gas leek and exploded a fireball in the bathroom.

So Robinson did successfully defend his family from the arachnid and should get props for that. Still, did he have to create the homemade flamethrower to do so? Would he have just used a newspaper if his children were not under threat? No way to replicate the experiment. Perhaps the answer can be found in Louann Brizendine's The Male Brain, which purports to be a long-awaited owners manual to being a guy.

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