You may be looking for Daddy Long Legs and not even know it!

“Are you sure kids won't pull these off?”
~ Daddy Longlegs to God on his legs
“Ummmm...That isn't a picture of a daddy long leg.”

Daddy Longlegs are the bane of mankind, and womankind too. The daddy longlegs (DLL for short) possesses a potent venom capable of killing just about nothing. Generally speaking, DLL's are really lame.

Over 300 DLL's commit suicide every day because they realize they are a waste of life. The reason this figure isn't higher is because many discover how much joy they bring to children that rip their legs off.

## Origins (According to The Bible)

On God's creation of the world, God found he had some stringy shit that he had left over. God’s wife, who had been waiting for six days for him to get home, really wanted God to get back quickly. After quickly knocking something together, God went home. On Monday, when getting to work, he found his creation lying on his desk. On inspecting the "creature", he found it to be very disgruntled.

The creature complained of the fragility of his body and that kids often pulled his legs off. God took pity on the creature and gave it the most potent venom known to man; God had more powerful ones he was saving up. The creature immediately went about biting everything, killing left, right and center. God then took away his fangs after he saw the carnage and destruction. This is the creature we know today.

## Methods of Elimination

Because the daddy longlegs is a strange beast with no teeth, the most extreme precautions should be taken. One but not more of the most effective methods of killing these terrifying creatures are outlined below.

### The Light Method

For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia think they have an article about Daddy Longlegs.

Because the daddy longlegs are attracted to bright lights, you should never put any lights on ever and live in perpetual darkness. This will likely attract many things including vampires and grues, so be sure to practice your extreme sarcasm.

A friend of mine once made the mistake of turning the lights on. He lived through it. But then got hit by a bus.

### Use a Book

This method, contrary to its name, does not involve a book or even any degree of shutting a book in any way, shape, or form. This method is sometimes called the "bury your head in the sand until it goes away" method.

This method rarely succeeds and has widely been blamed for the collapse of the Soviet Union and that case of crabs I had a few weeks ago.

### Commit Suicide

If you see a DLL, quickly take your own life (preferably with a screw driver), there is a 99.9% chance that you won't be killed by a DLL if you act quick enough you could see her big heavy purse.

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However, it should be noted that there is still a .1% chance that you will hesitate to take your own life, and the DLL will take it for you. Don't be a coward, and pull that damn trigger.

### Use Deodorant

Works in a similar way to garlic on vampires. Taunt the daddy longlegs about his lack of teeth. They will walk closer and closer to the products you're spraying at them until they die.

## DLL's and Computers

DLL's are responsible for the aptly named "bugs" in the Windows operating system. To find out if you have fallen victim to a plague of DLL's in your PC, open the search tool and type "dll". The only solution to this terrible PC problem is to delete all the DLL's from your computer.

## Dentists

DLL's with teeth have to be the most deadly merger since meat was combined with potatos in a stew. As daddy longlegs need teeth to administer their deadly venom, they sought out people (if dentists can be considered human) who could help them out.

The alliance was beneficial to both parties as daddy longlegs could now bite and kill people again. This alliance made the axis of evil-doers take notice of their deeds and welcomed them with open arms. The alliance ended badly because, on one drunken night, a daddy longlegs bit and killed a dentist. The Axis of Evil-Doers then banished them from their club as a result.

Hostilities between dentists and daddy longlegs remain to this day.

Although they now have teeth, DLL's teeth are still far too small to cause much damage. However, it is said that the poison of the daddy longlegs spider has the strength to kill 10 men all at once. Big men, not those skinny-looking guys that seem to be everywhere nowadays. We're talkin' lumberjacks, firefighters, Arnold Schwarzenegger, those sort of guys -- that's what the Daddy Longlegs could take down. If only its fangs were bigger. Recent research has shown that this 'fang-enlargement' (that's "fang", not "wang"), is now actually becoming a reality.

Reports from our top-secret testing laboratory (located at 136 Sprinkles Street, Texas); have shown that it is possible to englarge not just the fangs, but in fact; the entirety of the spider. This knowledge and technology is currently in the wrong hands. Here's what this means for humanity:

### Total World Domination

As the Daddy Longlegs continue to grow, their appetites will increase. No longer content with munching down on flies, little moths, and specks of dust, they will seek bigger prey. Starting with birds, and other small, domesticated animals, such as ferrets, frogs, and geese, they will move onward and upward throughout the food chain. As each species is consumed, and therefore, brought to extinction by the daddy longlegs, it (the spider) will again grow in size. Which will mean even larger prey (sheep, horses, and larger animals, such as the Minotaur, will be confronted, and, in due course, consumed by this raging menace). And it's at this point, you didn't even realize...the daddy Longlegs has been watching you your whole life. Think back, way back -- gym class, bus stop, waiting in queues, sleeping, sitting on the can -- it's seen you everywhere. It knows your every move.

### In The Event Of A Daddy Longlegs Invasion

Stay in your homes (the larger they grow, the more difficult it will become for them to fit inside the average home). If they are already in your home, get out. Take to the streets. Arm yourself. Learn to move fast (it might have eight arms, but a large creature is often a slow-moving one as well). On no account should you go out looking for a daddy longlegs to fight. Popular movie culture may glamorize this undertaking, but you may not be singled out for Hero Status, and therefore, would most likely be eaten by the spider instead. Please take care.

### If Confronted by a Hyper-evolved Daddy Longlegs

• Hum sweet music (studies are currently shown that the spider is mesmerized by the sound of Pat Benetar).
• Do not antagonize the spider by throwing objects, for instance, a toilet brush; or threatening the spider with water from a hose.
• Fly or insect spray is virtually useless at this point. Laboratories, and home-inventors alike, are presently experimenting with the idea of a "fly-spray gun", which, it is hoped, will be able to bring down the spiders. Unfortunately, at this point, toxicity levels in the spray are such that they cannot be handled by the average human, and production has ground to a halt.
• Think like a spider. What would a spider do? What would it see? Where would it go? What would its priorities be and wh--ARRRRGGGGHHHHH!

## Their Ultimate Demise

Daddy long legs are slowly dying out due to being over-hunted. The government has still refused to add them to the endangered species list because they have a thumb shoved really far up their ass. Notable trusts are the StDLL (Save the Daddy Longlegs) and Daddies for Justice. Most DLL mass graves can now be found in Amish Country.