There are four things that truly terrify me. Chill me to the bone:
1. The thought that one day MICHAEL JACKSON‘s children might breed with BRITNEY SPEARS‘ kids.
Okay, really I’m just kidding there. It’s really three things:
1. Fast speeds. I hate them. I get panic attack when attempting to drive on freeways – when someone else is driving I’m okay, however. I refuse to go on roller coasters. I don’t even like to watch car races. I can’t drive over 55.
2. Those ear bugs from STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF KHAN. *shudders* To this day I can barely stand to watch any scene involving them. I can still remember hiding under the blanket at the movie theater when we saw that and my brothers making fun of me for it. I still worry that bugs will crawl into my ear and take over my brain – and I’m 34 years old!
3. This one ending scene of an episode of TOM & JERRY. Jerry makes friends with a baby duck Tom wants to eat. The end of that episode shows Jerry and the duckling at the beach when suddenly Tom POPS out of nowhere and slams a bucket over them. He’s laughing evilly as his head lowers down and he starts to raise the bucket just enough to get them. That’s the end.
Even as a small child who still thought that babies came from the stork, I never thought Tom would actually eat them. No, I thought of my parents’ warnings of strangers and their BAD TOUCHES. To beware of the man in the trench coat offering little girls and boys candy. In that moment Tom, the ever hungry and thwarted cat, became the Evil Stranger looking to kidnap children to sate his unnatural lust.
Wow – my parents really screwed me up there, didn’t they?