Anyone who claims they've seen spiders chased away by the presence of a mere hedge apple (or twenty) is either pulling your leg or basing their opinion on wishful thinking instead of observation.
"Great movie! Better than benadryl!"
"This movie? It's about a bunch of mopey assholes doing a lot of really boring shit and I didn't like it at all, but I been seeing this chick who thinks it's great, so I tell her, in terms of emotional stimulation and, uh, contextual conflagration, it's, it's...chock full of magic. But it's shit."
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