The guys in the neighborhood* gather to talk because they have nothing better to do*. They are talking about what they hate or what they are afraid of.
*nothing better to do：おしゃべり以外にすることがない、つまりヒマ
I don’t like snakes.
I don’t like anything that is long and wiggly*.
Yeah, that’s why I don’t even wear a loincloth*!