Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy International Cephalopod Awareness Day!

for some of us, it is international cephalopod awareness day all year around, but cephalopodcast is awesome for inventing this very special day. thanks to the amazing connie for pointing this out!

(i.e. didn't we already decide columbus day is lame? a cephalopod probably "discovered" the americas before people even existed. and said, big whoop, and then went and had a crab sandwich and a nap.)

Friday, October 5, 2007

a safe place for your cephalopod.

I was looking around and found this site: The National Resource Center for Cephalopods.

I think they mean that I am supposed to go there to find information about cephs (which I will!), but at first I couldn't help imagining that it is actually a place for cephalopods to go, and learn more about themselves. There would be informative videos for female octopuses about reproduction. There would also be advice on the dangers of whales. Maybe the site could also have a list of locations where cephalopods could go after school and play basketball so they don't sell drugs on behind the coral.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

threadless octo

Two readers have informed of me of this sweet shirt at

As alert reader Hannah aptly states "not sure if the octopus ate the child and isn't sure what to do with the teddy bear or if he's just trying to figure out how to snuggle with it..."

Monday, October 1, 2007

Daisy the Dog + Cephalopod = ?

I know that I last posted in the pleistocene, but now I am going to try to get back on track. I present to you an epic story told in pictures, a battle between a dog and a cephalopod. Please brace yourself. Some of these images are quite disturbing.

Behold, Daisy the dog in all her glory:

Your average purple, fuzzy, land dwelling octopus replete with a squeaker inside of it:

The octopus makes its move, and Daisy has that creepy feeling that something is right behind her:

A battle of epic proportions ensues:

At the end of it all, Daisy wonders what in her nature caused her to crush the life out of this beautiful, purple, squeaky creature of the sea: