Entries for January 2017
Apparently it is sold out and no longer available, but this "Organic Octopus Rattle Baby Toy" makes a swell hat for babies!
A growing number of hospitals in Europe are giving knitted toy octopodes to prematurely-born infants, as a comforting tool with which to cuddle. From the linked article: "The idea began at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, where medical staff reported that the toy octopi calmed babies, led to improved breathing and cardiac patterns and, as a result, increased levels of oxygen in their blood. They also reported that when the babies cuddled their octopus they were less likely to try to pull on the cables and tubes surrounding their incubators." How cool is that?
UPDATE (via reader Treebyleaf): Here is the Octopus For A Preemie website, which includes an actual crochet pattern if you want to make your own to donate to a hospital.
Here is the teaser trailer for an awesome faux-80's sci-fi film currently seeking funding on Kickstarter:
Check out this amazing octopus fountain in the Ville of Sète on the coast of southern France:
Check out this awesome octopus sculpture located at Underwater World Xiamen in Gulangyu Island, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China:
im an octopus guy, no doubt, but this weekend I have yetis on my mind. Here's a pixel art piece by Matt Walden.
Seems appropriate today.
Brian Kesinger, awesome creator of Victoria and Otto, has a Kickstarter running right now for a new card game called OctoMatch. It looks awesome!
I arrived in Denver last night for a conference, and stumbled across my first octopus in under ten minutes while going to my hotel. Here is the sign out front for Blue Sushi Sake Grill, in all its tentacled glory:
Today I am leaving Florida and flying out to Colorado for a conference. I hope to build a snow octopus when I get there, kind of like this one.
I hope you'll join me in supporting this German indie rock band to get their CD pressed, just for their name alone. They've already recorded, they just need €400!
It's my birthday today. Here's a couple of the images nice people have sent me:
I don't know the provenance. I don't know why. I just... don't know.
For as many posts as I have done of a person wearing an octopus as a hat, this is the first time I have ever found an image of an octopus wearing a hat. Yay! (available on Threadless.com)
Artist Brian Kesinger, one of my faves, would like to wish you a happy 2017.
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