Entries for February 2017
Artist Chris Rutterford did this amazing spray work at the East End Diner in Glasgow. I love the Bagpipe head with Scottish colors!
The new trailer for Kong: Skull Island just dropped, and it gave me a very pleasant surprise. Check it out at one minute and 51 seconds in. Blink, and you will miss all the lovely, lovely tentacles.
Hey ladies, you know you want this not-at-all-ridiculously-named Vintage Titanium Octopus Sea Monster Squid Kraken Punk Antique Ring Retro By PaPa's Bubble!
What a delightful watercolor by Katy Hargrove!
Available now for pre-order is Soul of an Octopus - the sophomore release by O.R.k. It all sounds like noise to me, but if it's your kind of noise you should check it out. I gather that if you are the kind of person who likes this sort of thing, then you might like it.
In honor of President's Day today, here is a drawing of Vice President Dan Quale with an octopus on his head, courtesy of Veeptopus. I had hoped to post the new drawing of Vice President Mike Pence, but that one isn't publicly available yet pending the release of the Veeptopus Book.
Jude Law, Sesame Street, and an octopus. Life is good.
According to The Seattle PI, this year's annual Valentine's Day blind date for two giant Pacific octopodes will not take place -- for the second year in a row. Usually it is a romantic event where visotors to the Seattle Aquarium look on while a male and a female octopus are paired up in the hopes that they will mate. Last year the event was cancelled out of fear that the very large and aggressive male might just eat the much smaller female instead of mating with her. This year the cancellation is for a much happier reason: Raspberry, the female selected for this year's event, was found to be already fertilized. So instead of being part of a sixteen-tentacled live sex show, she is going to be released into Puget Sound today at noon Pacific time. The release will be streamed live on the Seattle Aquarium's website if you want to watch.
"It's a story about some evil from the deep sea taking over the boat and the boat owner's life, and then going to the mainland for more prey." (ref: Mr-Ripley on DeviantArt)
This corset from DraculaClothing.com is nothing short of spectacular.
"That there's some pure evil you kids unleashed, and it ain't gonna stop killin' until it gets what it wants."
"And, what DOES it want?"
"To keep killin'!"
So my wife and are watching The Santa Clarita Diet, when a character mentions a YouTube video about a kitten and an octopus. You know I had to look that up.
How have I never posted this before? It's a classic!
I absolutely adore this painting by artist RHADS:
This is from Fashion Week 2011 in Moscow, Russia. Because, of course fashion.
Artist Abigail Larson created this nifty promo art for Lovecraft Wines.
(title by way of Mike Posner)
Check out this video of tourist Andries Bik, whose GoPro gets stolen by an octopus in Ibiza:
This video, courtesy of Pink Tank Scuba, shows an octopus putting on an amaing display of color-shifting and puffing up. Very cool.