Entries for March 2016
Ladies, are you looking for the perfect cocktail dress? NewBreed Girls has got you covered with this swell Octo-Food Tentacle Cocktail Dress with chiffon overlay skirt, available on Etsy for only $52!
Here's some pulpy goodness from artist Will Murai:
Today's comic from Liz Climo is right up my alley.
And then there's the time I turned to my wife and said, "We should have a baby..." just so I could have an excuse to own this sweet crib.
Eighth in my apparently neverending series about people wearing octopodes on their heads, here is a really cool ladies' wig extension created by CuriousCephalapods on Etsy.
I'm not saying I am definitely buying this octopus wine bottle holder for my wife for Christmas (available on Amazon.com for $20.39). But then again, I'm not NOT saying it.
I gotta say, this octopus has it all figured out. Just sit in one spot, and wait for dinner to come to you.
Seventh in my apparently neverending series of octopodes sitting on top of heads, here is a lovely painting by MP Gautheron.
I love it when the Internet Gods bring me a random, unexpected octopus.
Check out this gorgeous Kraken Necklace, available on Etsy for $39.
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It's kinda gray and drizzly here around Shmoolok Estates today, so here's a gray and drizzly octopus painting by Dark Indigo.
NeuroDojo has a really cool article about a study that was done in to see if octopodes could integrate sight and touch. It's true that octopodes are smart, but they are smart in a very non-human kind of way.
Many (most?) vertebrates like us humans have brains that work (in part) by creating motor memory maps.It's the thing that let's you execute complex tasks like riding a bicycle, where once you learn the task it becomes second nature without requiring conscious thought. Invertabrates like the octopus, however, quite literally don't think like that.
Looking for that perfect metallic green nail polish to accessorize your Saint Patrick's Day attire? Look no further than Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, available on Facebook and Etsy.
This is an amazing sculpture, hand carved from a single piece of chestnut by artist Bill Prickett.
I couldn't find anything with an octopus stabbing someone 23 times, but I did find this nifty octopus centurion painting by Robert Bowen.
It's Pi Day, so I'll make the exception for a cool shirt (available here), but no, the plural of octopus is not octopi.
Last night was Daylight Saving (at least in my locale, your mileage may very because time zones are crazy and DST is crazy on top of crazy). In case your clock was broken by being smashed against the wall this morning, here's a swell Bronze Finish Steampunk Octopus Diving Bell Clock Statue available on Amazon for only $63.
Sixth in my apparently neverending series of people wearing octopodes on their heads, here is a test piece from a makeup artist creating an octopus head appliance. Because, of course.
Reader "my wife" is currently laid low with influenza, with all of the associated fever, chills, headaches, and congestion. I'm not much of a nurse, but artist Lizabella has made this really nifty nurse octopus plushy. So there's that, at least.
So, I have fallen in love with the DMV Sloths from Zootopia. Which led me to Google "octopus sloth" for not good reason. Which led to this sketch found on reddit.
Next in my inexplicable series of paintings of women wearing an octopus on their head, here is a lovely watercolor by Nora Bisi.
Over on DeviantArt, artist Kimich gives us this lovely painting.
Submitted by reader Michael Montoure, cast your eyes upon this horrifying front page account for the October 17, 1896 issue of The Illustrated Police News. Heavy emphasis on Illustrated.
Submitted by reader Approximately Everyone, here is a brand new octopus discovered this month in the deep waters off the coast of Hawaii.
It's a squid. For your shower. It has grippy tentacles to hold your stuff. You can buy it at UncommonGoods.com. (via BoingBoing by way of ScienceBlogs)
I am wondering if a blog about octopodes is too broad, and if I should just narrow my focus down to octopodes being worn as hats... Here is a beautiful painting called Octo Couture by artist Chris Hill.
Born on this day in 1904, the work of Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) goes well beyond the children's books for which he is beloved. Here is a posthumously adapted illustration called "Octopus" originally created for the 1947 booklet "The Log of the Good Ship".
Here is the trailer for 1955's It Came From Beneath the Sea. Truly the heyday of giant animals run amok.
Submitted by reader Solomon Charles, here is a way cool backpack designed by artist Jennifer Mones.