Entries for May 2016
Here we are again, with another entry in my apparently neverending series of people wearing octopodes on their head. This one is a swell piece by DeviantArtist BlueUndine:
Check out this amazing photo taken by Albert Kang in the Philippines:
I would be completely terrified to own this table. Not that the piece itself scares me, I just know that in my presence it would be broken pretty much immediately. But it's dang pretty.
Check this out - recently NOAA's Okeanos Explorer was doing research in the Gulf of Mexico when they spotted this dumbo octopus doing something totally unique. As they watched, it curled up its tentacles tightly - a behavior that had never been observed before. This is really, really cool.
Hey ladies, need a new purse? The Violet Vixen has you covered, for only $68:
Available from Iron Accents, here is a lovely octopus teacup holder:
I spent my morning at a Honda dealership getting my car serviced, and saw this cool commercial. In particular, check out the 45 second mark where a lovely cephalapod makes an appearance.
Pixar released a new trailer today for Finding Dory, and not only does it include Hank (the octopus voiced by Ed O'Neill) but also a surprise bonus cephalapod. It's like they made this movie just for me!
Check out this awesome piece of book art from the Anagram Bookshop in Prague:
I'm finally making it out to see Captian America: Civil War today. Keeping with that theme, here are a couple of octopus plushies made by DeviantArtist SeeU-in-Wonderland:
I have a concert today with the Garden Community Choir, the theme is Broadway Celebration. In that spirit, here is a lovely Broadway Octopus panel by the always-amazing Elizabeth Turner:
Well dang it, looks like it's time for me to put down the guitar, stop practicing the piano, and switch to playing the Lamaze Octotune.
i had kind of a rediculous night tonight. Perhaps the only thing that could have improved it would have been wearing this shirt instead of the generic Hawaiian shirt I had available.
On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a Seattle boy, born and raised, and so May 18th is forever etched into my brain as being Volcano Day. While it is true that National Geographic has an excellent hour-long documentary about the octopodes who continue to survive and flourish in the waters around the volcanic island of Stromboli, in the end I am going with the cool Octonauts toy today.
Check out this way cool street art for a skate park in Lugano, Switzerland:
Some days, I just think the internet was made specifically for me. I have no idea who 'shopped this, but bravo!
I am not sure who this commercial is targeted towards (besides me), but I am so happy it exists.
Mitchell Grafton of Grafton Pottery made this very awesome armored squid tank:
Today being Friday the 13th, I googled Scary Octopus. This was one of the results. Baby octopus for the win!
Here's a way cool abstract octopus design by Jeff Bartels, available over at Society6.com:
Kids, pay attention in school! (Artwork by Eunjung Shin, a.k.a. Indivisualplay).
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I'm just a tired octopus for no good reason.
As a child I spent many happy hours flying kites nearby Haystack Rock at Canon Beach, Oregon. But I never got to fly an octopus kite. Now I'm kinda jealous!
Artwork by Ken Wong.
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here's a nifty painting by artist SILI ART.
On this lovely May the Fourth, of couse the only thing I can feature is the notorious Rathtar. I wouldn't recommend one as a pet.
I'm buried in work today. Kinda like this:
We here at Octopodal Motion try to avoid political hot-button issues. I just want to say, as long as you keep your tenticles inside your stall and you wash your appendages after you are done, I don't much care what restroom you use. Rock on.
(thank you to reader John Abenroth for sending this picture)
Sorry for my absence (for the probably two of you that might have noticed). I have been out sick for the past week. But last night I finally got a good and restful night's sleep, all bundled up and cozy like an octopus in a clamshell.