Entries for August 2016
It just never gets old, does it? Here's one by Lochi on DeviantArt:
I have posted before about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. Here is an awesome archive photo, taken circa 1942, of a traveling sideshow that set out to demonize the majestic Octopus Paxarbolis.
I don't know from video games, but apparently this is an uncommon-but-available headpiece available in the World of Warcraft battle arena Defense of the Ancients.
I know it's a good day when a random octopus thing sails into my inbox from a random unexpected place. Here's a new design available on Threadless.com:
Behold, the Octobot (source: Ars Technica):
Here's another comic, this one from SpaceBase8:
Online comic strip Happle Tea posted this gem a few years ago:
Today's post is for reader Larry Wilson Hays, whos birthday is today and who is also loves to Tango.
Tentacle Lantern Wall Plaque with LED Light Feature, Red and Pewter Finish
I haven't sung in public in three weeks. Tonight I will fix that issue. There will also be drinking involved. It probably won't be with this glass, though.
Octopussy II by artist Brian Viveros:
A guy walks into a bar with an octopus under his arm and tells everyone it can play any musical instrument in the world. They all laugh at him so he wagers $50 to anyone who has an instrument the octopus cannot play.
One man approaches with a guitar and sets it down. The octopus starts playing better than Jimi Hendrix.
Next up is a trumpet and the octopus blows it as well as Dizzie Gillespie.
Then a Scotsman walks up with bagpipes. The octopus fumbles with them for a minute before sitting them down with a confused look.
"Ha!" the Scot says. "Can't you play it?"
The octopus looks up at him and says, "Play it? I'm going to make love to it as soon as I figure out how to get its pyjamas off."
Artwork by Dave Perillo, joke sent by reader Craig Frazier.
I've been away from home for nearly two weeks, and now I need to mow my lawn. Which made me think of this awesome garden sculpture:
After ten days of being away working a major conference in Vegas (and walking more than 80 miles during those ten days), and a long day of travel yesterday, I am finally home again. Hooray!
Reader this story with me today from the Suffolk Gazette. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the brave Olympic atheletes who have clearly survived encounters with a terrible cephalapodic beast.
Julie Zetterberg Sardo shared
Here's a nifty grumpy old octopus, by Tim Shumate Illustrations:
Check out this way cool octopus pin from the Hard Rock Cafe Maui:
Honey, I found the perfect flooring for our kitchen!
I just arrived in Las Vegas today for work, and figured I should post somehting gambling related. Here is am amazing political cartoon by Joseph Keppler first printed on May 28, 1890 commenting on the terrible influence of gambling as it reaches out to grasp the masses across all social levels. (found via Wriphe.com)