Entries for September 2016
Here's a really nice sculpture located in front of the Oceanographic Museum in Monte Carlo:
Who could ever forget the horrific fate of those lost in the terrbile octopus attack that took down the Staten Island ferry Cornelius G. Kolff on November 22nd, 1963? (I mean, aside from the fact that it never happened.) A new sculpture has been unveiled to celebrate the opening of the Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum.
My wife has spent the past several days baking hundreds upon hundreds of cookies. Too bad her stand mixer doesn't have this decal set on it.
Oh the sweet synchronicity when one of my favorite websites discovers my favorite obsession.
Check out this tentical themed collapsible vase. It stores flat, but holds its vase shape when you add water (and, presumably, flowers.)
Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day! In honor of the holiday, here is an amazing piece of artwork by Tyler Champion:
Check out this way cool embossed octopus journal, available on Amazon for only $11.99.
Check out this clip of the terrifying boat attack from the classic 1977 film Tentacles. (NOTE: In this case the word "terrifying" might not exactly be the correct description.)
Need some new leggings? How about some nice tentacle ones from World of Leggings?
Check out this scene, which was inexplicably deleted from the final release of The Goonies.
Here's a swell drawing by DeviantArtist Kris Wilson of an octopus taking a late night stroll:
Check out this amazing drinking fountain from the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf:
I have shared this image before, about a year ago, but it is the only thing that seems appropriate today. Madeline has been my (autistic) son's "girlfriend" for years, and was the only peer he ever showed any interest in interacting with. Last weekend she passed away unexpectedly, and today is the service. She was a beautiful young woman, and will be greatly missed.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of Star Trek. In somewhat related news: over the past two months numerous people have sent me the video of the octopus kite, and yet not one person has sent me this spectacular Start Trek octopus kite.I had to dig it up myself. It's a real thing, from 1979. You're welcome.
Ok, let me explain how I arrived at this one: The other day I was out doing yard work, and got either stung or bitten or poked in the back of the neck by some bug or thorn or something. I don't know what it was, but all of a sudden I had a huge angry welt on the back of my neck and it felt like I had an alien implant embedded there. Have you ever seen the original Invaders from Mars, where the Martians implant mind-control crystals in the back of the necks of their human slaves? Well, that's what I thought of. Which made me remember the Martian leader, basically a green-headed thing with tentacles floating in a glass sphere.
Which is how me doing the landscaping led to today's post.
So I have this friend, he has a fear of moths. Which of course led to this picture. You are welcome, Michael.
My kingdom to the person who finds me an actual physical bottle of Mountain Dew with his special edition label artwork by Stephen Bliss: