Oct 08 2011

Cephalopod Awareness Days!

The time has come! (What time, again?)
October 8, and 9, and 10!
Each year, this time, We play the odds
And celebrate the cephalopods!
(See, Pascal’s wager must apply
To more than just that Yahweh guy—
And crosses, crescents, pentacles
Cannot compare to tentacles!)
You need to hug a cuttlefish,
Or, yes, a squid, if you should wish,
Or octopus, if you insist,
But someone, somewhere, must be kissed,
With lots of arms to hold you tight,
And though we could, we will not bite.
(I would not even make a fuss
If you should snogg a Nautilus)

If you should think these days are Holy,
You do not grasp the concept fully—
The cephalopod, the fish, the eel,
Unlike the God, you see… are real.

I’ve only seen a few Cephalopod Awareness Days events going on this year. The TONMOCon, for instance. And a sale and a giveaway contest from Noadi (cuttledaughter is the proud owner of a custom cuttlefish necklace from Noadi). If you know of more, let me know in the comments!


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    Kylie Sturgess

    I don’t know if SciTech in Perth are aware, but they’ve got two squid dissections scheduled for kids and the next one is up on Thursday 13th. I IMMEDIATELY volunteered to help out. :) It’ll be after the days, but I’m ‘doing my bit’. :) :)

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    loren amacher

    Outstanding! Delightful! And the coda id spot-on.

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    This is wonderful cuttlefish clock – back view – the front has a simple clock face.


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    Elijah, that is a beautiful clock! Front view is gorgeous, too! http://www.simpsongallaghergallery.com/Artwork.cfm?artworkID=1872&artistID=13

    At that price, though, all I can do is look.

    All I want for Cephalopodmas…

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