Nov 11 2011

Bad Pun Of The Day

I don’t mind eels
Except as meals
And the way they feels

–Ogden Nash

This video shows the favored result of an encounter between an octopus and a moray eel. There are other videos out there that show a different result; you can find those yourself. We are cephalopod people here.

Looks mighty tasty to me.
Eel heaven, eel heaven, eel heaven…


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  1. 1

    When an eel’s in the sand,
    And it bites off your hand,
    That’s a moray….

  2. 2

    no doubt about it, the eel drew first.

    Sometimes you get the cephalopod,
    and sometimes the cephalopod gets you.

  3. 3

    [Kim Deal]

    ♪ This moray’s gone to heaven ♪

    [/Kim Deal]

  4. 4

    I had to watch this probably five times before I realized that that bright blue thing under the octopus was, in fact, the eel, and not another tentacle.

  5. 5

    If you’re an eel
    The true ideal
    Is spending life just soaked

    The eight-armed feel
    You’re quite a deal
    But first you should be choked

    I share their zeal
    But as a meal
    I do prefer you smoked.

    November time is eel time in these parts of the world (southern Scandinavia), and smoked eel is just one of the many different ways it is prepared (actually, there are several ways of smoking eel as well!).

    In contrast with meals on mermaid, there is no fatwa on eating eel, and if there is, we would ignore it anyway. Also, choosing the right libation for eel is much easier: it’s beer and Artemisia-flavored vodka. Thus, in death as in life, the eel will be appropriately soaked, along with its final host…

  6. 6
    Paula Helm Murray

    If a fish bites your face
    and it looks like a snake
    it’s a mor-ay.

  7. 7

    lol, Ragutis.

  8. 8

    Blessed be the Cephalopod God for creating the ocean perfectly tuned for anago.

  9. 9

    When an eel bites your thigh
    and the pain makes you cry
    That’s a moray!

    I think I saw that in one of Spider Robinson’s books.

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