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Nov 26 2011

Anti-Caturday post

Cats are so undignified, yowling and screeching and spraying urine all over the place. They should take a lesson from the noble sea cucumber, rising erect, proud and firm from the sea floor, and quietly, affirmatively ejaculating long voluminous streams of gametes that gaily wave from the tip, like a pennon in the breeze.

There’s more at Echinoblog, if this sample of priapic holothurians is inadequate for you. Strangely, most of these videos come from Japan. I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.

(Also on Sb)

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  1. 1
    Glen Davidson

    Aw well, fapping.

    Notice that they’re blind…

    Glen Davidson

  2. 2
    'Tis Himself

    I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.

    Says the man with a fixation on cephalopods.

  3. 3
    Kimpatsu

    I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.
    Not as much as in the Western world , apparently.
    http://www.debito.org/?p=9345

  4. 4
    ChasCPeterson

    I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.

    The internet is available should you wish to slake that thirst for knowledge right quick. So I’m told.

  5. 5
    PZ Myers

    I don’t really want to know…

  6. 6
    Tom Allen

    I’m sure you’ve seen “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife” then.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_of_the_Fisherman%27s_Wife

    (NSFH: Not safe for home, if you have young ones or significant others who are curious about what those octopuses are doing with that ama diver in the reproduction of an 1814 Japanese “shunga” print.)

  7. 7
    Glen Davidson

    I’m kind of wondering what happens in Japanese schools. All of those documentaries on Japanese schoolgirls…

    Glen Davidson

  8. 8
    ManOutOfTime

    With fronds like those, who needs anemones? (h/t Marlon the clown fish)

  9. 9
    Baktru

    Sea cucumber…

    When I was in Boracay, Philippines, on holiday, I did a snorkelling day. One of the locals caught a sea cucumber and told us the Chinese do actually eat them. However after showing us the critter, he gently put it back in the sea.

  10. 10
    magic

    “random biological ejaculations” taken on a new level :D
    i think that an example of japanese culture show the results of lack of sex without strict restraining alternative forms of pleasing. i can’t really imagine a catholic priest bounded with celibate, who can survive this unharmed, even some fundamentalists tihgten with moral hypocrisy. it is the reason why they talkin about the disgusting sex-obssessed culture. this culture arose (see second vid :D) from restraining the discussion about sex and activity itself.

  11. 11
    Zeno

    I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.

    … and if I can interest my wife in it.

    [Of course, PZ didn't actually say that out loud.]

  12. 12
    Dick the Damned

    Zeno, PZ said, “I don’t really want to know…” Ah-ha! Methinks he doth protest too much. (As they say.)

  13. 13
    stubby

    Are you sure that’s a Japanese video? I ask because I don’t see a Japanese woman paying entirely too much attention to the sea cucumber’s nipples. Wait, it doesn’t have nipples? Never mind.

  14. 14
    Geoff

    Great. I was eating pasta and sausages. Now I’ve lost my appetite.

  15. 15
    Jim

    Cats are most certainly not undignified.

  16. 16
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.

    Probably much of the same fucking things that go in in other bedrooms.

    By the way, if there are sea cucumbers, where are the sea pickles?

  17. 17
    Blondin

    I wonder what ever possessed the first person who looked at something like that and thought, “I wonder what that tastes like.”

  18. 18
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    I wonder what ever possessed the first person who looked at something like that and thought, “I wonder what that tastes like.”

    Impending starvation?

  19. 19
    'Tis Himself

    I wonder what ever possessed the first person who looked at something like that and thought, “I wonder what that tastes like.”

    As Father Ogvorbis said, impending starvation.

    People do not eat things like bird’s nests and escamoles just for grins and giggles. When the choice is between eating anything even remotely edible and starvation, then starvation ends up in second place.

  20. 20
    Aitor

    Alexandria,
    thank you for sharing.

    I really wish that your parents come around.

    Anyone’s sexuality is just a tiny fraction of who they are, and a private bit at that. That any people around you may choose to shun you for that is the tell-tale of bigotry and idiocy.

    Do you pursue personal and social betterment, do you help others, do you share wisdom, do you interact with others in truth and honesty?
    Then I (and I expect most reasonable people) would consider you a magnificent being.

    Like I said, hope your parents shed their hate.

    Warmest regards,
    Aitor.

  21. 21
    unbound

    “Cats are so undignified, yowling and screeching and spraying urine all over the place.”

    Where the heck are you finding these kinds of cats?

    Just a hint, but if you have a cat doing that and is pushing 30 to 40 pounds while still lean, it’s called a Bobcat…not a house cat. And you probably don’t want him in your house at that point…

  22. 22
    Pteryxx

    I actually have eaten sea cucumber once, cooked in butter on deck of the very boat it was caught from. Which might explain a few things, if this is what it was up to beforehand…

  23. 23
    Jezzie

    Was that supposed to be posted in organisms? … or orgasms?

  24. 24
    shouldbeworking

    PZ’s list is incomplete. Cats:
    Are Arrogant
    Shed especially when I wear dark clothes
    Shred my newspaper before I read it
    Must always be on the other side of any closed door
    Are affectionate when you are working on the computer, but when you curled up watching a good movie on tv

  25. 25
    =8)-DX

    @10 magic
    The things that are perverse about Catholic priests are that they:
    – Wear dresses while raging against transvestites or women dressing like men.
    – Are supposed to provide marital councelling while living as celibate virgins themselves.
    – Read passages from a scripture full of sex and violence (with alternating homoeroticism), and preach sermons fuelled by their own sexual frustration.
    – Pretend they don’t masturbate, only in a perverse way, unlike everyone else.
    – Sit in wooden boxes listening to young girls’ and boys’ early sexual “sins”.

  26. 26
    =8)-DX

    @Aitor
    Hey, I reposted your message on the correct thread so Alexandria can read it, hope you don’t mind.

  27. 27
    RFW

    P-zed:

    I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.

    I’m really beginning to wonder about what goes on in the bedrooms of Morris, Minnesota…

    …Or in the minds of the evolutionary biologists of the place.

    As for catses, all I can say is, P-zed, you have been mixing with the wrong class of cats. To take your complaints about our feline symbionts seriatim:

    Cats are so undignified…

    Excuse me? Cats are a model of dignity. That is a well-known fact.

    …yowling and screeching…

    True, female cats in heat, especially Siamese, can really take the cake with their incessant yowling, but most cats these days are neutered and only some of them are inveterate yowlers. And anyway, they make up for their vocal fireworks with mellow purrs in the middle of the night as they snuggle up to you.

    …and spraying urine all over the place.

    Usually a symptom of too many cats. My vet once told me that if you have three or more cats, you almost certainly have at least one cat spraying. It’s an anxiety reaction to over-crowding. The solution is to buy a much bigger house to alleviate the problem.

    When is cephalopodmas?

  28. 28
    William

    Anti-Anti-Caturday post:

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/11/he_looks_cute_and_adorable.php

  29. 29
    PZ Myers

    I actually have eaten sea cucumber once, cooked in butter on deck of the very boat it was caught from.

    That’s how I had it the first time, too! It was ambrosial: light and flaky, a delicious melt-in-your-mouth flavorful meat.

    I am drooling right now. But I look outside, where it’s a blustery mix of rain and snow, and dry land as far as I can see, and have no way to sate my newly aroused appetite. You bastard.

  30. 30
    Glen Davidson

    There’d be no feral cat problem if the damned critters would just taste good.

    Glen Davidson

  31. 31
    A3Kr0n

    Catsnakes are real, and they have retractable tentacles!
    Rain/snow. Ha ha suckers, we don’t get that until tomorrow!

  32. 32
    Thoughtform

    Anti-atheist post…
    http://michaelprescott.typepad.com/michael_prescotts_blog/2011/11/checkmate.html

  33. 33
    jj7212

    I have been living in Japan on and off for about 12 years. There are videos here involving naked chicks and sea creatures. I’m not joking. I’m talking about fish, squid, octopi, ect… being thrown all over the girls while they gag themselves on it. Seriously! My friend and I have seen it in the ‘DVD’ shops!
    I’d like to buy one just to see, but my J-wife would probably throw me out! lol

  34. 34
    John Morales

    [cross-threadulation]

    In the old (SB) Pharyngula, Rosie Redfield commented thus:

    “…what goes on in Japanese bedrooms.”

    Have you forgotten about kokigami, the ancient Japanese tradition of dressing up the penis in paper costumes? Here’s an octopus.

  35. 35
    Fleet an

    @Pteryxx

    …the very boat it was caught plucked from.

    FTFY, surely, no?

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