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May 25 2012

Friday Cephalopod: And I would name him Sandy

(via Jared)

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  1. 1
    pentatomid

    Sandy huh? Hmmm… I would have gone with Andrew Gogglesworth McDune, but okay.

  2. 2
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    Bestiality post!

    Sicko

  3. 3
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Really? I think in the Aussie vernacular “Rocky” would be the obvious chocie of nym!

    (Just to muddy the waters!)

  4. 4
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @1. pentatomid :

    Sandy huh? Hmmm… I would have gone with Andrew Gogglesworth McDune,

    McDune – is that a meat dune with nice buns?

    (Is there any sort of dune besides a sand dune btw?)

  5. 5
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    .. And as soon as I click submit for that I think of the dunes on Titan. Made of complex tholins / ethane / organics~ish / who knows what exactly but NOT silicon rich material. Durnnit. Murphy’s law.

  6. 6
    Erülóra Maikalambe

    My spawn turns two tomorrow. She surprised me the other day by correctly identifying a drawing of an octopus. I’d never heard her say it before. It was a little drawing on the back of one of her books, where they advertise other books by the same publisher. She just spontaneously pointed to it and said “opopus!” I assume it’s something she learned at day care.

  7. 7
    pentatomid

    McDune – is that a meat dune with nice buns?

    What? Good heavens no. It’s just that he’s from the McDune clan of the Lommel Sahara*.

  8. 8
    busterggi

    Does he say, “Arf!”?

  9. 9
    andusay

    Isn’t Sandy the name of Little Orphan Annie’s dog? I see a revision in the Play and movie. Annie’s Squid. Definitely make it more interesting.

  10. 10
    andusay

    Buster beat me to it!

  11. 11
    Randomfactor

    (Is there any sort of dune besides a sand dune btw?)

    An explorer who lived on the moon
    with the help of the juice of the prune
    two flexible trowels
    and some badly-stained towels
    created his very own Dune.

    (Not mine, from a years-ago contest. But I can take some credit, so I expropriate gleefully.)

  12. 12
    Glen Davidson

    .. And as soon as I click submit for that I think of the dunes on Titan. Made of complex tholins / ethane / organics~ish / who knows what exactly but NOT silicon rich material. Durnnit. Murphy’s law.

    Sand needn’t be silicon-rich. So I don’t know if the dunes on Titan are composed of particles that are “sand sized” or not.

    Silt dunes are mentioned on earth, and Googling shows that dunes on Mars are sometimes called “silt dunes,” which sounds correct, since I doubt that sand is at all abundant on Mars, while small silt-sized particles are. A quick search didn’t find “silt dunes” on Titan, but those could, for all I know, also be silt dunes.

    Glen Davidson

  13. 13
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ 11. Randomfactor : Love it. Cheers!

  14. 14
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @12. Glen Davidson :

    Sand needn’t be silicon-rich.

    It needn’t?

    Okay, that’s news to me. I thought being silicate was part of the definition.

    Guess that’s my something new learnt for today – cheers.

  15. 15
    Glen Davidson

    Yes, coral sands aren’t rare, and gypsum sand exists at White Sands NM.

    Glen Davidson

  16. 16
    Amphiox

    Isn’t particle size the main classification criteria for sand (and distinguishing criteria with gravel, silt, and clay)? The exact composition doesn’t actually matter, other than originating from some sort of rock from some sort of erosive process?

  17. 17
    pentatomid

    It needn’t?

    Okay, that’s news to me. I thought being silicate was part of the definition.

    Guess that’s my something new learnt for today – cheers

    Indeed. Sand only indicates a certain range in particle size.

  18. 18
    grumpypathdoc

    Glen @ #15

    Ah yes the White Sands of NM. Visited there way back in 1979. The stuff looks like snow and is Soooo white. Blindingly so. The kids loved it.

  19. 19
    lanceleuven

    Badboy!!

  20. 20
    birgerjohansson

    Sandy… Is this a relative?

    “Spitting Image – Randy Andy” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwexhQ-92ws

  21. 21
    DLC

    “pay no attention to the lack of granular appearance, I’m just part of this here sand hill. just laying here, like the other rocks, waiting for dinner . . . “

  22. 22
    yubal

    LoL!

    Sandy. That’s awesome!

  23. 23
    sparks

    That is soooooooo cute.

    Are they good sauteed in olive oil?

  24. 24
    scottjordan

    “Oh, I get it. She’s Sandy. That’s her name, and she’s also covered in… yes!” – SpongeBob SquarePants

  25. 25
    Xavier Ninnis

    Lorna Dune? :,(

  26. 26
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    StevoR

    Yes, sand is defined entirely by grain size. your standard modern western table salt is sand.

    Here’s an example of a chart:
    http://www.pilbarageology.com.au/product_images/p/392/untitled__17034_zoom.JPG

    A soil size chart beyond sand:
    http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes/214.html

    A go-to site for things arenaceous:
    http://throughthesandglass.typepad.com/through_the_sandglass/

  27. 27
    Sandiseattle

    Really? I think he looks more like a Peter, or maybe a Gregg. :-)

  28. 28
    'Tis Himself

    And I would name him Sandy

    I’m gonna love him, and hug him, and pet him, and call him George Sandy.

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