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Jun 18 2012

Weird pairing

All I want to know is…who instigated this unholy coupling? Was it the dolphin getting kinky? Was it the octopus feeling amorous? Or was it possibly a mutually agreed-upon exploration of new sexual frontiers?

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  1. 1
    Mr Ed

    Next Disney Animal buddy film

  2. 2
    NitricAcid

    The octopus was a pickpocket who got stuck.

  3. 3
    Randomfactor

    That was no accident. The octopus did it on porpoise.

  4. 4
    Thomas Lawson

    An abomination for sure.

  5. 5
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    That was no accident. The octopus did it on porpoise.

    GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

  6. 6
    Thomas Lawson

    That can replace the cat dangling on the tree branch in the “Hang in there” and “Holy Shit!” posters.

  7. 7
    Synfandel

    You see? This is what happens when we allow gay and lesbian couples to marry!

  8. 8
    dfarmer1584

    Any port in a storm. Not a bad place to attempt shelter from a hungry dolphin.”Up yours! You murderous mammal.” literally.

  9. 9
    baal

    I’ve heard that male dolphin sexuality is kind of like male human teen agers. If it moves….

  10. 10
    trinebm

    That dolphin looks approximately like any horse that wants to get rid of an annoying passenger/rider/saddle. It’s an impressive buck.

  11. 11
    cyberCMDR

    Obviously the dolphin is a James Bond fan.

  12. 12
    Avo, also nigelTheBold

    Sharktopus!

    Oh. Maybe not.

  13. 13
    Naked Bunny with a Whip

    @nigelTheBold: Indeed. Let’s stop giving The Asylum more ideas for movies, Nature.

  14. 14
    'Tis Himself

    For all we know, the octopus is merely using the dolphin as transportation.

  15. 15
    anthropocene

    Am I the only one who thought Dream of the Dolphin’s Wife?

  16. 16
    hyperdeath

    Shortly afterwards, a disembodied flipper floats to the surface.

  17. 17
    Sili

    I’ve seen enough hentai to know where this is going.

  18. 18
    Stella

    I think we all know by now that cephalopods will fire those spermatophores anywhere.

  19. 19
    nooneinparticular

    Photoshop?

  20. 20
    Dabu

    Dream of the Cetacean’s Wife.

  21. 21
    ChasCPeterson

    No evidence here of anything but a consensual beak-and-radula job. Stop shaming our marine brethren!

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  23. 23
    Blondin

    So are octopus sort of like the gerbils of the sea?

    Better them than sea urchins, I guess.

  24. 24
    frankb

    The dolphin is not so much suffering from crabs as it is from octopus.

  25. 25
    Evader, the parasite-infested branch on the evolutionary tree

    Imagine the offspring they’d have, if they could.

    2 of the 3 smartest creatures on earth right there.

  26. 26
    Akira MacKenzie

    @baal

    Dolphins! The frat boys of he aquatic world.

  27. 27
    carpenterman

    Is this one of those Greek god things? You know, Zeus or Apollo (or one of that crowd) taking on animal form? ‘Cause those sons of bitches would screw *anything*.

  28. 28
    Dabu

    Carpenterman, a friendly heads up: please avoid the word “bitch” in your future postings, as its usage is insulting to women.

  29. 29
    Cephas Borg

    ShadowFin and Max the Gripper cared not for the conventions of their parents’ generation; they just looked forward to the end of the feeding patrol, when they could escape the glances, the bubble-mutterings, and the flipped fins, and explore their bodies together in gleeful exuberance… Awwww.

  30. 30
    Ragutis

    No beak! No beak!

  31. 31
    Therrin

    I suppose it’s less permanent than a piercing.

  32. 32
    Gnumann+,with no bloody irony at all (just an anti-essentialist feminist with a shotgun)

    Therrin: Dunno, an octopus might scar more…

  33. 33
    anteprepro

    Cthulhu’s genitals were stranger than anyone could have imagined. The non-Euclidean horror!

  34. 34
    Maybrick2001

    I have to assume a octophin will result, hence simultaneously giving the creationists the proof they need for Evolution and conclusively disproving it in a two for one display of insanity.

  35. 35
    bbgunn

    Does the octopus get a big, shiny belt buckle for staying on the full eight seconds?

  36. 36
    telamonides

    Rishathra?

  37. 37
    killerbud

    As soon as I saw this I clicked to Pharyngula to see if PZ had already saw it. There is no doubt, the internet octopi are PZ’s personal domain.

  38. 38
    carbonbasedlifeform

    It’s quite obvious that the octopus has bitten off more than it can chew.

  39. 39
    SplendidMonkey

    Succubus?

  40. 40
    stubby

    I, for one, will welcome our squidolphian overlords.

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