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Jan 13 2013

May every blessing have this outcome

While carrying out some obscure and pointless ritual on the sea, an orthodox priest instead manages to catch the attention of something far more interesting.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

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  1. 1
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    There, there, poor little octopus. The eBil priestie man won’t hurt you.

  2. 2
    McC2lhu doesn't want to know what you did there.

    Well, this just proves the premise of the Red Lights movie you pooh-poohed earlier. There’s all the mindless humminah-humminah of the swallowers of a bullshit mythology, et voila, octopodes! Magic, I tells ya, pure magic!

  3. 3
    Constantinos Michael

    I like how the priest rambles on, but nobody cares!

  4. 4
    DLC

    I was rather expecting him to catch a Jesus-Fish. α

  5. 5
    Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought

    Er.. this doesn’t look like it ended all that well for the octopus.

  6. 6
    Gregory Greenwood

    Get your meaningless gee-gaws out of my ocean, foul air-breather!

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    Beatrice @ 5;

    Er.. this doesn’t look like it ended all that well for the octopus.

    Sadly, that does seem to be the case. It would have been better all round if a larger cephalpod had eaten the priest instead.

  7. 7
    mace134

    @5

    :( Poor bugger was just curious…

  8. 8
    LykeX

    They do seem to be rather rough with the poor ‘pus. Why didn’t they just throw it back in the water?

  9. 9
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Why didn’t they just throw it back in the water?

    Priest was asking the ocean to bless the humans with food. Ocean did that.

  10. 10
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Aaaaaaaaaand to continue:

    Ocean did that. Would seem impolite not to eat the food the ocean just provided. Might piss off the gods.

  11. 11
    indicus

    Is… is that a noodly appendage I see? The FSM has blessed us with his appearance! PBUH!

  12. 12
    steve oberski

    Good to see that some of the audience had the appropriate response to the ritual – laughter.

    I thought the “singing” in the church I was forced to attend as a child was bad, but that was really bad.

  13. 13
    Zeno

    Silly Orthodox clerics, blessing the sea in hopes of ensuring a bountiful harvest of seafood! It’s completely unreasonable and not at all like the time our parish’s Catholic priest blessed my parents’ new car to preserve it and its occupants from harm. That worked perfectly (until the accident in which it was totaled).

  14. 14
    tsig

    All fishermen want to know, what was he singing?

  15. 15
    Felix

    “blessing the sea in hopes of ensuring a bountiful harvest of seafood”

    It’s not superstition, you ignorant fools! It’s religion! Religion! Totally different! Sofistimicated!

  16. 16
    shouldbeworking

    Three seconds into the video the words to the Newfoundland song “squid jigging ground” popped into my mind.

  17. 17
    Mobius

    And of course the man was blessed by His noodly appendage.

  18. 18
    boadinum

    Where’s a giant squid when you need one? I guess we’ll have to wait until the 27th.

  19. 19
    Leanchoilia

    Oof, I started wincing when they were using various orifices to tug on the octopus.

  20. 20
    dysomniak "They are unanimous in their hate for me, and I welcome their hatred!"

    I don’t really find this entertaining at all. And I guarantee the octopus didn’t.

  21. 21
    Crudely Wrott

    Who caught who? Or, which caught which?

    It looked for a moment there as if the mighty cephalopod had the upper hand. Or, the upper tentacle, or, the hand of a human in its tentacles.

    Too bad that we didn’t get a better look at the second catch. Perhaps it pulled someone down into the cold, dark depths to explain their deeds to the darkest of underlords?

  22. 22
    harvardmba

    Another post demonstrating the endless idiocy of myers. Apparently seeing morons catch and otherwise harm an animal is a blessing! Oh, and interesting! I guess when you’ve tortured animals yourself in the lab (in the name of scientific progress, of course) seeing something like this is rather benign.

  23. 23
    Zeno

    harvardmba: Is there an opportunity where you live to obtain counseling to help with your comprehension problem? (It would be a blessing to you.)

  24. 24
    Lofty

    Apparently having a Harvard MBA does strange things to your comprehension.

  25. 25
    chigau (違う)

    Hey everybody!
    Did you know that Harvard grants MBA degrees?

  26. 26
    abear

    Apparently having a Harvard MBA does strange things to your comprehension.

    Did I mention Greg Laden went to Harvard?

  27. 27
    Gregory Greenwood

    harvardmba @ 22;

    Do you hear that whistling sound?It is the point sailing over your head.

    Again.

  28. 28
    Inaji

    Did I mention Greg Laden went to Harvard?

    Harvard and Harvard Business School – not the same thing.

    Idiot.

  29. 29
    chigau (違う)

    Harvard and Harvard Business School – not the same thing.

    Ah, yes, Caine. But does harvardmba understand that?
    Shouldn’t xir ‘nym be harvardbsmba?

  30. 30
    Nick Gotts

    Shouldn’t xir ‘nym be harvardbsmba? – chigau

    It is strangely appropriate that “Business School” abbreviates to “BS”.

  31. 31
    newfie

    16. shouldbeworking
    Three seconds into the video the words to the Newfoundland song “squid jigging ground” popped into my mind.

    Same here. Dangling a shiny object in the water and pulling it up and down is squid jiggin’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijLPFNOhx_o

  32. 32
    michaelolsen

    Mr proud of his Harvard mba should either get a refund or Harvard should sue him. Unless they can join together and bottle his distilled inabillity to read and from that derive a cure for dyslexia.

  33. 33
    jba55

    I’m pretty sure this is how everything got started in Innsmouth. We need a video of the next ritual, I bet it’s even more obscure, less comprehensible and gets much more dramatic results.

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