15 November 2013 at 4:43 pm
The Vorlon Ambassador would like a word with you.
15 November 2013 at 4:47 pm
15 November 2013 at 4:49 pm
I’ve heard of firefly squid, but never Firefly-class transport Octopus.
15 November 2013 at 4:56 pm
Probably not the sort of being that one should tell to “Bite Me”.
Atticus Dogsbody says
15 November 2013 at 5:12 pm
When I was about 10 years old, holidaying at the beach, I saw three of those little buggers in a small rock pool.
It’s a Sovereign-class Reaper!
15 November 2013 at 5:42 pm
The blue ringed octopus. It is more deadly than you can possibly imagine.
Nathaniel Frein says
15 November 2013 at 5:51 pm
“Squids, floating through spa~ace”
15 November 2013 at 8:09 pm
Just one of the many creatures Oz has to keep the tourist numbers in check.
15 November 2013 at 8:43 pm
You can, if careful, find these fluorescent octopi on beaches in Sydney Harbour and on sheltered beaches on the New South Wales coast, they are pretty rare though. They apparently light up like the image when threatened or defending itself.
16 November 2013 at 3:33 am
I saw one of those in a rock pool at Mooloolaba once. Scared the crap out of me!
Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says
16 November 2013 at 9:44 am
Don’t make it angry. You won’t like it when it’s angry. Also, when keeping an eye out for it it’s not that physically big.
16 November 2013 at 9:50 am
I saw James Bond do in a baddie one time with one of those. In Octopussy, which was pretty much the low point of a series with lots of low points.
16 November 2013 at 9:52 am
dang you, jaytheostrich, you beat me to it!
Ambassador Kosh sez, “Been there, done that.”
16 November 2013 at 9:54 am
Atticus’s handle reminds me of the recent news that Baldrick (“A Dogsbody”) was knighted: http://boingboing.net/2013/11/12/baldrick-knighted.html
17 November 2013 at 9:25 pm
Hey Robster (comment #10),
Just a small detail – in standard English, the plural of “octopus” is “octopusses”. It can also legitimately be “octopodes” if you feel like strictly honouring Greek conventions, but many people dislike this construction.
It can NEVER correctly be “octopi”. You simply cannot bung a second declension Latin pluralisation onto a fourth declension Greek noun willy-nilly and expect to get away with it.
Complete discussion here…
Now go and write “Romani Ite Domum!” one hundred times in big letters on any public wall space you can find.
17 November 2013 at 9:28 pm
When I was little and our Dad used to take to Sydney’s Northern beaches on the weekend, we were under strict instructions not to touch it if we ever saw one of these fellows. We never did.
David Marjanović says
17 November 2013 at 9:33 pm
However, in ancient times, Oidipous was occasionally declined as if he had been Oidipos.
Domos. It’s domos, because they don’t all go to the same home.