1. says

    That’s the Kraken out of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, isn’t it? Just before Cpt Jack Sparrow gets… oops, nearly gave the plot away.

  2. says

    In all fairness, however, the cow should be made of a mollusc secretion, not the mollusc itself. So, would that leave us with an ink drawing of a cow? Or would we go so far as to use shells?

  3. says

    That’s wild! I thought–for one horrible moment–that it only had seven arms. Then I noticed the eighth tucked away on the other side of the table. (I got a brief flashback to a dreadful time when a graphic designer was doing some biological illustrations for us and produced an octopus with seven arms because it looked ‘better’ that way. Don’t ask. Just don’t ask.)

  4. says

    They used to use squid ink as an ingredient on Iron Chef (the old Japanese episodes), so I figure you could use anything and it would still be considered edible to someone.

  5. says

    Squid ink is edible: I have a recipe from the Basque about squid cooked with a sauce made of its own ink.
    I should share it with you guys.

  6. says

    Seriously, they should milk enough squids to make a cow sculpture, not calamari.

    Either way, the cephalopods will not be pleased. But really, when are they ever really happy.

  7. Judy L. says

    only seven tentacles? that would make it a Septopus, as featured in the Home Movies episode “The Heart Smashers”; it even had a theme song:

    “Beware the mighty Septopus/He’s a crazy guy/He lives atop a submarine/And he’s always eating pie”.

    this butter sculpture was featured at the Canadian National Exhibition. it was one of the nicer features in the agriculture exhibit; i hated having to look at the “market” pig who, the sign on her pen told us, had about 2 weeks left to live before she would be slaughtered.

  8. says

    How many cows were slaughtered to make that sculpture?

    Rush Limbaugh Aug 30:

    “We didn’t teach them how to slaughter the cow to get the butter. We gave them the butter.”