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It’s lovely. However, those arm gestures could be a form of semaphore communication, spell-casting or expansive gesticulation to accompany some rhetoric. It does seem pretty intense about it. :-D
Well, evil-overlordish if “Evil Overlord” includes squeee-inducingly cute.
Semaphore, my ass. Clearly, this little one is doing the robot.
Testing, testing, sciblogs is eating my posts in moderation again….
Lee Harrison says
That is SO Cthulhu – love it.
Gotta say – I love all the friday cephalopods. Keep it up, PZ, and thanks.
Andrew Dodds says
SEF – If YOU were plankton and realised that your chances of reaching adulthood withoug getting filtered and digested by one of several thousand different species was about 1 in a gazillion, you’d be pretty intense as well..
This one looks like one I saw at the tattoo parlor the other day that basically screamed “PZ”. Imagine the same arm gestures in a rather ferocious-looking octopus with a banner that said “Death from Below”. I’ve even tried looking online for it, but it was an original from that parlor :(
Colin M says
Sorry everyone, but I just had to caption this one. LOLctopus!
I note this morning that the new Lio comic Anthology will have a great title:
“Happiness is a Squishy Cephalopod”
I know its first on my Christmas list.
Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.
“LOLctopus” is rather cthuloidly unpronounceable. It could be a lolopod instead.
All hail His High Holiness of Octopi, Pope Defilippi.
Prepare to get really blessed.
Ronald Brak says
I want one as a hat.
Rey Fox says
I, for one, welcome our new widdle cefwopod overlords. Yes I do yes I do!
frau im mond says
Scientists Engineer 12-Headed Jellyfish. Article explains HOW they did it, but not WHY…
Now that perfectly matches the exterior paint of my car! I would love to have that little guy hanging from my rearview, possibly waving his arms to match my direction. He beats my boyfriend’s Velocity Jesus, but not by much.
*Sigh* A girl can dream though.
Are you sure about that?
K. Engels says
Ia! Ia! Macrotritopus larva Fhtagn!
Aaron Kinney says
Oh no, its SQUIDKING!
Damn, you’d need a whole lot of those to make a good salad…i would think you could substitute them for jellyfish in a Vietnamese jellyfish salad.
Ronald Brak says
SEF, Currently I have one team working on creating a giant Macrotritopus larva large enough to wear as a hat and another team working on a way to shink me small enough to wear one as a hat. The second team is of course a ruse. Once they perfect the shrinking technology I shall use it on them and feed the entire team to my new headgear.
Tom @Thoughtsic.com says
It worked out for Harry Potter, didn’t it?
“Who’s the little fear demon?”
But it’s just a wee baby. awwwwww
Hmmmm….next-generation human/Dalek hybrid…now with TWO eyes!
That would make an excellent badge or sticker. Does PZ consider getting shirts for his blog or want to have a nifty little logo? Because it’s both fearsome and cute, as others have said! :)
Justin Moretti says
The body sac, or gut sac, or whatever, above the head and tentacles, reminds me disturbingly of Sauron’s Eye from the LOTR films.
There’s a place for cephalopod macros to rival cat macros, I’m sure. CephLOLopods.
Natalie Wagner says