1. Bride of Shrek says

    Oh, how cute, octo-mobiles. Gotta get me one of those to hang above my daughter’s cot.

  2. Schwa says

    I think the joke in the picture is that one of those sorts of Japanese clothes hangy thingies is called an octopus.

  3. Bride of Shrek says

    Anyone else vaguely disturbed by the fact that PZ needs to be REMINDED to wash his underwear?

  4. Cthulhu says

    Alright…that’s it!!! I expect 3 fried fundies as an offering at the next ritual. The saltier the better…

  5. October Mermaid says

    Spooky. Oh, and uh, hey, speaking of underwear washing, whatever you do, don’t air-dry that stuff, man.

    I heard a charming story yesterday about a South African man who left his socks outside to dry and, well… a bot fly left a little present in there. Guess how THAT story ended.

    Sometimes I really hate nature.

  6. says

    I heard a charming story yesterday about a South African man who left his socks outside to dry and, well… a bot fly left a little present in there. Guess how THAT story ended.

    Not with his scrotum, I hope, although a guy…socks…it’s not totally out of the question.

    Sometimes I really hate nature.

    Mr. thalarctos, who is allergic to only two things–food and nature–says he wants to be very rich someday, just so we can support all the conservation causes we care about, and then he can sit at home and watch nature on our big-screen TV.

  7. Bride of Shrek says

    Funny PZ, I had you pegged as more of a pantyhose kind of guy and not really into SUSPENDERS (geddid, SUSPENDERS- you see the octopusses are SUSPENDED on SUSPENDERS and since stockings are held up with SUSPENDERS and its an underwear themed thread, so you see.. oh, forget about it.) I suck at humour. At least its better than the “Victoria’s Sqidret” catalogue joke I was tempted to say.

  8. Michael X says

    You see hanging squid and think underwear?
    I wonder how you do on Rorschach tests?
    (I feel a segue coming!)
    And now, some vaudeville.

    PZ Myers sits down for his Rorschach test.

    “Mr Myers, please tell me what you see”
    “And how about this one?
    “… ok this one?”
    -“… um… Squid”
    “Mr Myers you are apparently obsessed with Squid!”
    -“Well you’re the one showing me all the squiddy pictures!”

    Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all night. Tip your waitress, and try the calamari, it’s fantastic.

  9. October Mermaid says

    “Not with his scrotum, I hope, although a guy…socks…it’s not totally out of the question.”

    I’m not ashamed to admit that I began sobbing as soon as I read that. Why, nature? Why!?

    (Oh, and I don’t know how to quote, so appologies for the stupidity on display).

  10. Bride of Shrek says

    October Mermaid

    We’re cracking jokes about a few slimy things looking like underwear. I think we’ve all reached new bounds for stupidity on display so welcome, you’re in good company.

  11. Michael X says

    Whoa there Bride O’. I don’t know about the rest of you, but my bit was fantastic!

    “…all the squiddy pictures!” You see what I did there?! That’s comic GOLD. It’s worth, like, 3 pies in the face. No excuse me while I absentmindedly walk towards this conspicuously placed banana peel on the floor…

  12. October Mermaid says

    I would totally make a squid joke if I could come up with one! That horrifying Cracked article about the five scariest bugs (I think I got the link from this blog, in fact!) really destroyed my ability to laugh or love. Did you know there are ants that shriek before attacking you? THERE ARE! Why? Why are there ants that do this!?

    Also, everybody here seems super nice, so I didn’t mean any offense or anything. I was a little embarassed to just start commenting out of nowhere, but it’s actually been really pleasant.

  13. Carlie says

    As per nature, I like this quote from Neil Gaiman:””Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and to die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It’s because spiders think this is funny, and they don’t want you ever to forget them.””

  14. Bride of Shrek says

    Spiders have a sense of humour? Oh, for fucks sake, I’m scared enough of them as it is, now I have to worry about one creeping up on me and acting like Billy Crystal. I’m not kidding, the first time a spider does a fart joke, I’m outta here, life is not worth living.

  15. Scrofulum says

    I can’t believe no-one has done the “Here’s that sick squid I owe you.” joke.

    Is it cos I is Eng-er-lish?

  16. Bride of Shrek says

    Yes Scrofulum it be because you’re Eng-er-lish ( or Pommm-eeee as we prefer to say here in Aus). Mr Shrek is a Geordie (albeit one with minimal, so he says, glassing experience but a nasty bent for black pud) so I am on to you. The Two Ronnies hardware scene- classic Brit humour- Fork Handles? Four Candles?

  17. Fernando Magyar says

    Spiders have a sense of humour?

    Don’t know about that, but I still laugh at something that my mother did to my sister down in Brazil some years ago.
    She owns a little house in the country and my sister was on the front porch swinging in the hammock and sudenly screamed, there was a very large, Phoneutria Nigriventer, an agressive and rather poisonous jumping spider which can inflict a lethal bite, in the corner next to the hammock. My mother ran outside saw the spider ran back in got a broom threw it out the door and locked the door before my sister could get out of the hammock. She didn’t open the door until my sister had dispatched the spider. Needless to say I had tears streaming down my face and it wasn’t from sadness. Though I did kinda feel a bit sorry for the spider.

  18. Ploon says

    Long-time lurker, first time commenter.

    Nobody thought “Abu Ghraib”? I found myself wondering where these anemony combatants had been apprehended and what susquidcious behaviour warranted it.

    Feel free to groan at the awful puns. Go on, you know you want to.

  19. Bride of Shrek says

    Ok Ploon,

    “Log time lurker, first time commenter”.

    I am tempted to tell you to piss back off to lurking. I mean “susquidcious behaviour”? WTF where yout thinking for your first post????

    Then I thought, self, this person is one of us, a nerd who knows no bounds of good humour or taste. Here is a haven for this lost soul. Be one of us Ploon, be happy that you are amongst soulmates. We are at peace with you dorkiness.

  20. Ploon says

    I honestly hesitated before clicking “Post” on that one. But then again, the thread had gone off the rails – humour-wise – a while ago, so I thought what the heck. I’ll improve, promise.

    Still, nobody was reminded of Abu Ghraib? Or is that considered flogging a dead horse over there in the US?

  21. Interrobang says

    Bride of Shrek — You know, I wouldn’t be surprised if PZ actually does wear “suspenders,” being as we North Americans use the term to refer to those elasticised things that go over the shoulders over one’s shirt and hold one’s pants up, whereas the things with which one holds up one’s stockings are generally called “garters.” I can’t see him as a garter belt type, though, unless maybe the garter belt looked like a garter snake or something…

    Now, a Merry (Black) Widow, perhaps…

  22. Bride of Shrek says

    As long as you keep on spelling “humour” correctly us Southern hemispherians will keep on your side. Pssst. Don’t tell the Yanks- there’s an “u” in humour. Particularly not Noncarb, who’ve I’ve had problems with before and belives aluminium doesn’t have the last “u” in it.I’m not kidding he’ll find a periodic table to prove otherwise.

  23. Kimpatsu says

    The reason Yanks misspell “humour” is because they are so selfish, there is no room for “u” in their language…

  24. Umilik says

    In the words of the infamous Eric Idle: “… always look on the bright side….”
    or as Pilate would have said ” .. which one of these would you like for dinner…”

  25. Luis Daniel says

    That place doesn’t look the Golgotha very much; I expected something more dramatic, with little cuttlebones in the floor and not toys (there is a duck at the bottom right!)

  26. booger says

    If I recall correctly from my long-ago Catholic upbringing, that just may be the Holy Trinity. Now it makes sense.

  27. booger says

    If I recall correctly from my long-ago Catholic upbringing, that just may be the Holy Trinity. Now it makes sense.

  28. Barklikeadog says

    Forgive them father, for they know not what they do.
    Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in fisherman’s stomach.

  29. mudderbadger says

    OHHHHH supper!!! Boiled, baked with olive oil and garlic, or cut up in salad….. Where on earth does one find such delicious octopods?!

  30. Scrofulum says

    I was just looking at the picture and thought how eerie it would be if you could use a crane and have them drifting down a twilit street at dawn, remaining in formation.

    As I’m now a good quarter of the way down a box of Chilean Merlot, I’m having trouble deciding on the appropriate soundtrack to use for such an event.

    Perhaps a Gregorian chant?

  31. Julia says

    Excuce me people, but what a … picture of an actopien is that on the website upstairs? And who are you people? Where do you come frome? because I red one of yours conversation and it sounds weard to me, but ya Who know’s……….