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October Mermaid says
That reminds me, though everyone’s probably already seen this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1q8UhcIu40
Reed Braden says
Well, I’m turned on!
I sent it to my favourite CUDDLE-fish.
(sorry, couldn’t resist)
seriously, I posted it her Facebook. we’re total nature show nerds.
Cuttlefish, OM says
an evolutionary biology Valentine’s Day poem.
Why I love you and you love me–
Which anyone can plainly see–
Is mostly in our genes.
No, not the ones you buy in stores,
But what a scientist explores–
I like the way you look in yours,
And you know what that means.
That gave me a lovely, warm feeling in my tentacles…
Reminds me, have you seen the tentacle implants? Creepy and cool at the same time, and I thought of you immediately.
That’s just SO hot…
A little too late for a valentine’s gift, but here’s some hot cephalopod bling for your next special occasion:
Or perhaps Mrs. PZ is threatened by your “passion” for these creatures(?)… in which case you should buy a little something for yourself.
rich (richmanwisco) says
Aww…such cute little googly eyes. They make them look almost….human.
I love the bioluminescent ink of the vampire squid!
I’ve been lurking this blog for awhile, but I have to ask: Whats the deal with cephalopods? I think there is an inside joke I’m missing.
Rey Fox says
Jason: You’re missing nothing.
Dave Godfrey says
Jason: Cephalopods are awesome. Isn’t that enough?
Nice picture, the Grimpoteuthis is very cute
(The Taningia danae is all wrong though, the fins are far too small, and adults lack tentacles.)
Denis Loubet says
Dammit! Those tentacle implants should be a double row of alternating suckers with decreasing radius approaching the wrist on the INSIDE of the forearm. Don’t these guys even LOOK at a chephalopod before they stick shit under their skin?
Dave Godfrey says
They’re quite clearly emulating the Zygons. Not cephalopods.
If that makes you hot, check this out:
Wasn’t that wanker Simmons saying something about front-to-front copulation being unique to humans?
Ah, my bad — Looking back I see he said it was “relatively rare”, and proceeded to name a whole bunch of other animals that do it.
PZ seems to have gotten a shout-out in a Webcomic today. Check out the bottom left panel in today’s Muertitos.
The artist even spelled it right- “PZ Myers’ 12 months of hot squid”.
I’ll see your cephalopods and raise you .
Oops, that was supposed to read “and raise you a baboon’s arse“.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to PZ and all his tentacly buddies!!!!
Have a cactus.
I’ve been showing my cephalopod love for quite some time. Since it’s far too late for anyone to get these for Valentine’s Day now so I hope the shameless plug is okay: http://noadi.cywh.com/image/Misc_Art/cephalopod_pins.html
Bill Klee says
My wife hangs old valentine’s day cards around the house – the one in the bathroom has two cats in jammies, and the question, “What’s the best thing in life?” on the front.
Every time I see it, I think, “To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of their women.”
I must not quite be in the v-day spirt.