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Cool music. It kind of sounded like the video game “Need For Speed: High Stakes”–except driving a psychedelic squid instead of tricked out tricked out Barracuda.
Tim Tesar says
Way cool! Thanks for sharing. It’s too bad the music is so simple-minded and repetitive.
“Cool music. It kind of sounded like the video game “Need For Speed: High Stakes”–except driving a psychedelic squid instead of tricked out tricked out Barracuda.”
I would buy that game.
Yes, but what does it do? I was waiting for it to plug one of its tentacles into an i-cephalopod or something.
I’d love to know the name of the substance they use. It must be a 25-syllable word or something.
Funny, I don’t remember dropping acid in my Dew this morning…
Kyle W. says
I’m going to get OT but maybe somebody can help me. I’m trying to find an easy-to-understand website/book/video that can help me understand the evolution of plants. The information that is publicly available isn’t very good.
Also, does anyone know of a quote that reads similar to:
“The more one knows about a particular religion, the less inclined one is to believe in it”?
If you have anything, please email me leeroyparnell (at) gmail (dot) com.
After seeing other squidz on this site, I wouldn’t have been surprised to find this was the squid’s natural coloration, maybe for hiding is a disco.
You know, the idea of having trained squid at raves is actually pretty appealing. Forget all of those losers with their glow sticks. Having a living pulsating light show would be much more awesome.
dj empirical says
dude. i’ve been *waiting* for you to post this. :)
this is one of my favorite tracks from last year.
Scott Little says
PZ, I thought that you should listen to this podcast too. A story about how octopii are bad-ass!
“Shark God versus Octopus God”
Should be colossal squid god, but hey at least it is cephalodic greatness!
John Mark says
I was totally expecting the squid to start breakdancing.
But…. it isn’t SCIENTIFIC! Real squids don’t have stars and arrows flashing all over them! This is a blatant misrepresentation of cephalopods!
Except, maybe, if we could genetically engineer a blinking GFP -squid :D
Rey Fox says
“Forget all of those losers with their glow sticks. ”
Done and done. :)
I want to know how to set that (the whole movie) as my desktop background.
Michael X says
Did I just witness cephalopop?
Rev. BigDumbChimp says
ugh. My brain just checked out. What ever you do, DO NOT go to the actual Youtube page for that video. And if you do that. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you read the comments.
I’m serious. Don’t do it. Your brain will very mad at you.
K. Signal Eingang says
Join us next week when we answer the musical question – can your squid do the monkey?
@#7–The quote you are looking to attribute may be one that is an all time favorite of mine; if not, it is close enough. Edgar Rice Burroughs is the author, in one of the Tarzan books. I’ll poke around a bit more, but also see if other readers here might know–if memory serves, it would be Tarzan and the Leopard People (or some similar title). The scene is, roughly: Tarzan is, as he so often was, held captive by the Leopard People, and the best chance at escape is with the help of the High Priestess of said People. She is the one who speaks the line, which you may have gotten exactly, or at least a close enough paraphrase–“The more one knows about a particular religion, the less inclined one is to believe in it”. Even better, she continued “… and I know more about our religion than anyone.”
@17 – Oh my, didn’t you know? In general you should never read YouTube comments. It’s where the Internet stores all of its toxic-level stupid. Very dangerous stuff to wade through unprepared. I think someone’s written a helpful Firefox plugin that automatically hides YouTube comment sections. You might want to consider installing it.
Rev. BigDumbChimp says
As soon as my brain recovers from that full frontal stupidity assault I’ll look into it, assuming there is no lasting damage.
Rey Fox says
“I think someone’s written a helpful Firefox plugin that automatically hides YouTube comment sections.”
I believe it’s called “Don’tScrollDown”, and I think you actually have to install it in your fingers.
Rev, you just don’t understand that dubstep is the browncow slipdicky, you chav. Can you dig it?
Rev. BigDumbChimp says
Ugh, what the hell does this mean?
I need a hipster-doofus to English translation.
I think I’m going to go hit myself in the forehead with a ball peen-hammer for a couple of hours.
Ferrous Patella says
It brings to mind the Prachett’s line about a chameleon on acid trying to look inconspicuous at a disco.
Brownian, OM says
Can’t dance man. In a K-hole.
It’s only a matter of time until the Disco-Institute (pun intended) latches on to this video and starts using it in their own presentations.
I can see it now:
“Who but an Intelligent Designer would give the squid a guitar cable with a 1/4” plug on it? Do you know how complex a 1/4″ plug is? No way it could have evolved by chance while still allowing the squid to be amplified at each stage of the process.”
Plugs and knobs?! Oh noes… it’s a Frankensquid!
Some areas of the YouTube comments that one should never read:
1) Half-hour News Hour clips. Fox’s attempt at comedy, which lasted for all of 16 episodes. Yes, there are people who thought it was funny.
2) Videos about science. I know most Pharyngulites are eager to learn about all the new discoveries & developments, but I implore you not to read the comments. Cranks of every stripe.
3) Vids tagged with “Ann Coulter”. She has fans. They like to come to your channel. ‘Nuff said.
4) Videos about culture & history. While there are some pseudohistorians here, most of the bile comes from racist pricks. If the video is related to the Middle East, someone will inevitably post “Bomb Iran!”.
5) Perez Hilton’s channel. I warned you.