Carnival of the Liberals #76 » « Eugenie Scott’s birthday! Friday Cephalopod: Regal Sepia apama Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Carnival of the Liberals #76 » « Eugenie Scott’s birthday!
Fred Mounts says
But, does it write poetry?
Not so impressive after all, eh?
Glen Davidson says
He doesn’t allow any nonsense in his classes!
Sven DiMilo says
Again with the Sepia obama? Didn’t you mean “Presidential”?
Obviously pompous and bored.
I prefer these ones, they are more tasty
Is that beastie damaged? It looks as if something took a bite out of it near where the tentacles meet the head (forgive my laymaness if I’m using the wrong terminology for squid anatomy).
Brownian, OM says
Looks like a big ‘C’; it must have had a run-in with a deranged McCain supporter.
What? Too soon?
Sven DiMilo says
Laff o’ the day, and no, right on time.
It just has very shaggy (and untrimmed) eyebrows – and rather drooping jowels.
Deranged McCain support was annoyed by the Obama bumper sitcker on Squidworth’s car?
Ole Blue says
How does it catch food? It scares it’s food to death!
Todd story; she lied, and has admitted it.
The link didn’t work, so here’s another. The Todd “B for Obama” story is a lie.
The Vet Who Did Not Vet
Made of WIN!
Jon Anderson says
Piglet squid: http://www.cabrilloaq.org/piglet.html
Martin Christensen says
Nay, it it merely its gaze that commands its prey into submission.
I’ve been looking with awe upon the stuff from Cephalopods: A World Guide. They’re not just pictures, they’re portraits! Somebody’s been picking illustrations with extreme prejudice. I hope the photogs are getting showered with gold for their stunning work.
Regal?! How un-American! Death to kings!
He looks sad.
But to be fair, I’d prolly be pretty sad if I looked like that, too.
Wow, that one’s a bit scary. Just how big is that?
Wow, its coloring feel so very prismatic. Like a, a rainbow squid.
Pavlovian conditioning in the (pretty brainless) Nautilus.
It took me a while to recall the name, but Clement Freud (or accompanying dog!) is the person / mammal of which that cephalopod reminds me – having a droopy, dignified but somewhat disappointed-in-you expression.
Is it wrong that with every Friday cephalopod, if it is really remarkable, I inevitably ask myself, “I wonder what THAT tastes like”?
Ima go with no. Bring on the calamari! Bring on the tako!
Perhaps a disembodied Mind Flayer?
It certainly looks like it could eat your brain.
Looks kinda Rastafarian
Nice sepia! :D
Cephalopod identification please! Spaciest thing I’ve seen, looks like someone ripped off Independence Day.
Looks like the predator.
GET TO DA CHOPPA!
ryan cuggy says
PZ, get ready to renounce your atheism! I know I have! I’ve discovered the one true faith, and now I can talk to an octopus!
(hilarious spoof of scientology by the makers of tv show “look around you”)