A children’s movie titled Lost and Found is out; it features a little boy and a penguin. Bleh, you say, penguins are so trite…there is nothing compelling in that. However, there is a scene in which the two protagonists are rescued by a friendly cephalopod.
I must endorse this excellent attempt to beguile young children into trusting giant tentacled entities — it will serve us well when the Old Ones come.
(via Sarah Ditum)
I for one welcome our Old tentacled overlords.
True Bob says
Where’s the “MWUAAHAHAHAHAHAAA!”?
Reference to Japanese tentacle porn in 4.. 3… 2…
Cedric Katesby says
We should all dance under a gibbious moon in worship.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh C’thulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn
Much, much better than CS Lewis.
HidariMak, I was thinking something like that after I read, “…beguile young children into trusting giant tentacled entities…” Eh… Japan.
'Tis Himself says
There may be cephalopods in that movie, but are there narwahls?
Cuttlefish, OM says
Dang goody-goody octopus, spoiling our fearsome reputation…
Ia! Ia! Cthulu fthangn! IA!!!
recovering catholic says
Haven’t seen you here recently, Cuttlefish, was beginning to worry about you! (I just ordered one of your lovely tshirts…)
Cuttlefish has shirts?! Why am I sitting here in my ginch when I could be adorned in cephalopic metered rhymes?
This was on TV in the UK over christmas, and it’s lovely – it’s based on a book by Irish children’s author Oliver Jeffers, who writes and illustrates truly delightful kids’ stories.
Sven DiMilo says
Fuck, Brownian. had to google “ginch” and now…the mental image…ew
Nerd of Redhead, OM says
Just under the header picture right side is a link to CafePress. Shirts and coffee mugs with the Cuttlefish logo.
Mark Borok says
ENOUGH WITH THE PENGUINS!!!!
Why couldn’t it just be a movie about a boy and an octopus?
The Biologista says
PZ just can’t get enough of Cthulhu n’ pals!
Remember, the cephalopod in the Harry Potter series is a friendly one. And it saved a kid’s life!
Should we really be eating them?
Oh, it’s sure easy to complain Sven, but can you suggest any cephalopod-themed trouser manufacturers? I thought not.
Hmm. Looks like the temperature’s dropping.
Pity I can’t stop thinking of The Kraken Wakes, but WTF :-)
the pro from dover says
If cephalopods are so darn smart why would they rescue us beyond the obvious soylent green application? And as far as eating them; fried squid at the Denver Greek Fair every June mmmmm. (at the orthodox church just east of Leetsdale on Alameda.)
Is it true that penguin tastes like vulture?
That’s a much more fair and balanced representation of our tentacled Overlords.
I’m so sick of these liberals and their biased depictions of the Great Ones as slavering monsters.
Monado, FCD says
Currently watching cute baby squid on National Geographic TV show about marine life: whales, dolphins, sardines, squids…
Laugh. For man kind’s sake, laugh less the Elder Ones take notice… A very cute and affectionate cephalopod, though.
Who told you about the Old Ones? There’s no such thing, just keep going about you business…
(IA it’s hard to type with tentacles, oh crap, stop typing lackey, backspace backspace, no that’s enter
I watched this over Christmas. It’s a lovely story and beautifully made. The animation is simply gorgeous.