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john eden
13-09-2005, 07:36 PM
http://www.uncarved.org/graphics/squid.jpg

Am I the only one here who saw this in the paper at the weekend has been completely disturbed by (and eerily attracted to) it ever since? An acquaintance had to physically cut the photo out of the paper and send it to her boyfriend to stop her obsessively looking at it and Getting The FEAR.

It's just, AWESOMELY weird. more info here:

http://uncarved.org/blog/?p=708

Can we have a colossal squid smiley for Dissensus now?

mms
13-09-2005, 08:28 PM
http://www.uncarved.org/graphics/squid.jpg

Am I the only one here who saw this in the paper at the weekend has been completely disturbed by (and eerily attracted to) it ever since? An acquaintance had to physically cut the photo out of the paper and send it to her boyfriend to stop her obsessively looking at it and Getting The FEAR.

It's just, AWESOMELY weird. more info here:

http://uncarved.org/blog/?p=708

Can we have a colossal squid smiley for Dissensus now?

my girlfriend just told me this is an immature species - they grow up to 3 times that much !!!
is'nt that a brilliant animal ??
you could train it up and have whirlitzer carts on each of its tentacles and get it to spin around in the water and it would be the best fairground ride ever!!

looks like my anthropromorphisim only stretches so far...

Grievous Angel
13-09-2005, 08:40 PM
that's... not real is it?

hint
13-09-2005, 08:40 PM
I bet it absolutely reeks too.

Frightening

Has everyone seen this (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/octopus/media_players_blue/shark_hi.html) video? I think a healthy respect for anything with tentacles is in order.

michael
13-09-2005, 09:49 PM
Jesus, that video is just set up to be menacing, eh? Nasty...

I've read several instances of giant squid washing up, etc. but that photo at top of thread really does look fake to me. The colour, but mostly the texture... it doesn't look at all dirty or sloppy and decaying, and I'd expect it to be at least one of those from other photos I've seen. Maybe it's a left over from an old Doctor Who set? ;) It looks like papier mache or something.

Ness Rowlah
13-09-2005, 10:22 PM
I've got the cutout from the Grauniad Sep 10 in front of me right now.
It's just awesome. It looks like something out of Futurama.

Picture is probably real, the book mentioned in the article is
"Extreme Nature" by Mark Carwardine (out in October according to a quick google).

The questions are -
- does it have two of those eyes?
- can the eye be used as a football for a good kickabout?
- can we have one for the London Aquarium please?

zhao
13-09-2005, 11:31 PM
that is fucking AWESOME.

made MY day that's for DAMN sure.

zhao
14-09-2005, 12:25 AM
a few related articles and sites:

http://tillbait.homestead.com/files/Giant_Squid_pic.jpg

http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues96/may96/myth2_jpg.html

http://www.canadianrockhound.ca/2001/01/cr0105108_squid.html

http://www.poormojo.org/cgi-bin/miki.pl?Squid_F.A.Q.

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/avi/shafran_teachers_creatures.php3

http://www.peabody.yale.edu/explore/giantsquid.html

john eden
14-09-2005, 06:32 AM
The questions are -
- does it have two of those eyes?


yeah the guardian seems to say something about 2 eyes, so maybe there is one round the back? In some ways that makes it marginally less weird for some reason...

Do not doubt the awesome power and god-like existence of the colossal squid, 2step and Michael!

michael
14-09-2005, 07:02 AM
I'm sure the species of squid exists, but look at the article linked to on your own blog (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2910849.stm) and compare the images there with that thing from the Guardian... Same purported species and all... It looks sooooo different. And so unlike any smaller squid.

Check this particular pic (http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/sci_nat/03/squid/img/desk_430.jpg) from that BBC article. No signs of big eyes, no undercoat-of-housepaint-on-papier-mache stylings. ;)

michael
14-09-2005, 07:12 AM
What about a 7 metre squid with huge tentacles with elbows (http://www.calacademy.org/calwild/2002spring/stories/horizons.html)?

I went all cold looking at it.

Woebot
14-09-2005, 08:00 AM
true story:

once when i worked at an advertising agency (WCRS) as a practically intern-level junior employee (first job) as a prank i left a 3 foot-long squid on the star creative's desk when he was out at lunch.

jon, that squid isnt real. is it?

john eden
14-09-2005, 08:08 AM
You sceptics will be first up against the wall when the Church of the Colossal Squid is in the ascendancy!!!

What about this diagram from Confucius' last link, then?

http://www.peabody.yale.edu/images/explore/giantsquid/Aharveyi.jpg

It's not the same species, but it still has "volley ball-sized eye".

And is it likely that Collins would stick plastic invertebrates in a coffee-table book about weird nature?

LET THE COLOSSAL SQUID INTO YOUR HEARTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!

martin
14-09-2005, 08:26 AM
An acquaintance had to physically cut the photo out of the paper and send it to her boyfriend to stop her obsessively looking at it and Getting The FEAR

Charming! What did he do to deserve that?

On a fear rating, I'd put it at about 10 points below Jesus floating off the cross and hovering around mid-air in an empty church at 4am, but 5 points above Islamic terrorism

sufi
14-09-2005, 09:26 AM
you can see the strings

martin
14-09-2005, 09:30 AM
Not necessarily - they'd have to use some sort of winch to hoist it out of the water

john eden
14-09-2005, 09:38 AM
Charming! What did he do to deserve that?


I think she wanted him to protect her from it, but still allow her to see it from time to time.

But apparently he has now destroyed it because she was getting "hysterical, in the manner of a victorian lady". :D

martin
14-09-2005, 10:03 AM
I think she wanted him to protect her from it, but still allow her to see it from time to time.

But apparently he has now destroyed it because she was getting "hysterical, in the manner of a victorian lady". :D

Why are girls so crap? They hate mice. They're scared of non-venomous spiders. They can't stand Big Black records. They'll buy leather shoes, but start gagging and threatening to vomit if you show them a slice of delicious black pudding. And now - they're terrified of The Sixth Secret Master of the World. An excellent description, on your friend's part, of an all too familiar psychosis.

sufi
14-09-2005, 10:46 AM
Not necessarily - they'd have to use some sort of winch to hoist it out of the water
you mean it's not levitating in front of those prostrating lesser mortals
how disappointing

;)

john eden
14-09-2005, 12:33 PM
you mean it's not levitating in front of those prostrating lesser mortals
how disappointing


That time is coming... SOONER THAN YOU THINK!

HMGovt
14-09-2005, 12:59 PM
true story:

once when i worked at an advertising agency (WCRS) as a practically intern-level junior employee (first job) as a prank i left a 3 foot-long squid on the star creative's desk when he was out at lunch.

jon, that squid isnt real. is it?

How strange. I was invited to the Christmas Party of an ad agency I was about to join a few years ago and had to buy a secret santa present for the art director. He ended up with a tentacle-packed jar of squid from Sainsbury's, mainly because it rhymed with the budget of 'five quid'. Turned out his boyfriend was mortally allergic to squid and other fruits of the sea, so I expect it got binned.

sufi
14-09-2005, 05:38 PM
That time is coming... SOONER THAN YOU THINK!

yeah i know, the Yoghurt Slothoth (http://dissensus.com/showthread.php?p=20065#post20065) told me so...

zhao
14-09-2005, 06:24 PM
yeah what happened to that Yoghurt? ain't been around lately... he a funny bunny.

zhao
14-09-2005, 06:44 PM
“If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings... It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence...” (“The Call of Cthulhu”)

There are some who are of the opinion that Lovecraft borrowed the name “Cthulhu” from Sumerian mythology. This is a hoax perpetrated by the “Simon” hoax edition of the Necronomicon which combines elements of Sumerian mythology and the Lovecraft myths. The name “Cthulhu” was purely an invention of Lovecraft’s. His sketch of Cthulhu may be seen at Robert Arellano’s “The Lovecraft Web”.

zhao
14-09-2005, 06:52 PM
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040524fa_fact1

Yoghurt Sothoth
14-09-2005, 07:42 PM
yeah what happened to that Yoghurt? ain't been around lately... he a funny bunny.

Verily, I have been constructing a Cathedral of Grogans amid the inner folds of the Rectosphere that is now Old New Orleans. I wish ye mere mortals could lay thine eyes upon it's mesenteric, pus-glittered halls, bejewelled with embers of swill, and so on. 'T was a formidable task, even for an Old One such as I, one who marshals a limitless horde of mire-born encrustlings, feverish with turdic energies. The very same has occupied most of what thou know as 'summer', though that is a mere blink of one of my countless, sightless eyes.

A thousand stains and smirches be upon you all, loyal mortalry.

sufi
14-09-2005, 10:58 PM
oops :rolleyes:

zhao
15-09-2005, 12:55 AM
A thousand stains and smirches be upon you all, loyal mortalry.

that is all very nice and dandy... but great Mr. Sothoth, the funniest bunniest of all them all, do you have anything to say regarding Cthulhu the Great Collosal Squid God???

(I bet Yoghurt is one of the other regulars here under a different alias... matt? hmmm...)

Melchior
15-09-2005, 02:10 AM
(I bet Yoghurt is one of the other regulars here under a different alias... matt? hmmm...)

Time to check the IP logs.

I think that Yoghurt is actually a Deep One from Innsmouth.

zhao
15-09-2005, 02:53 AM
I think that Yoghurt is actually a Deep One from Innsmouth.

or Martin.

martin
15-09-2005, 06:45 AM
Not me, squire, but he's ace

Woebot
15-09-2005, 08:08 AM
that is all very nice and dandy... but great Mr. Sothoth, the funniest bunniest of all them all, do you have anything to say regarding Cthulhu the Great Collosal Squid God???

(I bet Yoghurt is one of the other regulars here under a different alias... matt? hmmm...)

i know who the yog is. i discovered the grisly fact from matching his IP address. but it aint me!

agatha christie style i can reveal that the yog is lurking among us on this very thread!

Melchior
15-09-2005, 08:14 AM
agatha christie style i can reveal that the yog is lurking among us on this very thread!

Presumably you mean in his original poster guise, rather than his Black Dairy Product With A Thousand Sons guise?

magic pendulum
15-09-2005, 09:24 AM
did you know Lovecraft had an intense loathing for seafood?

rewch
15-09-2005, 09:29 AM
i know who the yog is. i discovered the grisly fact from matching his IP address. but it aint me!

agatha christie style i can reveal that the yog is lurking among us on this very thread!

who is it? oh... go on... tell us... or is it going to be un-agatha christie-style/more like real life & we'll never know?

zhao
15-09-2005, 03:03 PM
ah ha. I knew it. my hunter instincts told me that something was amiss when the elusive Yog turned up with such swiftness... AS IF HE WERE HERE ALL ALONG. and it didn't take a master of deductive reasoning (not that I'm not one) to conclude that he is indeed the misleading alternate guise of someone else whom we all (think we) know and trust.

:confused:

it's not martin... not matt... pretty sure it's not Mr. Eden (hope I'm not making a deadly mistake here. but my spider sense tells me Eden is OK). it would be too perfect if it was Melchior... hmmm...

thus far I can see 3 posibilities: Yog -

A. consults a middle english dictionary each time before he posts
B. is some sort of dodgy scholar of history
C. is a Dungeons and Dragons roll playing freak
(like this guy: http://www.viceland.com/issues/v12n6/htdocs/the_dark_001.php )

does anyone you guys know fit any of these descriptions?

michael
15-09-2005, 09:41 PM
Role players with an interest in history?? Seems unlikely. ;) Happy to leave the mystery alone, I reckon.

I've found a great fact sheet (http://www.tonmo.com/science/public/giantsquidfacts.php) on the giant and colossal squids. In there the giant squid does have the huge luminescent eyes, whereas the colossal squid (the one in that BBC article) does not. See fig. 8 for an example.

Don't forget to look at fig. 4 for the BARBED TENTACLE CLUBS OF THE COLOSSAL SQUID!!

Melchior
16-09-2005, 03:22 AM
A. consults a middle english dictionary each time before he posts
B. is some sort of dodgy scholar of history
C. is a Dungeons and Dragons roll playing freak

Holy shit. It's not actually me, as my sense of humour doesn't run that way but I've just finished my MA in history and ... I am a current roleplayer.

There, it's out and I've said it.

I've never done an alt on a board, but maybe I should start? :rolleyes:

rewch
16-09-2005, 03:24 PM
found i squid text whatever you call it ;-=

found 1 smiley

& in a fit of boredom/inspiration made one:

john eden
16-09-2005, 03:48 PM
I love you, Rewch - may you find your reward in colossal squid heaven!

mms
16-09-2005, 03:55 PM
i reckn its luka

rewch
16-09-2005, 03:59 PM
I love you, Rewch - may you find your reward in colossal squid heaven!

why thank you... certainly looking foward to the great cephalopod hunting grounds in the sky... (suppose that should be sea)... don't know how to get the powers that be to ?include? it

john eden
17-09-2005, 06:02 PM
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Yoghurt Sothoth
19-09-2005, 11:59 AM
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sufi
19-09-2005, 11:18 PM
http://brikistan.org/2004090511.jpg
pya! (http://pya.cc/pyaimg/pimg.php?imgid=18229)

craner
25-09-2005, 11:18 PM
But, the thing is, do GIANT squids really exist?

Because, all the pictures I've seen of "giant squids" (the ones that crushed galleons) have not exactly lived up to the myth.

Maybe I've been spoilt by the Kraken and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

http://dox.media2.org/barista/archives/kraken-2.jpg

michael
25-09-2005, 11:59 PM
Towards the bottom of this letters page (http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,,1575636,00.html) the Guardian concede they were misinformed about the photo which started this whole thread.

It's from a book which talks about giant squids, but the photo is of a model.

rewch
27-09-2005, 09:55 AM
thought it looked a bit too pink

bizarre piece here on squid sex (http://www.cdnn.info/news/eco/e050925.html)

dear oh dear... or should that be eek!

tryptych
27-09-2005, 10:30 AM
I've only just looked at this thread, but my first thought was "that squid is so made out of paper -machiete"

I read recently in New Scientist that giant squid are thought to be cannibalistic - they found the undigestible beaks of other squid in another squid's stomach.

jbs
28-09-2005, 02:31 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/news/science/giant-squid-caught-on-camera/2005/09/28/1127804509424.html

infinite thought
28-09-2005, 10:46 AM
same story here and all: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,3605,1579778,00.html

craner
28-09-2005, 11:30 AM
What's so colossal about that.

I'm not impressed by these "giant" squids.

craner
28-09-2005, 11:33 AM
I mean, am I asking too much?

Paul Hotflush
28-09-2005, 11:45 AM
It's 26 feet long for fucks sake!

craner
28-09-2005, 11:49 AM
Giant squids crush galleons and submarines. That's what they're suppossed to do!

rewch
28-09-2005, 12:21 PM
really... in the same way that america is meant to be the land of the free?

craner
28-09-2005, 02:03 PM
what do you mean "meant to be"?

john eden
28-09-2005, 02:22 PM
I mean, am I asking too much?

Ask not what the squid can do for you, but what you can do for the squid, puny mortal!

infinite thought
28-09-2005, 05:30 PM
Ken Livingstone is a giant squid, according to the crap graphics of tonight's BBC news

sufi
29-09-2005, 09:47 AM
http://brikistan.org/ika.gif live architeuthis action - full report HERE (http://www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk/proc_bio_content/pdf/RSPB20053158.pdf)

rewch
03-10-2005, 02:27 PM
what do you mean "meant to be"?

i meant suppossed to be... but i was being childish & apologise...

Omaar
01-03-2006, 10:08 AM
One of the biggest and most complete giant squids ever found is on display at London's Natural History Museum.

Measuring a monstrous 8.62m (28ft), the animal was caught off the coast of the Falkland Islands by a trawler....

Squid Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4756514.stm)

Woebot
14-02-2007, 08:08 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6357005.stm

tht
22-02-2007, 02:11 PM
they're coming up from beneath! (http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329724189-117780,00.html)

Mr. Tea
22-02-2007, 02:31 PM
This also came up today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6380789.stm
It's like it's Sci-Fi Day on BBC News!

I'm off to bag me a few headcrabs...
*wields crowbar*

DigitalDjigit
22-02-2007, 09:00 PM
Damn it, late again. Anyway, here's a link with pictures:
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/02/colossal_squid.php

rewch
29-04-2008, 09:53 PM
big squid found antarctica (http://news.aol.com/story/_a/scientists-thawing-corpse-of-huge-squid/20080429063709990001)

also gargantism (?) in general with delightful images of improbably large specimens of many species, especially:

German Giants: Breeder Karl Szmolinsky, here in January 2007, breeds rabbits like this one weighing more than 20 pounds at his farm in Eberswalde, Germany.

michael
30-04-2008, 12:27 AM
Oh right, that colossal squid dissection is what I was just mentioning in the fush (http://dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=527&page=8) thread. I'd forgotten about this thread!

zhao
30-04-2008, 05:19 AM
Oh right, I'd forgotten about this thread!

the old ones doth not look kindly upon the forgetting of the colossal squid thread.

Grafta
13-10-2008, 02:36 AM
Mm, we have some of these round here it seems:
http://www.fish.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/836B96BF-12FE-417D-AB49-4B46B2DB8729/0/ColossalSquid.jpg
http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Press/Press+Releases+2007/February+2007/Amazing+specimen+of+worlds+largest+squid+in+NZ

john eden
17-07-2009, 03:58 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/17/giant-squid-attack-san-diego-divers

giant-squid-attack-san-diego-divers

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STN
13-05-2010, 10:06 AM
I'm not googling this, but I saw in the Metro today that a bloke's been jailed for having a picture of a man interfering with a dead squid, though he admits it may have been an octupus.

Anyway, he will be in trouble when the stars align, that is for sure.

baboon2004
13-05-2010, 02:48 PM
I'm not googling this

I am (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-world/2010/05/13/sick-dead-squid-sex-pictures-found-on-man-s-computer-115875-22254776/)

Mr. Tea
13-05-2010, 02:57 PM
A squid interefering with a dead man would be looooaads better.

baboon2004
13-05-2010, 03:04 PM
I have DVDs you might be interested in.

swears
13-05-2010, 10:44 PM
Anyone ever see that Channel 4 doc about zoophiles? It's probs my second fave after that fat lecturer who filmed himself stalking Pete Doherty.

baboon2004
13-05-2010, 11:16 PM
That film sounds amazing. Is it on youtube (about to check)?

Edit:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHfH3YVBvzA Genius.

grizzleb
14-05-2010, 12:40 AM
I liked the Channel 5 documentary about cunts who were into cars. 'Crash' styles. But less dark and more hilarious.

john eden
14-10-2010, 08:31 PM
Giant squid program on Channel 4 now !!!!

Mr. Tea
27-10-2010, 09:38 AM
Edit: bollocks, never mind.

Dr Awesome
27-10-2010, 11:02 AM
A colossal squid has been caught in Antarctic waters, the first example of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni retrieved virtually intact from the surface of the ocean. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2910849.stm) :D

Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 April 2003, 15:13 GMT 16:13 UK

STN
12-10-2011, 10:50 AM
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=kraken-versus-ichthyosaur

crofton
12-10-2011, 01:16 PM
^ blimey.

"a very odd configuration of bones" indeed.

STN
12-10-2011, 01:48 PM
I've never heard of this group of bones before, but surely it forms the basis of a temple to Cthulhu?

Mr. Tea
12-10-2011, 01:51 PM
The idea of some gargantuan prehistoric cephalopod arranging disc-shaped vertebrae to make a 'self-portrait' of its tentacle suckers is just way, way too cool for words.

nomos
12-10-2011, 06:03 PM
I've never heard of this group of bones before, but surely it forms the basis of a temple to Cthulhu?

surely related to this...

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/03/133441327/deep-below-antarctic-ice-lake-may-soon-see-light


Russian scientists are on the verge of punching a hole into a vast Antarctic lake that's buried under more than two miles of ice.

If the Russians break through, they may tap into and disturb a primitive and pristine ecosystem that has been untouched for millions of years.

:eek:

Dr Awesome
18-10-2011, 03:14 AM
Evidence of Chuck Norris's childhood paddling pool.

rewch
27-11-2011, 04:05 PM
Octo blog (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/)

mistersloane
02-12-2011, 04:45 PM
In the museum in Wellington, just before you cross over on the ferry to the south island, they've got this museum that shows you all of the ferries that have sunk during the crossing, which didn't bother me. Then they tell you that they've got giant squid in the channel. That did bother me.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f119/mistersloane/DSC_2425.jpg

Slothrop
03-12-2011, 01:34 AM
Imagine the deep fried calamari though. You could hula hoop with the bastards...

slowtrain
04-12-2011, 03:42 AM
Wow holy shit, I think me and some friends are going to Island Bay next week, I will keep my eyes peeled for any giant squids.

(Although I'm pretty sure they aren't this far north)

Mr. Tea
05-12-2011, 10:28 AM
In the museum in Wellington, just before you cross over on the ferry to the south island, they've got this museum that shows you all of the ferries that have sunk during the crossing, which didn't bother me. Then they tell you that they've got giant squid in the channel. That did bother me.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f119/mistersloane/DSC_2425.jpg

Jim, this photo has totally made my day, I don't think I've ever seen such concentrated glee in one mug. :)

So you had a good trip then?

mistersloane
05-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Jim, this photo has totally made my day, I don't think I've ever seen such concentrated glee in one mug. :)

So you had a good trip then?

Lol thanks. I was scared! Yeah it was nice, just on the road for two months, moving every day. I could have kept going. Forever.

You should come to Poltroon

http://www.facebook.com/groups/150083705022885/

in January and do a reading, I think you'd like it.

Sectionfive
25-08-2012, 10:15 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-OVrI9x8Zs


The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the caudal fin of the squid. We used a suction electrode to stimulate the fin nerve. Chromatophores are pigmeted cells that come in 3 colors: Brown, Red, and Yellow. Each chromatophore is lined with up to 16 muscles that contract to reveal their color.


http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/08/this-is-what-happens-when-a-squid-listens-to-cypress-hill/

mistersloane
29-08-2012, 09:29 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-OVrI9x8Zs



http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/08/this-is-what-happens-when-a-squid-listens-to-cypress-hill/

This is totally amazing, thank you, and thank squid.

sufi
24-10-2012, 04:29 PM
http://c323254.r54.cf1.rackcdn.com/1350767772.jpg
Ask not what you can do for the vampire squid from hell; ask what the vampire squid from hell can do for you
http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?type=&id=1026

nomos
25-10-2012, 12:24 AM
yes :cool: just ordered this. thanks sufi.

craner
25-10-2012, 10:29 AM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/59102000/gif/_59102891_colossal_squid_464.gif

mistersloane
29-11-2012, 10:12 PM
PROTRUDING FUCKING JAWS, SQUID BITCHES


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eh_HUIJkRzU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

you
01-12-2012, 10:37 PM
http://c323254.r54.cf1.rackcdn.com/1350767772.jpg
Ask not what you can do for the vampire squid from hell; ask what the vampire squid from hell can do for you
http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?type=&id=1026

I ordered this - 30 pages in and not really rating it tbh

I think the translation is a bit naff

viktorvaughn
09-01-2013, 08:57 AM
A Japanese film crew and a team of scientists have captured the first footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat. Pictures of the 10ft-long sea creature were shot at nearly 2,000ft below the Pacific, 620 miles south of Japan. Scientists spent 400 hours tracking the squid in a submarine before they recorded the images

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jan/08/giant-squid-filmed-natural-habitat-first-time-video

zhao
15-01-2013, 04:57 AM
http://boingboing.net/2013/01/14/dread-cthulhu-leads-his-cult-t.html#more-205801

sufi
15-01-2014, 03:52 PM
at last:
http://www.lightlybraisedturnip.com/storage/science/giant.radioactive.fukushima.squid.3.jpg?__SQUARESP ACE_CACHEVERSION=1388988107064
Giant Squid Discovered On California Coast And Scientists Suspect Radioactive Gigantism (http://www.lightlybraisedturnip.com/giant-squid-in-california/)

Mr. Tea
15-01-2014, 04:52 PM
I had no idea radioactivity could Photoshop real living organisms! :eek:

sufi
17-12-2017, 08:13 PM
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a robot narrates squid love