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Octopi Wall Street
October 7, 2011 7:48 PM   Subscribe

Octopi Wall Street
posted by KokuRyu (33 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
We Do Not Sow
posted by R. Schlock at 7:53 PM on October 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


They missed this one.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:12 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hi Molly!
posted by The Whelk at 8:13 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Context
posted by The Whelk at 8:14 PM on October 7, 2011


Occupy Occupy Wall Street
posted by telstar at 8:25 PM on October 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Enough of a trope by Orwell's time to make it into 'Politics and the English Language': "The Fascist octopus has sung its swan song, the jackboot is thrown into the melting pot."
posted by Abiezer at 8:35 PM on October 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


A longstanding cartographic trope too!
posted by bendybendy at 9:14 PM on October 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Too bad octopuses are so damn cute and smart. Couldn't we find a more repulsive creature to represent the many arms of evil?
posted by kozad at 9:28 PM on October 7, 2011 [9 favorites]


slime molds
posted by The Whelk at 9:30 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Octopi Fortieth and Seventh
posted by dhartung at 10:07 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Equal taxation is squid pro quo!
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:15 PM on October 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


Respect Traditional Marriage!
posted by benzenedream at 10:16 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


I think Molly drew this for OWS.
posted by Sailormom at 11:32 PM on October 7, 2011


"this octopus is not in good mental health"
posted by chavenet at 12:15 AM on October 8, 2011


It should be "octopuses Wall Street". Octopi is wrong.
posted by Knigel at 12:16 AM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Octopuses, Wall Street, in the shade
posted by bleep at 12:54 AM on October 8, 2011


"Octopodes Wall Street" </excessive pedantry>
posted by hattifattener at 12:57 AM on October 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


I demand that Vampire Squid be used to represent Wall Street. Octopuses are awesome and do not deserve the negative reputation.
posted by Knigel at 1:03 AM on October 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


I demand that Vampire Squid yt be used to represent Wall Street.

I think Molly Crabapple has you covered.
posted by Sailormom at 2:01 AM on October 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Actually, I think Vampire Squid are also really awesome, and shouldn't have their reputations ruined.

Can't we just use Wall Street as the lowest base form?
posted by Knigel at 2:13 AM on October 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


First they came for the two legged creatures
and I didn't speak because I didn't have two legs.
Then they came for the four-legged creatures
and I didn't speak because I'm not actually a four-legged creature
Then they came for the eight-legged creatures
and I got pissed off worrying about what they would do to creatures with 16 legs.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:34 AM on October 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


As long as they leave the animals with two left feet alone, you'll be fine.
posted by Knigel at 2:57 AM on October 8, 2011


I think the Liquor Octopus has gotten a bad rap. He has always treated me with kindness and dignity, even while clinging to my outsized cranium.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:30 AM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I did not actually expect the sentence
There's a long American tradition of mixing economic populism with cephalopods.
to be backed up with a generous amount of examples, but I was pleasantly surprised.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:10 AM on October 8, 2011 [8 favorites]


Wall St.'s revenge is slow, insidious and coming to a bar near you.
posted by lalochezia at 5:31 AM on October 8, 2011


Octopi is wrong.
I wouldn't say it's wrong. It's about 25.13274123. Hard to say that's wrong.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:36 AM on October 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


No, it is wrong on a moral level.
Octopi is the one intrinsic evil--the only intrinsic evil.
posted by Knigel at 5:55 AM on October 8, 2011


Previous ly

Mefi's own amidoingitrite?
posted by Rat Spatula at 7:09 AM on October 8, 2011


But now, octopie--that is the greatest human Good.
posted by byanyothername at 8:13 AM on October 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


OccupyDallasdiabeetus
posted by homunculus at 9:22 AM on October 8, 2011


What about cockupy wall st?
posted by fuq at 11:10 AM on October 8, 2011


Oh, it's already full of dicks.
posted by nickmark at 12:23 PM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Occupy Occupy Wall Street

Obviously a false flag operation, that one guy's shirt is too small for his neck and as far as I can tell one of them know how to tie a Windsor knot.

Yo guys, go get measured before you buy another shirt.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:49 PM on October 8, 2011


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