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Gelatinous red semi-immensity
July 5, 2007 2:06 PM   Subscribe

I think we all know what this "squoctopus" thing should be named. After vigintillions of years baby Cthulhu is loose again, and ravening for delight.
posted by BlackLeotardFront (25 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
“Cthulhu” is a good choice, but “Reginald” has a bit more pizazz.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:18 PM on July 5, 2007


Mmm. Did somebody say calamari? The closest would be.... AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Stan Chin at 2:21 PM on July 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


reginald sounds like that guy in the grey poupon ad ... "pardon me, do you have any grey poupon?"

now cthulhu is like a totally different thing ... "stop there, mortal ... i will now cut open your skull with my beak and suck your brains out with my tentacles and you can KEEP your stupid gray poupon"
posted by pyramid termite at 2:23 PM on July 5, 2007


Cthulhu Cthursday.
posted by homunculus at 2:24 PM on July 5, 2007


I nominate octosquiggy.
posted by ORthey at 2:25 PM on July 5, 2007


Dammit, now I've lost 1d10 SAN. This is why I don't read the articles.
posted by khaibit at 2:29 PM on July 5, 2007 [7 favorites]


Should I, for one, welcome our new gelatinous red semi-immensity overlords - or should I just let this opportunity pass me by?
posted by revmitcz at 2:29 PM on July 5, 2007


Hee hee
posted by lazaruslong at 2:30 PM on July 5, 2007


Given the instinctive reactions of many people here, I think "squicktopus" is a bit more accurate.
posted by adipocere at 2:34 PM on July 5, 2007


You know what would be awesome? SquidFilter. It would be my favoritest website/squid link aggregator ever.

The inevitable relationship questions on AskSquidFilter would be a little awkward though.
posted by lekvar at 2:38 PM on July 5, 2007


I guess this critter lacked the two capturing arms that proper squids have? I am always in favor of cephalopod posts.
posted by Iron Rat at 2:38 PM on July 5, 2007


"Dr. Johnson?"

"Yes?"

"Can you please bring me the tissue samples from The Watcher In The Dark That Must Not Be Named?"

"Right away, sir, just as soon as I complete the data on The Goatmother Beast With 10,000 Restless Young."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:45 PM on July 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Can you please bring me the tissue samples from The Watcher In The Dark That Must Not Be Named?"

Aghh! I find I'm terrified because this thread is like having to read The Atrocity Archives all over again!
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:18 PM on July 5, 2007


You know what would be awesome? SquidFilter. It would be my favoritest website/squid link aggregator ever.

Have faith, the internet will provide.
posted by TungstenChef at 3:41 PM on July 5, 2007 [3 favorites]


Make a squidoo lens on that thing and the universe will implode.
posted by misha at 3:52 PM on July 5, 2007


I like "Squoctopus", but more importantly, how does it taste?
posted by Extopalopaketle at 4:03 PM on July 5, 2007


Wait til they find out that thing weaves a web down there.
posted by jamjam at 4:03 PM on July 5, 2007


Holy shit.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 4:07 PM on July 5, 2007


Henna Gobbler
Squ8
Hell & Reddy
Cap'n Scarlet
Titian Lox
Ruby Doomsday
posted by rob511 at 5:53 PM on July 5, 2007


As I start thinking about tentacles the last thing I want to (mis)read is "vigintillion." I'm so creeped out.

But that picture of the octosquid is CUTE.
posted by artifarce at 6:19 PM on July 5, 2007


I hate that creature SO MUCH!
posted by funkbrain at 6:33 PM on July 5, 2007


It's adorable. I want one.
posted by infinitywaltz at 6:54 PM on July 5, 2007


Re: the post title. Are you sure we shouldn't all be over in this thread?
posted by kcds at 9:26 AM on July 6, 2007


Whatever it's called, I'm sure it's delicious.
posted by jonp72 at 6:04 PM on July 6, 2007


Wikipedia entry.
posted by christopherious at 8:18 PM on July 25, 2007


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