"... that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape"
October 10, 2009 6:18 PM   Subscribe

Vulgar Army: Octoprop to Octopop is "an informal study into the representation of the Octopus in propaganda and political cartoons, and influence on, or co-option of, popular culture."

Highlights include:

The nation-state as an octopus in cartography.

Standard oil in the 1800s represented as an octopus.
posted by ollyollyoxenfree (10 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
It will do until they take over for real.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:32 PM on October 10, 2009

Great find, thanks.
posted by Rumple at 6:46 PM on October 10, 2009

And of course, happy International Cephalopod Awareness Days!
posted by gingerbeer at 7:10 PM on October 10, 2009

Fascinating. Such singularity of purpose on the part of the blogger is impressive indeed. He's turned up so much on this obscure little subject!

The Yellow Peril entry is a must see.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:14 PM on October 10, 2009

Now I feel bad about my bank alt. :(
posted by furiousxgeorge at 7:28 PM on October 10, 2009

My first attempt at a Threadless T-Shirt was octopus themed. I drew him as a DJ, everyone told me it looked awesome, Threadless thought otherwise.
posted by hellojed at 8:03 PM on October 10, 2009

I approve of this post.
posted by octothorpe at 8:11 PM on October 10, 2009

But what about International Talk Like A Cephalopod Day?

[make it start]
posted by hattifattener at 10:45 PM on October 10, 2009

[this is good]
posted by Busithoth at 5:28 AM on October 11, 2009

I approve of this post.

posted by Octoparrot at 9:11 PM on October 11, 2009

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