Friday Cephalopod: The vampire winks

Vampyroteuthis gazes at you with its terrible ancient eye…


Close it, please, for the love of heaven, close it!

Vampyrotheuthis infernalis

JEBUS! It’s got a sphincter for an eye! OPEN IT AGAIN! OPEN IT AGAIN!

Figure from The Deep(amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Claire Nouvian.


  1. #1 Torbj÷rn Larsson, OM
    August 31, 2007

    Are you flirtin’ with me? You flirtin’ with me? You flirtin’ with me? Then who the hell else are you flirtin’ with?

  2. #2 Brownian
    August 31, 2007

    Vampyroteuthis nothing. That there is a Third Stage Guild Navigator.

    He who controls the spice controls the universe!

  3. #3 Brownian
    August 31, 2007

    Pfft. “Books”. What are you, Amish? No one reads books anymore.

    You’re probably still eatin’ “food” and breathin’ “air” too, PZ.

    Uh, like, welcome to the 21st century, people.

  4. #4 Booger
    August 31, 2007

    Damn. Someone beat me to the obligatory ‘Dune’ reference. Nice job, Brownian.

  5. #5 Nicole
    February 5, 2008

    I love my Elder God overlords!

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