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The winner of this month’s Molly award dominated the voting this time around — I guess the combination of cephalopod and poetry was irresistible. Everyone congratulate Cuttlefish, OM.

Comments

  1. #1 Dave Carlson
    October 23, 2007

    Totally deserving.

  2. #2 Owlmirror
    October 23, 2007

    [A feeble attempt, but nevertheless…]

    When you stare into the waters
    Beware what lurks beneath:
    A wingéd form with tentacles
    and wit with razor teeth

    With deadly rhyme and meter
    And calligraphic ink
    The acts of fools are savaged
    So pause, reflect, and think

    Must you wear those wetsuits?
    Do your words limp or sting?
    You may be greatly shamed
    When the Cuttlefish does sing

    Trade the noise for silence
    Maybe read a book
    Camouflage your foolishness
    And you might be off the hook

    Wisdom, as well as folly,
    The Cuttlefish will laud
    And we who honor wisdom
    Must, of course, applaud

    But fools are ever foolish
    As Cuttlefish does know
    There’s plenty of ink for you
    If foolishness you show

  3. #3 Kseniya, OM
    October 23, 2007

    I think this qualifies as “good ink”. Bravo!

  4. #4 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    October 23, 2007

    My platter runneth over.

  5. #5 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    October 23, 2007

    My platter runneth over.

  6. #6 Sastra
    October 23, 2007

    /cuttlefish
    is cuddled with

  7. #7 Zeno
    October 23, 2007

    Cheers!

  8. #8 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 23, 2007

    <voice=”Antonio Banderas”>
    <sing>

    Congratulations, oh Cuttlefish,
    And warmly welcome to the club,
    For you make it clear now to everyone here
    Whereinever in fact lies the rub.

    And all that in verse and in meter,
    And all that with reason and rhyme,
    What’s more, it’s such fun, tell us, how have we done
    Without that for such a long time?

    (I should think of just one more stanza,
    But my imagination is up,
    The tune, in full bloom, gives me lots of more room,
    Not your bottomless barrel’s my cup!)

    You have, as first, made it obvious
    What should be in everyone’s sight:
    “The film clearly shows that stupidity flows
    Just a little bit faster than,
    little bit faster than,
    little bit faster than light!”

    </sing>
    </voice>

    (…Now I just hope I’ve correctly remembered where all the parts of the tune go.)

  9. #9 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 23, 2007

    <voice=”Antonio Banderas”>
    <sing>

    Congratulations, oh Cuttlefish,
    And warmly welcome to the club,
    For you make it clear now to everyone here
    Whereinever in fact lies the rub.

    And all that in verse and in meter,
    And all that with reason and rhyme,
    What’s more, it’s such fun, tell us, how have we done
    Without that for such a long time?

    (I should think of just one more stanza,
    But my imagination is up,
    The tune, in full bloom, gives me lots of more room,
    Not your bottomless barrel’s my cup!)

    You have, as first, made it obvious
    What should be in everyone’s sight:
    “The film clearly shows that stupidity flows
    Just a little bit faster than,
    little bit faster than,
    little bit faster than light!”

    </sing>
    </voice>

    (…Now I just hope I’ve correctly remembered where all the parts of the tune go.)

  10. #10 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 23, 2007

    Oh, shit. I thought I had figured the <br> tag out. I had not. So, the narrowest empty lines should actually be the broadest ones.

  11. #11 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 23, 2007

    Oh, shit. I thought I had figured the <br> tag out. I had not. So, the narrowest empty lines should actually be the broadest ones.

  12. #12 Jason
    October 23, 2007

    At work, the giant squid we have on display is affectionately referred to as “Molly.” As in, Molly the Mollusc.

  13. #13 Brownian, OM
    October 23, 2007

    Finally, the anti-cephalopod sentiment that is so pervasive in this blog seems to be weakening.

    Congratulations to an intelligent and interesting invertebrate.

  14. #14 jeffox backtrollin'
    October 23, 2007

    WTG Cuttlefish!

  15. #15 John Phillips
    October 23, 2007

    Bravo Cuttlefish.

  16. #16 JohnnieCanuck, FCD
    October 24, 2007

    Admirable, cuttlefish.

    Just think, after that great breeding frenzy is over
    and all the eggs have been laid
    what’s left of you
    may yet end up in a parrot’s cage.

  17. #17 Bebopfaye
    October 24, 2007

    BIG congratulations, you shy little cephalapod!! Cuddly cuddly cuddly!! :D

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