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Craft ideas for squidmas!

For those of you who just like your cephalopods natural, here’s a plush cuttlefish. It’s cute and cuddly, and I wouldn’t mind having one to snuggle up with.

On the other hand, if you like your cephalopods unnatural, you could carry out perverse and disturbing acts on ordinary stuffed animals, turning them into chthonic entities with alien properties.

They’re all fun, and all part of a happy squidmas celebration!

Comments

  1. #1 Waterdog
    November 26, 2007

    There’s a stuffed animal series, called the Giant Microbes. I have my own ebola. “1 000 000 times actual size.”

    http://www.giantmicrobes.com/

  2. #2 Nan
    November 26, 2007

    Waterdog, the Ebola is cute, but I think I prefer Syphillis.

  3. #3 MartinC
    November 26, 2007

    Just be careful that some fundies don’t find out about your stuffed animals.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7112929.stm

  4. #4 tceisele
    November 26, 2007

    I was going to suggest the scabies mite from Giant Microbes as being particularly cute, but they seem to have discontinued this one. The flea and bedbug are pretty good, though.

  5. #5 Laser Potato
    November 26, 2007

    TY (yeah, go ahead and hiss) has an adorable octopus plushie named Opie.
    http://www.ebaja.pl/images/opiebb.gif

  6. #6 Laser Potato
    November 26, 2007

    I just noticed the chickenpox one. Heh heh heh, I get it. Chicken.

  7. #7 danley
    November 26, 2007

    Before it became Squidmas, the Scandanavians were already celebrating this pagan holiday in the peninsula.

  8. #8 Sili
    November 26, 2007
  9. #9 Eric
    November 26, 2007

    Woohoo! My link made it on Pharyngula!

    The Morbid Tendencies site has a ton of other stuff too – I’ve given a couple of FrankenCritters to people as gifts before (like Rupert), but I’m definitely requesting a Cthonian for one of my friends this Christmas.

  10. #10 shiftlessbum
    November 26, 2007

    Hey Cuttlefish!

    Can we prevail upon you to pen a Squidmas carol? It would be nice to supplant the Xmas carol ear worms that infest my days until this benighted holiday is past with one celebrating cepholopods.

  11. #11 Cuttlefish
    November 26, 2007

    Ok, shiftlessbum, you shiftless bum, just for you.

    http://digitalcuttlefish.blogspot.com/2007/11/squidmas-carol.html

    The Chorus:

    You can’t “Fa-la-la” with a rad-u-la, my darling
    You can’t “Fa-la-la” with a rad-u-la, my dear.
    And that star so bright–
    It made you flip your lid?
    It’s the photophoric action of the firefly squid
    It’s the way we know that squidmastime is here!

    5 verses if you click the link….

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