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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Doesn’t that put you in a romantic mood?

Comments

  1. #1 October Mermaid
    February 14, 2008

    That reminds me, though everyone’s probably already seen this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1q8UhcIu40

    Adorable.

  2. #2 Reed Braden
    February 14, 2008

    Well, I’m turned on!

  3. #3 joe.byer
    February 14, 2008

    I sent it to my favourite CUDDLE-fish.

    (sorry, couldn’t resist)

    seriously, I posted it her Facebook. we’re total nature show nerds.

  4. #4 Cuttlefish, OM
    February 14, 2008

    http://digitalcuttlefish.blogspot.com/2008/02/evolutionary-biology-valentines-day.html

    an evolutionary biology Valentine’s Day poem.

    excerpt:

    In sociobiology,
    Why I love you and you love me–
    Which anyone can plainly see–
    Is mostly in our genes.
    No, not the ones you buy in stores,
    But what a scientist explores–
    I like the way you look in yours,
    And you know what that means.

  5. #5 Gareth
    February 14, 2008

    That gave me a lovely, warm feeling in my tentacles…

  6. #6 Evan
    February 14, 2008

    Reminds me, have you seen the tentacle implants? Creepy and cool at the same time, and I thought of you immediately.

  7. #7 Bob
    February 14, 2008

    That’s just SO hot…

  8. #8 Brian
    February 14, 2008

    A little too late for a valentine’s gift, but here’s some hot cephalopod bling for your next special occasion:

    http://xylocopa.com/content/octopus-pendant-0
    http://xylocopa.com/content/squid-earrings

    Or perhaps Mrs. PZ is threatened by your “passion” for these creatures(?)… in which case you should buy a little something for yourself.

  9. #9 danley
    February 14, 2008

    Rhabdomerically sweet!

  10. #10 rich (richmanwisco)
    February 14, 2008

    Aww…such cute little googly eyes. They make them look almost….human.

  11. #11 Diego
    February 14, 2008

    I love the bioluminescent ink of the vampire squid!

  12. #12 Jason
    February 14, 2008

    I’ve been lurking this blog for awhile, but I have to ask: Whats the deal with cephalopods? I think there is an inside joke I’m missing.

  13. #13 Rey Fox
    February 14, 2008

    Jason: You’re missing nothing.

  14. #14 Dave Godfrey
    February 14, 2008

    Jason: Cephalopods are awesome. Isn’t that enough?

    Nice picture, the Grimpoteuthis is very cute
    (The Taningia danae is all wrong though, the fins are far too small, and adults lack tentacles.)

  15. #15 Denis Loubet
    February 14, 2008

    Dammit! Those tentacle implants should be a double row of alternating suckers with decreasing radius approaching the wrist on the INSIDE of the forearm. Don’t these guys even LOOK at a chephalopod before they stick shit under their skin?

  16. #16 Dave Godfrey
    February 14, 2008

    They’re quite clearly emulating the Zygons. Not cephalopods.

  17. #17 JRQ
    February 14, 2008

    If that makes you hot, check this out:

    http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/the-ultimate-valentine-card-full-frontal-gorilla-love/

    Wasn’t that wanker Simmons saying something about front-to-front copulation being unique to humans?

  18. #18 JRQ
    February 14, 2008

    Ah, my bad — Looking back I see he said it was “relatively rare”, and proceeded to name a whole bunch of other animals that do it.

  19. #19 Ktesibios
    February 14, 2008

    OT, but…

    PZ seems to have gotten a shout-out in a Webcomic today. Check out the bottom left panel in today’s Muertitos.

    The artist even spelled it right- “PZ Myers’ 12 months of hot squid”.

  20. #20 VWXYNot?
    February 14, 2008

    I’ll see your cephalopods and raise you .

  21. #21 VWXYNot?
    February 14, 2008

    Oops, that was supposed to read “and raise you a baboon’s arse“.

  22. #22 tikistitch
    February 14, 2008

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to PZ and all his tentacly buddies!!!!

  23. #23 Vagrant
    February 14, 2008

    Valentines?

    Meh.

    Have a cactus.

  24. #24 Noadi
    February 14, 2008

    I’ve been showing my cephalopod love for quite some time. Since it’s far too late for anyone to get these for Valentine’s Day now so I hope the shameless plug is okay: http://noadi.cywh.com/image/Misc_Art/cephalopod_pins.html

  25. #25 Bill Klee
    February 14, 2008

    My wife hangs old valentine’s day cards around the house – the one in the bathroom has two cats in jammies, and the question, “What’s the best thing in life?” on the front.

    Every time I see it, I think, “To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of their women.”

    I must not quite be in the v-day spirt.

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