I had a dream once

And it was just like this story of a man and a squid.


  1. #1 Michael Hawkins
    December 29, 2008

    The squid thing is just getting creepy now.

  2. #2 Max Fagin
    December 29, 2008

    Well, I’m glad that the Giant Squid mainly live in international waters. Because I’m pretty sure that man-cephalopods sex is still a crime in most countries.

  3. #3 Erik
    December 29, 2008

    Never thought I’d be introduced to a new (to me) Andrew Bird song on this blog. Anyway, he rules and that video rules.

  4. #4 clinteas
    December 29, 2008

    Now that was….interesting !

    Never heard of Andrew Bird before,but after seeing this will look into more of his stuff.Thanks for the link PZ !

    And now back to another nightshift on the Rick Warren thread….:-)

  5. #5 nemryn
    December 29, 2008

    At first, I thought this would be about The Majesty of Colors.

  6. #6 Ampatent
    December 29, 2008

    Heh, if you love the squid it will love you.

  7. #7 Mike
    December 29, 2008

    Heads up, don’t be a victim of identiy theft – Panda Internet Security 2009 is selling for $20 when it usually sells for $80. It will protect you from over 2 million viruses, spyware and rootkits and has a web filter for the kids. This deal is only good until December 31st

  8. #8 scatheist
    December 29, 2008

    I found it sexual.

  9. #9 clinteas
    December 29, 2008

    It will protect you from over 2 million viruses, spyware and rootkits

    Clearly spammer asshole is using Windoze.

  10. #10 clinteas
    December 29, 2008

    Here you go spammer,a free alternative to your crap for windoze victims,free of charge and with a better performance in pretty much all virus software tests:

  11. #11 Matt, Sexual Jihadist
    December 29, 2008

    Speaking of alternative sexual practices, it has been determined that (gasp!) abstinence pledges do not work. Good job with abstinence-only education, Christians. I suppose it must come as a surprise to the religiously compromised, but an empty promise and some hand waving wont change human nature.

  12. #12 Cath the Canberra Cook
    December 29, 2008

    Spammer Mike is, disgustingly, also present on the sad news thread about Greg Cahill. I hope this is done by bot, and that no human is that vile.

  13. #13 clinteas
    December 29, 2008


    Ive been watching this all night,and this is definetely a human spammer,carefully circumventing the blog’s “too many comments submitted in a short time” feature.

  14. #14 Cath the Canberra Cook
    December 29, 2008

    Damn. There are always new lows for people to sink to, aren’t there.

  15. #15 BlindRobin
    December 29, 2008

    Now that was trippy… especially the little man-squidlettes..

    Ignore spammers, human ones are like trolls, the are encouraged when real people notice them.

  16. #16 dingo
    December 29, 2008

    Truly P.Z., that was disturbing.

  17. #17 alex
    December 29, 2008

    It will protect you from over 2 million viruses, spyware and rootkits and has a web filter for the kids.

    will it protect you from SPAM!!!111?

  18. #18 Bob of QF
    December 29, 2008

    It will protect you from over 2 million viruses, spyware and rootkits and has a web filter for the kids. This deal is only good until December 31st

    I had the Panda brand once.


    It was worse than what it purported to cure…I literally had to re-install the OS to be rid of it, once it ran out…

    No thanks!

  19. #19 Burning Umbrella
    December 29, 2008

    The video left me all hot and bothered. Has anyone studied the effects of abstinence pledges on squids?

    *hopes tentacle waving doesn’t change cephalopod nature*

  20. #20 Confused
    December 29, 2008

    I had a dream once

    I had a horrible feeling it was going to be this

  21. #21 rickflick
    December 29, 2008

    Excellent video. Animation was so beautifully done. Subtle effects brought the characters to life. Thanks for the link.

  22. #22 george.w
    December 29, 2008

    It’s worse than that; Panda Antivirus founder apparently gives a portion of Panda profits to Scientology

  23. #23 Chad Beck
    December 29, 2008

    LOVE Andrew Bird! Fun to see him linked to Pharyngula.

  24. #24 Sonja
    December 29, 2008

    I love Andrew Bird too! He used to play with the Squirrel Nut Zippers. I heard that he will be playing at one of the Obama inaugural parties — The Big Shoulders Ball: Chicago Celebrates Change, January 19th.

  25. #25 recovering catholic
    December 29, 2008

    I know we’re supposed to ignore people like Mike, but for those of you who would like to tell his company exactly what you think of them (I sure did), here are all the email addresses from their contact page:,,,,,,web,

  26. #26 The Mad LOLScientist, FCD
    December 29, 2008

    The video was creepy……. but the music is AWSUM!

    “Streaming jukebox” with a few of his songs here.

  27. #27 Larry
    December 29, 2008

    Your dream must have felt weird, PZ, without the beard.

  28. #28 Tomecat
    December 31, 2008

    I’m with Chad & Sonja–Andrew Bird lover as well, and thrilled to see him featured on my fav site…

  29. #29 Clare
    January 1, 2009

    i had Robyn Hitchcock’s song “It’s a Mystic Trip” playing while watching this… worked out quite nicely.

  30. #30 Sili
    January 1, 2009

    Seconding the recommendation Avira Antivirus.

    For those of us who are sufficiently computerilliterate that we still use Window$.

    One good thing about the rising popularity of Macs: it can’t be long before they reach critical mass for virusification.

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