Friday Cephalopod: Clenched tentacle salute

Cephalopod solidarity!


(via Andre Seale)


  1. #1 Nerd of Redhead, OM
    February 27, 2009

    Reminds me of the radicals during my undergraduate days. Power to the cephalopods.

  2. #2 BobbyEarle
    February 27, 2009

    Could it be the infamous Cephalopod Terrorist Bump?

  3. #3 Benjamin Geiger
    February 27, 2009

    Grumpy old grampa cephalopod says to get the hell off his lawn…

  4. #4 Keenacat
    February 27, 2009

    I’m pretty sure he is threatening the cephalopod girl in Santa Monica who messed up the World-Takeover-Schedule.

  5. #5 puseaus
    February 27, 2009

    Where did you get that photo of my sister ????

  6. #6 Jim A
    February 27, 2009

    Looks kind of like Thrakazog from The Tick.

  7. #7 c-law
    February 27, 2009

    The Tick?

    I am MIGHTY! I have a glow you cannot see. I have a heart as big as the moon, as warm as bathwater. We’re superheroes, man! We don’t have time to be charming! The boots of evil were made for walking. We’re watching the big picture, friend. We know the score. We are a public service, not glamour boys! Not captains of industry! Not makers of… things! Keep your vulgar monies. We are a justice sandwich, no toppings necessary! Living rooms of America, do you catch my drift? Do… you… dig?

  8. #8 Ramases
    February 27, 2009

    What’s that it’s got in its hand?

    Looks threatening to me!

    I am surprised so many of our leaders are not taking this threat seriously.

    What moves has the UN made to address this?

  9. #9 Kate
    February 27, 2009

    Well, Ramases, the UN has decided that the cephalopod can only say nice things about religion.

  10. #10 Jeff Eyges
    February 27, 2009

    PZ, I think that cephalopod is giving you the tentacle!

  11. #11 Cuttlefish, OM
    February 27, 2009

    Right on, right on, right on…

  12. #12 Markus Saers
    February 27, 2009

    I recognize him! He stared in the classic adventure game “Day of the Tentacle”!

  13. #13 KI
    February 27, 2009

    Looks like Stephen Colbert yelling “Gore!”

  14. #15 Sigmund
    February 27, 2009

    Squid Heil!
    So Ben Stein was right about evolution after all!

  15. #16 william e emba
    February 27, 2009

    Come on you people. Otto is just putting on a puppet show! “Does Bunny Wabbit wanna play? Play, Wabbit, play!”

  16. #17 J.D. Hutton
    February 27, 2009

    Liberdad o muerte venceremos! Viva la revolution!

  17. #18 KaylinQ
    February 27, 2009

    I don’t know. I just don’t know.
    Kinda looks like…
    Cephalopod pretending to be an elephant to me.
    You know how those cephalopods are.

  18. #19 Funnyguts
    February 27, 2009

    I feel…

    I feel…


  19. #20 Glen Davidson
    February 27, 2009

    That rainbow smile sort of takes the strength out of its salute. Can’t look very tough with a clown’s grin.

    Glen D

  20. #21 Muffin
    February 27, 2009

    Rosie the Riveter’s got nothing on him!

  21. #22 Faithful Reader
    February 27, 2009

    Isn’t the “smile” his/her eye?

  22. #23 Kate
    February 27, 2009


    Yep. That’s an eye. You can tell by the “w” shaped pupil.

  23. #24 Sven DiMilo
    February 27, 2009

    What do we want?
    When do we want ’em?
    Pretty much all the time!

    The Mollusks! United! Will never be defeated!


  24. #25 Budbear
    February 27, 2009

    It looks like a cephalopod version of flipping us the bird. Or would that be flipping the exocoetida?

  25. #26 SAWilhelm
    February 27, 2009

    Shake harder, boy!

  26. #27 SquidBrandon
    February 27, 2009

    Jim A #6:

    Looks kind of like Thrakazog from The Tick.


  27. #28 Zorpheous
    February 27, 2009

    PZ, you have coolest collection of Cephalopods. I am heading out to British Columbia this summer to hunt (aka photograph) the Giant Pacific Octopus. If I get lucky I’ll send you a copy of the pictures for you and other to enjoy.

  28. #29 JM Inc.
    February 27, 2009

    Rise up, all victims of oppression, for the tyrants fear your might!

  29. #30 Ben in Seattle
    February 27, 2009

    @#19: Awesome Day of the Tentacle reference! It took me a minute to recognize it, but the raised fist is uncannily similar to Purple Tentacle.

  30. #31 S. Fisher
    February 28, 2009

    I had cephalopod in my seafood salad tonight.

  31. #32 hery
    January 25, 2010

    I have a heart as big as the moon, as warm as bathwater

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