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The fashion police can be so cruel…

My heart skipped a beat, I pressed a knuckle to my mouth, my eyelashes fluttered wildly as I tried to hold back my tears as I read this cutting review:

Mr Geoffrey Deene of Fashion Wire Daily,  I still think you’d look sodding STUPID if you wore this anywhere:

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NOOOOOOoooooooOOOOoooo!!! But I already ordered it for my Spring wardrobe! Whatever shall I dooooooo?

Comments

  1. #1 daveau
    April 30, 2009

    Don’t listen to him; it’s perfect for you, PZ.

  2. #2 SaraJ
    April 30, 2009

    I think it would look sexy on you, PZ. Especially if you also do the make-up and wear the little skirt.

  3. #3 Rick R
    April 30, 2009

    Didn’t I see that exact outfit on Project Runway 2? I think Santino made it.

  4. #4 Beelzebub
    April 30, 2009

    I, for one, welcome our crochet cephalopod overlords!!

  5. #5 Kim
    April 30, 2009

    Post it here, so we hall have a good laugh seeing you in this garb….. ;-)

  6. #6 Bjrn stman
    April 30, 2009

    Wear it with pride, PZ. It’s very much just you. We all await a picture posted.

  7. #7 'Tis Himself
    April 30, 2009

    PZ, do you still have the legs to wear a short skirt like that?

  8. #8 Eamon Knight
    April 30, 2009

    I think it would look sexy on you, PZ. Especially if you also do the make-up and wear the little skirt.

    Oh gods. I would pay good money not to see that.

  9. #9 AmyD
    April 30, 2009

    The readers are so harsh on that blog. They didn’t like the hysterically adorable tampon covers. http://whatnottocrochet.wordpress.com/2008/01/12/tampon-cozies/

  10. #10 skyotter
    April 30, 2009

    okay, i’ll fess up to ordering a “I [squid] NY” shirt, but i draw the line at knitwear

    … unless it were a Star Trek XI uniform. that’d be totally worth it

  11. #11 LtStorm
    April 30, 2009

    Well, I’m not a fan of the *pictured* hat/bonnet, but I do like the concept. I think it’d look better if it was a more anatomically correct squid–with two long tentacles as the drawstrings for the hat, and the rest shorter and decorative.

  12. #12 Naked Bunny with a Whip
    April 30, 2009

    See, this is why I stopped bothering with clothes. You just can’t go wrong with a few vines.

  13. #13 SVN
    April 30, 2009

    When you wear that with a skirt, you should post it on your Facebook!

  14. #14 Glen Davidson
    April 30, 2009

    While a cephalopod is a fine looking animal, I don’t know that I’d like to be seen in one of them.

    Perched smartly on my shoulder, or cuddled in one arm, yes.

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/6mb592

  15. #15 SASnSA
    April 30, 2009

    Well, surely he was talking about the skirt. The hat’s obviously the top of fashion.

  16. #16 Alex
    April 30, 2009

    That hat, with this swine-flu face mask would make you the talk of the party.

  17. #17 Newfie
    April 30, 2009

    I have a unitard made of real Saskatchewan Squid Skin, but I only wear it on bowling night.

  18. #18 'Tis Himself
    April 30, 2009

    real Saskatchewan Squid Skin

    Don’t lie. Everyone knows that Saskatchewan is a figment of a diseased imagination.

  19. #19 tsig
    April 30, 2009

    Someone needs to get away from the pressures of life and relax and view the frozen waterfall… Jesus.

  20. #20 Newfie
    April 30, 2009

    Everyone knows that Saskatchewan is a figment of a diseased imagination.

    I did spend a drunken weekend in Saskatoon once, it wasn’t very memorable.

  21. #21 Jeff Bell
    April 30, 2009

    The hat looks a lot like the one that Dumb Donald from Fat Albert wears.

  22. #22 Noadi
    April 30, 2009

    You can find more attractive and masculine squid hats here: http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=squid+hat

  23. #23 Patricia, OM
    April 30, 2009

    I want to see PZ in that outfit doing the runway strut.

  24. #24 daveau
    April 30, 2009

    Saskatchewan: North Dakota’s North Dakota. (Or is that Manitoba?)

  25. #25 puseaus
    April 30, 2009

    And just now, as I am perfectly balanced and in order (after starting to watch Eric Hovinds video…) you present this irresistible gear. The devil again, I guess. Wonder what my passengers at the MIHQ will say when I show up in this.

  26. #26 Mena
    April 30, 2009

    Newfie @20:
    What wasn’t memorable, the night or Saskatoon?

  27. #27 'Tis Himself
    April 30, 2009

    So this Canadian decides to get away from it all. He gets on a plane and 24 hours later he’s in Alice Springs, Australia. He’s sitting in a pub when this Aussie comes up to him and asks “Where are you from, stranger?”

    “Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.”

    The Aussie goes back to his table and one of his mates asks “So, where’s the stranger from?”

    “I don’t know, he doesn’t speak English.”

  28. #28 Fred the Hun
    April 30, 2009

  29. #29 LRA
    April 30, 2009

    That hat is awesomeness!!!

  30. #30 Bride of Shrek OM
    April 30, 2009

    Is it just me or is that squiddies eyes looking in different directions. …Marty Feldman squid.

    At any rate go ahead and wear it PZ and be sure and act FABULOUS!

  31. #31 blf
    April 30, 2009

    Neither the squid nor the model it’s eating looks to be enjoying the experience.

  32. #32 Lee Picton
    April 30, 2009

    Hey! It just occurred to me than I haven’t seen the inimitable Cuttlefish lately. Anyone know why not?

  33. #33 Nerd of Redhead, OM
    April 30, 2009

    Lee, he is spending more time with the Cuttlefishlets. Check his blog.

  34. #34 PZ Myers
    April 30, 2009

    Oh gods. I would pay good money not to see that.

    Hmmm. We are trying to scrape up the money to get a new car. This opens up some interesting avenues of internet extortion.

  35. #35 Abra
    April 30, 2009

    Suddenly I know what to do with all this leftover yarn. What color should I use?

  36. #36 blf
    April 30, 2009

    What color should I use?

    Does it matter?
    I suppose some colour schemes might induce vomiting earlier. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing??

  37. #37 Newfie
    April 30, 2009

    What wasn’t memorable, the night or Saskatoon?

    I was being silly. I have friends from Saskatoon. I was there for a weekend sales conference back in the late 80s. 8 hour drive across the prairie was a bit boring for this bayman, but from what I remember, Saskatoon is a very pretty city, and actually has some hills, so you can see the city.

    “I don’t know, he doesn’t speak English.”

    ha! That one is going in the old jokebank.

  38. #38 Mariana Lynch
    April 30, 2009

    Oh man! That reminds me of the squid hat I made a while back O.o

    I just went and took some pics of it. Lalala:
    http://mynabyrd-wavefunctions.blogspot.com/2009/04/this-ones-for-pz.html

  39. #39 Kate
    April 30, 2009

    http://whatnottocrochet.wordpress.com/2007/09/27/squid-scarf/

    PZ, you MUST wear that hat with this scarf.

  40. #40 NewEnglandBob
    April 30, 2009

    I just showed this picture to my 2 year old granddaughter and she said “That’s funny!”

    I can’t believe that ANYONE takes fashion seriously.

  41. #41 gypsytag
    April 30, 2009

    you’re not fooling anyone PZ. its not for you, its for your trophy wife. I don’t even want to speculate on all those unchristian things you do behind closed doors….

  42. #42 Citizen Z
    April 30, 2009

    So that’s what female Oompa Loompas look like. Huh.

  43. #43 Epikt
    April 30, 2009

    Patricia, OM:

    I want to see PZ in that outfit doing the runway strut.

    …in four-inch heels. And maybe a feather boa.

  44. #44 Felix
    April 30, 2009

    we read a story in school many many years back in which the punchline for the renitent kids was ‘eat it or wear it’.

  45. #45 Xtine
    April 30, 2009

    Squid hat FTW.

    It’s fierce.™

  46. #46 skepsci
    May 1, 2009

    It looks like our Friday cephalopod came a day early this week…

  47. #47 Phorarhacos
    May 1, 2009

    Holy flashback… for a second there, I thought I was looking at a still from a Sid & Marty Krofft show!

    Tell me that model doesn’t look like an extra from Sigmund & the Sea Monster (or perhaps Witchiepoo’s lost daughter)…

  48. #48 Charlie Foxtrot
    May 1, 2009

    Interesting, the PZ < -> Antipodean connection continues. That little number was part of Australian Fashion Week.
    (I only know that ‘coz I stumbled across the photos on the local paper site here)
    (seriously)
    (ummm…gotta get back to watching the footy now… the ‘Pies are leading the ‘Roos by 42 in the 3rd quarter…)

  49. #49 embertine
    May 1, 2009

    Mr Deene is absolutely right, PZ.

    The candy pink detailing would totally drain your complexion. I suggest getting this in a combo of teal and baby blue; soooo much more you.

  50. #50 Bill
    May 1, 2009

    I don’t know… when you consider the octopus orgy, it starts to look strangely erotic.

  51. #51 AJ Milne
    May 1, 2009

    Hmm. Now you mention it, my parents claim to have been to Saskatchewan. But they’re the only people I’ve met in person who’ll actually admit to such a thing… And these are also the very same people who were so very economical with the truth when it came to that whole Santa Clause thing…

    Coincidence? I think not.

    (/Now Manitoba, I’m pretty sure that exists. This on its own, however, does not necessarily imply anyone should go there.)

  52. #52 Marc with a C
    May 1, 2009

    Well, now I know where to go to get my Zoidberg costume this Halloween.

  53. #53 eddie
    May 1, 2009

    That girl is one of The Cthulhettes (pron. Cool hat). It’s the latest grrl gang. This year’s suicide girls

  54. #54 Alan Kellogg
    May 2, 2009

    This is evidence for the existence of gynophobic homosexuality.