Pharyngula

So pink…

People send me the strangest pictures. This one was very confusing: I couldn’t tell whether it was food, science, or porn. Anyway, it trips a few triggers.

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I should mention that in the flood of peculiar email, I do often get squid porn: attractive young ladies draped with various molluscs, and little or nothing else. I don’t mind — although it makes my mail attachments folder a weird, perverse place — but don’t be offended if those pictures never get posted here. There are limits!

Comments

  1. #1 Janine, She Wolf Of Pharyngula, OM
    December 29, 2009

    Squidheads, squidheads
    Roly poly squidheads
    Squidheads, squidheads
    Eat them up, yum

  2. #2 PaleGreenPants
    December 29, 2009

    They don’t play baseball.
    They don’t wear sweaters.
    They’re not good dancers.
    They don’t play drums.

  3. #3 Glen Davidson
    December 29, 2009

    Looks like you could just swallow them, if it weren’t for the tentacles.

    Suction cups would result in them hanging up halfway down your throat.

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/mxaa3p

  4. #4 Cuttlefish, OM
    December 29, 2009

    Little pink squidlings,
    All in a pile,
    Making me hungry,
    Making me smile.

    Little pink squidlings,
    All on a plate–
    Hurry and get some
    Before it’s too late!

  5. #5 black-wolf72
    December 29, 2009

    Why are there limits? Ray Comfort teaches us that without God, morals aren’t absolute, and therefore it doesn’t matter if we post or use porn.
    Anyway, porn is just biology, no? I want more biology on PZ’s page.

  6. #6 steppenraptor
    December 29, 2009

    “…attractive young ladies draped with various molluscs…”

    I think that’s the hottest thing I’ve ever heard of, ever. You know PZ, if you wanted to open a adults-only version of your blog, I’m sure many of us would pay to subscribe to that :)

  7. #7 blaisepascal
    December 29, 2009

    Is your unsolicited mollusc porn really mollusc porn or is it limited to cephalopod porn? Have you gotten pictures of attractive young women draped in snails, conchs, limpets, oysters, slugs or clams?

    Or has it always been octopodes, squides, cuttlefish, and nautiluses? Merely cephalopodes and not more general molluscs?

    I’m not saying I want to see a naked model draped in solenogasters, mind you.

  8. #8 Steve LaBonne
    December 29, 2009

    This one is porn all right- food porn. We’re gonna need lots of arrabiata sauce…

  9. #9 PZ Myers
    December 29, 2009

    There are limits because I don’t want to objectify and alienate half my readership on the basis of something as arbitrary as gender.

    I’ve received a few examples of naked men with strategically placed tentacles (or ‘tentacles’) — if I started posting those, I’d probably get a lot more, too. Would you find it bothersome if I started posting gay porn then?

    That kind of stuff is just too highly charged and would only generate the kind of controversy I find uninteresting.

  10. #10 PZ Myers
    December 29, 2009

    A while back, I got some amazing photos of a naked woman covered with giant African snails, and also slathered with snail trails. There have been several photos of women used as sushi trays, too. Nothing with clams, though; I guess the possibilities are too limited with those.

  11. #11 CunningLingus
    December 29, 2009

    Perhaps this FIREFOX add on could help .. HEH

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14582

  12. #13 recovering catholic
    December 29, 2009

    Oh, the octopodity! :(

  13. #14 vanharris
    December 29, 2009

    PZ, haven’t you inadvertently admitted that you know that all is not equal when it comes to sexuality?

    I don’t want to objectify and alienate half my readership on the basis of something as arbitrary as gender. I’ve received a few examples of naked men with strategically placed tentacles (or ‘tentacles’) — if I started posting those, I’d probably get a lot more, too. Would you find it bothersome if I started posting gay porn then?

    Why does this necessarily have to be gay porn ? And you claim that half your audience is female! I very much doubt that, sad to say.

    And my pink-loving daughter (referenced in the next thread) is as strident an anti-theist as me.

  14. #15 steppenraptor
    December 29, 2009

    “There are limits because I don’t want to objectify and alienate half my readership on the basis of something as arbitrary as gender.”

    I certainly wouldn’t want you to be sexist in your postings. I would welcome all mollusk-related nudity, regardless of an arbitrary boundary like gender.

    Also, why are pictures of naked men always referred to as gay porn? Us straight guys can take naked pictures of ourselves and send them to our favorite science bloggers too!

  15. #16 Butch Pansy
    December 29, 2009

    The funagelicals have said that all porn is gay porn.

  16. #17 Porco Dio
    December 29, 2009

    it’s porn.

    deff.

  17. #18 https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawncr0FDc8gdl7yJBz0SJ15D0etcTIOtL0s
    December 29, 2009

    I myself am aroused by this, into going for the sesame oil, soy sauce, maybe a little dash of black vinegar, scallions… mmmmm, tako poke.

    vanharris, it doesn’t have to be gay porn; it’s just that gay porn’s where you’re currently more likely to find nekkid men in commercial quantities.

    Even pink ones.

    As for “all is not equal when it comes to sexuality”?see above. This isn’t sexuality; it’s commerce.

    Ron Sullivan
    http://toad.faultline.org

  18. #19 Fred The Hun
    December 29, 2009

    Mollusc porn?

    How about a nice pink pussy?

    http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/9312/cat4bj.jpg

  19. #20 Acronym Jim
    December 29, 2009

    I couldn’t tell whether it was food, science, or porn.

    You forgot the “all of the above” option professor. It’s definitely all of the above.

  20. #21 David Marjanovi?
    December 29, 2009

    Nothing with clams, though; I guess the possibilities are too limited with those.

    Well, I suppose Botticelli did exhaust them all, but my imagination is very limited…

  21. #22 Rex
    December 29, 2009

    You have discovered the NEW holy trinity!!!!!!

    It is Food, Science AND Porn!

  22. #23 vanharris
    December 29, 2009

    https, @ 18, i was referring to PZ’s assumption that such porn was ‘gay’, rather than it possibly being porn for females. This latter possibility recognizes that the sexes are different in respect of interest in porn.

  23. #24 blf
    December 29, 2009

    There are limits!

    I can’t work out if this means that, to post the pictures, Pee Zed requires more visible naked ape or more (or at last ?better?-placed) molluscs.  ;-)

  24. #25 Janine, She Wolf Of Pharyngula, OM
    December 29, 2009

    And they called it mollusk love
    Oh i guess they’ll never know
    how a young heart really feels
    and just why i love her so
    and they called it mollusk love
    just because we’re in our teens

  25. #26 Uncle Glenny
    December 29, 2009

    There are limits because I don’t want to objectify and alienate half my readership on the basis of something as arbitrary as gender. I’ve received a few examples of naked men with strategically placed tentacles (or ‘tentacles’) — if I started posting those, I’d probably get a lot more, too. Would you find it bothersome if I started posting gay porn then?

    No.

    I’m so disappointed…

  26. #27 J Dubb
    December 29, 2009

    I thought it was a big pile of little baby dolls when I first glanced at it. I was probably primed by first reading about the Barbie-pink microscopes.

  27. #28 'Tis Himself, OM
    December 29, 2009

    I couldn’t tell whether it was food, science, or porn.

    In the fishing industry it’s called “bait.”

  28. #29 chuckgoecke
    December 29, 2009
  29. #30 Janet Holmes
    December 29, 2009

    Well of course this is the internet and we all know what the internet is for, PORN!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNARJPNz2CA

  30. #31 chuckgoecke
    December 29, 2009

    Q: What do they call in Fort Worth, what in Dallas is referred to as sushi?

    A: Bait

  31. #32 Unreliable Narrator
    December 29, 2009

    Squid? SQUID?

    No. Octapussy.

  32. #33 F
    December 29, 2009

    I’ve received a few examples of naked men with strategically placed tentacles (or ‘tentacles’)

    I think the hint for “gay porn” is somewhere in there.

    Not that I care one way or the other.

  33. #34 amphiox
    December 30, 2009

    Hmm. Mollusc porn.

    OK. Is there ANY category of object/subject/activity for which there is NOT any porn?

  34. #35 norumaru
    December 30, 2009

    Anyone else thought “show us your squids”?

  35. #36 CunningLingus
    December 30, 2009

    Chuck@29

    I’m pretty sure the Firefox add on (christian porn filter)is a joke,BUT, no way am I going to test the theory.

  36. #37 Andreas Johansson
    December 30, 2009

    OK. Is there ANY category of object/subject/activity for which there is NOT any porn?

    My standing challenge to those who claim there is porn of everything, no exceptions, (this thesis is known as “Rule 34″) is to find archaeocyath porn. I haven’t been shown any yet …

  37. #38 grendelkhan
    December 31, 2009

    I’ve hit upon a variety of pictures, ranging from cheesecakey to explicit to disturbingly explicit, depicting the sensual or sexual use of cephalopods or cephalopod-related organs, and I always have a fleeting urge to send them here. I suppose it was inevitable that other people had already done so.

  38. #39 grendelkhan
    December 31, 2009

    Andreas Johansson: There are certain boards to which you can bring such a request, and dedicated artists will fulfill them, in order to maintain the integrity of Rule 34.

  39. #40 Sili
    January 5, 2010

    Andreas Johansson: There are certain boards to which you can bring such a request, and dedicated artists will fulfill them, in order to maintain the integrity of Rule 34.

    You mean Blaghag?

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