Friday, September 30, 2005

Quote of the Day

From an interview with Ryan North, creator of daily dinosaur comics:

Seriously, cephalopods are from hell. Most people don't realize that an octopus totally has the fine motor skills to operate a gun or launch a nuclear missile. What can be done to safeguard our society from their unnatural powers of basic cognizance and extreme squishiness?

I fear there's not much left for us to do. We recently discovered that octopuses walk around disguising themselves as coral or snails, JUST FOR THE PRACTICE. They're up there with platypus for Freaky Animals: jet-powered, cannibalistic, intelligent, ambitious animals. I can see where the ancient mariners got their fears from.

There's an old Onion headline: "DOLPHINS EVOLVE OPPOSABLE THUMBS. 'Oh, Shit' Says Humanity". Replace "dolphins" with "squid" and "opposable thumbs" with "a sense of entitlement", and you'll know my fears.

I'm scared, too.


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